August 21, 2014 in Community News
Fan-made videos from around the world have brought Pharrell Williams to tears. Well, there’s been another endearing rendition of “Happy,” this one courtesy of the kids at Camp Mark Seven’s Deaf Film Camp, which offers filmmaking instruction to deaf and hard-of-hearing youths.
Yes, all the lyrics to the former No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 track translated into sign language. Pharrell must be very, very proud.
Located in upstate New York, Camp Mark Seven has brought in the likes of Rosa Lee Timmand and Azora Telford to teach deaf filmmaking. Check out the school’s profile in The Hollywood Reporter here.
This video is an ASL interpretation of Pharrell Williams’s “Happy.” An expression of music in ASL composed by Rosa Lee Timm and Azora Telford. The video was produced by a team of Deaf campers & staff from Deaf Film Camp 2014 at Camp Mark Seven.