Children of Winter
|Children of Winter|
|Directed by||Max Bervy|
|Narrated by||Jonny Moseley|
|Cinematography||Josh Haskins, Logan Schneider|
|Production companies||Warren Miller Entertainment|
|Release date||October 22, 2008|
|Format||DVD, Blu-ray, digital|
|Running time||103 minutes|
Children of Winter is an action sports documentary, part of a set of annual ski films released by Warren Miller Entertainment. Its soundtrack features the Weezer songs "Troublemaker" and "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived", as well as the songs "Tuefel-Hunden" and "The Other End of the Friend" by Karlophone.
The documentary was released to theaters on October 22, 2008, and contains skiing clips from various locations around the world, set to music. It contains two Weezer songs from Weezer (The Red Album), the singles "Troublemaker" and "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn)", which are included in the "Bend, Oregon" and "Newschooler Jib" sections, respectively. The "Cordova, Alaska" and "Hakuba, Japan" sections use the songs "Tuefel-Hunden" and "The Other End of the Friend" by Karlophone, the musical project of Weezer historian, webmaster, and unofficial fifth member Karl Koch. The tracks are originally from the album I Must Find This Karlophone..., released in February of the previous year. This film is one of the very few appearances of Koch's songs outside of their respective albums, and their only soundtrack appearance. The film additionally contains music by Radiohead, Beck, the Foo Fighters, and various other artists.
"The Greatest Man That Ever Lived" music video
The segment of the film which features "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived" was released as a standalone music video to serve as promotion. It debuted on the extreme/action sports video sharing website GrindTV, and was later uploaded to the Weezer YouTube channel. It is implied that this was not meant to be the official or sole music video for the single, however no other official video would be released.
"The Other End of the Friend"
- SkiNet. (August 26, 2008). Archived from the original at https://web.archive.org/web/20080826074629/http://www.skinet.com:80/warrenmiller.
- Ski Movie Music. (2008). "Children of Winter". Archived from the original at https://web.archive.org/web/20081120222448/http://skimoviemusic.com/Ski-Movie/WM-Children-of-Winter.php.
- Koch, Karl. (December 9, 2008). "12/09/08 Greatest Man / Children Of Winter team-up!". Karl's Corner. Archived from the original on Weezerpedia at Karl's Corner - 12/09/2008.