Congrats To LAIKA’s “Kubo And The Two Strings” On Three Annie Award Wins

Congratulations to LAIKA on their three Annie Award wins for “Kubo And The Two Strings“: Production Design in an Animated Feature Production Nelson Lowry, Trevor Dalmer, August Hall, Ean McNamara KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production Jan Maas KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS Laika Editorial in an Animated Feature […]

HouseSpecial Expanding Production Coordinator Roster

HouseSpecial is expanding our roster of production coordinator talent for upcoming CG and stop-motion productions. To be included in our production bullpen, submit your information via housespecial.com and select Future Positions. Experience in producing animation is always helpful. Production Coordination: Principal Duties and Responsibilities Tracks all project activity from preproduction through delivery of masters across […]

LAIKA’s “Kubo And The Two Strings” Receives Two Oscar Nominations!

The 2017 Academy Award nominations are out!  Among them are two nominations for  LAIKA‘s #OregonMade “Kubo And The Two Strings” –  Animated Feature, and Visual Effects! “Kubo” joined; “Moana”, “My Life as a Zucchini”, “The Red Turtle”, “Zootopia” in the Animated Feature category, and “Deepwater Horizon”, “Doctor Strange”, “Jungle Book” and  “Rogue One: A Star […]

HouseSpecial’s Stop-Motion Short Takes ‘Best Animated Film’ At Oregon Independent Film Festival

Aaron Sorenson, a Director at Portland animation studio HouseSpecial, received the award for Best Animated Film for the stop-motion short Jailbreak during the award ceremony at The Oregon Independent Film Festival (OIFF) held on September 24, 2016 in Portland’s Clinton Street Theater. Jailbreak, shot in black and white, follows the daring escape of a desperate […]

Bent Image Lab Unveils Secret Augmented Reality Project

Portland, OR August 15, 2016: Bent Image Lab, announces their Augmented Reality platform, “youAR”TM, is coming out of stealth mode into alpha testing. For the last three years, Bent has been developing youARTM along with computer vision technology and systems enabling multiuser, real-time, markerless AR content to be viewed with a single lens smartphone. Along […]

Got Content? Learn How To Create Business In The African Market.

The U.S. is Making a Vast Impact in Africa’s TV Content Industry. Learn How You Can Create Business in a Profitable Market. The U.S. Commerce Department Presents a webinar with DISCOP Africa, the leading feature films, TV programs, adaptation rights and packaged TV channels trade show. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27TH 9:00AM – 10:00AM PDT // 12:00PM […]

HouseSpecial Brings CustomInk’s ‘Spokestopus’ To Life In Stopmotion

April 18, 2016 (PORTLAND, OR) Introducing Steve the Spokestopus. He’s a new animated super fan created by content production studio HouseSpecial for CustomInk, the leading provider of custom apparel and accessories for groups and communities. The multi-spot campaign is a collaboration with Los Angeles ad agency SUPERMOON (SUPERMOON.com) and debuts this month on broadcast and […]

AEPDX+3DPDX+VFX/PDX Reel Review And Alphabest! 4/18 @ A.R.T.

Monday, April 18th, 2016 / 6:30-10:00 / Buy Tickets Here AEPDX, 3DPDX and VFX/PDX are joining forces to bring you a huge double event for Design Week Portland 2016. Alphabest is an invitational collaborative show where local individuals or teams of talented animators & video artists make a creation (15 – 60 seconds long) based […]

Hinge’s Kitty Litter Spot is the Cats Meow!

Avoid a cat-astrophe in the bathroom! In an original pitch spot called “Cat’s Meow: The Interruption,” Hinge’s creative team brings attention to a very real problem facing cats and their owners everywhere. The concept was developed in-house and shot with Portland crew and talent. The animation and post team created and integrated a photo real CG cat into the live action plates — all with […]

Hinge Digital Launches New Character for Oroweat

Meet Healthfull! Sure he gets toasty, but the crew at Hinge Digital and Coyne PR loved collaborating on all 80 calories of their newest character. Check out the Healthfull Trailer from the makers of Arnold, Oroweat, and Brownberry Bread – in theaters and online now! ‪#‎LoveYourBread‬ And for concept art and behind the scenes images, […]