Shelby, a talking whale, stars in this imaginative music video for Bryan John Appleby's "Honey Jars." The video was created by 12 kids during OMG! Cameras Everywhere!, a free weeklong summer camp hosted by music video directors and producers in L.A.
The kids had cameras in their hands before we were even done learning each others' names! Like we said, the basic idea for OMG is to foster a process of collaboration between kids and working artists (in this case, directors), and so we would constantly form groups with each project, and those groups would just start creating. The idea was that in this way, with the directors and kids being on equal creative footing (instead of a top-down teaching environment), there would be a tremendous freedom to try new things, and be unique, and just learn through DOING. We were able to give the students the resources to write, direct, produce and act in all of the videos with and along side working professionals who were not only donating their time, but doing their part to be just as creative.
"Honey Jars" was created by Olimpia Aguillon, Enrique Baranda, Frogman (Jorge Baranda), Romy Flores, Erick Gredonia, Hana Hayes, Michelle Hernandez, Yasmine Kaner, Azul Niño, Jenny Ruiz, Captain Awesome (Ary Saravia), and Lynette Urbina, with support from Dugan O'Neal, DANIELS, Larkin Seiple, and Eli Stonberg.
For more information on OMG Everywhere, visit http://www.omgeverywhere.org/.