In our series of blog posts – the “New Normal” – we are looking at what creative options have been put in place to offset the disruption that Covid-19 has caused for production businesses here in Oregon. This month we caught up with Christina Kortum at Ravenous Studios.
Ravenous Studios is one of the Pacific Northwest’s go-to character makeup and prop-making shop based in Portland, Oregon, and now also Los Angeles. Ravenous is owned and operated by Christina “CK” Kortum and offers a wide variety of makeup fx to all levels of budget.
My company, Portland Store Fixtures, is exactly what it sounds like: we rent and sell store fixtures. (In Portland.) We stock mostly used so we have a lot of interesting oddities, but the basics of our business are shelving units, showcases, clothing racks, cash counters, mannequins, display forms – everything you need to make a store look like a store.
Tim Oakley, local Prop Master, has created props for many local projects, “Grimm”, “The Librarians”, “Leverage” and “Portlandia”, as well as dozens of global productions, such as, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Jurassic World” and “Star Trek” to name a few.
The other segments that Fox12 have showcased are below: