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Newsday's Battle of the Bands winner Oak & Ash: Behind the scenes at their music video shoot

When Long Island's Oak & Ash won Newsday's inaugural Battle of the Bands contest, they didn't just win bragging rights.

As part of their prize, the pop-rockers also scored a professional music video filmed by Newsday's Emmy Award-winning videographers.

Take a look at the making of the video for the band's new single, "Step Into the Light," over two days of filming at The Paramount in Huntington and Newsday headquarters in Melville.

Oak & Ash singer Rich Tuorto plays the
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Oak & Ash singer Rich Tuorto plays the piano at The Paramount in Huntington on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Oak & Ash drummer Bryan Garbe, center left,
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Oak & Ash drummer Bryan Garbe, center left, and singer Rich Tuorto, center right, on set at The Paramount in Huntington during the first day of filming for their music video for their new song, "Step Into the Light," on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Video editor Raychel Brightman and multimedia producer Jeffrey
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Video editor Raychel Brightman and multimedia producer Jeffrey Basinger film the music video for Newsday's Battle of the Bands winner, Oak & Ash, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at The Paramount in Huntington.

Dancer Elizabeth Burke, left, and Newsday social media
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Dancer Elizabeth Burke, left, and Newsday social media intern/video extra Danielle Ferrari on set at The Paramount in Huntington on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Oak & Ash band members scope out The
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Oak & Ash band members scope out The Paramount in Huntington during the first day of filming for the music video accompanying their new song, "Step Into the Light," on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Multimedia producer Jeffrey Basinger and video editor Raychel
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Multimedia producer Jeffrey Basinger and video editor Raychel Brightman film the music video for Newsday's Battle of the Bands winner, Oak & Ash on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at The Paramount in Huntington.

Multimedia producer Jeffrey Basinger films the music video
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Multimedia producer Jeffrey Basinger films the music video for Oak & Ash's new song on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at The Paramount in Huntington.

Jeffrey Basinger films the music video for Oak
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Jeffrey Basinger films the music video for Oak & Ash's new song on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at The Paramount in Huntington.

Jeffrey Basinger films the music video for Newsday's
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Jeffrey Basinger films the music video for Newsday's Battle of the Bands winner Oak & Ash's new song on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at The Paramount in Huntington.

Elizabeth Burke, a featured dancer in the Oak
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Elizabeth Burke, a featured dancer in the Oak & Ash music video, appears on set at The Paramount in Huntington on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Elizabeth Burke, a featured dancer in the Oak
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Elizabeth Burke, a featured dancer in the Oak & Ash music video, appears on set at The Paramount in Huntington on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Members of Oak & Ash on set at
Credit: Eileen Kotak

Members of Oak & Ash on set at The Paramount in Huntington during the first day of filming for the music video accompanying their new song, "Step Into the Light," on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Jeffrey Basinger films the music video for Newsday's
Credit: Eileen Kotak

Jeffrey Basinger films the music video for Newsday's Battle of the Bands winner Oak & Ash's new song on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at The Paramount in Huntington.

Jeffrey Basinger films the music video for Newsday's
Credit: Eileen Kotak

Jeffrey Basinger films the music video for Newsday's Battle of the Bands winner Oak & Ash on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, at The Paramount in Huntington.

From left, Newsday's vice president of public affairs
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From left, Newsday's vice president of public affairs Paul Fleishman, director of consumer marketing Royston Wilson and consumer marketing copywriter Jay Kraidman with Oak & Ash members Chris Tuorto, Rich Tuorto, Bryan Garbe and Paul Gramigna, with dancer Elizabeth Burke at The Paramount in Huntington during their music video shoot on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Oak & Ash band members (from left, drummer
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Oak & Ash band members (from left, drummer Bryan Garbe, bassist Paul Gramigna, singer Rich Tuorto and guitarist Chris Tuorto) on set at Newsday in Melville during the second day of filming for the Battle of the Bands winner's new song, "Step Into the Light," on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Music video extras on set at Newsday during
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Music video extras on set at Newsday during the second day of filming for Battle of the Bands winner Oak & Ash's new song, "Step Into the Light," on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Newsday staff set up lighting before filming Battle
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Newsday staff set up lighting before filming Battle of the Bands winner Oak & Ash's music video at Newsday on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Newsday staff set up lighting before filming Battle
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Newsday staff set up lighting before filming Battle of the Bands winner Oak & Ash's music video at Newsday on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Multimedia producer Jeffrey Basinger, left, and Newsday staff
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Multimedia producer Jeffrey Basinger, left, and Newsday staff set up lighting before filming at Newsday on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Video editor Raychel Brightman and multimedia producer Jeffrey
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Video editor Raychel Brightman and multimedia producer Jeffrey Basinger on set at Newsday during filming for Battle of the Bands winner Oak & Ash's new song, "Step Into the Light," on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Oak & Ash band members (from left, guitarist
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Oak & Ash band members (from left, guitarist Chris Tuorto, singer Rich Tuorto, bassist Paul Gramigna and drummer Bryan Garbe) on set at Newsday during the second day of filming for their music video on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Video editor Raychel Brightman films at Newsday during
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Video editor Raychel Brightman films at Newsday during Oak & Ash's music video shoot on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Multimedia producer Jeffrey Basinger, left, films members of
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Multimedia producer Jeffrey Basinger, left, films members of Oak & Ash during a shoot for the Battle of the Bands winner's music video for their new song, "Step Into the Light," at Newsday on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

From left, Oak & Ash guitarist Chris Tuorto,
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From left, Oak & Ash guitarist Chris Tuorto, singer Rich Tuorto and drummer Bryan Garbe on set at Newsday during the second day of filming for their new song, "Step Into the Light," on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Video editor Raychel Brightman, left, and social media
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Video editor Raychel Brightman, left, and social media intern/music video extra Danielle Ferrari on set at Newsday during filming for Battle of the Bands winner Oak & Ash's new song, "Step Into the Light," on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Extras hang out on set during the second
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Extras hang out on set during the second day of filming for the music video for Oak & Ash's new song, "Step Into the Light," at Newsday on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Oak & Ash band members (from left, drummer
Credit: Barry Sloan

Oak & Ash band members (from left, drummer Bryan Garbe, bassist Paul Gramigna, singer Rich Tuorto and guitarist Chris Tuorto) on set at Newsday during the second day of filming for their new song, "Step Into the Light," on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Extras hang out on set during the second
Credit: Barry Sloan

Extras hang out on set during the second day of filming for the music video for Oak & Ash's new song, "Step Into the Light," at Newsday on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Band members, video cast and crew wrap the
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Band members, video cast and crew wrap the second day of filming on the music video for Oak & Ash's new song, "Step Into the Light," at Newsday on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

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