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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 your hilarious realist. He’s been around long enough to know what’s what, and more importantly, how to put it in […]

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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 time! The mixer was a great opportunity to meet new people and re-connect with old friends. There was a ton […]

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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 he hopes to accomplish in his tenure with OMPA.  Tell me about the earlier side of your career in the […]

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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 table representatives from: ODOT, PBOT, TriMet, Port of Portland, Parking, Portland Fire & Rescue, Portland Police Department, Office of Management […]

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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 home.  If you ever get a chance to chat with her, take it! We did, and here’s what we found […]

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