Well got the opportunity to work with the incredible label Curb Records & the very talented brotherhood OBB (brotherhood as in brothers). Ofcourse we’re always wanting to push the limits with these projects…so we decided to…walk on water… in the middle of a Huntsville downtown park…
Really love how it all came together!! again, such a pro crew & talents!
AL.com did a write up on it:
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – OBB, one of the hottest acts in the Christian music scene, will be making a music video Thursday night in downtown Huntsville.
OBB – short for Oswald Brothers Band – will film the video for their upcoming single, “That Kind of Faith,” starting around 8 p.m. in the Monroe Street pedestrian tunnel that connects Big Spring International Park with the Von Braun Center.
Joel Banta, a Huntsville native who is producing the video, said fans can watch the action from the west side of the tunnel closest to Embassy Suites but won’t be allowed on the set.
“Our idea is to take that tunnel and make a light tunnel out of it,” Banta told AL.com Wednesday. “We’re really trying to bring a different DNA – hopefully a music video DNA – to Huntsville.”
This will be the fourth Christian music video that Banta, founder of BilbyFilms and a 1999 Grissom High School grad, has made in the Rocket City.
Last year, he shot the video for Hawk Nelson’s “Words” in a cavernous warehouse at Huntsville International Airport owned by Triad Properties (Triad executive William Stroud is a family friend). In October, Banta got Christian stars MercyMe and about 100 extras to dance on Clinton Avenue downtown for their song, “Shake.”
Banta used a movie camera mounted on a hovering, remote-controlled “octocopter” for the MercyMe shoot, as well as a yet-to-be-released Ryan Corn video filmed in May on the 11th floor of the old Times Building downtown.
He said he plans to leave the small UAV grounded for tonight’s OBB shoot.
“We’re not doing it intentionally, because I don’t want to be stuck as “the octocopter guy,’” said Banta.
OBB – brothers Zach, Jacob and Nich Oswald from Atlanta – was discovered in 2009 during CBS Early Show’s “Singing Family Face-Off.” Nashville-based Curb Records signed the band in 2012.
According to a biography on OBB’s website, the band’s self-titled EP debuted at No. 23 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and at No. 39 on the Billboard Christian albums chart.
Banta said “That Kind of Faith” is intended to be the lead single from OBB’s first full-length album. ”"
written by Steve Doyle
ALSO: local news station did a write up:
Behind the scenes photos:
local news station covered the shoot:
The LYRIC VIDEO
THE MUSIC VIDEO :: SOON to BE RELEASED
Had the incredible opportunity to shoot for Curb Records with their artist Ryan Corn. Huntsville rolled out the red carpet & open the door to tape at the Huntsville Times Building. This shoot had more moving parts than any other project our crew has worked on. We flew an Octcopter 12 stories up had extras & talent scattered among the 11th & 12th floor acting along synced to the music. This was a one continuous shot sequence… in itself avails preponderance amount of potential problems… but after a plethora of takes… it worked out! We captured a one-of-a-kind music video that pushed the envelope of technology & cinema!!
The inspiration to this piece came from a great old Jimmy Stewart classic “Rear Window”, I wanted to nod to Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece but add a flavor of our own using modern cinematic possibilities.
Ryan Corn was a champ to work with, couldn’t have been more pro! The extras were all troopers as being a late night shoot spread across two nights, they stuck it out til the end, even when they were all covered in feathers… (check out the Behind The Scenes photo & video).
Thanks to Jeff Tuerff with Curb Records for allowing us to team up & produce this creative vision for the most talented artist Ryan Corn!
All though we’re not gona attempt this again! hahahah! (well maybe…who knows)
AL.com did a write up:
“HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The old Times Building in downtown Huntsville has a starring role in a new music video.
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ryan Corn and Huntsville film producer Joel Banta collaborated on the video for Corn’s debut single, “Wonderful Things.”
Banta said the video was loosely inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock classic, “Rear Window.” Using a small, remote-controlled helicopter fitted with a video camera, Banta filmed the dimly-lit top floors of the art deco Times Building at night.
As the lyrics to Corn’s “Wonderful Things” dance across the windows, you catch voyeuristic glimpses inside: a computer screen; a green chair; a man in a red shirt. As the song ends and the camera pulls back, all of downtown Huntsville comes into view.
The video has been watched nearly 38,000 times since being posted to YouTube on Aug. 8. “Wonderful Things” is the first single from Corn’s debut album of the same name.”
Wrapped Up Lyric Video for The Afters single Broken Hallelujah. Check it out!
Had the opportunity to cut this Bryan Popin piece together with the label’s footage. thanks goes out to Danielle Kimmey!
Wrapped Up Lyric Video for BJ Putnam’s new single Beautiful Love. Check it out!
We had the opportunity to create the Music Video piece for the band Hawk Nelson single “Words”. Really we had a great team spanned over the three shoot days; shot mostly in Huntsville, AL & a half day in Nashville, TN. But most all, thanks to ALL the crew… as none of us could have done it without the other, props to all 12 of you on shoot day! Talent…nothing but the best in Huntsville, thanks again for everyone who caught the vision & jumped on board.
Thanks to :
Huntsville Chamber of Commerce (Ken Smith), Triad Properties (William Stroud), Erwin Brothers for the WFF!, Cove Church, Rolling Hills Community Church & ofcourse….Jeff Moseley & Dan Michaels over at Fair Trade Services!