Archive for June, 2009

$9 Fisheye Lens

June 30, 2009


I popped into a local hardware store in South Beach and grabbed a $9 fisheye lens originally intended to be a peephole for a door. (more…)


June 16, 2009

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more about “LIFEGUARDSTATION“, posted with vodpod

one channel v.

13 life guard stations from marina del ray to santa monica-
the length of venice beach, sept 23, 2008.

30 minute intervals of 30 minutes each, 7am-7pm.

thinking of ed ruscha, his studio turned into a parking lot,
and the California landscape.

Tal Shpantzer shooting with the Zylight Z90

June 12, 2009


Recently worked on set with photographer, Tal Shpantzer , shooting in a wide variety of environments, on a Canon 5d with 2 Zylight Z90 led lights. (more…)

VJ Pixalot spining this Sunday June 7th, the Creek, LIC

June 9, 2009


I’m gonna play some vids and vinyls at the Creek ( ) this Sunday for these good people:

Queens Art Express Closing Night Party:
the Creek, Long Island City
10-93 Jackson Ave Long Island City, NY 11101
VJ Pixalot June 14th, 2009
Happy hour between 11-12p, $2.00 off drinks
Sunday June 14th, 2009 9pm-12am Live Vinyl DJ and VJ loops Set

9-pm – 12am
ON the DECKS – 80’s, dub, breaks, funk, latin lounge, deep house
ON the SCREEN – original content, classic art cinema and pop media collide in the Pixaloops by Pixalot (more…)

Another Model Set!

June 9, 2009
production still from "the Object" featuring "Dirty Martini"

production still from "the Object" featuring "Dirty Martini"

The model theatre is featured at the end of “the Object”, a stop-motion-live-action-animated-short-film ( whew ), I’m currently working on. The model appears when the protagonist Hank’s delirium reaches its apex and he mentally projects the image of a Burlesque dancer he has fallen in love with, into the toy theatre he has made to contain her. (more…)

VJ Pixalot Interviews Jay Smith of Livid about the new Ohm64 VJ controller

June 8, 2009

After hearing about the new Livid Ohm64 VJ controller, I wanted to get the scoop straight from Jay at Livid. It seems that the laws of supply and demand affect VJs too. In response to the increasing sales of Ohm VJ controller to DJs, Livid Instruments has gone back to the drawing board with the Ohm64 controller to address some midi functionality/ programmability issues to make a more DJ friendly device. ( not that VJs haven’t also been complaining about the Ohm’s lack of midi mapping for a while.) What do you think? Are the DJs stealing our toys or are we getting a better device??????

Pixalot: How did you modify the design to better cater to musicians?

JS: First, we extended the grid to 8×8, since so much contemporary and popular music is anchored on some relative of the number 8. Next, we discarded any labels that implied some pre-determined use, as the original Ohm was labeled in accordance with functions of our Union software. We expanded the number of knobs to create more of an eq-friendly layout. Finally, all the controls can be remapped to send a variety of messages – this programmability is pretty essential in accommodating the diverse uses of equipment in music production.



“Motion Etudes : Flight” International Screenings June 09

June 7, 2009


Director – Stephen Dirkes, Improvised Bass Recorder – Alison Melville, Stop Motion Photography – Tal Shpantzer, Costume/ Make up/ Animation – Masha Gvozdov, Dancer – Nadia Manuela Fischer, Time Lapse Footage – Peter Bill, Edit/Music – Stephen Dirkes, Narrator – Roderick Glanville, NYC 2009

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Two screenings this month; (more…)

Fashion Reel NYC 09

June 7, 2009

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I recently cut together some of the Fashion Industry work I’ve shot here in NYC. (more…)

Inventor of the Continuous Headspin – Kid Freeze

June 6, 2009


I caught up with Kid Freeze, B-Boy 360 and Kid 180 at Alphabeta Shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn for a photo shoot with photographer Tal Shpantzer. (more…)