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Watch: Albee Layer In “Black Wave”

This is the best edit we’ve seen since Julian Wilson in “Wayward”. 

cinema // Jun 28, 2017
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

The song plays, it’s called “Black Wave”, she (the singer) says we’re waiting on it. I’m trying to figure out how I feel about the soundtrack. It’s fast, slow, and drifts into an electro-punk grind. Then, Albee kicks out of the lip and his board suspends above the horizon. The next wave, he slips late into a barrel, his nose lifts behind the curtain and rides out high, unscathed. Suddenly, I nod to the tune and she screams, “DON’T TEST ME!”. 

Dan Norkunas, the gentleman responsible for the film and the edit, cuts to Albee’s fins. Streaks of black paint and the moon settles behind some clouds. Albee speeds down the shore in a nightmare sort of way; there’s no colour–just a highlighting of decals (somewhere his sponsors smile). “YOU DON’T WANT TO TEST ME!” Mr Layer lands a 540….err, “backside double spin“. It’s the least surprising bit of the clip. I decide I like the song, it works with the surfing. Shazam says it’s by K.Flay. The Vimeo description says it was filmed between breaks of cutting their documentary, Nervous Laughter. When Dan reached out, he introduced himself and said, “I work with Albee at Take Shelter Productions, we produce decent edits from time to time”. 

I watch decent edits from time to time. I watch bad ones too. And, this is the best I’ve seen since Julian Wilson in “Wayward” – although, it’s a quarter of the length. I’m going to watch it again. 

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