#OregonMade “Tasting Wild” Features Central Oregon

Nat Geo recently collaborated with Mazda on, “Tasting Wild,” a new 5 part series that began streaming on Hulu, on October 25th. The #OregonMade episode features chef, Melissa King, foraging for nature’s smorgasbord of ingredients in Central Oregon – alongside National Geographic explorers and photographers as they “discover the flavors of the wild places.”

The Central Oregon Film Office was contacted by the National Geographic team and provided scouting and production services at Smith Rock and Whychus Creek.  Sandy Henderson, Executive Director and Founder, Central Film Office, said she, “worked closely with the production to ensure they had the locations they wanted, and were able to climb Smith Rock. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Tasting Wild” Features Central Oregon”

Henry Selick’s “Wendell & Wild” To Premiere At TIFF

 

Henry Selick’s “Wendell & Wild” was the only animated film to make the recently announced Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) lineup. It will premiere in the Special Presentations section of the festival. “Wendell & Wild” is directed by Henry Selick, (“Coraline“) and co-created with writer and filmmaker Jordan Peele (“Get Out, Us”), Keegan-Michael Key, and Lyric Ross star (voice.)

Read more.  TIFF runs September 8-18, 2022

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Deep Sky Studio Creates Animated Visual For Big Wild Music Release

The upcoming animated music visual release, coming from internationally-acclaimed artist Big Wild in collaboration with design-driven animation studio Deep Sky, based in Portland, Oregon, is releasing alongside Big Wild’s new single “OMGarden” (due out on July 27.) The accompanying animated visual accentuates the song representing a vision of nostalgia filled with pure adventure, euphoria, and glitter as the characters find a sense of unbridled freedom and unlimited possibilities in a worry-free dimension. Deep Sky is an animation and live-action studio known for partnering with the world’s most influential creators and brands. Continue reading... “Deep Sky Studio Creates Animated Visual For Big Wild Music Release”

Oregon OSHA Adopts New Standards for Heat & Wildfires

Oregon OSHA has adopted new standards for Heat and Wildfires. Unions and Guilds of the Oregon AFL-CIO have been discussing these standards since last year’s wildfires. With the recent heat wave costing the lives of over 200 people in the PNW these standards could not be more timely.

Below is a brief description quoted from the article in the Oregonian with links to the new standards. Please read through, promote to your crews, and follow these standards on your productions.

Oregon will require employers to provide workers with cool-down breaks and better access to shade and cool water on hot days under new emergency workplace rules adopted Thursday.

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“PHOENIX, OREGON” Movie’s Namesake, the City of Phoenix, OR, Wiped Out by Wildfire but the Producers Seek Funds to Rebuild

In the evening of Tuesday, September 8, 2020, a fast moving wildfire swept through the town of Phoenix, Oregon burning hundreds of homes and businesses, leaving almost the entire town flattened.

This is an especially monumental blow to the filmmaking team behind the 2020 theatrically-released comedy “Phoenix, Oregon”. Not only is the film named after the town, but several crew and family members of the producers lost homes.

Producer, Luis Rodriguez, who lives in Phoenix, Oregon saw family and friends lose everything and is still himself evacuated. Continue reading... ““PHOENIX, OREGON” Movie’s Namesake, the City of Phoenix, OR, Wiped Out by Wildfire but the Producers Seek Funds to Rebuild”

“Coraline” 10th Anniversary Screening & 6 City Tour for Wildfire Relief

Presented in partnership with Travel Oregon and LAIKA, our #OregonMade Film Series continues with a 10 year release celebration of a true Oregon Classic: “Coraline.” The tour opens with a screening at The Hollywood Theatre on Monday, February 11th.

Set in Ashland, Hillsboro-based LAIKA’s Oscar-nominated animated feature is a wondrous and thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure. Written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Henry Selick, LAIKA’s first animated feature would set the course for three additional Oscar-nominated films: “ParaNorman” (2012), “The Boxtrolls” (2014) and “Kubo and the Two Strings” (2016); LAIKA’s fifth film, “Missing Link” will be released April 12. Continue reading... ““Coraline” 10th Anniversary Screening & 6 City Tour for Wildfire Relief”

Ashland Independent Film Festival Launches Year-Round “Best of the Fests” Film Series with the Oregon Premiere of YOUNG MEN AND FIRE, on Oregon Wildland Firefighters

 

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Young Men and Fire

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is expanding its year-round programming with a new series, Best of the Fests, which will offer audiences a second chance to see some of the best and most requested films from the most recent AIFF, along with other films generating excitement on the film festival circuit. The series will launch with a “Best of the Fests Weekend” September 21-23 at the Varsity Theatre in Ashland and the Collaborative Theatre Project in Medford and continue with screenings at Eugene’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in October and November. Continue reading... “Ashland Independent Film Festival Launches Year-Round “Best of the Fests” Film Series with the Oregon Premiere of YOUNG MEN AND FIRE, on Oregon Wildland Firefighters”

Upcoming Wildlife Mini-Series aims to change how we see the natural world

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”

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE: Mara of the Wilderness (Frank McDonald, 1966)

Oregon doubles for Alaska in this week’s RotLA edition and it brings some (early) Batman-esque Romp! Danger! and Romance! to the fore in the process. Yes, Adam West is this week’s featured artist in a Deschutes National Forest set feature which predates Mr. West’s glorious days as the first caped crusader to appear on our screens and sends him into the woods to find unexpected love with a Nature Child and danger from rogue hunters in the form of Petticoat Junction’s Lori Sanders and Theo Marcuse, respectively. Continue reading... “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE: Mara of the Wilderness (Frank McDonald, 1966)”

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 attention to conservation lands in Oregon.  OPB covered the story and you can read more here.

Update: Also, Oregon Wild have a film festival that kicks off September 9th “Speaking For The Trees” at the Bijou Arts Cinemas in Eugene. Continue reading... “Google Trekker Brings It’s Camera Technology To The Oregon Wilderness”