‘Masks of Desire’ debuts in Portland

Posted on Oct 12, 2017
‘Masks of Desire’ debuts in Portland

In a world of instant gratification, filmmaking is hardly instant. It takes time, resourcefulness and a hardworking team to make a great project come to life. With a background in music video and commercial work, Jesse Vinton of Vinton Depiction decided to take on the task of his first short film, but he found himself […]

A Filmmaker’s jealousy brings Flowers to life

Posted on Oct 9, 2017
A Filmmaker’s jealousy brings Flowers to life

Guest blogger Allan Luebke is an American filmmaker best known for his 2014 documentary ‘Glena’. He currently splits his time between Portland and New York. Following an inspired meeting with a friend and theatre producer in New York last year, he returned to Portland determined to try his hand at directing a play. Using an […]

Dissection of an Indie Production: The Making of ‘Autopsy’

Posted on Sep 19, 2017
Dissection of an Indie Production: The Making of ‘Autopsy’

Adam Long was a Creative Director at Mutt Industries when he decided to make his first short film. The complexities of producing commercial work for national clients was nothing new to Adam, but directing a short film was a challenge he eagerly sought. “I really just wanted to work with actors and a story that was longer than […]

Saving our Sanctuaries and Wild Places

Posted on Aug 28, 2017

Guest blogger John Waller, principal of Uncage the Soul, knows about wild places. His work as a director and cinematographer has brought him from the top of Mount Fuji to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. A passion for fly fishing led him to the story of Frank Moore, a veteran with a devotion to the […]

A World of Sound for Romanoff’s “Noah”

Posted on Aug 2, 2017
A World of Sound for Romanoff’s “Noah”

When Blue Chalk Media came to us with a short film on the subject of neighborhood revitalization in Flint, Michigan, the power of the subject matter combined with the excellent filmmaking drew us in. For Dig1 engineer Chip Sloan, this story was even closer to home  – he grew up 30 minutes outside of Flint […]

Two Days to Film, No Time To Sleep: My foggy recollection of the Portland 48 Hour Film Festival

Posted on Jul 10, 2017
Two Days to Film, No Time To Sleep: My foggy recollection of the Portland 48 Hour Film Festival

Written by Reed Harvey the day after the 2017 48 Hour Film Festival…   As I write this, I’m certain of two things from the past weekend. First, I didn’t get nearly enough sleep. This fact seems to be hindering my writing process. Second, a group of talented goofballs and I managed to write, shoot […]

Feel, or rather “Hear” the burn

Posted on May 31, 2017
Feel, or rather “Hear” the burn

When they began “20/2” in 2010, Swanson Studios wanted to find a way to reenergize their creativity, to find new inspiration and learn new technologies in photography. The goal for each year was to shoot 20 test shoots in 2 months building to 100 completed test shoots. This year was the culmination of 20/2, having […]

Livestream a Podcast? What A Nice Idea

Posted on May 17, 2017
Livestream a Podcast? What A Nice Idea

For the last couple of years Andy Askren and Eric Stolberg have been working on a labor of love project known as Have A Nice Idea. It’s an interview-based podcast series with some of advertising’s best to find out how they got into the business, what keeps them in it and how great work gets done. […]

Yet Another Reason Why We Love Portland: The Roseys

Posted on May 6, 2017

In the world of advertising, few things carry validation for living like winning an award for your creative work. Come on, who doesn’t like getting a star on their paper or a smiley face on the quiz? Sure, a trophy is just a hunk of metal on a shelf (or in a broom closet), but […]

Studios Need Love Too, Upgrading Our Mixing Suites

Posted on Apr 10, 2017
Studios Need Love Too, Upgrading Our Mixing Suites

While hanging out in our studios getting your sounds made and your project refined, you may have noticed that everything always looks the same. The gear doesn’t change and the mixing suites look so similar to one another that we forget which one we’re in sometimes. The projects change but the studio stays the same. […]