About me

LIGHT WORSHIP

Welcome to Richard Bentley Films’ website.

 

I create timelapse films in anything up to 8K resolution using the latest in mirrorless camera technology.
I also shoot stills, some of which you can find here on my site – if you’re interested in any of the still images, or timelapse films, or have a project in mind, please get in touch via the ‘contact’ section of my site.
I am originally from the UK, but am now based full-time in Doha, Qatar.

Some of the images you can see below are from a documentary I pitched, voiced and shot the timelapses for – a look at how we interact with our built environment and how this relationship shifts, influenced by economic, sociological and political change.

Time Lapse on Brooklyn Bridge

Shooting Time Lapse on Brooklyn Bridge

Click the image of me below to see the documentary:

NYC

Scouting for a shot Time Square, NYC

London

Looking out at The Shard, London

Sir Terry

Interviewing Sir Terry Farrell, London

NYC

That’s the shot! Times Square, NYC

Detroit

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Qatar

Understanding Qatari architecture

It was a great feeling being both behind and in front of the camera.

Recording the voice over for the documentary was also great fun, especially seeing the edit progress as we began to replace the ‘scratch’ VO I had laid earlier via iPhone.

 

My work
photography, time-lapse

All of the time lapse films on my site (or linked to via my site) are copyright protected. Some of the time lapse work is for sale in 4K+ resolution, and in any codec or wrapper. Please get in touch for licensing enquiries at richard@richardbentleyfilms.com thank you!

Time Lapse Videos

Time lapse for me is not just a profession, it is a passion, a way of looking at the world.

I undertand, very well, codecs, wrappers, frame rate and raster dimensions, so whether you need 8K, 4K or ‘1920×1080 ProRes 444′ time lapses – I can help.

I try and keep up occasional posts on 500PX, where I recently had an ‘Editor’s Choice’ for a frame from my ‘Atomium’ timelapse.

Time Lapse Films

Sometimes I see Faces

Sometimes I see Faces

[DE]ception

[DE]ception

Washington, D.C. 2015

Washington, D.C, Time Lapse 2015

New York & Detroit Time lapse

New York & Detroit Time lapse

Metropolis: A Time Lapse Perspective

Metropolis A Time Lapse Perspective

Qatar Time lapse

Qatar Time lapse

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Piano | Forte

London Shard

Dubai III Time Lapse

Dubai III Time Lapse

Not any Colour Dubai time lapse

Not any Colour Dubai time lapse

New York Time Lapse

New York Time Lapse

Dubai II Time Lapse

  • Type: Video
  • Location: Detroit

Dubaii II Time Lapse

Detroit Time Lapse

Detroit Time Lapse

Atlanta Time Lapse

Washington DC

Washington DC

Photography

Doha's skyline - a 6 shot vertical panorama.

Doha’s skyline – a 6 shot vertical panorama.

Born from Fire

Born from Fire

Clouds make a rare appearance in Doha.

Clouds make a rare appearance in Doha.

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Doha's Museum of Islamic Art

Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art

White Hot

White Hot

Doha's skyline

Doha’s skyline

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Doha reflected

Doha reflected

Desert Fire

Desert Fire

Museum of Islamic Art detail shot

Museum of Islamic Art detail shot

Purple

Purple

Entrance to Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Entrance to Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Coast of Qatar

Coast of Qatar

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Storm brewing Doha

Storm brewing Doha

Star ruins, Qatar

Star ruins, Qatar

Dhow ride, Doha

Dhow ride, Doha

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

The moon and 7, Doha

The moon and 7, Doha

Tidal pool and Qatar skyline

Tidal pool and Qatar skyline

Interior, MIA

Interior, MIA

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Doha Skyline

Doha Skyline

Moonscape

Moonscape

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Light painting experiment, Richard Serra sculptures, Qatar.

Shadow of Architecture

Shadow of Architecture

Colour Doha

Colour Doha

Ruined moon

Ruined moon

MIA park

MIA park

MIA detail

MIA detail

Tornado Tower, Doha

Tornado Tower, Doha

Early rise, Doha

Early rise, Doha

 

Behind The Scenes

Biography

ME TS

Standing still for 20 minutes in Times Square, NY time lapsing the time lapser!

 

I grew up in Nottingham in the UK and moved to London to go to University, followed by 7 years in Denmark (I am fluent in Danish).

I returned to the UK in the summer of 2000 to work for The BBC, followed by ITV and then spent 7 years working in over 35 countries for over 60 different broadcasters and post production companies as a workflow consultant.

I am completely self taught in the art of time lapse, it is my true passion.

I am currently based out of Doha, Qatar.

Time-lapse is like magic
It’s incredible when you start to process the images!

Awards

For best editing and colour work

Press

Social

Contact

Get in touch!