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I'm Violeta Ayala 

Film Futurist, Technologist and Artist

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Creating in Fast-Forward: A Journey in Rapid Prototyping with Runway ML

The Speed of Creation

I whipped up this mood board in just 2 hours. Thanks to my work with image and video generation, I can rapidly prototype and iterate on an idea, which is honestly super cool. Creating, experimenting, putting things together—this is where I thrive.

Flipping The Script: Addressing Eurocentrism

Here’s the hitch: a lot of trained models are stuck in a Eurocentric rut, where white aesthetics are the norm. It’s like trying to paint with only half a color palette. That said, one way to fight those norms is by creating and training our own models.

What’s This Mood Board About?

This mood board screams ’70s nostalgia. I threw around terms like “neo Andean animation” to give it a unique twist. Imagine it as a fast-paced collage; snippets ranging from 4 to 18 seconds, all designed to set a certain mood.

The Perks of Partnering with Runway ML

Being a part of the Creative Partners Program at Runway ML lets me go all out with my experiments. I can make as many videos as I want, and that kind of freedom is priceless.

A Nostalgic Connection

One of my aunties said my city looked exactly like what I’d created. I was too young to remember it myself, but knowing that I’ve nailed it even by accident gives me a special kind of joy.

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