For the first time ever this year’s Lincolnshire Show will be filmed for a time lapse video – showing visitors, cows, pigs, sheep and goats all arriving at the showground.
The 60,000 visitors, Lincolnshire Agricultural Society members, animals, farmers and traders, will be filmed by cameras placed on rooftops to capture the activity from a bird’s eye view to show the 200 acres fill up.
Two cameras played at key vantage points at the showground will take one photograph every 30 to 60 seconds, every hour, across ten days.
Overall, there will be 14,000 photographs which will be edited down to two minutes of final video.
Jayne Southall, director of the Lincolnshire Show, said: “This will be the first time the Lincolnshire Show has been recorded in this way.”
“It will be a fantastic piece of footage, allowing people to see the show transformed from green field to setting up, to fully open and receiving thousands of visitors – all in the blink of an eye.”
“We thought the film would be a great way of showing people the huge amount of preparation that goes into making the show the huge success it is.”
“It will be really interesting to see how this huge event comes together from a bird’s eye view,” she added.
Will King from Lincoln-based Epix Media said the company was ‘excited’ to do the film.
“We are looking forward to being involved in the project and filming what is now a county institution,” he said.
“Not only will we produce a final video, but we will be issuing a short clip of the show setting up on 19th June as the gates open.”
The full time-lapse will be released on the @LincsShow Twitter page in July, and on www.lincolnshireshow.co.uk.
The Lincolnshire Show is on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th June from 8am to 6pm. Visit www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk for more details.