Several times a year a flock of linnen, chainmail or wool-clad (or topless), torques, helmets and swords wearing and unique historic finds recrafting enthusiasts, so called reenactors gather at the hilltop over the town of Schwarzenbach, where they, the town and hardworking archeologists rebuilt a celtic settlement.
Here over twothousand years ago our ancestors used to, well, do pretty much the same as people here do now. However on this particular event, many more celtic reenactment groups from virtually all of our neighboring countries were invited and thus never has the reconstructed village seen a more diverse, multilingual and numerous population and their accompanying tents, beasts and equipment to draw countless historically fascinated “nerds” and tourists. Therefore the „Boi Pannonii“, one of the mentioned groups and the responsible hosts, and our good friends from many a celtic-fair-visit and NORICUM shoots before, also invited us to this occasion, and the town management was happy to hire us once we offered to document it for all the world and future generations to see.
Of course the only way to truly enjoy the atmosphere of method acting Italian „Lingones“ in their massive tent camp, the sharpness and glow in the sunlight of the Polish craftsmen’s many hand forged exotic looking weapons, the intricate patterns of the self-woven fabrics of the colourfully dressed dressed women of the many celtic tribes, the screams of the sparring Hungarian warriors, and the smell of bubbling soon-to-be-celtic-cheese milk pots on the Helvetian tribes’ campfires – is needless to say, being there and witnessing it all yourself.
Much more than quickly shot tourist-photos and smartphone-filmed shaky clips however, a professionally made aftermovie can preserve this event for the ages, and serve as advertisment for future similar occasions.