A TALENTED team of BCoT media students, led by their lecturer, have produced a music video for an up-and-coming band.

Scott Hayden, lecturer of creative media production, and the team of students worked with RedTails on a video for their single Brighter Place as part of a project designed to help promote new British music whilst giving students a chance to work in the industry.

Three-piece RedTails blend pop, dance and hip-hop to create their ‘futurepop’ sound. Musicians Rick Carrington (keys/samples/vocals) and Dan Alland (drums/samples) pooled their wealth of experience and musicianship together to create a foundation of catchy and inventive music, mixing original compositions, obscure sample manipulations and live drumming.

Lead singer Collete Francis-Lee is from Basingstoke, and is an alumni of both BCoT and the Academy of Contemporary Music.

Local businessman and entrepreneur John Hicks and UK Health Radio are helping to promote the track.

Scott said: "The video was partly filmed in the College’s art department in the summer.

"I had the media learners helping me out, but also make-up learner Chloe Ridout who did Colette’s make-up. Fashion learner Ciara Baron featured in the video.

"Actress Jaye Brand starred in the promo and other learners who worked as part of the team included Alex Scher-Smith, Peter Brand, Will Daniels, Justin Scher-Smith, Jordan Garwood, Nathan Jarman, and Katie McCallion.

"I’m proud of how it turned out considering we had no budget and only a month to film/ edit before I went back to lecturing in September.

"I am most proud of how my students worked alongside me and other professionals to gain invaluable experience on a project that they can add to their portfolio to help make them more employable."

The video is now on YouTube. Follow the link to have a look.