Thursday, Feb. 27 | 5:30-7:30pm | PNCA | Free

We're just a couple days away from what we know will be a huge turnout of artists eager to meet with hiring managers from the area's top studios. This event is designed for 2D/3D animators, CG artists, stop-motion animators, motion designers, VFX specialists, editors, composers, and other post-production related roles.

The following employers below will have dedicated tables, but other people in hiring positions will be working the room as well.

Bent Image Lab
Deep Sky/Giant Astronaut
Refuge VFX
The Other House
Wendell & Wild
Wieden + Kennedy
Laundry Service
JOINT Editorial
Rain (formerly R2C Group)
Minimal Massive
Pearl Studio

Things to know:

  • Security: We will be checking names at the door. Anyone who did not register will be let in on a case-by-case basis.
  • Submit your stuff: If you haven't already, make sure you fill out this form with your crew position, resume, reel, and LinkedIn ASAP. We will be sharing all of this information with the attending employers before the event—some of whom may want to schedule interviews before the event starts.
  • After Party: Pints & Pixels is hosting a meet-up directly following the event. Join other post-production folks to discuss how the job mixer went for you. Details here.
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Wednesday, March 4 | 7-pm | Four Daughters Irish Pub, Medford | Free

It's time for monthly mingling with your fellow production professionals! The timing of this month's Cameras & Cocktails is perfect, as it comes just on the heels of OMPA's Annual Board Retreat. Southern Oregon Chapter Chair Courtney Williams be returning from the retreat in Portland—along with OMPA Executive Director Lisa Cicala—to share 2020 updates. Come get details about OMPA membership and new opportunities in Southern Oregon!

Event entry is free; refreshments are cash bar. 
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Member Profile | Costume Designer Amanda Needham

Emmy-winning Costume Designer Amanda Needham talks getting loud about plus-size fashion with Shrill, designing for the Super Bowl LIV halftime show, and her current work on the upcoming series Chad, starring Saturday Night Live's Nasim Pedrad.
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Photos | OMPA Media Mixer at Rain
Photos by Paul Leavitt

Last week we enjoyed a lively happy hour with our friends at Rain and 100 local media professionals. We were fortunate enough to hear about the agency's 20-year history and recent re-branding directly from CEO/Co-founder Michelle Cardinal and Director of Production Jeff Beckerman. Fun fact: They've been OMPA members the whole time!
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Please welcome the newest contributing members of OMPA: Caitlyn Sparkman, Peter Little, Perry Stoltzfus, Aurora Wade, Michel Hulsey, Haley McCoy, Denina Smith, Dan Merchant, Jonathan Weaver, Dane Golden, Torin Butler, Daniel Ostrander, Story & Heart, Rebekah Koerbel, and Nick KealeyThanks for your support! 
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Thanks for helping us make Oregon a great place for media production professionals!
We see you, #ompamember!
◄ Post work in process now! Watch out for @heymanfilm coming from @sarahmakesmovies and a host of other awesome OMPA members!

Use #ompamember to show us your BTS shots, tell us about your next screening, or check out what your fellow members are doing.
Project Spotlight | Rich Sound

From the Artist: "I love bringing these types of spots to life with dynamic sound design. The images required both natural and mechanical sound elements to elevate the edit. I was able to utilize natural sounds from my personally recorded library, as well as incorporate some digital/glitch components to accentuate the technical aspects of the equipment & text. It's always fun working on high energy spots with strong imagery and a tight cut... which this project had across the board!" —Richard Walters

Are you a Pro Member who wants to be featured? Send your work to as a Vimeo or YouTube link with a short description for consideration. 

Event Spotlight | PIFF 43
The 43rd-annual Portland International Film Festival is a landmark event as it combines with the Northwest Filmmakers Festival for a bigger and better festival than ever before. This year is packed with more than 100 films and a dozen workshops at six theaters across Portland. Be sure to catch works by these OMPA members:
1. Lara Jean Gallagher, Aimee Lynn Barneburg, and Revery (Clementine)
2. Dawn Jones Redstone (Magnificent)
3. Cecilia Brown (Root Shocked)
4. Stephanie Hough (Century: Summer)
5. Sika Stanton (The Making of “From Maxville to Vanport”)
6. More than 20 members on First Cow
Plus, don’t miss the world premiere of the new, locally-produced feature Sophie Jones, which also had a few OMPA members on crew—Gus McTigue, Patrick Blevins, and Zoe Duncan-Doroff.

  • Use code festfriends43 and save $5 on a screening ticket
  • Use code 2020study for 50% off a panel or workshop
More Info & Tickets ▷

Feb. 25 (tonight at 6:30pm)

Portland Doc Meetup

Details Here


Feb. 27


For VFX/Animation professionals

Register Now


Pints & Pixels Meetup (after the job mixer)

Details Here


PAF Extremely Happy Hour at Thesis

Details Here


Feb. 28

CreativeMornings Portland: Stacey Hallal

Details Here


March 2

MusicPortland First Monday Meetup

Details Here


March 4

Meet the Media at The Statesman Journal

Details Here


Freelancers Union SPARK:

Reaching New Clients

Details Here

March 9

2020 Cinema Unbound Awards

Benefiting Northwest Film Center

Details Here


March 11

Cine Rent West Open House 

& Arri Orbiter Demo 

Details Here


March 12

Portland Motion Designers

& Animators Meet-up

Details Here


AIGA BIPOC Creative Meetup

Details Here


March 14

Hispanicpros’ 4th Annual LatinX Tech Fest

Details Here


March 16

SIGGRAPH Screening + Shop Talk:

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Details Here


March 24

Ashland Independent Film Festival

2020 Festival Preview Night

Details Here

  • Women in Film Help Line: This confidential resource is available to all who have experienced sexual harassment or misconduct while working in entertainment, regardless of job or gender. Call 855-WIF-LINE (855-943-5463).

  • NW Documentary is moving: Programs and workshops will continue during the transition. Learn more.

  • Your Vo!ce 2020 Community Survey: Do you live or work in Multnomah County? Please take this survey by February 29 to share your experience with access to and use of media technology. The survey is available in Spanish and English.

  • Support for Curt Klein: Former local Video Assist Curt Klein has been hospitalized with a severe combination of the flu and pneumonia and is currently on life support. There is a Go Fund Me to help his wife and small children through this difficult time if you would like to donate or share it.

  • Current Productions: Download this week’s SAG-AFTRA Production Report to see what's shooting around the state.
  • OMSI Reel Science: The Divided Brain: tonight, Feb. 25 at 6:30pm
  • Blackout Girl the Film—documentary pre-screening + Q&A; hosted by National Crime Victim Law Institute: tonight, Feb. 25 at 6:30pm
  • Tag! Queer Shorts Film Festival - featuring works by Anna Mendes and Dawn Jones Redstone: Feb. 28
  • DOSED - Corvallis premiere of the award-winning documentary, followed by a panel discussion: Feb. 29
  • Joop Joop Creative presents Jezebel and Again and Again (produced by Couch Film Collective): March 1 
  • Mountainfilm On Tour at Revolution Hall: March 5
  • ARTIFISHAL: The Fight to Save Wild Salmon + discussion with Portland EcoFilm Festival, Patagonia, and Friends of the Columbia Gorge: March 5
  • 43rd Portland International Film Festival: March 6-15
    • Use code festfriends43 and save $5 on a screening ticket
    • Use code 2020study for 50% off a panel or workshop: learn more
  • Sleep - created by Richard Sangeleer: March 7
    • 8-9:30pm, 5th Avenue cinema, free
  • OMSI Reel Science: Hidden Pacific - with discussion and Q&A: March 11
  • Forgotten Island screening with live film score: March 13 & 14
  • Filmed by Bike on tour in Bend: March 19
  • MovieMaker Production Services: standard deadline Feb. 28
  • CreARTe Expo Latinx Short Film Awards: regular deadline Feb. 28
  • Southern Shorts Awards (Georgia): regular entry Feb. 29
  • Spotlight Documentary Film Awards: early bird deadline one Feb. 29
  • Shore Scripts 2020 Short Film Fund: early deadline Feb. 29
  • *closes soon* Discover Film Awards (London, UK): final deadline March 1
  • Berlin Music Video Awards: late deadline March 1
  • Shore Scripts 2020 TV Pilot Contest: opens March 1
  • Shore Scripts 2020 Feature Contest: opens March 1
  • PDXWIT Diversity Dinner - apply to attend: deadline March 3
  • Digiday Media Awards: regular deadline March 13
  • Make a Movie Script Submissions—Acting for Kids & Teens: due March 15
  • *extended* SIGGRAPH 2020 Reel Reviews—VFX, motion design, 3D; win software prizes: deadline March 16
  • Central Eastside Together’s Community Grant Program: deadline March 16
  • Los Angeles Film Awards: regular deadline March 16
  • *new & local* Oregon Doc Camp Fellowship: application due March 30
  • *open now* SHOOT New Directors Showcase 2020: deadline March 31
  • Twitter Flight School - master advertising on Twitter: self-directed courses
  • Willamette Writers—Television Production & Development with Grant Rosenberg: March 3
  • Adweek Webinar: The Most Important Trends Digital Marketers Need to Know—Elevate Your Strategy in 2020: March 4
  • NW Documentary—Camera & Lighting for Documentary: March 7
  • Camera Building 101 with Couch Film Collective at Koerner Camera Systems: March 9
  • Intellectual Property: How to Protect Your Brand Name & Logo—presented by Rational Unicorn Legal Services: March 10
  • The Studio NW–Acting Workshop with LA Actor & Writer Markus Flanagan: March 15
  • 52 Limited–5 Steps to Nail Your Elevator Speech: March 19

OMPA is dedicated to creating the best business environment for Oregon media production. We can't do this work without the support of our contributing members. Join us today!

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