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Riverton student body shoots music video for online contest
Apr 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer
Riverton High School students dropped their books Wednesday morning and jumped into action to be part of a music video and possibly win up to $10,000 for the school through an online competition.
The videos, or "lip dubs," became a You Tube sensation recently after high school students throughout the country started getting all of their peers to perform a song in front of one camera. Traditionally, students keep the recording going
continuously while students dance through the school for the duration of the song.
In Riverton the effort was initiated by the RHS leadership class under the direction of instructor Elly Talbott. The group sought the help of teachers and coaches in getting every student in the school together for the mass performance of the song "Some Nights" by the band "Fun," followed by a victory cheer. The students made sure to include all sports teams, clubs, groups and any teens who weren't too timid to show their school spirit on camera.
Behind the scenes, RHS senior Kristen Wederski said it was a lot of work getting everyone in place before the camera started rolling.
"All teams and clubs were together," Wederski said, adding that it took two hours to shoot the video on Wednesday. "The camera would follow and walk around the school."
Because almost every RHS student was a part of the production, she said the local video was recorded in segments. Wederski said the end result will be entertaining for local watchers.
"We got the school spirit going," she said.
The final editing will be done by the school's film crew.