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WoW Moviewatch: Ding!

Ding! is another piece by Dreyfus Xano, who created the Million Miles from Home. It's a music video using original lyrics, as far as I can tell. (If it's really a cover of something, I'm not sure I recognize the song.)

At first, the video felt pretty rough to me. However, I found by the time I listened to it all, the lyrics and hook grew on me. Dreyfus could use some vocal practice, but the earnestness and passion help brings the music up to a higher level.

Xano shows a lot of class in this video, methodically giving shout-outs to other machinima and filk creators who have inspired him. While I don't know if he's had contact with any of the folks, it's still a nice touch to say "thank you" to people who've helped him find his passion.

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WoW Moviewatch: Million Miles from Home

This is a new movie by Dreyfus Xano, inspired by a Soosdon video from a while back. Xano's machinima is actually chock-full of references to other members of the machinima community; there's so many shout-outs in here I can't separate them all out. Million Miles from Home also has a guest star you probably recognize: Nananea.

Xano has been working on his machinima skills for a little while, and Million Miles from Home represents a significant step up for the creator. Using a story within the video helps give the action some frame and motion. That technique definitely seemed to help Xano's work, so I'd encourage him to keep working within a narrative framework.

Million Miles from Home won't be everyone's cup of joe, but I think it's worth the watch. I definitely hope to see Xano keep creating, and I look forward to the next.

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