Behind the Scenes of Pixar’s Coco – March 8 @ OMSI

VFX/PDX and OMSI are teaming to bring you a can’t miss night of Reel Science, taking us behind the scenes of Pixar’s Coco.

Sponsored by SideFX, Pixar Animation Studios FX Supervisor Michael O’Brien and FX Lead Keith Klohn will be live in-person, navigating us through the challenges met during production. Pixar’s workflow and innovation will be on full display, highlighting their FX setups and the power of SideFX Houdini in their toolset. These are behind the scenes “dvd extras” and untold stories from the trenches that you’ll never see anywhere else! We are lucky to have Michael and Keith take the time out from other projects and a busy awards season.  Read More »

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Filmed by Bike Film Fest Heads to SXSW

 

The Filmed by Bike film festival was started in 2003 as a way to get people excited about bikes and to celebrate the creative Portland bike community. Founder and Director Ayleen Crotty says she never imagined the festival would grow to where it is today with film submissions from all over the world.

Now, in its 16th year, the festival is headed to SXSW in Austin this March.

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Portland Tribune Catches Up With Oregon Film In Its 50th Anniversary Year

“Lean on Pete”

The Portland Tribune caught up with Tim Williams to talk Oregon Film’s 50th Anniversary and what #OregonMade shows are making way for now that “Grimm” and “Portlandia” have wrapped.

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Episode One Of “The Chasing Grace Project” Has A Premiere Screening March 25

$1m Wages Lost: The Gender Pay Gap Exposed in Episode One of Chasing Grace Project.

The release date and premiere screening for The Chasing Grace Project Episode One: Eighty Twenty, which will take place March 25, 2018 at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Tickets are free but space is limited. Please reserve your ticket today at this link.

While the women’s movement is experiencing a renaissance, a clear indicator of progress is equal pay for equal work and access to opportunity. But the average gender pay gap across industries is stagnant at 20 percent and the climb to leadership positions remains a grueling one for many women. Eighty Twenty will explore through personal stories the impact of the pay and gender gap on women in tech, a gap that was supposed to be closed long ago. As demonstrated in the Project trailer, the episode will witness how women are facing adversities such as this in tech and rising above them, making change and charting successful careers.

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE Tandem Hearts (Jon Garcia, 2012)

This week our intrepid Archivist takes us into the heart and soul of Portland indie filmmaking with a recent classic, made on a proverbial shoestring, from prolific filmmaker Jon Garcia. If you don’t know Jon’s work, it’s worth starting with this one and then taking in his “The Falls” trilogy – making a day/night of it (see links below).

And if that’s not enough, Raider/Contributor Phil Oppenheim leaves us with a timeless classic quote from Abbey Road (which immediately precedes “Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl, but she doesn’t have a lot to say…”). But don’t despair…oh wait, despair. But despair beautifully. And make sure you’re the one that gets to keep The Bends on vinyl. It’s worth it.

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Sometimes love, as the poet John Mellencamp sagely observed, don’t go like it should.  And while many happy couples blissfully celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers and chocolate (or so I’ve heard), the remainder of us, the cynics and skeptics who haunt dark movie theaters in search of tales of heartbreak to confirm our most fatalistic suspicions, know that love may hurt real good, but hurt it does.  This month, we’ll leave it to the happier, deluded types to merrily watch greeting-card smiley-face movies through their rose-colored TV screens; the movies we’ll be watching during February’s Archive Raids will be for the Valentine’s humbugs.  Read More »

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Spotlight On Oregon Location Professionals – Girlscout Locations

Sara Burton & Crofton Diack, Girlscout Locations

Girlscout Locations is headed by native Portlander, Sara Burton who has over 25 years location experience in Portland.  She began her career with Gus Van Sant’s “My Own Private Idaho”, followed up with a decade of studio feature work in Los Angeles and now 18 years in Portland has set up to exclusively serve advertising and commercial productions. Girlscout Locations has a team of consultants who work seamlessly with clients having access to the GSL massive location library, long time permitting relationships, and regional contacts to find every “needle in the haystack.”
Notably 10 year Girlscout Locations collaborator, Crofton Diack, is an expert outdoors person having guided Outward Bound for a decade, kayaking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, remote natural landscapes are her specialty. (She was nominated for a LGMA award in 2015 for NISSAN ALTIMA “Migration” ad campaign.) Crofton splits her time between scouting/managing for Girlscout Locations and Field Producing for two time Emmy Nominated series for National Geographic, “Life Below Zero”.  

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Rose City Games Signs New Deal With Viz Media

Portland-based Rose City Games announced a new publishing deal with anime adaptation specialist, Viz Media, and the development of a new and original title, “The World Next Door.”

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#OregonMade M&M’s Super Bowl Commercial Ranks #1 By Thrillist

Great work from HouseSpecial on their M&M’s Super Bowl Commerical starring Danny Devito. Thrillist voted it #1 in the lineup from Sunday’s game commericals.

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#OregonMade “Bad Samaritan” In Theaters March 30th

Electric Entertainment brings you #OregonMade, “Bad Samaritan” starring Kerry Condon, David Tennant, Robert Sheehan,directed by Dean Devlin (“Leverage,” “The Librarians”) and written by Brandon Boyce.

“Bad Samaritan” shot in and around Portland and city landmarks figure prominently in the feature about, “a pair of burglars who stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.”

In theaters March 30th.

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Oregon Film’s 50th Anniversary Trailer of #OregonMade Productions Plays Hollywood PDX

Oregon Film turns 50 this year and to celebrate we commissioned filmmaker & editor Josh Lunden and composer Jake Hull to put together a fantastic new trailer that celebrates more than 109 years of film, television, animation, commercial and interactive production here in the state.

Featuring many, many clips from #OregonMade films sourced edited together by Lunden and a live score specially written and recorded by Hull, the trailer takes a 3 minute journey from the earliest of silent films to the latest Oscar Nomination for “Kubo and the Two Strings” – and everything in between.

But, at the moment, the only place you can see it is at The Hollywood Theatre’s PDX Airport Cinema.

So make sure you leave a little extra time on your next adventure to sit down and take in the great #OregonMade history on display. The Airport Cinema is on Concourse C at PDX International Airport.

 

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