Portland Store Fixtures – Propping Up The Film & TV Industry

My 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 […]

5th Annual Deauville Green Awards Are Accepting Submissions – Got Green?

Got Green?  “The fight and adaptation to climate change, preservation of the biodiversity, energy transition, sustainable agriculture as well as transport and eco-mobility are only some issues of the commercials, image films and documentaries which will be presented at the 5th edition of the Deauville Green Awards on June 15th & 16th. As the largest […]

Mushrooms Are Now A Solution For Eco-Minded Set Designers

Ecovative, a US company, is leading the way in manufacturing environmentally-friendly products that could change the way set designers and prop makers use materials.  Their product, Myco Foam, made from mycelium, corn stalks/ husks and other agricultural waste, is manufactured through a special “growing” process and can replace any kind of Styrofoam that is used […]

Green Production Gets Some Traction, Pre COP21

European Ecoprod and Film4Climate, joined forces, prior to COP21, to bring their collaboration to producers and crew members, in a one day workshop in Paris.  In addition to offering Best Green Practices, and information on carbon free production to filmmakers, the workshop introduced other tools to help green production, many of them similar to the […]

Google Trekker Brings It’s Camera Technology To The Oregon Wilderness

Google’s  Trekker Camera is slowly bringing it’s technology to the trail.  This summer volunteers from the Oregon Wild organization (formerly the Oregon Natural Resources Council or ONRC) offered to carry the Trekker and hike some of Oregon’s most beautiful trails in order to bring a “street view” to the public and is so doing, bringing […]

#EOFF Gets Off To Inspirational Start

#EOFF 2015 opened last night with “Planetary” – an inspirational and motivating visual documentary that played to a sold out audience at the Granada Cinema in La Grande. (“Planetary was originally released on Earth Day, April 22,  on Vimeo On Demand). #EOFF showcases a variety of shorts, features, documentaries, music and even an on-line program […]

“A River Between Us” Screens at Oregon Historical Society

Every seat was filled last night at the Oregon invite-only screening of “A River Between Us” – a feature documentary detailing the sometimes contentious, and largest restoration project in the US along the Klamath River.  Jason Atkinson, keen fisherman and 14 year Oregon state senator, introduced his film to a rapt audience including current Governor […]

Be A Better Roommate – Eco-Comedy Short

Shot here in Portland, this eco-conscious short film uses comedy to present a strong message about rethinking the nature of our relationship with the natural world. Created by filmmakers Patrick Gilmore & Paul North, who work with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic documenting around the world, both above and below the water, the film ventures to change […]

Reichardt’s ‘Night Moves’ Opens In Theatres May 30th

“Night Moves” was written by Kelly Reichardt and Jon Raymond (“Mildred Pierce”, “Meek’s Cutoff”, “Wendy and Lucy”) and Executive Produced by Kim Saerom, Brett Cranford, Lourenço Sant’Anna, Alejandro De Leon, Todd Haynes, and Larry Fessenden, and starring Jesse Eisenberg  (“The Social Network”), Dakota Fanning (“The Secret Life of Bees”), and Peter Sarsgaard (“Blue Jasmine”). “Night […]

Celebrate Earth Day! See Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes’ Earth Hour Challenge Monster Makeover!

(Video was shot by Clackamas Community College Digital Media students) We blogged recently about the “I Will If You Will” challenge campaign that the World Wildlife Fund and Earth Hour created.  It was a way for them to encourage conversation and positive action for the environment.  Many high profile companies and individuals around the world […]