That Time I Produced a Music Video About Coronavirus

As most of my students, followers, and readers know, in addition to teaching English, I also produce videos. It's something that I've done alongside my teaching career. In recent years, most of my productions have been language training videos for companies. Luckily, I've been able to share some public video series like Hit The Road Paul and Idiomatic Inc.

But in March of 2020, I got the call to make a new video.

This time, it was for an American educational video production company called Muzology. They had decided to make a video about coronavirus. This is a company that has a unique style of making videos to teach math to high school students. Each one of their videos —which are usually math lessons— is created in the form of a cool and catchy music video.

For their coronavirus video, they would be working with an international team. Basically, a team of producers, singers and songwriters in the US and a team of visual artists in Latin America and in Europe. And to coordinate between the two, they sort of needed a producer.

More specifically, they needed a bilingual producer with experience. Someone who was a native speaker of both languages (English and Spanish). Someone who understood the process of making a video that is both educational and entertaining. Someone who can train people (in this case: the song performers) on how to record themselves at home with their smartphone, and make it look professional. And of course, someone who can do all of it via Zoom.

Well, it turns out they found the guy.

So here is the video, which as of this writing continues to be used by teachers across the US to bring awareness to students and parents about the coronavirus pandemic through a catchy song and cool visuals.


Featuring: Juno (Camila Cabello, Lizzo, Fifth Harmony); Chris Blue (The Voice - Season 12 Winner); Tom Yankton (Rascal Flatts, Chicago, RaeLynn); Toby Lightman (recording artist) & Divinity Roxx on bass (Beyonce, Victor Wooten, Fantasia).

Producing All Over The Map (aka The Coronavirus Song) was a great experience. I am grateful for having had the chance to work with wonderfully creative people from different parts of the world. And of course, for being part of a campaign to raise awareness about this critical health issue.

If you are a teacher or a student of English, I invite you to watch it and share it with others.

For more info on COVID-19, visit: https://www.coronavirus.gov  | For more music-based learning: visit https://www.muzology.com

Stay safe, guys!

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