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April 2018

SAG-AFTRA + OMPA Contracts Workshop and Happy Hour hosted by the Portland Local!

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Koerner Camera Systems, 2828 SE 14th Ave
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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It's no secret the 21st Century media landscape is changing - join producers, content creators, performers, and other industry professionals to learn how SAG-AFTRA agreements are changing with it! Join SAG-AFTRA and OMPA for a Contracts Workshop and Happy Hour Friday April 27th at 6:00pm at Koerner Camera Systems. This event is free, but space is limited for this informative event, so RSVP to portland@sagaftra.org by Wednesday April 25th to reserve your spot! Topics of discussion will include: Rates and usage…

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May 2018

OMPA Master Class: Cinematographer Tim Orr

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cine Rent West, 2580 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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$10 – $35

Join OMPA Sunday, May 6 from 10am-2pm at Cine Rent West when Accomplished Cinematographer Tim Orr leads a Cinematographer Master Class: Lighting and Lenses to achieve artistic intentions. Presented by Fujifilm. Thanks to our gracious hosts, Cine Rent West! Tim Orr studied cinematography at the North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking alongside fellow classmate David Gordon Green. He has directed photography on all of Green's features, which include: PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, JOE, PRINCE AVALANCHE, SNOW ANGELS, ALL THE…

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Join OMPA for our May Media Mixer!

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakwood Portland Pearl District, 1155 NW Everett Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
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Free – $10

Let's mix it up! OMPA is so thrilled that Oakwood Corporate Housing and Pro Photo Supply are co-hosting our May Media Mixer at Oakwood Portland Pearl District located at 1155 NW Everett St. We'd love to see you all Wednesday, May 23rd from 5:30-8pm!  Tickets are free for OMPA members and $10 in advance for non-members, but space is limited so please RSVP ASAP to claim your spot and avoid getting put on the wait list! Thanks again to our generous sponsors, Oakwood Corporate…

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OMPA + Design Reality Present: The Nature and Challenges of Immersive Storytelling!

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Relic, 111 SW 5th Ave #2700, 97204
Portland, Oregon 97204
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We are so excited for this, we just can't be cool about it. We booked Eric Darnell, the Chief Creative Officer of Baobab Studios! Baobab is an Emmy award-winning top VR animation studio who were just named to Fast Company's list of Most Innovative Companies in the World - no big deal. Darnell is the creative genius behind the Madagascar animated franchise and his latest film Crow: The Legend took over all five VR booths at Cannes. Wow! Darnell will join us May…

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June 2018

OMPA Media Mixer June 20th!

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pacific Grip & Lighting, 6550 NE Portland Hwy, Portland, OR 97218
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Free – $10
OMPA June Media Mixer

It's high time for another OMPA Mixer, don't you think? This month we're lucky to have our mixer co-sponsored by Pacific Grip & Lighting Inc. and Department of Art! The party will be at their warehouse at 6550 NE Portland Highway. Let us know you're coming! Pacific Grip & Lighting Inc. is your source for lighting and grip equipment, expendables and stages. With offices in Portland and Seattle, they offer the largest selection of lighting and grip equipment in the Northwest. Knowledgeable employees with a passion for…

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July 2018

Join OMPA and VFX/PDX at the Job Mixer 2.0!

July 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Art Institute of Portland, 1122 NW Davis St - 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97209
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OMPA VFX July Networking Event

Hard to believe that it’s been over a year since the last VFX/PDX job mixer, held as Grimm came to a close. Time to wind things up again as an equally large group finishes up – this time out at LAIKA on their current production, Missing Link.  This puts a sizable contingent from our ranks, all top-tier talent, out on the streets and available for hire. Our goal is connect you all with other studios/companies/productions on the rise – OMPA is proud…

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August 2018

Creatives of Color Collaborative

August 23 @ 6:00 pm
Wieden+Kennedy, 224 NW 13th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
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Creatives of Color Collaborative August 23

OMPA's Diversity Committee is pleased to offer a first-of-its-kind opportunity for creatives of color to connect with each other and a select group of industry leaders! Our goal is to empower creatives of color by producing a space and atmosphere to seek consultation with industry professionals, innovators, and experts of craft. The event will: Open doors for creatives of color at all skills levels and stages of their career Equip creatives of color with knowledge of industry opportunities and help develop their professional network…

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August 28: Media Mixer Plus with Paul Harrod

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ziba Design, 810 NW Marshall Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
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$10 – $25
OMPA Hinge Ziba Media Mixer Networking

Join OMPA for an amped-up version of our traditional monthly networking event: our first-ever MediaMixer+! The speaker and space are booked - all we need is you. RSVP now! The evening will kick off with our special guest, Isle of Dogs Production Designer Paul Harrod. Following a brief personal history that will include some images and short clips, Paul will offer an in-depth discussion of the design and development of the characters and environments seen in Isle Of Dogs. They will show how Wes Anderson's distinct artistic…

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September 2018

PAF + OMPA: Extremely Happy Mixer!

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
735 SW 20th Place, Suite 350, 735 SW 20th Place, Suite 350
Portland, OR 97205
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Free – $12
PAF OMPA Extremely Happy Mixer Hinge 3DV

Creatives, media makers, and marketers - this event is for you. Our friends at the Portland Ad Federation and the Oregon Media Production Association are joining our respective Extremely Happy Hour and Media Mixer events for one grand social gathering: The Extremely Happy Mixer! Come see the many ways our communities overlap, and meet new awesome professionals in the marketing and media production world.    Thursday, September 13 5-8pm 735 SW 20th Place, Suite 350 Register Now We're excited to…

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OMPA Goes South: Klamath Falls Media Mixer

September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Klamath Basin Brewing, 1320 Main Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
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Free – $5
OMPA Media Mixer Klamath Falls

We're kicking off the Klamath Independent Film Festival with a Media Mixer for our friends in Southern Oregon. Meet us a couple blocks from the KIFF opening gala for a drink and a bite - plus a chance to win a fabulous prize package!  How fabulous, you ask? We're giving away: an OMPA membership a bottle of Oregon wine 2 (two) travel tumblers 1 (one) all-access pass to KIFF Mark your calendar now - September 14 from 5-7pm at Klamath…

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