Merlin Returns Tintagel Castle

Merlin Returns Tintagel Castle

 

The vision was to return Merlin to Tintagel Castle, where according to legend he rescued the baby King Arthur via `Merlin’s Cave’. Soundview were privileged to be asked by English Heritage to capture the creation of Merlin’s face at the entrance to the natural tunnel formed in the dramatic cliffs at Tintagel.

Merlin Returns Tintagel Castle

Carved directly into the cliff by local craftsman Peter Graham, Merlin’s face emerged from the rock over a period of three months, during this time Peter faced a number of challenges: 

You are working in this amazing place, but with the elements too – enduring tides, gales and winter storms.

We filmed Peter on location and also asked him to create a video record as his work progressed. We combined this with footage of the stunning location.

Tintagel Reimagined

English heritage have big plans for Tintagel. They have a vision, a reimagining of the myths and legends across the site. new installations and sculptures have been commissioned to bring Tintagel’s stories to life. These will be revealed in late spring. Matt Ward, Property Manager explained:

Merlin’s face is just the beginning of our exciting new project here at Tintagel- but what a start.

Our Video

We used a combination of real time and time lapse to create the video and capture the process. our first shoot was in  November and our final shoot  was in February. Time lapse is very effective, here are some of our videos that makes good use of the technique:

Cornish Beach Life

Trebah

Green Build Hub

 

 

 

 

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