Redwood High School Students in Larkspur Show School Spirit in Video

By Lisa Fernandez
|  Thursday, Jun 5, 2014  |  Updated 8:59 AM PDT
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While some students are tipping over picnic tables, cutting class and playing other end-of-the-year pranks, other students are taking to lip syncing and filming videos to show off their school spirit.

Students at Redwood High School in Larkspur posted a YouTube Video "Redwood High School 2014 Lip Dub" on Monday to "showcase the school spirit, pride, sports programs, extra-curricular activities, facilities, and everything else that makes Redwood High School."

"I think everyone was surprised," said the film's co-creator Jack Bushell, who filmed the entire 4:23-minute video with one take on a steady cam, as a drone camera flew overhead. "Everyone in the school was involved. We know we have something special on our hands."

The video, inspired by Bushell's student government teacher,  takes viewers through the school to the tune of "Let's Get it Started" by the Black Eyed Peas, showing athletes, the drama club, the science geeks, the photography lovers, and other clubs.

The videos' executive producers are listed as Taylor Lee and Katie Orlick. In addition to Bushell, Lucas Wong and Alex Herz also helped create the film. By Thursday morning, the video had about 11,500 views.

But it's not the only school spirit video out there. Pennsylvania high school senior Nick Ross directed a 1,400-student "lip dub" video in April set to Avicci's "Wake Me Up." As of Thursday, that video had nearly 150,000 views.

The idea has been taking off with the popularity of technology and YouTube. Check out what FootHill High School in Pleasanton did in May. The school's video, "Foothill Falcon Lip Dub 2014," set to the song, "Pompei," had 15,360 views by Thursday.

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