Sweet City Lip Dub Experience
September 29, Olympic Plaza
As a part of this year's Cultural Capital of Canada activities, Calgary 2012 is producing a video to celebrate the authentic and inclusive spirit of Calgary. The video will utilize the popular “Lip Dub” format, and will feature the Calgary 2012 Cultural Capital theme song, Sweet City Woman by the band The Stampeders.
In keeping with the playful, spontaneous quality of the Lip Dub formula (a flashmob/music video hybrid) the finished product will involve large numbers of Calgarians and special celebrity guests, to demonstrate the unique, volunteer-driven character of Calgary. The Sweet City Lip Dub will focus on individuals and groups working together, en masse to contribute to a city-wide creative project. No experience is necessary. Everyone is encouraged to sign-up and get involved.
Everyone will come together to shoot the music video LIVE on September 29 at Olympic Plaza.
Schedule of Events
10 am - Lip Dub participant arrivals and check in at City Hall Atrium ( 800 Macleod TR SE)
Sing, Play and Perform
Everybody is invited to perform their own version of Sweet City Woman. To make that easier, Calgary 2012 has commissioned the following arrangements. Download the music and lyrics, free of charge and start practicing!
What is a Lip Dub?
A lip dub is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video. It is made by filming individuals or a group of people lip synching while listening to a song or any recorded audio then dubbing over it in post editing with the original audio of the song. There is often some form of mobile audio device used such as an MP3 player. Often they look like simple music videos, although many involve a lot of preparation and production. Lip dubs can be done in a single unedited shot that often travels through different rooms and situations within a building. They have become popular with the advent of mass participatory video content sites like YouTube. Check out these websites to learn more and view some lip dubs created by students world-wide!
Here are some of our favourite examples of lip dubs
Sweet City Ring Tones
Who doesn't love that sweet banjo riff? Join in the fun and dowload free Sweet City ring tones for your phone!!