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“Coraline” Returns to Theatres in 3D!

June 11, 2024 / Oregon Film

BendFilm Announces: Basecamp

June 5, 2024 / Oregon Film

POV Filmmakers Free Monthly Mixer – June

May 29, 2024 / Dawn Sellers

Congratulations Post Production Grant Recipients 2024

May 15, 2024 / Elyse Taylor Liburd

“Let’s Have Kids” Announces Cast

April 30, 2024 / Oregon Film

Inspiring the New Generation of Filmmakers

April 22, 2024 / Shawn Daley

MetroEast Presents Food Foray!

April 12, 2024 / Oregon Film

Cinema Unbound Awards Coming June 21

April 11, 2024 / Oregon Film

#OregonMade “New Life” Drops Trailer

April 4, 2024 / Oregon Film

Storyboard Training for CG Television

March 21, 2024 / Oregon Film

"Stand by Me" 25th Anniversary Celebration July 24th

"Stand by Me"

Brownsville, Oregon is about to come alive with “Stand By Me” fans!

Twenty-five years ago, Rob Reiner and his crew came to Brownsville to make the movie Stand By Me.  On Saturday, July 24th, Brownsville will be celebrating the movie’s anniversary with an event that’s fun for all ages.

There will be an amateur pie eating contest (where contestants eat blueberry pie with both hands behind their backs); dancing with a live band playing 50’s music; an old car cruise in; a photo display of pictures taken behind the scenes in 1985 and lots of other things to do and see.

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Old Spice Guy in Portland

Weiden + Kennedy are taking their Old Spice Campaign to the web – in real time!  The past few days they have been recording personalized messages and posting the videos on YouTube and it’s become quite the phenomenon!  Read Write Web got the low down on what W+K is up to.  If you type in  “Old Spice” on YouTube, you’ll see all the videos.  My personal favorite is the message to Alyssa Milano which has already had 72,000 posts.


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Industry Golf and Wine Tour on July 23rd

OMPA Final Cut Classuc

Over 100 industry guests are already signed up to attend the Final Cut Classic on July 23rd in Hood River Oregon. Participation is designed to bring more exposure and deeper business contacts to the attendees. The event raises money for education scholarships and the OMPA, and it is a great show of support for the crew and other business owners who work together to continue growing the industry.

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Hinge Digital Officially Launches

Thanks to the help of the local PR firm Liaison, Hinge Digital is looking to make a big splash in the animation, visual effects, and digital media industry.  Today Liaison put out the news that the company is officially announcing the launch of their full service facility.  The company was founded by Roland Gauthier, Michael Kuehn, and Alex Tysowsky and quietly they have been able to do land some significant projects.

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Call for Entries: Video Gong Show!

The Video Gong Show

Film Action Oregon is on the lookout for short-film entries for its 3-round Video Gong Show contest!

Entries can be nearly any style or quality ( Music videos, Senior thesis projects, Stoner videos, Feature Excerpts, & Teasers…etc.)

Your peers & celebrity judges will rate the videos, and the top 5 from each rounds will advance to the Finals at the Hollywood Theatre in October.  Compete for cash & a prize from Picture This worth $2000+.  Those gonged the quickest will also be rewarded 🙂

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Creative Connect Meeting Tuesday @NedSpace

Creative Connect Portland
By Scott Trimble

The second Tuesday of the month is here, and a great day to meet creatives in the area at Creative Connect! Check out the site, and click on Portland to get more information!

Creative Connect is a free socializing event designed to allow creatives in the area to meet and mingle. There are NO agendas, just fun and introducing yourself to new people in the area. This month we are at NEDSPACE at 920 SW third ave in Portland!

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Funnelbox Wins National Telly Award

Reprinted from the Oregonian:

Oregon City’s Funnelbox Motion Picture Studios received national recognition with a Silver Telly Award in May for its short promotional video “Blue Collar Creative.”

The film was a pro bono project conceived by CEO Robb Crocker for Main Street Oregon City’s “Blue Collar Creative” campaign to attract more creative firms to downtown Oregon City.

“We’re just really proud of the production and the effort that went into it,” he said. “This is pretty special.”

Crocker and about a dozen of his staff donated nearly 500 hours plus materials to shoot, edit and animate the one-and-a-half minute film.

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Pipeworks Announces Four New Releases

The Eugene based video game production company Pipeworks announced four new video games surrounding the E3 Expo in June.  Three of the four games are based on television shows that already bring an  avid audience to the game.  The video game industry is one entertainment based industry that often operates under the radar in Oregon but Eugene has been a hub of several top notch video game producers.  Pipeworks is definitely one of the companies leading the charge.

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Local Music Video Selected as Feature of Week on WKE

Local Director Matt Jay’s recent music video for Jennie Wayne is currently featured as WKE feature of the week.   The video “My Own Home” is a beautifully photographed one-shot music video that magnifies the artifacts and textures that make a space your home.  Local director/cinematographer Johnny Le shot the video .

I spoke to both Matt and Johnny today to get more info on how the video came about.  Matt has managed to make his way around the local music scene directing videos for a few other artists as well as directing a few short films. 

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Oregon's Diverse Talent Base – its Greatest Strength

Oregon Talent

Whether it’s the thriving independent music scene, live theater, or a combination of multiple creative disciplines, there is no doubt Oregon is a thriving base of creative expression.   According to the Oregon Arts Commission over 60,000 jobs in Oregon are directly related to the creative economy.  That may not sound like a lot of jobs but when you figure that Oregon has about 1/10 of the population of California, it’s a large section of the total workforce in Oregon.  So when a film or television project comes to Oregon, there is a rich and diverse depth of talent to pull from.

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