Patterns Out of Randomness and New Worlds

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Dan, Visual Arts Master Teacher at YPI. This summer in drawing and painting (with a little sculpture thrown in) was a mix of skills, styles, students, and teachers. There were three teachers, one from a classical drawing professional comic book background, one from a sculpture and printmaking perspective and one …

So You Think You Can Go to The Dance?

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Sara Luka, Acting for Film Master Teacher at YPI (she also teaches Acting and Musical Theater – a real lady of all trades). “So, You Think You Can Do To The Dance?” the mock reality TV show was put together by the well-oiled machine that was the Acting for Camera …

Revealing Your Truth

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Latifah “Desiree”, a camper at YPI 2013. YPI means a lot to me. It has not only changed me, but my life. I learned more about myself in two weeks than I’ve ever learned about myself in eighteen years. I developed a sense of self. I learned that I’m courageous, …

“Disclaimer” by Natalie

Editor’s note: This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of Helena, Songwriting Master Teacher at YPI. The recordings we do in Songwriting are very much demos. A full-fledged recording needs pre-production, someone acting as producer, extensive production and mixing, and mastering. In 4.5 days of workshop, students have just enough time to write the song, refine it, and make some …

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 …