The Blog for Penryn (UK) -based Kernow Youth Society for the Performing Arts. Our society is open to young people aged 9 upwards from the Falmouth and Penryn area. Our aim is to allow members to explore their interest in the performing arts through drama and film activities. KYSPA has a strong citizenship theme with activities aiming to promote self confidence, teamwork and communication skills.

Friday, 30 March 2007

Fresh 6 Day 2

Day two saw everyone refreshed after a good night's sleep. Well, the activity leaders anyway! Rumour has it that members engaged in intellectual discussion far into the night. Given that we were planning to be indoors for most of the day, and had a long journey at the end of it, we streached our legs with a "little walk" up Cam Peak. I have to say, some of our members were a bit wussy when confronted with this little hill but with encouragement, everyone made it to the top - and the views were worth it!

At the Watershed, members watched films made for the festival by other young people, attended a seminar where they had a group photo with some of the actors from the T4 series "Totally Frank" and played with some of the computers and toys in the Fresh Lab.

Here we can see Jo getting an advanced course on editing from Rob, one of the mentors at Firstborn Creatives.

Jo proved to have quite a knack for editing and computers in general, even lending a helping hand when other people experienced "technical issues".

Much of the Ollie Twist editing is his, though everyone had some input.

Below right is the group photo with the "Totally Frank" stars (rear left & centre with the series creator rear left).

Below left are some of the gang watching films. You can just make out some other members playing with the camera equipment in the background.

KYSPA's members spent the last half hour or so in the "virtual disco" a blue screen room which filmed the dancers and projected the images onto a screen at the other end of the room with a club/disco backdrop added. This proved to be quite popular.

By good fortune fate kept the M5 open that evening so we arrived safely back in Cornwall in good time after a very successful trip.

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