How she chose to move the camera from looking at the mid level of the trees to the forest floor, only to spin gave me a greater sense of space. I felt I knew exactly where she was standing and having the voice over present a place of reflection on where the boy feels he is in the world is beautiful. It felt very much like a poem or thought to express directly to an audience
Lost in the world. Beautiful poem yearning for a closer connection to a primitive place, I suspected it was much older than the video in question and possibly of Native American ancestry (I was wrong). The shot complements the poem nicely, though the individual and the sentiment never chance to meet.
I found it mildly engaging at the start of the shot, and then I got bored. Then it grabbed me again with the voice over, and then it lost me again. Then the girl showed up, and then it lost me again, so not very compelling overall. I was really into the poem initially though, so that's something. Not particularly bad, just overall, meh.
I feel like one sense is supposed to attach you to the boy (vision) while another (hearing) is meant to attach you to nature - and that within you, the connection he's searching for is made, or at least suggested? I like the concept, but ultimately, it feels pretentious and comes off hollow.
If nothing else, the nature in this scene is gorgeous. I am from the Pacific NW and it does capture the beauty that can be found in the forests of the region. What this film does though is mar the scenery with an overly self-indulgent poem that can only be described as "poemy", which insults me as an aspiring poet in my own right. The method in which the message is conveyed does not fit. It is not worth watching.