'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 http://www.vimeo.com/26294157. 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