This film is dedicated to the late Roger Ebert, who died at the age of 70, on April 4th, 2013. Ebert loved movies and even named our LipDub, "The Greatest Music Video Ever Made."
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) & Rob Bliss Creative (http://bit.ly/TaNJc4
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"The Grand Rapids LipDub Video was filmed May 22nd, with 5,000 people, and involved a major shutdown of downtown Grand Rapids, which was filled with marching bands, parades, weddings, motorcades, bridges on fire, and helicopter take offs. It is the largest and longest LipDub video, to date.
This video was created as an official response to the Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a "dying city." We disagreed strongly, and wanted to create a video that encompasses the passion and energy we all feel is growing exponentially, in this great city. We felt Don McLean's "American Pie," a song about death, was in the end, triumphant and filled to the brim with life and hope." - Rob Bliss, Director & Executive Producer
*Note: The "NEW WORLD RECORD" designation refers to size and scope, not duration. Storyboards and concept art by Greg Oberle.
This $40,000 production was entirely financed by the generosity of local sponsors that are listed below:
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (http://amwaygrand.com/
EasyRotor Helicopter (http://easyrotor.com/
Grand Vally State University (http://gvsu.edu/
Avanti Law Group (http://avantilaw.com/
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (http://www.krispykreme.com/...
Experience Grand Rapids (http://experiencegr.com/
Grand Rapids Downtown Alliance (http://downtowngr.org/
A.K. RIKK'S (http://akrikks.com/
Eastern Floral (http://easternfloral.com/
United Bank of Michigan (https://unitedbankofmichiga...
The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation
The Seccia Family Foundation
Fifth Third Bank (http://53.com
PNC Bank (http://pnc.com
Biggby Coffee (http://biggby.com/
Mindscape at Hanon-McKendry (http://mindscape-hm.com/
Harold Zeigler Auto Group (http://haroldzeigler.com
Express Signs (http://giantgraphics.com/
Hanon McKendry (http://hanon-mckendry.com
Cascade Engineering (http://cascadeng.com/
Rockford Construction (http://rockfordconstruction...
Siegel Jewelers (http://siegeljewelers.com/
Gentex Corporation (http://gentex.com/
Rob Bliss Events and SEF video
in association with Creo Productions
THE GRAND RAPIDS LIPDUB VIDEO
Keri Larsen Kujala
ASSISTANT TO THE PRODUCER
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Andrew Tingley, Creo Productions
FULL CREDITS HEREhttp://www.facebook.com/GRL...
"American Pie," written by Don McLean;
Produced by Ed Freeman for The Rainbow Collection, Ltd.
Grand Rapids Graphix: http://grandrapidsgraphix.com/