Putting Nashua on the Harlem Shake (FLIR Infrared Style) Map
See FLIR having fun with the Harlem Shake, and two opportunities to get in on this video trend.
On Tuesday, Mayor Donnalee Lozeau included in her State of the City address a nod to growing Nashua-based companies adding jobs to the local economy within the high-tech sector, including FLIR Systems. FLIR is what the name implies, a manufacturer of Forward Looking Infrared Systems, used in enterprise, security and defense.
Whether purely coincidental, or part of the company-wide celebration for the mayoral props, FLIR has launched its own "Harlem Shake" video with an infrared twist, posted here.
FLIR Marketing Media Specialist Vatche Arabian says this, about that:
"We saw all the other ones and we thought that we'd be able to do a great and unique one using one of our Science Grade Thermal Cameras - it was definitely a team effort, a few of us were talking about it and decided we'd do it the next day. We brought in some props and took 20 minutes out of people's lunch hours to film the video. It was a fun little side project, everyone who participated had a blast!"
Fast forward to 2013, when a viral outbreak of Harlem Shake videos took over social media, after a 2012 song by music producer Baauer, titled "Harlem Shake," was included in a YouTube video meme that has inspired a legion of others to follow suit.
FLIR's colorful twist on this trend is likely just the beginning.
Newsflash: As we speak, Nashua's Fancy Friday crew is preparing to film a promotional video for their Spring Fancy Friday. Filming is set for tonight, Feb. 22, at Old Amsterdam Bar and Lounge on Temple Street, Harlem Shake style. And lucky you – they are putting a call out for extras! So grab your fanciest garb, and your dance shoes, and be there by 5:30 p.m., if you would like to be part of the 2013 Harlem Shake phenomenon.
For the Kids: This also just in. Nashua-based Lil' Iguana's Children's Safety Foundation is calling all NH kids to come out for a filming of Harlem Shake/Kids Edition. Filming is Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at Cowabunga's Indoor Play Center, 1328 Hooksett Rd, Hooksett. Bring your costumes, crazy outfits, and enthusiasm.