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Creative Lip Synching Music Video Created from 4,000 Portraits of 350 People

It’s getting harder to impress these days when it comes to music videos, because there seems to be an abundance of uber-creative people putting together really interesting takes. A great example is this simple yet moving music video filmed entirely in the reflection of an eyeball.

The band The Paper Kites went a bit more complicated when putting together the music video for their song “Young,” but the results are no less captivating.

To be fair, it wasn’t the band (as usual) that put together the video. The idea was thought up and executed by Australian production company Oh Yeah Wow. And what was that idea? To put together a lip syncing video using portraits of 350 people.

In the end, the video above consists of some 4,000 portraits of those 350 people taken over 7 days and assembled over 10. And if the video isn’t cool enough, it’s full of fun surprises like this if you pause it at the right time:

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In their own words, Oh Yeah Wow describe themselves as “pretty cool cats,” who “sail the boat of freedom, on the waves of integrity, aided by the delicious north winds of determination.” With a tagline like that, we don’t see how you can go wrong.

To see more of what they’ve put together, head over to their website, Facebook or Vimeo page by clicking on the corresponding links. Or, alternatively, just click play on the embedded video again, appreciate the amount of work that must have gone into it, and just maybe go hunting for more funny faces.


 
  • Dandy Pandy

    pretty sure Peter Gabriel did this lip sync trick back in the 80’s. good effort though :)

  • David Portass

    Nice idea but I lasted just over minute before the flicker created by inconsistant lighting started to hurt my eyes and I had to stop it

  • Ivor Wilson

    Oh come on, you’re being unfair. The technique in this video is far removed from Gabriel’s stop-motion plasticene video.

  • Ivor Wilson

    Agreed, it’s very hard (for me) to watch for more than about 30 seconds.

  • Pandy Dandy

    Really! I hardly think i’m being unfair, I’m referring to the lip sync’d part of sledgehammer not the plasticine stuff. The technique is the same (stop frame/motion) if you have actually watched the video you can see this for yourself, the only real difference here is that this video uses different people for each frame of the lip sync. In fact they take that one aspect of sledge (the stop frame lip syncing) and flog it all the way through to the end in this video. In my book that makes this a homage and an extension of someone else’s original creative idea. I do however really like the song :) thanks

  • iLoveGRaFiX

    great idea and executed nicely but biggest complaint is it gets boring after about 40 seconds. i would of loved to not only have the subjects changing but location as well and cut frames of the eyes of one person, the mouth of another and so on just to keep it interesting and possibly motion would of been a nice touch as well like same location like a park or something but moving forward like in hyper lapse’s

  • Jaime

    great idea and executed nicely but biggest complaint is it gets boring after about 40 seconds. i would of loved to not only have the subjects changing but location as well and cut frames of the eyes of one person, the mouth of another and so on just to keep it interesting and possibly motion would of been a nice touch as well like same location like a park or something but moving forward like in hyper lapse’s

  • Choen Lee

    i stopped the video at 55 seconds.

  • Gary Martin

    Feel ill watching that

  • wayne.carroll

    . . . “pretty cool cats, who sail
    the boat of freedom, on the waves of integrity, aided by the delicious
    north winds of determination.” Oh yeah, blah, blah, blah.

  • vowen

    Godley & Creme ‘Cry’ very similar idea in 1985

  • tyrohne

    pretty much sums up the vacuity of millennial entertainment..