Online votes sought by team

Apr. 06, 2013 @ 10:43 PM

Ten students from Southern Vance High School are among 17 finalists for the Fox50 Lip Dup contest, which will be decided by public online vote beginning Monday.

Presented by the Goodwill Community Foundation, the contest requires students to submit a Lip Dub video, shot in one continuous take with everyone in the video lip-syncing the words to music. No video editing is allowed.

“We did it about eight times to get a take,” said Elaine Webb, an advanced digital media teacher at Southern Vance.

Ten students in grades 10 though 12 participated in the video, dancing and lip-syncing to The Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling.”

Webb’s advanced digital media class, who work daily with audio, video, web page design, graphics and animation, helped produce the video, but not all participants were members of that class.

“We had kids from this class, the French class, and other kids who have shown an interest,” Webb said. “You have to fill out an application, and then they accept the video.”

The video can be seen at fox50.com/community/lip-dub.

During the voting period which ends Friday, voting can be done on fox50.com, or the Fox 50 page on Facebook.

“Anyone can vote and they can vote as many times as the want to,” Webb said. “We need to vote, vote, vote.”

One grand prize winning high school video, receiving the most votes, will receive a check for $10,000. The first place runner-up high school will receive a check for $5,000, and second place runner-up will receive $2,500.

Winners will be announced on the WRAL News on Fox 50 at 10 p.m.

Second place runner-up will be announced April 16, first place runner-up will be announced April 17, and grand prize will be announced April 18.
If Southern Vance wins, funds will be used to provide for newer, more advanced technology in the advanced digital media class.

“This program could really use it because our equipment is getting outdated,” Webb said.

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