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)”
Picture This has been creating some terrific in-camera VFX and XR production work.
In camera VFX/ XR production is the exciting new ability to shoot anywhere, any time and at any scale in a single, controlled location. This cutting edge tech uses large-scale LED backdrops and camera tracking tied to 3D rendering software to create the illusion of a subject in a virtual environment.
Check out their trailer here and get more info on their site. Continue reading... “Picture This! IN-CAMERA VFX AND XR STAGE”
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].
Create your own Virtual Reality / 360 Documentary!
Starts October 30!
Use the code “PDXFF” to get $50 off the workshop!
Guided by experts in the field, this 5-week program will give you a solid foundation of immersive storytelling, shooting, and editing 360 documentaries. You will finish the course with an understanding of fundamental camera techniques, the stitching workflow, editing, and choreography between scenes in a 360 space. Continue reading... “WORKSHOP: Make a Documentary In Virtual Reality!”
Have you ever wanted to stand eye to eye with an elephant, or watch as a tiger slowly walks past you? Or maybe you dream is to swim
with a manta ray, or see the frozen tundras of the north? Well, good news, one team is working to make this a new type of reality, and they intend to share these experiences with the world.
Based in Salem, Oregon, All Around Productions is taking aim at how we view, and experience our natural world. Continue reading... “Upcoming Wildlife Mini-Series aims to change how we see the natural world”
As we move into another busy production season and a new fiscal year, we wanted to proactively answer a few questions about the Oregon Film & Video Office, a/k/a/ The Governor’s Office of Film & Television, a/k/a Oregon Film.
Did you know this office was “founded” in 1968 by Gov. McCall as a way to help better organize the needs of the film “Paint Your Wagon” that was in the throes of shooting in Baker County? Continue reading... “Oregon Film – Who We Are & What We Do!”
Curious about what it takes to make virtual reality? Come explore design, development and user experience classes at Oregon Story Board this June. All 3 of our new class tracts provide a hands-on learning environment for students interested in exploring different aspects of the virtual reality production pipeline. Our custom curriculum is designed to introduce you to theory and content creation tools, then apply these best practices to create the first projects for your VR/MR portfolio! Continue reading... “Beginner Level Virtual/Mixed Reality Classes at OSB”
Continue reading... “Hinge Announces Growth & Expansion With New VR Division & Team Hires”
Experience TechFestNW in Portland!
“TechFestNW is where you’ll explore the best of tech trends- from Artificial Intelligence to cannatech- in an up-close and personal way.
With four tracks of content- Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Lifestyle Tech, and Digital Storytelling- there’s truly something for everyone with an eye and ear for the tech universe.
Carefully curated speakers bring their stories to the main stage; workshops bolster their messaging with intimate gatherings; meetups draw you together to network and mingle; demo alley boasts the coolest new gadgets; and PitchFest NW showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world. Continue reading... “TechFestNW Kicks Off Today!”