Broadcast and Cinema Arts students produce Lip Dub
By Elliott Manning
Broadcast and Cinema Arts students, staff, and other students throughout the campus joined forces to do a Lip Dub.
Those who do not know what a Lip Dub is, Nancy Boyd, Broadcast and Cinema Arts, explains it perfectly.
“A Lip Dub is when you have people lip singing along to a song,” says Boyd. However, the BCA students decided to do a mashup, which meant there would multiple songs in the Lip Dub.
Not only did they do a mashup, they decided to film the entire Lip Dub as a “tracking shot” according to Boyd, which means it was filmed as a continuous shot with no edits. Filming a Lip Dub in this fashion proved to be very tough.
“It’s pretty difficult to do one continuous shot because you have to chorography every moment and you want every moment to be filmed with action,” says Boyd. An icy day and not many staff and students also were additional challenges.
Another difficulty in filming a Lip Dub was where it was going to be filmed and what would happen. That responsibility was handled by Chris Merbler, Broadcast and Cinema Arts, who was the cinematographer for the Lip Dub.
“We had to plan the designated route and the choreographed scenes for the Lip Dub,” says Merbler. Since this is very important for a Lip Dub, this meant he had to several “walk-throughs” to precisely know where he would have to be filming at what time in the five minutes they filmed.
The type of camera that would be used was an important factor. According to Merbler, they decided on the C 100, which he feels was a good choice.
According to Boyd, students and staff were informed about being in the Lip Dub through e-mails and all students in the Residence Halls were notified.
“Anybody could be in it,” says Boyd.
However, all of the hard work that went into making the Lip Dub seems to be paying off.
“The Madonna Student Life put it on their Facebook page.” says Boyd. She also says that the Lip Dub has been getting lots of views. People who have never heard of it even think it sounds fun.
“It seems pretty cool; I would do it,” says Chelsea Collura, Biology major and Business minor.
To view the finished product, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBskjzSzq00