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The New Normal – How Our Production Community Is Adapting To Covid – Conversation With Koerner Camera

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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Like so many other businesses, the Oregon production community has been hit hard by the havoc that Covid-19 has wreaked.  Many community partners have come together to provide up-to-date information on safety procedures and new protocol guidelines that are being improved upon on all the time.  (OMPA has the latest here.) As production has slowly […]

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NW Documentary Announces a New Online Community Space

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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During these difficult times, one of the things that has affected NW Documentary the most is feeling disconnected from their community. They miss the drop-in visitors, the edit-lab regulars, the event hosts, the podcasters, the busy working filmmakers, the curious first-timers, and everyone else. So! They’ve tried to create a place where everyone can all […]

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Oregon Scream Week – Horror Short Film Festival

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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October 8-10 will bring screenings of over 100 short horror, dark sci fi, dark animation and horror comedy films at the Sunshine Mill Winery and Drive-Up Theater as part of the Oregon Scream Week. This is a live outdoor screening you can enjoy from the comfort of your own vehicle. Masks are required if you […]

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Portland, Tillamook Coast, The Gorge, & Oregon Wine Country Is The Setting For 18th Season Of “Top Chef” !

Monday, September 28, 2020

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The popular Bravo series, “Top Chef” will be mainly based in Portland for its 18th season.  They will also be making the most of Oregon’s varied culinary scene by visiting the Tillamook coast, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Tualatin and Willamette Valley wine country. The new season will feature Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and […]

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Northwest Film Center Announces PIFF 2.0

Friday, September 25, 2020

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The Northwest Film Center announces PIFF 2.0, reimagining the final days of the 43rd Portland International Film Festival. From October 1 to 3, 2020, PIFF 2.0 will present 10 films, talks, and happy hours from Northwest and International filmmakers, offered in virtual screening and events as well as new additions to the Film Center’s popular […]

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Deep Sky Animates a Five-Part Series for The Smashing Pumpkins

Friday, September 25, 2020

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Episodes 1 & 2 of The Smashing Pumpkins’ new five-part animated series “In Ashes,” animated by Portland’s Deep Sky, are now available. Deep Sky collaborated directly with Billy Corgan over the last 6 months to translate his narrative vision into cinematic form, set to the soundtrack of the band’s newest song releases. Episode 1 – […]

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2020 POW Film Fest – Local Edition – is ON!

Saturday, September 19, 2020

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The 2020 POW Film Fest – Local Edition will take place virtually Thursday October 1st! All proceeds from the ticket sales of this event will benefit The Clinton Street Theater. POW Film Fest is Portland’s premiere film festival showcasing films directed by women and non-binary filmmakers. Now in its 13th year, the festival features the […]

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#OregonMade Feature Film “Alone” Releases Tomorrow (Sept. 18)

Thursday, September 17, 2020

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The #OregonMade feature film ALONE is releasing tomorrow on over 170 screens (roughly 50 drive-ins), as well as on VOD. Set in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, the film follows recently widowed Jessica who, fleeing the city in a desperate attempt to cope, is kidnapped and locked away in a mysterious man’s cabin. Her escape from […]

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“PHOENIX, OREGON” Movie’s Namesake, the City of Phoenix, OR, Wiped Out by Wildfire but the Producers Seek Funds to Rebuild

Monday, September 14, 2020

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In the evening of Tuesday, September 8, 2020, a fast moving wildfire swept through the town of Phoenix, Oregon burning hundreds of homes and businesses, leaving almost the entire town flattened. This is an especially monumental blow to the filmmaking team behind the 2020 theatrically-released comedy “Phoenix, Oregon”. Not only is the film named after […]

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Picture This: LED Volume Live Compositing Utilizing Unreal Engine

Friday, September 11, 2020

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Using Unreal Engine, OptiTrack motion tracking systems and full frame camera sensors Picture This are now able to change time of day, camera POV and set locations in minutes. All with realistic parallax in the backgrounds. Multiple locations are now possible without company moves. Volume back wall is 2.6mm with 12 foot side walls and […]

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