Throwback Thursday: Goods and Bads, 2011

Today’s Throwback Thursday is straight out of the YPI time machine from 2011. Enjoy some “Goods and Bads” and a couple photos from the vault. For the record, the photos and “Goods and Bads” are in no way related, other than that they happened at camp in the same year. (If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, learn more …

Teacher Feature: Sara Lukasiewicz – Acting, Acting for Film, Musical Theater

Sara Lukasiewicz is “Stunningly Brilliant” says, her Mother. She’s an actor and improviser in Los Angeles. She earned a BA in Theater Performance from Marymount Manhattan College. While in school she galavanted about NYC as a magician’s assistant being cut in three. She performs improv weekly with Temporary Insanity and does stand-up all over Los Angeles. Check out the goods …

The Art of Failure (And Being Willing to Try Anyway)

by Photography Master Teacher Scott Nidermaier How many times have you ever found yourself looking down the greasy barrel of failure? Utter and complete shame, that uneasy sick feeling in the bottom of your stomach, sweaty palms, head spinning, combined with thoughts of, “How did I ever end up here?” and, “Why did I even bother?” and, “Will I be …

Extremely Short Shorts: #ypiproblems

Inspired by the amazing, super-short videos that filmmakers are making on the social video-sharing app Vine, the ambitious 2013 YPI Video Production class took on an extra task: in addition to finishing their own films, they wrote, shot, and edited these extremely short shorts in about a day. The theme? #ypiproblems For me, it’s all about 1:42.

Refuse to Doubt Your Own Voice

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Anna, a camper at YPI 2013. This summer at YPI we were told to “find our own voices and use them to help others find theirs”. I understood what it meant to find my voice, but I didn’t initially understand how I could help others find their own voices. At …

“Raffi is My Dad” by Raffi

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Helena, Songwriting Master Teacher at YPI. Listening to the pros can often be invaluable, especially if you’re trying to step a little bit out of your comfort zone. In the same way that writers need to spend a lot of time reading in order to hone their craft, songwriters need …