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Awesome Lip Sync Proposal Video Shot in 26 Countries Over the Course of 4 Years

Production value aside, the lip sync proposal video above took a serious amount of dedication and patience. Four years worth, to be exact.

Created by Recent University of Montana graduate Jack Hyer for his long-time girlfriend, he began taking short video snippets of him lip syncing to The Proclaimers I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) not long after the couple’s first date.

He wrote in his travel journal that he was “gonna marry this girl someday,” and so he started getting on that.

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The video isn’t put together by a professional videographer, and that’s painfully obvious at times, but it’s easy to forgive when you know the story behind it.

His girlfriend finally saw the video — which she thought was going to be a “graduation slideshow” — the night of their college graduation. Given the tone of his voice in the video intro, it’s a safe bet she said yes.

(via Laughing Squid)


P.S. In the video’s description, Hyer links out to a worthy charity that he and his now-fiancée would love it if you would consider supporting. It’s called the Msamaria Orphans’ Educational Fund, and you can donate here.


 
  • Guu

    That’s some dedication!!! :D
    Congrats to the couple! :)

  • Eden Wong

    I must be getting too old and too cynical because no matter how sweet and romantic that was for the young couple (and I’m sure they’re both fabulous people) the video itself was shot/edited waaaaay too poorly to be of the slightest interest to me and (I suspect) most other strangers.

    Have I lost all romance?…

  • Oskar Forsberg

    Yeah i think you have :/!

  • Chang He

    Meh. It’s a great song, but two big problems I see are 1) he clearly did this more to be famous than to propose, and what does that say about their future? and 2) seriously dude, it took you four years to figure out you wanted to propose? Or did you just wait that long so you could make a more impressive video? See #1.

  • Alan

    I can’t be the only one who thinks it’s kind of crazy to write after their first date that he’s going to marry her. Planning on a four-year video to propose? Dating for four years before proposing is normal, but planning it from day one and working on it that long just seems crazy to me.

  • Clinton Hatfield

    How many cats do you have?

  • Clinton Hatfield

    Traveling the world is expensive… probably took 4 years to afford it all.

  • fatso

    I highly doubt this guy did it to get famous, and ok… I didn’t watch it through to the end, but maybe I would if I knew the couple well. I wonder if it started off as “lets make a video for my girlfriend” rather than “I know I will propose though the medium of song and dance around the world via video clips over the course of the next 4 years”

  • http://advancethestory.com/ John

    This is way cool, the dude is way cool, and the idea is fantastic. Just go out and make life happen.

  • Maree Cardinale

    awwww sweet :)

  • Chang He

    I got as far as “I didn’t watch through to the end” and I stopped reading. Sorry.

  • http://www.observingtime.com/ agour

    I can understand falling quickly for someone… but planning it from the first date? That’s just really weird..
    Actually the second clip in the video he refers to them ‘as a couple’, but at the bottom it say’s it’s the day after the first date. I think that’s even weirder haha

  • Rob Elliott

    They were in school. Seems like they waited to they finished University which is a smart thing to do.

  • Chang He

    That covers my point #2, and I agree, but I think #1 is the bigger issue.

  • Eden Wong

    Sadly, none at the moment. I’m trying to catch a few more though because my dogs are bored with store bought food…

  • Rob Elliott

    If he did it to be famous, don’t you think he would have spent some time learning how to do it better then he did and had someone not use vertical video? I think he just wanted a grand gesture.

  • http://shotfolder.com/loren Lorenzo Viola

    amazing!