What's a lip dub? A lip dub is kind of like a music video, only for regular people like us. The core concepts are...
*A continuous video (not all spliced together) of a large group of people lip-syncing to a song.
*The original recording is then dubbed in to match the lip syncing.
I was intrigued, and I explored, finding this inspiring post and some inspiring lib-dubs created by schools, cities, and communities all over the globe. Every single one I watched made me smile, but I'll share one of my favorites here. It's from a high school with a lot of school spirit and amazing levels of leadership and cooperation. (I have no idea what the "Scavenger Hunt" reference is about, but that's not important.)
"Hey, Soul Sister" was made by college kids and is one of the best lip dubs I've seen:
This one is from the community of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in an effort to bring visitors to their community. It has almost four million views on Michigan Radio's YouTube channel and even offers The Making of the Grand Rapids Lip Dub for the curious.
A bunch of dedicated, sweet young grade schoolers from Winecraft Elementary School made this one. (Those kids were so stinkin' cute.)
Making a lip-dub requires an intensive amount of organization, planning, and leadership from passionate, responsible, inspiring people (not to mention equipment and a steady hand on the part of the videographer). What a huge undertaking! What you can obviously see, though, is that a lip-dub brings people together, not only entertaining others, but creating a sense of unity and growing collaboration skills in the participants. I love this concept!!
I never thought I'd say this, but it's July, and I'm actually looking forward to school starting! You know what I'm thinking, don't you? Oh, don't you worry--I will NOT be leading such such an effort. It would be soooooo difficult/time-consuming/frustrating/fun/exciting/wonderful... STOP! I'm NOT going to do it!! (I know my limits!)
However, I am definitely hoping to be part of one.