Olassa on set, photo courtesy Scott Jolley Production Services
Olassa is quickly gaining a lot of attention and popularity in Lawrence, and there’s a good reason why. Their music is catchy, their onstage presence is lovable (we’re a bit fond of that darling accordion player), and they’ve been putting in plenty of work to enhance their music.

One such example is their latest music video. Scott Jolley Production Services took the trio out to the Masonic Temple in Salina, Kansas, for the shoot. 80 hand painted backdrops were at their disposal, and the result is a visually stunning experience for the viewer. The backdrops would lower down for no more than five seconds before the next one came in, creating a constant movement around the musicians onscreen.

Enjoy the video below, and be sure to catch Olassa at the Lawrence Arts Center as part of Final Fridays tonight.

Pretty Flowers from Scott Jolley on Vimeo.

Check out the behind the scenes madness it took to make the video here. It involves a lot of precise timing, heavy work, backdrop pulling, and on-your-feet thinking from the crew, and is definitely worth a watch.



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

1 Comment

  • Scott Jolley, April 29, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    Thanks for the write up. I had a chance to tour the theater about a year ago and knew we had to figure out something to shoot in it. When I was introduced to Olassa, the equation was complete. This was easily one of my favorite projects in a film career that spans over 25 years. I am looking forward to our next collaboration.

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