An Ohio high school has filmed one of the more involved, elaborate school YouTube videos of all-time, featuring the entire athletic department in prominent roles during a 9-minute “lip dub” video that is rapidly spreading across the viral internet, earning more than 50,000 views completely organically in the span of just five days without any major publicity.
As brought to Prep Rally’s attention by USA Today, members of the Akron (Oh.) Archbishop Hogan senior class planned and executed the remarkably intricate video you see above, taking a music video technique popularized by Walk the Moon’s Anna Sun video, among others, to a whole new level.
Considering the fact that Archbishop Hogan is significantly smaller than other local schools, it took practically the entire student body to successfully execute this kind of a stunt video. Naturally, that includes the entire athletic program, with cameos from the football team (see the weight room walk through), the girls lax squad and isolated practice scenes and individual flourishes turned in by prep athletes throughout.
It goes without saying that this video is pretty terrific. Sure, the audio dubbing may not sync just right, but considering the fact that the entire enterprise was shot in one long, nine-minute take is pretty remarkable.
In fact, such a stunt showcases the kind of teamwork that may be worth true sporting consideration in itself. For the moment, Prep Rally is declaring Archbishop Hogan the national lip dub champions. You’re move, Bishop Gorman and other athletic powerhouses …