ParaNorman – #WeirdWins

As the August premiere of LAIKA’s ParaNorman is approaching, a new website for the film has launched. will present a new video showcasing some of the talented people behind the scenes for each of the five weeks leading up to the premiere.  You can view the introductory video above.  Below is a little more information about the site:

WEIRDWINS is about the artists, animators, craftspeople, and filmmakers behind ParaNorman—former weird kids from all over the world who joined forces to make the biggest stop-motion animated film of all time.

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Movie Night At Rejuvenation

Movie Night At Rejuvenation

A fundraiser for p:ear

Sunday September 18, 6:00pm – 9:00 pm

In Rejuvenation’s salvage lot

  • Sunday September 18th
  • 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
  • Rejuvenation’s salvage lot
  • 1100 SE Grand Ave PDX, OR 97214
  • RSVP NOW >

Join us for a night of local short films shown under the stars! Bring chairs, blankets, and your film-loving friends to our salvage lot for good fun and great fundraising.

See short films by local filmmakers (maybe even yours!) on the big screen while sampling some of Portland’s best food and drink – all in the name of helping p:ear, Portland’s premier mentoring program for homeless teens.

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Hand-made in Oreogn: LAIKA’s New Website and Featured Video

In addition to this week’s announcement of their two new feature film projects, Oregon’s LAIKA animation studio also rolled out a newly designed website including  the beautiful video embedded above.  The video provides unique insight into who LAIKA is, and how they combine a classic hand-made artisan craft with cutting edge technology to achieve spectacular results.  And best of all, they are doing it all right here in Oregon!

We think this exemplifies what the storytellers of our local film and media industry aspire to do; to build on our knowledge and experience from the past while embracing the technology and promise of the future.  Continue reading... “Hand-made in Oreogn: LAIKA’s New Website and Featured Video”

Making of the Mr. Peanut Commercial from LAIKA/house

We here at Orgeon Film are excited to see this come from  Oregon Company LAIKA/house,  from right here in Portland Oregon.  Congratulations on a great ad campaign LAIKA/house. For those of you not familiar with all the great work coming out of this studio, definitely check out their site! Continue reading... “Making of the Mr. Peanut Commercial from LAIKA/house”

Call for Entries: Video Gong Show!

The Video Gong Show

Film Action Oregon is on the lookout for short-film entries for its 3-round Video Gong Show contest!

Entries can be nearly any style or quality ( Music videos, Senior thesis projects, Stoner videos, Feature Excerpts, & Teasers…etc.)

Your peers & celebrity judges will rate the videos, and the top 5 from each rounds will advance to the Finals at the Hollywood Theatre in October.  Compete for cash & a prize from Picture This worth $2000+.  Those gonged the quickest will also be rewarded 🙂 Continue reading... “Call for Entries: Video Gong Show!”

DSLR Workshop with NW Documentary

Heard about the new DSLR cameras? Know how to use them for video projects? Learn to shoot with DSLR cameras and explore this format. You’ll pick an iconic place in Portland and use a DSLR camera to piece together compelling shots, timelapse, and other visual effects to create a short edited piece. Intermediate to advanced FCP skills required.

Visit the NW Documentary education page to sign up! Continue reading... “DSLR Workshop with NW Documentary”

Live Updates from the Set of "Leverage"

TNT's "Leverage"

The “Leverage” gang has to be one of the most Twitter savy groups out there. Thanks in large part to the leadership of Dean Devlin, many of the cast and crew tweet frequently about the goings on in and around Portland. Unlike other productions where information is always on lockdown, “Leverage” has opened their set to it’s fans and followers.

On this blog we’ve begun to post our two favorite Twitter feeds from the show (see our sidebar to the right). Continue reading... “Live Updates from the Set of "Leverage"”

MDiTV a new internet television company in Portland

MDiTV is a new television production company located in Portland, OR. We are creating video programming about health and medical news for online distribution. Our shows will be portable and viral, just the thing to watch at the water cooler with your coworkers or while waiting for the bus. We’re excited to announce our launch in Spring 2010! Continue reading... “MDiTV a new internet television company in Portland”