From Around the ‘CAC: Middlebury students recreate “Sorry” video

For anyone who’s even remotely tapped into pop music right now, they’ll be familiar with Justin Bieber’s new single “Sorry” off of his upcoming album “Purpose.” The song, which debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, has sparked massive fanfare, largely in part due to its accompanying music video featuring dancers from the ReQuest Dance Crew and The Royal Family dance crew.

Since the release of the video, there have been a number of responses to the song. Most recently, a group of junior women from Middlebury College recreated the video, and in just five days, the video has garnered over 22,000 views on YouTube.

maxresdefaultOne of the co-creators of the video, Meg Dineen ’17, explained, “We spent a total of four hours filming the video, which basically consisted of listening to ‘Sorry’ on repeat and having a great time goofing around in front of a camera.” In addition to the filming process, the girls put additional work into practicing some of the choreography before Izzy Fleming ’17 put it all together during what was roughly five hours of editing.

Of the attention the video has received thus far, Dineen explained that it has all been a big surprise: “We actually had it saved on a password-protected Vimeo [account], but Snap Chats during the filming process made it onto the NESCAC Story and people started to show interest.”

As for how it all came together, Dineen said Fleming deserves much of the credit: “She came up with the idea, was the filmmaker and editor of the video, and has some killer dance moves! This was definitely a collaborative effort, but she deserves some serious credit.”

Perhaps the best part of the process, according to Dineen, was the freedom the girls felt while making it. Dineen wrote, “We felt really comfortable in our bodies and our sexuality throughout the entire process of filming.”

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