In Holland, people go nuts when the first snow falls and then go completely insane when the water freezes. That's why we always win at least three iceskating medals during the winter Olympics. When I sit in the train and go through desolated areas you see on every piece of water people skating and children behind a chair learning it. But you might not believe it, it's actually a rare event, most of the winters are 3 months of depressing rain and grey skies. This is an hommage to the awesome Winters we had the last three years, just as the wintersongs by my friends from Tangarine are. Check them out, you'll start to love the cold if you not already did!
official music film for Tangarine's "White of the World" from their new album "Wintersongs: the December Sessions".
enlighten your winter and listen to the complete record freely here: wintersongs.nl / tangarine.bandcamp.com
about three quarters of the material in this film was shot by me, on a canon 550d / 50mm f1.4, a bare panasonic nv-gs320 (mini dv) and a canon 1014E AZ super 8mm camera.
other clips are taken from films by lealar, Vidar Johansson / Tomas Lundgren, Speak Easy Lab, Rasmus Mossige and Mark Burgh. (with permission)
directed by Jonathan Sterkenburg / muziektelevisie.nl / selection of my best films: j t sterkenburg