Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Kelpies


Published on Apr 10, 2014

The Helix is extremely proud to present ‘The Kelpies’, a video by award winning filmmaker Walid Salhab.

Using a unique hyperlapse technique, this video features footage captured within a live construction site. Filming under these conditions is rarely possible; filming under these conditions using the hyperlapse technique is close to impossible.

Find out more about The Kelpies Film and capturing techniques here: http://www.thehelix.co.uk/thekelpiesfilm

Created from over 60 days of stop-motion filming across 7 months, and tracking construction through to completion, this film uses over 12,000 individual photos, none of which have been edited or manipulated beyond settings inside the camera. Walid captured 120,000 individual images to create this seven minute masterpiece.

Find out more about The Kelpies here: http://www.thehelix.co.uk/thekelpies

And about the ASF’s involvement in bringing maquettes of the Kelpies, for display in New York’s Bryant Park, here:
http://americanscottishfoundation.com/Initiatives/kelpies.html

Music: ‘The Kelpies’ by Iglomat, composed for the first part of the film & ‘Tempting Secrets’ by Kevin Macleod