The first episode of Cooking With Gas 2013 dropped a short while back and was a masterclass in nocturnal urban jibbing. But before you watch this gem again, we caught up with the man, the myth, the legend that is Mr Eero Ettala to ask him about this season 2 of this web series centred on himself, Heikki Sorsa and Lauri Heiskari…
The first episode was, like last year, pretty street heavy in Helsinki, but also pretty mouth watering too. What’s is the next one all about and when is it out?
Yeah man, it ended up snowing a ton in Helsinki, so filming the first episode was pretty convenient for us. But for the 2nd webisode we were forced to drive out of town to find the snow, so we ended up going to Jyväskylä and Kuopio in Finland and then taking the boat over to Tallinn, Estonia. And I feel like that worked pretty good, since we ended up hitting only new spots and got some new inspiration along the way. The next webisode is coming out on the Onboard site next Wednesday!
How many episode are you aiming at for season two?
We are going to make 6 action packed webisodes again this season, but also behind the scenes webisodes out of each action webisode with Red Bull. So basically 12 in total, plus full parts in the end and maybe slam sections, haha.
Are you going to shoot in the Alps this season? What are your plans for the coming weeks?
We are in the USA right now, filming for our 4th webisode for 3 weeks and after this trip we are planning on going to France, actually in Meribel, for some radical park shredding!
Lauri is gonna be shooting with you all season this time, what does it change now the crew’s more of a trio?
He was already shooting with us a bit last season and felt like a natural pick to bring along for the whole season – me and Heikki really enjoy riding and filming with him. But of course also having the 3rd rider around all the time makes the crew more productive and we are getting more shots than last year.
We saw the ‘Kill Bill’ reference in Episode One… But who the hell is Black Mamba?
Hahaha, calling the first webisode Black Mamba didn’t really make any sense… But this season we figured that we would give each webisode a name. A hashtag name, that people could go on Instagram and type #blackmamba and see photos from the film shoot of the first webisode. The second webisode is going to be called Fart Margarita – #fartmargarita – so you get the idea, that these names don’t really mean anything. And the 3rd one is #makebananacry.
Last year you said in 2013 you might be boiling with oil. Is it not disappointing to see you’re still cooking with gas? Or did you just change your mind?
Hahaha, yeah we figured that cooking with gas was working pretty good, so why change it? But we are always keeping our options open for next season…Be might be cooking with something else than gas, you never know. We are going one year at the time and seeing if kids are stoked on what we are doing.
This season, who’s the ‘Sahara’ person?
It seems like the Sahara person is always the main filmer, so this year it is Mikael Ahtikari. He is definitely the guy on the crew that is picked on the most!
What’s the best story from the sessions so far this season?
Loads of stories, but I think this is a funny one. You know when you are in your full snowboarding kit and fart on the hill and the smell comes out of your jacket straight to your own nose? We started calling that El Klassiko, so that’s why the 4th webisode is going to be called #elklassiko. Loads of El Klassikos have gone down this season!
If you haven’t done it yet, sit down and fix your eyes on the First Ep of Cooking With Gas Season 2: