Tim Oakley, local Prop Master, has created props for many local projects, “Grimm”, “The Librarians”, “Leverage” and “Portlandia”, as well as dozens of global productions, such as, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Jurassic World” and “Star Trek” to name a few.
The other segments that Fox12 have showcased are below:
Fox12 highlights local stuntman, Kent Luttrell, who has doubled actors from Danny Devito to Michael J. Fox. Luttrell got his start as “the body”, Ray Brower, in the classic movie, “Stand By Me” (shot in Brownsville 30 years ago this year).
Oregonian, Todd’ “Hammer” Semmes, co-founded Spydercam, with Tim “Doc” Drnec, over 20 years ago in Hood River. Their unique creative rigging company has assisted over 60 feature films to get those often “impossible” looking shots by rigging their suspended camera systems with precision and creativity that does not compare to other traditional methods. With offices in Oregon, Colorado, (and equipment in Los Angeles and New York), Spydercam has significantly contributed to such movies as; “Transformer”, “Spyderman” , “The Avengers”, “The Life Of Pi”, “Mission Impossible I, II and II”, (see all their credits here.) Continue reading... “Fox12 Showcases Local, International Rigging Company, Spdyercam”
Before Lara Croft, before MR. & MRS. SMITH, even before GIRL, INTERRUPTED, Angelina Jolie came to Portland to appear in one of her earliest films. She makes a dramatic entrance to save Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis from a predatory high school teacher in this poignant adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ story. Suspended after a handwritten note goes viral in the pre-Tik Tok days, Jolie’s Legs Sadovsky brings together a disparate group of young women in an abandoned house in mid 1990’s Portland. Continue reading... “#OregonMade Film Series: Angelina Jolie in “Foxfire” – March 2”
On April 11th and 12th, Tom Kane is bringing a 2-Day Film Production Workshop to Portland, Oregon. Tom has had a long and distinguished career in the Film and Television industry. As a Producer, Production Manager, and Assistant Director, his clients have included Twentieth Century Fox, Miramax Films, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros., ABC Motion Pictures, Universal Pictures, Turner Network Television, CBS, NBC, ABC, and Hallmark Entertainment.
International Shorts Friday-Sunday May 16-18
See 174 of this year’s best short films from around the world. Hilarious, dramatic, strange and inspiring… Have you ever watched the Oscars and wondered where those nominees for Best Animated Short are coming from? This is the place to find out!
This year’s PLAYA Screenwriter’s Residency Award has been granted to two projects and three writers – David Poulshock and his project “Captain Jack” and KatMeow García & Rebeca Alamo González for their project “Dance and Resist.” Each project team will receive an up to two week residency at PLAYA Summer Lake and a $1000 stipend to develop their stories and scripts deep within the inspirational Oregon Outback.
This year’s award was open to Oregon Resident filmmakers, screenwriters and other creative teams to develop and write a narrative project with a “historic” theme that is set in the Northwest while the story itself was to focus on people, cultures, traditions, events or communities that are not traditionally covered or heard from. Continue reading... “PLAYA Screenwriter’s Residency Awarded to Two Projects”
The recently-launched SmashTheHive Studio in SE Portland has just debuted its first production —the “My American Waistline” animated comedy series. This fearless, unapologetic and politically-incorrect collection of bite-size shorts leaves no muffin top unturned or moob unchafed in its unsparing quest to expose America’s fixation on over-eating, under-eating, ripped abs, apple bottoms and surgical enhancement.