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Coming for Design Week: The Portland Animated Shorts Showcase! @OMSI 4/10

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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Fans of animation and short films take note – we have an absolutely LOADED program of shorts coming for our first Design Week Animated Shorts Showcase.  This is shaping up to be a big night that we hope to repeat yearly.  A screening of Mark Smith’s Two Balloons headlines, with behind the scenes presentation + […]

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VFX/PDX + OMPA Job Mixer coming 7/9 to Ai

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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It’s been over a year (!) since our last job mixer, held as Grimm came to a close.  Let’s do it up again as an equally large group finishes – this time out at LAIKA on their current production, Missing Link.  This puts some serious top tier stop motion animation and CG/VFX artistic talent out […]

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NW Doc “The Cage Fighter” screening @ NW Film Ctr 5/10

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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For your consideration – a NW documentary from Seattle based filmmaker Jeff Unay that explores the dramatic “real life Rocky” struggle of Seattle MMA fighter Joe Carman.  A rare Portland screening brings this well reviewed and well traveled doco (which saw theatrical release after making the rounds at the Bend Film Fest among others) to […]

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Behind the Scenes of Pixar’s Coco – March 8 @ OMSI

Saturday, February 24, 2018

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VFX/PDX and OMSI are teaming to bring you a can’t miss night of Reel Science, taking us behind the scenes of Pixar’s Coco. Sponsored by SideFX, Pixar Animation Studios FX Supervisor Michael O’Brien and FX Lead Keith Klohn will be live in-person, navigating us through the challenges met during production. Pixar’s workflow and innovation will […]

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VFX/PDX Resolve Workshop, 6/21 @ Ai

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Part of VFX/PDX’s continuing workshop series aimed at keeping Portland up to date on the latest and greatest when it comes to post production, we bring you a special evening with Davinci Resolve 14. Dave Jahns (Joint) and Blackmagic Design bring you a hands-on look at what’s new with Davinci Resolve 14. Blackmagic continues to expand […]

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via VFX/PDX – A VFX/CG/Post Job Fair – Coming Monday 3/20 @ CENTRL (east)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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As Grimm fades to black, it’s hard not to get a little nostalgic considering the massive contribution to our local VFX scene. But this also signals a call to action and the need to pull together quickly, to keep as many of the dozens of Ex-Grimm artists here and gainfully employed as possible.  Local studios, […]

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Star Wars Screening + Presentation April 9th At OMSI

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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VFX/PDX + OMSI Present: Fon Davis – The Secret Models of Star Wars Presentation follows a screening of The Force Awakens – April 9th What better way to kick off our new Reverse Angle series, highlighting heroes working behind the lens, than a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens followed by long time model […]

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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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 […]

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VFX Roundtable At Portland Film Fest!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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A great afternoon is shaping up for local visual effects and animation artists + fans.  Join us for a roundtable style discussion of the current state of visual effects filmmaking!  Welcome three VFX Supervisors well known throughout the industry:  3 time Oscar winner Jim Rygiel (Lord of the Rings, Godzilla), Sue Rowe (The Maze Runner, […]

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Next VFX/PDX Meeting – LAIKA and SideFX Houdini! June 22

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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The role of “FX Artist” working on a film is a fun one indeed.  FX Artists are tasked with creating dynamics and particle animations that create flashy effects like explosions, psunami level tidal waves, smoke, buildings crumbling, and other such epic imagery that make summer blockbusters all the more fun. We’ll have 3 such individuals […]

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