|Two chicken puppets for Angus - Weaver of Grass|
I've had a couple of days consolidating the film and music elements in the production script. As the artists working on the show are beginning to focus on their work the need to touch base about the different elements begins to get more important. So yesterday I met with Christina to decide of which bits of the footage I took in the islands last year we'll need have available for rehearsal; and also with Ellie Chaney about her ideas for her section of film - the part when Angus sets off on his horse to go, apparently, to war.
Then this morning I had a long meeting with Loz Kaye to discuss the preliminary ideas for the music and the sound world. In this production having Mairi Morrison in the cast creates a lot of exciting opportunities, as Mairi brings her knowledge of Gaelic song and, of course, her singing. There's also Kirsty Blackhall, who we auditioned in Glasgow and is now working with Loz to create samples for use in the music tracks. Following on from this discussion I talked again with Daniella Orsini about the three animated sections she is working on, sending her photographs of Angus and discussing Loz's ideas as to pace and mood because, of course, the films and music will work very closely together.