Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester , NY
By Sarah Tadeo
June 1, 2016
A different kind of music video debuted in Rochester this week, as local deaf and hard of hearing students unveil a completed sign language rendition of hit rock song The Middle Wednesday.
American Sign Language music videos of Pharrell’s Happy and Phillip Phillips’ Home, created by students at Deaf Film Camp at Camp Mark Seven in Old Forge, went viral on Youtube in the last two years. They were, in part, the creative vision of Stacy Lawrence of Pittsford, the founder and former executive director of Deaf Film Camp.
In May, Lawrence was instrumental in bringing deaf director and cinematographer Wayne Betts Jr. to Rochester School for the Deaf to help craft a new and unrelated video to those produced at Deaf Film Camp, set to the 2000s hit by Jimmy Eat World, with students in the school’s American Sign Language Video Production class.