Video: Stunning aerial film of Portobello

QUEEN Margaret University’s award-winning film team has created an impressive new short film which captures the beauty of Portobello’s waterfront.

People flock to Portobello Beach to bathe in the sun. Picture: TSPL

Walid Salhab and Michael Grant from Queen Margaret University’s Kinetic Film Project used a combination of hand-held camera work and aerial film-making.

The aerial footage was taken with a drone (DJI inspire 1) which can reach heights of 1000 metres and can travel at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.

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To capture the panoramic scenes of Portobello’s town and beachfront, the film team positioned the drone 120 metres high and approximately 350 metres from the coast.

People flock to Portobello Beach to bathe in the sun. Picture: TSPL

Walid and Michael are well known for their series of ‘kinetic’ (stop-motion/time lapse) films which showcase Scotland’s capital city and the stunning beaches of the east coast of Scotland.

Kinetic Edinburgh II has been shared globally and has over 3.2 million views on social media.

Walid Salhab was the only filmmaker to have access to the complete build of the Kelpies in Falkirk.

His stop-motion/time-lapse film has helped put Falkirk on the global tourist map.

A stunning aerial shot of Portobello beach. Picture: Kinetic

If you are keen to talk to Walid Salhab or Michael Grant from QMU’s Kinetic Film Project about the kinetic filming technique, aerial filming or general video production for your company or project, please contact: [email protected]