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Clark LipDub to air on 'Inside Edition'

  •  Lucille Doorn, Betty Booth and Harry Booth
  •  Emily & Rudy Cooper are sweet in LipDub
  • Jane Brierley celebrates Clark LipDub premiere with members of GVSU video crew
  • Clark resident and board member Sam Bush fires bubbles for LipDub
  • Clark residents enjoy their LipDub premiere

Posted on July 18, 2011

'Inside Edition' has segment on the Clark/GVSU LipDub for tonight's broadcast

The syndicated program, "Inside Edition" will present a segment on the Clark/GVSU LipDub tonight. Check local listings for time and channel. The Today Show  and Good Morning America each broadcasted a segment last week of what may be the nation's first LipDub performed solely by residents of a retirement community - produced through the joint efforts of Clark Retirement Community and Grand Valley.

The LipDub premiered Monday, July 11, at Clark Retirement Community for residents and their families. The video posted on YouTube has had 302,883 views and was awarded "most viewed" in countries ranging from Egypt to Sweden. An additional 56,000 viewers watch it at Grand Valley President Thomas J. Haas spoke about the video on Michelle McCormick's talk show on WJRW 1340, last week, and many stories have been featured in local, national and international media.

Michael Buble’s cover of “Feelin’ Good” sets the pace and an infectious mood throughout the four-minute production. With more than a dozen unique scenes, there are humorous surprises as residents reenact the glamorous days of yesteryear and poke fun at stereotypical views of aging. From a synchronized swim scene to prune juice cocktails, more than 100 Clark residents gave their all throughout a grueling three hours of shooting.

“I loved the GVSU LipDub and thought, why can’t we do that?” said Jane Brierley, director of Marketing and Admissions at Clark. “The residents and students had a fabulous time working together. From practices to sharing meals, it was an amazing experience for everyone.” 

Also deserving credit are the video production crew members, consisting of many current students and recent graduates of Grand Valley’s Film & Video Program in the School of Communications:

Director Alan Ledford, April 2011 graduate
Producer Dayna Campbell, current student  
1st Assistant Director, Chris Coleman, current student  
Director of Photography James Morse, recent graduate  
Art Director, Brian Kung, current student  
Sound Designer, Christopher Greene, current student  
Visual Effects and Editor, André Guimond, recent graduate  
Section Assistant Director, Jackson Ezinga  
Executive Directors: Kim Roberts, GVSU associate professor of film & video in the School of Communications; and Jane Brierley, Clark Retirement Community director of Marketing and Admissions

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