The New Normal – How Our Production Community Is Adapting To Covid – Conversation With Koerner Camera

Like so many other businesses, the Oregon production community has been hit hard by the havoc that Covid-19 has wreaked.  Many community partners have come together to provide up-to-date information on safety procedures and new protocol guidelines that are being improved upon on all the time.  (OMPA has the latest here.) As production has slowly […]

SmithRock.Com – An Extra Resource For Filming At Smith Rock State Park

SmithRock.com is an owner-run resource for people wanting to visit Smith Rock State Park, and pitches itself as, “an independent online guide for adventurers” that want to explore the park. For productions thinking of shooting at the Smith Rock State Park, you must first contact the park manager (at 541-548-7501) for all permit requests and […]

Free Learning Resources For Creatives

Covid-19  has stopped life as-we-know-it in its tracks and with many of Oregon’s creatives wondering what is next we took a look around and found many free learning, and continuing education resource opportunities to help fill the void until life gets back to “normal”. Adobe Previously reported on No Film School, Adobe is offering at […]

Why indie films need creative marketing

Show biz on an indie budget takes creative marketing. This summer, Willamette Week, Portland’s Pulitzer-winning paper of a juicy half-of-a-million readers, reviewed a press release from Hapstance Films, and look what happened — an engaging full-paged story in last week’s issue. Check it out here.

The Art of Makeup – A Career School In Portland

If you haven’t heard yet, there is a career school in town for professional makeup artistry!  We provide a quality education in the art, business, and techniques of professional makeup artistry for the film, television, special effects, theater, media, and fashion industries. The Art of Makeup is an ongoing resource for continuing mentorship, networking, and […]

1 Week To SourceOregon Directory Deadline!

SourceOregon is a statewide directory of industry professionals. It’s a great way to get found for your services, but it’s also OMPA’s best promotional tool to advocate for the industry. Show policymakers how many jobs are at stake! Create a listing at sourceoregon.com/getlisted. Deadline November 15. If you have any questions, I can be reached at [email protected]

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 […]

Portland Post-Production Film Grant Now Open

The Portland Film Office, in partnership with Oregon Made Creative Foundation (OMCF), invites local filmmakers to apply for funding designed to encourage the completion of a local feature-length project and position producers to build towards larger, more resourced productions. The Post-Production Film Grant Program supports the professional development of small, local filmmakers by providing funds for […]

Spotlight On Southern Oregon Film and Media – Get Connected

The Southern Oregon Film and Media Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association made up of film and media professional crew and  businesses that support services in the Southern Oregon region.  Their mission is to “promote and strengthen the development of film, video, and multimedia production in Southern Oregon.”  SOFAM is a great first call […]

Directing Intensive With Scott Ballard At Northwest Film Center!

Directing Intensive Wednesday, June 13 through Sunday, June 17 9am to 4pm each day, $595 Online advanced registration required.  Once again local filmmaker, producer, and DP Scott Ballard brings his directing expertise to students, community members, and emerging filmmakers at the Northwest Film Center for an intensive studio class on Film Directing. Over five consecutive […]