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January 4, 2004 - Vol. 3, No. 01.

Up Front Sunday Morning NW:

If you've been on holiday,welcome back! Our two Winter break issues included an interview with Hildegard Westerkamp and the use of her music in Gus Van Sant's feature film "Elephant" (12-21-03). We also ran a feature, Nine who made a difference: Early Documentary filmmakers (12-28-03). Check these out if you've been away.

We have e-mailed our annual questionnaire to radomly selected subscribers to seek feedback regarding the Proscenia Newsletter. We welcome anyone who is interested in participating to do so. Simply download the Proscenia Questionnaire.doc,answer the short questions and send the document back to us by e-mail. The more responses we have the better we can serve our readers.

Last year we published 52 editions of the Proscenia Newsletter. Research and writing on the next issue would begin once the current newsletter had been placed online.

In order to have more time to generate feature material, do interviews, and enhance the presentation of information, we have decided to publish the Newsletter on a bimonthly bases during the coming year.

This is the first of two newsletters to be distributed in January. Each will contain updated job information. We will have no problem in making sure that listed employment opportunities are current given that most positions are advertised for a two week period.

Feedback from readers suggests that a weekly publication is often too much to pursue. The idea of fewer newsletters on the electronic door step has appeal to many. Having more time between editions to explore topics and related links may make this resource more useful.

Here's to an exciting new year! All the best to everyone.

- If you have an interest in film production you may want to visit How Are Hollywood Films Made? This site provides an excellent exploration of the creative process, from the screenwriter's words to the editor's final cut. There are opportunities to write your own dialogue for a scene or put yourself in a producer's shoes by managing the production of a film through online simulation activities.

- The Portland Conference for Adobe Photoshop Users will be held March 18 at the Holiday Inn, Portland Airport. For more information on registration and costs contact:

- The book, Free for All: How Linux and the Free Software Movement Undercut the High-tech Titans (PDF 1.2meg) by Peter Wayner, is now available free for downloading off the Internet.It is a story of how a loose-knit group of programmers, dreamers, philosophers, geniuses and fools discovered the fact that that they could write better software in less time by just giving it all away. "Follow the ecstasy, the triumphs, the battles, the failures, the treachery, the cooperation, the wrong turns, the teamwork, the struggles, and the backbiting on the road to triumph and total global domination."

- Portland experimental film makers share their work on the Internet at the Hello! Video web site. Hello Video presents a semi-monthly, independent video and performance show, featuring a variety of local and national artists, in Portland, Oregon. The primary goal is showing video work by independent artists. The site archives past work presented at these events.

- A University of Missiouri online Career Interests Game is designed to help you match your interests and skills with possible careers. It can help you begin thinking about how your personality and interests will fit in with specific work environments and job possibilities. This is an informative site that may help you think about how your unique interests would match possible careers.

- Game Studies is a crossdisciplinary dedicated to games research and published on the web several times a year. Its primary focus is aesthetic, cultural and communicative aspects of computer games.The publication's mission is "To explore the rich cultural genre of games; to give scholars a peer-reviewed forum for their ideas and theories; to provide an academic channel for the ongoing discussions on games and gaming."

- Another online publication related to the theoritical aspects of game design is Game . This site provides a variety of informative materials from online lecture notes, to news, games of strategy books reviews.

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Service Directory:

The Proscenia Newsletter offers a listing of services by subscribers. If you would like to include your web site please contact the editor at ., Eugene. Human-oriented interface design, web development, and interactive mixed media performance solutions. Ben Beekman and Micky Hulse, Designers.

ATGpro.Com, Eugene. Aaron Thomas Graham, Media Developer. Mr. Graham is currently a Graphic Designer with Monaco Coach company.

Australian Sound Design Project. A sound design and arts site with access to hundreds of  published sound designs, articles, papers, bibliographical searches, and funding links and  free shareware. The ASDP publishes an informative newsletter on sound issues

BeekMedia. Eugene. Ben Beekman is a graduate of the UO Multimedia program currently doing contract work in a variety of media including DVD and web design.

Chris Gates: Creative Graphic Communication for Electronic and Print Media. Portland. Chris Gates is a web and multimedia specialist and medical illustrator.

Clandestino Productions. Eugene. Gabriel Guzman, and Michael L. Wilson. A progressive new media design house that specializes in analog and digital creative solutions for commercial, non-profit and private interests. Clandestino specializes in assisting progressive businesses, organizations and individuals that support global and cultural enrichment and preservation

Cory Davidson. Eugene. Ms. Davidson is currently a web designer with Monaco Motor Coach company.

Creative Imagery. Gresham. Don Strike is an instructional designer and trainer providing course development for business and industry.

Ideascape, Inc. Portland. Doug Freeman is an award-winning scriptwriter and producer for video, broadcast, film and multimedia. He works with government, commercial and non-profit clients nationwide on technical and non-technical productions.

Equilibrium Designs. Portland. Manuel Hernandez. Mr. Hernandez is a professional web designer with clients in the Eugene area. He is also completing a degree in animation at the Portland Art Institute. Eugene Josh Taylor provides web design, animation, audio, digital art, illustration, photography and video services.

Troy Seattle. Mr. McFarland Specializes in 3D and motion graphic services for the film, video, and multimedia industry.

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RANDOM LINKS: Movie Trailers

The movie trailer is sometimes better than the film it promotes. The design and production of these short films has become an art form worth studying. A media designer can learn much by accessing and analyzing the creative design processes used in many movie trailers. Here is just a few of the Internet sites devoted to this form of micro movie.

BBCi Films. This is a well designed site and provides access to film trailers using three different download rates. It also offers a variety of other resources including an informative interview section. A guide to 13 trailer and clip sites around the world.

The Film Asylum. This site is centered around the fantastical side of cinema including horror, sci-fi, fantasy and action. Provides trailers, clips and reviews.

IMDb Internet Movie Database. This is a well known searchable directory with links to hundreds of trailers. Search by genre or year.

Movie Trailers. Provides QuickTime trailers for most current feature films. Also includes soundtracks for some films. A well designed site making many titles easily accessible.

Movie-List Classics. Includes some trailers which are no longer (or never have been) available on the Internet. The trailers have been re-encoded in high resolution picture and sound.

Pulsing Cinema. This site has celluloid trailer orphans of European and Japaneese horror films. Another strange venu with limited quality.

Real Cinema. Provides trailers of films to be released later in the year 2004 as well as current features. A nicely organized and easily accessible site.
Trailervision.A unique site that offers spoof movie trailers for films that don't exist. Trailervision pioneers the movie trailer as a new medium. Trailers are fast, funny and entertaining in their own right and often better than the movies they advertise. Trailervision produces spoof trailers and spoof ads at This site requires membership.

Telugu Cinema Trailers. presents film trailers from Indian features. These aren't the most imaginative, but somewhat interesting for their music.

.An extensive archive of movie trailers. Titles only with no descriptions of the film. If you know a movie you may find a trailer for it at this site.

Random Links provides an opportunity to share online web resources. Listed sites may focus around a specific topic or be truly random. If you have a collection of hot links you'd like to share please let us know ().

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DISCUSSION FEATURE:The (Multi) Literate Media Designer

A literate individual has been traditionally defined as a person who can read or write text based material. This definition has worked well for several hundred years. Although the ability to read and write remains a definition of literacy for most of the world's population, it has come under scrutiny by those living in societies where the traditional book, magazine, and newspaper has been supplemented with audio, visual, and digital media.

Today, the term "literacy" is used in several contexts.

Computer literacy. To be computer literate one must have a basic understanding of what a computer is and how one can use it as a resource for problem solving, communication, and personal enjoyment. At the basic level one has skills in equipment operation, using a web browser and a word processor. At a more advanced level one has knowledge about the effects computer technology has on culture and society and the ethical questions which arise from its use.

Visual literacy. The International Visual Literacy Association defines visual literacy as a "group of vision competencies a human being can develop by seeing and at the same time having and integrating other sensory experiences." When developed these skills facilitate the ability to discriminate and interpret the visual actions, objects, and/or symbols, natural or man-made, that are experienced in daily life. Visual literacy includes the ability to "read" or deconstruct images. It also includes skills in the construction or "writing" of imagery through photography, illustrating, or other techniques.

Information literacy.To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use it. Librarians are advocates of learning information literacy skills that relate to both traditional and mediated forms of information.

Media literacy. A media literate individual understands its influence in his/her daily life. This includes media such as that marketed over the airwaves, cable, in theaters, in stores, or online through the Internet. A media literate individual is able to "deconstruct" (read) how the media's audio and visual language frameworks are used to "construct" meaning. He/she analyzes, asks questions and seeks validation, when needed, about the daily messages that inform, entertain and sell.

Media literacy also includes the ability to produce (write) media at various levels of competency. An individual who can use media tools to construct a web site, video, sound recording, or multimedia product is empowered to communicate ideas through many different channels.

Today's multimedia designer is a multi-literate individual who has a fundamental understanding of computer technology,applications, and techniques for accessing information from a variety of sources.

The designer is an aural and visually literate individual who understands the unique constructions of film, video, photography, and sound. He or she is able to use these languages as fluently as the written or spoken word.

Finally, the media designer understands the social, economic, and political influences which shape his/her work and its distribution. Understanding how media influence and modify audience opinion or action is a part of the ethical consideration one must give to the influence their work will have on others.

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SITE VISIT:Not A Phaze Productions

Editor's Note: We hope you enjoy this new Site Visit section. Not only will we visit studios and schools, but also new media producers just starting out in the profession.

This week we feature Josh Taylor's Not A Phaze Productions located in Eugene, Oregon.

Josh Taylor: The name, Not A Phaze Productions, originated with my desire to advance, to not be static, to continue to evolve along with progressive technology, and the design world. Not A Phaze is a state of mind - to constantly push myself, working to fine-tune my present skills and acquire new ones.

After completing my Associates degree at Lane Community College I searched for work in the community. I found few places in Eugene that were employing individuals in the field of Multimedia. After not having any luck finding work, I put my education to work for me and started Not A Phaze Productions.

I don’t think it is realistic to expect to get rich from doing design work. I have no delusions of grandeur. I am just trying to keep my feet on the ground, and my head above water.

Not A Phaze is a grass roots production company. I hope that within the next five years to make a living at design work and no longer have to pursue a second job.I plan to accomplish this through establishing repeat clients and provide the services that will help them grow and evolve.

I would like to thank everyone who has helped me along the way. Help yourself, by helping others. You receive when you give, and you learn when you listen.

Not A Phaze Productions services include:

  • Animation
  • Web Design
  • Ineractive CD-ROM Design
  • Digital Photography
  • Audio/Video Production
  • Print/ Publication Design
  • Illustration/ Graphic Design





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CYBERCRIME MORE THAN DOUBLED IN 2003. This past year the Internet proved a lucrative haven for phishers, online auction scammers and Nigerians proffering cash-sharing partnerships, according to statistics from the Internet Fraud Complaint Center, which reports it received more than 120,000 online fraud complaints in 2003. That translates to an increase of 60% since 2002, when 75,000 complaints were processed. The Center provides cybercrime victims with a convenient process for filing complaints, which it then analyzes and routes to the appropriate FBI field office or local law enforcement agency for further action. (The Register 29 Dec 2003)

DOMAIN NAME MARKET HEATS UP. The market for catchy Internet domain names is heating up again, says Monte Cahn, CEO of Moniker Online Services, which last week brokered the sale of "" for $1.3 million. "In the last couple of years, the domain names were selling for significantly less than what they did in '99, 2000." The seven-figure price tag for "is a big indicator of what's yet to come." Meanwhile, the seller, who owns more than 4,000 other domain names, says he could have gotten much more if he'd hung on a little longer, but he wanted to pocket his profit now so that he'd have cash to buy up more names before prices really skyrocket. (AP 25 Dec 2003)

BLOGGERS: THE NEW FACE OF JOURNALISM The TV networks and major newspapers now face spirited competition from blogs (i.e., Web logs) offered by independent political commentators. Here are a few blogs you might want to become familiar with:;;;;;; and Washington lobbyist Ellen Miller
says that blogging "takes the media out of the hands of the corporate world and puts it into the hands of guys with computers"; Glenn Reynolds, a law professor and blogger ( says the blogosphere has become an "idea farm" for the established media; Andrew Sullivan ( says blogging is "like having a giant communal brain"; and Tom Bevan ( says that blogging means that "if you have something to say that's interesting, you will eventually be heard." (USA Today 30 Dec

FCC CHAIR POWELL WANTS MORE PLATFORMS. Michael Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, believes it's the role of the FCC to facilitate change: "What's the future we'd like to see? One, we don't want one pipe. We're doing everything we can to incent the free-radical opportunities for multiple routes to the home. So when you look at FCC proceedings, that's where there's so much energy going into WiFi, and ultra-wideband and powerline broadband and laser optics and free-space optics and other policies that encourage and incent the creation of alternate digital platforms. It's why I want digital companies to become phone companies, and phone companies to become video companies. We want to get more platforms. (San Jose Mercury News 29 Dec 2003)

ISRAELI GOV'T SUSPENDS PURCHASES OF MICROSOFT SOFTWARE. The Israeli government has become the latest national government to seek open-source alternatives to Microsoft's productivity software, citing cost as a major motivating factor. "The move with Microsoft was a purely economic decision," says a Finance Ministry spokeswoman. "The Israeli government will not be purchasing new products from Microsoft, but will implement its contract to secure existing systems. On a policy level, the government is committed to expanding computer use. We want open source technology to spread, so more people will be able to afford computers." The Finance Ministry has been working with Sun Microsystems and IBM to create a Hebrew language version of OpenOffice software, an open-source alternative to Microsoft Office. Some federal agencies in France, China and Germany, as well as the city government in Munich, have switched over to Linux-based servers and individual workstations. Other governments exploring open source alternatives include those in Britain, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, China and Russia. Governments account for about 10% of global information technology spending, according to IDC. (AP/USA Today 31 Dec 2003)



Arts Electric Calendar. A worldwide calendar for new music, electronic music and the media arts.You'll find hundreds of events listed, as well as articles, interviews, and other writings.

The BBC has announced the Vision Design Competition that helps talented designers at the start of their careers gain an introduction into the film & television industry. Successful applicants have the opportunity to gain practical experience within their chosen design discipline and are invited to apply for the Vision Design Trainee Scheme. Entry submissions must be received between April 12 - 23,2004.


Videomaker Expo, Burbank Airport Hilton Burbank, CA Expo: January 22-24, 2004 Conference: January 21, 2004 is a 3-day event where attendees have a chance to attend numerous seminars on all aspects of video production. Attendees can also visit the exhibit floor and meet with key manufacturers and resellers in the digital video industry. New this year is a 1-day Pre-Expo Conference on DVD Authoring.

JULY, 2004

Digital Generations: Children, young people and new media 26-29 July 2004 London, England A major international conference organised by The Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media Institute of Education, University of London Computer games, the internet and other new communications media are often seen to pose threats and dangers to young people; but they also provide new opportunities for creativity and self-determination. This international conference will present the most exciting and challenging new research on children, young people and new digital media.

E3 2004 The Electronics Entertainment Expo. May 12-14 at the Los Angeles Conference Center. If you are in the business of interactive entertainment, this is the event for you. Workshops, exhibits, leaders in the business of game design, internet entertainment, interactive media design.



The multimedia industry offers a diveristy of job opportunities for those interested in graphics, film, video, audio and computer technology. The following resources are recommended for learning more about careers in multimedia production.

Careers in Informational Technology.This is an extremely comprehensive guide to careers within the field of information technology which includes multimedia design and development. There are 10 chapters in this online document and each chapter is based around a set of professional concerns. The site guides the user from understanding what careers exist through to getting a job.Site created by Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Job Guide 2003! provides an in-depth look at a range of occupations, and their education and training pathways. It also gives useful information about how to work out what occupations suit you best, based on your interests and abilities. Some examples:

Career Connection.This site outlines some of the many positions available at production studios, post production houses, television stations and others around the country.The site is a commercial site but the descriptions are worth taking a look at.

Careers in Multimedia.The Multimedia and New Media industries cover a wide range of activities. This guide looks at the types of job positions and the work environments in which one might be employed.

Entertainment Careers has an extensive collection of material related to working in the media industry.

Career Advice. provides an excellent overview of the following career options and links to possible jobs.

- Cinematographer
- Copywriter
- Creative Writer
- Editor
- Graphic Designer
- Photographer
- PhotoJournalist
- Sound/Recording Engineer
- Studio Musician
- Technical Writer

Landing Your Dream Job in Computer Graphics:
Steps you should take to get the ultimate computer graphics job. By Mark Swain. A nice clearly written guide to professional opporutnities in web design, game development, and television and video.




JOB BOARDS. Click and go directly to a listing of jobs - no need for searching.

Animation Job Board: Animation World Network. This site provides continuiously updated listings of international jobs in the field of animation. Check it out.

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.

Film and Television Job Board: 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


Graphic Design. Fire Mountain Gems, a leading catalog and internet wholesaler to the jewelry supply industry, produces over 1,500 pages of catalogs per year. We're celebrating our 30th year in business and are searching for an experienced Graphic Designer and creative talent to work with our Publishing team. The Graphic Designer must work well with others, be organized and detail oriented, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced production environment. Software Requirements: * Adobe Photoshop * InDesign * Adobe Illustrator & Excel a plus Fire Mountain Gems offers Competitive wages, a good benefits package and superior growth potential. EOE & Drug Free Workplace Interested candidates should send resume to: Fire Mountain Gems HR Department One Fire Mountain Way Grants Pass, OR 97526 or Email resume to: Location: OR Date: 1/4/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Marketing Assistant. High-tech, fast paced Real Estate company needs part-time Assistant in our Marketing Department. Must be detail oriented, organized & comfortable with dealing with customers &vendors in person & over the phone. Required experience in Windows, InDesign, Freehand, PhotoShop & Excel. Graphics skills, good communication & interpersonal skills a must. 20 Hrs. (plus) flexing upward. Submit resumes to: BBD 2673504 The Register Guard, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440 Location: OR Date: 1/3/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Marketing Coordinator. Growing, successful high-tech company in Corvallis is adding to the Marketing Communications department. Duties include managing company newsletters, writing dealer and customer correspondence, managing text and information for corporate website. Excellent writing skills required. Advertising, marketing or public relations experience helpful. Excellent work environment and benefits. Please send resume to: PO Box 947, Corvallis, OR 97339. No phone calls please. Resume review begins 1/12/04 . EOE, M/F/D/V
Location: OR Date: 1/3/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Programmer for OmegaWave Systems. Exp required. Resume to: OmegaWave Technologies, LLC, 3843 Ashford Dr. Eugene OR 97405 Published in The Oregonian on 01/04

Research Assistant. The Institute for the Development of Educational Achievement (IDEA), College of Education, University of Oregon is seeking a full time (1.00 FTE) Research Assistant. IDEA is committed to the development of research and outreach services activities for improving the academic and social achievement of children and young adults. Salary is $28,000 for 12 month position. The primary responsibilities of this position include:
1. Technical support via phone and email for the DIBELS Data System. DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) is a set of standardized, individually administered measures designed to regularly monitor the development of prereading and early reading skills. The DIBELS Data System is a web-based database which allows schools to enter DIBELS data online and generate automated reports 2. Statistical analytical support 3. Collection and storage of electronic data 4. Web design and data base development 5. PowerPoint presentations based on project information and analysis of statistically related information 6. Organizational support to research projects as needed The minimum requirements are: Bachelor's degree (education related field preferred) General computer proficiency and knowledge of standard computer applications such as e-mail, web browsers, and office applications Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills Other desired skills: Experience in computer applications in educational research, outreach and development Experience in research design, instructional design and curriculum writing Experience in statistical analysis support Experience managing databases, and proficiency with common spreadsheet and database applications such as Excel and FileMaker Pro Experience in designing PowerPoint presentations and research including methods for reviewing research literature Experience providing prompt, thorough, courteous technical support to end users. Send vita and letter of interest indicating relevant experience to Diane O'Keefe, IDEA-College of Education, 1211 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97. Closing date for applications is January 9, 2004

Software Quality Assurance Staff needed. Full/part time. See for details.
Location: OR Date: 1/2/2004 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Technical Writer.Corporation seeks an Online Content Specialist. Send resume to: Attention HR, 555 International Way, Springfield, OR 97477 Published in The Oregonian on 12/28


Advertising/Copywriter. Established Northwest retailer is hiring an experienced retail copywriter. This is a full time job with excellent benefits.The ideal candidate will have: Clear, concise and effective writing style Excellent grammar & spelling skills (before a spell-checker is used) Understanding of established advertising and graphic design principles Excellent organizational skills Prefer candidate with: Keen interest in hunting, fishing, camping, winter sports, and team sports is helpful Minimum requirements: Degree in Advertising or Journalism 5-7 years experience as a retail copywriter, and Demonstrable organizational skills Think this is a job for you? Write and tell us why. Resume only applications will not be considered. Write c/o Oregonian, Dept. 9471-M, Ptld, OR 97 Published in The Oregonian on 01/04

Computer/Digital Photography.Media Assistant Reed College seeks applicants for the part-time Digital Media Assistant position (30 hours per week; 20 hours assisting in the photography and digital lab, 10 assisting the visual resources librarian) in the Art Department. Position supervises students using Art Department photographic and digital facilities, conducts training workshops and properly maintains equipment and workspace. Requirements include: knowledge of fine arts, ability to read and understand technical information, general knowledge of copyright law, ability to identify hazards and use safety precautions and ability to be certified in first aid and CPR. Qualifications: BA or BFA with knowledge of Fine Arts photography and digital media practices including traditional B&W darkroom procedures nd copy work, and a general knowledge of art history. Applicants must be able to communicate clearly and work effectively and enthusiastically with faculty, students, administration and staff. Applicants must possess extensive knowledge of the Macintosh operating system (OS 9, OS X), common Mac platform digital media tools (Adobe suite, Final Cut, general scanning, printing, video, 3-D modeling). Network administrations experience (OS X Server) and digital asset management experience (FileMaker, Portfolio) preferred. Applicants must possess two years experience working in a digital media lab or photographic facility, or any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the necessary skills, knowledge, and ability to perform the required work. Send cover letter, resume, images of your work and two references to: Reed College, Human Resources 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202 by January 16, 2004. Equal Opportunity Employer Please include SASE for return of materials. Published in The Oregonian on 01/04

Computer Teacher. Energetic, caring person to teach intro computer apps class, build commp & nurture adults. 5 hours M-F eves. Email resume/cov ltr to: or fax to: . Published in The Oregonian on 12/31

Database Asst Inovative nonprofit seeks smart, energetic, detail oriented & personable administrative professional to join its dynamic fundraising team. Primary duties include accurately processing/updating donor data, generating appropriate correspondence & reports along w/effectively coordinating all of the clerical aspects of our special events. Excel time management, communications & computer skills req'd. Microsoft Office & Raiser's Edge used extensively. Please submit a cover letter that includes salary req along w/resume & 3 references to Development/Database Assistant Search, Friends of the Children Portland, 44 NE Morris, Portland, OR 97212 Published in The Oregonian on 01/04

Graphic Designer. Salem ad agency needs Senior Graphic Designer for preparing high quality consumer & trade print materials. Production & Mac exp in InDesign, Freehand, Photoshop a must; web exp helpful. Paid holidays, medical & 401(k). Send salary req & resume to PO Box 3366, Salem OR 97302 Published in The Oregonian on 01/04

Graphic Designer. Papa Murphy's is the fastest growing Take 'N' Bake Pizza Company in the country. We are currently looking for a Graphics Designer for our Corporate Office in Vancouver. The successful candidate will work with our Marketing Dept. and franchisees in the production of print advertisement, marketing and other corporate related graphics production and set ups. The qualifications include:5-7 yrs. exper. working in computer-aided graphics Proficiency in Quark, Photoshop and Illustrator Experience working in a Mac environment Advertising agency exper. Ability to set up computer hardware and install computer software Excellent customer service attitude Papa Murphy's offers a competitive salary and benefits including a 401(k) with company match. Interested and qualified individuals should send/fax/email resumes and salary expectations to: HR, Papa Murphy's International, Inc., 8000 NE Parkway Dr, #350, Vancouver, WA 98662, fax or email to: Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 12/28

Graphic Designer with STRONG Flash background. Conquent, a quickly growing business in the greater Portland area, has an immediate need for an experienced Flash designer. This individual will be responsible for working with our existing clients in developing animation that helps with branding and website development. The ideal candidate will have a dynamic portfolio showing expertise with FLASH and a creative bent. We are looking for someone who is willing and able to help our company to continue growing and expanding. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume and portfolio link if available to

HTML Code. Conquent is looking for someone with a strong, solid background in HTML with basic Javascripting. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to take predesigned elements (Photoshop and Illustrator) and work with our graphics design team to create strong and elegant web pages. This is a very solid HTML job. We are NOT looking for someone with strong FrontPage skills, nor are we looking for a developer with interest in ASP and Java applets. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and links to portfolio or webpages, or alternately sample source code, to Conquent is a rapidly expanding company. We offer a casual and creative work environment, competitive salary and benefits.

Information Systems Director. City of Tigard, Oregon Salary: $59,952-$80,328 annually plus excellent benefits The City of Tigard is seeking a highly motivated professional with a record of achievement to work as the Information Systems Director in a dynamic and growing City government. Responsible for directing City technology services including computer, telecommunications and television. Requires extensive technology background as well as complex administrative/managerial experience. Qualifications include demonstrated leadership in building collaborative efforts, integrity, commitment, experience in Microsoft and Novell networking and telecommunication systems. Deadline for qualified applicants to apply is January 23, 2004. All applicants must submit a City of Tigard application form including responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire. For more detailed information including all application/questionnaire materials, please visit our web site at Information may also be obtained at Tigard City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, Oregon; or you may request a mailing from . Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 01/04

Information Technology Systems Administrator Portland Public Schools Seeking talented individual who can become a member of the IT group responsible for the setup, configuration, updating and backup of server based systems and applications that support District technical operations and business systems. For a complete position description and application procedures, go to: Application deadline is January 15, 2003. An Equal Opportunity Employer...A Drug-Free/ Smoke-Free Workplace. Published in The Oregonian on 01/04

Marketing/Promotions Coordinator.KATU Television is looking for a Marketing Promotions Coordinator to assist our Promotions & Sales Department in planning, production and distribution of customer-focused marketing, advertising and sales promotion materials. Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access. For a full description of this position, log on to Send your cover letter and resume in reference to job #03-28 to: Rolonda Stoudamire, KATU, 2153 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 12/28

Network/Technology support engineer.To apply, please call . Sherwood School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Published in The Oregonian on 01/04

Newspaper Page Designer/Copy Editor Can you design crisp, clean new pages? Do you have a flair for feature page design? We have an opening for FT Page Designer/Copy Editor at The Columbian in Vancouver, WA. Successful candidates will possess knowledge of design theory and color usage, ability to work in collaborative situations, knowledge of QuarkXpress, PhotoShop & Freehand, broad knowledge of national & world events, design in journalism or related field, 5 years' experience in page layout for daily newspaper. We offer competitive salary & benefit package. Please submit cover letter w/salary expectation, resume & samples to: The Columbian, HR Dept. Page Designer/Copy Editor position, PO Box 180, Vancouver, WA 98666. Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 01/04

Printing. Dwntwn PDX printer is looking for a high energy customer srvc person w/graphic & digital print exp. Hrly plus bnfts. Email: Published in The Oregonian on 12/30

Programmer. PHP/MySQL & VB programmers for small contract work your location. Apply at Published in The Oregonian on 01/04

Technology Specialist. Longview School District Technology Specialist 4 yrs exp DOS, Windows 2000, MAC; 2 yrs exp MS Office Series w 250/connections. $46K + ben. Phone: Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 01/04

WEB Lead Web Developer (Analyst Programmer CL:2) Oregon State University Information Services is currently seeking to fill a full-time Analyst Programmer position within Central Web Services. This position leads the development team in carrying out the programming responsibilities of CWS. For a complete position announcement, see: hr/jobs/jobs.html Salary range: $3405-$5760 monthly. This position closes at 4:30pm, 1/16/04. For more info contact OSU Office of Human Resources, 122 Kerr Admin Bldg, Corvallis, OR 97331 or call or TTY between 8:30am and 4:30pm. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Published in The Oregonian on 01/04


I'm currently limiting Newsletter job searching to Oregon and South West Washington. However, for those interested in positions elsewhere in the Northwest may I recommend the following:

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.

Sakson and Taylor. 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.

Career Click .COM. 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.

Vancouver Sun . The Vancouver Sun provides an online employment section that lists jobs in that great city of the North. These same jobs can be found on Career Click. Com listed aboved.


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Proscenia Resources:

We provide the following resources on our web site as a service to the media community. Please let us know of additional information so that we can keep these pages active and up-to-date.

  • Discussions. Beginning with the January, 2003, issue of this Newsletter we added a discussion section to encourage readers to explore a variety of issues related to working in multimedia. Here is an archive of those discussion topics.
  • 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 a great library of references images often needed when drawing. This page has numerous image search engines as well as links to library collections. Note that most of the images you find are copyrighted and should only be used for reference.
  • Informational Resources. This page has been contributed by multimedia instructor Todd Kesterson at the University of Oregon. It provides links to informational resource for students and others interested in multimedia and communication.
  • Job Search Resources for Careers In Multimedia. A special collection of search engines related to media and communication careers. Search for jobs around the world.
  • 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.
  • Random Links. Each week the Proscenia Newsletter features collections of links related to multimedia. This is an archive collection of the Random Links column.