Posts Tagged ‘animation’

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

October 2, 2009


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. (more…)

Recording Voice Overs with Rodrigo Galvan at HSR in Manhattan

September 20, 2009

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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. (more…)

Animated 2 Channel Film for National Tour

August 24, 2009

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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.

El Toro on Summer Vacation

August 5, 2009

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Frost215 has been keeping very busy and we decided to send his iconic “El Toro” character on “Summer Vacation.” (more…)

“Give a Little Back” Eurotrash made in brooklyn 30 second spot

July 2, 2009

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This edit comes hot off the Mac. (more…)

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…)

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…)

Amierinkz Makes Paper Model NYC Set

May 23, 2009

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Amierinkz and Stephen Dirkes on set.

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Artist, graphic designer, product designer and all around good guy Amierinkz took on the challange to create a paper model NYC neighborhood inspired scale model for a recent production. (more…)

Danscamdanse Belgian Film and Dance Festival April 26th

April 30, 2009
Proteus Syndrome

Proteus Syndrome

Located in Ghent, Belgium, DANSCAMDANSE is an international film festival focusing on the interaction between dance and visual media: dance, as seen on film, or simply as a source of inspiration.  (more…)

Gelato Arts Salon May 17th, NYC Short Film Screening

April 29, 2009
Obscure Object Part 3

Obscure Object Part 3

The next Gelato Arts Salon will be May 17th in Brooklyn, NY.  (more…)

Luminous Flux at Galapagos Art Space Dumbo, NYC April 3-5 2009

April 29, 2009

This 4 channel video installation premiered at:
April 3-5, 2009 Galapagos Art Space, Dumbo, NYC
curated by Leo Kuelbs
Director – Stephen Dirkes, Stop Motion Photography – Tal Shpantzer, Costume/ Make up/ Animation – Masha Gvozdov, Dancer – Nadia Manuela Fischer, Time Lapse Footage – Peter Bill, Edit/Music – Stephen Dirkes, Improvised Bass Recorder – Alison Melville, Narrator – Roderick Glanville, NYC 2009 (more…)