Inspiring the New gGeneration of Filmmakers

George Fox University is hosting a Film Production Institute for high school students this summer at its campus in Newberg. Oregon Film community members are entitled to a $500 scholarship for their children and dependents. This is in appreciation for Oregon Film’s collaboration with George Fox to use the Newberg campus as a regular filming location.

Professor Alex Chung, an alumnus of the Sundance Film Festival, who has written, directed and produced numerous projects, optioned several screenplays, and has crewed on dozens of features and short films in varying capacities, will lead the institute. Continue reading... “Inspiring the New gGeneration of Filmmakers”

Portland Community College Plans Animation Degree, Backed by Laika

In an exciting development for the Oregon animation community, Portland Community College announced plans to offer an animation degree beginning in 2025, partly funded by a $60,000 donation from Oregon film studio Laika.

Laika announced Tuesday that it will give $30,000 to the PCC Foundation in each of the next two years to help fund three new classes in animation and stop-motion filmmaking, and the new degree in animation and motion graphics.

In addition, Oregon Film supports a paid placement at Laika for a PCC student each year through the Creative Opportunity Program. Continue reading... “Portland Community College Plans Animation Degree, Backed by Laika”

Oregon Film Museum Details Expansion Project in Astoria

Last week The Astorian reported on OFM’s new look and expanded size and mission.

The Clatsop County Historical Society has detailed plans to expand the Oregon Film Museum, an estimated $10.1 million project that would involve the construction of a new, two-story, 13,000-square-foot building.

The addition is proposed at Seventh and Duane streets on the site of the former Morris Glass building, a property the historical society acquired several years ago.

Plans for the new building include a 50-seat theater, a projection room, classroom space, an expanded gift shop and several new exhibits. Continue reading... “Oregon Film Museum Details Expansion Project in Astoria”

PAM CUT Professional Development Workshops: Creative Distribution Strategies

Making your film is one thing, however, getting it out into the world, bought and seen by audiences around the globe is a whole different animal. What is a release plan, TVOD, SVOD, digital, theatrical, non-theatrical, educational, impact, and more, and how do they all coincide and work together to support film distribution? Come learn the basics from creative distribution consultant Mia Bruno whose recent campaigns include Oscar-winning documentary, Navalny, Sundance doc King Coal, and the upcoming documentary on “Reading Rainbow,” Butterfly in the Sky, as she discusses the importance of early planning for your project.  Continue reading... “PAM CUT Professional Development Workshops: Creative Distribution Strategies”

WIF-PDX Launches Innovative Educate/Incubate Program

 

Women in Film Portland (WIF-PDX) is proud to announce the launch of a new program, Educate/Incubate, designed to advance the careers of local women and nonbinary filmmakers in the Portland film community. The program will be one of the largest in scope ever run by WIF-PDX. It will include public educational events, a cohort of hand-picked resident filmmakers, and a community screening. The organization is hiring a part-time coordinator position to assist with the program.

“We were thinking about ways to make an impact in the community and what the needs are,” said Stephanie Hough, board president of WIF PDX, “Through the Educate/Incubate program we’ll be able to activate the amazing sense of community that exists in Portland around filmmaking, and connect incredible emerging talent with the resources they need.” Continue reading... “WIF-PDX Launches Innovative Educate/Incubate Program”

Consent on Set Workshops – November and December

Are you prioritizing safety and inclusion in your creative production?

My 4-hour, in-person workshops will teach you how to build consent into the foundation of your film, theater, live performance, and other artistic endeavors.

While humans can create beautiful and profound works of art, we may inadvertently create unsafe work environments if we fail to be mindful of consent and boundaries.

As a Certified Consent-Forward Artist with over 20 years of experience as a Producer and Director of film, digital, and live events, I have created these workshops to provide you with practical knowledge and tools to make your creative productions safer and more inclusive. Continue reading... “Consent on Set Workshops – November and December”

Lights, Camera, Connection Event at Open Signal Nov. 18

Lights, Camera, Connection is a femme & non-binary centered networking affair. All are welcome to attend to support Open Signal’s efforts to advance gender equity in film and video media arts and celebrate!

We are excited to host this open-house style gathering in our newly renovated lobby and community space. Help us warm up the space and enjoy a welcoming atmosphere for all who celebrate diversity and commit to equity!

We invite you to drop in, mingle, take in a showcase of content from femme and nonbinary media makers, and connect!

Continue reading... “Lights, Camera, Connection Event at Open Signal Nov. 18”

Creatives of Color Mixer & Union Seminar

Join us on October 24th for a special networking event hosted for the Creatives of Color Oregon. Afterwards, dive into the world of entertainment unions with an informative session on joining a Union, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet and learn from representatives of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 488 (IATSE 488).

From 5-6pm OMPA presents a COCO networking mixer. A vibrant networking social hour designed for Creatives of Color. Continue reading... “Creatives of Color Mixer & Union Seminar”

Media Bias? Creator Bias?: “Free Willy”

On the Surface: “Free Willy”

The Mere Exposure Effect Workshop
Media Bias? Biased Creators.

It’s great to watch movies set in your hometown.  For many of us, Free Willy is a childhood favorite. This Sept. 22nd, when attending the #OregonMade film event, pay close attention to the implicit biases that show up in this film. The last time I watched “Free Willy” two scenes left me shaking my head in disbelief.  How had I not noticed these scenes before?  Today, it’s my job to turn a critical eye toward all media and unpack biases. Continue reading... “Media Bias? Creator Bias?: “Free Willy””

Learn Something New – EP Offers Academy Courses for FREE During Strike Action

Entertainment Partners, one of the leading film and media payroll companies and owner of the “Movie Magic” budget and scheduling brand, is offering free courses at its academy during the strike. This means you can learn more about production accounting, software (including Movie Magic) and other online courses for no cost to you.

Find out more about learning a new skill or getting better at an old one by visiting the EP Academy here. Continue reading... “Learn Something New – EP Offers Academy Courses for FREE During Strike Action”