Obscure Object Films “Sketch City” Series

October 12, 2009 by

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Obscure Object Films is proud to present the “Sketch City” series. Welcome to “Sketch City” where a diverse community of people get to tell their own stories in an animated urban world. Fresh stories, to be served up twice weekly in 2-3min episodes. Enter a 3d graphic novel in paper, populated by graffiti artists, djs, models, fashionistas, hipsters and urbanites. Experience their raw, personal, unscripted stories from the Sketch City.

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We created a unique environment to function as a platform for user generated stories and storytellers, keeping the best of unscripted “Reality” and adding an extra large dose of production flavor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thanks for a Great Night at “the Object” Screening

October 10, 2009 by

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Thanks for coming out to “the Object” screening last night and spending some time in Burlesqueland with Dirty Martini and the rest of the Slipper Room’s lovely “Hot Box” performers Gigi & Pop, Jo Boobs, Trixie Little, Peekaboo Pointe, Weirdee Girl, Nasty Canasta, and UK guest , British Heart. The camera was passed around all night so photo credits ( amongst other things ) are a bit vague today… Hope you like the pics. Read the rest of this entry »

the Object “Sneak Preview” 30 sec Trailer and Notes from Post

October 6, 2009 by

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Here’s a sneak preview of the latest Obscure Object Films release “the Object” to be screened this Friday at the World Premier Screening Party hosted by international burlesque star Dirty Martini at the Slipper Room ( 167 Orchard St. ), Lower East Side, NYC Friday October 9th at 8pm.

This 4.5 minute film, shot on location in Brooklyn and Long Island City by Tal Shpantzer with a Canon digital Still camera, follows the thwarted lust of an artist for an unattainable woman and leads the viewer from the stage and dressing room of a 1930s cabaret to an animated fantasy theatre of his injured and fragile psyche. Read the rest of this entry »

“the Object” Film Premiere Hosted By Dirty Martini at the Slipper Room, Fri. Oct 9th

October 2, 2009 by

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Burlesque star Dirty Martini to Host World Premier Screening Party of Filmmaker Stephen Dirkes “the Object” at the Slipper Room, 167 Orchard St., NYC, Friday October 9th, 8-9pm. Our Film Premiere, wrap party, cocktail Party and Dirty Martini’s live Burlesque performance will segue into the Slipper Room’s exceptional live Burlesque Show.

Obscure Object Films announces the release of Stephen Dirkes short film The Object, starring burlesque star Dirty Martini and Paul Richard. This 5 minute film, shot on location in Brooklyn and Long Island City follows a protagonist whose lust for women unattainable leads the viewer from stop action animation to a live action set reminiscent of the best of 1930s cabaret. Read the rest of this entry »

Black Cat festival V

September 20, 2009 by

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A Fine Art, Fashion, Film & Video, Music, & Wine, Champagne, Tequilla, Mezcal Tasting Event at The Black Cat Gallery, 11523 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

peter bill will be showing paintings, spinning video loops, and pushing pixels this weekend, Saturday, September 26th at 7:00pm and Sunday, September 27th at 12:00am.

More info:
http://www.blackcatart.com
http://www.myspace.com/theblackcatgallery

Recording Voice Overs with Rodrigo Galvan at HSR in Manhattan

September 20, 2009 by

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At Howard Schwartz Recording studios on 420 Lexington at Grand Central, recording the voice overs for the up coming Obscure Object Films release of Peter Bill’s animated short, “the Rat Who Stole the Sun”.
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LA gets a post-nuke-svankmeyer-vermin rife treatment in this dark modern adaptation of a traditional Native American Indian tale. Read the rest of this entry »

“Yosemite Schematic” Wins Gold at Yosemite Film Festival

September 15, 2009 by

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We congratulate Obscure Object Films/ Labtest colleague, Peter Bill’s award of the the John Muir Gold Award for his “Yosemite Schematic” short film in the Environmental Film Competition of the ’09 Yosimite Film Festival.
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Another in his California landscape series of time lapse films, this beautiful panoramic montage of digital still and super 8mm film, time lapse footage was shot on Nikon D200, Canon S50, and super-8 cameras. Read the rest of this entry »

Location Shots for the Next Production

September 14, 2009 by

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Some location stills for an upcoming Obscure Object Films production. Johannes Kirsch is a 19th century German church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Read the rest of this entry »

“Obscure Object Part 4” Fills the Night Sky in Dumbo, NYC Sept. 10th

September 3, 2009 by

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We’ll have a free screening of “Obscure Object Part 4” outside on the walls of 33 Washington St., Rabbithole Studio and under the Manhattan Bridge at 5 Front Restaurant from 5:30 to 9pm, in Dumbo, NYC for Brooklyn Art Project’s First Thursday Art Walk event Sept. 10th ( we know its actually the second Thursday ).
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The latest in the “Obscure Object” series of short films is shot as digital stills by photographer Tal Shpantzer on location in Greenpoint and Dumbo, Brooklyn. From storyboard to final scoring, Stephen Dirkes has created a unique world inhabited by media agents, spies, lovers, watchers and hunters. Read the rest of this entry »

“the Object” with Dirty Martini in Post

September 1, 2009 by

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Locking down the edit for the most recent Obscure Object Films release, “the Object” starring Dirty Martini and Paul Richard. This 5 minute short film takes us backstage to the steamy intrigue of a 1930’s New York City Burlesque Nightclub.

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Photographer, Tal Shpantzer, successfully wrangled audience scenes, cast almost exclusively with French actors visiting NYC. These young Frenchmen were masters of; wearing hats, smoking lustily and the subtle skill of feminine charms appreciation. Read the rest of this entry »

“Obscure Object Part 3” Sell Out Show at Coco 68

August 28, 2009 by

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Our good friend and colleague, Masha Gvozdov, put together an art exhibition in Greenpoint this Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Coco 68, 68 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NYC. Photographer Tal Shpantzer and I submitted our film “Obscure Object part 3” as a looping DVD and 2 16×20 prints from the film.
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This short features Juliette Morel ( Paris ) and Carlos Vidal ( NYC ) as “Alphaville” and “Tetsuo” inspired agents and was shot entirely as digital stills in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Read the rest of this entry »

Animated 2 Channel Film for National Tour

August 24, 2009 by

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Just finished this up and offering a peak at a 6.5 minute animated film I put together for a band’s up coming national tour. I started with stills from Muybridge’s animal locomotion series and time lapses I shot in Big Sur as well as some stills from Tal Shpantzer. The band had seen my “Motion Etudes:Flight” online and I created something similar.

Lots of play with pixelizer effects. The upper part of this video is the main channel (4:3) that will be projected large behind the band. The bottom strip of this video is the 2nd channel (16:9), ( its doubled side by side in this vid ), which will be played on LCD screens downstage and forming a proscenium. Thank you Jars of Clay and Nettwerk Management for the call.

VJ Pixalot Makes Video Fondue with the Finest Swiss Ingredients

August 20, 2009 by

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Friday, August 21, 2009
BlkMarket Membership presents
VJ PIxalot fills the room with Velvety smooth milk chocolate visuals
AGNES Live [Sthlmaudio / Perspectiv – Geneva]
RIPPERTON DJ [Sthlmaudio / Perspectiv – Geneva] – New York Debut
DAN BERKSON & JAMES WHAT Live [Pokerflat / Dessous – London]
and residents TAIMUR+FAHAD
Opening set by:
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VJ Pixalot Fills Chelsea Art Museum with ROBOTS

August 17, 2009 by

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Back at it this Thursday, August 20th, VJ Pixalot fills Chealsea Art Museum with ROBOTS on 2 turntables and 1 projector. Electro (nu skool/ol skool), Bass, Bassline, Dub and Dancehall on the Decks and ROBOTS from the ’30s to present battle it out on the screens. DJ Cervieri wil be mixin breaks and grooves from dub to deep house. Last time was PACKED w/lineup at the door! Had too much fun. Thank you UK dupstep fans for the support. Read the rest of this entry »

Animating Stills for a Multi Channel Music Video

August 6, 2009 by

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Working on an animated short to open the set for a band’s upcoming national tour. Here are some examples of the looks and how I got them from my first animation tests. Read the rest of this entry »

El Toro on Summer Vacation

August 5, 2009 by

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Frost215 has been keeping very busy and we decided to send his iconic “El Toro” character on “Summer Vacation.” Read the rest of this entry »

VJ Pixalot performs “Matthew Barney Rubble” Aug 6th, Chelsea Art Museum

August 3, 2009 by

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VJ Pixalot performs the live multimedia mashup, “Mathew Barney Rubble” on 2 turntables and 1 video projector at the Chelsea Art Museum, Thursday, August 6th, 556 W 22nd St between 10th and 11th Aves, chelseaartmuseum.org Read the rest of this entry »

The “WildLife” party is back!!!

August 1, 2009 by

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The Aug 14th Music Selectors for the WILDLIFE party at Exit Club, feature the cream of many crops. With Nigel Richards spinning his acclaimed house set, Joe Nice, dubstep legend and leader, DnB allstar ODI , Sameer’s house grooves and the gamut of styles from hip hop to breaks brought to you by the Digital Konfusion Krew: Odyssey , I-Cue , Kimyon , DJ Vandal , and FTL. Read the rest of this entry »

Cartoon Music Vid Mash Ups by VJ Pixalot

July 30, 2009 by

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I wanted to post a few Cartoon/Animae mashups by VJ Pixalot. The mash ups kind of work one three levels:
1- The cartoon or animae. I only edit a single cartoon to make a vid. I’m not mixing up lots of different films.
2- The remix. I really like making drum n bass mixes of 80 eletropop. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet My Little Friend – Honeywell Dual Filmatic

July 29, 2009 by

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This super 8mm camera was also known as the ELMO C200, Honeywell marketed the camera in 1966. I just snabbed it in Greenpoint, NYC and its dirty, dirty, dirty, missing the battery and has some unholy “klunking” going on inside. Read the rest of this entry »