Easter Weekend Production
The Easter holiday weekend is always a big production time for AMPCorp, traditionally for GK Music and AMP Productions.
This year, GK Music's band Beat's Myth again had its annual spring recording sessions for its new album. Guitar, bass, and some vocal and keyboard tracks have been recorded for six songs. Drum tracks, and most piano and vocal tracks, still need to be recorded. The first single, for which a music video has already been filmed, is slated to be titled "When We're Both Together," and will be released by the end of May to kick off Beat's Myth's 2012 album. Parts of two additional tracks for a Christmas album coming this December were also recorded.
Many bass recordings were done on the Friday the 6th, while most of the guitar, vocal, and some more bass tracks were finished up on Saturday the 7th. Music video production spanned both days as well but was most concentrated on the 6th, when many of the promotional pictures were taken, and Sunday the 8th, when more promotional pictures were taken and the recording session was closed out. The band members also celebrated the Easter holiday together with four-wheeler rides, meals, prayers, camping, and even Easter egg hunting and decorating. The album will be finished by the end of the summer, hopefully sometime in July, after the rest of the vocal, piano, drum and keyboard tracks are produced. Beat's Myth is scheduled to make two live performances on "The AMP Variety Show" which will be released in the autumn.
"The AMP Variety Show's" production will take place mostly in the summmer, so AMP Productions did not work on any projects this year during the big spring production session. Instead, D-Dowd Productions completed production on "Three Too Many" season II on Thursday April 5th, just before the GK Music recording sessions began. Emily Smith, a member of the band Beat's Myth, played a new recurring character this season: Principal Yost of Mark's school. While all production with Ben Carpenter, Robyn Moore and Alyssa Patches (who plays new character Crystal in 9 of the 10 episodes this season) had been completed earlier in April, Martin Groff and Emily Smith still had several scenes to film for the show. Smith plays the fun role of Yost, who hates 3rd grade teacher Mark leading to some comedic situations.
Principal Yost will appear in 4 of the 10 episodes of season II, giving Smith the smallest starring role of the show, but nevertheless establishing her as a new main character. This is Emily Smith's first starring role in a series (aside from appearances in "The AMP Variety Show") since the "What a Witch" series was cancelled in 2010 and a planned AMP Production "The Cats of North Road" which would have starred her failed to go into production. Brian Smith makes two small cameos in the season as well.
As of today, April 11th, post-production on all 10 episodes of "Three Too Many" season II is complete, though there is still much to be done before the series can be heavily promoted. Look for promotional photos on this website and on the AMPCorp facebook page, and trailers coming soon! The series is scheduled to begin releases this summer. Also, be on the look out for Beat's Myth promotional photos and singles throughout the rest of the year!