Event TV: National Trust rises Neptune from the sea

The National Trust partnered with Projection Artworks to portray the god of the sea, Neptune, rise onto the White Cliffs of Dover through mapping technology.

Neptune appeared to rise on the White Cliffs of Dover
Neptune appeared to rise on the White Cliffs of Dover

Conducted last week (19 May), the stunt was created to thank the UK for supporting the charity’s Neptune Coastline Campaign, which is celebrating its 50-year anniversary. Video content created from the stunt was unveiled yesterday (26 May).

The spectacle was created using multiple cameras on a trigger system and took a crew of seven technicians two nights to film from the Port of Dover.

Kelly Eagle, senior account manager at Projection Artworks, said: "This type of stop-motion animation has never been done to this incredible scale. The White Cliffs of Dover provided the added drama and majesty to set the scene."

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