Prelim Task – Lip Syncing Exercise

Above is my music video from the lip syncing exercise in the green screen studio; my class chose the song ‘Poker Face’ by Lady Gaga.

I used an online software called ‘WeVideo’ to edit the video, this allowed me to cut the videos and match them up with the audio to ensure it looking professional and engaging.

Lip syncing is really important for the star image, the aim is to make it look as though they are performing the song. Lip syncing can help convey different emotions which can make a big impact on the video. They can either use highly exaggerated expressions to show their emotions or more subtle expressions to allow the audience to interpret their own meaning to the song. It is also important that you get an actor who ‘looks the part’ so the video looks natural.

What went well:

  • The editing went well which meant the lip-syncing was in time with the song
  • Used a variation of different camera angles: mid-shot, close-up, wide-angle
  • The actors ensured the lip-syncing looked natural. They did this by pronouncing the words correctly without over-exaggerating.

Even better if:

  • Perhaps a different song as the one we used was very repetitive and the actors found it hard to lip-sync due a dislike of the song.
  • More movement from some of the actors would’ve made the video more engaging as some parts are slightly boring.
  • We didn’t consider Mis-en-scene in this video however if we had, it would’ve made a massive impact of the video making it more interesting more audience. The video looks quite confusing for the audience as the actors were all wearing random clothing choices.

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