Hinge Digital Breathes Life Into Charismatic Characters for Carrington College

Studio Collaborates with BVK to Deliver Integrated Ad Campaign Featuring Original Character Designs

Award-winning animation and visual effects studio Hinge Digital is proud to present the second :30 spot for Carrington College. “Bus” features Blue and Goldie as they help Theresa stretch her wings, and is now airing on TV. The live-action broadcast spot, showcases original character designs and animation by Hinge Digital’s talented team of artists. The rest of the work from the project are also available to view online here: hingedigital.com/projects/c

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Happy Holidays from Limbo Films!

My what a busy year 2012 turned out to be! We produced spots for Mead Notebooks, Ikea, Intel, Kent State University, Cadet Heating, Leatherman Tools, and the Portland Trail Blazers.

Once the creatives at New York agency Ryan Partners gave Limbo Films the green light on a national spot for Five Star/Mead Notebooks our first task was setting the excellent trainers from Boones Animals in Hollywood to work. For 2 weeks prior to our Santa Monica based shoot they trained 4 hero and 4 back-up pooches to do the tricks required by the script and all their work paid off. Continue reading... “Happy Holidays from Limbo Films!”

Print Deadline: Oregon’s Production Directory – SourceOregon

This Friday Nov 30 is the deadline to list in the 2013 print edition of SourceOregon, the industry directory of professional crew, talent, production and post-production companies, equipment vendors and support services in Oregon. It is a simple process: Click “Get Listed” at www.SourceOregon.com and follow the instructions. References or reputable IMDB credits are required.

SourceOregon is how Oregon’s commercial, film, TV and interactive media production industry stays connected and represents itself to the world. It is published in print and online and features a magazine dedicated to promoting Oregon’s industry, over 800 individuals and companies, with over 1,500 professional listings representing members of OMPA (the Oregon Media Production Association), IATSE, SAG/AFTRA, Teamsters, camera, directors and producers unions, and representation of crew and services organized around the state to serve production needs. Continue reading... “Print Deadline: Oregon’s Production Directory – SourceOregon”

“Why I Love Tryon Creek” Video Contest – Submissions Accepted through October 31st, 2012

The Friends of Tryon Creek are holding a video contest on the theme “Why I Love Tryon Creek State Natural Area” to promote Tryon Creek and the importance of connecting to the natural world. The contest is open to the public and a prize package valued at $370 featuring items from contest sponsors Columbia Sportswear, REI, Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, and Voodoo Doughnut will be awarded to the winner.

As we continually look for ways to connect people to this special place, the idea of a video contest seemed like a great way to include new voices in the mix and reinforce the community’s overwhelming commitment to Tryon Creek”, said David Cohen, Executive Director for the Friends.

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Portlandia receives 2 Emmy Nods, Weiden + Kennedy receives 3

Today the Emmy Nominations were announced and “Portlandia” came away with two big nominations.  The show was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.  Writers Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Kreisel and Karey Dornetto were all listed in the nomination.  The show was also recognized for Outstanding Directing in a Variety Series thanks to Jonathan Kreisel’s amazing direction.  The episode Jonathan was recognized for was “One Moore Episode” which was voted by the fans as the best episode to dateContinue reading... “Portlandia receives 2 Emmy Nods, Weiden + Kennedy receives 3”

Funnelbox listed in Portland Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies

We know that Oregon’s film and video industry has grown over the past few years by leaps and bounds and the news today from the Portland Busniess Journal adds more proof to this fact.  Next week PBJ is hosting a reception to honor their fastest growing companies in the region and Oregon City based production company Funnelbox is on the list.  This is no great surprise as television commercial production accounted for over $20million of the reported $130million in spending in 2011.  Continue reading... “Funnelbox listed in Portland Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies”

Faceout Films in Bend Poised to Grow With New Video Production Capabilities


Bend, OR – May 8, 2012. Faceout Studio, a firm specializing in book design since 1996, has recently expanded its services to include film production. Faceout Films shot its first book trailer in the fall of 2010 and has since produced over 20 projects for various national media companies. Faceout Films is currently producing trailers, teasers, commercials, interviews and short films. In addition, they are offering clients an array of value–added deliverables such as behind-the-scenes live action footage and stills. Continue reading... “Faceout Films in Bend Poised to Grow With New Video Production Capabilities”

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”

Superbowl Ads Once Again Have an Oregon Connection

Last year Portland’s powerhouse ad agency Weiden + Kennedy made waves with their Chrysler commercial featuring Eminem.  This year it was Clint Eastwood.  (I can’t embed the clip so here’s the link) http://www.youtube.com/chrysler?sid=1037056&KWNM=chrysler+commercial&KWID=3179744957SB_2012&channel=paidsearch The spot which aired at halftime of the Superbowl was almost as much of a pep rally as it was a commercial.  It’s already received a lot of buzz and sure to continue through the week.  W+K also scored with several Coca Cola commercials featuring their animated Polar Bears.  Continue reading... “Superbowl Ads Once Again Have an Oregon Connection”

MoPix – Setting out to Create a Post-DVD Experience – Demos at PIE Demo Day

This past year Portland Headquartered Ad Agency Weiden + Kennedy had a realization.  They needed to be better connected to innovative tech startups.  So what did they do?  They freed up some office space and started their own startup incubator called the Portland Incubator Experiment.  With the help of several brands including Coca-Cola, Target, and Google, W+K invited entrepreneurs to apply for a three month stay along with $18,000 and access to some top mentors in the startup world.  Today at Portland’s Bagdad Theater, the first round of companies will present their ideas and products to potential investors, media, and the public. Continue reading... “MoPix – Setting out to Create a Post-DVD Experience – Demos at PIE Demo Day”