photoSentinel Success Stories: Case Studies & Testimonials

The client and myself have been thoroughly impressed by the quality and the service that the photoSentinel team have provided over the last 5 months. It’s been such an easy system to learn and use and the finished time lapse sequence is going to lift the production value of our project immensely.

Phil Dickson

Producer/Director, Strong Productions

Joel Schat shoots ice castles in Utah

Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, time-lapse photographer Joel Schat is no stranger to shooting in snowy conditions. But this winter, instead of shooting clouds and stars from white mountaintops, the photographer was asked to shoot a month-long time-lapse of the annual building of Utah’s well-known winter ice castle.

Click here to read Joel’s full account of working with photoSentinel to produce the long term time-lapse.

Air New Zealand Campaign in Queenstown, New Zealand

photoSentinel partnered with Syrp and Diaries Downunder to time-lapse the changing seasons in Queenstown, New Zealand. The project is part of Air New Zealand’s Winter in New Zealand campaign, with the first video, right, released on 4th June, 2014.

Click here to read more about the project and to see videos from both photoSentinels on the project, as well as a ‘Making Of’ clip.

LA Time-lapser Alex Hallajian

We recently lent LA time-lapser Alex Hallajian, of XLA Studios, a photoSentinel Pro to trial capturing shipping container activity at Port of Long Beach. Using a combination of short term and long term time-lapse techniques, Alex produced this amazing video. He also wrote a comprehensive post on his photoSentinel experience which you can read here.


Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

Raygun Photography recently documented the extension of the International Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay for Waterway Constructions.

Circular Quay is on the iconic Sydney Harbour and Raygun Photography were able to make sure their two photoSentinel Pros captured both the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

The rising and falling of the tide also give a different dynamic to this on-the-water construction time-lapse.


OwlBox captures construction of ice cross downhill track in Edmonton, Canada

We sent a photoSentinel Mini to our Canadian friends, OwlBox, to test its cold-weather capabilities. Using the Mini and two photoSentinel Pro systems, OwlBox captured this fantastic time-lapse of the building of the Red Bull Crashed Ice course in Edmonton (think motocross on ice skates!).

OwlBox co-founder, Michael Moller, says “for the full month, the Mini was mounted to a roof mount and had fairly optimal sun exposure. The weather ranged from -30C to about +10C. The front glass of the unit was treated with Rainex to help prevent frost buildup and worked excellently. Connectivity was never an issue and the photos uploaded perfectly. When the track build was completed I had 24 hours to assemble all the photos and deliver a video to Red Bull for broadcast in 4K. Here’s the end result.”

Orange Lane Studios

“This image, taken using the photoSentinel Pro, is from a 6 week capture of a lake and park being constructed as part of the next phase of the Blakes Crossing development in Adelaide’s North. The photoSentinel unit has withstood some seriously funky winter weather in recent weeks and has not missed a beat. The photoSentinel system has made the photography on this project very easy and straightforward.” Sam Roberts, Orange Lane Studios

Launch Film captures North America’s tallest flagpole

Standing at nearly 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty and flying a flag 120 foot wide, this ‘flagpole’ was erected using structural principles similar to wind turbines. ACUITY Insurance have declared their new landmark, at their headquarters in Sheboygan, WI, ‘the world’s tallest symbol of freedom’. Paul Miller at ACUITY, in partnership with Launch Film, set up a photoSentinel Pro to capture the construction and cut together this time-lapse video.

The ability to access the unit online at any time to view the images and voltage has given me peace of mind, and the after-sales support has always been prompt and extremely helpful.
Tongarra, Australia

Dee Kramer

Dee Kramer Photography

The photoSentinel works flawlessly and the staff have been incredibly responsive, knowledgeable and helpful in getting me set up. I highly recommend photoSentinel.
Plano, TX, USA

David Seay

David Seay Productions

Behind the Scenes with Illume Visuals

Raf Sanchez of Illume Visuals takes us behind the scenes of the installation of two photoSentinels which are time-lapsing the construction of a large new casino in Macau. We’re pretty sure the second installation featured in the video is the most difficult-to-access photoSentinel installation in the world, requiring some serious rigging gear and courage!.

Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement

Construction is underway on the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project in Port of Long Beach, CA. At two miles long, the new bridge will be California’s first long-span cable-stayed bridge, with a whopping 1000ft main-span. Local time-lapse photographer Michael E Stern captured the construction time-lapse footage in this video using the photoSentinel Pro, and will hopefully capture more great footage over the two year construction.

David Seay Productions

Based in Dallas, TX, David Seay Productions were recently asked by a client to produce a long term construction time-lapse. Hear what Dave has to say about using the photoSentinel Pro construction camera and check out his test-run of the equipment on his basil crop!


The installation of the photoSentinel Pro was simple and the whole system extremely flexible and easy to use. The time-lapse movie of the garden rising from the vacant site was a huge hit with the media, and undoubtedly helped maximise our global media exposure.
Melbourne, Australia

Wes Fleming

Flemings Nurseries

System reliability and quality are essential to our business and photoSentinel gives the flexibility and technical support to make our job so much easier. We especially appreciate the ability to upload a client’s image to their own website as soon as it’s arrived from the the field.
Adelaide, Australia

Paul Curran

Chief Visionary, Logic Films

Logic Films

Based in Adelaide, Australia, Logic Films make everything from TVCs to corporate videos to, of course, time-lapse! Here’s why they’ve chosen to go with the photoSentinel Pro for their long term time-lapse requirements.

David Duffield, project manager

David Duffield works as a project manager for a local shire that is replacing two ageing timber bridges. As the shire covers over 400 sq km (150 sq mi), a simple site visit uses up time David would rather spend elsewhere. After researching various construction site monitoring solutions, David decided to install two photoSentinel Lites, one at each site.

Read more about why David chose photoSentinel

After setting up the units, he emailed to let us know how great he was finding them.

“The cameras are amazing! They allow me to monitor progress on site without having to take the hour-long round trip. Now, even urgent issues can be resolved without travelling. It’s a massive time-saver.

”The equipment arrived quickly, was packaged professionally and was really easy to set up.

“It’s also great that I can control who has access to the web gallery. I have full control of the camera settings and photos, and I have allowed my contractor access to view photos without changing any settings.

“The ability to make the photos available publicly is great, but on this job we were concerned about privacy for road users and local residents so we have disabled public access which is another useful feature.”

The $3 million projects will take around 20 weeks to complete, after which David plans to keep moving his photoSentinel Lites around to other sites.

A small bonus of having the cameras is that they captured the creek activity during some recent heavy rains. Check out this short time-lapse of water rising and falling. (Note that the image has been zoomed in to focus on the river; the normal image frame captures the whole construction site.)

Toohey’s Brewery Upgrade

Tooheys Brewery literally raised the roof at their Lidcombe Brewery to install their new Tap King production Line. Raygun Photography was there with a photoSentinel Pro construction camera to capture the installation. In this video, photoSentinel footage has been combined with short term time-lapse to tell the story.

Aussie garden wins Best In Show

Phillip Johnson Landscapes and Fleming’s Nurseries approached photoSentinel to document the construction of their 2013 entry in London’s prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. When their garden, the Trailfinders Australian Garden – presented by Flemings, won the much-coveted Best In Show and Gold Medal honours, the construction time-lapse was sent to media outlets around the world.

Read more about the award winning project here.

Safeway in Los Altos, CA

A photoSentinel Pro construction camera is currently monitoring and time-lapsing the construction of the highly-anticipated new Safeway supermarket in Los Altos, CA. Have a look at this initial rough cut of the first few months of construction by Tilton Pacific Construction, up to mid-March 2014.

Installation in the Pilbarra

Andrew Cutten, of Mining Photography, captured this time-lapse of the installation of a photoSentinel Pro against the backdrop of the striking Pilbarra Region of Western Australia.






Photos captured by the photoSentinel Pro