Behind The Scenes: High School Football ‘Call Me Maybe’ Video

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CLEVELAND – Just days away from the first high school football games of the season, Fox 8 wants to showcase the spirit of the players.
Reporter Annette Lawless gives us a behind-the-scenes look at making the parody video to Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe.”

Avon Lake High School was the very first team I shot footage of, and unfortunately, it was pouring rain outside, so we decided to move our photoshoot inside. Here’s a take of their moves – and some mistakes – is a tribute to Harvard baseball’s parody of the song.

The boys at St. Ignatius were fired up to be a part of the video. One of my favorite parts of working with them was definitely their singing abilities – and those awkward moments when they didn’t know the lyrics.

As for creativity, the seniors at Solon High School topped the list with their flashy dance moves. Boy, did these guys have personality to go with. Meet the Solon Comets.

Orange high school had plenty of guys that brought a lot of flair to our videoshoot. Check out this behind-the-scenes footage of my time with the Orange Lions.

A lot of coaches didn’t tell the players what I was doing when I showed up at practice, but the Riverside football team knew who I was. As they walked onto the field, they started busting out the song before we got started. Here are the spirited football players of Riverside High School.

We were fortunate to have the support of coaches from all the teams that participated, but Shaw’s Coach, Rodney Brown, was incredibly generous by giving me the most time of all the teams. Coach even makes a cameo in the video. Uh oh!

We were fortunate to be able to fit in our seventh – and final team for the video – Lake Catholic High School. Even on a muddy field, these guys didn’t mind getting a little wild to show off their team spirit.

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