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Recap: Extremely Happy Mixer [Photos]

Recap: Extremely Happy Mixer [Photos]

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We’re sorry to anyone who missed the Extremely Happy Mixer we co-hosted with PAF at Hinge and 3DV on September 13 because it was so much fun! See for yourself in the lively photos captured by Portland Ad Fed board member Mark Fenske.   We saw the PAF and OMPA logos come to life before our eyes […]

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KIFF 2018: OMPA Winners & Selections

KIFF 2018: OMPA Winners & Selections

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We took a road trip down to Klamath Falls in September to make new friends in the Southern part of the state and see our members’ work at the sixth-annual Klamath Independent Film Festival. Nearly half of the films selected for KIFF had OMPA members on crew! Here’s a look at the winners and selected […]

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Apply for our Film Festival/Conference Travel Grant

Apply for our Film Festival/Conference Travel Grant

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The Portland Film Office, in partnership with the Oregon Media Production Association, invites local filmmakers to apply for a conference fee or travel stipend to attend a filmmaking conference or film festival where your film has been accepted. Five $500 grants will be awarded on a rolling basis between September 2018 and June 2019. Eligible […]

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Event Recap: Creatives of Color Collaborative

Event Recap: Creatives of Color Collaborative

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On August 23, OMPA co-hosted a meetup at Wieden+Kennedy between industry mentors and creatives of color.  Here are a few words from the woman who truly helped this event go from idea to execution:  Tiffany Golden, W+K Producer Overall the event was a tremendous success. We checked all the boxes in terms of our objectives. […]

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Takeaways from the Pints & Pixels Freelancing Panel

Takeaways from the Pints & Pixels Freelancing Panel

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Working for yourself doesn’t mean you’re on your own! As our host for the evening Dan Short put it, “Freelancers are alone, together. But we’re in the same boat.” Here’s a roundup of some of the best advice we heard from the panelists:   Dan Short (10+ years freelancing from coast to coast) Dan is […]

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OMPA teams up with VFX/PDX for networking event

OMPA teams up with VFX/PDX for networking event

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We weren’t kidding when we said last Monday’s VFX and stop-motion job mixer would be a sequel worth seeing! The Art Institute was packed with roughly 200 talented folks promoting their skills and 16 local studios recruiting new hires. We know it was hot and busy. But we also heard everyone had a pretty awesome […]

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Get to Know Your Board: Roland Gauthier

Get to Know Your Board: Roland Gauthier

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Meet OMPA Board President Roland Gauthier! Born in France and bred in the US, he now calls Portland home.  You may also know him as a partner and executive producer at the innovative CG production company, Hinge. Now you can learn a whole lot more about how Roland got where he is today, and what […]

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Roundtable builds bridges between production community and city offices

Roundtable builds bridges between production community and city offices

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What does it take to film in Portland? The support of nearly every city and regional bureau! Last week, the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) and the Portland Film Office co-hosted a Roundtable with representatives from over a dozen offices and the production power-users of those city services. We were delighted to welcome to the […]

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Get to Know Your Board: Angela Geier

Get to Know Your Board: Angela Geier

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OMPA Board Member Angela Geier has been a Recruiter in the VFX and Animation industry for 10 years, working all over the world! Now she works at LAIKA and has championed reverse recruiting methods to help share talent among local studios. She looks forward to helping artists and studios make Oregon, and OMPA, their forever […]

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The Top 10 Film Festivals to Submit To

The Top 10 Film Festivals to Submit To

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OMPA member Scott Ballard has been a freelance filmmaker for about 15 years, the last 10 of which he’s called Portland home. Over that time his works have been selected for literally hundreds of film festivals – wow! He recently shared his tips on submitting to film festivals, and while we talked, he filled us […]

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