Jake Lodwick, the founder of Vimeo, coined the term "lip dubbing" on
December 14, 2006, in a video entitled Lip Dubbing: Endless Dream. In the video's description, he wrote, "I walked around with a song playing in my headphones, and recorded myself singing. When I got home I opened it in iMovie and added an MP3 of the actual song, and synchronized it with my video. Is there a name for this? If not, I suggest 'lip dubbing'." Lodwick also directed the "Flagpole Sitta" "office lip dub" in April 2007 which The Washington Post covered.
Students in the Digital Media department at Hochschule Furtwangen produced the first university lip dub.
Since then, dozens of lip dubs have been coordinated around the world predominantly by university students. After L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) produced a lip dub to The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" in 2009, the viral video phenomenon gained international acclaim. Universities in
, Thailand , Japan , and Spain made UQAM inspired lip dubs to the same song in the following year. Brazil
Yesterday Tim brought to my attention that also the
made a Lib dub that I have to show you. And all shot in one take. University of Groningen