Nobody Likes Bagpipes

Is it possible that nobody likes bagpipes? The true history of my Outlander score is finally revealed in my newest video blog:

“Nobody Likes Bagpipes” is a short little mockumentary about my passion for Scottish folk music, leading to my work on Outlander. Like my now-infamous “A Day in the Life” video, “Nobody Likes Bagpipes” is deep truth veiled beneath a thin sheen of hyperbole. Read on for exclusive behind-the-scenes photos:

 

IMG_0139(Sessions with Eric Rigler pretty much always look like this.)

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Photo-Aug-09,-11-23-13(Tyler and Eric swingin’.)

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IMG_0882(The beginning and end of my voice-over career.)

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Photo-Aug-09,-11-39-44(Brandon Schott, his super cool son Tyler, and Eric Rigler)

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The film features the brilliant Eric Rigler, the bagpipe player on all my projects, as well as cameos by showrunners David S. Goyer (Da Vinci’s Demons, Constantine) and Ronald D. Moore (Outlander, Battlestar Galactica). Additional voices were supplied by Kyle Marie Colucci, Drew Gilbert and Arthur Johnson, and Young Bear was portrayed by Tyler Schott.

IMG_0962(A tough day at the office)

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Photo-Aug-09,-10-42-44(Arthur Johnson and Kato Caeser perfecting the shot)

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IMG_0107(Kyle’s many responsibilities included caring for a nearly century-old set of bagpipes!)

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IMG_1069(Another tough day at the office)

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“Nobody Likes Bagpipes” was directed by Arthur Johnson, and edited by Ed Marx with assistance from Andrea Porter. The sound design and mix were done by Demetri Evdoxiadis. Special effects were by Gabe Conroy at Cinesaurus. Jason Akers and Omer Ben-Zvi provided music editorial support.

IMG_1103(Bonus nerd points to anyone who knows who that is on my t-shirt.)

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IMG_0122(… What?)

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Photo-Aug-09,-10-52-23(Don’t look behind you. Just ignore him and maybe he’ll go away…)

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IMG_1129(Don’t worry, honey. Your daddy isn’t homeless and crazy… yet.)_

Huge special thanks, big hugs, and immeasurable gratitude are due to Katie Agarth, Olivia Blisset, Joanna Pane, Kyle Marie Colucci, Jessica Huber, Beth Krakower, Joe Augustine, Ted Sheridan, Jesse Hartov, Steve Kaplan, Ed Trybek, Henri Wilkinson, and everyone at Sparks & Shadows.


IMG_0153(He held that straight face for an admirably long time, but in the end, I got him laughing!)

_Now we can show the world how freakin’ cool bagpipes really are!

-Bear