Eye Trip (Level 1 2010)

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Aptly-titled, “Eye Trip” is a tightly edited and gorgeously shot piece of eye-candy. It’s easy to see why “Eye Trip” has been a best seller on iTunes for 2010-2011. It’s imaginatively edited, accentuating both the action and the beauty of the shots. Ahmet Dadali leads off the super-solid skiing with the sequence that won him the “Best Male” Award at the 2010 International Freeski Film Festival Awards.  His smooth style in the urban and back-country settings keeps you riveted with its primary colours jumping off the screen.  “Eye Trip” then keeps the pedal to the metal with terrific use of fast-forward and slow-motion that has J.F. Houle killing it to Iggy Pop’s “I Wanna Be Your Dog”.  The obligatory Alaska sequence is a visually impressive treat that includes new-guy Logan Imlach, Duncan Adams and Tanner Rainville.  Cued with a Fontan remix for a track from the Shout Out Louds, this piece sounds as good as it looks.  “Eye Trip”’s performance stand-outs include Tom Wallisch delivering the goods and showing why he’s Freeskier Magazine’s “Skier of the Year”.  Between the left-side and right-side spins that he dials in here and the left-side 1440 he throws in “Side By Side”, this year’s offering from Field Productions, there’s no getting around it – Wallisch has had a great 2010.  Wiley Miller drops some jaws, as always, with a fine sequence soundtracked to Ladyhawke’s “Magic” (which keen ears are going to remember showing up in Rage’s 2009 film Pretty Good”).  “Eye Trip” winds up with a big air sequence shot in Sun Valley on a ramp that redefines “huge” and skiing that redefines “graceful”.  Scored with Black Sabbath’s “Children of the Grave”, I guess it’s a small mercy that nobody died on this monstrous thing.  These guys make everything look easy and fun.  Awesome job from the Level 1 team. By Mark “The Attorney General” Quail – 9/10


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