Web Watch followup: Bruno Mars Lip-Dub Proposal says Yes to Love

Do you remember Isaac Lamb? Web Watch told you about him last year when he did a fantastic LIP DUB music video to Bruno Mars’ MARRY YOU as a wedding proposal for his girlfriend Amy Frankel.

Go ahead, click that link so you can remember what we’re talking about.  We’ll join you after the jump, and you’ve had a moment to grab a tissue.

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Video Fun: A Live Lip-Dub Marriage Proposal

Everybody knows how to make a standard marriage proposal.

It takes a special someone to make one that is awesome.   We dare you to not want to try doing something like this yourself at your next opportunity.

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Video Fun: Love is a Battlefield, the literal music video version

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It’s been a while since Web Watch last visited the LITERAL MUSIC VIDEO genre.

Trust us, after you watch LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD at the 3:19 mark, you’ll want to go out and dub up your own.

Sing it with us: “knee kick, knee kick (one two three and….) boobie shake, boobie shake, boobie shake, boobie shake (tae bo, tae bo, tae bo, tae bo)”

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Want to be in a music video? Open casting call is online now – all you need is a webcam

Web Watch was at a music video shoot many, many years ago.  It consisted of standing around a concert stage in an empty arena for hours on end while the same song got played over and over for the artist to lip-sync.  It really wasn’t as much fun as we were promised, and no pizza was provided.  Through the magic of editing, the crowd shots in the finished video look much more packed than what was really there.

So have you ever wanted to be in a music video, but were never in the right place at the right time?  Now’s your chance.

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Lip Dubs on YouTube are the new MTV (until the lawsuits come)

iPod Karaoke MachineKids today love music, and they love their YouTube.

So why not put the two together into a LIP DUB?  It’s a better group activity than Rock Band or Guitar Hero, and can even result in some kids getting grades if they do this as a special project in the classroom (as seen in the amazing backwards video below).

What is a Lip Dub?  It’s a homemade music video done as a single tracking shot through a school, office, mall, or other environment.  All the participants are dancing around the camera into and out of the shot, and the main person on screen is lip-syncing the song.  There are no rules – more than one person can sing any part of the song, and random costumes are encouraged.  The term “Lip Dub” itself is traced to Jakob Lodwick, founder of the Vimeo video service.

If you get your office together to create a lip dub, you can even submit your production to OFFICE LIP DUB.

We won’t get into the details surrounding the hows and whys behind some of these lip dub videos, but you can click through to the stories behind the stories for full details.  Let’s just say that some of these folks may have too much time on their hands, but they’re making stuff that’s wildly creative and entertaining.

The bigger question for these students is going to be whether making lip dubs and posting them to YouTube and other video sharing services is legal or not.

Jakob Lodwick’s Vimeo openly solicits for lip dubs to follow their original creation of Flagpole Sitta.  Now, Vimeo is being sued by the record labels for encouraging these flagrantly illegal lip dub videos to be made in the first place.  One side says that the homemade videos’ use of songs qualify under fair use; the labels say that doesn’t count since the entire songs are usually used.

Watch these videos, and decide for yourself if the music labels have a point:

HEY YA! by Outkast