Lip Dub this with our Students!

November 27, 2009 § Leave a comment

I would like to thank Wes Fryer for his timely reminder! I stumbledupon my first Lip Dub, when searching for a USA memory (I studied in nr St Louis for my masters) associated with the song – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger. A lip dub is

a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video. It is made by filming individuals or a group of people lip synching while listening to a song or any recorded audio then dubbing over it in post editing with the original audio of the song. There is often some form of mobile audio device used such as an iPod. Often, they look like simple music videos, although many involve a lot of preparation and are well produced. The most popular lip dubs are done in a single unedited shot that often travels through different rooms and situations in, say, an office building. They have become popular with the advent of mass participatory video content sites like YouTube.

Thinking about Unit 23 (Sound) coming to an end, I thought how much fun would it be to create a Lib Dub for Unit 23, of just because it fun! It may look simple, but just think how much planning / team work / cordination must go into it? Maybe ICT and Drama can hook it up! Recently Wes Fryer showcased a lib dub, created by students at the University of Quebec at Montreal. They used the Black Eyed Peas song, “I’ve Got a Feeling” to create this. It’s had over 2.7 million views on YouTube since publication a year ago in September, how psyched would our students be to get just 10% of that kind of exposure! This has got Digital Leaders written all over it!


How much fun can you have at the office….

Lip Dub – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo.


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