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unmouse  asked:

Sylvia! I'm so blown away by your work! I want to know so much about your process, but I'll contain myself and try to keep this short! I was wondering if you could share some insight on how you pick your palette. I struggle a lot with just using local/literal colors, and I'm not sure how to break out of choosing brown for buildings, green for plants etc. Also can you share anything about the textures in your work? Are they made by your brushstrokes or do you add a texture to the piece afterward?

hi unmouse! aw thank you very much! Hmmm colors is really a hard thing, for me it’s very important to get a interesting color palette and try to come up with something new or different. actually something that helped a lot was doing film studies of different films, a lot of good films can also have great color palettes so I studied films like the good the bad and the ugly, godfather, 5th element, the graduate, Wong kar wai movies, etc, you can choose some off the top 100 movie list and that would probably be a good start. this exercise really helped me open my eyes to see different color palettes.

and I think breaking out of the colors that we are taught are standard like green grass blue sky, is about thinking that things can be any color you want. It’s like when you put a plant under a blue light in a dark room, it becomes a totally different color and it’s not just overlaying a blue color on top of a green color because eventually that gets muddy. That plant becomes its own separate color from blue and from green like maybe some kind of bright saturated blue or a desaturated teal depending on the blue light color. i think studying lighting on objects in real life also helped me alot, like painting things in different times of day.

For choosing specific color palettes like if I were to paint mountains in China or something, I do a lot of research. I love reference and I think it’s very important before starting a painting, that’s where inspiration comes from and it helps you make what you’re designing actually feel like it. I look at actual photos and see what makes it feel different from other places like specific tree types or how mountains form, and I pick and choose details and colors from there while making it my own seeing it through my eyes. Definitely always always look at reference!

I hope this answered your question and makes sense with my bad writing lol T_T I think color can become such a fun thing, it can be frustrating at first, but I hope this will help! thank you unmouse and good luck😊
Viola Davis reveals she has 'a lot of issues' with her 2011 civil rights drama The Help
Viola Davis has spoken out about problems she had with The Help, the Civil Rights drama that won her an Oscar nomination in 2012, criticising the decision to sanitise the pain of the era in which it was set by leaving many of the film's tougher, more dramatic scenes on the cutting room floor.

Extremely important to read and consider, especially as The Help was so highly regarded as a progressive landmark in Hollywood for African-American women - though not necessarily by them.

“I absolutely love the premise,” she said. “I love the fact that [Emma Stone’s character] said ‘I am going to write a story from the maids’ perspective of what it feels like to work with these white women’. Operative term meaning the maids’ perspective. I don’t feel like it was from our perspective, that’s the problem I had with it. I had it from the very beginning.

While she criticised aspects of the film she felt to be historically inaccurate (including the maids rejecting money for their stories, despite the film depicting them struggling to find scraps for food), she mostly condemned the sanitising of pain in order to make the film more palatable to mainstream audiences.

“The anger, the vitriol, and the hatred that they would have towards these white women if they were asked, if they were put in a situation where they were isolated, would have been vocalised. You didn’t see none of that!”

Lionsgate and Saban went out and found five unknown actors with either little or no acting experience (in movies) because a) they want to start a franchise with them and more importantly b) because they wanted their movie to be diverse. And the actors were all amazing. So people can no longer use the excuse of Hollywood only casting white actors because they’re well-known and good actors or because it’s hard to find good non-white actors. It isn’t that hard and Power Rangers showed us that. Hollywood just prefers casting white people in main roles and in non-white roles.

Lexa Deserved Better at the dropship. 😏

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Hello lads! I’m rolling into the last months of production of my film, “Bookaneer”, which means I need help with coloring! I’ve worked as a colorist on past films and through that I’ve developed a really fast efficient coloring method I’ll be teaching. I work in photoshop to color animation but it can be applied to other programs too.

If you have extra time in the next couple of months and want some extra cash, please consider joining my crew! Send applications and questions to!! Applications end 1/22!!

Even if you can’t help with coloring, just reblogging and spreading the word around would mean a lot. Thanks so much!!

Calling all Tumblr writers and #NoBanNoWall friends

I am a filmmaker and student in California. I am watching what is happening to our country with heartbreak and outrage. I will be making a short film starting in April, and I’ve been working on a script, but as of this moment, I am scrapping all my current ideas.

I want to tell the story of today. Of being kept from home, of being terrified of your own country and then being forced away from the only hope you have. I have the start of a story, but I need your help.

If you want to be a part of fighting this, if you want to help me take a stand, please help me tell a story that will speak for those who can’t raise their voice above the noise.

If you know of any specific stories happening today at the airports or in regards to any of Trump’s actions, if you have ideas of how to help me write this, please message me. I want this to be a genuine, real, powerful story to join the protests around the world, and I know this is the place to get help doing that.

Thank you for reading. Please reblog or post around if you can. I need all the help I can get!