iBEAM Case Studies

Construction Camera Spotlight: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Grand Opening Captured by Just Right TV Productions

SUMMARY:

Just Right TV Productions received a short-notice request to help capture the rise of the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City in a moving time-lapse video.

After an exhaustive online search for the right time-lapse construction camera solution, Just Right TV Productions chose iBEAM Construction Cameras to help them capture the intricate and fast-paced construction of the high-profile casino project.

Production supervisor Martin Fiedler chose six iBEAM Construction Cameras because the Time-Lapse Pro 4K+ construction camera with super wide-angle lens could capture all of the project milestones that needed to be documented. iBEAM also had the capability to meet his fast-approaching start date.

The end result is a fascinating time-lapse video that shows the unique exterior and interior challenges of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino project.


“This project reinforces how much people like time-lapse.
There’s something to be said for being able to see a year’s worth of work in just a few minutes.”
- Martin Fiedler, Just Right TV Productions LLC


Martin Fiedler of Just Right TV Productions LLC

Company: Just Right TV Productions LLC
Location: Mays Landing, New Jersey
Owner: Martin Fiedler
Industry: Videography
Website: www.justrighttv.com
Project: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Atlantic City, NJ)
Equipment Used: Time-Lapse Pro 4K+ construction camera with super wide-angle lens (x6)

 

About Just Right TV Productions LLC: Located an hour outside of Philadelphia in South Jersey, specializes in video production and videographer services for healthcare, tourism, TV shows, commercials, government projects, and more. With over 30 years of video and television production experience, Martin Fiedler and his team are the go-to experts for videography needs.

“Just Right TV Productions specializes in solving problems.” - Martin Fiedler


Just Right TV Productions needed professional time-lapse camera solution
for a fast-paced construction project.


Project Background:

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City was starting construction and renovations. Just Right TV Productions was approached to capture the magic of the build in an engaging time-lapse video just eight days before the project’s start date.

The Problem:

After having a conversation with a strategic partner and project consultant for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, it was evident Martin and his team could fulfill the need for a time-lapse video.

However, having previously shot time-lapse footage on traditional DSLR cameras with basic timers, Martin knew he’d need additional features to help deliver the highest quality end result for the casino. Features such as weatherproof housing, multi-camera asset management, email notifications/alerts, and the ability to upload images and download renders in a variety of resolutions directly from the web were must haves.

With his camera criteria for the project well defined and an imminent deadline, Martin took the next step in finding his time-lapse construction camera solution -- researching and evaluating potential solutions.

Goals and Objectives:

The casino was under a tight constraint to finish construction before the grand opening ceremony on the Fourth of July. It was incredibly important that Martin capture every project milestone in the time-lapse project.

This presented a unique challenge. Martin and his team needed to find a solution that provided:

  • High-quality photos for 4K UltraHD video
  • The ability to capture multiple angles of the project
  • A web-based portal for easy access to the captured photos
  • A provider that could accommodate the short deadline
  • A provider that supported asset access to multiple stakeholders during construction

Solution:

After speaking to a number of construction camera companies, Martin selected iBEAM Construction Cameras. Martin notes that the iBEAM Time-Lapse Pro 4K+ camera system provided “the whole package” in an easy turn-key solution, which was a major deciding factor.

Even though it was his first time working with iBEAM, Martin felt at ease and comfortable when interacting with the iBEAM team.

“I felt like I was getting into a very comfortable situation.”

Results:

“It worked out...exactly the way I expected it to.”

During the ten months of construction, the iBEAM time-lapse footage from all six cameras was made into progress videos, and then compiled with footage from other sources to create a fascinating look at what it took to construct the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.

The final product was used at a pre-opening employee event and the public grand opening. The results speak for themselves…

...enjoy!

Final Thoughts:

“If you want a handle on time management, time-lapse is one way to do that. iBEAM was great to work with. It worked out...exactly the way I expected it to.”

~Martin Fiedler, Just Right TV Productions LLC