Cinematographer / UAV Pilot / Editor : Richard Patterson
Music by Tiki Taane (TikiDub.com).
Colorist : Josh Kanuck // DaVinci Resolve
Sound Design : Joel C Hernandez
Motion Graphics : Dan Williams
(Contact Richard Patterson at FourBentCorners.com For Usage Inquiries)
I created this project while celebrating my honeymoon in December 2015 in New Zealand and Australia. We were captivated by the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand.
The music of Tiki Taane created the soundtrack for our trip. We purchased his CDs, in a local record shop in Lake Taupo located on the North Island of New Zealand. Serving as the inspiration for our 800 mile journey across both islands of New Zealand, we knew exactly what music had to accompany the video we would eventually create back at home.
The graciousness of the people, fresh food, and rhythm of life in New Zealand are unbelievably inviting. Learning about the Maori culture was enlightening. Also a big thanks to our dear Aussie friends Nic, Marcele, and Sophia for the warm welcome as well.
Our surroundings sparked a number of enthusiastic conversations flirting with the idea of bailing on hustle of New York in order to raise a family in this place. I agree, a cliche conversation for two New Yorker newlyweds, but the allure was undeniable. Creating these visuals never felt like work, it felt like fun. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did wondering the countryside. Peter Jackson didn't have that tough of a job after all.