Devon film maker captures stunning Dartmoor in new time lapse video

PUBLISHED: 13:45 18 May 2015 | UPDATED: 13:45 18 May 2015

The sun sinking down over Dartmoor

The sun sinking down over Dartmoor

copyright Jon Scott

A Devon photographer who created a stunning time lapse video of Dartmoor has described making time lapse videos of the National Park’s rolling hills and stunning sunsets as his “escapism”

Jon Scott can take up to eight hours to create the spectacular videos which are made up of still photographs. His most recent time lapse video was shot over the recent spring period when we had the warmer weather, which is just as well seeing as Jon was out wild camping next to his camera.

“It’s a wonderful showcase for Dartmoor” he said of the latest video.

“Time lapse offers me to blend the two together, film and photography, that’s the beauty of it, you can spend a long time setting it up, press ‘go’ and sit back and enjoy the spectacle at the same time.”

“A sunset can take 45 minutes whereas a the longer sequence could take a whole night including the setting up.”

The Milky Way captured by Jon ScottThe Milky Way captured by Jon Scott

Originally from Bedfordshire, Jon moved to Plymouth and “fell in love with the place” ten years ago and has been a professional filmmaker for five years “it’s my escapism and part of my life.”

And Jon’s film making has taken him all over the world to places like Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, yet “Dartmoor is still up there as one of my favourite places.”

You can see more of Jon’s work and what he’s up to by following him on twitter @jonscottfilm

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