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Deaf Teen Filmmakers Unveil Latest Inspirational Music Video ‘Home’ In ASL — Watch

Fri, September 18, 2015 5:10pm EDT by 1 Comment

The campers are at it again! The deaf teens of Camp Mark Seven’s Deaf Film Camp are back with their much anticipated musical stylings. Click to watch their amazing new music video!

The 2015 class of campers at the Camp Mark Seven’s Deaf Film Camp, showcased their talents in a new music video. This year the chosen song to rock out to was Phillip Phillips’ 2012 smash hit, “Home.”


You may know these amazing campers from their previous viral hit of Pharrell Williams‘s “Happy.” Well, they’re back and better than ever.

“We picked ‘Home’ because the lyrics are simple, but heavy with soul,” Deaf Film Camp co-founder Wayne Betts, Jr. told People. “The concept of translation is abstract, and we try to capture that in the sign language. Translating the melody of the song into a visually meaningful way was a challenge.”

Their new video is an ASL interpretation of Phillip Phillips‘ “Home” — and it’s amazing! The entire video was produced by a team of Deaf campers & staff from Deaf Film Camp 2015 at Camp Mark Seven in Old Forge, NY.

“Many campers are introverted, and the camera brings out the best of them being themselves,” says Camp director Stacy Lawrence told the outlet. “Shyness comes from the communication challenge deaf children have. We make sure campers feel comfortable with who they are first. This way they know they can do something, like make a movie, with confidence.”

The campers “Happy” video from 2014, has received almost 1.5 million YouTube hits to date.

HollywoodLifers — what was your favorite part of the music video? Sound off below!

— Brittany King