A 14-minute, one-shot, choreographed video, produced by Galveston's Ball High, is making waves on the Internet. The Ball High 2015 "Lip Dub" features 2,000 students and staff singing, dancing, and celebrating along to popular music, with the camera winding its way through the campus hallways, cafeteria, gymnasium, and football field - all in a single take. The video showcases the school's distinct departments, sports teams, clubs and organizations.
The lip dub was the brainchild of Principal Joseph Pillar and Audio/Visual teacher Michael Dudas. The goal was to not only bring the school together in a campus-wide project, but to also share the pride the students and staff have in what is largely considered one of the first high schools in Texas (founded 1884). In less than a day, the video has been viewed more than 11,000 times. The hope is to achieve 500,000 views before June 6, which is graduation day for Tornado students.
The video can be viewed here.
"Everyone got excited to be involved with this video," said Pillar. "It was incredible how the entire student body got behind it to show their Tor pride. One would be hard-pressed to find the amount of academic, athletic and extra-curricular activities we offer here at any other school and the Ball High 2015 Lip Dub really makes a good point of showing all those options in a fun way."
Thought to be one of the biggest and longest lip dubs that are gaining popularity on the web, the video was shot in three takes and was completely choreographed and recorded by Ball High students. It opens on Galveston's Seawall, travels past Galveston's Historic Pleasure Pier and through the island’s beautiful Kempner Park neighborhood before entering through the schools main entranceway. Virtually all areas of the school are covered and nearly all students attending Ball appear in the video.