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Kriston Lee Pumphrey takes us behind the scenes at NRG Stadium in Houston during his experience as the ASL Performer during the Super Bowl LI. #superbowl51 #NFL #SBLI #deaftalent #ASL
The NAD expresses its gratitude to the National Football League (NFL) and FOX Sports for their continued commitment to improving accessibility in the most viewed event in the USA – the Super Bowl. Read more — https://www.nad.org/2017/02/06/sharing-asl-with-millions-through-the-super-bowl/.
VIDEO DESC & TRANSCRIPT:
KRISTON LEE: Hi everyone! I just got on a golf cart and we’re heading to our trailer where we can rest, get dressed, and eat.
On-screen graphic: #DEAFTALENT ASL PERFORMER KRISTON LEE PUMPHREY TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES DURING SUPER BOWL LI.
Cut to Kriston Lee and Howard standing outside the stadium.
KRISTON LEE: So we’re back stage, sort of, outside the stadium, in the parking lot. There are a lot of trailers, tents with food, and that there…
KRISTON LEE: It’s very neat being here. It’s the first time I’ve experienced anything like this.
HOWARD: The security is very tight here. Only those with a special pass can get in. All the golf carts are standing by.
KRISTON LEE: The security here is incredible.
HOWARD: Yeah, it’s intense. Everyone here is on a tight schedule — when to go, when to walk on the field, and so on.
Cut to video of Kriston Lee walking in the stadium, with the back to the camera.
On-screen graphic: THE SUPER BOWL IS ONE OF THE MOST VIEWED EVENTS IN AMERICA. / THANKS TO THE NFL, MILLIONS WILL SEE KRISTON LEE GRACE THE STAGE WITH AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE.
Cut to video of Kriston Lee still walking through the stadium, he enters facing the camera then walks past the camera and has back to the camera.
On-screen graphic: OVER 70,000 PEOPLE SAW AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE FROM INSIDE THE NRG STADIUM IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.
KRISTON LEE: Can you imagine this?
Cut to Kriston Lee facing another camera while on the ground inside the stadium. Kriston Lee is surrounded by people.
KRISTON LEE: This is actually happening right now. In a few moments, I’ll be walking over there and perform both songs for everyone. It is just incredible.
Singer Renée Elise Goldsberry fixesKriston Lee’s hair minutes before the show starts. Kriston Lee, Renée, Jasmine Cephas Jones, and Phillipa Soo get some dance moves in.
Video dissolve to Luke Bryan with Kriston Lee via Picture-In-Picture.
On-screen graphic: OVER 100 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHED THE BIG GAME ON TV, THANKS TO FOX SPORTS.
NATIONAL ANTHEM: O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light / What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming
Cut to Kriston Lee minutes after performing.
KRISTON LEE: And just like that, I’m done. Wow. That very moment was just beautiful. I’m still in shock I think!
On-screen graphic: WE THINK THIS WAS AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO #SHOWASL TOO.
Video fades to a soft white background with several different font types showing “NAD” very quickly. Copyright video ends with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) logo centered. Blue text below the logo appears, “A production of the National Association of the Deaf (copyright) 2017 All Rights Reserved”.