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Tips for Planning your #SchoolTubeLipDub

Are you ready to start planning your lip dub for #SchoolTubeLipDub? You can be featured on our homepage and across our social media platforms too! For more information check out this post. What even is a lip dub? It is simply a fun video where students lip-sync to a song. Check out this video from Chico High School for some inspiration.

Who will be in it?

The first step in planning your lip dub is deciding who will be in the video. It could be just one or two students to the whole school or somewhere in between. The whole school looks really cool but can be very difficult to coordinate. A good compromise is a club or organization or combination of a few groups to create the video. A good place to start may be the film and media department or the drama club. It’s important to remember, you don’t have to be a good singer, just have a lot of school spirit!

What songs?

The next choice you’ll have to make is planning out the song or songs you will feature in your video. You may want to choose a song that is meaningful to your school. Is your school mascot a tiger? Then maybe “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor or “Roar” by Katy Perry. The year is 2022, so maybe a song with 22 in it would be a good fit. Taylor Swift has a song called “22” that might be a good option. The most important factor in making this decision is choosing a song that your students will enjoy. You want them to have fun and feel like this is their video. Maybe you could put it to a vote? Just make sure the song you choose is school appropriate.

When and Where will you film?

The deadline for getting your video in is May 31. I know that seems like a while away now, but it will be here sooner than you think. Also, senior activities are just around the corner. It may be more difficult to plan another event like filming a school spirit video, or maybe you can incorporate it into one of the existing events like spirit night or post-prom. You also don’t have to film it all at once. If you’re going to have an opening skit or an establishing shot of the school, you can do those things at a different time from the main lip dub. Just remember you’ll need to leave plenty of time for the video to be edited.

Where you film is another thing to consider that may impact your timeline. You will want to film in a space that shows off your school. Maybe that is in the auditorium or the basketball court. Maybe it’s on your football field or out in front of your school or a combination of everywhere. Wherever you choose, consider scheduling the time to film at the forefront of your mind. If you’re like me and live in the midwest, outside can be tricky for filming. On the other hand, you can get some really great shots outside. Speaking of great shots, be sure to check back often for more tips on how to film these videos from experts in the field!

Why do a Lip Dub?

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, is the reason you would do this in the first place. We want to see your school spirit! It has been a rough couple of years. Students have been in and out of school, missing their friends and opportunities to make new friends. We want to inspire you to make something that brings people together. Make something that makes people happy!

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