The 2022 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was recently awarded to Mustafa, for his clip for his own track, Ali. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that were eligible for the 2022 prize, including this one from a Toronto pop/R&B artist.
Alex Porat - Dimension
Alex Porat is a Toronto-based pop/R &B singer. Her most recent single, Sensitive, came out in May 2022 and her first album, Miss Sick World, was released in 2021.
The music video for Dimension, directed by Iris Kim and released in 2021, is a disco pop dream. The video is all about wanting someone you can’t have but hoping that maybe in another world you are with that person. The video starts off with Alex dancing in a darkly lit red-hued room. The camera is spinning around giving a topsy-turvy effect that is synced up to the music in the background of the melody. The second setting in this video is a brightly lit blue-hued scene with clouds - it is the total opposite of the darker lit setting which plays with the ‘being in another dimension’ aspect of the song.
Throughout the video, Alex’s dance movements work seamlessly with the melody and the various camera angles. The same dance movement continued perfectly from the red-hued scenes to the blue-hued scenes. It is a testament to not only the direction of the video but the amazing editing. Overall, this video is eye-catching and you simply can’t look away.
You can listen to Alex Porat on various audio streaming sites.
Starring: Alex Porat
Director: Iris Kim