The Freelancer

Freelance filmmaker with experience in Japan and the UK. Follow me as I navigate the labyrinth that is the British Film and Media Industry.

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5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

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Some stories are purely visual, and you just have to be aware of that. It’s the director’s job to chose how to tell the story, but I personally feel stories tend to dictate how they should be told.

A good way to approach a script, however, is in the beginning to try and tell the story purely without dialogue. That will give you a good sense what the story or scene is about. I learnt that at film school, and I’m sharing that knowledge totally free of charge.

—   Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen — onepointfour.co interview (via thelastsignal)

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nos3bleeds:

One of the entire points I started Screenqueens was to show off female talent, to create a platform for women’s voices to be heard (on however small a scale, publicity is publicity, right?) This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be making films as a profession, or submitting them to festivals, you can submit something you made for a school project, or just lil experimental stuff you’ve shot by yourself or with friends. All we need is a bit of writing about yourself and the film, and a working YouTube/Vimeo link.
If you’re a more experienced film-maker with at least few shorts under your belt then there is definitely possibility for us to want to converse with you further about your process, ideas and how you feel as a woman in the industry, so please feel free to mention that if you decide to submit.
This isn’t a one-time thing, we hope we can start and continue to show women’s work and build a growing platform for future film-makers.
If you have anymore questions about submitting please feel free to email girlsonfilm@outlook.com or drop us a tweet @screenqueenz
I SERIOUSLY WANT TO SEE MORE FILM SUBMISSIONS HEADING SCREENQUEENS’ WAY. I KNOW YOU LADIES ARE OUT THERE AND I KNOW YOU’RE MAKING COOL SHIT, SO TAKE A CHANCE AND SHOW IT TO US/THE SMALL PART OF THE INTERNET THAT SCREENQUEENS TAKES UP ETC.
Please reblog this if you can so it can reach a wider audience than my lil amount of followers :)

nos3bleeds:

One of the entire points I started Screenqueens was to show off female talent, to create a platform for women’s voices to be heard (on however small a scale, publicity is publicity, right?) This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be making films as a profession, or submitting them to festivals, you can submit something you made for a school project, or just lil experimental stuff you’ve shot by yourself or with friends. All we need is a bit of writing about yourself and the film, and a working YouTube/Vimeo link.

If you’re a more experienced film-maker with at least few shorts under your belt then there is definitely possibility for us to want to converse with you further about your process, ideas and how you feel as a woman in the industry, so please feel free to mention that if you decide to submit.

This isn’t a one-time thing, we hope we can start and continue to show women’s work and build a growing platform for future film-makers.

If you have anymore questions about submitting please feel free to email girlsonfilm@outlook.com or drop us a tweet @screenqueenz

I SERIOUSLY WANT TO SEE MORE FILM SUBMISSIONS HEADING SCREENQUEENS’ WAY. I KNOW YOU LADIES ARE OUT THERE AND I KNOW YOU’RE MAKING COOL SHIT, SO TAKE A CHANCE AND SHOW IT TO US/THE SMALL PART OF THE INTERNET THAT SCREENQUEENS TAKES UP ETC.

Please reblog this if you can so it can reach a wider audience than my lil amount of followers :)

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peppermintandpeonies:

Couples dancing in the Grand Foyer of the Paris Opera House at the Victory Ball. May, 1946.

peppermintandpeonies:

Couples dancing in the Grand Foyer of the Paris Opera House at the Victory Ball. May, 1946.

(Source: outrageauxbonnesmoeurs, via audreyhornee)

ozu-teapot:

Branded to Kill - Seijun Suzuki - 1967

Annu Mari


Police are investigating a strange case in a California community, where porcelain dolls are being left on the doorsteps of girls they hold an eerie resemblance to.
At least eight families have received the dolls in the Talega community of San Clemente, with all of the girls targeted around 10 years old.
Families began filing police reports about the dolls as early as June 16, but the mystery of their origin continues.


So creepy

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forcoloredgirlswhodgaf:

cultureunseen:

Charda Gregory abducted, humiliated, violated, restrained, scalped and tortured. 
If this were reversed, with black police officers who were sworn to uphold peace and justice but instead were documented victimizing a white woman (who was already a victim), this news would have trumped the Olympics!

Truncated version: drugged at a party, abducted to a motel, wakes up during unwanted sexual violation in a motel room full of strangers, fights like hell to escape, motel employee calls the authorities, she gets arrested for destroying motel property and it just gets worst from there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoBLolqUaNg 

Every officer who participated in it and even those who witnessed it and did nothing should be punished but instead they just fired the woman?
No rape kit, no police report on the people inside the motel room, no investigation of her claims, no accountability for missing motel entry records, no video from the motel but she gets detained for fourteen days?

(Btw, when did your tax dollars begin purchasing Abu Ghraib type water boarding chairs?)

http://www.wxyz.com/news/local-news/investigations/cut-on-camera-cop-slices-off-young-mothers-artificial-hair

I get angrier and angrier everyday when I see things like this.

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Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse, Villa Maria, in northern Italy near Lake Como. Photo taken in 1985 by Friedhelm Thomas
bookfreaky:


Yves Saint-Laurant & Salvador Dalí.

bookfreaky:

Yves Saint-Laurant & Salvador Dalí.

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imnotamisandristbut:

Ok I am not a misandrist or anything, but I would never vote for a male running for president. Everyone knows their jobs are fixing cars and sinks, it just wouldn’t be plausible to think they could make the decisions for the country. And if they’re spending all their time trying to be politicians then who is gonna mow the lawns and move heavy things? I’m not belittling them, those jobs are important too but things work because everyone has their place!

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brightwalldarkroom:

R.I.P. Richard Attenborough

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Promotional video for 2014’s most exciting Tech company: HitFox Group!

I shot the team hard at work in their Berlin office, and also came with them to document their annual strategy meeting held in the gorgeous German countryside. This is a company that definitely works hard and plays hard!

Check out their official website at hitfoxgroup.com

theunderestimator:

Punks in squatted flat, East-Berlin, 1982 (photographed by Ilse Ruppert)

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vandlo:

M.I.A. writing her album “Arular” - 2004 

vandlo:

M.I.A. writing her album “Arular” - 2004 

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“The buddhists have this idea of the hungry ghosts. The hungry ghosts are creatures with large empty bellies and small scrawny necks and tiny little mouth so they can never get enough, they can never fill this emptiness on the inside. And we are all hungry ghosts in this society, we all have this emptiness and so many of us are trying to fill this emptiness from the outside and the addiction is all about trying to fill that emptiness from the outside.”

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Gabor Maté - The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66cYcSak6nE

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