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Oregon’s Resource for the Media Production Industry

!"#$%&'#"() is our industry directory. Take advantage of the member discount - and don’t be left out!

Add or renew listings by November 30th to be in next year’s book,

and be seen by every project that considers producing in Oregon. Display advertising available in the print book and online. Check online or call OMPA for display ad rates: (503) 228-8822

Next Meeting:

OMPA Members attend BACKSTAGE PASS: The Brave New World of Media

Wed., Nov. 17th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Hollywood Theatre Discounted Association tickets available:




Dear OMPA Members,

Managing Editor: Jen Wechsler

Thank you to the incredible team who put together the Town Hall at @Large last month, as well as the Political Candidate Report Card. This included leadership from our Government Affairs (GABD) committee, and mainly Eric Wiler, Maile Coad, Bob Wadden and David Cress.

Photography: By Submission Page Layout: Duck Up Productions 503.701.7926 _______________________________ OMPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ryan Crisman, President Read Entertainment 503.501.5454 Wayne Paige, Co-Vice President Digital Wave 503.227.9283 James WilderHancock, Co-Vice President WilderHancock Productions 503.245.7415 Lisa Cicala, Secretary/Treasurer 503.260.2977 Robert Lewis Fashionbuddha Studio 503.490.4787 Mike Ratoza Bullivant Houser Bailey PC 503.228.6351 Tim Troester Hays Companies of Oregon 503.624.4770 Erin Wiesner 503.702.3934 Kathleen Lopez Kathleen Lopez Production Services 503.780.2767 Kathleen O'Reilly 310.301.0023 Damon Jones Actors In Action 503.762.2911 Michael Bard StudioBard, LLC 503.273.2273 Don Rohrbacker Gearhead Grip & Electric 503.542.3990 OMPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Tom McFadden MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANT Jennifer Wechsler _______________________________ The CALLSHEET is published monthly by the Oregon Media Production Association, a 501c(6) non-profit representing Oregon’s film, video and multimedia industry. © 2010 OMPA 901 SE Oak, Suite 104 Portland, OR 97214 503.228.8822 / FAX:503.228.7099 •

By the time you read this, we’ll know who comprises the 2011 Oregon legislature, not to mention who our next Governor is. That means that OMPA members will be well prepared to talk up our industry to the ‘powers that be’ who shape economic planning for the state - including the OPIF and Greenlight Labor programs which motivate projects to produce in Oregon. Together we have really raised the bar of how our industry speaks for itself, and it is particularly important to speak knowledgeably and thoughtfully with our neighbors as well as our legislators about why media production is an industry Oregon should continue to cultivate. OMPA also continues to raise the bar on how we are perceived as a professional association. We’ve always known that we represent the highest caliber of crew and vendors, but with our increased exposure on the web and in the political landscape, word continues to grow about our amazing trade association! Let’s keep that up by maintaining the best possible practices in our work, and continue to share those best practices with fellow OMPA members. The OMPA office will spend the next several months monetizing the impact of OMPA’s increased exposure by earning and retaining new OMPA members and new directory advertisers. Fortunately we offer huge value to OMPA members, and incredible branding opportunities to industry advertisers. Your help is always appreciated to spread the word. Thanks for the ongoing support to continue growing jobs and economic opportunities in this incredible state. Sincerely,


Tom McFadden OMPA Executive Director




The OMPA Awards asks for your recommendations... The OMPA Awards recognize outstanding members of Oregon’s film, video and multimedia industry. Awards are given for excellence (the Award of Excellence), community participation (the Service and Inspiration award) and potential (the Rising Star) as recognized by industry peers. OMPA invites your nominations by November 30th. Please submit a nominee for one or more categories. Nominees do not need to be OMPA members, however nomination will be by members only. Submissions should be 100 words or less, and include the name of the nominee, your reasons for the nomination, and your name and contact info. Submit by email to awards@

Award Categories Award of Excellence Recognizes an individual who has reached the highest level of excellence, craftsmanship and integrity and has helped set the bar for professionalism in Oregon’s industry. Rising Star An individual who has demonstrated great potential, initiative and the qualities that will make them a successful part of the creative and media production community. Service and Inspiration For the individual or team that has made a substantial contribution to the betterment of the community. This could be a contribution of time or talents, a public service production or other effort.

Next Meeting: BACKSTAGE PASS: The Brave New World of Media Wed., Nov. 17th, 6:30-8:30pm at the Hollywood Theatre Digital media, the Internet, games and mobile applications have opened up new channels of distribution for film and television and offer tremendous opportunities for enterprising companies. The traditional model of media production is rapidly changing and it’s more important than ever to develop plans to fully leverage film, video and interactive projects to reach audiences around the country and around the world. Join Jeff Geoffray (Blue Rider Pictures), Grammy-nominated filmmaker Beth Harrington, Nando Costa (Superfad), Bruce Wyman (Second Story), Dan White (Pipeworks Software) and Dean McBeth (Weiden+Kennedy) as they share their insights on the future of media, gaming and advertising.

General Admission: $35 OMPA Members: $25 Students: $15 Register online at: Presented by: Webvisions, Oregon Film, Portland Creative Conference, Oregon Creative Industries with support from OMPA

Call For Short Films OpenLens Festival - 2011 The DIVA Center, in Eugene, is calling for short film submissions (15 minutes or less) by Oregon filmmakers for entry in its 7th annual OpenLens Festival - January 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2011. The submission deadline: December 1st, 2010. For full information and submission process visit: The 2011 OpenLens festival is a celebration of the independent spirit in filmmaking and encourages Oregon filmmakers who make short films to enter. This annual event is dedicated to showcasing new films and providing the opportunity for film artists to network during the three day event. Awards include: $500 Jury Best Of Festival, $200 Jury Honorable Mention, and $100 Audience Choice Award.



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Convergence, Parallax and Inter-Axial: A 3D Camera Workshop at PTPS Kathleen O’Reilly

Picture This Production Services & Stage hosted a 3D Workshop last month to introduce our community to multiple 3D Camera solutions including the Panasonic AG-3DA1 Camcorder, the first professional 3D dual lens HD video camera in the world, as well as 3D projection and 3D post production solutions. The workshop kicked off with an introduction to

Convergence - PTPS Equipment Department Manager AJ McClary Demonstrates the New Panasonic 3D Camera

We Poke Fun at Stuff! Free submission for OMPA Members to Faux Film Fest Submissions are open for the seventh annual Faux Film Festival. It’s the only festival in the world specializing in spoofs, satires, mocumentaries, music video parodies, faux trailers, faux commercials, faux education videos, etc. We screen both shorts and features, live action and animated (and puppets), and have a special block for sci-fi and horror spoofs. OMPA MEMBERS MAY SUBMIT THEIR FILMS FOR FREE. Just note “OMPA member” in the Comments box on the submission form. Check the web site for more “in-faux” and deadlines.

3D basic terminology and fundamental principles. We were guided through how physical science combined with aesthetic choices and art direction can produce successful and compelling 3D video imagery. Three different types of 3D projection was demonstrated; hybrid anaglyph (viewed with ColorCode glasses) , circular polarized glasses and active shutter glasses. Next we received a crash course in 3D camera equipment and function as we watched a video produced by Panasonic. The 3D format includes new and different levels of complexity that have to be taken into consideration when shooting. This video helped reinforce the basic 3D principles as well as when/how to use the camera s internal convergence point calculation functionality. Panasonic s Bill Kupferle, Stereographer Craig Adkins, and Perry Loveridge were all extremely helpful fielding questions and providing informative answers. Craig showcased footage he shot to illustrate what works and what doesn t work when shooting with the 3D format. Being able to, not just see, but experience the physical and psychological depth perception was an extremely successful teaching tool. The imagery really drove home the concepts being discussed. Human eyes and brain are used to perceiving physical depth information and have very clearly established expectations. It takes knowledge, skill, and practice to develop a successful 3D shooting style. Viewing and deconstructing 3D films on DVD is a great way to learn about this art form. The 3D format is new to a lot of production houses. We were encouraged to carefully weigh budget considerations regarding the advantages of hiring 3D expertise for shoot days. Another recommendation, increase postproduction budgets for your convergence setting. That translates into multiplying some line items times two. Picture This served a tasty catered lunch and afterwards we experienced a hands on session with multiple 3D camera systems pointing at multiple sets, and in-depth answers to specific questions regarding production, post production and exhibition. Across the street at the Digital Foundry with Chief Editor John Meyers, a Final Cut Pro demonstration using the Dashwood plug-in was viewed with very cool active shutter glasses. More information about 3D equipment and services is available at Picture This and on their website.

Our students ar e trained in all aspects of pr oduction.



Abundant Summer Production Leads to Plenty of Post-Production for Member Lisa Cicala

Third Annual Digital Marketing Conference

Don’t we all wish summer lasted just a little bit longer? Not only for the sunshine, but for the production that comes with it. Lisa Cicala stayed busy in the post-production world on several projects this summer. She kicked it off with a series of videos for another interactive book for delivery on the iPad and iPhone. A commercial spot for Nikon came next in the editing queue. Lisa was excited to work on an educational DVD with Kathleen Lopez as producer and director for Yoga Calm. The project is geared towards teaching children, including those with ADD, anxiety and other behavior disorders, the many benefits of yoga. The summer came to a close with the completion of two educational videos for coffee farmers in South America. The Spanish language DVDs will be used to teach honey production and mushroom cultivation as additional food security solutions for coffee-producing communities. With the season of change upon us, Lisa looks forward to what’s coming next.

Registration is now open for Portland State’s 2010 Digital Marketing Conference on Monday, December 13. This year’s conference has expanded to the renovated Lincoln Hall 450+ auditorium and suites and will feature 3 tracks, 25+ speakers including keynote/futurist Brian David Johnson of Intel, a digital marketing boot camp, and an Ignite DMC. Hear presentations on hyper-local to international business in Track 1 ranging from the local grocers’ use of social media to music, the arts and interactive media. Interact with our Digital Marketing Strategies certificate instructors for Track 2’s boot camp. Submit Your story for Track 3’s Ignite DMC and we’ll choose the most compelling to engage audiences in a theatrein-the-round. Interact with content, speakers, and industry professionals at the backstage lunch, Powell’s Books photo-lab, and evening wrap party. Register by November 12 to get the early bird Backstage VIP lunch. Use the “OMPAdmc10” promotional code to receive 15% off the conference fee. The event is sure to rock the house. Don’t miss it.

OMPA Members receive 15% off!

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Exploring and Recording Light with Shane Hurlbut and Canon’s Mark II 5D DSLR Camera Pro Photo Supply and Cine Rent West, in association with Canon Camera’s Explorers of Light Educational program, brought Shane Hurlbut, ASC and his mini HDSLR BootCamp to OMPA and other local industry members. Taught with the expertise that only practical experience can provide, the information was very valuable indeed. The workshop took place at Cine Rent West’s stage facility. The large space was made comfortable for us to learn about the DLSR system. There were a series of stations, each designed to teach a specific aspect of the system and its workflow. We began with a hands-on explanation of how to program the camera’s setup menus. Included were tips about picture styles, ISO and shutter speeds. And not just the numbers – we got clear, fully explained reasoning behind the choices. The second station consisted of handson cameras rigged up in different shooting configurations. There were two custom-built hand held set ups, one was equipped with a wireless remote follow focus. The support equipment ran the gamut: lights, monitors, super smooth speed rails and standard tripods. The system’s versatility and configurability quickly became apparent. Next we moved on to lighting techniques and exposure settings. Shane guided us through a bracketing process with Zeiss, Panavision Primo and Canon lenses in side-by-side image comparisons. We toggled back and forth to see the results with our own eyes. The differences in those results were deconstructed regarding how and why specific lens and filter combinations influenced the image and when/ why one combination was more appropriate than another depending on the shooting circumstances and desired outcome. The fourth station was used to demonstrate post-production results. Here we were shown side-by-side and before-and-after comparisons as Shane directed our attention to specific areas within the images. We learned why some things are better dealt with in post-production rather than during the actual shoot and vice versa.

Finally, Shane led a session with the Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 7D in an outdoor lighting demonstration using a bounce card. Again, lens, exposure, and neutral density filtration was presented in side-by-side comparisons. We learned how to solve horizontal moiré patterns as well as how to warm up the look of a wet and rainy Portland afternoon. All in all this was a very satisfying workshop presented in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Shane and his lovely wife Lydia (they were celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary that weekend) were completely comfortable, inspired and totally approachable. Even those new to digital cinematography walked away with a firm grasp about how to achieve cinematic results with their DLSRs.


Curt Hanson 503/698-6558 Actor represented by Ryan Artists Laura Roe After Image Post 503/349-8281 Video Editor


Camille Collard 360/771-1339 Actor represented by Q6 Model & Artist Management Jacqueline Gault 503/546-8862 Actor, Producer, Writer, Director represented by Arthouse Talent

Jesse Barlow 309/536-0471 New Media, Video Production

Jason Ptaszek 785/840-4021 Grip & Electric, Data Management, Editor

Marcella Laasch 360/993-0104 Actor represented by Option Model & Media

Bonnie Roseman 503/515-5973 Actor represented by Option Model & Media

Kat Gardiner 206/218-7234 Production Assistant, Screenwriter

Edward Stiner 503/762-2911 Actor represented by Actors In Action


Nathan Stiner 503/762-2911 Actor represented by Actors In Action Trish Egan 503/256-9696 Actor represented by Arthouse Talent & Literary Mary Dangerfield Dangerfield Talent & Literary 503/206-7772 Talent Manager Susan Haley Paydogs LLC 503/850-4742 Payroll and fiscal services Karla Mason 503/675-5130 Actor represented by Option Model & Media


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OMPA Callsheet November 2010  
OMPA Callsheet November 2010  

Oregon Media Production Association's November issue of the Callsheet newsletter. Oregon's production industry news publication.