Friday, July 24, 2009

Legislation Helps to Increase Film Jobs and Revenue

Visiting Salem, writing our legislators, making our voices heard, it's all paid off. Governor Kulongoski signed into law yesterday a bill that expands the Oregon Production Investment Fund (OPIF). Oregon’s legislature passed SB621 which increases the maximum amount of tax credits made available to fund the program from $5 million to $7.5 million per year. By passing SB 621 into law, Oregon’s film and TV industry is sure to continue its record growth. Oregon has already secured enough projects in 2009 to make this year the best year for Oregon’s film and Television industry in over fifteen years. The Governor said, “Oregon’s film and video industry is a bright light in Oregon’s economy. When projects are produced here in Oregon, it means family wage jobs for local residents, and substantial revenue for local, small businesses. By signing this bill into law, I expect that we’ll see more growth, more employment, and more revenue for our state.”

A rising tide lifts all boats and we're excited that the House, the Senate and the Governor saw the value in this bill. We look forward to increased production in Oregon!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Picture This Production Services Sponsors the American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Cancer is a disease that has touched all of us - whether it be a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or even our own bodies. In an effort to help fight back against the disease, Picture This Production Services sponsored this year's SW Neighborhoods Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The Relay is a 24 hour event where teams of 8-15 people have at least one member of their team walking the track all day and all night. This effort signifies the fact that cancer is a disease that never sleeps and we won't rest until we find a cure.

Picture This provided all the AV equipment so that all of the event's speakers, bands and night long movie needs were taken care of. "Picture This really increased the production value of our event. We're grateful for their support of such a great cause!" said event chair Lisa Cicala. Picture This also formed a team for the event, raised money and shot some footage thanks to teammates Will Walle and Travis Buffington. Video will be posted soon.

To learn more about the event, visit Photos courtesy of Naoko Anderson.

Friday, July 3, 2009

New POV Me--Reversing/ Inverting camera & mounting system

Check out this HD micro camera rig, that provides reverse angle POV, using a talent based mounting harness.
This camera rig is easily invertible, or makes for a very interesting side or over the shoulder mount.Come on in, strap it on, and check it out.