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A Dermalian gives a speech

DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy|​A Dermalian gives a speech. #DERMALIAN, a movie in preproduction about an alien race long after humans who discovers the ruins of the NYPL. Dir: #SylviaToyStLouis. Producer: Michael Lewis. ​#africanamericanart#femalefilmmakerfriday🎥​ ​ #scifisatpic.twitter.com/6HFFIT55ZQ— Sylviatoyindustries (@sylvia_toy) May 31, 2018

An hour of animation per day: Personalities and conversation

An hour of animation per day: Personalities and conversation. #immediategratification#DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy. In preproduction. #sylviatoystlouis#africanamericanart#experimentalfilm#femalefilmmakerfriday🎥#specialeffects#scifisaturday#animation#sylviatoyindustriespic.twitter.com/KyLPOZKCtW — Sylviatoyindustries (@sylvia_toy) May 30, 2018

A Dermalian Speaks

Each of us often falls back on our "basic training" - math, grammar, exercises we learned in gym class - to help us solve problems. As a sculptor, I studied anatomy and kinesiology; and as an actor, my basic training included a lot of voice training that helped me think about just how a creature, whose anatomy and physiology I based on skates and cephalopods, could vocalize human language. 

" ... The production of speech is a highly complex motor task that involves approximately 100 orofacial, laryngeal, pharyngeal, and respiratory muscles. Precise and expeditious timing of these muscles is essential for the production of temporally complex speech sounds, which are characterized by transitions as short as 10 ms between frequency bands and an average speaking rate of approximately 15 sounds per second. Speech production requires airflow from the lungs (respiration) to be phonated through the vocal folds of the larynx (phonation) and resonated in the vocal cavities shaped …

DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy: A Conversation Between Sub-Cmdr Jacqueline Pearce and The Reenactor’s Guardian

Yay! Finally back at my animation table.

2-1/2 hours of #animation today to make up for life and another project keeping me away: a study for The Guardian. #immediategratification#DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy. #preproduction. #africanamericanart#femalefilmmakerfriday🎥#specialeffects#scifisaturday#sylviatoyindustriespic.twitter.com/xTfXMoc6bY — Sylviatoyindustries (@sylvia_toy) May 27, 2018

Animation and Character Development

#DERMALIAN #SylviaToy #liveaction #animation #scifi #femalefilmmakerfriday #sylviatoyindustries

DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy Cmdr Pearce Meets The Guardian © 2018

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DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy: Sub-Commander Pearce Meets The Reenactor's Guardian (story development rehearsal)

My first scene combining a live character and an animated character. Very exciting stuff.



#Sylviatoyindustries #sylviatoystlouis #africanamericanart #experimentalfilm #femalefilmmakerfriday #specialeffects #scifi #animation #Dermalian

Sub-Commander Pearce's Conference Room

Mood. Today: editing a live action/splitscreen scene of human Dermalian and a natural Dermalian. DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy #sylviatoystlouis#africanamericanart#experimentalfilm#femalefilmmakerfriday🎥#specialeffects#scifisaturday#animationpic.twitter.com/KF4TsVDpiT — Sylviatoyindustries (@sylvia_toy) May 21, 2018

A Human Dermalian and a Natural Dermalian Walk Into a Bar ...

Lewistlouis spent last week on other projects, not the least of which was taking care of a friend who had cancer surgery on Wednesday. We are back; and yesterday I shot a split screen between Sub-Commander Jacqueline Pearce, a human Dermalian and The Guardian of The Reenactor, a natural Dermalian. 

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Mood. Today: shooting a live action/splitscreen scene of human Dermalian and a natural Dermalian. DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy #sylviatoystlouis#africanamericanart#experimentalfilm#femalefilmmakerfriday🎥#specialeffects#scifisaturday#animationhttps://t.co/cpmHdLUYvT — Sylviatoyindustries (@sylvia_toy) May 20, 2018

Dermalian Cityscape by Michael Lewis

Video of the cityscape soon and interiors later this week. Very excited this world is taking shape.

Dermalian Cityscape by Michael Lewis. #DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy. In preproduction. #sylviatoystlouis#africanamericanart#experimentalfilm#femalefilmmakerfriday🎥#specialeffects#scifisaturday#animation#sylviatoyindustriespic.twitter.com/WiK2k18EgF — Sylviatoyindustries (@sylvia_toy) May 14, 2018

An hour of animation per day: More personality research

An hour of animation per day: Personalities and conversation. #immediategratification#DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy. In preproduction. #sylviatoystlouis#africanamericanart#experimentalfilm#femalefilmmakerfriday🎥#specialeffects#scifisaturday#animation#sylviatoyindustriespic.twitter.com/oGbIm52VvL— Sylviatoyindustries (@sylvia_toy) May 11, 2018

An hour of animation per day ...

DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy: Skin/Flesh Prototype Ⓒ 2018

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"Skin Study" as we research a basic look - i.e., skin and underbody flesh - for our Dermalian characters. DERMALIAN: Aliens long after humans are extinct discover the ruins of the NYPL and begin archaeoanthropology study of humans and what led to their demise. 
#preproduction #sylviatoystlouis #africanamericanart #experimentalfilm #femalefilmmakerfriday🎥#specialeffects #scifisaturday #animation #sylviatoyindustries

DERMALIAN today - Writer/Producer Mike Lewis' new theory about Dermalian Plasma technology

Most exciting development today is Mike Lewis' new theory about Dermalian Plasma technology: "The origin of plasma tech is mastery of the microbiology of a natural substance that the Dermalians extrude."
#immediategratification#DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy. In preproduction.#sylviatoystlouis#africanamericanart#experimentalfilm#femalefilmmakerfriday🎥#specialeffects#scifisaturday#animation#sylviatoyindustriespic.twitter.com/mzJpI0KUyC — Sylviatoyindustries (@sylvia_toy) May 5, 2018

A Dermalian Family Group

An hour of animating aliens per day

#DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy: PROLOGUE. Animating aliens an hour a day. 2 cameras=50-60 seconds critter action for a movie about an alien race long after humans who discover the ruins of the NYPL. #sylviatoystlouis#femalefilmmakerfriday🎥 #scifisaturday#animation#StopMotionpic.twitter.com/hf0vbjcemh— Sylviatoyindustries (@sylvia_toy) May 3, 2018

A Meeting on Dermalia of Base High Commanders and Sub-Commander Jacqueline Pearce (excerpt)

DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy: PROLOGUE. Meeting on Dermalia of Base High Commanders and Sub-Cmdr Pearce. #DERMALIAN, a movie in preproduction about an alien race long after humans who discover the ruins of the NYPL. #sylviatoystlouis#femalefilmmakerfriday🎥 #scifisaturday#animationpic.twitter.com/a3lfE0ps5b— Sylviatoyindustries (@sylvia_toy) May 1, 2018