BLUEMONT VA -- The music video filmed on the Paleo-Indian site has won 4th Place in the national flute contest hosted by Brent Haines & The Woodsounds Family. The video, called Prayer Song: "Calling the Rain," Native American Flute by Alan Stanz received 763 views to win.
"Indeed, many of the contestants have put tens of hours into the production of their four or five minute videos and it shows!" said Brent. "There are some truly spectacular productions in this collection. I am very proud of each of you."
"Calling the Rain" Authentic and Spontaneous
In the "Calling the Rain" video, Vietnam veteran and musician Alan Stanz age 73, stands where another people stood 10,470 years ago. Experts have authenticated the site where the video was filmed as Paleo-era.
Alan is spontaneously playing a new song. His first recording. Not from a song sheet, but from his heart. As he begins to play, it begins to rain.
This is a "one-shot" music video recorded on this spot. One take. One camera. One microphone. Authentic. Real.
"We give thanks in all things. For this opportunity. For this song. For this knowledge. For this place. For the rain," said René White video production manager and her husband Chris White CEO of the Native American Church of Virgina.
We at the Native American Church would like to give special thanks to the Avellino Studios for producing the video, Uber S'more Sound for the crisp sound and assistants Katie Stanz, Kara Stockwel and Emily Dean. And a huge thanks to Flutist Alan Stanz for creating this rare opportunity to include the Paleo-Indian site in a music video.
"May Eagle's wings carry your good works and good intentions far. We are excited to be witness to the good you created with this video," added Chris and René.
"As he begins to play, it begins to rain."
Winners of the flute contest are:
1st Filemon Lopez
2nd Jake McCoy
3rd Alida Santandrea
4th Alan Stanz
5th Barbara Scott
6th Howard Leon
7th Russ Jones
8th Bob Carlson
9th Nichole Arrington Cochran
10th Frank Ravenwolf Henninger
11th Mike Sexton
12th Bill Huffman
13th Priscilla Rodrigues
14th Stephen Darnell
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