Citizens of Grand Rapids recently got together to film what they believe to be largest and longest (size and scope) LipDub video, a rendition of Don McLean’s “American Pie” involving 5000 people. The music video, filmed on May 22, involved a major shutdown of downtown Grand Rapids, which was filled with marching bands, parades, weddings, motorcades, bridges on fire, and helicopter take offs. The music video was created as an official response to a Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a “dying city.” The producers wanted to create a video that encompasses the passion and energy they felt is growing exponentially in their city. The music video is connected with a Facebook page and Twitter account.
Click on the image below to play the Grand Rapids LipDub music video in YouTube (HD)
The LipDub video was produced by Rob Bliss Events and SEF Video in association with Creo Productions, by executive producer/director Rob Bliss, executive producer Scott Erickson, line producer Josh Rubino, script supervisor Keri Larsen Kujala, assistant producer Melissa Dylan, director of photography Andrew Tingley. Music, “American Pie,” written by Don McLean, was produced by Ed Freeman for The Rainbow Collection, Ltd.