Naperville North students produce 'Happy' music video

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Naperville North HS 'Happy' video
Naperville North HS 'Happy' video

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- It's that song you've heard everywhere - and now some west suburban high school students have made their own video to accompany Pharrell's ''Happy'' video.

Naperville North High School's Huskies posted this music video to YouTube Tuesday in response to Pharrell Williams' encouraging listeners to join in making HAPPY videos in support of the UN Central Emergency Response Fund.

It is Naperville North's 5th annual "end of the year" video produced to celebrate the graduating class. It features 50 students from the Class of 2014, as well as 37 staff members. The video has more than 2,600 views as of Wednesday afternoon.

The school, which serves 3,000 students, says downtown Naperville and the Riverwalk served as locations for filming many of the HAPPY scenes.

While Naperville North's graduation was supposed to take place on Tuesday, it was canceled due to weather and rescheduled for Wednesday night.

Director: Tobey Sanford

Cinematographer, Editor, Colorist: Zach Scott

Technical Director: Mark Skarr

Production Assistant: Zoe Goulet

Producers: Kevin Pobst and Jennifer Baumgartner

Crew: Karen Quinn, Brian LaPorte, Tim Rinker, Liz Baron and other Huskie Staff

Scott is an NNHS alum of 2011 who produces videos for the school.