Published on October 21st, 2012 | by Lola Pak0
“Voting Gangnam Style” Has Gone Viral – Help it Win, Too!
When we partnered with the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center (AALAC) a few weeks ago to do a YouTube cover of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video, we hoped it would gain moderate traction in getting the vote out. Instead, it got 39,000 views in less than a week and coverage from major media outlets, including The Huffington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlantic, New York magazine, and even The DailyMail UK! (See more press coverage here.)
The video, a 60-second short of a soon-to-be-released cover featuring Kollaboration ATL 5 second-place winner Innonim and civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, was filmed in one day around various parts of Atlanta, including the State Capitol and the congressman’s office in downtown.
Concepted by Helen Kim Ho, executive director of AALAC, and filmed and edited by our very own videographer, Kris Valeriano, the cover is not only a testament to the global popularity of “Gangnam Style”, but also what happens when communities get together around a crucial national issue like voting.
The video has also been entered into the “My Vote, Our Future” contest where it will compete with other films nationwide. If you have a second to spare, please watch the video below and vote for us on their website – no sign-up necessary!
Again, we’d like to give a HUGE shoutout to AALAC for their vision and passion in gathering the community to vote this upcoming Election Day. We’d also like to thank Innonim and Congressman Lewis for donating their time and energy to supporting the project.
Lastly, please join our Facebook page to stay updated on the upcoming release of the 3-minute version, also to feature Kollaboration ATL 3 winner Lost in the Gym!