Emerson Goes Gaga
Behind-the-Scenes of Emerson's Lip Dub
December 09, 2010
Combine more than 400 Emerson students and faculty members, six samples of Lady Gaga songs, and an all-day video-shoot throughout the entire Emerson College campus, and what do you get? “The best Lady Gaga lip dub ever created,” said Pat Lambert ’12, creative executive producer of Emerson’s EVVY Awards.
“We saw the prospect of the lip dub music video to be a fun project that would tie together the entire campus and the entire student body—a project, when finished, that would embody the spirit of Emersonians.”
Emerson’s Lady Gaga lip dub was released at 10:00 pm December 8. It was originally dreamt up by the EVVY Awards student organization as a way to showcase the talents of the students involved in the EVVY Awards (an annual show that celebrates the work completed by students across all majors at the College). But it quickly became a way for all the student organizations at the College to collaborate on a highly produced film project.
“We saw the prospect of the lip dub music video to be a fun project that would tie together the entire campus and the entire student body—a project, when finished, that would embody the spirit of Emersonians,” said Jared Wyso ’11, executive producer of logistics for the EVVY Awards.
The lip dub was filmed November 11, but took several months of preparation to create.
“We worked with faculty, staff, administration; we worked with the Boston Police Department. There were 400 to 450 people involved; that’s people working behind the scenes tracking the cameras, working as assistant directors on set, production assistants, and then that's also people working as actors or talent in it… People who are watching YouTube don’t even realize how much work went into that, and that's what makes a really good production,” said Lambert.
The students are trying to make the video go viral on Facebook and Twitter by tweeting out the link and using the hashtag #EmersonLipDub.
“I think a project like the lip dub shows what Emersonians do best, we come together and create things that will blow you away;” stated Casey Regan ’12, director of the lip dub. “I'm proud to have been a part of it as an Emerson film student.”
The annual EVVY Awards, the 12-camera shoot, year-long production, and largest student award show in the country, highlight student work at Emerson College.
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