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Jun 01, 2016
Digital Entertainment Studio REBL HQ and A Capella YouTube Sensation VoicePlay Join Forces to Pay Tribute to the Tony Award-Nominated Broadway Hit Musical “Hamilton”

Today, digital entertainment studio REBL HQ, and a capella YouTube influencers VoicePlay, are proud to announce the video release of their latest cover featuring the song “My Shot” made popular by the Tony award-nominated Broadway hit musical “Hamilton.” To check out the video go to http://bit.ly/VoicePlay-MyShot.

No stranger to Broadway and Pop covers, a capella aces VoicePlay give their vocal treatment to Broadway’s acclaimed Hip-Hop show “Hamilton.” The group covers the song “My Shot” at a time when Hamilton is nominated for an unprecedented 16 Tony awards and is enjoying sold out seating for the foreseeable future. The song “My Shot” recounts the risky subject matter of secret conversations had by America’s future leaders leading up to the American Revolution.

“It’s really about a crucial point in American history which seems apropos as we’re taking our shot in our careers and many of the students of Full Sail are taking their shot here at REBL HQ” says Eli Jacobson, VoicePlay’s lead singer.

REBL HQ, a Maker Studios and Full Sail University collaboration, has been working with digital stars since opening its doors in March 2015. Most recently, REBL HQ joined forces with talented YouTube influencers VoicePlay, the Orlando-based a capella group creating original music, covers, and parodies solely using the sound of their voices. The desire to work together on a unique project was mutual, and the two groups began immediate pre-production.

“Having the opportunity to create expressive content with impassioned creators such as VoicePlay and helping them amplify their message is REBL’s key focus,” said Drew Walkup, General Manager, REBL HQ.

Shot entirely on the REBL HQ sound stages at Full Sail University, the music video was filmed over the course of one day on a set designed and built with the assistance of Full Sail's talented students. The crew was comprised of industry professionals and Full Sail film students participating in roles including camera operators, lighting designers and more. VoicePlay’s vocal percussionist Layne Stein served as creative director and worked directly with the crew throughout the production to create one of their best videos yet.

REBL HQ concurrently filmed a series of behind-the-scenes videos showing the creation of the music video, including techniques such as Vocal Percussion, Pitch Correction, and Isolating Vocals. The behind-the-scenes series are featured on Full Sail’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/FullSailUniversity).

About VoicePlay:

VoicePlay has enjoyed much success in a post “NBC’s Sing-off” world of a capella entertainment, and has toured the country extensively with their live theater show since their appearance on network television. The group is on a short break from their ongoing tour schedule to work on new content for their growing YouTube channel.

Website and Touring Schedule: http://www.thevoiceplay.com

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/theVOICEPLAYdotcom

About REBL HQ and Full Sail University:

Located in a facility that houses state-of-the-art video sound stages, REBL HQ creates content across genres such as comedy, gaming, travel, and more; provides Full Sail University students with real-world opportunities to participate on professional productions, as well as study development, production and distribution for online short-form video; and serves as an innovation hub for the evolving world of online video delivery systems, production techniques and storytelling.

Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

Full Sail offers Master, Bachelor, and Associate campus and online degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

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