Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Last Night's 4 hour Lunar Eclipse in about 1 Minute from Jason De Parrie-Turner

Blood Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse 4/14-4/15, 2014 (time lapse) from Jason deParrie-Turner on Vimeo.
Time lapse HD video of the April 14-15th, 2014 total lunar eclipse. Shot in Portland, Oregon. Clouds rolled in at the end after the eclipse had become total. This is the first of 4 'Blood Moons' (a tetrad) occurring during an 18 month period from 2014-2015.

Song credits "Seeing the Future" by Dexter Britain (creative commons license)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Inside Tips On Cutting Red Tape! Wednesday, March 16 2014

Have you ever wondered. . .
  • "Why can't I set up my camera here?"
  • "Why can't I shoot here without a permit?"
  • "Who says I have to have a traffic flagger?"
  • "Isn't this public property?"
  • "How can I work with the people at City Hall to speed things up?!"
Meet two of your allies next week at an OMPA Portland Chapter Event.

Shelley Midthun will be stepping up to the microphone to talk about and answer questions concerning permits and locations for filming in Portland. Shelley is the Business Development Officer for the city's Film, TV, and Digital Media office with the Portland Development Commission. She is also your greatest ally when it comes to getting things done right. Your production can hinge on so many aspects, the least of which is where you shoot and if you are cleared. 
Jamie Johnk from the Clackamas County Business and Economic Development office, will also be in attendance to answer any questions you might have about shooting in Clackamas County.
Date: Wednesday, March 26
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Place? Galaxy Sailer Productions, 6635 N Baltimore Ave, Ste 112 in St. Johns (Portland)
Snacks? Have a little food and drink
Plus!  Network with great people

RSVP at  www.ompa.org/events

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Northwest Filmmakers - Submit Films Now for Annual Festival!

The Northwest Film Center invites regional filmmakers to submit their recent work for consideration in the 40th Northwest Filmmakers’
Festival, November 8-17, 2013.

The Festival continues the Film Center’s 40-year tradition of spotlighting Northwest artists and their work, bringing them together to share ideas and inspiration, and finding both critical acclaim and appreciative audiences for outstanding regional work.

Festival entries are judged by a prominent filmmaker, curator, or critic who selects the cream of the crop for honors. Past judges include Gus Van Sant, Matt Groening, Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, and Sundance and Outfest programmer John Cooper.

Generally, 30-45 shorts, features, and documentaries are screened during the Festival. Of those, 10-15 shorts are selected for the “Best of the Northwest” Tour program, which travels throughout the Northwest the following year to media arts centers, museums, arts councils, and universities. Permanent residents of Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington may submit two works of any length or genre released since August 1, 2011, and not previously entered in the Festival. Student entries (college and
university only) must be from a school located in the Northwest.

There is no entry fee and entries must be postmarked by Monday, August 1, 2013. Submissions are automatically considered for the Northwest Film Center’s year-round Northwest Tracking series and the annual Portland International Film Festival.

All Northwest filmmakers—whether their work is selected or not—are encouraged to participate in the Festival at its free Filmmakers’ Un-Conference or social events including the Opening Night Party and each will be offered two free tickets to a Festival screenings just for entering their work.

More information and entry forms are available at the Northwest Film Center’s website: http://www.nwfilm.org/festivals/nwfest 

For more information, contact Festival manager Thomas Phillipson:

The Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts organization offering a variety of exhibition, education programs, and artist services throughout the region. The Center presents a program of foreign, classic, experimental, and independent works year-round at the Whitsell Auditorium, located in the Portland Art Museum. For more information, visit www.nwfilm.org.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Hollywood Theatre Event Highlights Portland Expert on "Selling Stories to Hollywood"

The first “Books to Film” launches at Literary Arts this month featuring bestselling author Daniel H. Wilson.

His novel Robopocalypse was purchased by DreamWorks and is currently being adapted for film by Steven Spielberg.

Five of Wilson’s films have been optioned to date – to blockbuster studios such as Paramount, Dreamworks SKG, and Nickelodeon. Wilson will discuss the art of selling stories to Hollywood.

You're invited: May 2nd, 7 pm @ the Hollywood Theatre
Details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/632262563457552/

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Amazon Studios: Looking for Scripts

Amazon Studios has announced it is seeking scripts. Visit their web page for info!

Click here. 

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Monster Camp Re-Release Planned

"Monster Camp" the documentary about a group of live-action roleplayers in the Pacific Northwest, will be re-released in 2013 to numerous video on demand outlets.  Still available to watch now on Amazon.com, the film had disappeared from Netflix on Demand and other sites which was a big concern for its creators, Cullen Hoback and Aaron Kirk Douglas.  "There was twitter buzz about the film every single day when it was on Netflix Streaming," says Douglas, "for months the film was the highest watched film in the Portland market."  Hit points, anyone?  Watch this space for the date of the official announcement from our new distributor.

Monday, May 28, 2012

2013 POW Fest Call For Entries Due 8/17/12

The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (a.k.a. POWFest) is now accepting entries for its sixth annual festival scheduled to take place March 7 - 10, 2013. The regular deadline for entries is Friday, August 17, 2012. POWFest showcases the art and cinematic contribution of women directors from around the world and seeks to present films that have been directed or co-directed by women; of any length, style, or genre. Detailed information about submitting films can be found at www.powfest.com.
Deadlines & Fees
Early Bird Deadline: Postmarked by June 20, 2012 ~ $20
Regular Deadline: Postmarked by Friday August 17, 2012 ~ $30
Late Deadline: Postmarked by Friday September 14, 2012 ~ $35
WAB Extended Deadline: Postmarked by Friday October 5, 2012 ~ $45