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MUSIC VIDEOS 34 POST JULY/AUG 2021 KAYLA - NEVER TEAR US APART Recording artist Kayla released a new video on Friday, July 16th. Never Tear Us Apart pays tribute to INXS, with black & white footage of Kayla performing the song true to its original recording. After the first verse, the setting changes dramatically, with the black & white soundstage transitioning to a bright pink environment that reflects the artist's updated take on the classic track. The project was produced by Ty Fy Studios ( in Orlando, FL, and represents Ty Fy Records' debut single and video for the artist, which is now streaming on all major platforms. "We wanted to film something that would catch your eye without being too over produced, so we went with a 'simpler' concept of a performance-style video," explains Ty Fy Studios' general manager Frank Filipo. The video was shot at Solar Studios in Orlando, where the song's drum tracks were also recorded. The set was dressed using pipe, drapes and uplighting. Trent Staten's Acceler8 Productions provided lighting and camera gear for the shoot, which spanned five-plus hours. Imagery was captured using Blackmagic Design's Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K camera and two Pocket Cinema Camera 6K models. Insert shots were recorded using a DJI Osmo pocket camera. Alongside Kayla in the video is Roger Butterley on guitar, Dan Fontana on bass and Matt Brown on drums. The video was co-directed by Fontana, Staten and Filipo. Fontana also served as executive producer. Staten and Matt Geunardi served as camera operators. The 'Kayla' logo was created by Steve Barkofski, and the video's opening animation was created by Chris Deroche (mackeemousemedia). All editing was done by Jeff Brown using Adobe Creative Suite, running on an iMac Pro. The Ty Fy Records animation at the end of the video was created by Joey Morelli. VANESSA GIMENEZ - MAKE IT RAIN Vanessa Gimenez (@v_gimenezzz) recently released her debut single Make It Rain, which marks the first new music from the art- ist since the disbandment of her previous project, Swimming Girls. The video was directed and edited by Roo Primrose, who says, "Vanessa wanted to capture elements of her Camden upbringing, whilst merging them with childhood beach-side VHS footage, and a dreamlike reimagining in the present." To create the nostalgic collage, the production made use of a range of formats and treatments. "Documenting a trip to the ocean, Vanessa invited her closest childhood friends," says Primrose. "This was to capture the awe one feels when they are transported back to a child-like state. The bulk of this filming was done on iPhone, then graded using an app. We used HD footage sparingly to add vivid pops of the waves." Gimenez's debut solo EP will follow later this year. JD REYNOLDS - WHATEVER Country singer/songwriter JD Reynolds set the scene for "a no muss, no fuss kinda night" with her new video for Whatever. The music video features Reynolds and her girl gang jumping in their Jeep Gladiators and heading out for a night at the bar, where they enjoy each other's company, simply because it's all they need. The project was produced by Tommirock ( in New South Whales, Australia, and was shot using Blackmagic Design's Ursa Mini Pro with Xeen cinema lenses and Tiffen filters to the Blackmagic Raw codec. For the Jeep shots, director/DP Joel Black says the team rigged their van with speed-rail and attached a Black Arm to support the DJI Ronin 2 gimbal stabilizer and Ursa Mini camera. The bar scenes, in which the girls party and dance on the counter top, were lit using Forza 500 LED COB lights and Nanlite 30C Parvo tubes, helping to bring color in from behind the bar. Editing was done in-house at Tommirock, with Zacari Stoltenberg cutting the project in DaVinci Resolve while Black simultaneously performed the grade in the studio's color suite. "We have a centralized NAS, which holds all the Raw data and DaVinci Resolve database over a 10GBE network," Black explains. "We have multiple suites that allow us to simultaneously work on projects." Tommirock uses 2020 Mac Pro computers and DaVinci Resolve hardware panels in both its editing and color suites. In addition to Black and Stoltenberg, Emily-Rose Steel contributed to the project, serving as a camera assistant.

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