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Proscenia Newsletter

It is said that for everything there is a season. So, too, for online publications. the last issue of the Proscenia Newsletter was published March 1, 2006. After three years it had a good run. However, our ending the Proscenia Newsletter is not the end of our outreach efforts at Proscenia Interactive.

The Proscenia Newsletter began in 2003 as a in-house e-mail news sheet for the many interns we had working with us. It announced opportunities and idnetified potential jobs for those graduating from school. Since that time many of those interns who were with us have gone on to successful careers in media design.

Our first online Newsletter was published on January 1, 2003. Since then we have kept an archive of all the publications for future reference should anyone want to take a look back. In addition, we have abstracted and archived the feature articles from each issue. We plan to continue to keep these archives active after a bit of housekeeping and updating. There were a lot of interesting ideas explored in various articles and that collection of material will remain available.

We are currently rebuilding our Proscenia Interactive web site which will retain many of the resources for which this newsletter has become known. We plan to convert most of the resources we have developed into a content management system that will allow easy updating and the addition of new material. It will also allow those interested in contributing material to easily do so. In the meantime, we hope you find the following resources useful.

Proscenia Newsletter Archives:

  • Feature Articles. Beginning with the January, 2003, issue of the Proscenia Newsletter, we added a a feture section to encourage readers to explore a variety of issues related to working in multimedia. This is an archive of those topics.
  • Random Links. Each week the Proscenia Newsletter featured collections of links related to multimedia. This is an archive collection of the Random Links column. Please note these links are not updated.
  • Past Issues. We have been publishing the Proscenia Newsletter for over three years and have archived all except the very earliest issues which were e-mail newsletters.

Proscenia Web Sites:

  • Eugene Indie: News, and information about film, video, and multimedia in the the Northwest.
  • Reel Action:Teen Media. Thousands of young people are actively engaged in contributing to TV, radio, newspapers, film, multimedia, and the Internet all over the world.This site is about resources and opportunities for young media artist and is provided as a service of the Proscenia Newsletter.
  • DIVA Media Arts Program. DIVA Center, Eugene, in addition to promoting regional two and three-dimensional art, supports those individuals who work with time-based media. The Center's Media Arts Program offers cutting-edge film, video, and multimedia programming. Visit the media arts calendar, video slam, and OpenLens Film Festival web pages.

Software Tutorials and Resources: Proscenia News has featured a number of tutorials and articles of which some are listed here. All material is copyrighted by the author and is made available for personal use only. Please do not duplicate or link to a tutorial without the permission of the copyright owner.

  • AppleScripts for M.E.S.A. (Modular Editing System by AKAI). MESA is a free, cross-platform program AKAI gives away for use with their S-series samplers (i.e., the S2000, S3000XL, S3200XL, CD3000XL samplers, and the DPS12i and DPS16 Digital Personal Studios). MESA gives you near full control of any of the above samplers, and on the Macintosh platform, MESA supports AppleScript. This makes it possible to automate many sampler programming tasks, and greatly speeds up the creative production process. Here are several useful utilities. By Ken Loge.
  • Flash ActionScript Tutorials. Includes: Simple Mouse Events; Controlling a Movie Clip; and Creating a Pop-Up Menu. By Ken Loge.
  • Macromedia Director Examples. Various Macromedia Director movies and behaviors by Ken Loge. For the curious, the source code is included. Note: The Director files are in an 8.5 format, but you can copy the text versions of the behaviors and paste them into your Cast and use them with an earlier version of Director, if you need to. By Ken Loge.
  • Maya Tutorial:Controlling Venetian Blinds. This tutorial demonstrates a technique using a basic MEL (Maya Embedded Language) script to easily control a number of objects in a Maya scene. An example Maya scene file is included. By Keith Legg
  • Maya Tutorial: Animating a Dynamic Tank Tread. Setup a rotating tank tread effect that conforms both to a path animation curve and the ground it rolls over. By Keith Legg
  • Director Article: Creating Basic Animation in Macromedia Director. This article describes two of the most common methods used to create basic animation effects. Source Director movie files are included. By Ken Loge.
  • Wired QuickTime Examples. A wired movie is a QuickTime movie that has smarts. It may know how to locate the URL of a web page, or it may be a game or slide show. A wired movie can be almost anything that can be concocted with LiveStage Pro by TotallyHip Software. Working with LiveStage Pro is like talking directly to QuickTime and all of it's components and capabilities, but with a slick user interface and an easy to learn programming language called "QScript," which is integrated into the LiveStage environment. By Ken Loge.
Proscenia Link Collections: These pages provide links to various resources such as Oregon media related professional associations and other data of interest to those in film, video, and media production.
  • Eugene Media Production Studios. Proscenia Interactive is located in Eugene, Oregon. We have listed other production activity within the city for benefit of local students and others interested in media development within this region.
  • Image Search and Database. Online resources provide an extensive library of reference images often needed when drawing. This page has numerous image search engines as well as links to picture library collections. Note that most of the images you find are copyrighted and should only be used only for reference.
  • Oregon Media Associations. This page identifies current professional organizations within the state involved in media communications and production. Many offer membership opportunities through which individuals can begin their professional networking.

Job Search Engines and Boards . We recommend the following for finding jobs in the Pacific Northwest (NW) and elsewhere.

  • America's Job Bank. Provides a simple search engine that generates a number of NorthWest jobs. Try, for example, typing in Seattle and using as a keyword photoshop, graphics, web design, or video. Be sure to select the Arts, Design, Entertainment, Media category.
  • Animation World Network. This site provides continuously updated listings of international jobs in the field of animation. Check it out.
  • Career Click.COM. (NW Vancouver) This online service allows you to search individual, regional, or national Canadian newspapers for job positions. Remember that Canada has tight employment restrictions for non residents.
  • Computer Game Design Job Board. This site is provided by and lists a wide variety of job opportunities from lead design to 3D artist and programming specialists.
  • Eugene Register Guard. (NW Eugene) Covers the southern Willamette Valley and those larger cities outside of the Portland area such as Salem, Corvallis, and Eugene.
  • Film Jobs. All kinds of careers in the film and media industry.
  • Film, TV, & Commercial Employment Network provides important information and resources for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. It's for beginners as well as seasoned professionals. Information and resources are provided for many areas both behind and in front of the camera.
  • Entertainment Careers. Net. Job Board. Entertainment jobs and internships listings at Studios, Networks, Production Companies, Record Companies, Radio Stations, VFX, Animation,Broadcasting.
  • Interactive Design. Magazine provides a job board for positions in computer graphics and interactive media.
  • Job Searching for Careers In Multimedia: A special collection of search engines related to media and communication careers. Explore jobs around the world.
  • Oregon Film & Video. (NW)Oregon and NW job postings in the region's film and video industry. Also good source for resource links.
  • Oregonian.(NW Portland) Search for job postings in the Portland metropolitan area.
  • Sakson and Taylor. (NW Seattle) Most media jobs in the Seattle area seem to be promoted through Sakson and Taylor a Seattle based employment service that specializes in technical communication. The organization fills positions in animation, graphics, media, instructional design, writing and other areas. This seems to be a central connection to the media production opportunities in the Seattle area.
  • Seattle Times. Seattle area jobs not listed with Sakson and Tayler will be found in the Seattle Times online employment service.
  • Television Jobs. Listings at primarily TV stations around the country.
  • Vancouver Sun.(NW Vancouver) The Vancouver Sun provides an online employment section that lists jobs in that greatcity of the North. These same jobs can be found on Career Click. Com listed above.

Proscenia Downloads:

  • Loggle is a challenging word game that's fun for the whole family. Best of all, it's free!
  • Anagramer is a free anagram solving utility with more than 129,000 words!

Proscenia Interactive was formed in the Fall of 2000 as an association of affiliated independent producers. Our mission is to encourage the design and development of informational, educational, and entertainment products that stimulate curiosity and positive cross-cultural values through intelligent program design.


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