Ashland Producer Gary Kout Talks About His Work on Oscar Winning Film “Rango”

Behind the scenes footage from the making of “Rango”:

Many of you may know Gary Kout as the president of Southern Oregon Film and Television (SOFAT) and producer of films like “Walk In,” “Calvin Marshal,” “Conversations With God” as well as many commercials.  A few years back, he was contacted by Gore Verbinski’s team on the Academy Award winning film “Rango” to be the production supervisor on the live action performance capture shoot for the film.  The process was unique to animated feature films, but helped the film makers create something special.  Continue reading... “Ashland Producer Gary Kout Talks About His Work on Oscar Winning Film “Rango””

Bill Plympton: Independently Animated on

Portland native, two-time Oscar nominee and independent animator extraordinaire Bill Plympton’s book Independently Animated: Bill Plympton: The Life and Art of the King of Indie Animation was released earlier this year. A combination of autobiography and guide to the independent animation industry, the book has been receiving rave reviews and features a forward by former Monty Python member Terry Gilliam. describes Plympton as: “…that rare artist who has spent decades on the fringes, yet also seen his drawings in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Vogue, Rolling Stone and the Village Voice. Continue reading... “Bill Plympton: Independently Animated on”