Rec » Destination Lake Taupo
How do you pronounce Taupo? Last month we shot and produced a fantastic web video for GreatLakeTaupo.com, demonstrating the correct way to say Taupo (Toe-Paw). The video would be shot in one fast and furious day, covering eight locations! The 48-hour film competition was great training for this project I must say.
The story follows an Irish tourist and a charismatic local on an adventure through Taupo meeting people pronouncing the city's name correctly and not so correctly. The main theme was about giving the correct pronunciation a go regardless of whether you stuff it up! The Taupo district council were very happy with the result, and in its first week on youtube, the video received over 1,800 views! This is a fantastic result and we look forward to the view count snowballing as viewers share the link with their friends and family.
The scene with the GPS Navigation was thought up by Murdoch and Borden on the way to Taupo - when the actual navman they were using miss-pronounced Taupo!