1. DIME NOVEL SNIPPETS: Leaving Dayjob

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    from Sylvia Toy / Added

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    Dayjobbing. Quite the adventure: telephone operator, good cocktail waitress, terrible food waitress, busboy, receptionist, bookkeeper, videographer, actor for film students, extra, paralegal, paralegal, paralegal. My "novel snippets" are short, existential bits that seem to be happening in the middle of a scene. That is the way they form in my brain. I have no other explanation.

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    • VOICE: Character Monologue 2

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      from Sylvia Toy / Added

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      VOICE is a performance art video project that is in the story development phase. VOICE has 3 characters who are all facets of the same person. One of the three observes the other two, the dysfunctional character and the character who is in denial. Character Monologue 2 is an exploration of the pivotal character, i.e., the character/part of the person who is dysfunctional.

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      • VOICE: Character Monologue 1

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        from Sylvia Toy / Added

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        I never know what will happen when I let a character enter my consciousness and start talking. But I trust the process and sure as shooting, today the Protagonist of VOICE drew her "line in the sand." VOICE has 3 characters who are all facets of the same person. One of the three observes the other two, the dysfunctional character and the character who is in denial. Character Monologue 1 is an exploration of the protagonist, i.e., the character who is in denial.

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        • Driving

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          from Louis Heinberg / Added

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          • VOICE: Character Study 1

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            from Sylvia Toy / Added

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            As the three characters of VOICE (the Self, the Voice & the Consciousness) become more distinct, I believe that they will start telling their stories and I will get to know them and what their stories are. This character study is based on my experience riding on a beautiful roadl in the 1968 Mustang my husband had had since he was in high school, when suddenly the voice inside my head started singing scales so loud that it pierced my ears. As I wished with great anxiety (as was usual) that she would stop, part of me observed the situation with a peculiar curiosity and morbid fascination. It was the first time that had happened, that without thinking about, I stepped "outside myself" to watch what would happen.

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            • VOICE: Three (first rough cut)

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              from Sylvia Toy / Added

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              I had creative block for at least two months before this video began storyboarding itself inside my head. I hate block. But I trust block. It tools around in my subconscious for however long it lasts, it leaves in an "aha" moment, and once I realize my block is over, I know exactly what I'm doing. VOICE is not two characters battling for a brain. VOICE is three characters: the Self in-denial, the Voice and the observant conscious. That, my friends, is how one survives mental illness. Trust me - I am an expert.

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              • My Own Word Cards

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                from Rick Custer / Added

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                • What's the Point?

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                  from Rick Custer / Added

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                  • Wooded Path by a River

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                    from Sylvia Toy / Added

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                    A rough cut of footage from a spontaneous shoot during a walk along a path by the Colorado River in Bastrop, Texas. I shot close to 10 minutes total in clips, trying not to edit in the camera the way I usually do. I was inspired to take out my camera by the beauty of the day. The first clip in this movie is the last clip that I shot, and so it goes.

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                    • Listen, a lesson (first cut)

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                      My sub 2 minute nano-movies get more cinematic all the time. It feels like they come from a remote resort area of my personality where I am able to shoot in a spontaneous, unplanned way and let them happen instinctively on the Timeline. The turnaround is a matter of hours. Shot solo on an iPhone at approximately 3 p.m. on an overcast day in Bastrop, Texas USA.

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