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 […]

“Missing Link” Screening, w/presentation – June 7 @ OMSI + Toffee Club

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, […]

HouseSpecial signs Director John Robson

May 20, 2019 PORTLAND, ORE – Animation studio HouseSpecial has signed Director John Robson to its in-House director roster. Robson brings a digitally-rich portfolio that includes the Vimeo Staff Pick CG short Quality Time and memorable content for brands including Xbox One X, Nike, IBM, Apple, Gnarls Barkley and Campbell’s Soup. A Southern California native, […]

To The Stars Film Fundraising Launch Party & Gala, Held at the OMSI Planetarium

To The Stars film is a locally produced stop-motion animated short film about a little girl with a big dream of becoming an astronaut and the inspirational tale of her adventure as she attempts to defy gravity and return a fallen star to its home in the sky   TO THE STARS FILM FUNDRAISING LAUNCH […]

Laika’s #OregonMade “Missing Link” Out April 12th

LAIKA’s fifth #OregonMade feature, “Missing Link,” starring Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifiankis, written and directed by Chris Butler, music composed by Carter Burwell, produced by, Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner, will be released April 12,2019. From Laika’s press release: “Missing Link is an artistic and technical wonder,” said Mr. Knight.  “Led by our visionary […]

ShadowMachine Collaborates With Guillermo del Toro On “Pinocchio”

ShadowMachine has begun a collaboration with writer-director, Gillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”, “Pan’s Labyrinth”) , on a new, and darker, version of the age-old classic, “Pinocchio.” Read more details about this story from Oregon Live. #OregonMade    

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

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 + […]