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 where the adventure part of making Standing with Stones ended.
For the time being anyway.
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 road as Rupert drove past.
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 getting lucky with a fantastic shot of a highland stag.
Here I’m making one of my many trips into the undergrowth to shoot the car travelling past.
8th March, 2007
Really I shoudn’t be here. Rupert and I thought we’d been given permission to go down into the houses to recce for filming but wires had got crossed and we got told off for being here. So don’t try this youself if you go to Skara Brae.
However, wires were uncrossed in the end and we were granted permission to film – although I had to stay up top in the public areas with the camera.