From the first day we got in contact with the Band Rhiannon, Max, Cordula, Roman and Nordolf were nothing but friendly and accomodating to us, listening tirelessly to our visions of cinematic grandeur regarding our ever ongoing NORICUM productions, even doing us the honor of participating as actors and musicians in our up-starting project – for at the time we first met them they were musical luminaries, deeply rooted in the medieval fair scene, who, simply put everyone knew and there was no coming around when wanting to atmospherically accompany any historical themed visuals.
It therefore goes without saying we did our best to reciprocate their cooperativeness and as they surprisingly had no professional music videos themselves up to then we readily cut them their first from the footage we originally shot for our still far from finished production of our NORICUM II feature.
In it, as you can see, there is a celtic rave of sorts going on in the background of their performance, fireshow, feasting, drinking and mass dancing all included of course, and in the film itself it depicts the celtic Norii’s village’s Beltaine festivitie, and as Rhiannon specializes in furcovered drums, harps, flutes and bagpipes already in their regular medieval depiction of the travelling bards and troubadours there was not much to add for a compelling celtic band of bards.
Behind the scenes what’s noteworthy is probably further our first use of smoke bombs otherwise in use at football matches, protests and interestingly chimney sweepers for testing smoke venting, which was also from whom we obtained them, and the result was oddly enough very fittingly mysterious, foggy and atmospheric. Also there was a pair of young girls constantly running up and down between the celtic extras (actors) ensuring they were provided with ample wine and cervesia, which combined with our constant harassment to get up and dance in the circle aided to the overall frolic and energic mosh pit of ancient audience members. Truly a night to remember.