Commercial Production Brings Value to the Community, the Environment and the Local Economy at the Same Time

Not uncommonly, we just had a major US retailer shoot a commercial here in Oregon but this one was different, they did it with a sustainable mandate that came from the client’s corporate office.  The greening company, EcoSet was hired to oversee the process.  EcoSet operate as an  “environmental production resource committed to implementing customized, […]

Two Spots Left for HD/Film Makeup Workshops

There are two slots remaining for Colour Box Makeup Studios’ upcoming HD/Film makeup workshops in Portland. The five-day Makeup Artist Boot Camp and one-day Airbrush Seminar, scheduled for June 1-6, are limited to 12 aspiring artists, all of whom will be trained by award-winning celebrity/film/television makeup artist Kerry Herta. Each artist will receive hands-on training […]

Earth Day April 22nd – Call for Green Vendors for Searchable Database

The Film Office has recently been working with the Producers Guild of America by adding to an on-line searchable database of green vendors for production in Oregon.   As Earth Day approaches on April 22nd, you might consider joining the “A Billion Acts Green®” by  suggesting a green vendor, to add to this database. There is […]

Earth Day Is Around The Corner and “A Billion Acts of Green®” Is Already Happening In Oregon

    It’s April, it’s beginning to sprout green everywhere you look and there are many good and green projects out there that make evident Oregonians are doing their part for Earth Day and a  “A Billion Acts of Green®” this year. The Ashland Independent Film Festival is screening a handful of Oregon made eco-films, […]

Update on Film Industry In Southern Oregon

An article this week  in Oregon Business Magazine highlighted film production in the southern region of the state. Producer, Gary Kout, founder and director of SOFAT made note of the production upturn due in part to diverse locations and  experienced crew.  For the details read here.

Sundance Round Up And Oregon Wine

Shawn Levy (The Oregonian) has been busy blogging from Sundance with the roundup of the fantastic showing of Oregon made films and documentaries that have been screening, check it out here. They  were not the only Oregon products featured at Sundance this year – Troon Vineyard (located in the beautiful Applegate Valley near Grant’s Pass) […]

Solid Local Training Helps Oregon Talent Succeed

Contributor – Karen LaVoie, Acting Coach As more productions roll into Oregon, doors will be opening up for Oregon-based acting talent to make connections and start a career in Los Angeles. But making the move isn’t easy! To make sure Oregon actors are competitive with their rivals, Karen LaVoie provides top-notch coaching to actors in Portland and […]

Portland has been Hiding a Hotbed of Comedic Talent

Article by Ted Douglass It’s taken a while, but Portland is finally starting to wake up to the fact that it has its very own exciting comedy scene right under its nose. Sure, there have been a few stand-ups, improv performers and sketch-comedy troupes that have been toiling away long enough to be considered Rose […]

Yogi Bear Visits Silver Falls State Park

Yogi Bear shot and completed filming on this live action 3D animated film project in New Zealand earlier this year but production needed some further shots for the opening scenes.  After scouting Oregon and a few other states, Silver Falls State Park was deemed dramatic and on a grand enough scale to easily portray Jellystone […]

WebVisions 2010 – Special Rates for Oregon Film

WebVisions 2010 – May 19-21 at the Oregon Convention Center Oregon Film is thrilled to offer special rates for WebVisions 2010, a nationally recognized event that explores the future of web design, technology, user experience and business strategy. WebVisions takes place from May 19-21 at the Oregon Convention Center and features half-day and all-day workshops, […]