Platinum selling R&B/Hip-Hop group, Pretty Ricky arrived in town Monday to shoot a music video for their upcoming single, “Say a Command” at Florida State University’s Film School. The shoot featured local models, dancers, luxury cars and extras.
FSU Film School students were delighted to be chosen for this music video and worked hard to prepare the sound stage for the scenes.
“Pretty Ricky is a nationally known platinum selling group. I was more than willing to be the producer for the video and appreciative for the opportunity,” said Iman Zawahry, FSU Film School alum and producer of the music video. “All the scenes for the music video are on the green screen located on the sound stage.”
According to Zawahry, the budget was close to $10,000. Creativity was a key element in the production of the video and the artistic minds of the directors required many talented crewmembers.
FAMU students were among the crewmembers on set assisting with various tasks and participating in scenes with Pretty Ricky.
Models and dancers from different organizations on campus displayed their skills during the shoot.
“We definitely reached out to individuals or company’s skilled in body painting, make-up and costume design to capture the vibrant ideas for the video,” said FSU film student and music video director Ade Bajere. “We were excited to have outside help from many students at FAMU and FSU.”
“Say a Command” is the second single on the upcoming album titled, “Pretty Ricky” which is set to release in stores on Nov. 17.
Group members Diamond “Baby Blue” Smith, Spectacular Smith, Corey “Slick ‘Em” Mathis and Lingerie made an appearance at Down Under apartment complex, located on Old Bainbridge Road before the video shoot to greet fans and promote their album.
“We came to Tallahassee to show love and support to our fans as well as shoot our music video for our single,” Spectacular said. “This album is a continuation from our second album and will feature songs that we all can relate to, the clean version will be available in Wal Mart.”
The “Mayweather Live Show” was also live at Down Under Apartments hosting the event and filming all the action.
“I have a personal relationship with the group Pretty Ricky. They are all about the fans and we had to show the community love by bringing them here exclusively,” said Brashaad Mayweather, host of the “Mayweather Live Show.”
“We will also be filming the behind the scenes for the music video shoot,” Mayweather said.