Oregon Film Trail continues at Ecola State Park with two signs and a map panel that were installed last week and officially unveiled yesterday. They honor Ecola State Park’s starring role as a location in Twilight, Point Break, The Goonies and Kindergarten Cop. The Oregon Film Trail is designed to showcase iconic and interesting film locations in the state. The signs at Ecola and Indian Beach mark four different filming locations related to the now-classic feature films; Twilight, Point Break, The Goonies and Kindergarten Cop. Continue reading... “Oregon Film Trail Gets Two New Stops At Ecola State Park And Indian Beach”
The Oregon Film Office and Oregon State Parks planted 50 Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, Douglas-fir, and Western Hemlock seedlings conifer trees at Gleneden Beach State Recreation site to mark the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Film Office and its long standing collaboration with Oregon State Parks.
Additionally, at this site, a sign was erected as part of the recently created the Historic Oregon Film Trail. The sign indicates that the movie, “Sometimes A Great Notion” was filmed very close to the park and in and around the Siletz River area. Continue reading... “Oregon Film & Oregon State Parks Plant 50 Trees in Celebration of 50 Years Of Oregon Film Office (Plus The First Historic Oregon Film Trail Sign Is Installed)”
We are excited to announce, with our partners, our inaugural Outdoor-Adventure Film Grant!
Oregon Film, Travel Oregon, Danner Boots, and the Portland Film Office at Prosper Portland have partnered to bring funding for a new competitive grant, the Outdoor-Adventure Film Grant (OAFG). The OAFG will enable the selected applicant to create a short film that specifically showcases the spirit, passion, and excitement of the outdoor-adventure, or action sports film genres in the state of Oregon. $18,500 in funding as well as equipment, services, and support will be provided. Continue reading... “Inaugural Outdoor-Adventure Film Grant Opens Tomorrow!”
Oregon State Parks, The Hollywood Theatre, Travel Oregon and Oregon Film have partnered together to bring themed outdoor screenings into state parks this summer. The first one up: Christopher Guest’s hilarious BEST IN SHOW at the Dog Park in Molalla River SP. There will be festivities and even a doggie fashion show – so bring your best friend, your own bottle and settle in for a great evening. Tickets are free but need to be reserved in advance. Get more info and tickets here. Continue reading... “Outdoor Screenings in State Parks”
OPB Music presents a new Road Session this week at Mosier Twin Tunnels. Continue reading... “OPB Music Presents A New Road Session At Mosier Twin Tunnels”
There are more than 185 State Parks and waysides in Oregon. I’ve been to them all… or at least everything you can find on a public map. It took me four months of travel, but with the help of Oregon Film and the Oregon State Parks system, I made a music video featuring footage of myself performing the same song in every wooded nook and cranny in Oregon. It was my love letter to my home, and it seemed other people liked it too. Continue reading... “State Parks “Road Sessions” Second Season to Premiere in June”
Musician Slater Smith Embarks on a Quest to Visit all of Oregon’s State Parks While Shooting His Music Video
Slater Smith, frontman for the band The Weather Machine, began his quest to visit every state park in Oregon over the summer while shooting his music video for the band’s song “Back O’Er Oregon”. The video will be a cinematic homage to Oregon’s beautiful and diverse state parks. While planning this project Slater connected with Oregon’s Governor’s Office of Film and Television (Oregon Film) and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, and explored how to expand the project beyond just the music video. Continue reading... ““Back O’Er Oregon” – A Musician’s Journey through Oregon’s State Parks”