The official release of a local country pop duo’s first music video will showcase the work of film students from Scottsdale Community College and the singing of a former student.
The music video features the song “Poor Folks” as performed by Alexis Driscoll and Julia Frys, who make up the group Heartlyn Rae.
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SCC students Jessie Johnson (director), Paulie Jorquera (director of photography) and Katy Roxanne (producer), led the production team. Some 45 persons were part of the production crew, including SCC students, faculty members, and staff, according to a press release.
Students in a TCM 251 class worked with the singers to select a song written by a top Nashville writer, create the treatment for the video, and planned and carried out pre-production, production and post-production work.
“The SCC Film School is proud of the overall effort of the students, faculty, staff, and mentors who joined with Heartlyn Rae to create this first music video for the group,” said Chris Jensen, co-chair of the SCC Film School, in the release.
Heartlyn Rae’s manager, Wendy Herst, who also served as executive producer of the video, says she was pleased with the final result.
“It was exciting to hear their (students) ideas,” she said. “Working with them on treatment was best part of the process. I was so excited by the ideas they came up with. They are very creative people.”
The collaboration began when Ms. Jensen served as a substitute instructor in a TCM 131 Announcing class that Ms. Driscoll was taking at SCC in the spring 2013 semester. That led to a two-month discussion with the Film School about how students could help the duo create its first music video.
The video has a fun, simple message that you don’t need money to enjoy life. It includes a choreographed line dance.
The filming took place last spring. A major part of the filming was on location in the Tucson Mountains in Marana. Other parts of the video were shot in the SCC Performing Arts Center, the school’s desert garden areas and other locations in north Scottsdale.
Heartlyn Rae has opened for national acts such as Clint Black, Little Big Town, Oak Ridge Boys, and performed at major Arizona venues and festivals including the Jobing.com Arena, Pepsi Amphitheater, Orpheum Theater, the Showroom at Talking Stick and Country Thunder.
The Film School has created a number of music videos over the years, including two that appeared on MTV and two that aired on CMT. One of the MTV videos was became a top 10 on the National music video network called “The Fuse.”
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