Thinking Bee Joins Forces With Singer Lauren Rainey For Milestone Country Music Video

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Thinking Bee Productions teamed up with singer/songwriter Lauren Rainey to produce the first country music video shot entirely with an HTC 4G EVO cell phone.

Once upon an August Thursday, Thinking Bee Productions was invited to come play with singer / songwriter Lauren Rainey. The task? Shoot a music video for her song "Crazy in Love." The rules of this game? Shoot exclusively with the HTC 4G EVO cell phone from Sprint using only existing lighting.

"I absolutely love the song," says Thinking Bee's Bill Filipiak. "That alone had me in. To be able to play with new technology as well, spoke directly to the very reason we started Thinking Bee. Shooting a music video with nothing but a cell phone and a hot August sun proved challenging, but demonstrated how quickly technology is changing the way artists can promote themselves in today's market place. Good music is good music true, but sometimes you need a creative spark that peaks an audience’s interest, especially for an indie trying to break out. Thanks to the advancement of personal video options such as Sprint’s Evo, artists now have so many more options for creating video and in turn more ways of getting their music out there with nothing more than a vision and a hand full of friends who want to help.”

“CRAZY IN LOVE” is the first country music video to be shot in this format and was captured in one afternoon with a crew of three (one of whom was the talent).

“We are always ready for a challenge," said Thinking Bee SVP Jo Hunt,“ and the idea of being the first to produce a video in this format while taking on the responsibility of making it a great video – with no crew, lighting, or soundstage was very compelling. But we also knew going in that the camera loves Lauren and it’s a great song so we were confident it was possible with those elements as our baseline.”

To view “Crazy In Love” visit

Singer/Songwriter Lauren Rainey came to Nashville via North Carolina in 2005. A broadcast major, Lauren landed her own show on CMT's broadband network "Loaded" and was a segment reporter for "CMT Insider." Most recently she has been traveling with "Rascal Flatts" during their 2010 "Nothing Like This Tour" as the host of the show. Rainey co-wrote “Crazy In Love” with Spencer Tenney. Learn more about Lauren at

Founded by director/editor Bill Filipiak and producer Jo Hunt, Thinking Bee Productions is a Nashville based company with a focus on the cutting edge development and production of unscripted series, music videos, documentaries and web content used for the purposes of marketing through social mediums such as youtube, myspace and facebook. Less than a year into its inception, the company is currently producing web series for artists Kaci Bolls, Savannah Jack, Jacob Lyda (for Davis Entertainment) and Sherrie Austin. Principals Filipiak and Hunt continue to direct/produce and edit television series “Meet The Wilsons” for RGK One Shot and CMT Canada (24 episodes). The company is also currently in post-production on an independent documentary film on the legendary pop group The Cowsills in conjunction with Executive Producer Louise Palanker. Several unscripted series are also in development.

For more information about Thinking Bee Productions or “Crazy In Love” visit their Website at


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