About SylviaToyStLouis

Award winning actor, filmmaker & performance artist. Vocalist. Internationally screening movies since 2008. I sell streaming video, but almost 600 are free. Theatre artist 1990-2007. Professional sculptor 1985-2010. I write about Acting, mental health & artist self-promotion. I seek occasional (2 or 3 times yearly) live performance opportunities. My prospectus, https://kitchenscenesstudio.wordpress.com/the-harpy-tribunal-a-live-multimedia-performance/ BIBLIOGRAPHY Artist Retrospective: The Unsung Genius of Sylvia Toy (http://bit.ly/0711SToyReviewAtMed)

CREATION by Sylvia Toy: The Storyboard (Part One)

“In the beginning was The First One, who appeared from the void of light.” This video is pre-production for CREATION, a mythology based on Mbombo, the creator god in the religion and mythology of the Kuba of Central Africa, who created the world by vomiting various parts of it. I am composing a live action and animated storyboard through a process of worldbuilding, story, and character development videos.CREATION is shot splitscreen and chromakeyed; and montaged with shots from the natural world. There is no dialogue (vocalization and singing are improvised) and the movie will be subtitled and or intertitled as necessary. The sound of the world of the story will be gathered as much as possible from the characters’ movements and mixed with found sounds to enhance the ambience.

Source: CREATION by Sylvia Toy: The Storyboard (Part One)

Merge II

This video is a design (costume and technical) special effects study for CREATION by Sylvia Toy, a solo performance art movie. CREATION is based on Mbombo, the creator god in the religion and mythology of the Kuba of Central Africa, who created the world by vomiting various parts of it. CREATION is a mythology in which entities created by The First Ones are given the choice to become inanimate or animate, which I will show as a merge effect. This is the second study for that merge effect.

Source: Merge II

Merge

This video is a design study for CREATION by Sylvia Toy, a solo performance art movie. CREATION is based on Mbombo, the creator god in the religion and mythology of the Kuba of Central Africa, who created the world by vomiting various parts of it. CREATION is a mythology in which entities created by The First Ones are given the choice to become inanimate or animate, which I will show as a merge effect. This is the first study for that merge effect.

Source: Merge

The Heroine’s Journey of Sylvia Toy

Very nice opportunity for me, this Peter de Kuster interview. Please check it out and also, his interviews of other folks.

The Heroine's Journey

What is the best thing that I love about my work? It makes me feel free. My first sculpture professor was a precocious young man who told me “You can do anything you want.” I knew one day I would understand what he meant. When I told my husband that I had figured out how to make my characters float in outer space in our livingroom, I finally understood what my teacher was talking about.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? I have had a mental illness since I was child that frequently interferes with my emotional and intellectual processes. Beginning when I was 19, it was a nearly always an obstacle to my creativity. I made it my number one goal to achieve a state of mind in which I could be creative whenever I wanted to be. That is perfect happiness.
What is my greatest fear? My…

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The Egg’s Choice

This video is pre-production costume, character and story development for my movie-in-progress, CREATION. CREATION is a mythology based on Mbombo, the creator god in the religion and mythology of the Kuba of Central Africa. Mbombo created the world by vomiting its parts into existence. The Egg’s Choice is an exploration of what happens to the “eggs” that are vomited up by The First One at the second moment in the Universe.

Source: The Egg’s Choice