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May 11 , 2003 - Vol 2. No. 18
Up front Sunday Morning:Happy Mother's Day!
It takes about 10 hours a week to prepare this weekly newsletter. Given that amount of time it is important to know if the Sunday publication is meeting the needs of the readers. This week you may receive a short questionnaire that I would appreciate your taking a couple of minutes to complete and return. Your feedback will be used to shape the future of this weekly effort. I thank you in advance for your participation.
If you're interested in entering your web site into competition here are a couple of options to check out. The International Association of Web Masters and Designers sponsors the Golden Web Awards (http://www.goldenwebawards.com/). And, The Best of the Web (http://www.websiteawards2.cjb.net/) offers three awards to web sites that are exceptionally well constructed.
Former Proscenia Intern and current Portland Art Institute student Manuel Hernandez has his new web site online. Please check out Equilibrium Designs at: (http://www.equilibriumdesigns.com/).
Proscenia adjunct Gabriel Guzman will preview his film in production, Push, at the Northwest Film Center's open viewing night on May, 25th at the Guild Theater in Portland at 7:00 PM.
Please note that for those of you interested in the computer as a tool for creating soundtracks and music the Future Music Oregon intermedia presentations will take place on Saturday, May 31at 8 p.m.in Room 198 Music on the University of Oregon Campus. Tickets are $5 general and $3 students.
Back issues of the Proscenia Newsletter are now online. Please let others who may be interested in multimedia and communication know about this publication. And, as always, if you would like to be removed from this list please let me know.
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DID YOU KNOW? Facts about Oregon
Director and Screenwriter James Ivory was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon and attended the University of Oregon where he majored in art. After moving to France to study French he returned to the US and entered the film department of the University of Southern California.
Ivory began his career as a documentary filmmaker before teaming up with producer Ismail Merchant to make The Householder (1963). The filmmaking team of Merchant and Ivory went on to produce several decades of outstanding motion pictures including: Shakespeare Wallah (1965), Bombay Talkie, 1970, Heat and Dust, 1983, A Room With a View (1986), Remains of the Day (1993), Howard's End (1992), Maurice (1987), A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998) and many others.
James Ivory recently visited Eugene to donate his papers, scripts, and other mementoes of his life to the University of Oregon Library which is currently featuring an exhibition on the life career of this outstadning film maker and Oregon native.
I've always been fascinated by short stories. So, when I discovered Micro Fiction: An Anthology of Really Short Stories by Jerome Stern (editor), my reading interest turned to a genre of writing in which stories are told in a paragraph or no more than a couple of pages.
While recently working on the production of Scanning Television, Second Edition, I came across a reference to rADz (radical art ads) produced in New Zealand. A rADz is a short film ranging from a few seconds to no more than 3 minutes in length. Barry Thomas, executive producer with MD YETI Productions, invented the rAdz in 1991 and since 1997 has been the executive producer, or producer of 120 films. All have been made in New Zealand supported by the Screen Innovation Production fund. Most of these productions have been made with emerging film makers who have had some tertiary film making experience under their belts.
New Zealand has two national TV stations that regularly buy and play rADz throughout their schedules.Each rADz filmmaker receives over 30 screenings per year per channel. This provides new filmmakers with substantial exposure and opportunity. For me, rADzs provided introduction to the field of micromovie production.
The micromovie provides both a challenge and opportunity in the age of the Internet and digital cinema.The challenge is to communicate in sight and sound an idea, story, or experience in a very short period of screen time. My quest for short film libraries on the web has lead me to several sources. I've learned that there are hundreds of film makers out there wanting to share their work with others. The goal for many is telling an exciting, well-told story that can be quickly screened by today's Internet audiences. A result of this activity seems to be a resurgence of interest in the short film genre.
Here is a list of web sites to start your own discovery of micromovie production. Knowing that many of you are interested in animation and film making please note that some of these sites, or others you can find on the Internet, may be a place for getting your own first works screened in public.
Ten Second film Competition. A competition for short films. Currently presenting 20 finalist from over 1,000 submissions. http://www.tensecondfilms.com/
60 Second Movie Hour. Started as a college web project it is now a site which showcases submitted 60 second videos. http://www.60secondmoviehour.com/html/aboutsite.html
120 Second digital film festival. A CBC annual competition for short videos of no longer that 2 minutes in length. http://filmfestival.120seconds.com/main.html
Six Minute Cinema. Open to all producers of any experience level. The only constraints are that none of the entries may have any footage shot in film nor may exceed 5:59 total running time including credits
Seven Minute film Festival. Provides a FREE opportunity for people to publicly experiment with film and video in an environment fully conducive to concept driven creative expression.
Atom Films. A leading provider of short-form entertainment for the Internet,
Aurora Picture Show. A nationally recognized venue for viewing traditionally underrepresented film, video and media arts http://www.aurorapictureshow.org/aurora56.html
Micromovies: Film Festival dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of short films compatible to mobile devices. http://micromovies.mindworks.fi/front.html
rADz (select rADz from all genre menu) No film over 3 minutes. These are broadcast on New Zealand TV and provide an opportunity for introducing new film makers: http://www.in-movies.co.uk/index_films.php
Finally, How to Watch Online Films by Greg Pak, filmmaker, is a handy and practical guide to getting yourself set up to visit sites with film content.
FEATURED STUDIO OR SCHOOL: After Graduation
A community college degree in media provides one with the opportunity to move in two possible directions upon graduation. One, is to find work in the field for which training has been provided. The second is to continue one's education.
Further learning options include earning a bachelors degree at a four year institution with focused study in media design. Or, pursuing skill specific training in a technical institution. Both are valid choices based upon long range professional goals.
If you want to be a specialist in 3D graphics with an emphasis on Maya, as an example, the technical school may be the best option for reaching that objective. Technical schools provide focused in-depth skill development.
If you see yourself as a conceptual designer and producer then a broad liberal arts education offered by a bachelors program would be an appropriate choice. An academic program introduces an individual to a wide range of ideas and experiences which enrich one's ability to draw upon many resources when working as a professional.
Regardless of the choice made upon graduation one should keep in mind that learning is a life time activity. There are professional development workshops and courses such as those found at Oregon 3D. And, the external learning programs offered by academic institutions make academic and skill based classes available that will enrich your career and life.
Last week I provided a link to colleges and universities that offer bachelor degrees. Technical schools have been effective at coming together and promoting their institutions on the web where you can find advanced training in animation, graphic design, and web development.
CYCLES OF VIOLENCE IN THE MUSIC WARS The record industry's options for fighting illegal music downloads from the Internet include some that may be illegal, such as attacking personal Internet connections to slow or halt the downloads, or the use of software called "freeze" that locks up a computer system for a certain minutes or hours and risks the loss of data, as well as software called "silence" that would scan a computer's hard drive for pirated music files and attempt to delete them, at the risk of deleting legitimate music files as well. Stanford Law School professor Lawrence Lessig, who specializes in Internet copyright issues, says: "Some of this stuff is going to be illegal. It depends on if they are doing a sufficient amount of damage. The law has ways to deal with copyright infringement. Freezing people's computers is not within the scope of the copyright laws." (New York Times 3 May 2003) http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/04/business/04MUSI.html Source:NewsScanDaily
WHAT GOES DOWN MUST GO UP (EVENTUALLY) The information technology job market will remain sluggish throughout 2003, according to two new surveys -- one conducted by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the other by consulting firm Deloitte & Touche. Corporate hiring managers who talked to ITTA said they planned to fewer than 500,000 jobs this year (compared to more than twice that number predicted last year), and almost half the respondents to the Deloitte Touche survey indicated that they would add fewer than 25 new employees over the course of the year. How long will the hiring slump drag on? ITAA president Harris N. Miller says, "The good thing about the business cycle is that it's so far down right now, it wouldn't take a lot to make it head back up pretty quickly." (Washington Post 6 May 2003) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A17May5.html
THE RETURN OF ATARI The name 'Atari' -- made famous by the game maker that 'Pong' thirty years ago -- is being adopted by the Franco-American video publisher Infogrames, which acquired the rights to the Atari brand in 2001. The chief executive of Infogrames says: "What we have decided to do, following a very precise strategy, effectively is to adopt this brand Atari. Clearly we feel like it is the symbol of the global company that we became during the last two years." The company has recently completed work on the game 'Enter the Matrix,' which will be marketed in conjunction with the forthcoming Warner Bros. film 'The Matrix Reloaded'. (USA Today 7 May 2003) http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2003-05-07-atari_x.htm
SWAPPERS BOOST MUSIC SALES A Nielsen/NetRatings survey of 36,000 Internet users found that Web surfers who download music from song-swapping sites are more likely to buy music online and in stores, than non-swappers. The research indicates that in the past three months, online music enthusiasts (defined as people who'd
downloaded music in the past 30 days) were 111% more likely to buy rap music than the average Internet user. They were also 106% more likely to have purchased dance and club music and 77% more likely to have bought alternative rock than their average online counterparts. R&B, soul music and rock rounded out the top five genres favored by music fans. Greg Bloom, a senior analyst at Nielsen/NetRatings, says that understanding the preferences of online music enthusiasts may help recording executives in their attempts to promote their own, legitimate services: "The de facto standard may be a few years away, but understanding the genres of music that sell well online and offline will be crucial to generating revenue along the way." (Reuters/CNet News.com 7 May 2003)
E-BOOKS TO TAKE TO THE BEACH The E Ink corporation is reported in the journal Nature to have developed a very thin flexible ink display that can be viewed from most angles. It can also be bent and folded like paper, and is erasable for reuse multiple times. The device is still several years from being released commercially. The display is comprised of a thin-film transistor (TFT) array that can impart both positive and negative charges to different areas of its surface, which covers an electricity-conducting layer of clear fluid.(Scientific American 8 May 2003) http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa003&articleID=0004A0BA-5BE7-1EB9-B
ALL EYES ON iTUNES. The success of Apple's newly launched iTunes Music Store has drawn the attention of potential rivals, who will go head-to-head with the popular service when Apple extends it to Microsoft-based PCs at the end of this year. Among the contenders are pressplay and MusicNet, backed by the major record labels; Listen.com's Rhapsody; Musicmatch; FullAudio; and Echo, a music venture backed by Best Buy, Borders Group, Virgin Entertainment Group and others. In addition, AOL plans to introduce a pay-per-download service late this year and Amazon and MSN also are exploring the possibility. "Everyone in the music industry, and the film industry, and others, are looking at Apple and saying, 'Oh my God,'" says Warner Music Group executive VP Paul Vidich. "There's no question it has sparked new interest." Part of the allure of Apple's iTunes is the flexible arrangements CEO Steve Jobs negotiated with the record labels, which enable users to move their 99-cent songs to an unlimited number of portable iPod players, and burn as many as 10 identical CDs containing the same playlist. It's anticipated that many of the competing services will try to duplicate this flexibility, although Apple concedes it will be difficult to match the simplicity and elegance it's achieved with its own hardware and operating system. Meanwhile, several potential online-music players are staying on the sidelines for now. "Apple's success in the Mac environment hasn't yet proven that this is a real business with decent margins," says Yahoo VP Dave Goldberg. "If it is, a lot of major players will get into the space." (Wall Street Journal 9 May 2003)
Network Tools (From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1.)
iTunes 4.0 This latest version of iTunes will be a welcome addition to Mac users, as it allows individuals to create their own personal music library. Perhaps the most notable feature of this version is that users can now instantly buy and download music from the vast collection contained within the iTunes Music Store. Within the store, users can download free previews, view album cover art, and examine a list of new releases and staff favorites. iTunes 4.0 is compatible with all systems running Mac OS X
People on Page 1.1 People on Page 1.1 (POP) is a small application that allows users the ability to see who else is surfing around the same Web pages. The program runs in conjunction with your Web browser, allowing users to see information about other people who are online. The program is fully customizable, and users can elect to add photographs, profile information, and view a list of Web sites frequented by other POP users. POP is compatible with all systems running Windows 98 and higher.
Writing Fellowship Program. The Walt Disney Studios and ABC Entertainment offer Fellowships in the feature and television areas. No previous experience is necessary; however, writing samples are required. Fellows will each be provided a salary of $50,000 for a one-year period tentatively scheduled to begin in January 2004. Fellows chosen from outside of the Los Angeles area will be provided with coach round trip airfare and one month's accommodations.Eligibility: This Program is open to all writers.
The Walt Disney Studios and ABC Entertainment
Writing Fellowship Program
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91
For more details and application materials you may visit their website at: www.abcnewtalent.disney.com
Call for Submissions: One World Film Festival: World Inter-action Mondiale Youth Short Film Competition 2003 Our festival mandate is to educate and share information with the local community about global issues. We use the mediums of film to share experiences and facilitate cooperation between people working for social justice and equality, locally and abroad. We hope to engage culturally diverse communities and youth. The One World Film Festival invites submissions of films and videos, in all genres, that examine the concept of 'social justice' and bring light to often-darkened issues. These include international poverty, globalization and resistance, policy consequences, health, human/nature relations, development, consumerism, sustainability in the production of essential goods, etc.
"One Person Can Make A Difference" video competition. College students are invited to interpret the Christopher belief that each of us has the ability and opportunity to shape our world! Whether acting alone or with others, one person can make a difference. Using any style or format, express this theme in up to five minutes. Entries must be submitted in NTSC format on standard, full-sized VHS tape. Entries that run over five minutes cannot be considered. The winning entries will be aired nationwide via the Christopher Closeup television series. In addition, winners will receive the following cash awards: First Prize - $3,000 Second Prize - $2,000 Third prize - $1,000 5 Honorable Mention Prizes of $100 each
Create a Music Video for Tori Amos. "Think you'd make a great music video director? Here's your chance. Tori Amos is inviting her fans to create a video for her latest single, "Taxi Ride." From the pool of entries, Amos will pick a shortlist of videos she likes best and post them on her website on May 23 for all to vote on. She'll announce the winning video on June 2 and feature it on her website--exclusively in QuickTime. Visit the site to get all the details, to watch a video of Tori Amos explaining the contest (if you have pop-up windows disabled, click the image of Tori in a car), and to download "Taxi Ride" in QuickTime 6 format. Then charge up those DV camera batteries, boot up your Mac, fire up iMovie or Final Cut Pro, and get going." http://www.toriamos.com/taxivision Source: Apple Newsletter.
Call for entries. We are now accepting short film submissions for the North Mississippi Film Festival to take place during the North Mississippi Street Fair on Friday, May 16, 2003! Films will be presented in an outdoor evening show on the side of the Old Rexall Drug building next to The Fresh Pot coffeeshop at 4001 N. Mississippi Ave from 9-10pm. Film screenings will be promoted with a printed mini-film program and announced on KBOO radio and other local media outlets. Last year's Street Fair drew around 3,000 people and was a blast. Submissions should be no longer than 10 minutes. Videotapes can be sent to: Rachel Elizabeth c/o Fresh Pot 4001 N. Mississippi Ave. Portland, OR 97227 Rachel Elizabeth:
ArtsElectric is a worldwide calendar and information center for new music, electronic music and the media arts.You'll find hundreds of events listed, as well as articles, interviews, and other writings.
Future Music Oregon. Saturday, May 31 at 8 p.m., Room 198 Music. Features new computer and intermedia compositions; $5, general and $3, students.
AECT takes great pride in opening the Call for Entries for the 2003 International Student Media Festival. If your school (K-University) utilizes student produced media in its curriculum, you are invited to enter this exciting competition. Winning entries will premier in Anaheim, CA., in October. Official instructions, entry forms, and Festival details are available now. Entry deadline is May 31, 2003
SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Film Festival is an exciting new competitive Festival, created to celebrate, honor and showcase documentaries from around the world. Between June 18-22, 2003, SILVERDOCS will present 45 provocative documentary films at the newly restored, state-of-the art AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Silver Spring, MD. The festival will bring together filmmakers, international documentary professionals and the communities of the Greater DC Metropolitan area to debate issues raised by these documentary films and celebrate their art. Location: AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA Start date: June 18, 2003 End date: June 22, 2003 URL: www.Silverdocs.com E-mail: Phone: (1) Fax: (1) Entry deadline: March 1, 2003 Source: Northwest Film Center
SIGGRAPH 2003 - 27 July - 31 July, This is the 30th international conference of computer graphics and interactive media. The conference will be held in San Diego, California. It is also the world's largest exhibit of grapic software, computer hardware, and interactive technologies. Given the conference is on the west coast this summer individuals may want to make it a part of a vacation trip.
Full Moon Audio Art Camp. Full Moon changed not only the way I listen to the world around me, but opened my mind to creative possibilities I didn't know I had in me."- Joellen Easton, Full Moon '02 participant "Full Moon was among the most inspiring and motivational experiences I have had as an artist. The quality of instruction was tops in Canada and the incredible support for experimentation and creativity reminded me of my days at university when I was studying film production and sound. Full Moon fostered a spirit of sharing and cooperation - and an optimism that we could do anything...which we did."-Heather Ritchie, Full Moon '02 participant The fifth annual Full Moon Audio Art camp will take place August 10-16, 2003 at Au Grand Bois, 565 acres of rolling hills, woods, fields and ponds, located in the Pontiac region of Quebec. Full Moon provides a space where artists can live, work and create audio art 24 hours a day with energy focussed on the work itself, without the distractions of daily society. The week's activities include sound-walks, listening sessions, live concerts, workshops, production studio/editing facilities, good (vegetarian) food and great company. Full Moon welcomes participants in all stages of their careers : emerging, established, or curious. Our audio artists in residence this year are Chris Brookes and Rita McKeough, and both have a unique approach to sound, radio, performance and installation. Early-Bird Registration Fees. Payment received by May 31, 2003 CSIRP Members (in Canada) $300.00 Non-Members (in Canada) $325.00 American and International registrants $325.00 U.S. Full registration information and details about Full Moon are at www.fmok.org On-line Registration Form: http://www.community-media.com/Full_Moon_Registration_Form.html Participation is limited to 20 people. Spaces tend to fill up quickly, so please don't wait until July to register. Full Moon Audio Art Camp is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts; and sponsored by the Canadian Society for Independent Radio Production. Registration cost includes accommodation, either camping, or in lovely and rustic cabins, and most meals. Please forward this email to anyone who you think might be interested. Any questions can be directed to Janna Graham Full Moon Project-Coordinator
The 2003 International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) Conference, "Changing Tides" is being held in "America's First Resort," Newport, RI on October 1 through October 5, 2003. Information about the conference can be seen at http://gslis.uri.edu/IVLA/. Prepare for an exciting agenda along with all the historical and magnificent scenery of Newport, Rhode Island, and surrounding New England.
JOB RESOURCES: CAREERS IN MEDIA
Here are two resources that I would recommend for learning more about careers in multimedia production. The first is Boston College's Guide: Careers In Multimedia. To this I would add Skills Net. Skills Net has an extensive collection of material related to working in the media industry.
Career Advice. Monster.com provides an excellent overview of the following career options and links to possible jobs.
- Creative Writer
- Graphic Designer
- Sound/Recording Engineer
- Studio Musician
- Technical Writer
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.
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
Creative Services/Multimedia/Graphic Design. PCSInternet, Permanent PT and FT positions available. Must have strong skills in Photoshop, Illustrator (or FreeHand) Flash, Director, Fireworks and Dreamweaver. Exposure and abilities in QTVR, Digital Video, 3d and Audio Editing extremely helpful. Serious Internet development and Multimedia professionals only apply. Internships for qualified individuals available. 4 year degrees are preferred. Ability to understand smart user interface and comprehend the direction of digital…and wireless… is appreciated! If you are interested in a career with PCSInternet, and in the benefits that we offer, apply! For immediate consideration, email (preferred) your resume to . Or mail your resume to PCSInternet, 1200 Executive Pkwy Suite #200, Eugene, OR 97401.
Project Coordinator. Full time position of a Project Coordinator. Strong communications skills a plus. Must be able to be proficient in understanding basic internet terminology, Microsoft Word and Excel, be a fast learner and have a dynamic personality. Knowledge of VISIO a plus! If you are interested in a career with PCSInternet, and in the benefits that we offer, apply! For immediate consideration, email (preferred) your resume to . Or mail your resume to PCSInternet, 1200 Executive Pkwy Suite #200, Eugene, OR 97401.
Graphic Designer & More wanted for busy Photo Lab. Outstanding Photoshop Skills, Computer & People skills. Send Resume to: or bring to Evergreen Film Service, 1412 W. 7th. Ave., Eugene. Location: OR Date: 5/9/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Computer Aided Drafting We have an opening for a 3D CAD drafter in our R&D department. We are seeking a full time person with the following skills: 3D CAD using Inventor and Mechanical Desktop solid modeling software. Some surface modeling using Rhino software. Vocation- structural/mechanical design and solid modeling of all areas of highline motor homes. 3 years of experience preferred. Country Coach offers competitive wages, excellent benefits including health, life, and dental insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid vacations and holidays. A physical exam and drug test is required after an offer of employment is made. Apply in person at: 135 E. 1st Ave., Junction City, Mon.-Thur. 8am-5pm & Fri. 8am to noon. Or email resume to : Check us out at www.countrycoach.com COUNTRY COACH Location: OR Date: 5/10/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Technical Illustrator/Communicator position for Peterson Pacific Corporation Publications Department. Duties include preparation of illustrations, schematics, parts drawings, and text for use in parts books, manuals and other publications. Convert production drawings into exploded-view drawings. Includes technical writing and editing of parts books, operation manuals, service manuals, and other technical documents.Five years minimum experience, or equivalent in a mechanical engineering and/or publishing environment. Must have publications and digital imaging software experience, including AutoCAD 2000 or higher, or equivalent. Experience with engineering change processes, and a proficient understanding of Bill of Material structure in a manufacturing environment.
PETERSON PACIFIC CORP.
29408 Airport Road
Eugene, OR 97402
Graphic Desinger/ Production Artist. Full-service marketing agency seeks Graphic Designer / Production Artist to collaborate with account & creative teams. Accuracy, attention to detail & deadlines a must! Minimum of 2 years print & advertising production experience. Proficient in MAC OSX-based Photoshop, Illustrator, & INDESIGN or QuarkXpress. Experience with FireWorks, Dreamweaver & digital photography a plus. Reply with resume & cover letter to: CAWOOD, 1200 High St., Suite 21, Eugene, OR 97401.Location: OR Date: 5/11/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Computer/ Web Master/Graphic Designer.Requires web site design & matenaince, print advertising design. Minimum 2 yrs experience & degree in graphic design/web development. Send resume to: PTP, PO Box 25210, Eugene, OR 97402 or Location: OR Date: 5/11/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
PORTLAND - VANCOUVER AREA
Videographer or Editor/Production Assistant.International Film & Video. A Portland video production company is seeking energetic, well-organized, friendly, inquisitive and self-motivated people for positions as Videographer or Editor/Production Assistant. Each year they produce three 2-hour video programs, using Beta equipment, that document "Semester at Sea" world voyages. Positions are available for: Fall 2003. Resumes and VHS or Beta tapes should be sent to:International Film & Video 1801 NW Upshur Street, Ste. 590 Portland, OR 97209 Web site: http://www.videojourney.com/
Graphic Artist/Web Design. We are looking for a creative self motivating person to design and maintain a top listed automotive web site. Candidate must have a good background MacOS, Freehand, Golive, Photoshop, and more. Benefits include flexible hours, remote working environment (work at home), access to the fastest computers, and latest software and hardware.Please send resume to
Web site manager. We are looking for a creative self motivating person to design and maintain a top listed automotive web site. Candidate must have a good background in HTML or an HTML editor (GoLive, Pagemill, Freehand 8, etc.). Benefits include flexible hours, remote working environment (work at home), access to the fastest computers, and latest software and hardware.Please send resume to
Instructional Designer. Via Training is looking for experienced, e-learning instructional designers with an ability to create dynamic training content.Responsibilities Include:Design and script large, complex interactive projects for national clients in a creative, team-oriented environment- Develop project goals, training objectives and measurements- Design the user's navigation path(s) to deliver the training experience - Define the creative treatment and content scope of the project - Draft a complete design document to include: Audience and learning environment analysis- Instructional goals and strategy - Content outline - User navigation - Screen/page template designs - Storyboard/script development with text, voice, sound, graphics - descriptions and instructions to production team - Prototype developmentRequired Skills and Experience: At least five years experience with interactive training projects - Ability to understand complex technology and communicate simply and clearly Instructional design background - Bachelors degree in information design, instructional. Reply to:
Customer Publications and Communications Position Clark Public Utilities is a progressive, customer-owned electric, water and wastewater utility located in Vancouver, Washington. The utility is committed to providing exceptional customer service and high reliability, while operating in a very efficient manner. We are currently recruiting for a person with this same commitment to excellence. Responsibilities include creating the majority of customer informational materials about utility services and programs, managing a customer research program and responding to customer inquiries. Other responsibilities include preparing and delivering speeches and presentations, and editing various writing materials. Superior written and oral communications skills are required. Position requires a bachelor's degree in communications or related field from a four-year college or university; master's degree or post-secondary training preferred. Must have at least four years experience as a communications professional with extensive writing and project management responsibilities; additional two years experience as a working media professional preferred. Applicant must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to manage multiple tasks within deadlines. Working knowledge of numerous computer applications used to create documents, graphics, publications, presentations, and web pages, including Word, Photoshop, Quark, and PowerPoint required. Must have expert working knowledge of graphic and web design concepts, and possess the ability to supervise graphic design projects. Ability to work constructively in both self-directed and team atmospheres required. The successful candidate must have a passion for writing, reside in Clark County while employed, and must be an active, involved member of the community. Clark Public Utilities offers a comprehensive compensation package that includes a competitive salary, defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, and company incentive programs. For confidential consideration, please forward your resume and cover letter to Clark Public Utilities, Human Resources Dept, P.O. Box 8900, Vancouver, WA 98668. Resumes may also be sent via E-mail to or by fax to . Recruitment will continue until position is filled.Website: www.clarkpublicutilities.com. Equal Opportunity Employer Clark Public Utilities
Marketing Communications Use your copywriting, desktop design and layout talents to produce effective medical marketing, sales and corporate communications solutions for RS Medical, the leading provider of electrotherapy products to US physicians. Medical marketing experience is a definite advantage, with minimum five years' in copywriting, graphic design, marketing communications or related areas. Produce sales collateral, clinical papers, product and other materials from concept to completion. Requires advanced skills in writing, editing and digital layout, as well as image creating/manipulation, drawing and presentation development using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and related software. Need working knowledge of digital and traditional pre-press and printing. Bachelor's degree with journalism/ communications or English studies. RS Medical is a fast-growing, marketing-driven company headquartered in Vancouver. Qualified applicants should visit www.rsmedical.com for more info, then mail, fax or e-mail their resume with salary requirements to: RS Medical 14401 SE 1st St. Vancouver, WA 98684 Fax No telephone calls, please. Published in The Oregonian on 05/11
Television Promotion Writer/ Producer/Editor Responsible for developing marketing ideas for advertising and promotions campaigns & materials, as well as writing & producing news topical promos. Requires college degree, 2 yrs exp in writing & producing promos/ PSA's, strong verbal communication & computer skills and a bkgrnd in journalism. Send resume to: KGW, HR, 1501 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201. Equal Opportunity Employer. Published in The Oregonian on 05/11
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 media production opportunities in the Seattle area.