ReStore, a Habitat For Humanity division, can be found nationwide and is open to the public. They sell an enormous variety of reclaimed building materials; everything from doors and windows all the way to the proverbial kitchen sink. The proceeds from our local stores go to Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for needy families right here in Oregon.
We could not have been happier when NBC Universal contacted us to collaborate on their greening efforts for the series, Grimm. We immediately recognized this particular show as a good match and unique opportunity to put the foundation of our previous work in identifying green vendors and services to good use.
Not uncommonly, we just had a major US retailer shoot a commercial here in Oregon but this one was different, they did it with a sustainable mandate that came from the client’s corporate office. The greening company, EcoSet was hired to oversee the process. EcoSet operate as an “environmental production resource committed to implementing customized, practical, and sustainable environmental solutions for commercial productions”. A relatively new breed of environmentalists are finding a way to green commercial and feature productions in creative and resourceful ways by plugging into what communities already offer. Continue reading... “Commercial Production Brings Value to the Community, the Environment and the Local Economy at the Same Time”
There are two slots remaining for Colour Box Makeup Studios’ upcoming HD/Film makeup workshops in Portland.
The five-day Makeup Artist Boot Camp and one-day Airbrush Seminar, scheduled for June 1-6, are limited to 12 aspiring artists, all of whom will be trained by award-winning celebrity/film/television makeup artist Kerry Herta. Each artist will receive hands-on training using live models and have their work analyzed using HD cameras and monitors. Continue reading... “Two Spots Left for HD/Film Makeup Workshops”
It’s April, it’s beginning to sprout green everywhere you look and there are many good and green projects out there that make evident Oregonians are doing their part for Earth Day and a “A Billion Acts of Green®” this year.
An article this week in Oregon Business Magazine highlighted film production in the southern region of the state. Producer, Gary Kout, founder and director of SOFAT made note of the production upturn due in part to diverse locations and experienced crew. For the details read here.
Shawn Levy (The Oregonian) has been busy blogging from Sundance with the roundup of the fantastic showing of Oregon made films and documentaries that have been screening, check it out here.
They were not the only Oregon products featured at Sundance this year – Troon Vineyard (located in the beautiful Applegate Valley near Grant’s Pass) was selected to pour at the Sundance opening ceremonies. They served; Troon 2009 Viognier, 2007 River Guide White and 2009 Druid’s Fluid Red and 2007 Kubli Bench Cabernet Sauvignon. Continue reading... “Sundance Round Up And Oregon Wine”
As more productions roll into Oregon, doors will be opening up for Oregon-based acting talent to make connections and start a career in Los Angeles. But making the move isn’t easy! To make sure Oregon actors are competitive with their rivals, Karen LaVoie provides top-notch coaching to actors in Portland and LA. Using classic techniques alongside new ones, Karen gives her students a thorough training in convincing acting. Her coaching includes on-camera training, location shooting, and one-on-one auditions, as well as industry skills and services like self-marketing techniques, headshots, resumes, and acting reels. Continue reading... “Solid Local Training Helps Oregon Talent Succeed”