Immersive “Earths to Come” Heads to the Venice Film Festival

The World Premiere of “Earths to Come” will be at the Venice Film Festival, starting August 28, 2024 in the Biennale College Cinema Immersive program, Portland based Director, Rose Bond, and Producer, Melanie Coombs, announced today.

“Earths to Come” is an enveloping work that seeks to heal the last wounds on our post pandemic hearts by exploring the seductive, delicious and destructive nature of Desire. The piece is a collaboration between expanded cinema director, Rose Bond, Grammy® winning vocal band, Roomful of Teeth, lauded composer, inti figgis-vizueta , and Oscar® winning creative producer Melanie Coombs – each pushing at the edges of their prescribed mediums. Continue reading... “Immersive “Earths to Come” Heads to the Venice Film Festival”

PFCAT Returns To OMSI August 21st Through 25th

The Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation, and Technology (PFCAT) announced that its 2024 event will be held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) from August 21 to August 25 and will include screenings, panel discussions, parties, and special events in the Empirical Theater, Theory, the Kendall Planetarium, and OMSI’s auditorium.

This year’s festival includes screenings of over 120 films by visionary filmmakers, including over a dozen Portland-based filmmakers and animators. Innovation will also be displayed in the screening methods utilized at the festival. Continue reading... “PFCAT Returns To OMSI August 21st Through 25th”

“Coraline” Returns to Theatres in 3D!

Are you ready to go back to the Other World… bigger and better than ever? On Aug. 15-22, #OregonMade Coraline returns to theaters around the world in remastered 3D!

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21 — sign up for an email reminder and get updates on new merch, events and more at coraline.com. Continue reading... ““Coraline” Returns to Theatres in 3D!”

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”

LAIKA is an Industry Trailblazer in the Pacific Northwest

The award-winning feature film studio based just outside of Portland, Oregon uses cutting-edge technology and innovative processes to create stop-motion animation in a way no other studios are. And the company’s culture — focused on DEI and growth opportunities — is driven by team members who share a passion for telling great stories.

“We have a collaborative culture and a great deal of diversity in terms of creative voices and ways of working across the studio,” said David Burke, LAIKA’s chief marketing and operations officer. Continue reading... “LAIKA is an Industry Trailblazer in the Pacific Northwest”

Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)

What has Oregon Film been up to? – After assuring our industry worked so well through the turbulent pandemic period with several projects of all sizes, 2022 started off with a slow down. Needless to say, Oregon is still attractive and a great place to bring your creative production. Recently we worked with the state legislature and partners like the OMPA and the IATSE and SAG-AFTRA unions to increase the film and media cash rebate percentages from 18% to 25%. In addition, the annual funding for the OPIF program increased from $14M to $20M. Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)”

LAIKA Committed To Keeping Staff On Payroll Through Studio’s Temporary Closure

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Travis Knight, (CEO, LAIKA) has committed to keeping staff on the company payroll through the temporary closure of the animation studio that is due to the spread of Covid-19.  Knight said, in a memo obtained and published by the Hollywood Reporter that, “When this ends, and it will end, the world will need storytellers more than ever,”  “The world will need hope and inspiration and empathy and high-spirited joy. The world will need beauty and poetry and restorative works of art. Continue reading... “LAIKA Committed To Keeping Staff On Payroll Through Studio’s Temporary Closure”

OregonAnimation Job Site – Connecting Employers and Employees and FREE

FIND ANIMATION PRODUCTION JOBS IN OREGON

OregonAnimation is a new place exclusively created for the stop-motion community to connect job seekers with opportunities.
Artists, production people… this will be the place to post your information, images and link to your reel.

And, for a limited time, it is completely FREE!

Recruiters, teachers and producers looking for talent… this will be your resource to find the best talent in the stop-motion industry.

Go there now, register and start connecting the animation jobs and jobseekers in Oregon. Continue reading... “OregonAnimation Job Site – Connecting Employers and Employees and FREE”

To The Stars Film Fundraising Launch Party & Gala, Held at the OMSI Planetarium

To The Stars film is a locally produced stop-motion animated short film about a little girl with a big dream of becoming an astronaut and the inspirational tale of her adventure as she attempts to defy gravity and return a fallen star to its home in the sky

 

TO THE STARS FILM FUNDRAISING LAUNCH PARTY & GALA

Location: OMSI Planetarium – 1945 SE Water Ave

Date: May 19th, 2019

Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Join us for a night among the stars at the OMSI planetarium as we launch our fundraising campaign! Continue reading... “To The Stars Film Fundraising Launch Party & Gala, Held at the OMSI Planetarium”

HouseSpecial – CG Animator

Apply online.

As a HouseSpecial animator, you will create the performance of computer graphics characters and objects within a shot, using animation software tools such as Maya to convey emotion, movement action and personality.  Our teams move fast; we never compromise on creativity.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to plan out shots using thumbnail drawings or other forms of thought out planning.
  • Can block in rough animation with strong clear posing, acting, timing & appeal for Director, and/or Supervisor, approval within a reasonable amount of time.
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