Spotlight On Location Professional – Mark Fristad

After attending art school here in the Pacific NW, I started my career as a graphic designer and soon moved up in rank as an advertising art /creative director. After ten years in advertising, I changed paths slightly to become a fashion photography art director working for many U.S. apparel brands. After many years of […]

#OregonMade “The OA” Returns In March!

Netflix’s “The OA – Part 2″ is set to return for its second season March 22nd.  This fantasy drama series was shot in Oregon last summer, in locations such as, Portland, Warm Springs and Pacific City. #OregonMade

Spotlight On Oregon Location Professional – Erika Suchecki

My name is Erika Suchecki and I was born and raised in Portland, OR. For the past 6 years I have been working in the locations department on projects such as “Portlandia“, “Documentary Now“, “I Don’t Feel At Home in this World Anymore“, “Timmy Failure“, and most recently Kelly Reichardt’s upcoming feature “First Cow“. Growing […]

Ashland #6 In MovieMaker Magazine’s Best Places To Live & Work As A Moviemaker: Small Towns & Cities

For the 6th year in a row Ashland is in MovieMaker Magazine’s top group of small and cities and towns in which to be a filmmaker – congrats! Coming in at #6. Ashland, Oregon Here is what MM had to say about Ashland: The smallest city on our list, with a population of 21,117, Ashland […]

Spotlight On Location Professional – Mathew Noack

Born and raised a boy scout in rural Oregon, Mathew Noack is a true son of the state. Upon graduating high school, he dug deep into the Oregon soil, pulled up his roots and posted sail. Catching eastward winds, he landed in Colorado, Texas and eventually Florida. This is where he completed his film degree […]

Oregon Shines In The New Rivian Electric Pickup Truck Commercial – “The Clean Escape”

#OregonMade, “The Clean Escape” makes the state shine in the new Rivian electric pickup truck commercial.  From the Astoria-Megler bridge to the Pearl in downtown Portland, Mount Hood, the Rowena curves, and back out to the beach – just some of the locations covered in this one.  The Rivian is billed as the “Worlds First Electric Adventure Vehicle”. When asked about working on […]

Spotlight On Location Scout/AC – Rocky Garrotto

Spotlight on Rocky Garrotto Location Scout and 1st AC “I love location scouting – it’s like a treasure hunt.” In a smaller market like Southern Oregon, you have to wear multiple production hats to work year-round, and so in addition to still photography I also shoot video, edit, and often work as a 1st AC. […]

Spotlight On Location Professional – Enrique Arias

Being a location scout in the state of Oregon with the name Enrique Arias has always been a challenge. People tend to think I’m not a native of the state, but the fact is I have lived in Oregon all my life. I was born in Portland, Oregon. My parents and the rest of my […]

#OregonMade Film Series, Next Up: “Drugstore Cowboy” + Walking Tour Of Film’s Sites

Next up (Monday, October 8th) in the #OregonMade Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre, is Gus Van Sant’s, “Drugstore Cowboy.”  #OregonMade filmmaker, Gus Van Sant’s film stars, Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros, and Heather Graham. Presented on 35mm. Celebrating 30 years from the production of the film in 1988, Oregon Film and the […]

Spotlight On Location Professional – Mike Floyd

The stunning landscapes of Oregon have been a great inspiration for the past 25 years.  I have been exploring and photographing around Oregon and the NW since 1993.   After graduating from photo school at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a couple years as the park photographer for Yosemite National Park, I found my […]