It's a Wrap!

Summer Arts Academy 2018

It’s a Wrap

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On July 19th, twenty Harlem Hub students and five teaching artists began an ambitious journey at our inaugural Summer Arts Academy. They agreed:

  1. Our music students would write and record an original song.
  2. Our media students would produce the music video for the song.
  3. Our dance students would develop and perform choreography for the video.
  4. And our murals students would paint a mural that would be featured in the video.

On Monday, the song “Turn Up the Value” was recorded professionally by Produkt JRG in his music studio, and was mastered this week by Braille from Humble Beast. On Wednesday, filming began for the video with an assist from Friendly Films of A&E Networks. Today, production wrapped with the installation of the “For One and All” mural, an end of summer party, and a screening of a (very) rough cut of the “Turn up the Value” music video.

“Turn up the Value” music and video coming this fall. Stay tuned. Meantime, enjoy these updates via Instagram, and check out the The Sapling Daily Diary from the academy here.

Final Week Highlights #Repost @uhey_93 ・・・ |For•One•And•All| “Our goal for this camp will be for students to write and record an original song, produce a mural, learn dance choreography, and film a music video. Oh and we are going to finish it in two weeks” – @jeremyrdelrio ——————————————————————————— This is what @nycthrive does we take on big challenges. . . We push ourselves past our perceived limits. . . We CREATE community. . . The idea was for everything to revolve around justice in all areas of life for all people. . . Tomorrow is the final day where we will celebrate the hard work and success of these students. ——————————————————————————— Shoutout: @artbykekoa @flexx_of_sedc @randymasonmusic and Christine. . . Y’all have been so amazing to work with and see you demonstrate you’re expertise in your respective fields. . . #NYCThrive #Justice #Harlem #Create #PublicArt #Music #Film #Murals #HarlemHub #SummerArtsAcademy #LivingRedemption @cc4y @manhattanda

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Two weeks ago tomorrow, twenty #HarlemHub students and five teaching artists began an ambitious journey at our inaugural #SummerArtsAcademy. They agreed that our music students would write and record an original song. Our media students would produce the music video for the song. Our dance students would develop and perform choreography for the video, and our murals students would paint a mural that would be featured in the video. On Monday, the song was recorded professionally in a music studio, and is being mastered this week. Today, filming began for the video. By Friday, production will be wrapped. #TurnUpTheValue music and video coming soon. #BringArtBack #WeAreThrive @nyculture @nycschools @nycyouth @NYCService @manhattanda @cc4y @clorox @christinecasado @randymasonmusic @stephen_u93 @flexx_of_sedc @artbykekoa @friendly.films @produktjrg @bryanbraille

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