B. Taylor is a multi-award winning, recording artist, songwriter, and musician whose talents know no limits. The Sony Music artist has worked with industry moguls including Snoop Dogg and Flo Rida and has held the number one artist, producer, and songwriter position twice. Massive music success aside, B. Taylor is also a Navy Veteran and a Global Ambassador of Entertainment for The U.S. Military, Veterans, First Responders, and their Families.
His ongoing commitment to honor and serve his military family led him to write his latest song, “We Are One, Love Is All We Need”. With the world falling into disarray, he wanted to use his music to create an anthem of sorts. One that speaks to unity, love, and support of one another and pays homage to the men and women that risk their lives for our benefit. And in doing so, according to the Pentagon, “no one embodies the meaning of the “Call to Continued Service” ethos more than [the] Navy veteran and Hip Hop recording artist/producer. B. Taylor is creating a buzz not only in Hollywood, but across the country, and it’s not simply for his music… it’s about the music and what it represents … a change in culture … A change in thinking … change that will affect lives.”
In searching for a production company, B. Taylor wasn’t looking for your typical Hollywood flair, he wanted realism. He contacted us through a mutual friend who shared some of our past projects. Considering the on-going pandemic, he had a vision for this production that brought together all branches of the military and first responder communities. He wanted to work with an organization who could not only accomplish that goal, but one who also understood the communities he wanted to highlight, representing their journey.
As production wrapped, Alinea Co-Founder, Supna Doshi shared, “that every set, every active duty military member, every first responder, every family member, every civilian that gave their time and energy to make this happen, came with a divine energy of connection and love tied together by this music and the purpose to remind us all that we are one, love is all we need.”
- Concept Development
- Music Video Proposal
- Script Planning
- Location Scouting
- Film Date & Location Clearance/ Approval
- Casting (all remote)/ Voiceover/ Narration
- Music Video Storyboard
- COVID Protocols and Precautions
- On Set Wardrobe/ Hair & Makeup
- Video production: Producing, directing, Video editing
The making of this video was a true labor of love and one of vast collaboration. We worked heavily with the Department of Defense, B. Taylor’s team, Visit Tampa, the city of Tampa and St. Petersburg, multiple active duty military members, as well as a large Veteran community. We created the timeline, developed the casting calls, and secured the necessary filming permits.
We filmed over the course of 10 days, spanning 30 locations including the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stadium. These specific locations required additional approval before filming could commence. B. Taylor requested active-duty members from every military branch to be represented in the video. Due to the heavy military nature of the production, it was necessary that each branch of the military was represented accurately, as to gain approval from the Joint Chiefs of Staff within the Department of Defense.
Creating the narratives of our military families and first responders was key to the success of this video. With heavy COVID protocols in effect, we were able to witness a day in the life of these families as they get ready, hug their children goodbye, and knowingly brave the possible risks. We were required to capture a certain level of intimacy in entering their homes and places of business and they trusted us to do so.
Alinea Productions is a Veteran owned organization established with the intent of assisting other purpose-driven partners for the sake of our community. We strive for authenticity in our creative approach to storytelling. Guiding our clients through all aspects of our video production process, our connection-focused content is a reflection on our commitment to accurately represent your journey.
Our involvement with B. Taylor and the making of this video, “We Are One, Love Is All We Need”, is a great accomplishment in many ways. As an organization that strongly believes in community connectivity, meaningful dialogue, and positive social impact, we must recognize those that make the largest impact in our society. We would be nothing without their service and sacrifice.