Northwest Film Center Brings Venice VR Expanded 2020 to Portland

The Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum have been announced as the exclusive U.S. partner for the Virtual Reality (VR) arm of the Venice Biennale through its Venice VR Expanded 2020 programming. This year, since many audiences will not be able to come to Venice for COVID-19 related reasons, Venice will come to them.

For the first time in its 125-year history, La Biennale di Venezia (the Venice Biennale) is offering its programming both online and at select venues around the globe, responding creatively to the travel and in-person gathering challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.  Continue reading... “Northwest Film Center Brings Venice VR Expanded 2020 to Portland”

OMPA Master Class: Demystifying New Technology

OMPA Master Class Demystifying New Technology May 5You don’t want to miss this one! Immersive technology is evolving fast, and you need to keep up to stay competitive. Join us at OMPA’s upcoming Master Class where VR Director of Photography and Technical Advisor Jim Geduldick (The Martian, Transformers, Discovery) will demystify the latest tools and how they’re relevant to your work. No technology background required!

We’ll also be raffling off thousands of dollars in giveaways, including high-end gear from G-Tech, Wacom, f-stop, Insta360 and more.

Tickets: $25 for OMPA members; $50 for non-members

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DIY Workshops at NW Documentary

DIY Documentary is NW Documentary’s flagship course: a 10-week journey to create a short film from start to finish. We welcome students ages 15 and up with all levels experience to tell a story that is meaningful to them, expressing their personal vision and style using the latest digital tools. Supplementary Editing coursework (Premiere or Final Cut X) and Camera/Lighting courses support the DIY student in achieving their vision. The class culminates in a screening of DIY films at the Clinton Street Theatre. Continue reading... “DIY Workshops at NW Documentary”

360 Labs Brings Cutting Edge VR Technology to Raise Public Awareness of Contentious Grand Canyon River Project

VR technology is so much more fun the second time around and with companies like YouTube (360), Google Business View and many new 360º apps to name a few, there are many interesting advancements to explore.  360º Labs, based out of Portland, Oregon, are bringing their own altruistic (and very Oregon) public-spirited take to their technology.  They are currently half way through a Kickstarter campaign to fund a 360º VR documentary “As It Is A 360º Video & Virtual Reality Experience Exploring How A Proposed Gondola Resort Will Impact the Grand Canyon from Rim to River.”  Continue reading... “360 Labs Brings Cutting Edge VR Technology to Raise Public Awareness of Contentious Grand Canyon River Project”