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Students and Alumni Relish Working with Big-Name Film Director, Vocalist

Compass College of Cinematic Arts, a film college in Grand Rapids, recently collaborated with internationally recognized film director Harold Cronk to create "Never Been a Moment," a music video for vocalist Micah Tyler, of Texas. 

Tyler was named the Gospel Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year in 2013.

Cronk's credits include the movie "God's Not Dead" and "God's Not Dead 2".

Brandon Patterson is a Hudsonville High School graduate, Compass College student and Hudsonville resident who served as the first assistant director for the project. 

"This was a remarkable opportunity for Brandon to work closely with a director whose films have grossed millions of dollars," said public relations spokesperson Jessie Hollett.

Patterson helped form a group in Hudsonville which last spring teamed with area businesses and churches to collect more than 400 cases and 100 gallon jugs of water for families in Flint, where public water had been contaminated with lead.

Kevin Sytsma, a 2013 Compass College alumnus from Hudsonville, served as a camera operator on set. 

"It was great to see the Compass community come together with working professionals to create something really beautiful," Sytsma said of the project. "I usually don't get to see projects I've worked on, but it was a delight to see this."

The music video has been public exclusively on since Monday, Dec. 5, and was live on on Dec. 9.

(Story courtesy of Mlive, posted December 16, 2016 and written by Cathy Runyon)