Atlas Obscura and Land Rover Explore Central Oregon

Athlete and sports caster, Jessica Mendoza, recently appeared in a commerical for Atlas Obscura and Land Rover that featured beautiful Central Oregon. The Central Oregon film office worked with the production company finding locations, crew and helped with permitting at locations such as the National Forest, Clear Lake and Sahalie Falls.

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Oregonian Location Manager, Mike Floyd, Wins “Location Manager of the Year” At California On Location Awards

Many, well-deserved congratulations to Mike Floyd – Honored by the California On Locations Awards as, “Location Manager of the Year’!

Floyd, Oregonian Location Manager, recently worked on a Jeep photo shoot in Northern California with Chris Arace Photography and Mesa Lange Productions.  Floyd was nominated by Nate Adams of the Humbolt/Del Norte Film Commission.  Floyd is one of three finalists in the “Location Manager of the Year – Print Media division”.  Floyd said,  “I was a little surprised to be an Oregonian in the California On Location Awards, but I am pretty excited to be part of it.   Continue reading... “Oregonian Location Manager, Mike Floyd, Wins “Location Manager of the Year” At California On Location Awards”

Oregon Shines In The New Rivian Electric Pickup Truck Commercial – “The Clean Escape”

#OregonMade, “The Clean Escape” makes the state shine in the new Rivian electric pickup truck commercial.  From the Astoria-Megler bridge to the Pearl in downtown Portland, Mount Hood, the Rowena curves, and back out to the beach – just some of the locations covered in this one.  The Rivian is billed as the “Worlds First Electric Adventure Vehicle”. When asked about working on the shoot, Location Scout and Manager, Beth Melnick responded,  “It was inspiring to work on a commercial promoting clean technology that supports our number one pass-time here in Oregon, exploring the out of doors. Continue reading... “Oregon Shines In The New Rivian Electric Pickup Truck Commercial – “The Clean Escape””

Spotlight On Southern Oregon Film and Media – Get Connected

The Southern Oregon Film and Media Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association made up of film and media professional crew and  businesses that support services in the Southern Oregon region.  Their mission is to “promote and strengthen the development of film, video, and multimedia production in Southern Oregon.”  SOFAM is a great first call if you find yourself shooting in the region and can help field questions relating to productions of all kinds.  They can connect you to crew, services, and loctions in southern Oregon. Continue reading... “Spotlight On Southern Oregon Film and Media – Get Connected”

Bent Collabs With Vissel for Honda’s Latest Millennial Campaign


In support of the launch of the 2018 Honda HR-V, Northern California Honda dealers partnered with Baker Street and Bent Image Lab to produce four millennial-focused broadcast spots for their “#Adulting” campaign. With this demographic in mind, Bent Director Rob Shaw envisioned a stylized production featuring the functional attributes of the latest Honda line. To inspire the millennial mind, the art direction and actor’s performance in this socially-driven campaign would be both playful and versatile. Continue reading... “Bent Collabs With Vissel for Honda’s Latest Millennial Campaign”

Oregon Film Office and Local Scouts Get LMGA Award Nominations


The Second Annual Location Managers Guild of America (LMGA) Awards announced the finalists this week.  The Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television, as well as local scouts, Crofton Diack, Mike Floyd, Alissa Desler and Lori Allen have been nominated for consideration for  Location Managers Guild of America  Awards.  Oregon Film for the “exemplary work on WILD“, Diack and Floyd for Outstanding Locations in a Single Commercial (Nissan Altima, “Migration” – see below) and Desler and Allen for Outstanding Locations in a Commercial Campaign  (Subaru Outback). Continue reading... “Oregon Film Office and Local Scouts Get LMGA Award Nominations”

Hinge Digital’s All-CG Spot for Renault



What car powers through all seasons?  The Mégane by Renault, perfectly envisioned using full CG and VFX – no live action shoot needed.

In collaboration with directing team Andrew Nawrot and Sonja Jasansky, the Hinge creative team developed this all-CG spot for the Renault Mégane in just under two weeks. The spot features dramatic lighting as well as naturalistic visual effects of water, smoke and haze.

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Cardboard Castle’s Kia/Iron Chef America Bumper

Earlier this year, Portland, Oregon-based motion graphics studio Cardboard Castle delivered a bumper for the Food Network’s Iron Chef America program. The spot featured a cross-promotion with the 2013 Kia Optima Limited and gave the studio a chance to work not only on the animation, but on the actual creative for the concept, including the copywriting, casting, and overall design. It is now available to view online.

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New and Improved “Roads of Oregon” Website Goes Live Today

How many times over the past few years have you seen a road in Oregon featured in a car commercial?  The truth is that car commercials are filmed in our state quite a few more times than you would think.  For that reason we created a “Roads of Oregon” micro-site featuring photos of roads across the state a few years ago.  Today we are unveiling a new and improved site with more photos, higher quality images and a new interface that also organizes the roads by region.  Continue reading... “New and Improved “Roads of Oregon” Website Goes Live Today”

Audi Commercial Shot In Oregon Drives Controversy

You only need to glance at the comments posted on this YouTube clip to see how this particular commercial, showing off the new Audi A6, has people fired up!  But non-the-less, we like car commercials and we have many shooting here to know!  They often have healthy budgets and of course, provide local jobs.  We make an effort to promote the versatile roads of Oregon and in some ways it’s not that difficult; beautiful high desert, mountains, beaches, urban scenes, small towns and an easy distance between them.  Continue reading... “Audi Commercial Shot In Oregon Drives Controversy”