Friday, 27 June 2008

Computer Club Lip Dub

One of the 'internet moments' of 2007 was surely the creation of the 'Office Lip Dub'. The medium first came to prominence after the work of a New York company called Creative Media, who produced their lip dub after work one evening. The video of Harvey Danger's Flagpole Sitta became an instant internet classic and was used as a recruitment video for the company before inspiring thousands of copycat videos across the net community.

Wikipedia describes the Lip Dub like this...
A Lip dub is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video. It is composed of 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. They have become popular with the advent of mass participatory video content sites like youtube.

Computer Club have been attempting to make their own lip dub this term. There's lots of work involved with the need to block out movements on a plan prior to filming, as well as sourcing appropriate music and learning lyrics.

Our efforts are not quite perfect, but they did live up to the Lip Dub criteria in that they were all filmed in one take. The overdubbing process was very time consuming and almost spot on. It's a little out in places, so don't look too carefully!

Of the three groups that filmed, two are shown below. The boys group never quite made it! However, the Paramore video was shot and arranged by Arthur and Alisdair.

Well done to all on your efforts and to Computer Club which has been great fun this year.


1 comment:

Paul McMahon (LSA) said...

Cool idea MR D!

I like it as a strategy.

Well shared.

PMC