An hour of animation per day

DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy: Personalities Sketch 2 © 2018
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VOICE by Sylvia Toy

VOICE was an official selection of Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, 2017, and received an Honorable Mention from LA Underground Film Forum in 2016. VOICE was part of the “Stimmen” exhibition at schau.Räume (Austria) in 2018.

Since 2015, VOICE festival cuttings have screened in venues and festivals around the world – London, Marrakech, Berlin, Barcelona, Milan – including VisualContainer TV, HearteartH Project, International Video Art Exchange Program, and CM Projects’ Chemcraft Exhibit. Most recently (2017), VOICE FESTIVAL CUTTING 3 was selected by Underground FilmFest and Black Underground FilmFest, and given an Honorable Mention nod by Experimental Film Forum (Los Angeles).

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Salt Point: Sea of Forms and Textures (Part Two)

It’s such a privilege to be in the presence of whales. We owe so much to the Earth. #earthday #environment #ecology #whales

This Little Plot

Happy Earth Day! Every day, actually, is a new opportunity to appreciate, advocate for and be responsible stewards for our planet’s treasures. I was keenly aware of that on a recent trip to the coast, where visitors can see the healthy results of conservation.

One extraordinary weekend, we camped at Salt Point State Park, near Jenner and Fort Ross on the Sonoma Coast. Gorgeous, unusually warm, windless weather greeted us as we set up camp, then hiked down to the coastal bluffs. Below lay huge swaths of bull kelp – which grows in kelp forests in California’s marine protected areas, supporting rockfish and countless other marine organisms. Pools in the intertidal zone teemed with urchins, sea stars, barnacles, and mussels – as well as the imperiled red abalone – the slow-growing mollusk with its luminous shell. We frolicked here among tafoni sandstone formations studded with lichens, as if in…

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‪DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy: A movie in preproduction – Live Action Storyboard, Part One ‬

DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy – Live Action Storyboard Part One © 2018
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#DERMALIAN: A movie in #preproduction. Live action storyboard: DERMALIAN by Sylvia Toy – Live Action Storyboard Part One © 2018 Dir: #SylviaToyStLouis. Prod: Michael Lewis.​ ​#africanamericanart #experimentalfilm​#femalefilmmakerfriday🎥​ ​ #scifisat