New Details from “Paranorman” Directors on the film

Today in the online version of indieWire, there are more details on “LAIKA’s” new feature film “Paranorman”LAIKA has been at work on the project for more than a year already and the film is slated for an August 2012 vote.

Co-Directors Sam Fell and Chris Butler give some background behind the genesis of the project in the article.

“The essential story came from a ‘what if’ idea in my family that had to do with my relationship with my Grandma,” he said. Continue reading... “New Details from “Paranorman” Directors on the film”

Open Call: The Video Gong Show Returns @ The Hollywood Theatre

Now happening every last Monday of the month, beginning July 25th
DOORS OPEN 6:30PM, MEET & GREET 6:30-7:30PM, EVENT  7:30PM

The Video Gong Show is an opportunity for local filmmakers to share their newest projects, found footage, home videos, or favorite YouTube clips to be judged and jeered by their peers (all in good fun). Clips that fail to wow and entertain the crowd risk being “gonged.” The piece that stands up to crowd scrutiny the longest will be crowned Gong Champion and win a prize! Continue reading... “Open Call: The Video Gong Show Returns @ The Hollywood Theatre”

Documentary HOOD TO COAST returns to Oregon

Documentary HOOD TO COAST returns to Oregon!

The locally produced feature film documentary Hood To Coast just finished two successful nationwide Event screenings in over 380 theaters, selling out shows in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, and several other major markets.  The film Hood To Coast follows four unlikely teams on their epic adventure as they try to conquer the world’s largest relay race. The film, produced by Film For Thought, Inc., was shot over the span of 11 months in Oregon in 2008 with half of the 100 crew members hired locally. Continue reading... “Documentary HOOD TO COAST returns to Oregon”

Northwest Film Center Announces 37th NW Film & Video Festivalʼs Audience Awards

The 37th Northwest Film & Video Festival, which receives submissions from artists in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho, wrapped up its 9 day run Saturday, November 13 after screening 11 features and 28 short films, 12 of which were singled out for special recognition by Gill Dennis, this year’s festival judge and Master-Filmmaker-in-Residence at the American Film Institute.

Audience awards go to the following filmmakers for best feature and best shorts. Portland filmmaker Andy Blubaughʼs first feature film THE ADULTS IN THE ROOM emerged with the Favorite Feature prize. Continue reading... “Northwest Film Center Announces 37th NW Film & Video Festivalʼs Audience Awards”

Hinge Digital Kicks Off “Bringing Your World to Life” Contest


Nov. 11, 2010

Hinge Digital Kicks Off “Bringing Your World to Life” Character Design Contest

Open Call for Original Story and Character Concept Submissions; Win Approximately $1,500 in Prizes Including a Wacom Intuos4, Luxology modo and Inclusion in an Animation Magazine Feature Story

PORTLAND, Ore. – Nov. 11, 2010 – Celebrating the talent and creativity of the artist community, Hinge Digital today announces an open call to concept artists, designers and writers of any background to submit their original story ideas and corresponding character designs for consideration in the Hinge Digital Bringing Your World to Life contest. Continue reading... “Hinge Digital Kicks Off “Bringing Your World to Life” Contest”

History of 3D in Oregon at PDX

Model of "Coraline"
Set from "Coraline"
Models from Hinge Digital

On my way down to Los Angeles this week I came upon a display at the Portland Airport focusing on the history of 3D photography and film in Oregon.  You can find the exhibit at the entrance to terminal E which is the United terminal.  The exhibit has display items from the past including view finders and other 3D photography items and the present including items donated by local animation/VFX company Hinge Digital and of course LAIKA.  Continue reading... “History of 3D in Oregon at PDX”

"Coraline" among the top grossing indie films of the decade

NY Film producer Ted Hope is one of the most prolific “tweeters” I know.  All of his tweets focus on either NYC or indie film.  Most of the indie film stuff is pretty insightful as Ted is well known as one of the top indie film producers in the U.S..  Anyway he posted the list of the top grossing indie films with the question – “What Do the Top Grossing Indie Films of the 2000s Reveal?”  I’m not sure I know the answer but I did notice LAIKA’s Oregon made “Coraline” made it in at #11. Continue reading... “"Coraline" among the top grossing indie films of the decade”

Job Hotline

Here are some links for jobs and opportunities at companies and studios located here in Oregon.

Be sure to also check out the individual job listings located in the separate section below.




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