MCHS films Homecoming lip dub
By Kathryn Schiliro
Part of Homecoming Week festivities, Morgan County High School students created in a lip dub Wednesday.
So, what's a lip dub?
It's a kind of homemade music video. Filmed in one, continuous shot while the music is played in the background, participants mouth, act out or just dance to a song. There is no editing done to the video, just dubbing the actual song over what was filmed.
While there isn't any video editing, lip dubs require a lot of prep work: deciding the path the camera will take, who is placed where, how to sync choreography with the song.
MCHS chose Australian band Jet's 2003 release "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" for their Homecoming lip dub. The video, which features MCHS students and faculty, starts at the front doors of the school, travels through the halls, outside and onto the football field for the grand finale.
The video was directed by students Katherine Key and Zach Shepherd; the camera was operated by Meredith Owen, who was being pushed in a wheelchair (to avoid the bounce that sometimes occurs when a camera is held by a person walking) by Cody Lovin; and Anna Wilson was in charge of "Attempted Music," according to the video's credits.
To watch the lip dub in its entirety, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxKckqQgWvU or just go to youtube.com and type in "Morgan County High School lip dub."
Printed in November 4, 2010 edition.