Welcome To PixAir!

When Perry sent me an email letting me know that he had purchased a jet airliner mock up I knew I had to go check it out.  While one or two options for filming in an airliner exist, none present an option that is logistically straight forward and simple.  Shooting inside a real plane is […]

Considering Switching to LEDs For Your (Green) Production Lighting Needs?

  Right here in Oregon, tucked away in Hillsboro since 2007, is one of the leading manufacturers of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the film and video production industry.  Meet Zylight LLC, they build “easy-to-use LED lighting systems based on state-of-the-art technologies, producing fully calibrated bright white light, as well as any color – forever […]

Oregon Vendor Spotlight: City Liquidators

This week we bring you the final two videos of our Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” video series.  In today’s video (above), the Interns visit the Portland family owned City Liquidators. What at first appeared to be a common furniture store has become a unique, one-stop shop for film and television productions looking to buy […]

Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Bent Image Lab and Hive-FX

For the next video of the series (above), the Oregon Film Summer Interns talk to both Bent Image Lab and Hive-FX about their recent animation and visual effects (VFX) work. With the consistent production of successful animation and VFX work in Portland, Bent Image Lab and Hive-FX are among the most active and respected animation/VFX […]

Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Cambridge Precision Machining

In this week’s video (above), the Oregon Film Summer Interns visit Cambridge Precision Machining in Tigard Oregon. Cambridge Precision Machining recently experienced a 20% increase in revenue due to work manufacturing the tiny joints and parts of the armature skeletons for LAIKA’s stop-motion animated feature “ParaNorman.” Based on referrals, they are now getting additional work […]

Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Koerner Camera Systems

For our next video in the Oregon Film Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” series (above) we visited Koerner Camera Systems in Portland. Koerner Camera Systems provides cameras and equipment to many film and television productions in Oregon.  Thanks to increased business from shows such as  “Grimm” and “Leverage,” Koerner is now the largest camera supplier in […]

Oregon Vendor Spotlight: PG&L and Bend Oregon’s ATI

The third installment of our Oregon Film Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” series (above) features local businesses Pacific Grip & Lighting and Autonomy Technology Inc. (ATI). A boost in production work and employees are the results both Pacific Grip and Lighting (Portland, OR) and ATI (Bend, OR) have noticed from the consistency of the work being filmed […]

Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Share Your Story

Hopefully you have been following our Oregon Film Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” video series. The series of videos, produced by our interns (Sabrina, Justen, and Jake) over the course of the summer, features interviews with local vendors that have recently experienced an increase in business due to film and television production.  They were able to capture […]

Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Local Nursery Supply Chain Fulfills “Grimm’s” Green Needs

The second video in our Oregon Film Summer Interns’ “Oregon Vendor Spotlight” series (above) follows the local supply chain that is utilized to provide the unique greenery needed for NBC’s “Grimm.” In order to provide the trees, bushes and plants that help create “Grimm’s” eerie atmosphere, the show’s greensman, Charlie Carlsen, looks to local nurseries […]

Oregon Vendor Spotlight: Shop Adorn

This summer, our team of Oregon Film student interns (Sabrina, Justen, and Jake) embarked on a project to interview some of the local vendors that have recently experienced an increase in business due to the film and television industry. By the end of the summer, the interns had produced eight short videos for their “Oregon […]