Norwegian student's time-lapse film of Southend proves internet hit

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A NORWEGIAN film-maker is causing a storm on the internet with his new timelapse video of Southend receiving more than 2,000 views in 24 hours.

Morten Rustad, 20, has been studying at the Essex Business School in Colchester for 18 months, and has previously produced films of both Colchester and New York.

The business student was contacted by the University of Essex after his film of the Colchester campus was viewed thousands of times on video sharing site Vimeo.

A special Christmas edition of the film was produced and he was asked to do a similar film showcasing the sights of Southend.

Filmed in just two trips to the town, the two-minute film shows off the seaside town at its best, opening with a stunning clip of a sunset filmed from the pier.

He said: “The sunset looked really good. It had been a very cloudy day in Southend, but I was out on the pier and all of a sudden it just cleared and gave this wonderful view.

“The Colchester video had a good response and got lots of views. It’s nice to get very nice comments on your work.

“The Southend film was shot on one camera. They were long 15-hour days and then post-processing takes ten times that as well. It’s not quick.”

Morten, from Fredrikstad , Norway, had always dreamed of studying abroad, and has set up his own ‘Rustad Media’ company.

He added: “Essex is good in that it’s not too far from Norway. It’s a short flight home.

“I study business, but do freelance film work in my spare time.”

The film is set to be shown on the big screen outside Southend Forum as part of the new film reel starting this week.

To see Morten’s films, visit: vimeo.com/ rustadmedia

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7:53am Tue 21 Jan 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

Despite it's reputation, Southend really is a beautiful place in parts. Great video
Despite it's reputation, Southend really is a beautiful place in parts. Great video Richy don't shine shoes no more

9:31am Tue 21 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Richy don't shine shoes no more wrote:
Despite it's reputation, Southend really is a beautiful place in parts. Great video
Yes i must agree, shown like it was, a work of art by Morten, and a must see video, time lapse stuff is cool and this one is the absolute nuts, and would look great on SBC's website as a promo....maybe they could 'use' it somehow by way of some sort of deal with Morten as it would be a great show piece for the town.

the video is here http://vimeo.com/842
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[quote][p][bold]Richy don't shine shoes no more[/bold] wrote: Despite it's reputation, Southend really is a beautiful place in parts. Great video[/p][/quote]Yes i must agree, shown like it was, a work of art by Morten, and a must see video, time lapse stuff is cool and this one is the absolute nuts, and would look great on SBC's website as a promo....maybe they could 'use' it somehow by way of some sort of deal with Morten as it would be a great show piece for the town. the video is here http://vimeo.com/842 01820 DogsMessInLeigh

1:50pm Tue 21 Jan 14

pussycats says...

Wow!
Wow! pussycats

2:34pm Tue 21 Jan 14

DannyK86 says...

It even manages to make that student accommodation building not look too bad, which is a major achievement!!
It even manages to make that student accommodation building not look too bad, which is a major achievement!! DannyK86

7:15pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Well I joined and then copied and pasted the URL. All I got was six totally unrelated videos.
Well I joined and then copied and pasted the URL. All I got was six totally unrelated videos. Kim Gandy

7:21pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

Ah got it... I hadn't completed registration. D'oh!
Ah got it... I hadn't completed registration. D'oh! Kim Gandy

7:24pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

oooooh that's well impressive. Only one criticism, too short.

More more!
oooooh that's well impressive. Only one criticism, too short. More more! Kim Gandy

7:28pm Tue 21 Jan 14

pussycats says...

Kim copy http://vimeo.com/842
01820 xxx
Kim copy http://vimeo.com/842 01820 xxx pussycats

6:38pm Wed 22 Jan 14

jolllyboy says...

he says its a short flight - well southend dont do it, must be stansted. Theres another opening for southend...
he says its a short flight - well southend dont do it, must be stansted. Theres another opening for southend... jolllyboy

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