Since being started by an adult, Judy Shasek, Get Outta My Face (GOMF) has been trying to get kids to eat healthier and exercise more because America is the largest nation in the world. I joined the project in May 2007 after winning a film festival with a partner. The film that won was a stop motion video called "Punk Da Junk: The Journey of Epic Nutrition." It was made for the 72 hour shootout, which it won, and it actually took 31 hours to make with only two people working on it.
It later went on to be featured in BendFilm. It received a standing ovation from a Dietitian conference in Florida. And, the video has, thus far, received over 30,000 views on YouTube.
Since then, I have worked on other films for the company like an Anti High Fructose Corn Syrup advertisement, a film investigating the uses of junk food versus health food in common day objects, and I began working on a healthy food "rap."
This job for me is worth it, to me, not just for the money, but for the kids and the community that I can help become healthier through fun, light-hearted videos. I believe that taking advantage of today's modern technology allows us to reach a wider audience and spread our influence.
The issue is also such a prominent one because health issues are not about to go away. So, although it may seem like a losing battle, I'm pleased if I help at least one kid make the decesion to cut back on the junk, eat an apple, and take a run.
Here's some of the other videos: