LAKEWOOD, Colo. — One of the hottest trends in the world of YouTube and mass participatory video sites is making lip dubs.
The often one-take video productions are made by combining lip synching and audio dubbing to make the music video. The people are taped lip synching while listening to a song or any recorded audio then dubbing over it in editing with the original audio of the song.
High school students have latched on to the format, each trying to top one a rival school has made. In this case, Wheat Ridge High students took on Lakewood H.S., whose students made a lip dub last year.
“We just think this will help increase school spirit and bring all kinds students together no matter if they are jocks, ‘egg-heads’, or just regular kids,” said Gus Serrano, lip dub director. “We are making several dry runs, then one with the camera, before recording video.”
For the makers of the video, they have to coordinate dozens of locations, 1,300 students and staff, while trying to make sure they get it all done in one take -no edits- to qualify for ‘official’ lip dub status.
The video is slated to be completed Friday, with a showing next week at the school.