March. I can’t say enough about this month.
Or maybe there’s just too much to say about this month that I’m immediately overwhelmed when I decide to write about it –hmm. Food for thought. This past weekend tossed me in the arms of several neat projects.
Adobe Youth Voices camp. I can’t say enough about these young adults. They’ve been spending the last few weeks piecing together short films that share a message; To have their voices heard. Or in this case, seen.
One of the rooms in Adobe used to edit. Pictured, L-R Tasi Alabastro, Richard Gali, Edward Flores, Ja Shia (on the comp)
The weekend wrapped off with a hike to location with some friends from The Stunt People. It’s a side project of theirs, I believe. I’m not allowed to share too much information about it -but here are some behind-the-scene photos I took! (For the rest of the batch, visit my Flickr: http://bit.ly/xhOQUO)
Right before calling Action. Pictured L-R, Alivin Hsing, Bryan Cartago, Lucas Hisashi Okuma and Edward Kahana
Last one, for good measure. Low bridge, flying round house type kick thing!
We were hiking back down by 4:30ish and I was able to make my last engagement of the day…
GUEST JUDGING TheatreWork‘s Young Artists in Residence‘s 24 Hour Play Festival (boy that’s a mouthful). Here the kids are given 24 hours to conceive, write, direct, rehearse, and put on a short play! It reminds me a lot of the 48 Hour Film Festivals the guys of Square Marden and I participate in.
The mentors and producers, Jake Arky and Sylvia Hathaway
Only two of the three guest judges were able to make it (myself included) and they gave us a list of criteria to consider when watching the plays. There were a total of 10. And while we awarded only the top three, everyone was a winner (IMO) because at the end of 24 hours, they were able to make something out of nothing! My hats off to them all.
The wrap of a wonderful day...
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