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Added the selling dreams one to You Tube :) Thanks John

Anyone else got any vids they want to share?

One from my latest project. Filmed on location at Old Auchans House near Dundonald, Crosbie Kirk near Troon and Anwoth Kirk near Gatehouse of Fleet.

Apart from the intro and outtro shots, the whole thing is filmed freehand. We wanted to make the video very dynamic, possibly to draw attention away from the two middle aged and slightly out of shape musicians in it. The sub zero temperatures and inch and a half of snow on the ground helped in that respect since it was far too cold to be sitting around playing guitars without being well wrapped up.

The narrative through the song about Lady Suzanna dining with the rats is true, she turned rather eccentric in her old age. Another interesting fact about the house is that it belonged to the Cochrane family, one of whom, Thomas Cochrane, was a famous Admiral believed to be the inspiration behind the "Hornblower" character.

After she died in 1780 at age 90, the old house Lady Suzanna lived in that we filmed in and around fell into decline. It was ruined almost totally in the 1940's when army explosives exercises conducted during the war brought down the roof. These exercises damaged the structure beyond any hope of repair, in my opinion bringing about a sad end to a colourful piece of Scottish Heritage, but giving us a great location to shoot in.

The picture of Lady Suzanna that fades in and out is also authentic. It still hangs in Culzean Castle on the South West Coast of Scotland.

The other point of interest is the Memento Mori shot at 1min 37secs. It's the same Memento Mori that appears in the 1973 version of the Wickerman after Howie's (played by Edward Woodward) confrontation with the schoolmistress. I made a road trip to Anwoth on the South Coast of Scotland near Dumfries to get that shot. As a fan of the Wickerman, that was a fascinating experience, visiting several of the locations where the film was shot and seeing how little that part of Scotland has changed.

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Hey prom

Your vid has been added to the Songstuff Channel :)

Cheers

John

One from my latest project. Filmed on location at Old Auchans House near Dundonald, Crosbie Kirk near Troon and Anwoth Kirk near Gatehouse of Fleet.

Apart from the intro and outtro shots, the whole thing is filmed freehand. We wanted to make the video very dynamic, possibly to draw attention away from the two middle aged and slightly out of shape musicians in it. The sub zero temperatures and inch and a half of snow on the ground helped in that respect since it was far too cold to be sitting around playing guitars without being well wrapped up.

The narrative through the song about Lady Suzanna dining with the rats is true, she turned rather eccentric in her old age. Another interesting fact about the house is that it belonged to the Cochrane family, one of whom, Thomas Cochrane, was a famous Admiral believed to be the inspiration behind the "Hornblower" character.

After she died in 1780 at age 90, the old house Lady Suzanna lived in that we filmed in and around fell into decline. It was ruined almost totally in the 1940's when army explosives exercises conducted during the war brought down the roof. These exercises damaged the structure beyond any hope of repair, in my opinion bringing about a sad end to a colourful piece of Scottish Heritage, but giving us a great location to shoot in.

The picture of Lady Suzanna that fades in and out is also authentic. It still hangs in Culzean Castle on the South West Coast of Scotland.

The other point of interest is the Memento Mori shot at 1min 37secs. It's the same Memento Mori that appears in the 1973 version of the Wickerman after Howie's (played by Edward Woodward) confrontation with the schoolmistress. I made a road trip to Anwoth on the South Coast of Scotland near Dumfries to get that shot. As a fan of the Wickerman, that was a fascinating experience, visiting several of the locations where the film was shot and seeing how little that part of Scotland has changed.

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