Tuesday, 28 September 2010


I've decided to do a Demi-Monde promo video.

The original idea was to have Nell reading from the book but a couple of things sorta decided me against it: first despite Nell's undoubted skills as an actress a straight reading can be quite boring, and secondly, the number of profanities in the book (and YouTube's aversion to them) meant that some of the best bits were verboten.

So Nell, Nigel and I have put our heads together and come up with an all-new concept. It'll be somewhere between 30 - 60 seconds in length (so quite snappy) and quite graphics-heavy. Nell will still be centre-stage but in a different role: she'll play an anthropomorphised version of ABBA, the quantum computer that the Demi-Monde is platformed on. We're aiming to do the shooting at the end of October.

We went up to North Cave (it's near Hull) today to meet with Tim who runs Cavewood Video to discuss things. Most of the more grandiose ideas (blue screens etc.) had to be binned because of cost but I'm pretty confident that we can come up with something really quite good for a manageable amount of money.

Now all I need is an oil lamp and some enamel crockery.

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