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Old 08-02-2020, 08:43 PM   #11
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Default Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

There's a shot in that Pathe clip, at 1.01 - maybe I'm imagining it but I'm convinced one of those soldiers is Hamish Henderson. It was his idea to put all the pipe bands floating around in Italy after the surrender into a massed unit, and then used it shamelessly for all sorts of purposes.
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:46 AM   #12
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Here's another scene showing massed pipes & drums long before such existed, here with the 92nd at Waterloo

Skip to 1:31:10


Back then each Company, perhaps, would have a piper.

AFAIK the only accounts of Waterloo indicate a single piper.

BTW this movie was before CGI, and the battle scenes are all actual shots of tens of thousands of soldiers and thousands of horses.

Another thing is that doing the pyrotechnics then was dangerous business! Compare it to Band Of Brothers where the "explosions" are just tubes in the ground puffing out air, launching bits of foam rubber. The actors can be as close as they want and not get hurt.
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:50 PM   #13
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Greetings to All,

Hmm.... and... indeed... before... "The Lands of CGI"...
(Computer Generated Images)... as I noted before...
sooo much!!... was... always... "Saved In Post"... :)

Times Past... I've played for two major productions...
one for national television... and one for a very large...
though private... international corporate presentation.

Both were shot... and recorded... on location... which
means... outside... and that means... with all of those
concomitant sounds (read noises :) to which we most
generally... are completely... un-aware... :)

Both in the summer months... birds... breezes... etc.

I never saw either of them... but from a reliable source...
I was told... that the single-piper music... the two tunes...
were simply both "dubbed in"... later in Post Production. :)

And, and of course... haven't th' foggiest... what tunes.

The fees being handsome... I was not... discombobulated. :)

The "Waterloo" vid is a telling example of those logistical
skills... that must be at hand... for any a successful outcome.

If any here... and on a first-time basis... should come to
find themselves in any such settings... my only... and best
advice would... and always... be... to simply consider that
you are but a cork... floating on the tides of "production"...
so just relax... have a good time of it... and get it done... :)

Regards to All,


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