It was snowing here the other day. Coming from NZ, snow is romantic to me, it’s wet like rain, but soft, fluffy, and stirs up the same exotic feelings that Icelanders probably have about Tonga (whereas i just think Tonga -- coconuts). I showed this piece to Rikki and he worried that i’d gone all gay, truth is, I’m just experimenting with cameras and editing and effects and whatnot. It’s doesn’t look the way it did in my head when i conceived of the idea, but i imposed a one day edit rule on myself in order to sharpen my final cut pro skills (plus i had a hot date that night with a tight little Mongolian dude, and i needed time to wax). It’s the little differences that make travelling interesting, in playgrounds in Mongolia, they’ve got statues of penguins, polar bears, seals, and octopi … in Tonga i bet they’ve got turtles, taro and … ummm … coconuts? Every time a coconut, can’t turn around without tripping over a bloody coconut. Trainspotters -- the music is from the Jesse James soundtrack -- dirty ol Nick Cave. Coconut. just had to say it again.
p.s HD is compulsory on this piece, otherwise you can’t see the snow.