What is LipDub?

A lip dub is a type of video that combines lip syncing 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. – Wikipedia (finally get to source Wikipedia!)

Also, the LipDub must be done in one single shot. This can be very challenging but you should see some of the results!

Many of you have probably seen the University LipDub videos that have been shared on sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. Those videos really are amazing and show the true essence of school spirit! It’s a chance for students to come together and create something amazing that shows off their creativity, unity, and school spirit. The first of these videos I saw was the UBC LipDub video that a friend posted on Facebook and I was totally blown away. It was simply amazing. It seemed like the entire school was involved and there were parts that were really cool such as the introduction (a funny Old Spice commercial remake) and when the camera goes underwater in the swimming pool. They really put a lot of effort into the costumes, use of props, number of students involved, production quality, rehearsal, and video execution.

I really think that more universities should join in on this fun and make their own LipDub video. Watch more University LipDub videos here on the official University LipDub website. There have been over 50 videos posted from universities all over the world, with the original video posted by HS Furtwangen in Germany.

I’m looking forward to the LipDub video that my alma mater, the University of Waterloo, will hopefully be producing soon.

Here is the UBC LipDub video:

Some other Canadian University LipDub videos:

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