Hand-made in Oreogn: LAIKA’s New Website and Featured Video


In addition to this week’s announcement of their two new feature film projects, Oregon’s LAIKA animation studio also rolled out a newly designed website including  the beautiful video embedded above.  The video provides unique insight into who LAIKA is, and how they combine a classic hand-made artisan craft with cutting edge technology to achieve spectacular results.  And best of all, they are doing it all right here in Oregon!

We think this exemplifies what the storytellers of our local film and media industry aspire to do; to build on our knowledge and experience from the past while embracing the technology and promise of the future.  Continue reading... “Hand-made in Oreogn: LAIKA’s New Website and Featured Video”

LAIKA and Focus Features Announce Two New Feature Film Projects in Oregon


NEW YORK and PORTLAND, OR, May 4, 2011 – Focus Features and LAIKA, the two companies behind the Academy Award-nominated animated feature Coraline are reteaming for LAIKA’s next two projects. The first of the duo, ParaNorman, will be released nationwide on August 17th, 2012. The second, yet-to-be-named, picture will be released nationwide in 2014. Following the groundbreaking Coraline, ParaNorman is only the second stop-motion animated feature to be made in 3D. Continue reading... “LAIKA and Focus Features Announce Two New Feature Film Projects in Oregon”

KGW visits the set of NBC Pilot “Grimm”

Below is a link to the KGW news piece covering the NBC pilot “Grimm” as well as the entire motion picture industry in Oregon.  A special appearance by former “Will and Grace” star Sean Hayes is in the piece as he is an Executive Producer of the pilot.  Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that the show gets ordered to series and they do the series right here in Oregon!

Here’s the link Continue reading... “KGW visits the set of NBC Pilot “Grimm””

Making of the Mr. Peanut Commercial from LAIKA/house


We here at Orgeon Film are excited to see this come from  Oregon Company LAIKA/house,  from right here in Portland Oregon.  Congratulations on a great ad campaign LAIKA/house. For those of you not familiar with all the great work coming out of this studio, definitely check out their site! Continue reading... “Making of the Mr. Peanut Commercial from LAIKA/house”

Hinge Digital seeks Sales Representative for new Business Development

JOB TITLE: Sales Representative
PAY: Base Salary + Commission
LOCATION: Portland, OR
TRAVEL: Less than 25%

Are you a salesperson with experience in the advertising industry? Are you familiar with 3D animation and visual effects production? Would you jump at the opportunity to help shape a budding new studio? Hinge Digital is a full-service 3D animation and visual effects studio located in Portland, Oregon and is currently seeking an experienced Sales Representative to help expand their commercial client base. This ambitious, gregarious individual will help create and nurture customer relationships as well as develop a strong brand image. Continue reading... “Hinge Digital seeks Sales Representative for new Business Development”

Northwest Film Center Offers Two New Community Meet-Up Groups

The Northwest Film Center’s School of Film (934 SW Salmon Street, Portland) has long been a hub on the Portland arts scene, where students interested in creating media come together to network, share tips and techniques, and support each other’s work.  In addition to its roster of film production courses and workshops, the School of Film has hosted the long-running Sisters in Cinema group, a quarterly gathering of local women mediamakers which provides a forum for the voices of women as artists and storytellers.   Continue reading... “Northwest Film Center Offers Two New Community Meet-Up Groups”

Part of the Tron franchise produced in Oregon

Yesterday in the New York Times Arts Section Adam Kepler wrote a piece about the new “Tron: Legacy” Motion comic that is out in conjunction with the feature release.  I bet you didn’t know that this was produced by an up and coming company here in Oregon.  Double Barrel Motion Labs is a growing company that has a base here in Portland and recently has shown interest in having even more of a footprint in Oregon.  Chief Executive Jeff Kreilitz called our office earlier in the year as his company started to line up a slew of new projects.  Continue reading... “Part of the Tron franchise produced in Oregon”

Summer Opportunities for Oregon Filmmakers & Digital Artist

Remember what it felt like the moment that you wanted to make movies? Where where you? What inspired you to create? Who inspired you to create? What if you could be the person who sparks the creativity of the next great filmmaker or digital artist?

I loved my freelance life (yep, a production designer, wardrobe designer, production coordinator and writer), but when things were slow, I had to look for other opportunities and I found the most amazing group of people: kids who already knew they wanted to be in the biz! Continue reading... “Summer Opportunities for Oregon Filmmakers & Digital Artist”

The iOPIF Program Does Its Job – Funds Fully Committed

Crew at work on the set of "The Wait"

In the last few weeks there have been a number of projects that have applied for the Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Program (iOPIF), and now all the available funds have been fully committed.  In total 13 projects have been qualified for the program and projects have been produced or are set to be produced in the Portland area, Central Oregon and Ashland.  The first project was the Brothers Freeman film “Wake Before I Die” back in January of this year.  Continue reading... “The iOPIF Program Does Its Job – Funds Fully Committed”

Hinge Digital Kicks Off “Bringing Your World to Life” Contest


Nov. 11, 2010

Hinge Digital Kicks Off “Bringing Your World to Life” Character Design Contest

Open Call for Original Story and Character Concept Submissions; Win Approximately $1,500 in Prizes Including a Wacom Intuos4, Luxology modo and Inclusion in an Animation Magazine Feature Story

PORTLAND, Ore. – Nov. 11, 2010 – Celebrating the talent and creativity of the artist community, Hinge Digital today announces an open call to concept artists, designers and writers of any background to submit their original story ideas and corresponding character designs for consideration in the Hinge Digital Bringing Your World to Life contest. Continue reading... “Hinge Digital Kicks Off “Bringing Your World to Life” Contest”