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Riverscream - photo by Dennis Spielman


Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District has been struck by terrestrial gamma-rays, transforming RIVERSPORT into RIVERSCREAM. Help contain the zombies before they escape and terrorize the city by maneuvering the challenges on the six-story Sky Trail to find explosive transformers proven to reverse the effects of the gamma-rays.

Mike Knopp, OKC Boathouse Foundation Executive Director; and John Riggs, Senior Director, Operations and Events share what courageous citizens can do at the family-friendly RIVERSCREAM on Fridays and Saturdays in October.

I had fun filming this story on Friday. I believe it was Mike’s idea to have a zombie in the background for the interview and it was my suggestion that the zombie attacks him at the end. I’m happy with the creepy fog shots I was able to obtain. With my camera, I couldn’t harness up and do the sky trail, however, there was a spiral staircase that I was able to use and get some great shots. As both Mike and John said in the video, climbing the sky trail at night is a different experience.

For more Halloween attractions and events, be sure to check out Uncovering Oklahoma’s Halloween Guide.

Fries at Hopdoddy - photo by Dennis Spielman

A Minute with Hopdoddy

Dennis here for a Minute with Hopdoddy. Hopdoddy Burger Bar describes themselves as “a creative, from-scratch burger and beer joint with a friendly neighborhood vibe.” I was invited to the opening of their second Oklahoma location at Chisholm Creek in Oklahoma City where I tried two of their burgers, the parmesan truffle fries, Oreo Milk Shake, and lemonade. All of which I have to say was delicious and I’m thankful that they had paper towels at the table.

Dinner at Hopdoddy - photo by Dennis Spielman

Fun Fact: They can booze up all of their milkshakes for you. On the subject of booze, they also have a selection of local and regional craft beers to go with your meal. While Hopdoddy is in several states, they do source items locally, including making their buns in-house.

The Ahi Tuna Burger from Hopdoddy - photo by Dennis Spielman

Now for the Burgers. Wanting something different, I ate two of their untraditional burgers, the Llano Poblano and the Ahi Tuna, with the latter tasting like sushi in burger form with an added crunch from the nori chips. The Llano Poblano had Applewood Smoked Bacon, Tillamook Pepper Jack, Seared Poblanos with chipotle aioli.

The Llano Poblano Burger from Hopdoddy - photo by Dennis Spielman

If you want something unique for a burger or a new burger joint to visit, consider checking out Hopdoddy.

This video is for a new segment I’m calling A Minute With Series, in which I’ll be doing short videos about interesting things to consider visiting.

Whiteout photo by Dennis Spielman

Whiteout by Erwin Redl

New Uncovering Oklahoma story on Whiteout, an installation by artist Erwin Redl that uses a grid of 550 suspended LED bulbs to animate Campbell Art Park next to Oklahoma Contemporary. The bulbs turn off and on according to a computer program, creating a series of moving patterns that work in tandem with the surrounding environment.

I had a fun filming this light installation last night. In addition to this video, I had also planned to do a story on the Scantuary Haunt, however, they were hit by a tornado. Later tonight, weather permitting, I’m doing another Halloween themed story on the new RIVERSCREAM.

SMO 21 - photo by Dennis Spielman

Ethos and SMO 21

Edited two new videos today! Both are under a minute, which was a goal when editing these pieces.

First up is about a new art show, Ethos, which features the work of Fringe: Women Artists of Oklahoma members Christie Hackler, Christie Owen, Behnaz Sohrabian, and Katie Henderson. Fringe is a collective of professional women artists in Oklahoma working in a variety of media and styles.

The next is an experimental video on SMO 21, an adults-only night at Science Museum Oklahoma. This style is different from what I normally do in that it uses text to talk about the event and that it’s under a minute.

Factory Obscura Beyond - photo by Dennis Spielman

Factory Obscura’s Beyond

Be transported and challenged to explore Factory Obscura’s latest full-sensory art exhibition, Beyond. Co-Founder and Director of Logistical Creativity, Kelsey Karper, shares what lies beyond. If you’re a fan of immersive art experiences like Meow Wolf, Color Factory, or the Museum of Ice Cream, be sure to visit Factory Obscura in Oklahoma City.

Factory Obscura Beyond - photo by Dennis Spielman

Factory Obscura Beyond - photo by Dennis Spielman

While no longer around, if you wish to learn about Factory Obscura’s premiere exhibition, SHIFT, I’ve embedded my Uncovering Oklahoma story about it below.

Be sure to visit Factory Obscura. It’s a blast!

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