Ingrid Michaelson got particularly hands-on for her latest music video.
The indie pop artist released the official clip of her new breakup single "Hell No" in April, and it was the first music video completely filmed on Snapchat. But after seeing the Deaf West theater company's Spring Awakening cast perform on the Tony Awards last month, she was inspired to recreate the music video for a wider range of viewers.
So, Michaelson tapped six actors from the theater company who range from hard of hearing to deaf, and they appear in her new "Hell No" music video performing the lyrics translated to American Sign Language – and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the music video.
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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.
Watch Video - Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" in ASL by Rochester School for the Deaf - Read more . . . signed video
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