Bernal Producer Co-Creates Guerrilla Homage to The Exploratorium


Bernal neighbor Ryan Avery  lives near the southern end of Peralta. He just helped complete an unauthorized video about the fabulous Exploratorium, and he wrote to Bernalwood to tell us all about it:

One of your fellow Bernal Heights residents (myself) helped produce and direct a music video immortalizing the Exploratorium. It’s a parody of “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, shot guerrilla-style in San Francisco.

I’m a local music producer who goes by the alias of Chance’s End. A good friend of mine, Jade Stone from the Noe Valley district, called me up about a month ago and explained “I want to record some lyrics I wrote. Can you help me out?” After learning the lyrics were about the Exploratorium parodying Uptown Funk, I was in 100%.

We recorded her vocals one evening, and then set to work planning on the music video. We recruited a bunch of our friends to be backup dancers (all Bay Area residents), and Jade brought her parents up from Southern California to help with filming. Then we spent a weekend shooting the video. It was a bit tricky in places without the consent of the Exploratorium (ahem), but I think it turned out pretty nicely!

Why’d we make this? I think Jade would agree with me – “Just because we felt like it.”

Enjoy the video! It’s nerdtastic fun, and we’ve waived the admission fee:

4 thoughts on “Bernal Producer Co-Creates Guerrilla Homage to The Exploratorium

  1. Holy crap, that is fantastic!!! Are you going to show it to the Exploratorium? They should THANK you for making it and use it in their publicity campaign. Science is COOL. bravo, Jade and Ryan and the rest of the crew.

  2. This is SO COOL! I am a video producer/ editor at the Exploratorium. This video got circulated in our internal news and everyone LOVED it! We had no idea who was behind the scenes. Huge kudos/ thanks for making this, we could tell that whoever made this had chops! All that choreography was amazing. I can’t say enough nice things neighbor!

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