Recording artist Kayla released a new video on Friday, July 16th. Never Tear Us Apart pays tribute to INXS, with black & white footage of Kayla performing the song true to its original recording. After the first verse, the setting changes dramatically, with the black & white setting transitioning to a bright pink environment that reflects the artist’s updated take on the classic track.
The project was produced by Ty Fy Studios (https://tyfystudios.com) in Orlando, FL, and represents Ty Fy Records’ debut single and video for the artist, which is now streaming on all major platforms.
“We wanted to film something that would catch your eye without being too over produced, so we went with a ‘simpler’ concept of a performance-style video,” explains Ty Fy Studios’ general manager Frank Filipo.
The video was shot at Solar Studios in Orlando, where the song’s drum tracks were also recorded. The set was dressed using pipe, drapes and uplighting.
Trent Staten’s Acceler8 Productions provided lighting and camera gear for the shoot, which spanned five-plus hours. Imagery was captured using Blackmagic’s Ursa Mini Pro 4.6k cinema camera and two Pocket Cinema 6K cameras. Insert shots were recorded using a DJI Osmo pocket camera.
Alongside Kayla in the video is Roger Butterley on guitar, Dan Fontana on bass and Matt Brown on drums. The video was co-directed by Fontana, Trent Staten and Filipo. Fontana also served as executive producer. Staten and Matt Geunardi served as camera operators.
The ‘Kayla’ logo was created by Steve Barkofski, and the video’s opening animation was created by Chris Deroche (mackeemousemedia). All editing was done by Jeff Brown using Adobe Creative Suite, running on an iMac Pro. The Ty Fy Records animation at the end of the video was created by Joey Morelli.