POWGirls Presents An Introduction to Filmmaking Workshop

POWGirls will be offering an Intro. to Filmmaking workshop as part of their summer programming.
POWGirls (a program of the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival) offers workshops in video production, cinematography, audio recording, set lighting, digital editing and media literacy for girls and non-binary youth ages 15-19. Our instructors are working media producers who inspire girls to be creative, tech-savvy leaders who will help realize gender equity in the film industry. POWGirls supports all girls in their media education regardless of race, ethnicity, class, religion, ability, sexuality or gender expression.
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OMPA’s Annual Showcase Event: April 27

OMPA’s annual celebratory event of Oregon’s media production industry and toast our award recipients is coming next week. Come enjoy connecting, exchanging ideas and experiences, and exploring new collaborations.

Learn more and RSVP at https://ompa.org/events

Where: Produce Row
When: April 27, 6:30-9:30pm
Dress code: Creative and festive
What will be there: Drinks and hor d’oeuvres, photo booth, member highlight reels and awards winner recognition

Thank you to our event sponsors ComcastOregon FilmKoerner Camera SystemsOregon Film Museum, Emma Josephson and the Portland Events and Film Office! Continue reading... “OMPA’s Annual Showcase Event: April 27”

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”