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 […]

Amazon Aquires Elemental Technolgies

Elemental Technologies, Inc., one of Portland’s fastest growing tech companies, announced today that they have joined forces with Amazon Web Services, Inc.  According to CEO, Sam Blackman, the acquisition will enable Elemental to “accelerate the development and adoption of (our) software-defined video platform”.  Elemental specializes in “high-speed video encoding and transcoding software” that can “provide […]

The Future of Storytelling at Portland Film Festival

Technology has not only changed the way filmmakers tell stories, it’s creating new types of stories to tell. The Portland Film Festival explores this new wave ofstorytelling again this year with the Storyworlds program on Saturday, September 5th. Storyworlds invites you to learn more out more about transmedia, virtual reality, augmented reality, and ways to hone your creative idea to build an […]

Eugene On Top 10 List Of Emerging Tech Cities

ZipRecuiter placed Eugene in the top ten list of tech job growth cities across the US this week.  Joe Maruschak (RAIN – Regional Accelorator & Innovation Network) said, “it reflects that our local efforts to organize the tech community here are being noticed.”  ZipRecruiter analyzed  the hiring behavior in US cities and watched for the […]

Oregon Story Board’s 2015 Accelerator Class Is Announced

  Oregon Story Board announced today the the eight new companies who will be part of the second accelerator class, and the first occupants of their new space in Portland’s Old Town (Old Town Lofts at 411 NW Flanders.) These companies represent the mix of film, video, animation, visual effects, digital media, and gaming industries […]

Technology Association of Oregon Opens Satellite Office in Eugene

The Technology Association of Oregon, an organization that advocates for the state’s tech companies, and whose vision is to “create a world-class and inclusive innovation economy in Oregon and SW Washington by helping the region’s technology and tech-enabled industries to grow through programs and initiatives that focus on industry promotion, advocacy, professional networks, and talent […]

iOPIF to Begin Accepting New Applications May 4th

July 1st will mark the beginning of a new fiscal year and a new round of funding for our film incentive programs. As a result, we are preparing to open up the application process for our “local filmmaker” program, commonly referred to as the Indigenous Oregon Production Investment Fund (iOPIF). We will begin accepting iOPIF applications on May […]

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 […]

“Wild” Immersed In Virtual-Reality

“Wild” took a foray in to the world of immersive media at the New Frontier Installations at Sundance last week with “Wild – The Experience” from Fox Searchlight and the Fox Innovation Lab.  Viewers were able to join Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern on the Pacific Crest Trail and be enveloped in a moment of […]

The Oregon Film Annual Governor’s Awards

There was a big turnout at the Eastside Exchange Ballroom last night for the Oregon Film’s Annual Governor’s Awards. Kicking off the event was Gordon Sondland (Oregon Film Board Chair, founder and chairman of Provenance Hotels, and co-founder of the merchant bank Aspen Capital) who introduced the evening and then actor Russell Hornsby (“Grimm“), who […]