Sunday, December 31, 2006

'Outlander' - Fan SIte

If any of those reading this have any interest in the 'Outlander' movie still undergoing principle photography apparently:

Vandy was poking around the web yesterday, and has discovered a fan based website at:
This is obviously not an 'official' movie site, but the author has managed to paste together a fair number of bits and pieces into an information and rumor collection. Of interest may be the photos of both the sets under construction and various props.

A couple of other tid bits I can offer :

A close friend of mine - David Cox, also created a number of historically accurate objects for the background sets. Dave has worked with me both as a historic interpeter and assisting on construction of 'World of the Norse'. He was also contacted by Ian Greig, in this case to make a number of larger wooden objects. Dave built a number of Norse style 'warp weighted' looms, with the associated textile production tools. Again these were all close replicas of known historic artifacts from the period. His wife, Anne Crown, wove texiles on these same looms to they could be seen 'in use'.
Those wanting to see what these kind of looms look like (both detail and historic context) can check the web site of the 'Dark Ages Re-Creation Company' at:
Dave also has provided a bed, based on the one from the Oseburg ship burial. A little digging on any of the DARK web site should get you an image of that exact piece (look for 'Grimmi's Bed').

I also know the leatherwork for 'Outlander' was done by another Canadian craftsman with considerable film experience - Adam Smith. I'm sure Adam supports a web site, one clue I can give you to find him is that he is from Hamilton, Ontario.


1 comment:

Bill Fleming said...

The movie Outlander provided a great deal of employment in the areas where it it was being filmed to all trades and crafts, most extraordinarily talented and productive people. It was my great pleasure to work on this film at my friend Ian's request to help supply forged and fabricated pieces, to such an extent that I had to share the load with two other members of the Maritime Blacksmiths Association. The earnings from this venture were more than welcome, as you know the words "rich" and "blacksmith" are not used in the same sentence often.
I have seen you although we did not have a chance to talk at the CANIRON V conference where you were doing a smelt. Those were hardworking boys pumping on those bellows, I hope the use of my big red blower allowed them a little rest.

From an old shipyard blacksmith,

Bill Fleming
Iron Raven Metatlwork


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