Oregon Film – Who We Are & What We Do!

As we move into another busy production season and a new fiscal year, we wanted to proactively answer a few questions about the Oregon Film & Video Office, a/k/a/ The Governor’s Office of Film & Television, a/k/a Oregon Film. That’s us. Did you know this office was “founded” in 1968 by Gov. McCall as a […]

BendFilm Late Submissions Deadline – May 23rd

A near-constant fixture of MovieMaker magazine’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee: https://goo.gl/yXmzNA, BendFilm celebrates independent films and the risky, passionate, tough and talented people who make them. This year’s festival runs from Thursday, Oct. 12 – Sunday, Oct. 15, with most venues located in Bend’s historic downtown and the nearby Old Mill District. […]

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 […]

“SEED: The Untold Story” To Premiere At Portland EcoFilm Festival

Celebrate food justice at the Portland premiere of the award winning documentary, SEED: The Untold Story! SEED: The Untold Story is the Opening Night Film at the Portland EcoFilm Festival at Hollywood Theater, Thursday, October 20 at 7:00pm. A Q&A with the local Portland filmmakers, Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz, will follow. Visit seedthemovie.com/portland for […]

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival, Coming Soon To A Community Near You

This fall, Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival will make its return to Oregon with a collection of short films sure to stir the consciousness of the local community. Wandering Reel is a traveling short film festival with a focus on bringing meaningful films to communities with limited or no access to compassionate, thought-provoking cinema. WRTFF […]

Hatfield Marine Science Center Hosts Ocean Research Mini-Film Fest

Oregon State’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport,  will be hosting a short mini-film fest September 22nd, at 5 and 7PM at the Hennings Auditorium of the Visitor Center.  The films will cover topics such as: Oregon State University’s Marine Studies Initiative; Ocean sound in the bottom of the Mariana Trench, with NOAA’s Bob Dziak; […]

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 […]

5th Annual Deauville Green Awards Are Accepting Submissions – Got Green?

Got Green?  “The fight and adaptation to climate change, preservation of the biodiversity, energy transition, sustainable agriculture as well as transport and eco-mobility are only some issues of the commercials, image films and documentaries which will be presented at the 5th edition of the Deauville Green Awards on June 15th & 16th. As the largest […]

Mushrooms Are Now A Solution For Eco-Minded Set Designers

Ecovative, a US company, is leading the way in manufacturing environmentally-friendly products that could change the way set designers and prop makers use materials.  Their product, Myco Foam, made from mycelium, corn stalks/ husks and other agricultural waste, is manufactured through a special “growing” process and can replace any kind of Styrofoam that is used […]

Green Production Gets Some Traction, Pre COP21

European Ecoprod and Film4Climate, joined forces, prior to COP21, to bring their collaboration to producers and crew members, in a one day workshop in Paris.  In addition to offering Best Green Practices, and information on carbon free production to filmmakers, the workshop introduced other tools to help green production, many of them similar to the […]