What Is A LipDub?
Wikipedia defines it as 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. Often they look like simple music videos, although many involve a lot of preparation and production. Lip dubs are done in a single unedited shot that often travel through different rooms and situations within a building or location.
September 29th in Whitby will be our attempt at our very own LipDub and a chance to eclipse the record set by Lindsay Ontario in 2012. (About 9,300 people)
In order for us to choose our song for this momentous event we decided to run a contest across Durham Region, looking for talented musicians to submit their songs for a chance to be chosen to be the featured track for LipDub Whitby.
We received 16 unique songs, and they are going to be featured online through durhamregion.com. There will be a week of voting from the public on which songs they believe should be featured in our songwriter’s competition finale on March 19th. Together the people of Durham Region and the Judges will chose the 5 finalists that will take place in the finale at Class Act Dinner Theatre.
I had an opportunity to sit down with 2 of the 3 judges and talk about the finale and what they are expecting.
When talking with Patrick Dune, he was most looking forward to “finding and identifying a great original song that will match LipDub in September. A positive song that everyone can enjoy. A refreshing and original song; and maybe find a new artist in Durham Region.”
He had already listened to all of the song submissions and indicated that there were some really good quality songs amongst the entrants.
Cadence Grace had some similar thoughts about March 19th. She said, “I’m really looking forward to the entries, and what people in the community can contribute. I’m also looking forward to experiencing the feelings in the sound. What the sound of the LipDub should be.”
Both judges were excited that the songwriter’s competition finale on March 19th is going to be a catalyst towards creating more awareness or a buzz about the main event on Sept 29th, 2013. Cadence especially thought that the March 19th finale would, “Let people know that September 29ths LipDub should be an event that people in our community should get behind.”
So Come on Durham, let’s get behind our talented musicians and support them at the finale!
Tuesday March 19th, be a part of the Battle of the Songwriters at Class Act Dinner Theatre. The final 5 songs will battle it out with our finalist to be chosen with the song that will be playing for LipDub Whitby Sept 2013.
Tickets are on sale now for $10.00 and will be available at Class Act Dinner Theatre and The Whitby Chamber Of Commerce or message or email LipDub Whitby on our website www.lipdubwhitby.com.
Here’s to all the applicants and Good Luck leading up to the finale!