Tag: YWCA

Take 2 Creative Camp Film Trailer

I was involved in doing something with the Take 2 Creative Camp Program.

The teens are working on short films that both pass and fail either the Bechdel Test or the Deggans Test when it comes to writing stories with female characters or minority characters. They’re randomly assigned a genre and had to create scripts for their project. I filmed and edited this quick little trailer to promote the Take 2 Program and their project.

http://take2creative.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/YWCAElgin/
http://ywcaelgin.org

-Curtis

Take 2 Garage Sale Video

Here’s a video I was involved in recently.

At the Take 2 Creative Camp, there was a garage sale fundraiser for the program outside. It was in the heart of Downtown Elgin and everyone sold various clothes, shoes, toys, video games, and baby supplies to raise money for the Take 2 Creative Camp. It was quite fun. The footage was done by by Korisa of Mad Dash Productions and some of the teens. I provided the ukulele instrumental for the video. Also, yes…you do briefly see me in some shots playing the ukulele or walking around.

http://take2creative.wordpress.com
https://www.facebook.com/YWCAElgin/

-Curtis

A Million Thanks: Our Thanks To You (4th of July)

Happy 4th of July, everyone!

This is a video I helped film last week at the Take 2 Creative Camp at the YWCA. The kids made letters and pictures to the military and veterans. We went to the Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL to drop off the letters. It was a fun project to help out with.

Thanks to the following…

Korisa Madayag at Mad Dash Productions: https://vimeo.com/kmad

A Million Thanks: http://amillionthanks.org

YWCA Elgin: https://www.facebook.com/YWCAElgin/

-Curtis

A Bully Memoir: An Anti-Bullying Video

I know I usually don’t post on Fridays with the Autumn Peal blog, but I wanted to share a video I helped out with. This is from Take 2 Creative Camp which is a YWCA Elgin program where teens do video production and creative projects. I filmed some of the segments and I did the background music for it.

Each one gave their own personal stories about being bullied, being a bully, or being a bystander. These stories were powerful and I’m glad to have been a part of this project.

Check out Take 2 Creative Camp at http://take2creative.wordpress.com.

-Curtis