Students at UBC’s Okanagan campus are taking school pride to a whole new level – they’re about to produce a “LipDub” video that captures the spirit of the campus for an online audience worldwide.
“A LipDub is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video,” says student Lauren Gaudet, one of more than a dozen students organizing a full day of video production on Mar. 26. “Universities across the world have done it. Now it’s our turn.”
The video’s theme is a day in the life of UBC’s Okanagan campus.
“It will be a fun and dynamic way to showcase the Okanagan campus and everything it has to offer,” says Gaudet.
A LipDub is made by filming individuals or groups lip-synching to a song, then dubbing over it in post-editing with the original audio of the song. Several hundred students and members of faculty and staff are expected to participate in the video production, which will be posted to the online video site YouTube.
Technical expertise for the project is provided by staff from the on-campus Media Centre, which produces video for the www.ubco.tv video website. The Mar. 26 production gets underway at 10 a.m. in the campus courtyard, and is expected to continue in various campus locations until 5 p.m. that day.
The students have already posted a 35-second promotional YouTube video about the project on their LipDub project website — www.ubcolipdub.com.
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