23° North. Spain to Scotland.
The film will consist of 24 motion time-lapse shots all pointing north. I plan to capture one shot for every degree north I travel, starting at the southernmost point of mainland Europe in Tarifa, Spain, and finishing 23° further north in Orkney, Scotland. Visual interest will play its part in the location chosen so each shot may not be exactly one degree apart, but I will attempt to get close to this. Each shot will be 10 seconds of screen time, making a final completed film of 4 minutes. The shots will all be forward panning shots each covering nearly 5 meters using a two part stepping motorized time-lapse track and dolly that I have designed and built.
The spring or vernal equinox is on March 20th 2015 at 23:45. The summer solstice is on June 21st 2015 at 17:38. I plan to start filming on March 21st at around 7am so I can capture the light of of the first sunrise of astronomical spring which will occur at 07:24. I then need to capture 2 shots per week for the entire 3 month shoot, leaving 9 days spare for any delays from bad weather, location scouting problems or any other unforeseen delays. The final shot will take place on the last day of astronomical spring and the start of summer. Capturing the sunset on this day which will occur at 22:29 in Orkney, Scotland, June 21st 2015. But that's if I make it!