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Nicola x

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Acknowledgements and Credits

I would like to take this opportunity to express my acknowledgements to everyone who contributed to this project. To my supervisor, David Scott for your advice and feedback. To Sandi Thom, without you the song ‘Somewhere in time would not exist, thank you for your beautiful lyrics. I would like to express my gratitude to Martin Bone, whose contribution to the video has been invaluable, your hard work and attention to detail to my vision is greatly appreciated, you went above and beyond! I would also like to give thanks to Lord Glasgow, his family and staff Kelburn Castle for allowing me to film in your beautiful estate.

I would like to give thanks to my family and friends, especially to my Dad, Brian Cassells, my Mum, Julie Cassells, my Sister Jennifer Cassells and my Fiancé John Hunter for all of your continued love and support from the beginning. I would also like to thank my Papa, David Dunsmore for your love and encouragement, even if you are ‘biased because you’re my Papa!’

I would like to dedicate this song and video to all of the war-time evacuees including my Great Aunt, Janette Lusk and my late Great Uncle William Lochhead and also to all those who served our county during World War Two.

Last but certainly not least, I would like to give a special dedication to my Gran, Kathleen Dunsmore. Thank you for sharing your story with me. Without you, this project could not have been possible. I’m so fortunate to have the opportunity to create this video with you, I really appreciate you taking the time to help me create something beautiful. Your continued love and support means the world.

With Love from Nicola x

My thoughts on the creative process

The creative process was experimental in nature. Whilst there was an underlying sense of structure to the process, as it was a creative music project, I allowed the project to develop organically to allow me to freely express myself as an artist, without being confined to a set plan. It was certainly a learning curve throughout and the process pushed me to learn new skills. The overall experience has been positive and has allowed me to evolve as a creative artists. I am extremely pleased with the process and the final outcome and I am eager to share the project with my family, friends and fans. It has given me a sense of accomplishment and has reinvigorated my aspirations and goals as a performing artist and creative.

Social Media Promotion

I will be utilising social media platforms such as Facebook, twitter and Instagram along with my own website.

Links to social media sites:

Nicola Cassells Website

Facebook Music Page

I began the promotion process by posting that I would be announcing what my special project is on the 31st march in order to start building anticipation. Here is the post where I announce that my project will take the form of a music video.

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Martin is putting together a teaser video which I will share on my facebook page before finally sharing the full version at a later date.

Martin is also involved in an online news website called ‘Patchchord News’ and will be sharing an article based on my story.