As promised in the last entry, the next few blog posts are all going to focus on the question ... WHY HOPKINS? I hope many of the admitted students were able to answer that question after last Tuesday's first Spring Welcome Open House. The rest of you, I hope will be able to attend one of the other two Open Houses on either April 14 or April 21. And remember, to read Cheryl J.'s Top 10: Reasons to Attend a Spring Welcome Open Houseto pre-plan your visit day.
Today's WHY HOPKINS reason is a simple one ... because the students and Admissions staff love to LipDub. Enough said ... let the video play.
Special thanks to Vampire Weekend for the song "Campus" -- go download it on iTunes right now. Thanks to our Director, Producer, and Mastermind Josh G. - Film and Media Studies sophomore.
For those unaware of what a LipDub is, read this Wikipedia article. Basically:
A lip dub is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video. It is made by filming individuals or a group of people lip synching while listening to a song or any recorded audio then dubbing over it in post editing with the original audio of the song. There is often some form of mobile audio device used such as an iPod. Often, they look like simple music videos, although many involve a lot of preparation and are well produced. The most popular lip dubs are done in a single unedited shot that often travels through different rooms and situations in, say, an office building.
For us, our LipDub was just a way to have fun after the release of decision letters. We hope you enjoyed it, and got to see how clever and unique Hopkins students can be. (If you want to watch a truly amazing LipDub, click here.)
More meaningful WHY HOPKINS reasons to come soon.
Actually, let me finish by sharing with you one other video that shows Hopkins students having fun. Here is a video that just came to my attention of a greek life event last week: