Video: ‘kinetic’ timelapse of south east Scotland

AN award-winning Edinburgh filmmaker has made a short video showcasing some of south east Scotland’s scenery in an unusual and on occasion breathtaking light.

Kinetic East

Kinetic East was filmed over summer by Walid Salhab, a Lecturer in Media Practice at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University, using his now signature time-lapse/stop motion technique.

Previous Kinetic Edinburgh videos by Walid have been viewed over three million times on YouTube,

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The Edinburgh filmmaker says East Lothian has some of the most stunning beaches and beautiful scenery in Scotland and that the clip was made in celebration of the country’s long-awaited summer,

Kinetic East

He said: “I wanted to capture and share some of my favourite coastal spots in East Lothian, as well as some of the hidden treasures that are on offer in Scotland’s south east.

“I hope my videos provide a fresh perspective on well-known beauty spots, inspire people to seek out hidden gems and encourage them to appreciate the natural beauty of Scotland.”

Featured in the above video are Ravensheugh Beach, the nature reserve at Aberlady, Dunbar harbour and North Berwick. In addition, the film also includes footage of Peebles, Cramond Island at sunset, views from North Queensferry and the ruins of St Antony’s Chapel at Arthur’s Seat.

Walid is now applying the technique to a short film ‘Avaritia’ which will be available later this year.