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Marksandrec’s Super Dooper Popcorn Party #271

(Context: in my head, this post continues from this one. Sometime after a failed plan that resulted in Warfstache totally kidnapping Mark, lol.) (Dialogue from Atlantis.)

Timing Charts and Inbetweening Demo

Hey guys! So I recently finished up an inbetweening and timing charts demo and edited into an hour-ish video!
A handful of folks asked me things like how to utilize a timing chart in your work, how to in between to those charts, and basic (I say basic because there are other more advanced ways - but thats another time) to keep your drawings consistent! I also talk about smears!

The program I’m using is TVPaint, but any program can do really.

The character I’m using is created by Patrick Stannard! He’s a kickass animator!

jeffreydahmerofficial  asked:

Hi! I'm a high schooler with a passion for film who hasn't actually filmed anything yet. I'm planning to get started by just filming stuff and gaining experience over time. I want to buy gear (camera, lights, etc) so I can get started but it's an expensive investment and I'm unsure what I should get. Do you have any ways to figure out which gear is good for me?

Hello @jeffreydahmerofficial

There are lots of options when it comes to gear and it can be a bit of an investment. So I have put together a starter kit with some gear breakdowns, recommendations, and prices. The prices listed are if you are purchasing brand new equipment. You can most likely find used equipment or older models that work just as well for a lower price. In addition, some miscellaneous gear you can make yourself (dollies, steadicams, light bars…), if you are willing and able to put in the time and effort.

Film Gear Starter Kit

Cameras

DSLR - digital cameras are great starter cameras because they are cheaper, small, maneuverable, and produce good quality videos. You can even buy older models to reduce the price and still get good quality (You can also buy used.) Canon and Nikon are good cameras as are some Sonys, but I am partial to Canons. When purchasing, pay special attention to if you are purchasing the camera with or without a lens and what type of lens (I recommend a zoom to start out.)

Some good DSLRs:

  • Nikon D3300 ($350-500) - great quality image for a relatively low price. A lens is included, so you don’t have to worry about finding one separately.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 ($350-450) - any of the rebel cameras are good, but being newer (but not the newest model) the T5 is a great choice. It has decent low-light capabilities and comes with a zoom lens.
  • Nikon D5300 ($400-500) - with a better sensor, and a bit more customization opions, this Nikon is a step up from the D3300 with very little change in price.
  • Canon EOS 6D ($1,200-1,600) - a good substitute for the more expensive 5D Mark III. For the price jump, you get much higher image processing quality and great low-light capabilities.
  • Canon EOS 80D ($750-1,000) - much like the 6D, it has great low-light capabilities and great image quality, plus a maneuverable viewscreen

Camcorder - In terms of video quality, DSLRs can offer the same image quality as a camcorder at a much lower price. However, camcorders have a lot to offer as well. They have much longer recording time and are built for video, so it is much easier to hold one for long periods of time, despite DSLRs being lighter. They also have built in XLR inputs and neutral density filters, which means camcorder will automatically properly expose your footage without changing the frame rate. (Bonus: They look professional, which is helpful when working freelance.)

Some good camcorders:

  • Canon XA30 ($1,300-2,000) - a professional/semi-professional camcorder that is easy to use, has good low-light capabilities, a touch screen,  and is relatively inexpensive for a camcorder.
  • Sony HXR NX100 ($1,500-2,000) - an entry-level professional camcorder that has HD quality video, good low-light capabilities, 2 XLR inputs, and 3 focus rings. It’s comparable to the more expensive Canon XF200.
  • Canon VIXIA GX10 ($2,500-3,000) - a “consumer” camera with professional video quality, this camcorder shoots in 4K. While it lacks some pro features, such as the XLR port, it is very portable and has optical zoom, a touch screen, (You can also get a nice kit that includes a mic, cables, backpack case, LED lights, memory card, and more for under $2,700.)
  • Canon XF300 ($3,000-4,000) - a professional camcorder great for run-and-gun as well as on a shoulder mount. It has a slightly larger, rotating viewscreen, 2 XLR ports, full manual and full auto modes, built in ND filters, and more. 

Misc. Camera Gear

Tripod ($20-200) - a staple for any filmmaker. You can get cheap, lightweight ones for about $20. I recommend investing in something sturdier, so you don’t risk having your camera fall over because of a flimsy tripod.

This a vanguard tripod that is good for DSLRs. It’s lightweight and small, which is great for traveling, but it also can’t support heavier cameras, so when purchasing, look at the load to see if it can support the weight of your camera. You can find Vanguard tripods and similar brands for under $50, but some run a little higher.

This is an example of a heavy duty tripod with a fluid head for easy maneuvering. These tripods are extremely sturdy and can easily support the weight of camcorders and higher-end cameras. You can get a good one of these for around $150-$200. 

Cases/Bags ($30-60) - get cases for everything: cameras, microphones, lighting, tripods, etc. You invested a lot into your gear. It is worth it to spend a little more to protect it and keep everything in good condition.

SD cards ($25-50) - I recommend 32GB or higher and make sure they are higher class cards. Otherwise, some cards may stop recording automatically with DSLRs because they can’t keep up with the writing speed.

Steadicam ($30-150) - professional steadicams are much more expensive, but you can find cheap and effective ones for DSLRs relatively easily. They give a cleaner handheld look that improves the look of your film immensely. They even have steadicams for smartphones!

Pictured Above: Roxant Pro Steadicam

Pictured Above: Ceari VILTROX WD-Z Steadicam

Microphones

Shotgun mic - a staple of you want good (or even decent) sound for your film. Unfortunately, a good mic is easily as expensive as a DSLR and requires more gear. With a shotgun mic, you need to also purchase an XLR cable, shockmount, and windscreen. Often it’s cheaper to purchase a kit rather than buy these separately.

Some recommended shotgun mics:

  • Rode VideoMic ($100-200) - A lower-end shotgun mic meant to be mounted directly onto a DSLR. It has decent quality sound, doesn’t need an XLR cable, has a built in shockmount, and is relatively cheap.
  • Audio-Technica AT875R ($150-200) - a cheaper semi-pro microphone that requires an XLR cable and phantom power. It’s smaller and has a wider pickup range, making it a good on-camera solution. It can also be mounted on a boom pole or stand. It is better for studio and indoor recording. Although it’s much cheaper, it holds its own against the Sennheiser MKE 600.
  • Sennheiser MKE 600 ($300-400) - powered by battery or phantom power, this is a good, well-rounded mic.
  • Rode NTG3 or NTG4 ($350-550) -  the NTG series is very popular in the filmmaking world. While NTG3 is arguably better, the NTG4 is cheaper and still produces very good quality sound.

Lav mics - great for wide shots, interviews, outdoor audio and as second audio source. You can hide these guys relatively easily when booming is not an option. The great thing about lavalier microphones is they are relatively inexpensive and you can get good sound with a really cheap lav

Some recommended lav mics:

  • Neewer 3.5mm ($5-10) - a super cheap lav that’s great for buying in bulk. It’s a bit harder to hide, but works great for interview videos.
  •  Sony ECMCS3 ($15-30) - this is a sensitive, durable, and inexpensive lav that picks up sound from both sides.
  • Rode Smartlav+ ($50-70) - this practical, high quality lav hooks up directly to your smartphone, external recorder, or camera.
  • Sennheiser EW 100 ENG G3 ($700-800) - if you are willing to spend more, these are some of the best wireless lavaliers. They have great quality and can be easily hidden.

External Sound Recorders - crucial if you plan on moving your microphone far away from the camera. Booming is usually done using external sound, meaning the mic is hooked up to an external recorder rather than the actual camera. The sound is synced in post. (That’s why we have a clapper!)

Some recommended Sound Recorders:

  • Zoom H1 ($50-100) - One of the first Zoom recorders, this is one of the cheapest and most basic options. It’s compatible with micro SD cards, battery operated and has a built-in omni-directional mic.
  • Zoom H4N Pro ($150-200) - one of the most popular and highest rated external recorders, it’s well worth the investment. It has 4-channel recording, a larger screen, easy navigation, 4 hour battery life, and a built-in omni-directional mic. (I personally recommend this one.)
  • Tascam DR-40 ($150-200) - with a 15 hour battery life, this 4-channel recorder is a good rival to the Zoom H4N, but it’s extra features make it slightly more expensive.

Misc. Sound Gear

Boom pole ($100-300)- sound quality improves immensely when you are able to put the mic closer to the subject rather than mounting in on the camera. You can get a pole with the cord built in or without, which is slightly cheaper. (Full disclosure: I’ve used a monopod as a mini boom pole before. Not great, but it got the job done. This guy even turned a light stand into a boom pole.)

Headphones ($100-200) - specialized or noise-cancelling headphones so you can clearly hear the audio you are capturing on set and while editing. Earbuds work, but they are far from ideal.

Deadcat ($20-30) - minimizes wind noise, very helpful for outdoor shoots. Available for both shotgun mics and lavs. You can easily get this used for under $15, but new ones are more expensive.

Lighting

Lighting is necessary on bigger shoots, but for freelance and beginners, you rarely have your own lighting outside of a studio. Lights are expensive and most of the time, you won’t be able to use them without a crew (especially outdoors). When you do use them, you will most likely be much more experienced and either working for a company with lighting equipment, or running your own company.

I recommend purchasing a cheap photography lighting set to have some lights, but wait to invest in higher end lighting. A cheap lighting + green screen kit can cost around $100-200 (I personally have 2 cheap umbrella lights and while I like them, I rarely use them.) That being said, below are some common types of lights and their general price ranges. Professional brands include: Arri, Lowel, KinoFlo, Limelite, and Ikan.

Softbox/Umbrella Lights ($200-550) - used mostly in studios and photography, they give off, you guessed it, soft light and have florescent bulbs.  These are great when you need a quick light source, they are lightweight, and don’t easily overheat.

Can Lights ($500-1,000) - these are the classic lights you see on film sets. They can get very hot, but they are small, lightweight, bright, easy to assemble, and you can use diffusers, filters, and gels to customize the light.

LEDs ($1,000-2,000) - LED lights are the most expensive but also the most useful. They allow you to easily dim the light and change the temperature and they don’t overheat or use as much power.

Misc. Lighting Gear

Gloves ($30-40) - lights get hot and when you need to maneuver them up close, it’s safe to have heat-resistant gloves. Set-specific gloves are more expensive, but you can find cheaper options elsewhere that work just as well.

Bounce board ($5-10) - these can replace a fill light and help add a little more light to your scene without purchasing an expensive and bulky light. You can get collapsible reflector disc with white, silver, and/or gold for the price listed. Poster-board is another cheap alternative.

Gels, diffusers, and dimmers ($20-30) - If you don’t have an LED light, you can modify the color of a light source with gels. They work on any light source from industrial lights to household lamps and are very handy and inexpensive. (The price listed is for a kit of all of these products, but you can buy sheets of any of these for just a few dollars.)

Gaffers Tape ($5-10) - heat resistant and doesn’t leave residue. Gaff tape is used for just about everything on set from lighting, to setting marks, to taping down cords, to labeling.

I hope this helped and didn’t overwhelm you too much! Just a reminder: these are just some options based on what I see used in the industry. There is plenty of gear out there and plenty of cheaper solutions and substitutes for some gear. As always, it’s the filmmaker, not the gear that makes a good movie (but getting good gear is always nice!)

Best,

Jules

The Hanbok

안녕! Hello! Hola! Ciao! Salut! Hallo!你好! こんにちは! Today I’m here with a new blog about the Hanbok! Hope you’ll like it! So, let’s start!

Hanbok (South Korea) or Joseon-oth (North Korea) is the traditional Korean dress.

It is characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets.

The fundamental structure of hanbok, specifically the jeogori (jacket), baji (pants) and the chima (skirt), was established during the Goguryeo Kingdom (37 BCE- 668 CE), and the design features have remained relatively unchanged to this day.

Parts of the Hanbok

-Jeogori (or Tseogori) is the basic upper garment of the hanbok. It covers the arms and upper part of the wearer’s body.

- Chima refers to “skirt,” which is also called sang (裳) or gun (裙) in hanja.The underskirt, or petticoat layer, is called sokchima. According to ancient murals of Goguryeo and an earthen toy excavated from the neighborhood of Hwangnam-dong, Gyeongju, Goguryeo women wore a chima with jeogori over it, covering the belt.

-Baji (or Padzi ) refers to the bottom part of the men’s hanbok. Compared to western style pants, it does not fit tightly. The roomy design is aimed at making the clothing ideal for sitting on the floor.

Colors

Korean hanboks are colored by using natural dyes. For example: to obtain a red color, one would ground red flower petals in a mortar, then put the grounded petals in a jar, and later rinse them with hot caustic soda.

Traditionally, hanbok colors are based on hues from the natural world and have taken meaning and symbolism from East Asian beliefs and philosophy. The five elements of yin and yang: wood, fire, earth, water, and metal had great influence in how colors were arranged and worn among the different social classes.

Occasions

Hanbok (한복) is the traditional attire of the Korean people. It was originally designed to facilitate ease of movement. But now, it is only worn on festive occasions or special anniversaries.  It is a formal dress and most Koreans keep a hanbok for special times in their life such as wedding, Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving), and Seollal (Korean New Year’s). Children also wear hanbok to celebrate their first birthday.

Story

The hanbok can trace its origin to nomadic clothing of the Scytho-Siberian cultural sphere.

Reflecting its nomadic origins, in western and northern Asia, hanbok was designed to facilitate the movement and also incorporated many shamanistic motifs.

Toward the end of the Three Kingdoms period, noblewomen began to wear full-length skirts and hip-length jackets belted at the waist, and noblemen began to wear roomy trousers bound in at the ankles and a narrow, tunic-style jacket cuffed at the wrists and belted at the waist.

After the Goryeo Dynasty (918–1392) the chima skirt was shortened, and jeogori was hiked up above the waist and tied at the chest with a long, wide ribbon, the goruem (instead of being belted) and the sleeves were curved slightly.

Early Joseon continued the women’s fashion for baggy, loose clothing, such as those seen on the mural from the tomb of Bak Ik (1332–1398). By the 16th century, the jeogori had shortened to the waist and appears to have become closer fitting, although not to the extremes of the bell-shaped silhouette of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Today’s hanbok is the direct descendant of hanbok worn in the Joseon period.

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2017年4月1日(土)

>>>> Hi friends, it’s been a while!

Happy April!

After an incredible spring break excursion to Calgary, Alberta (airbnb’s are so interesting, wow) my friends and I spent a day regrouping and looking ahead to the final 7 weeks of the semester. Then I kicked it with a stack of film theory books I borrowed for an essay I have coming up!

Typically, at the beginning of the month I look through all of my syllabi and map out major assignments and required events. Then I look at the event and guest lecturer schedules to see what other cool things I can make it to.

**if you haven’t picked up The Art of Living Other People’s Lives, I recommend it. It’s light, but also thoughtful and funny and generous. I’ve been using it as a palette cleanser in between film theory!

Films: Tip 2

The second list of transgender films with trans men on them (the first one is on all films besides documentaries). If looking for more stuff to watch, check out my other film tips too.

Becoming Chaz (2011)
Documentary following Chaz (formerly Chastity) Bono’s gender transition. Includes interviews with family members and friends as the transition is followed.

Boy I Am (2006)
A feature-length documentary that begins to promote dialogue about trans issues through a look at the experiences of three young transitioning FTMs in New York City–Nicco, Norie and Keegan–as they go through major junctures in their transitions.

A Boy Named Sue (2000)
Theo is a female-to-male transsexual. This film follows his six-year process of becoming a man. Among those affected by his change is his girlfriend Lisi who has to deal with what this change means to her.

The Brandon Teena Story (1998)
Documenting the tragic tale of a transgender man from rural Nebraska who was murdered after two locals discovered his female origins.

Deep Run (2015)
Cole, a young transgender Christian man, is growing up in rural North Carolina. With his girlfriend, Ashley, he faces significant challenges, including hostile family and church members, and crippling financial burdens.

Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities (1999)
Monika Treut explores the worlds and thoughts of several trans-gendered individuals. Gendernauts enters a minority sector of San Fransisco culture.

Just Call Me Kade (2002)
The inspiring true story of Kade Farlow Collins 14, FTM transgendered, and living with an incredibly understanding family in Tucson Arizona.

Sexing the Transman (2011)
This intriguing documentary explores the sexuality of trans men and the changes they experience as a result of their gender transitions from female to male. Trans men and their partners divulge the most personal secrets of their sex lives in revealing conversations and intimate interviews. Some erotic scenes are shown.

Southern Comfort (2001)
Documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a transgender man. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear that treating such a patient would hurt their reputations.

Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen (2008)
The stories of six thoughtful, eloquent and diverse trans men. Each man brings a colorful and complex richness as he describes his relationship to himself, as well as others in his life.

TransGeneration (2005)
A look at the lives of four college students undergoing gender transition, two of them FTM and two MTF.

Transparent (2006)
A documentary about 19 female-to-male transsexuals from 14 different states who have given birth and, in most instances, gone on to raise their biological children.

Classic Hollywood Structure

A quick guide to the seven plot points in classic Hollywood-style story. A vast majority of films, both inside and outside Hollywood, can be broken down into these seven plot points. You can apply these to your own films as well!

Hook: Intro to the world and characters. Grabs the audience’s attention.

Inciting Incident: the catalyst that begins the main action/conflict

First Act Turning Point: the protagonist(s) get(s) involved in the conflict

Midpoint: a significant event spins/changes the main conflict (this is not in every film)

Second Act Turning Point: the low point, or a significant development that changes the direction of the story. The “all hope is lost” moment.

Climax: the final face-off between your protagonist and the opposition.

The Resolution: the fallout or result of the climax. 

🇰🇷Curiosities about Korean Culture #2🇰🇷

안녕! Hello! Hola! Ciao! Salut! Hallo!你好! こんにちは! Today I’m here with a new blog about curiosities about Korean culture! Hope you’ll like it! So, let’s start!

-The microchips for Apple’s iPhones are made by the South Korean company Samsung.

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-On Jeju, South Korea’s largest island, giant stone statues known as dol hareubang (old grandfather) can be found along the beaches. Newlywed women believe that if they touch the statues’ long, broad, phallic-looking noses, they will be blessed with fertility.

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-More than 2 billion people have viewed the “Gangnam Style” music video of Korean K-pop artist Psy since 2011. It topped the charts in 30 countries around the world. World leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have mimicked the dance. The song refers to the Gangnam District of Seoul.

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-Along with Tokyo residents, Seoulites get the least amount of sleep of any residents of major cities in the world, just fewer than 6 hours a night.

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-South Koreans enjoy showing off their relationship statuses publically. It is common to see couples holding hands, kissing, and even wearing matching outfits.

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-Playing the online video game StarCraft is a legitimate career in South Korea. Since the game launched in 1998, nearly half of all the games have been sold in South Korea.

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-The South Korean National Information Agency estimates that 14% of the people between the ages of 9 and 12 have an Internet addiction. In 2011, South Korea passed a law called the Shutdown, or Cinderella, Law that bans anyone younger than 16 from online game sites, which is largely ignored by the youth.

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-Few South Koreans choose not to marry, and an unmarried person is called a “Big Baby” in Korean slang. There are two-way kinds of marriage in South Korea: yonae (love marriage) and chungmae (arranged marriage).

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-Some people in Korea, especially elders in the countryside do not like having their photos taken. So it’s best to ask permission or avoid taking the photo to avoid giving offense. You also should avoid photographing anything that looks like it could be used for military purposes.

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-The use of the word ‘friend’ in Korean is actually quite complex! The term can be used much like ‘brother’ or ‘sister’ are used in Korea.

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-Koreans love reading newspapers. They have 63 daily editions in print.

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-Everything closes late, with most stores open until at least 11:00 p.m. Restaurants, cafes, bars, and street food vendors stay open even later, sometimes until 4 a.m.

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-Taekwondo is the national sport and is everywhere in Korea. There is a school in every town.

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-You can easily travel around South Korea by high-speed trains, bus routes, ferry services, and airports. High-speed trains connect the major cities such as Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon, and Gwangju.

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-Fruit is really expensive in the country. A watermelon will set you back about 30,000 won, about US$25

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PSA For Those Wanting a Cheap Way to Film From a Real Tripod.

$5 selfie stick from Wal-Mart

With a nifty secret

That screw the bracket goes on is a standard-size tripod mounting screw which means if you have a smart phone… (I’m using the first old one I could pull out of my phone drawer so I can take pictures with my actual phone)

Considering smart phones are often better for low light (due to built in LED lights that trigger when filming in darker conditions) and often better quality than cheap camcorders this is a mighty fine way to make an instant video camera for something like a webshow.

Helps me because I don’t have any lighting solutions to use my real cameras like my digital handy-cams or Rebel T3 right now.

Quick Tips

Quick tip- If using a DSLR. A lot of people try to achieve the film look with their DSLRs. But what does the film look mean exactly?

I’m sure most are familiar with the basic concept of the “film” look. 24 fps a nice cinematic color grade and shallow depth of field.

But did you know a shallow depth of field is the most over used technique?

One over looked detail is the 28mm lens.

Orson Wells, Malick, Scorsese, and Spielberg have all cited the 28mm lens as one of their most frequently used and, in some cases, their favorite. It has been the gold standard in shooting motion pictures for well over a century.

Films: Tip 3

The first list of transgender films with trans women on them. If looking for more stuff to watch, check out my other film tips too.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Boy Meets Girl (2014)
Ricky, a 21-year-old transgender young woman living in Virginia, dreams of becoming a designer in New York.

Beautiful Boxer (2004)
Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
As a baby, Patrick is left by his mother on the steps of the rectory in their small Irish town. He’s discovered by Father Liam, coincidentally his real father, and placed in an abusive foster home. By the time he’s a teen, Patrick identifies himself as transgendered, renames himself Kitten and sets out for London with a rock group in hopes of finding his mother. Along the way he works variously as a magician’s assistant, a prostitute and a dancer.

The Danish Girl (2015)
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Different for Girls (1996)
Kim Foyle (Steven Mackintosh) is a postoperative transvestite who values her well-structured lifestyle. That routine, however, is disturbed when a car accident reintroduces Kim to Paul Prentice (Rupert Graves). As youngsters in Catholic school, they excelled in making trouble, a talent Paul never outgrew. Paul does not recognize Kim as his childhood pal, and she does not remind him, fearing rejection. However, a budding romance between them is complicated when Paul realizes who Kim used to be.

Flawless (1999)
An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.

A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)
The true story of Gwen Araujo, a young trans woman who was brutally murdered by four men in 2002.

Gun Hill Road (2011)
An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Laurence Anyways (2012)
A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual’s relationship with her lover.

My Life in Pink (1997)
Tells the story of Ludovic, a child who is seen by family and community as a boy, but consistently communicates being a girl.

Normal (2003)
A Midwestern husband and father announces his plan to have a sex change operation.

Red Without Blue (2007)
The intimate bond between two identical twin brothers is challenged when one decides to transition from male to female; this is the story of their evolving relationship, and the resurrection of their family from a darker past.

A Soap (2006)
32 year old Charlotte could have it all, but she doesn’t want it. After moving out of her boyfriend’s apartment, she becomes the upstairs neighbor of Veronica, who is in the process of transitioning from male to female.

Soldier’s Girl (2003)
The true story of Soldier’s Girl, which takes place in Fort Campbell, KY, tells the heart-wrenching story of the life and tragic death of soldier Barry Winchell. His love for Calpernia Addams, a beautiful transgendered nightclub performer was misunderstood by fellow soldiers and eventually leads to his brutal death.

Transamerica (2005)
Right in the midst of important changes in her life, Bree Osborne learns that she fathered a son, Toby, 17 years ago. Bailing him out of jail in New York, Bree poses as a Christian missionary. She plans to take Toby to his stepfather’s house, but when she learns that the stepfather sexually abused the boy, Bree brings her son back to Los Angeles with her. As Toby begins to fall for Bree, she must find a way to reveal who she really is.

anonymous asked:

Any clue as to what I could do with a degree in Film studies?

Here are some careers:

  • Arts administrator
  • Educator
  • Editorial assistant
  • Film producer
  • Information assistant
  • Journalist
  • Media planner
  • TV researcher
  • Independent film director

You could also work for:

  • Advertising and marketing firms
  • Civil service departments
  • Commercial galleries
  • Design institutions
  • Film/TV production companies
  • Museums

Hope this helps!