Up on the hill I feel you near me
With me in every step that I take.
I talk to you knowing you hear me.
You walk with me, up on the hill
There’s a hill near where I live in Edinburgh where I walk my dog Alfie. Up there I’m able to find a little solitude and time for reflection. I think everyone has a special place they like to go to ponder things.
The song Up on the Hill is going to be my next single. It’s a song that means a lot to me and I want to make a video that truly reflects its spirit, a celebration of special places. With spectacular sweeping shots of Edinburgh's beautiful city, hill and seascapes. And LOTS of dogs!
You can LISTEN TO THE FULL SONG (which will be the video soundtrack) here - https://soundcloud.com/dean-owens/up-on-the-hill
I have a great team in place, including Ruth and Dylan of Waltzer Films. They have a fantastic vision of a fun video, with me and Alfie, and a whole crowd of Alfie’s doggy chums up on the hill, in Edinburgh’s rolling landscape. This plan needs 2 or 3 days filming in different locations. It also needs specialist equipment, in particular a specially commissioned drone camera to get the high sweeping perspective shots.
We want to capture the poignant exhilaration and the spiritual connection of being in those special places, where you can think of people who are gone as well as contemplate what's important in life and the future. We want to share the beautiful spirit of Edinburgh and the spectacular surrounding landscape of hills, trees, sky and rivers.
Most of all we want to make a video that will make people smile and feel better when they watch it.
The money will be used to pay for the hire of specialist equipment including the drone camera and skilled operator, the film makers’ time for planning, scripting, filming (in a number of outdoor locations) and editing hours of footage of magnificent bounding canine furriness! Not to mention T-shirts, dog minders and biscuits!
Please help Alfie fulfil his dream of becoming the next canine superstar, like his heroes Lassie, Old Yeller, Toto, Scooby Doo and... Skippy! (I haven't told him!)
Up on the Hill (with the rest of my Into the Sea album) was produced by Neilson Hubbard and recorded at his Mr Lemons studio in Nashville, Tennessee. It features fantastic US musicians Will Kimbrough, Evan Hutchings, Jen Gunderman and Neilson Hubbard himself.
We will be creating some special T-shirts for the rewards (available in various sizes)
Click here for more information about me and Waltzer Films, inc various web links. Or click the "See full bio" link at the top of this page
Risks and challenges
The main challenge to filming will be the vagaries of Edinburgh's weather. We don't need brilliantly sunny days (although that would nice!) but we do need it to be good visibility and not raining, so we can get the high range drone shots.
The filming is scheduled for early July 2015. All the key participants are Edinburgh based and we will plan a number of alternative days for the main outdoor shoots. Worst case is that filming could be delayed by a week or 2.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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