Curious about what it takes to make virtual reality? Come explore design, development and user experience classes at Oregon Story Board this June. All 3 of our new class tracts provide a hands-on learning environment for students interested in exploring different aspects of the virtual reality production pipeline. Our custom curriculum is designed to introduce you to theory and content creation tools, then apply these best practices to create the first projects for your VR/MR portfolio! Continue reading... “Beginner Level Virtual/Mixed Reality Classes at OSB”
Oregon Story Board is holding office hours this Friday, beginning at 3pm – “learn all about Oregon Story Board by socializing with OSB staff and board members as well as the Digital Storytelling community that surrounds it.”
Microsoft’s HoloLens Academic Grant was awarded to five educational institutions nationwide, along with two Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition devices, to each recipient, to further aid their research and development of their respective projects. Clackamas Community College and OSB will use the HoloLens technology to “develop a trade-based curriculum for Clackamas students, particularly students in the automotive program”.
Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully untethered, holographic computer, enabling high-definition holograms to integrate with your world. Unlock all-new ways to connect, create, collaborate, and explore. Continue reading... “Clackamas Community College And Oregon Story Board Awarded $100,000 Microsoft Grant”
Oregon Story Board announced today the the eight new companies who will be part of the second accelerator class, and the first occupants of their new space in Portland’s Old Town (Old Town Lofts at 411 NW Flanders.)
These companies represent the mix of film, video, animation, visual effects, digital media, and gaming industries that make up Oregon’s digital storytelling ecosystem. The accelerator program will start June 29 and run through the fall, with a Demo Day in late October. Continue reading... “Oregon Story Board’s 2015 Accelerator Class Is Announced”
The Oregon Story Board are “looking at the film and video, animation and VFX, gaming, and digital media landscape across Oregon and bringing companies that are crossing boundaries and pushing stories together.” Their goal is to “increase the economic viability, innovation, impact, and stature of companies that fit within this network.” Check out the interactive infographic that illustrates a map of digital storytelling companies in Oregon. If you have a digital story, please add it to the growing map.Continue reading... “Do You Have A Digital Story? Add It To The Growing Oregon Map…”
The accelerator provides physical space, business mentorship, collaboration opportunities, infrastructure support, networks, and seed capital to early-stage companies in the film, video, animation, visual effects, digital media and gaming sectors during a four-month class.
OSB is spurring job growth and economic viability for companies at the intersection of these industries, with the premise that collaboration and shared resources will lead to more business opportunity in our creative, technology-infused economy. Continue reading... “Oregon Story Board Open For Applications For Accelerator Class Of 2015”
Oregon Story Board , (a collaboration of community storytelling innovators) is presenting their first group of projects from the inaugural accelerator program. The initial group of five Oregon companies (Chroma, A Fourth Act, Studio Kate, Built Oregon, Mountain Machine Studios, ) will be showcasing their work on Friday 9th, 2pm at Hollywood Theater. Free to the public but you must RSVP. Continue reading... “Oregon Story Board Demo Day – January 9th”
The Oregon Story Board announced its five early-stage companies that were selected for the first OSB Accelerator Class. There is a vibrant mix of film & video, digital media, animation, content, and gaming industries – all that “make up Oregon’s digital storytelling ecosystem”.* The companies are:
- CHROMA Chroma makes high-design tools for the creative class. Their first product is Chroma Signal, a mobile app that allows users to create, share, and subscribe to YouTube playlists. Chroma makes it easier to create and distribute lo-fi TV content with great storylines.
Applications are now open for the 2014 Oregon Story Board accelerator program. Interested companies need to have their applications in by July 15th, 2014.
We’re excited to see what kinds of innovative companies will apply to take part. Do you know a company engaging with their audience with exciting new forms of narrative? Send them our way. We’re seeking companies that are looking to grow their businesses in Oregon to be a part of our new program, running September through December. Continue reading... “Oregon Story Board is Open for Applications”
Richard Herskowitz, Director of Cinema Pacific says, “This year I’m particularly excited about our partnership with UO Libraries on the James Blue Project, supplementing the exciting new archive of UO alumnus James Blue’s work that is being donated to Special Collections. Also, Cinema Pacific is working closely with the Schnitzer Museum on an array of live performances, panels, and media installations featuring Portland-based media artist Vanessa Renwick, titled Art for Endangered Species, as well as the annual new media exhibition and party, the Fringe Festival. Continue reading... “Cinema Pacific Festival Kicks Off In Eugene April 23rd”