Lip Sync Video

Step 1: Choose Your Song

Pick a song that communicates the good in something (aka: no sex, drugs, violence, or bad language), and agreed upon by all members of the group. Turn in a detailed explanation on why your group thinks this song communicates something positive in our society. The explanation will be one page using our standard layout parameters

Step 2: Find and Print Lyrics

Find the lyrics of this song.  Then, all members of the group start memorizing the lyrics because each student will have to be in the video singing the song. (****Turn in one copy of the lyrics to Mr. ONeill ON CANVAS before memorizing)

Step 3: Pick a Theme

Pick a theme for your video. Starting thinking about what you want to communicate, this idea will lead you to clothing, props, and location. Fill out the Lip Dub Theme paper and turn in via Canvas.

Step 4: Get Organized

There will be a lot of planning put into this video, and depending on the type of video you choose to do you might have a lot more people to organize than just your group.

Following are a few things to think about

1.Are you asking a whole student body or school to be in the video?

2. What permissions do you need to get from school staff, parents, or students?

3. Are your crewmembers going to all be wearing the same color, clothes, time era, etc.

4. Any other problem that might occur, think about it now before it’s too late. It’s not polite if you forget one major detail and you have people waiting on you for an hour to figure it out .

Step 5: Create Your Outline

Organizing your video with an outline will help you know your material without having to write and read your materials verbatim. This is a simple process you can do for any speech or paper for that matter.  In 9th Speech you will have an outline for each speech project you create.

  1. Start with your title, topic and purpose.
  2. Move on to your introduction.
  3. Then to your main points and supported materials for each.
  4. Then your conclusion.

Finally, plug-in your transitional statements between each section.

You will need to prepare an outline draft as well as a final outline. You can see an outline_example at the link.

Step 6: Create Your Story Board and Treatment

A storyboard is probably the most useful planning document for both inexperienced and professional video makers. It consists of frame-by-frame sketches that indicate the content of each scene and the way in which it will be shot—that is, shot type, angles, and so on.  Accompanying notes can be used to describe what you are trying to achieve in each shot as well as audio notes.  You do not have to be a great artist to produce a useful storyboard since it is generally only for your own reference.  The advantage of this kind of document is that it helps you to visualize not only individual scenes but also the overall pace of the action and atmosphere of your planned video.

The treatment is the essence of the ideas and information contained in the outline.  The treatment is not intended to be a detailed plan. It explains the way in which the video is going to be presented—describing the look, style, and mood of the overall production. An abbreviated treatment will clarify your ideas and improve the prospects of even the simplest video.  This is especially true when more than one person is working on the production.

Video Storyboard Download

Step 7: Record Your Video

Choose if you will be doing a continuous video, or taking separate video clips and editing them together. Traditionally the video is done continuously, but you are given additional options with this lesson.  One person in the group should have an phone or other device that can be used.  If not see me and we will find something.

Step 8: Edit Your Video

Start to put your video and music together. Remember the noise in the video doesn’t matter because you will silence the video and only hear the music. So timing is essential. It might be smart to play the song while recording so timing is right on.  There will be other videos added here to help you through the editing process.

Step 10: Vote on Best Video

On viewing day we will vote on the best video. Use this rubric for evaluating each groups video.  Bring it to class with you on the viewing day. Having it with you will be a participation grade.

Lip-Dub Group Feedback

Step 11: Fill Out Feedback For Team Members

Group projects are difficult. There will be a form here for each student to grade the other students in the group. It will be spelled out very clearly on what is expected and how to evaluate your peers.

LIPDUB Rubric Individual

LIPDUB Peer Assessment rubric

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