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Hello from Fort Smith, Arkansas! My name is ***** ***** I'm on the Committee for our City's 200th Anniversary coming up on December 25th, 2017. As part of our Bicentennial Celebration, we would like to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most
people lip syncing to a song on video. Back in 2009 when Newsweek Magazine called Grand Rapids Michigan one of "the most dying cities in America" the city responded with this viral video that broke records and put Grand Rapids in the spotlight. The link to
the video is here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPjjZCO67WI) My question will require a bit of research, as I'm wanting to know: 1) How do we break the Guiness World Record ( I assume with 5,001 people?) 2) Does our video need to be one continuous shot,
or could we shoot the video in segments and still qualify to break the world record? I have found a few articles that may be helpful in answering these questions, and they are listed below. Thank you in advance for your help! - Brad References: http://www.worldrecordacademy.com/mass/largest_LipDub_video_The_Grand_Rapids_LipDub_sets_world_record_112299.html
http://michiganradio.org/post/lansing-based-group-seeks-overtake-grand-rapids-lip-syncing-world-record#stream/0 http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/
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Expert:  Maverick replied 1 year ago.

1) How do we break the Guiness World Record ( I assume with 5,001 people?)

Yes, some of the relevant the guidelines are that all Guinness World Records record titles must fulfill key criteria including:

  1. Measurable - Is it the fastest / longest / heaviest / most?
  2. Breakable - Can the record be broken or repeated by someone else? All our record titles must be open to being challenged.
  3. Standardizable - Can the record title be done universally? For example, it cannot be related to something restricted to a region.
  4. Verifiable - Can the claim be proven? For example, a claim such as ‘the man who never drank water’, can never be verified unless the man spent his whole life from birth under surveillance by a witness.

2) Does our video need to be one continuous shot, or could we shoot the video in segments and still qualify to break the world record?

It needs to be one continuous shot. The guidelines are as follows:

"Be sure to include it in full, in one continuous take (no cheating – we will catch you!), and get all of the action in the frame at all times, it must be clear what is going on. Setting your camera up on a tripod for records where you remain in place, or having a friend/family-member film you for records where you move around more, will help a lot here. For time-based records, include a visible stopwatch/countdown timer throughout the attempt."