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Momentarium (2018)

I’ve completed a new animated short film!

“Lifetimes bloom and interweave as spring marches to winter and dawn progresses to night.”

I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, June 7th, 2018 Thonk! News, Thonk! of the Day

En the Scene…

Scene Magazine - Green Bay

In its October 2012 issue, Scene Newspaper has published a nice interview with me that profiles two of my interests — TtV photography & animation.

For those of you interested in learning more about TtV (through-the-viewfinder photography), head over to the through-the-viewfinder Flickr group; a gathering place with a swell bunch of folk:

And if you’d like to see how a wedding looks through the viewfinder of my vintage Argus Seventy-five “can”mera, peruse this miscellaneous showcase gallery — shot from the respected coattails of my everstellar sweetheart, Kim Klein Dorchester of Kim Klein Photography:

   Weddings and Portraits ~ TtV

Or… if mutual interest in animation has drawn you here, I’d love to share a couple of my short animated films with y’all. Enjoy!:

   “Morning Shift”
   “Wild Frontier: Sharp Teeth”

Big thanks to Donna Fischer and Scene for such thoughtful words.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 Thonk! News

‘Morning Shift’ on the big-screen again!

Morning Shift, by Steve Dorchester

My short animated film ‘Morning Shift’ will be screened in the family collection of short films at the Green Bay Film Festival, Saturday, February 26.

It’ll be very fun to view the film right in my own home town. Hope to see you there! :)

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 Thonk! News

‘Wild Frontier: Sharp Teeth’ is selected for the Wisconsin Film Festival 2010: Madison, WI April 14 – 18 ~ :)

Wisconsin Film Festival

My short animated film ‘Wild Frontier: Sharp Teeth’ has been scheduled as the closer for the Wisconsin Film Festival compilation program of “Shorts: Saturday Morning” screening on April 17, 11:00 a.m. at the Frederic March Play Circle - Memorial Union - UW Madison. I’m looking forward to attending!

Monday, April 5th, 2010 Thonk! News

‘Wild Frontier’ goes down under

Little Big ShotsThis summer Wild Frontier: Sharp Teeth has jetted around to Melbourne, Australia to be part of the Little Big Shots International Film Festival for Kids, 2009.

The week-long festival was held in June in Melbourne, and will continue touring other venues throughout the year.

G’day, mate!

“Wild Frontier: Sharp Teeth” at CICFF 2008

“Wild Frontier: Sharp Teeth” is a short animated film I completed earlier this year, and it has been selected for screening & competition at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, 2008!

The project is based upon circa-2005 audio recordings I captured of my three-year-old-at-the-time nephew as he tells me the story about a drawing he’s made. I incorporated that drawing and others-of-his into the film, along with a characterization of my nephew doing the speaking.

About the festival…

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the CICFF is North America’s largest and most celebrated film festival devoted to films for and by kids, and is the only Academy®-qualifying children’s film festival in the world. This year, “Cannes for Kids” features over 200 of the best films and videos for kids from 40 countries.

‘Wild Frontier…’ will be featured in three of the popular weekend anthology screenings of the eleven-day festival. It will certainly be fun to watch on the big-city silver screen, along with my collaborator nephew and a crowd of our closest friends!

I’ll share more about the film and about the festival upon my return.
Stay tooned…