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Compass College News

January 5, 2017

Local Film Students Create Music Video With Renowned Film Director

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (January 5, 2017) — Internationally recognized film director, Harold Cronk (God’s Not Dead , God’s Not Dead 2), teamed up with film students from Compass College of Cinematic Arts to create a stunning music video featuring singer-songwriter Micah Tyler and his chart-topping song, Never Been a Moment . Filming took place at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, with a large timepiece in the background creating a nostalgic backdrop for the video. The video is now available on VEVO.com and Tyler’s YouTube channel, MicahTylerVevo.

“It was a great opportunity to learn from an incredibly successful director,” said Brandon Patterson, a Compass College senior who was selected to be the First Assistant Director on set. “I was nervous, but Harold was very gracious and humble about it. I learned a lot from him and the crew.”

Cronk currently is in post-production for his next feature film, God Bless the Broken Road, which features Micah Tyler’s music. Several Compass College interns and alumni have been working on the film. When the opportunity arose to create a music video for Tyler, Cronk reached out to Compass College offering interns and students in the music video and sound design courses experience working with professionals.

“Harold is an excellent teacher who continually offers Compass students excellent on-set opportunities,” said Compass College President, Keri Lowe. “Even with his success as a filmmaker, he continues to look for ways to serve and give back to his community.”

Compass students worked on many different aspects of the music video project, from scouting locations to camera work, assistant directing, sound and editing.

For Compass College senior Paul Rice, “The most exciting part of the process has been post-production. I was selected to work as the primary editor for the project. It has been a great opportunity for me to work on a professional project.”

The music video can be viewed on Vevo.com and Micah Tyler’s YouTube channel, MicahTylerVEVO. God Bless the Broken Road is expected to hit theatres summer, 2017.