Lip dubs and flash mobs are all the rage these days, taking hours to organize and choreograph often hundreds of participants for that shot at internet stardom (while having a ton of fun in the process).
Lip dubs are described as “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.”
The fist lip dub that I watched was one this office put together in 2007:
Lip Dub – Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo.
That was followed by one produced by Vancouver-based Strutta in 2008:
Christmas is all Around Lip Dub from Jordan Behan on Vimeo.
It took a few years to catch on but some local schools have now been getting in on the action. First there was UVIC in October of 2010, UBC Vancouver in April 2011 (nearing 1 million views on YouTube), as well as UBC Okanagan this month.
If you love lip dubs then check out LipDubHub.com for the cream of the crop and check the accounts of those who posted originals as “making of” lip dub videos are also popping up. Know of any more Vancouver or BC-based lip dubs? Drop a note in the comments and I’ll add the link to this post.