Students work on Cledus T. Judd’s latest video

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Several programs at Collins Career Technical Center involved in filming, editing

GETAWAY – Almost 100 students at Collins Career Technical Center had the chance this month to see and participate in all aspects of making a music video.

Cledus T. Judd hired the school to do “Old Man Rap,” a three-day shoot that included several programs at the school.

Judd decided to involve the school, following a visit to the campus.

“He came to do a talk about drug-free living,” said James Woda, technical academy supervisor for CCTC.
Woda said the premise of the video is that Judd is a substitute teacher in vocational school and he raps about illnesses and other issues related to aging.

Judd, the stage name of James Barry Poole, 56, is a country parody artist from Georgia best known for his 1996 album, “I Stoled This Record”, which was certified gold.

Since 2012 he has been a radio personality on WTCR-FM in Huntington, having moved to town to be closer to his daughter.

Directed by Caleb Jones of Mass Media Engineering, the video was primarily a project of this program, with students participating in pre-production, principal photography, and post-production.

And we also involved a few labs, ”Woda said. “Machining and robotics built a putting green and a windmill.”

He said that cosmetology students are in charge of makeup, culinary arts are in charge of craft services, car collision is working on props and set design, public safety is in charge of safety on set and that many students also acted as extras in the video.

After three days of filming, Woda said all the photographs were completed.

“Now everyone, including the staff, is tackling the edit and we have until Christmas to send it out,” he said.


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