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)”
Participation in this training is the first step towards securing PA opportunities via the Oregon Media Pathways Program, which helps place folks from underrepresented communities in paid positions on set. If you’re looking for training and access to paid opportunities as a production assistant, head over to the link in bio to apply! Priority will be given to BIPOC and marginalized folks.
July 29-August 1, 2021. Now in its 52nd year, the Willamette Writers Annual Conference returns online this summer, helping writers connect with their community, develop their craft, and expand their careers!
Take workshops and Q&A sessions in the craft and business of writing for TV and film with established industry writers, Joel Anderson Thompson and Grant Rosenberg. Pitch your TV show ideas to literary managers, Brent Paxton from Kreativ Artists, and Angelina Chen from Energy Entertainment. We are also offering Advanced Manuscript Critiques, where Brent will review the first 15 pages of your script and provide extensive feedback to you at the conference. Continue reading... “Launch Your Screenwriting Career At The 2021 Willamette Writers Online Conference”
Ever wondered what it would be like to write for a video games company? Did you even know that you could turn your stories into video game worlds?
Willamette Writers has partnered with Newberg, OR-based Soma Games to host an online no-cost workshop diving into the technical, craft, and business elements of writing for video games…and we want you to be there! Whether you’re considering a writing career in the games industry, or if you’re just intrigued about how stories shape the development of games, this 90-minute workshop will bring you into the minds of Oregon’s leading industry professionals who want to share their stories with you. Continue reading... “Video Game Writing Workshop Hosted Online By Soma Games & Willamette Writers”
The short film Nowheres Wolf: A Call Not Answered is inspired by the life of Oregon’s famous wolf named Journey, aka OR-7. The film is mid-production and starting to take off, hitting some heartfelt points in the film and animation industry including developing non-toxic building materials for artists and makers as well as advocating for local wildlife.
In an interview with Oregon Wild, Nowheres Wolf creator Suzanne Moulton shared “I’m a big believer in “Think Globally, Act Locally” so I’ve focused on inspiring people to take small actions at home that can make a big difference in whether a local species dies or thrives. Continue reading... “New Stop-Motion Independent Film celebrating the iconic Oregon wolf named Journey”
This intensive is taught by Luke Zwanziger and will give you an overview of the production gear in the live video studio at Curious Comedy Theater. In this 4 hour intensive you get a crash course on the basics of how to operate a Tricaster 8000 AE, PTZ Cameras, basic live audio control, Live Video Direct, Technical Direct, and Camera Operate for a live show as well as how to create a livestream for Facebook or YouTube.
The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival is excited to announce the POWGirls workshops for spring and summer of 2019. The POWGirls Media Education Program launched in March of 2014 and has hosted thirteen successful workshops, producing 19 films and serving over 100 girls and non-binary youth in the Portland metro area.
Our mission is to help girls and non-binary youth, 15-19, realize their power, creativity and voice in media production and encourage them to explore opportunities as future media-makers. We want to encourage participants to be creative, tech-savvy leaders who will help realize gender equity in media industries. Continue reading... “POWGirls Announces Three Workshops For Spring And Summer 2019”
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!”
2018 National Arts Marketing Project Conference
This November 9-12, the National Arts Marketing Project Conference is coming back to Pacific Northwest for the first time in 5 years! More than 600 arts marketers from across the country will meet in Seattle to explore the latest in storytelling, cultural equity, immersive technology, revenue generation and more.
30 inspiring and challenging sessions, 3 must-attend keynotes, leading marketing experts and the best arts marketers from across country – the only thing missing is you! Continue reading... “October 26 Is The Last Chance To Register For The National Arts Marketing Project Conference”
October 20, 2018. 10AM to 4PM. Northwest Film Center. $45.
Visit https://nwfilm.org/classes/sound-design-creating-acoustic-worlds-for-the-screen/ for more information and to register.
Sound design is not about software, catchy music or cool sounding effects. It’s about emotional response: how a combination of dialogue, music, sound effects, designed sounds and backgrounds supports character development and the dramatic elements of the story. This workshop will explore how powerful sound can be by looking deeply at different artistic choices and their influences the meaning of a scene. The different stages and workflow of sound design will be discussed in detail, from reading the script, to reviewing the rough cut and the final mix. Continue reading... “Workshop: Sound Design—Creating Acoustic Worlds For The Screen”