Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

March 27, 2013

BCHS drama students showcase their talents in a music video

By SHELLEY SMITH
Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW —

Barren County High School students were transported in the time to the 1950s as extras in Kimberly Patrick’s country music video.

The video with Lamon Records was for Patrick’s song “The Truck.” Jay Todd, who played the role of the Beast in the BCHS’s recent production of “Beauty and the Beast,” landed the role of Patrick’s leading man in the video. The two drove around in a 59’ red Apache Chevrolet truck and shot a high school dance scene at the Barren County Middle School cafeteria along with other students as extras. Though Todd has acted on stage, it was his first time acting behind a camera.

“I’ve never done anything like this, but it was a great opportunity I wanted to take advantage of,” Todd said.

Donna Botts, who works at the Barren County Board of Education office, also does public relations for Lamon Records. She said the record label, based out of Nashville, typically shoots music videos in Nashville, but when they need extras for the videos she, at times, recruits the help of Barren County High School students. Botts saw Todd preform as Beast in “Beauty and the Beast” and thought he’d be perfect for the music video.

Todd said he enjoyed the ‘50s clothing and meeting new people during the shooting of the video.

He said video is a lot different than theater because you have multiple chances to get it right, but on stage you only have “one true chance.” He said he was especially amazed with how a full day of work could be compressed into a three minute video.

BCHS senior Samantha Hammer also played the school’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Hammer acted as an extra in the video for the high school dance scene.

She said she had a lot of fun recording the video with her friends and three sisters and dressing up.

“It’s fun to explore the past in that way,” she said.

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