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

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 – […]

ShadowMachine’s #OregonMade Animated Musical “Pinocchio” Announces Cast

Shadow Machine announced this week its cast choices for the animated musical feature, “Pinocchio“.  Principal photography on “Pinocchio” began last autumn at ShadowMachine’s Portland studio and production has continued uninterrupted during the pandemic. Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro’s stop-motion animated musical movie “Pinocchio” for Netflix has announced its cast – newcomer Gregory Mann is in the […]

Job Mixer III – A PDX Style Job Fair w/OMPA+SIGGRAPH 2/27 @PNCA

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 […]

Laika’s “Missing Link” – Oscar Nominated For “Best Animated Feature”

The 92nd Academy Awards nominees were announced this morning in Los Angeles.  Congratulations to Laika and Annapurna Pictures on their Oscar nomination for, “Best Animated Feature” for the studio’s 5th feature, “Missing Link.” Coming off their recent Golden Globe win for, “Best Animated Feature” (also for “Missing Link“)  Laika beat out Disney’s, “Frozen 2” and […]

LAIKA’s “Missing Link” Receives 8 Annie Award Nominations!

Exciting news today – the 47th Annie Awards announced their 2019 nomination lineup – with Laika Studios‘ “Missing Link” receiving 8 (as did Disney with “Frozen”). The nominations for this #OregonMade stop motion feature are:   “Best Feature” – LAIKA “Best FX for Feature” – CG Look Development Lead: Eric Wachtman; Lead CG Effects Artist: David […]

OregonAnimation Job Site – Connecting Employers and Employees and FREE

FIND ANIMATION PRODUCTION JOBS IN OREGON OregonAnimation is a new place exclusively created for the stop-motion community to connect job seekers with opportunities. Artists, production people… this will be the place to post your information, images and link to your reel. And, for a limited time, it is completely FREE! Recruiters, teachers and producers looking […]

Films With Fabulous Visual Effects

In modern cinema, visual effects, as they are also called – special effects, are inseparable from almost every new film. They are constantly being improved so much that the viewer will never distinguish computer graphics from reality. With the advent of special effects, the boundaries of directorial imagination and the possibility of realizing it have […]

Hinge – A Portland Creative Production Studio, Featured In The Statesman Journal

The Statesman Journal has featured Hinge, a Portland-based creative production studio, and Executive Producer Roland Gauthier, in a recent article that emphasizes the studio’s accomplishments with popular animated Cartoon Network show “Toonami”, and follows the unique dynamic of the Oregon Film Industry as it compares to a “Changing Hollywood”.

SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Traveling Show w/Mimimal Massive presentation – 6/21 @ OMSI!

SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Fest Traveling Show stops through Portland! Next Friday night (6/21), catch the year’s best computer graphics, along with local firepower from Minimal Massive! SIGGRAPH is an organization dedicated to furthering the field of computer graphics and 3D animation, and each year at the national SIGGRAPH convention, a highlight is always the Animation […]

House Special Presents Puppet & Video to Gov. Brown in Celebration of Oregon’s Animation Industry

  House Special founding partner Lourri Hammack and animator Chris Ohlgren presented a specially made puppet of Gov. Brown and a short, stop-motion video of the Governor taking a quick trip across Oregon to the Capitol in Salem to Gov. Brown herself as part of the Oregon Film, Television and Interactive Industry Day recognitions as […]