My friend Simon's film, set in Glen Feshie, is still touring dance film festivals around the world.
Another friend - James - and I made the sound for it, looping live guitar and synth performances in Logic and Ableton, and then dropboxing them between Edinburgh and Hastings, before finishing using the amazing UAD plugins. It was made 'blind' - i.e we knew the rough concept but put the sound together without seeing rushes or a rough cut. We saw a few stills but otherwise, it was a blank canvas.
That was about 4 years ago, and the last piece of sound/music I made. I've since sold my recording and mastering kit and while I still have some instruments, I barely pick up a guitar at the moment. I felt ambivalent (if not terrified) about stopping at the time because it was core to who I was for decades, but I'm completely at peace with it now. So much so, I might even start again one day. That ambivalence, plus the busyness and adaptation of and to new fatherhood, was probably why I didn't blog about this fully at the time. Meantime, nothing gets wasted; sound just morphed into writing and photo making. A creative habit is all about regeneration... appropriately enough given the location of this film.
Aside from my waffle, given the setting and subject matter, readers here might well be interested. I think it's a lovely piece, regardless of our tiny contribution - Simon and his collaborators are incredibly talented. Here's what they say about the filming process, and you can click on the screenshot at the foot to watch the film on vimeo: