Body Language Cheat Sheet for Writers
As described by Selnick’s article:
How To Draw Better In 2 Minutes
I expected this to be a troll video about sacrificing your soul in exchange for art skills or something but this was actually very informative.
the struggle is real
Tiniest foot tutorial. Can add toes or just have shoe. Is good. Have day.
Hi, so I made a post like this a while back when I was under the username scootsmcool. I’m not really sure what happened to the masterpost then it was deleted somehow, either by me on accident or tumblr, not sure. This is a new one though and updated linked too so everything here should work! If you see a movie thats not on here I probably couldn’t find a link and I apologize but feel free to message me if you do find one! Also my inbox is open if a link isn’t working or if theres an issue with it. Some places have multiple choices so I tried to include the server that works best for those!
I advise using chrome and definitely make sure you have adblock installed!
1997 - 1999:
2000 - 2001:
Up, Up, & Away, Color of Friendship, Alley Cats Strike Back, Rip Girls, Miracle in Lane 2, Stepsister From Planet Weird, Ready to Run, Quints, The Other Me, Mom’s Got a Date With a Vampire, The Ultimate Christmas Present, Zenon: The Zequel, Motocrossed,Luck of the Irish, Jumping Ship, The Poof Point, Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
2002 - 2003:
2004 - 2005:
Pixel Perfect, Going to the Mat, Zenon Z3, Stuck in the Suburbs, Tiger Cruise,Halloweentown High, Now You See Me, Buffalo Dreams, Kim Possible So the Drama, Go Figure, Life is Ruff, The Proud Family Movie, Twitches
2006 - 2007:
2008 - 2009:
2010 - 2014:
Starstruck (putlocker), Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars, 16 Wishes, Den Brother, Avalon High,Suite Life Movie, Lemonade Mouth, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, Geek Charming,Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas!, Frenemies, Radio Rebel, Let It Shine, Girls vs. Monster, Teen Beach Movie, Cloud 9, Zapped
BONUS: (movies often thought of as DCOMs & shown on Disney but not actual DCOMs)
it’d be a gross injustice if i didn’t share this gem. about to watch the color of friendship RIGHT.NOW.
I believe in free education, one that’s available to everyone; no matter their race, gender, age, wealth, etc… This masterpost was created for every knowledge hungry individual out there. I hope it will serve you well. Enjoy!
FREE ONLINE COURSES (here are listed websites that provide huge variety of courses)
- Khan Academy
- P2P U
- Academic Earth
- Stanford Online
- MIT Open Courseware
- Open Yale Courses
- BBC Learning
- Carnegie Mellon University OLI
- University of Reddit
IDEAS, INSPIRATION & NEWS (websites which deliver educational content meant to entertain you and stimulate your brain)
- Big Think
- BBC Future
- Seriously Amazing
- How Stuff Works
- Discovery News
- National Geographic
- Science News
- Popular Science
- YouTube Edu
DIY & HOW-TO’S (Don’t know how to do that? Want to learn how to do it yourself? Here are some great websites.)
FREE TEXTBOOKS & E-BOOKS
- OpenStax CNX
- Open Textbooks
- Textbook Revolution
- E-books Directory
- Books Should Be Free
- Classic Reader
- Read Print
- Project Gutenberg
- AudioBooks For Free
- Poem Hunter
- MIT Classics
- Many Books
- Open Textbooks BCcampus
- Open Textbook Library
SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES & JOURNALS
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- Wiley Open Access
- Springer Open
- Oxford Open
- Elsevier Open Access
- Open Access Library
- BBC Languages
- Learn A Language
- Foreign Services Institute
- My Languages
- Surface Languages
- OpenCulture’s Language links
2. COMPUTER SCIENCE & PROGRAMMING
- GA Dash
- Code Avengers
- The Code Player
- Code School
- Programming Motherf*?$%#
- Bucky’s room
- Learn Code the Hard Way
- Mozilla Developer Network
- Microsoft Virtual Academy
3. YOGA & MEDITATION
- Learning Yoga
- Learn Meditation
- Free Meditation
- Online Meditation
- Do Yoga With Me
- Yoga Learning Center
4. PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMMAKING
- Exposure Guide
- The Bastards Book of Photography
- Cambridge in Color
- Best Photo Lessons
- Photography Course
- Production Now
- Learn About Film
- Film School Online
5. DRAWING & PAINTING
6. INSTRUMENTS & MUSIC THEORY
- Music Theory
- Music Theory Videos
- Furmanczyk Academy of Music
- Dave Conservatoire
- Petrucci Music Library
- Justin Guitar
- Guitar Lessons
- Piano Lessons
- Zebra Keys
- Play Bass Now
7. OTHER UNCATEGORIZED SKILLS
- The Chess Website
- First Aid for Free
- First Aid Web
- Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Please feel free to add more learning focused websites.
*There are a lot more learning websites out there, but I picked the ones that are, as far as I’m aware, completely free and in my opinion the best/ more useful.
For The Masses:
THE IMPORTANCE OF SCHEDULES
I know I’ve talked briefly about this before, but I thought it deserved a longer post.
- gives your time structure
- no time to lay around & worry, sulk or obsess!
- helps to limit problem sleeping
- helps you balance your life activities
- you won’t be double booked!
- makes sure you have self-care time
- helps you figure out priorities
- gets your studying & classes on track!
Basically, there are dozens of reasons why schedules can be good. It all depends on your issues, or why you want to start.
For me, I was napping all the time and sleeping my life away. Now I only take about one short nap a week, when I really need it.
If you’re having problems in school, schedules can help you make and stick to a study schedule. If you’re always late and double booking yourself, schedules can help. If you feel you have too much going on in life and you can’t figure out your priorities, schedules can help. If you feel like you have nothing going on and life is pointless, schedules can help!
- Set up your medium - Use a piece of paper, grid paper, a preprinted calendar or planner, an Excel spreadsheet, Google Docs—anything. Whatever works for you. Block out days of the week, morning/afternoon/night, hours—be as exact or as approximate as you want. Again, just make sure it makes sense to you.
- Block out your have-tos and priorities - Things like sleep, family dinners, work schedules, school, classes, concerts, etc. These are the non-negotiables.
- Determine your categories - What areas do you need to balance? School, home and job? Stressful, peaceful, social? I have two sets: High, medium and low priority, and achievement, connection to others, enjoyment, and self-care. These can be anything, as long as they make sense to you.
- Find balance - Once you’ve figured out what in your life you need to balance, it’s time to balance it. Mark your have-tos and priorities in the category(s) they fit into. I like to do this by color-coding, because I’m a visual person. You can easily use little letters, shapes/symbols, different fonts. (Again, whatever makes sense!) Now look at your schedule. Do you have an overabundance of one thing? Is your schedule overwhelmed by the “stressful” category? Do you have nothing but family and school obligations, and no social engagements?
- Fill it in! - Fill in your schedule based on your answers from #4. If you find you have lots of stressful activities, schedule in lots of relaxation between them or in the evenings. Balance out school and family with social engagements and fun.
Ta-da! You now have the bare bones of a schedule! Play with it until it meets your needs, and you will never regret it!
What medium is right for me?
Look at your life. Are you on the go? Do something that you can a) carry with you or b) access from your mobile phone. If you’re tech-savvy, find an app or a program that syncs to all your devices. If you prefer the feel of paper, use grid paper or a planner.
Experiment til something feels right, works and is convenient!
In my opinion, the best of both worlds is to create the schedule in Excel and then print it out. It gives you a remarkable amount of control—my current schedule is the 3rd picture.
The template I use is here, if you want to give it a test run. (I do alter it a bit)
My schedule is full after step 2.
Whoops! Looks like you’ve got too much goin’ on there. Check out this page for some tips.
I can’t figure out categories.
What do you need to balance? Do you find yourself always forgetting homework for one class and studying all night for another? Maybe classes are one set of categories.
You should have between two and six categories, and perhaps multiple sets. But too many categories will confuse you and derail your schedule!
Here are some sample categories:
- Achievement/connection to others/enjoyment/self-care
- High priority/medium priority/low priority
- High stress/low stress/relaxation
- Short-term goal work/long-term goal work/enjoyment
How do I achieve balance?
Recognize the opposing “pulls” of your categories, and use them to balance each other out. For example, relaxation “opposes” high stress.
If you color-code your schedule, the colors should reflect a balance. You shouldn’t have all high-stress or all relaxation. It’s more of a science than an art. Just go with your gut and play around a bit. You’ll get the hang of it.
What do I fill in?
I tend to fill in “small” things. That is, I’ll fill in television time, crochet time, painting time, and grocery shopping trips. Things I want to do or need to get done eventually.
If you find your schedule has a deficit of things to do, check out my 365 Things post. Do something fun off it. Or try a new hobby. Or call up a friend!
I hate schedules, I prefer spontaneity.
Here’s the thing: you can have a schedule and still be spontaneous. I know, I know, that’s just crazy!
The thing is, schedules help you with priorities and
timelife management. A schedule can help you make sure that you don’t spend all your time being spontaneous and miss a huge book report, or that you don’t hop on a bus to Chicago the same weekend as your family reunion. It can make sure you’re heading towards your long-term goals and taking care of yourself while still having time to go crazy and unplanned.
What do you do if you want to have a “spontaneous” schedule?
- When you go to “fill it in”, don’t get specific. Instead of saying “see a movie with Brittany”, you can say “hang out with friends”.
- Leave your categories as your activities. That is, you know you’ll be doing something enjoyment-related—you just don’t know what yet!
- You still need to define some things. But you were never going to be spontaneous about studying for that test, were you?
That’s all for now, folks. Contact me about other schedule questions or comments.
Besides The Basics (construction of heads and skulls and muscles and skeletons and how they move), I’ll go over some things I’ve been trying to work on myself lately:
1. Treat expressions as a single gesture of the face/head, as opposed to a head and then individual features dumped on a plate and arranged into an expression.
First, just get down the big shapes of your expression, just like you would for a pose.
So say I wanna do a low angle angry pose. I know the features are gonna be all mashed down at the bottom because of perspective.
Scribble it down
start to put on features
put on more stuff
fix stuff again
erasing and flipping and stuff a whole bunch until you are happy with it or stop caring
Whole head is a gesture!
2. Just like a facial expression, jot down where the important parts of an entire pose goes first. You can force the rest of the body to fit the pose.
So here I knew I wanted the shoulders tilted a certain direction, and te hand to be in that particular position in front of her face.
That’s the simplest explanation I got. Don’t be afraid to push and pull faces and bodies around! Worry about being “on model” last!
All great tips, plus bonus Zhao.