We are excited to be hosting our year end party and introducing many of you to some incredible local digital media companies too. Making this festive evening possible is a great group of sponsors;
Gearhead Electric, Rogue Ales, Willamette Valley Wineries Association, Elk Cove Vineyards, Sokol Blosser Winery and The Lippman Co. We also have some fantastic gift basket sponsors; Vance Candles, Lulu Wraps, Sauvie Island Coffee Company, Sunday Afternoons, Hi-Tec shoes, Handful and Vista Hills.
Normally at this time of the year we host an Annual Meeting where we get up in front of an audience and tout all the great work that many of you have performed over the past year. We’ll have a collection of local digital projects to show off as well as a few announcements.
Our new office is in a shared suite with the Technology Association of Oregon and we’re already seeing the great promise of collaboration between the film office and TAO. So be sure to stop by for a bit and celebrate with us and many of your colleagues. There will be food, drink, and a lot of fun!
Local creative agency Instrument spent part of its summer creating an engaging and immersive interactive documentary on the Oregon coast called “This Place”. “This Place” is a film, a photo essay, and an invitation to share your sense of place. And we recommend that you make sure to experience the project on the Google Chrome browser. We particularly recommend you experience it on the Google Chrome browser at our December 5 party!
This is one of several great projects Instrument has produced over the past year and we can’t wait to see what they make in 2014!
If you weren’t lucky enough to attend AIGA’s Blurred Lines event during Design Week Portland in October, you’re going to want to come to our end of the year party on December 5! One of the fantastic projects from Blurred Lines is coming back for our party! One of the projects on display in October was Downstream Media’s “Reality Remix”. What’s “Reality Remix”?
“Reality Remix” The challenge of interaction – where it’s going and how technology and the design of physical spaces are impacting individual and shared experiences. Reality Remix offers varying views of reality that are distorted, remixed and set to music. The result is a non-traditional interactive experience—in effect an experiential equalizer—that constantly reacts to the people, ambiance, mood and music in the event space.
It was a big hit at Blurred Lines and it’s sure to be a big hit for those who come Thursday night!
If you fit the specifications below and are available for the shoot dates, please submit the following to talent[at]castironstudios.com (replace [a] with @):
Filipino Men, ages 30-50, MUST SPEAK TAGALOG
Filipino Women, age 60+, MUST SPEAK TAGALOG
Casting will be Tuesday, December 3rd or Wednesday December 4th in Portland, OR.
Shoot will be for one or more days between December 11-20, 2013 in Portland – MUST be able to fully clear schedule for shoot dates.
No phone calls or drop-by visits. Thanks!
We said there would be more great announcements coming regarding the Oregon Film end of the year party and here’s one we’re particularly excited about. Under the leadership of Andy Mingo of Clackamas Community College, local Game Art Production Studio Supergenius, and the Economic Development team at Clackamas County a new course will be offered at CCC in January surrounding motion capture. On December 5 at the Oregon Film end of the year party , you will all get the chance to see the new system on display and even possibly get a chance to animate yourself! Below is the announcement on the Motion Capture System.
Motion Capture at Clackamas Community College
Create 3D-based motion capture projects through the new Motion Capture class at Clackamas Community College this winter term. CCC, in partnership with Oregon City-based Game Art Production Studio, SuperGenius, is the first college in the state to offer a class in the technology used by leading video game studios, Hollywood blockbusters like “Avatar,” and famed visual effects studios like Lucasfilm - http://youtu.be/CdsFEMDceNg .
This project-based course will prepare students to work in the field of motion capture via the college’s new state-of-the-art Motion Capture system. Students will plan and direct sessions as well as process data for maximum efficiency. They will also learn how to create professional level, 3D based motion capture driven projects that can be used in video game development and the motion picture industry.
Registration for the class (DMC 250, Motion Capture) is now open at http://www.clackamas.edu/schedule/ . For more information contact, Andy Mingo, the CCC, Digital Media Communications program director at [email protected]
Pretty Exciting stuff huh?
Join us this Thursday for our annual Holiday Party at The Governor Hotel and help us celebrate another great year of Women In Film Portland. Meet the new board of directors, the 2013 Women’s Vision Grant recipient, and share some holiday cheer with your fellow industry professionals.
Also, don’t miss our guest speaker for the evening Tsui Ling Toomer, Executive Producer at Bent Image Labs who will share with us stories of her glittering career. Check out her impressive bio!
Tsui Ling Toomer has been the Executive Producer at BENT Image Lab since 2005. BENT is an award-winning production house specializing in stop-motion and special effects projects with world headquarters located in Portland. Tsui Ling’s credits include FX producer for Gus Van Sant’s films “Milk”, “I’m Not There” and “Paranoid Park” as well as numerous broadcast, commercial and music video producing credits. She received her MFA from New York University.
Thursday, November 14th
6:00pm – 9:30pm
The Governor Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Jake’s catering and a no host bar. We look forward to seeing you there!
The WIF Portland Board
After committing murder, Rufus must decide between keeping his dark deed a secret or exposing his crime to save the woman he loves, from the very man he killed.
A year after its filming and film festival run“Pelt” is a supernatural period thriller, written and directed by Rowan Spiers-Floyd and starring Adam Elliott Davis, Jeffree Newman and Jennifer Eastwood, can now be found online.Made by a devoted team of students and independent filmmakers, the film was shot on location at the Fort Clatsop replica, near Seaside, Oregon. The cast and crew toiled night and day to create a spine-chilling tale of suspense, mixing the themes of desire, jealousy and guilt, with a dark fairy tale feel. Pelt was made in early 2012 for Rowan’s senior thesis at the Art Institute of Portland. Read More »
“Wild” has been getting a lot of public and press attention in Ashland and Crater Lake in the last two weeks. Reese Witherspoon has been adding interest by posting daily pictures from the film’s locations in southern Oregon.
Below is a recent round up of some local, national and international news pieces on “Wild”:
KDRV and KTVL had some video coverage, and the Herald, Mail Tribune and The Daily Tidings also covered the story. A selection of national press; Variety, Huffington Post, and People Magazine, and internationally, The Daily Mail, all mainly reporting on new additions to the cast (Laura Dern, Michiel Huisman, W.Earl Brown, Gaby Hoffman and Kevin Rankin).
“Wild” is based on Cheryl Strayed’s New York Times best seller memoir, (“Wild:From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail“), that describes Strayed’s 1,000 mile, life changing hike from the Mojave Desert through Oregon and Washington. “Wild” is being produced by Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandreas’ Pacific Standard production company and will be distributed worldwide by Fox Searchlight.
Hundreds of actors, agents, casting directors and industry supporters, including Senate President Pro Tempore Ginny Burdick and AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain were on hand to celebrate the depth, breadth and professional skills of Oregon’s on-screen acting industry at Oregon’s Got Talent in Portland last Saturday. The Oregon film and television industry event included an actor’s expo, workshops and awards show
with musicians Hamilton Cheifetz, Jeffrey Kauffman, Richard Moore, Portland Teen Idol winner Haley Ward, and acclaimed funnyman Darius Pierce as Master of Ceremonies. Highlighting the show was the awarding of Superfine Awards to recognize those at the top of their craft and who also share their talent to support the development of their peers. This year’s Superfine award winners and their categories are:
Mary McDonald-Lewis, Female Actor
Todd Robinson, Male Actor
Jerry Buxbaum, Stunt Performer
Damon Jones (Actors In Action), Actor Support
Nathaniel Applefield, Above & Beyond Read More »