“Grimm” – Gone, But Not Forgotten. PBJ Sums Up 7 years and 6 Seasons

“Grimm” has made Portland home for 7 years, hired around 1,000 people (80 percent of the crew have been local, and about 250 full time crew), spent a little over $55 million each year, and has helped many vendors and support businesses expand in equipment and employees, as well as showcase Portland’s varied locations.  The […]

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 […]

Celebrate SourceOregon!

You are cordially invited to join OMPA members and other industry supporters on Friday, May 1, 2015 for the SourceOregon Directory Release Party, sponsored by Koerner Camera Systems & Rogue Ales with additional generous support from Dollar Rent-a-Car. This evening of libations, conversation, and celebration of the 2015 SourceOregon publication is not to be missed. WHAT: […]

Welcome To PixAir!

When Perry sent me an email letting me know that he had purchased a jet airliner mock up I knew I had to go check it out.  While one or two options for filming in an airliner exist, none present an option that is logistically straight forward and simple.  Shooting inside a real plane is […]

Tips For Renting Your ‘Hot Property’ As A Film Location

Renting your property as a film location in Oregon has never been more accessible.

Behind the Scenes of AIGA’s “Blurred Lines”

You’ve heard recently how interested  we are in Oregon’s digital medial companies pushing the boundaries of digital storytelling.  Well now you can see some of the work for yourself at Design Week Portland’s event “Blurred Lines” which is being presented by AIGA Portland.  Check it out!

Job Posting – Executive Director of Oregon Story Board

  Executive Director – Oregon Story Board Position Description Organization – The Oregon Story Board is a 501C6 organization that actively promotes the growth of digital media production in Oregon through investments in Incubation, Education, and Industry Development.  The Oregon Story Board is currently funded primarily through the state of Oregon’s innovation initiative called the […]

New iOPIF Application Available Online – Includes Post-production and Video Games

On October 7, HB 3367 becomes law.  This is significant in several ways for Oregon’s film, television, and digital media industry.  The most obvious change is the increase in the annual amount of OPIF tax credits to $10million a year. (By the way, we’re selling the remaining $4million of tax credits for 2013 beginning on October […]

Techfest NW – Great Speakers and Great Parties! September 6-8 at OMSI

If you are someone who is passionate about the storytelling world that’s being created with the intersection of creativity and technology, then you’ll want to show up to Techfest NW this year.  Oh yeah and there should be some great parties to attend as well!  Included in the speaker list are Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici who […]

New workshop at the Film Center: GRANTWRITING FOR FILM

The Northwest Film Center School of Film announces an upcoming workshop for filmmakers: GRANTWRITING FOR FILM THURSDAYS, JUN 20 & 27 Taught by Courtney Hermann Register now  Develop the components needed for a competitive grant application. Topics: how to prepare a one-page treatment, artist statement, budget, and filmography; tips for selecting and preparing work samples […]