Scorhill

Scorhill

This magnificent stone circle is the first that we ever shot serious footage at for ‘Standing with Stones’. Sadly though, Scorhill does not appear in the final film. Why? Well, Rupert and I first shot ‘serious footage’ for Standing with Stones...
SHOOT DIARY – Rudston Monolith

SHOOT DIARY – Rudston Monolith

16th March, 2007 Journey’s end. Our final day of filming at the tallest standing stone in the British Isles. We still had much work to do – record the voice-over, pick up some in car shots and I still had 8 months of editing ahead of me – but this is...
SHOOT DIARY – Leys of Marlee

SHOOT DIARY – Leys of Marlee

15th March, 2007 We carried this camera boom all over the British Isles but this is the only time we got to use it. This is at the little stone circle that has a road running plumb through the middle of it and it was great to be able to hang the camera out over the...
SHOOT DIARY – Old Keig

SHOOT DIARY – Old Keig

14th March, 2007 We loved the Recumbent Stone Circles of Aberdeenshire. It may not be clear what their purpose was, but it’s heartnening to find so many all together that clearly share a purpose. It must have been an important one: the size of those altar...
SHOOT DIARY – Glen Affric

SHOOT DIARY – Glen Affric

12th March, 2007 The friendliest chaffinch I’ve ever known makes a play for the remains of my pork pie. In fact all the small birds around this picnic area were this tame....
SHOOT DIARY – Glen Affric

SHOOT DIARY – Glen Affric

12th March, 2007 I was determined to get some great Highland scenery to make a Scottish travel sequence for the film. Glen Affric is a beautifully photogenic area just North of Loch Ness and we spent two days tracking down the best shots we could – including...