Come together with your community! 2021 OMPA Annual Showcase & Awards—Jan. 28

2021 OMPA Annual Showcase & Awards. January 28.

Tune in with the Oregon production community for OMPA’s Annual Showcase & Awards, live next Thursday, January 28 from 5-7pm. 

  • Watch new work produced by your peers
  • Hear about what’s happening to support a thriving industry
  • See OMPA’s new Board of Directors
  • Learn the state of the industry from various perspectives
  • Meet those driving diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Hear from OMPA’s leadership team about the org’s trajectory
  • Honor this year’s Awards of Excellence winners


This is a rare opportunity to hear from more than a dozen local industry leaders in one night!  Continue reading... “Come together with your community! 2021 OMPA Annual Showcase & Awards—Jan. 28”

RSVP For The Next OMPA Media Mixer+ At Wieden+Kennedy


Join us for a special conversation moderated by Wieden+Kennedy Creative Producer Tiffany Golden on the unique hurdles and obstacles faced by women and people of color in the creative/production industry. Networking to follow. Food & drinks included.

  • Date: Thursday, October 24
  • Time: 5:30-8:30pm
  • Location: Wieden+Kennedy, 224 NW 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
  • Cost: Free, but please RSVP



In our continued efforts to foster a more diverse industry, we’ve realized that even with the best of intentions, many of the people we have come to revere have completely different hurdles and obstacles to navigating this industry. Continue reading... “RSVP For The Next OMPA Media Mixer+ At Wieden+Kennedy”

OMPA to host networking event with “Isle of Dogs” Production Designer

Oregon Media Production Association Mixer with Paul HarrodJoin Oregon Media Production Association on August 28 for an exciting evening immersed in the local production scene!

Portland-based production designer Paul Harrod will kick things off with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs. We’ll get to see how the director’s distinct artistic sensibilities informed every step of the process, from design through fabrication, and ultimately shooting and performance.

After a Q&A, we’ll open the night up for casual networking on Ziba’s rooftop patio. Continue reading... “OMPA to host networking event with “Isle of Dogs” Production Designer”

Portland Workforce Alliance Youth Careers Expo Had A Strong Turnout

Members of the Production Industry At PWA NW Youth Careers Expo
Members of the Production Industry At PWA NW Youth Careers Expo

Last week saw a strong turnout for the Annual Portland Workforce Alliance NW Youth Careers Expo.  Oregon Film asked members of the production community to join us in showcasing an array of production job opportunities that are here in Oregon.  With a staggering 5,000 students attending, it was a productive day showing future job possibilities in a hands-on way.

We thank Tim Oakley (Oakley Design Studios), who had some amazing hand-made props on display, LAIKA House, who brought sketch books for the students as well as a ParaNorman puppet with various “faces” to illustrate how stop-motion works; Koerner Camera had their RED camera running; Bent Image Lab had an array of their amazing puppets to examine; video game developer SuperGenius was on hand showing students the possibilities of working in the exiting gaming world; Loren Haleston talked through his remote controlled cameras for his high quality automotive video media business.  Continue reading... “Portland Workforce Alliance Youth Careers Expo Had A Strong Turnout”

New workshop at the Film Center: GRANTWRITING FOR FILM

The Northwest Film Center School of Film announces an upcoming workshop for filmmakers:


Taught by Courtney Hermann
Register now 

Develop the components needed for a competitive grant application.

Topics: how to prepare a one-page treatment, artist statement, budget, and filmography; tips for selecting and preparing work samples and reels; traits of an effective promotional video; see and discuss samples, then bring what you’re working on to the second class meeting for feedback and critique. Continue reading... “New workshop at the Film Center: GRANTWRITING FOR FILM”

Upcoming Workshop: Film Composing


The NW Film Center School of Film presents a new workshop:

Saturday, April 20th, 2013 from 10am to 4pm


Taught by Mark Orton, founding member of the Tin Hat acoustic chamber ensemble, who has written music for films such as EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, THE GOOD GIRL, and BUCK. Orton also composes for dance, circus, and radio drama, giving him a well-rounded wisdom that he is eager to share.

Topics: overview of the instructor’s film palette and style; types of film scores (original, licensed, public domain, live captured, sound design); the film music department staff (who does what); film music budgeting; what happens before a composer is hired (the temp score, the cue sheet, demos, typical contracts, and budgets); how to work with a composer (the spotting session, what a composer needs technically, the adjusted cue sheet, giving notes, film music vocabulary, the illusive locked picture); licensing music (different types of licenses, understanding publishing, obtaining a license, different types of rights scenarios, how to avoid “the man,” re-purposing non-film music, filing a finalized cue sheet); clips from a variety of films will be used throughout to illustrate the material; interaction with the instructor is highly encouraged.

Continue reading... “Upcoming Workshop: Film Composing”

DIVA Center to Host “Flickering Images and Silver Screens” Open House Showcasing Area Film Community

Eugene, OR. “Flickering Images and Silver Screens” is the theme of a special DIVA Center open house event during the First Friday Art Walk from 5:30PM to 8:00 PM on August 6th.  The Center will be hosting an informational evening showcasing many of the area’s film organizations that present film festivals, teach about film, and promote professional film, video, and media arts production. Continue reading... “DIVA Center to Host “Flickering Images and Silver Screens” Open House Showcasing Area Film Community”

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! Continue reading... “Creative Connect Meeting Tuesday @NedSpace”

Portland has been Hiding a Hotbed of Comedic Talent

"The 3rd Floor" photo by Tracey Wilson Photography

Article by Ted Douglass

It’s taken a while, but Portland is finally starting to wake up to the fact that it has its very own exciting comedy scene right under its nose. Sure, there have been a few stand-ups, improv performers and sketch-comedy troupes that have been toiling away long enough to be considered Rose City institutions (nationally renowned acts like Lonnie Bruhn, Dax Jordan, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, ComedySportz, The Brody Theater, The Liberators, The 3rd Floor, etc…), but it hasn’t been until this year, that members of these niche operations have begun stepping outside of their own brands to co-mingle on various projects. Continue reading... “Portland has been Hiding a Hotbed of Comedic Talent”