Alumnus Directs White Stripes Video for Deaf Professional Artists Network

by November 14th, 2011

Still from the "We're Going To Be Friends" video, directed by alumnus Nicolas Hill for D-PAN.

Check out this beautiful video of The White Stripes “We’re Going To Be Friends” directed by Film alumnus Nicolas Hill for the Deaf Professional Artist’s Network (D-PAN).

In the video–which has been featured on The Today Show, CBS News and has received more then 330,000 hits so far on YouTube–deaf and hard-of-hearing children sign the lyrics to the Stripes’sweet song about finding a new friend at the start of a new school year.

Hill, who graduated in 2001, is a co-founder of Lucky Airlines film production company, a company that specializes in commercials, music videos and industrial videos. D-PAN is an organization dedicated to promoting professional development and access to the entertainment, visual and media arts fields for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Head past the jump to see the video.

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2 Responses to “Alumnus Directs White Stripes Video for Deaf Professional Artists Network”

  1. Chris says:

    I absolutely LOVE the video! All of the students did a great job, especially the young girl who introduces the video. As a parent of a hard of hearing girl who is primarily oral, but who has also taken sign language classes, I found myself looking at the bottom of the screen for the captions as I do on the television at home. Why isn’t the video captioned?

  2. Mike Winder says:

    There are captions. If you can’t see them embedded here, watch the video directly at YouTube and you should be able to toggle them on and off.