May 17, 2012
One warm afternoon in early May if you were driving by the school in Cedar Bluffs you may have perceived what you saw as strange happenings! A group of students out in front of the school, dressed in odd attire, with a shady character in a furry cat suit dancing around and then running through the front doors of the school! You think, "Hmmm, is it a student mutiny? Was there too much sugar in the school lunch? Are the Seniors going crazy on their last day of school?????". No! It was an all school “Lip Dub”!
In the fall the Yearbook Staff watched a “lip dub”that was done by another school in Nebraska . (A lip dub is 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. There is often some form of mobile audio device used such as an MP3 player. Often they look like simple music videos, although many involve a lot of preparation and production. Lip dubs can be done in a single unedited shot that often travels through different rooms and situations within a building. They have become popular with the advent of mass participatory video content sites like YouTube.) After watching the production our staff thought it would be a great project to try and so the planning began. The yearbook staff spent one class period a week building the architecture of the project. This spring the student body met in groups with yearbook staff members and teacher leaders for three 15 minute homerooms working out their group plans. On Friday, May 4th we spent an hour and a half practicing and filming our first “lip dub”.
This project not only brought students and faculty together in a unique way but it encouraged our students to work together cooperatively in a creative environment to produce an end product that was exciting and fun and created school spirit! We appreciate our administration allowing us to take a chance on an unusual project such as this! It was a great way to send off our seniors on their last day!
The Yearbook Staff would also like to thank Cedar Bluffs Alum Josh Anstey for coming back and filming for us!
Check out our first “lip dub”!