Listen. I swear by level 1. I have loved them for years for their soundtracks and cool vibe in the film.
But for me, i just dont know if it was the soundtrack (i have heard songs exactly like what was used in the soundtrack for eye trip) wasnt that good. Their werent any truly heady, electric songs that made you think "geez ive never heard a music like that before". I think there was to much hip hop for my taste. Usually in a ski movie there is at least one song that blows my mind. In eye trip there wasnt.
And as far as the skiing... top notch.... but i feell like there was this vibe going on like the skiers just werent having as much fun anymore, sort of like they were bored of what they were doing.
If i could pick an exact opposite to eye trip, it would be jiberishes movie "right back where we started" The vibe in the jiberish movie was way cooler and way deeper than the vibe in eye trip.
in my view level one is a faster paced less emo version of msp. Focused and yearbook were epic for msp. Level 1 is still super edgy and out there in high five with ladytron, shanghai six with the fischerspooner remix of kylie minogue, LSS with ladytron in the keystone shoot.
But the coolest thing about ski movies is epitomized in teddybear crisis and i think ski movies have drifted away from that.
There are tons of snowboard movies with the same perspective as tbc but i dont know why ski videos have gone downhill since 2005-2007, not in tricks but in overall aura.
scandinavian soundtracks are awesome in my opinion. cut copy was brought back to pks seg in a field movie that was cool. and cut copy was in tbc too so thats pretty ill.
are any videos from the alps really good? Is the rastafaride series with candide the best from those parks in the alps?
spark notes.... I think the recession is killing the vibe of modern vids... thats the only thing i can think of.