VFX/PDX + OMPA Job Mixer coming 7/9 to Ai

It’s been over a year (!) since our last job mixer, held as Grimm came to a close.  Let’s do it up again as an equally large group finishes – this time out at LAIKA on their current production, Missing Link.  This puts some serious top tier stop motion animation and CG/VFX artistic talent out […]

HouseSpecial Signs Mike Orsini For East Coast Representation

Animation studio HouseSpecial has signed Mike Orsini’s No Relation for representation on the East Coast. A sales rep with Uncle Lefty since 2012, Mike created the No Relation imprint under Uncle Lefty’s banner in 2017 to expand his roster of directors, artists, designers, food specialists, digital creators and technologists. Lourri Hammack, HouseSpecial Partner.EP: “My first […]

OPB Talks With Alex Bulkley From Animation Studio, Shadow Machine, About Their Studio & New Show, “Dallas & Robo”

Listen to Alex Bulkley, co-owner of ShadowMachine, talking with Dave Miller, OPB’s Think Out Loud ,  discussing what the studio has been up to since they moved up to Portland in 2015. “In 2015, the animation production house, ShadowMachine, opened a satellite studio in Portland. Since then, they’ve produced multiple projects. Most recently, they have worked in […]

HouseSpecial Releases An Animated Investigation Into The World Of Armadillo Mating

This short is currently screening at Portland International Airport through July in The Hollywood Theatre’s Micro- Cinema on C Concourse. May 24, 2018 – From world-renowned animation studio HouseSpecial and Director Kirk Kelley comes Armor del Amor – a scripted nature ‘documentary’ that follows the mating rituals of Dasypus novemcinctus, to discover the dark underbelly […]

NW Doc “The Cage Fighter” screening @ NW Film Ctr 5/10

For your consideration – a NW documentary from Seattle based filmmaker Jeff Unay that explores the dramatic “real life Rocky” struggle of Seattle MMA fighter Joe Carman.  A rare Portland screening brings this well reviewed and well traveled doco (which saw theatrical release after making the rounds at the Bend Film Fest among others) to […]

Chris Butler Will Direct LAIKA’s 5th Film, “Missing Link”

LAIKA’s fifth film, “Missing Link,” will be directed by Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”) and cast will include, Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson. It is set to open in the spring of 2019. LAIKA describes the latest project as a “globetrotting comedy-adventure bursting with humor, heart, and a profound message of […]

DWP 2018: Portland Indie Game Squad Presents: Drink N’ Draw

One of PIGSquad’s biggest annual events! Drink N’ Draw has grown from a small gathering at local pubs into an evening of locally-made games and art during Design Week Portland. Games are set up for anyone to play, and we invite artists to come draw fan art of the projects on display. All artists (or […]

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 […]

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.” Read more here.

#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.