COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- Students at Lake City High School took a break from books Friday in an effort to help stop bullying.
So-called lip dub videos are a trend sweeping across high schools nationwide, and Lake City students were making what they hoped would become a viral video. Lip dub videos are usually set to music and filmed all in one take, featuring camera shots that move through the entire school.
Just about everyone at Lake City High planned to be involved in the one of a kind video.
"A lot of after school work, filming, testing out music, voting for songs, all sorts of stuff," said senior Savannah Johnson.
The two month-long project involved around 1,700 people.
"The message for this video is anti-bullying and really just trying to accept everybody into our family,” said Social Studies teacher Mallory Cook. “Lake City is a big family and we're just trying to accept everyone into our family."
The whole video was shot in one take Friday. The edited lip dub would feature the songs ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry and Pharrell’s ‘Happy.’
"For us to come together for one day and do a song and a half or two songs, and just have everybody be a part of it, I think is just great," Johnson said.
The school hoped to show the final version to elementary and middle schools throughout Coeur d'Alene.