Oregon Post-COVID Production Protocols

Gov. Brown has laid out a Three Phase Reopening plan for Oregon. As of June 19, all of the state’s 36 counties are open under either Phase 1 (4 counties) or Phase 2 (32 counties). Production is welcomed here in the state but all productions will need to adhere to the applicable elements of those […]

Filming “Crossing Shaky Ground”

During a business retreat, an epic earthquake hits Astoria Oregon, forcing Aaron (Sean McCarty) to set out on foot to reach home, unsure if he’ll survive the 725 mile journey and what he’ll find at the end.This year I’m releasing the most controversial feature film I’ve ever made, a movie that will probably make my […]

Soma Games Staff Bio – Level Designer Sammi Riff

Soma Games LLC is an indie video game developer located in Newberg, Oregon. We believe video games can be far more than time-wasters. Video games hold the potential to showcase beauty, reward adventure and excellence, and challenge thinking. Our goal is to passionately and dutifully craft the games that elevate humanity rather than waste it. […]

Ashland Independent Film Festival Releases Program for Virtual Festival

The 19th annual Ashland Independent Film Festival released its schedule for an interactive virtual festival that will capture the intimacy and magic of the annual Southern Oregon event popular with filmmakers and audiences. Richard Herskowitz, AIFF Executive and Artistic Director, in a special 30-minute video available at www.ashlandfilm.org, will preview highlights of the 30 feature […]

Soma Games Staff Bio – Sound Designer James Marantette

Soma Games LLC is an indie video game developer located in Newberg, Oregon. We believe video games can be far more than time-wasters. Video games hold the potential to showcase beauty, reward adventure and excellence, and challenge thinking. Our goal is to passionately and dutifully craft the games that elevate humanity rather than waste it. […]

Production in the Age of Corona – A Specific Case Study

Filmmaker Chad Parker created a short series about staying at home that created and utilized a production process that adheres to the current social distancing and health & safety requirements still in place here in Oregon. Check out all three of these fun shorts and their process to get them planned, shot, edited and presented […]

Navigating Unemployment Claims

Here is some useful info on navigating unemployment claims from Rep. Christine Drazan: If you are experiencing issues with your claims or need to file, here are some things you can do to get things moving: NEW CLAIM FILERS https://secure.emp.state.or.us/ocs4/index.cfm?u=F20200413A143729B75039469.7934&lang=E HAVING ANY ISSUES WITH YOUR OPEN CLAIM OR HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING BACK FROM OED: Send […]

Small Business Resources and Links

From Congresswoman Bonamici: Resources for Business Owners Find contact information here for the Small Business Development Center near you. If you live in Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, or Seaside, you can find support at the City level. Business Oregon’s Small Business Navigator is another helpful resource. This is available in other […]

Inspiration Oregon (very) Short Film Contest Submissions Ready for Voting

All of the submissions to our “Inspiration Oregon” (very) short film contest are now open for viewing and voting. Here is a link to the Vimeo Showcase that contains all of the 125 submissions. Please feel free to share any video you like anywhere you like, but, be reminded, that the vote count for the […]

Get Well Portland – Send Your Best Wishes And #SignTheCard

Brand experience company, DGTL, has created a virtual card for well-wishers – “Get Well Portland.” You can sign the card and show your love to Portlanders by adding your message from wherever you are.  The messages will be live-streaming every day from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am.  Thank you DGTL! #SignTheCard