A Million Ways (to be Snazzy) is a remake of OK Go’s early hit video (vevo.com/watch/ok-go/a-million-ways/USCA30500063) in frame-by-frame animation. It is a collaborative project created by kids 11 to 18 of age. Originally a summer camp program, it turned into a two-year-long project after a fortunate circumstance brought the video to the attention of Damian Kulash, the lead singer of OK Go, who not only granted us permission to use the music, but energized us with generous encouragement.
The video features various techniques of frame-by-frame animation, both in down- and side-shooting. It highlights the progress and maturity of the students over two years, from the clumsy beginning to the long and intricate fight scene, followed by four short clips, each designed, directed, and animated by four principal animators with complete creative freedom.