OMPA to host networking event with “Isle of Dogs” Production Designer

Join Oregon Media Production Association on August 28 for an exciting evening immersed in the local production scene! Portland-based production designer Paul Harrod will kick things off with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion film, Isle of Dogs. We’ll get to see how the director’s distinct artistic sensibilities informed every step […]

VFX/PDX + OMPA Job Mixer coming 7/9 to Ai

It’s been over a year (!) since our last job mixer, held as Grimm came to a close.  Let’s do it up again as an equally large group finishes – this time out at LAIKA on their current production, Missing Link.  This puts some serious top tier stop motion animation and CG/VFX artistic talent out […]

Stop-Motion Series in Eastern Oregon Needs Your Help

Chuck Peters, a small town filmmaker and LEGO stop-motion animator has launched his Kickstarter campaign for his latest project Hak and Gnasher.  The campaign’s aim is to raise $1350.00 for acquiring the necessary LEGO bricks, animation software, and a DSLR camera to allow him to produce his web series Hak and Gnasher in house.  The […]

New “ParaNorman” Trailer

We are anxiously awaiting the theatrical release of LAIKA’s “ParaNorman” this August, and were excited to see that they have released a new trailer for the film.  View the trailer below, or visit the official site: http://paranorman.com for more.

Bent Image Lab Teams Up with “Portlandia” for “Zero Rats” Sketch

“Portlandia” recently teamed up with Portland animation house Bent Image Lab to produce a stop-motion animated segment featuring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as rats attempting to break into a zero packaging grocery store. In “Zero Rats,” the animators at Bent Image Lab did a great job of translating the improvised sketch comedy into animation.  As […]

John Frame: Three Fragments of a Lost Tale

Presented by the Portland Art Museum FEB 18 – MAY 27, 2012 From now through May 27th, make sure to check out the imaginative art of John Frame on display at the Portland Art Museum. Art, music, poetry, and film come together in his ambitious project The Tale of the Crippled Boy. The end goal […]

School of Film Offers Claymation with Oscar-Winning Director

This winter term the Northwest Film Center’s School of Film is offering Stop-Motion Animation/Claymation with Academy Award winning director/producer Will Vinton. Bring your characters to life with guidance from the Claymation pioneer in this 13 session course. Registration is open now, class begins January 26th, no prior experience is necessary. Looking for something different than claymation? The School […]

LAIKA and Focus Features Announce Two New Feature Film Projects in Oregon

CORALINE PARTNERS FOCUS FEATURES AND LAIKA RETEAM FOR TWO-PICTURE DISTRIBUTION DEAL; 3D STOP-MOTION ANIMATED COMEDY THRILLER PARANORMAN OPENS AUGUST 17, 2012 NEW YORK and PORTLAND, OR, May 4, 2011 – Focus Features and LAIKA, the two companies behind the Academy Award-nominated animated feature Coraline are reteaming for LAIKA’s next two projects. The first of the […]