From a stylist perspective I was intrigued by the style choices. As a viewer and stylist, I felt as though in the video the couple was coming from a wedding or or some type of party (her dress to me, put me in the mind of a wedding dress). Then you have the voice over of another lady who was a side chick? But felt it was more and was pissed that it wasn't -or that maybe he wasn't honest with her.
The video follows the couple fighting until the girl decides 'No, I'm not having it." That is when the video changes.
This is where I'm excited to introduce the director Austin Edwards, better known as Lite Jones -which is how I will refer to him during this post. He got started early in the 12th grade doing video production classes and he even made a web series. Growing up he was always creative, but it was in high school when he really tapped into his creativity. There were two people that inspired Lite, one being Kendrick Lamar and one being his teacher, Robet Connelly, a communications teacher that really impacted his life.
Lite really loves telling stories, in particular "tragic romances" and you really feel that in 'The Overview/Movie night' video. As a viewer I saw a couple was meant to be together and dude stepped out. He was caught and then had to deal with the consequence of his actions -this is when the video changes.
But I want to take a step back and talk about the color effects of the video. I was enamored with the black and white effects of the video. To me, honestly it has an old school, hollywood glamour to it. Then the song changes and I don't know how exactly to express it but it's like I want to prove my ex wrong kind of vibe. I'm going to be great. I'm going to succeed.
What I love about Lite is that he puts his all into his projects. For example, I asked him what all went into directing a video and he told me it can take roughly 2 days. But the work that goes into it is another story. "Its all about the description, and what it is you are trying to portray,"
As far as his future goals? "Learning coloring on a video -that skill set- is key," he told me. But also Lite as a dream to create a short film!
As a viewer I loved the video! I thought it was very well done and shot. I watched it a few times and each time I felt like I learned something knew or found a different layer to the video. From the color effects, to the little bit of audio in the midst, and then the change of song. There is so much to unpack and think about. As a creator myself I love when another artist gives you something to really dive into and think about. Which is what I think you get with this video.
And you know, after seeing this video, I am 100% going to keep watching what Lite Jones does! I feel certain you will see more from him!
If you haven't seen The Overview/Movie Night by Big Rucks. you really should! It is a great video and Lite Jones is behind it!
Thanks for reading! And Stay tuned!