Enter our sweet shoes sweepstakes

Enter our sweet shoes sweepstakes

Lindenlink.com | Staff
Oct. 26, 2016; 8:30 a.m.

Share our parody of a Guns n Roses classic, “Welcome to the J-Lab,” and you could win a pair of UnderArmour tennis shoes.

Just go to our Facebook page Lindenwood Legacy/Lindenlink starting Oct. 26, and like and share the video. You’ll automatically be entered to win. The drawing will be held Friday, Nov. 3.

The music video, featuring current and past staff members, was filmed over the summer as a way to promote the Legacy and Lindenlink.

“We wanted to find a unique way to recruit new writers, photographers and ad salespersons to our student publications,” said Susan Weich, adviser for The Legacy. “We decided to go totally ‘80s with it.”

Students in Ed Voss’ Applied Video Production Class shot the footage over four hours one morning.  Viktoria Muench, former editor-in-chief of the Legacy and recent graduate, edited the shots and added in the music, sung by Evan Fornachon, a local actor/singer.

The video tells the story of a wide-eyed freshman who has no idea what she’s in for when she arrives at Lindenwood and decides to knock on the door of the journalism lab, said Weich, who co-wrote the script and lyrics with Muench.

“Once she enters the lab, she’s taken on a journey to become a rocking journalist,” Weich said.

The “freshman’ is played Ashley Ator, business manager for the Legacy. The lead male character in the video was Sabastian Neudeck, an actor from Illinois.

Weich said the project doubled as a learning experience for everyone involved.

“But mostly, we wanted to let students know that we welcome new staff members, no matter what your major, and that we have a lot of fun doing journalism.”