Music video within a short film dealing with dreams, realities and motivations.
Written By: KADRAE
Directed By: KADRAE
Titles like this one can be tricky to review. On one hand you have the movie itself and on the other you have a song, that directly relates to the video. Should you give precedence to the song itself or the lead-up to it? This is a film site however, so the decision seemed clear... or was it? The trials and struggles showcased within "Dancin' N2 The Sun" were presented artistically for entertainment, but in reality these are the very issues most of us deal with every day. Self worth, pressure and following your heart all take center stage here. The dramatic elements of every day life always make an entertaining piece; no exception here. In my humble opinion, it was the technical limitations of this video that really hindered the end result. That may be a little more harsh than some would like but the facts are simple. For me, the viewer, the end result is all that matters. I don't care about the amount of money used for the video, or how good it turned out considering this and that... For me, like any viewer I either like what I see or don't. Most people are ignorant to the hardships of film creation but it comes down to one simple phrase. It's either good or it's not. Financial or experience limitations have no say to the average viewer.
Video is a tricky thing. A lot can be forgiven with a good audio track and having a solid dialog recording. That's mainly where "Dancin' N2 The Sun" falls a little short. It's hard to remain focused on the screen when you have wind noise hissing and changing with every cut. The short film segment here really could have benefited from some decent audio. All aspects of bad indie audio are present. Wind noise, tone differences all over the place and random volume levels whenever anyone speaks. It's all here! With a good deal of effort put into recording the song itself, you would figure more care would have went into the audio portion of the film. This wasn't the case however, and the video aspect was seriously degraded because of that. The images themselves were handheld for the most part, and the whole movie sequence felt like an afterthought. Hidden in all this however, was one hell of a redeemer. The acting. The characters and actor portrayals were really damn good, never feeling canned or fake. The writing of the lead-up was also good, mirroring real life and providing a great back-story to the actual song. Even through the shaky video and bad audio the story and cast themselves rose up and delivered.
"Dancin' N2 The Sun" is entertaining enough to keep you watching, yet you'll grumble through some of the really bad audio issues. Keep in mind that even through this, you'll still watch it from start to finish. The acting and drama within the film are more than enough to make this film good, just not great. In closing I would like to add that the song itself is actually pretty frikken' good. If you simply want to hear a great tune FF to the end. You'll have no regrets, I almost guarantee it! If however, you have some time to kill and want to be entertained for around 20 minutes why not give it a watch when you can.
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