Coming to PNCA Thursday evening, Feb 27th, 2020, we bring you Job Mixer III! The entire Portland post-production and stop motion industry is taking time out for an evening of mixing it up under the same roof. Currently 17 companies/studios (and counting) will have tables on the main floor, with gracious beverage sponsors 2 Towns Cider and Super Brewing providing refreshments. If you are interested, working, or studying in the 3D, VFX, Animation, Stop Motion, Video Production, Gaming, Illustration, or the growing “Creative Tech” space, this is an important mix that we hope you’ll be a part of. Continue reading... “Job Mixer III – A PDX Style Job Fair w/OMPA+SIGGRAPH 2/27 @PNCA”
Join us this coming Friday evening, June 7, for a special $5 encore screening of LAIKA’s Missing Link at OMSI, followed by a unique presentation at The Toffee Club’s back room by LAIKA Lead Compositor Michael Cordova. He’ll share the LAIKA filmmaking process with us from a VFX Compositor’s viewpoint. Presented by Portland SIGGRAPH, in cooperation with OMSI and the Toffee Club.
Film at 7pm, presentation ~9pm. More details and tickets at www.vfxpdx.com.
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 + Q&A. Another highlight will be looking back at our (AEPDX – Animate Everything Portland) Design Week animation invitationals over the past 5 years, as Jamal Qutub has put together a cool “best of” retrospective! Continue reading... “Coming for Design Week: The Portland Animated Shorts Showcase! @OMSI 4/10”
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 on the streets and available for hire. Our goal is connect you all with other studios/companies/productions on the rise – ladies and gentlemen, I give you Job Mixer 2 – the sequel!Continue reading... “VFX/PDX + OMPA Job Mixer coming 7/9 to Ai”
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 the NW Film Center/Whitsell auditorium, May 10th at 7pm. Unay will be in attendance!
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 and innovate the Davinci Resolve toolset, and with version 14 comes a major step forward via an extensive set of audio tools, facial tracking and correction, and reduced Studio level pricing to compliment the robust free version. Continue reading... “VFX/PDX Resolve Workshop, 6/21 @ Ai”
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, agencies, and other companies operating in the VFX/CG/Post/Game space are on baord.
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 shop guru Fon Davis joining us from LA to present “The Secret Models of Star Wars.” This is a can’t miss event that gives us one last chance to catch Star Wars on OMSI’s four story Empirical Theater screen, and simultaneously gets us primed for the onslaught of Design Week with some serious film-making shop talk. Continue reading... “Star Wars Screening + Presentation April 9th At OMSI”