Space Vixens
  • Spindrift Music Video Version
  • Opening title sequences for the film Space Vixens (1967), directed by the legendary B Movie and porn auteur  JX Williams. Space Vixens (1967) is an outlandish science fiction experience which tells the story of a clandestine army unit sent to investigate an unusual meteor shower. They find themselves rendered non-combative by a "Gay Ray"  from a shipload of female space creatures that crash landed.
     
    The restored film debuted on the IFC Channel  http://www.ifc.com/fix/2011/06/premiere-spindrift-space-vixens . The original opening sequence was lost, and I was hired by Provocateur Films to create a new one keeping in the spirit of the original film.

    The band Spindrift created the soundtrack. For the music video, additional footage was created surmising the film and edited in to create a music video that had the feeling of a movie trailer.
  • The "Making Of" the Space Vixens Opening Sequence
  • To keep the look of the original film the titles and most effects were done in camera. A rig was made then titles were shot through a magnifying sheet that distorted the type when rotated. It was the shot stop motion and assembled in after effects.
  • For the dancer sequences I was inspired by old James Bond Movies. A moire effect was achieved (left) by shooting the textured side of the magnifying sheet. That was then composited with the dancer and space imagery . The space imagery was films of old 60s Optinkinetics which were popular as rock band projections for acts like Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead.
  • The process of building and shooting of the Robot which was built out of mostly thrift shop junk.
  • The space ship control panel was also built out of a discarded Coppertone display and various junk .Was shot stop motion then batch processed in photoshop and assembled in after effects.
Description
Spindrift Music Video
Fields
Animation, Motion Graphics, Set Design
Date
2011