Photo of David Farrant courtesy of Rob Brautigam 1997
I suppose it’s about time that I wrote something here again, as I’ve just realized that it’s been over a week now. That was after we got back to London after I’d given a Talk at the Pendle Witchcraft Convention. I did put up a short “Coming Soon” trailer on YouTube, although the main reason we could not put the whole thing up in its entirety was because it is too long (over 1 hour long, not including the questions) and needed quite difficult editing. I don’t mean ‘run of the mill’ editing, but special attention had to be given to the sound of incessant rain hitting the top of the tent which was somehow intensified in the bleak – but otherwise silent – atmosphere of Pendle Hill which almost seemed somewhat ‘hostile’ to the small campsite that had chosen to invade its privacy. That sort of editing is by no means easy, but trusted Della has made a good job of it with the help of her friend George Preston.
Anyway’ it’s almost finished now and parts of the unwanted background noise reduced to a minimum. You can still hear a little rain in parts, but I just suggested we leave it, as am sure people would like to hear what it was really like; and besides, we can put subtitles over it. Personally, I think it makes the whole thing quite atmospheric; although we didn’t plan it, the rain just happened!
Other things have been happening since Pendle, of course. But I don’t want to Bourre you (yes, ‘Bourre spelt like that deliberately!).
It was a long trip, and we also had a couple of ‘haunted places’ to check out on the way back. In fact, we were half expecting a couple of more visitors to my Talk, but apparently these apparently chose not to turn up in person. Pity really as that really would have made a really good group photograph!
Della was glad to get back to London last week anyway. After that we just took it easy for a while, catching up on correspondence and book orders mostly.
On Saturday, we met with Mickey Gocool of the North London Paranormal Society. He came with his partner Louise and three other members of their Group. They couldn’t stay that long as they had to go out on another paranormal investigation in rural Essex; but they stayed long enough to get acquainted. It was a pleasure to meet them, as they are all very serious people.Della had to stay on a little at work this evening. Which probably means she will get back a little tired. In fact, it could be any time now, so I had better leave this and go and air a bottle of wine for her!
But I will keep you all updated on the Pendle film. Should be early next week I think.
All for the moment,