Hayley went back to Myles of Science again this summer. The kids, along with college counselors, hike and camp in the Great Smoky Mountains for a week while doing research on snail and salamander populations.
Hayley spent two weeks at a great teen film workshop St. Augustine’s. 16 kids, a college professor and some of her students – they had access to the entire campus to shoot and the film department’s gear. They all really worked hard on stuff and I’m really impressed how much technical stuff they’ve done with sound, filming and photography.
Most of the time, she did still photography which can be used for checking continuity in scenes, transitions and for fun slide shows. She was lugging camera gear and her laptop all over the campus. She did makeup for a lot of the actors and then acted in one of the shorts.
In this one, she acted one plus did the makeup and blood. She doesn’t mind acting but the makeup and blood part was her favorite.
The moviemaking camp Hayley was in this summer had their big screen premiere for their films at the Varsity Theatre, a real theater in Chapel Hill this afternoon. The theater is one I went to a kid so it was absolutely amazing to see her on the big movie screen there!
Hayley was one of the vampires in the Gothic/Supernatural short film entitled Maximum Judgment. The film is about 25 minutes long and fantastic. It was scary enough they had to tell people they might want to take any little kids out for that short… so you know Hayley, the horror film fanatic, was thrilled with making it and how it turned out.
With the help from the staff, the kids write the script, bring in props & costumes, do each others makeup and even help film it. This is an amazing camp with fantastic staff. The kids did an super job – the instructors even said how they took more shots and footage of this group than any other camp. Really just an amazing group of people all around!
The one-week summer studio session merges conceptual development with hands-on explorations and emphasizes the importance of the design process from the initial idea to the final product. Through one-on-one instruction with local designers you will develop your unique voice and individual abilities to bring creative ideas to life by utilizing critical thinking techniques that artists, architects, and designers rely on to convey conceptual and real propositions. In the collaborative studio setting you will explore hand-drawing, printmaking, physical modeling, sculpture, collage, and many other forms of creative media.
Clearly, I’d found the camp to send Hayley. She had a fantastic time and the last day they had an exhibit of all of their work from the week.
Her favorite piece, this stencil she designed, they cut for her and she used oil pastels to fill in:
Video of Hayley presenting her work to the group and instructors:
Hayley is back from Camp Seafarer! This was her second year at the camp down the coast. She earned her ranks in golf, soccer and volleyball, sailed on speed and sailboats, swam, looked for shark’s teeth, did the zipline and all sorts of other stuff. She made some good friends and had some great counselors.
Some photos are ones that camp took, some are ones that we took dropping her off and picking her up.