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lip sync

The synchronization of people's lips to their mouths. Maintaining the same rate of speed to synchronize audio and video tracks is always an issue in movie and video production. However, the processing required to upconvert a DVD in a DVD player may delay the video a few milliseconds behind the audio. In addition, the video cable to a ceiling-mounted projector may be considerably long, introducing delay. A/V receivers therefore often have a "LipSync," "A/V Sync" or similar function that delays the audio a variable number of milliseconds to synchronize with the delayed video.
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Art historian Thomas Crow speaks to this exact predicament in remarking upon the United Arab Emirates pavilion at the Biennale, which featured a work by Jackson Pollock Bar: Consisting of two actors lipsynching a previously held press conference by the pavilion's curator and commissioner, the set piece is designed, according to a wall text, to imbue the pavilion with "a reasonable measure of self-reflexivity.
Continuing the Michael Jackson theme, Damon's act involved lipsynching to Michael Jackson songs, although he also picked up Boyzone drivel No Matter What.
Stories about the opening ceremony don't seem to stop, whether it's about the fake fireworks or a lipsynching 9-year-old who somehow couldn't make the Chinese "women's" gymnastics team.
Latter trait brings "Underdog" into the dubious ranks of animal lipsynching movies, and Jason Lee's lead voicework, though delivered with an appropriately flea-bitten rasp, is poured on thickly enough to make you wish dumb animals would just stay dumb animals.
Unlike the other performers, whose acts are largely performed while lipsynching to pop songs, Torr's act is scripted and includes a pointed critique of a range of masculine stereotypes.
Singing live rather than lipsynching, their colourfully camp performances of songs from the likes of Evita, Cabaret, Oklahoma and Jesus Christ Superstar soon attracts the crowds, and its not long before the pair have become the talk of the town.
For instance, stars who do not themselves sing the songs in their song sequences will maintain continuity with their cinematic persona by lipsynching, even when performing stage shows of their song sequences.
The Wooster Group has long played with forms of language-alienation, such as lipsynching, speed-ups and repetition of "phonedin" text.
com) demonstrated how to create more human-like avatars for your Web site, utilizing their lipsynching and facial-animation technologies.
What a disaster--instead of lipsynching, I insisted on singing live.