Local Studios Are Saving Both Energy And Money Using LED Lighting

Our clients aSkypanel S60 Cre  saving significantly thanks to wider adoption of the new LED lighting technology. The potential power  differential can as as great as 75% when compared to incandescent lighting. Although LED lighting has been around for a decade it’s use in Film/ TV production has been limited largely to panel lights. Which were mainly used in field production. In that context they were competing to replace existing fixtures which pulled less than 15 Amps. Which is the capacity of most household plugs. Continue reading... “Local Studios Are Saving Both Energy And Money Using LED Lighting”

“Brother Nature”, Shot in Klamath Falls, Opened Sept 9th

Lorne Michael’s “Brother Nature” opened September 9th – shot in and around Klamath Falls (down town, Lake of Woods Resort, Keno, among others) for 15 days in the summer of 2014.  The feature brought much financial benefit to local businesses, as well as hiring many Oregon crew.  Starring Taran Killam (“12 Years a Slave”, SNL), Bill Pullman, (“Independance Day”, “Lost Highway”), (Gillian Jacobs “Community”), Bobby Moynihan (SNL, “Inside out” “Sisters”), Rita Wilson (“Sleepless In Seattle”), and Sarah Burns, Ellen Bloodworth, Giancarlo Esposito, Rachael Harris, Kumail Nanjiani, Kenan Thompson and David Wain, and produced by Lorne Michael’s, written by Taran Killam, Mikey Day and Cameron Fay, directed by Matt Villines and Osmany “Oz” Rodriguez. Continue reading... ““Brother Nature”, Shot in Klamath Falls, Opened Sept 9th”

Portland Store Fixtures – Propping Up The Film & TV Industry

12132572_10153947139916874_6298689688665635448_oMy company, Portland Store Fixtures, is exactly what it sounds like: we rent and sell store fixtures. (In Portland.) We stock mostly used so we have a lot of interesting oddities, but the basics of our business are shelving units, showcases, clothing racks, cash counters, mannequins, display forms – everything you need to make a store look like a store.

The majority of our revenue comes from selling fixtures to retail establishments, and most of our rentals are to clothiers, jewelry designers, and other retailers who just need a rack or a mannequin for a one-day event like a convention or a festival. Continue reading... “Portland Store Fixtures – Propping Up The Film & TV Industry”

The Digital Revolution in Lighting

controllerWith the advancements in LED lighting fixtures and HMI ballasts, controlling light fixtures with DMX signals has become both easier and much more precise. These advancements have ushered in new possibilities for control which is both quicker, easier and more economic than ever before.

lightWhile DMX control has been common in Theatrical settings for quite some time, only recently has advances in fixture design made this practical for TV/Film sets. DMX 512 is the standard communication protocol used in Entertainment industry products. Continue reading... “The Digital Revolution in Lighting”

Peter Lund On Game-Making In Oregon & Our Place In The Future Of VR & AR

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Peter Lund

You may remember recently that Clackamas Community College and Oregon Story Board received a $100,000 grant to develop skilled workers and new programs around the Microsoft HoloLens – well – Lund explained to the Portland Business Journal, on why Portland is perfectly placed to make a splash in the new world of virtual and augmented reality development.  Read the article here.

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Peter Lund is COO at SuperGenius studio. He also serves as Chair of the Oregon Games Organization, Vice Chair of the Clackamas County Economic Development Commission and on the Clackamas Workforce Partnership board. Continue reading... “Peter Lund On Game-Making In Oregon & Our Place In The Future Of VR & AR”

Ashland Local Wins Samsung NX1 Sweepstakes

Sean Nipper (picture: Videomaker)
Sean Nipper (picture: Videomaker)

Winner Announcement!

Ashland local, Sean Nipper, has won the Samsung NX1 Sweepstakes.  Sean got his start in theatre and educational films in Ashland, southern Oregon.  He then moved to the bay area, and opened a small production company.  Nipper recently returned to southern Oregon to raise his family, where he now runs his new company, Reel House Films.

Read more about Sean and the Samsung NX1 Sweepstakes here.

Congratulations Sean!

Continue reading... “Ashland Local Wins Samsung NX1 Sweepstakes”

Hinge Brings Households Together for Cox Communications

Hinge teamed up again with PM Publicidad in Atlanta to create this broadcast spot showcasing six very different consumer households in one seamless camera move for Cox Communications. The deceptively simple looking spot was the product of meticulous orchestration between the live action and CG worlds.

VFX Breakdown:
The project workflow began with the previs team: They roughed out the six virtual sets and developed a loopable camera move to program the Milo motion control rig. At the shoot, a RED EPIC was mounted to the Milo arm, and captured each household’s performance on the green screen sweep, as the Milo moved down the tracks. Continue reading... “Hinge Brings Households Together for Cox Communications”

TNT and Electrics’, “The Librarians” Opened Strong

TNT's "The Librarians"
TNT’s “The Librarians”

TNT’s new drama series, “The Librarians”, (a follow up to the movie trilogy, “The Librarian”) delivered 5.4 million viewers for the two hour premiere in December. TNT and Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment are no strangers to Oregon, having shot all but one season of “Leverage” here.  Many locations in the Portland metro area, Clackamas county and even the Captiol building in Salem were used in season one.

Rebecca Romijn (“X-Men”) star, along with Noah Wyle (“ER”, “Falling Skies”), Christian Kane (“Leverage”) and Lindy Booth (“Dawn of the Dead”, “The Philanthropist”). Continue reading... “TNT and Electrics’, “The Librarians” Opened Strong”

POWGirls Expands Program to Empower Young Filmmakers

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POWFest will host POWGirls in 2015, a unique partnership program with MetroEast Community Media, specifically designed for girls ages 15-18. Over the course of four days in January, a group of selected girls will develop, produce, edit and present a film during the Youth Shorts program at the POWFest March 12-15, 2015.

“We want to serve girls who are passionate about creativity, leadership and technology,” said POWFest Education Manager Barb Myers. “We’ll give them video equipment and training to produce their own stories and screen them in front of an audience at POWFest.” Continue reading... “POWGirls Expands Program to Empower Young Filmmakers”

“Brother In Laws” Currently Filming in Southern Oregon

Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”, “While You Were Sleeping”) and Rita Wilson  (“Jingle All The Way”, “Runaway Bride”) are currently starring in “Brother In Laws” (working title) shooting in and around Klamath Falls this month and next.  Downtown Klamath Falls, a rural cabin, and Lake of Woods are some of a number of locations being used.  Line Producer, Jenny Hinkey, told NBC 2 News, that she expects at least $700,000 will be spent in the local economy.  Hinkey said, “In a very brief amount of time we can have a have a great impact on an area, and it’s a lot of fun for the community”. Continue reading... ““Brother In Laws” Currently Filming in Southern Oregon”