Wheel of Fortune – Going Green Week From Portland

Wheel Of Fortune set in Portland

This year marks the fifth season that Wheel of Fortune has featured a “Going Green” theme week. In past seasons, Pat and Vanna have offered viewers tips for going green and have shared updates about what Sony Pictures is doing to keep the studio lot environmentally-friendly.  As well as the kick off Going Green Week, the show is also featuring, Portland Week, College Week and the Great Outdoors.  See the schedule for air dates on KATU below:

Going Green (Portland) Apr 30 – May 4, 2012
Portland Week May 7 – May 11, 2012
College Week (Portland) May 14 – May 18, 2012
Great Outdoors (Portland) May 21 – May 25, 2012

We were there for the Going Green Week taping and the set looked amazing, complete with a digital waterfall and greenery -both live and re-useable manufactured greens. 

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At Sony Pictures “A Greener World” even The Wheel Is Green…..

We have already blogged about the Wheel of Fortune shooting a week’s worth of shows this week end and early next in Portland for their up-coming “green week” but I also wanted to take the opportunity to give a shout out to Sony Pictures Entertainment and their sustainability efforts.

Like other studios, Sony Pictures has in place it’s best practices and green policies; such as their “Road to Zero” (zero waste) and  “A Greener World” vision, on set, in studio offices, stages and across all corporate operations.  Continue reading... “At Sony Pictures “A Greener World” even The Wheel Is Green…..”

Coming this month to Oregon – Wheel…Of…Fortune!

About two years ago I was contacted by Steve Denari from the local ABC afilliate KATU about the possibility of landing “Wheel of Fortune”.  We jumped at the chance to help with the effort and along with the help of Mayor Sam Adams’ team, it’s now a reality.  Actually the producers of “Wheel” came up here nearly a year ago to shoot all the on location bumpers for the 20 episodes and now they are about to set up shop at the Oregon Convention center. Continue reading... “Coming this month to Oregon – Wheel…Of…Fortune!”

Case Study: Pipeworks’ “Zumba Fitness” Tops Global Charts

One of the cool things about the animation/VFX industry is that it’s continually evolving beyond the established parameters. The artistry of a well generated scene or special effects sequence is now no longer confined to a piece of film, but has also begun to take on an interactive element as video games move closer to the cinematic boundary.

Pipeworks Software, based out of Eugene, is at the heart of this constantly shifting field. Ever turned on an Xbox or Xbox 360? Continue reading... “Case Study: Pipeworks’ “Zumba Fitness” Tops Global Charts”