Testing aaah!

Jonathan and Michelle's Blog - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 05:18
There’s a moment I can’t shake from the Bordeaux camp: the Shaolin test. It was held in a huge gym with high ceilings but the atmosphere was tense and the air was so thick you could cut it. “Tense” doesn’t … Continue reading →...

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Jiro: Dedication, Simplicity, and Depth

Jonathan and Michelle's Blog - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 00:09
“These days the first thing people want is an easy job. Then, they want lots of free time. And then, they want lots of money. But they aren’t thinking of building their skills. When you work at a place like … Continue reading →...

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France Summer Camp

Jonathan and Michelle's Blog - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 17:17
The YMAA International Camp was held in Bordeaux with well over 100 students from around the world. The camps are open to anyone and it was nice to see a few non-YMAA students take part. The best part, as usual, … Continue reading →...

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Seminar Recap

Jonathan and Michelle's Blog - Tue, 08/04/2015 - 11:43
Our seminar tour is almost complete and it’s been great training with old friends and making new ones. We had a diverse group of teens to mature folks, YMAA & non-YMAA students, locals & travelers, new & experienced practitioners, regulars … Continue reading →...

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Media Media Media

Jonathan and Michelle's Blog - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 01:00
In our first year, we learned basic media terms, composed shots, and did short silly projects. This semester, I’ve logged over 200 hours in all 3 production stages and multiple roles, often at the same time (writer, director, shooter, interviewer, … Continue reading →...

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