HouseSpecial: Summer Animation Internships Open

Join our animation team as a paid intern from June 12 to August 25, 2017 in Portland.  The deadline to apply for all internships is March 31, 2017.  We are looking for the following: CG Animation Intern CG Lighting/Comp Intern CG Modeling Intern CG Texture Intern Concept/Storyboard Intern If you have completed your Junior year […]

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 […]

Producers Ask Oregon Crew and Vendors to List in 2015 Production Directory

The SourceOregon directory is a testament that Oregon is connected, professional, and statewide. If you have professional experience and would like to be on the list of qualified professionals who serve Oregon’s industry, you are invited to list. Publisher OMPA is committed to including every qualified professional crew member, vendor, agent, actor, production and post-production provider in the state. The more complete the directory, the better case […]

Behind The “Back O’er Oregon” Music Video and Website

By now you may well have read some of the blog posts here about Slater Smith, his band “The Weather Machine” and the journey Smith undertook (in conjunction with Oregon Film and Oregon State Parks) to get the music video and corresponding web site up.  (As a reminder, Smith made an ambitious trip around Oregon […]

The Impact of Oregon Film

Hi All– I’m the new intern here at the Governor’s Office of Film & Television.  I love all things film and Oregon, as well as baking and studying communication theory.  If you want to talk about the entertainment industry, I’m practically a walking IMDb. Have a good one!   -Katlyn Prentice   You can learn […]

Governor Kitzhaber Presents Green Leadership Award to PlyVeneer Products for Development of Sustainable Set Construction Material, “ScenicPly”

  Governor Kitzhaber presented the Oregon Governor’s Award for Green Leadership to PlyVeneer Products, (for the development of ScenicPly in collaboration with EcoScenic) on Monday night at the Film Office’s public Annual Meeting in Portland.  Reading the details of the award was First Lady of Oregon, Cylvia Hayes.  (Cylvia  is also founder of 3E Strategies, […]

Grimm Doesn’t Just Look Green Because Of The Weather….

We could not have been happier when NBC Universal contacted us to collaborate on their greening efforts for the series, Grimm.  We immediately recognized this particular show as a good match and unique opportunity to put the foundation of our previous work in identifying green vendors and services to good use. NBCUniversal’s Green Is Universal […]

OMPA Roundup: The State of the Industry

OMPA and industry members speak up on where media production is at in Oregon, and where it’s going! Wednesday, June 15th 6:30pm doors – 7:00pm program Scottish Rite Center 709 SW 15th Ave, Portland At SW Morrison on the MAX Line Free Admission RSVP below Sponsors:  Tonkon Torp LLC Gales Creek Insurance Services Candice Jackson, […]

“Commercially Speaking . . .”

Most of the attention of late has focused on feature films and the renewal of the production incentives. The press loves to write about the “Leverages,” the “Grimms,” the “Gones” and the “Portlandias’ because they bring recognizable star talent to Portland.  And because they have a mystique about them; they are, for all intents and […]

LAIKA and Focus Features Announce Two New Feature Film Projects in Oregon

CORALINE PARTNERS FOCUS FEATURES AND LAIKA RETEAM FOR TWO-PICTURE DISTRIBUTION DEAL; 3D STOP-MOTION ANIMATED COMEDY THRILLER PARANORMAN OPENS AUGUST 17, 2012 NEW YORK and PORTLAND, OR, May 4, 2011 – Focus Features and LAIKA, the two companies behind the Academy Award-nominated animated feature Coraline are reteaming for LAIKA’s next two projects. The first of the […]