For the dead but not forgotten

Here’s a recent video of mine.

The words are part of a Samhain song I wrote years ago, which is mostly about a dumb supper. As I wanted to film in a graveyard, it made sense to me to just focus on this one bit of the song. To be a voice for the departed. The graveyard is in Woodchester, and the square area that has no graves is the site of the Woodchester mosaic – which spends most of its time covered up for its own protection. I’ve never seen it. I live in hope. I finished with a yew tree (on the offchance anyone is watching this who hasn’t seen one before).

I’m very new to working with a camera, but really interested in it. All I have is a tablet and none of the fancy kit that proper film makers use to get smooth shots. I am never going to get smooth shots, but that means my filming becomes about what happens with my body in a space, how I dance the space and dance with the camera. I’m going to dig into that as there’s no point trying to go the other way.

I sang all the lines in quick succession, separate to filming and mashed them together in garage band.

This is the sort of thing I’ve been able to do, and felt inspired to do because of my Patreon folk. So, a big thanks to everyone who has been supporting me. Obviously, if you’d like to pile in to that, I would appreciate it, but this blog is free, and I welcome anyone who wants to be here.

https://www.patreon.com/NimueB

About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, wife to the most amazing artist -Tom Brown. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things. View all posts by Nimue Brown

3 responses to “For the dead but not forgotten

  • Christopher Blackwell

    You have a very pretty voice and you should let us hear you sing more often. This was very pleasant to listen to and I simply enjoyed the sound of your singing.
    Most of the time I don’t find many women that really sound good and much of the time they seem to be yelling, not singing, not too mention that the music is often too loud to hear what their voice truly sounds like.
    I miss hearing and enjoying the sounds of a voice not straining and clear enough that I can understand what they are saying. Though not musically inclined, nor one that listens to much music, from the beginning, I preferred to folk to Rock because I am uncomfortable with loud music.

  • lornasmithers

    I like what you’ve done with the overlaying of your voice. Lovely song and scenery 🙂

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