LIBERTY, Oh. - Drum roll, please. Students at Lakota East High School released their "lip dub" fundraising video to the public Tuesday, sharing a link to YouTube via Twitter.
The students shot the video on April 19.
The Lakota East National Honor Society organized the "lip dub" shoot to help raise money for the Center for Spina Bifida Care at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. It was a large-scale, multi-song music production combining lip-syncing with audio dubbing.
More than 12 minutes long, the finished product includes several songs, choreography, matching T-shirts, and seems to incorporate every nook and cranny of the Lakota East school building--from hallways to classrooms.
The filming took place from a helicopter in order to help get 1,700 people in the video.
Patients from the Spina Bifida Coalition of Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono and 9 On Your Side traffic reporter Adam Marshall appear in the video.
Even before the video shoot, the school district had already raised more than $10,000 for the cause.