SOU Digital Cinema program launches unique “Crew Experience”

After a two-year pandemic delay, Southern Oregon University has launched its innovative, new, 12-credit spring immersion course called “The Crew Experience.” Student filmmakers spend an entire term learning on location, collaborating under the supervision of faculty and experienced industry mentors on the set of a significant film project designed to emulate the professional working environment.

Students had to apply and interview for their crew positions and were placed based on the experience, skill levels and portfolios of work they have accumulated in preceding classes. Continue reading... “SOU Digital Cinema program launches unique “Crew Experience””

Union Film Crew Work: No More Mysteries


IATSE Local 488 is hosting a free class about demystifying our union and union film crew work on June 1. Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested. We’ve also included a graphic with the info if that’s easier. Thanks so much for your help!

Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 PM on Zoom

Presentation followed by Q & A

It’s time to dispel some of the myths and mysteries of working on a union film crew.

 IATSE Local 488 is the union that covers most Pacific Northwest crew positions/Crafts on motion picture, TV/Streaming, commercials and other digital media productions.

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#OregonMade “Shrill” Nominated For GLAAD Media Award!

SHRILL — “Camp” – Episode 201 – Annie and Ryan escape the potential wrath of the Troll and go camping. Ryan (Luka Jones) and Annie (Aidy Bryant), shown. (Photo by: Allyson Riggs/Hulu)

We are excited to see that #OregonMade “Shrill” has been honored by the GLAAD Media Awards with a nomination in the “Outstanding Comedy Series” category.

The GLAAD Media Awards, “honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally.” Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Shrill” Nominated For GLAAD Media Award!”

When in Doubt – Documentary on our Divides

When in Doubt
A new documentary about the importance of difficult conversations and the benefits of doubt.

The Signal Productions is making a documentary with the aim of helping improve dialogue across ideological divides and strengthening relationships. We are working with one of the authors of How to Have Impossible Conversations, Peter Boghossian, who will be coaching our documentary subjects to improve their ability to communicate. The film will feature amazing people like Daryl Davis, self-described race reconciliator, who was able to get over 200 people to leave behind hateful organizations like the KKK just through dialogue and by befriending them. Continue reading... “When in Doubt – Documentary on our Divides”