Eastern Oregon Film Company

My name is Steve West and I am new to “The Confluence” but not new to making film in Oregon. I am located in La Grande and for the last fourteen years we have produced episodic adventure based outdoor television for The Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, and other networks. However in the last two years […]

Arri Alexa Workshop & Rental Special

The Northwest Film Center’s July Arri Alexa Camera Operation workshop is Saturday, July 29th from 10am to 3pm. This workshop is REQUIRED for renters of this camera. Students who have become certified to rent will also be eligible for a 50% discount on their Alexa rental through the end of September 2017! Workshop details: Arri […]

INTRODUCING TRAILHEAD PRODUCTION PROVISIONS IN CENTRAL OREGON!

We are proud to announce a new division of Gary Nolton LLC, called Trailhead Production Provisions. Based in Bend Oregon, Trailhead provides for rent all those little production supplies you need but hate to carry from home. Easy-ups, Coolers, Tables, Chairs, Walkies, etc. We even have a One-ton Grip package that’s super handy for film […]

TechFestNW Kicks Off Today!

Experience TechFestNW in Portland! “TechFestNW is where you’ll explore the best of tech trends- from Artificial Intelligence to cannatech- in an up-close and personal way. With four tracks of content- Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Lifestyle Tech, and Digital Storytelling- there’s truly something for everyone with an eye and ear for the tech universe. […]

Local Studios Are Saving Both Energy And Money Using LED Lighting

Our clients are  saving significantly thanks to wider adoption of the new LED lighting technology. The potential power  differential can as as great as 75% when compared to incandescent lighting. Although LED lighting has been around for a decade it’s use in Film/ TV production has been limited largely to panel lights. Which were mainly […]

“Brother Nature”, Shot in Klamath Falls, Opened Sept 9th

Lorne Michael’s “Brother Nature” opened September 9th – shot in and around Klamath Falls (down town, Lake of Woods Resort, Keno, among others) for 15 days in the summer of 2014.  The feature brought much financial benefit to local businesses, as well as hiring many Oregon crew.  Starring Taran Killam (“12 Years a Slave”, SNL), […]

Portland Store Fixtures – Propping Up The Film & TV Industry

My company, Portland Store Fixtures, is exactly what it sounds like: we rent and sell store fixtures. (In Portland.) We stock mostly used so we have a lot of interesting oddities, but the basics of our business are shelving units, showcases, clothing racks, cash counters, mannequins, display forms – everything you need to make a […]

The Digital Revolution in Lighting

With the advancements in LED lighting fixtures and HMI ballasts, controlling light fixtures with DMX signals has become both easier and much more precise. These advancements have ushered in new possibilities for control which is both quicker, easier and more economic than ever before. While DMX control has been common in Theatrical settings for quite […]

Peter Lund On Game-Making In Oregon & Our Place In The Future Of VR & AR

You may remember recently that Clackamas Community College and Oregon Story Board received a $100,000 grant to develop skilled workers and new programs around the Microsoft HoloLens – well – Lund explained to the Portland Business Journal, on why Portland is perfectly placed to make a splash in the new world of virtual and augmented […]

Ashland Local Wins Samsung NX1 Sweepstakes

Winner Announcement! Ashland local, Sean Nipper, has won the Samsung NX1 Sweepstakes.  Sean got his start in theatre and educational films in Ashland, southern Oregon.  He then moved to the bay area, and opened a small production company.  Nipper recently returned to southern Oregon to raise his family, where he now runs his new company, […]