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June 1 , 2003 - Vol 2. No. 21.

Up Front Sunday Morning:

The end of the school year is approaching and the big push toward finals has begun. For Proscenia it is the ending of another term working with our incredible Interns. Many thanks to all of you who have been with us this Spring!

The annual Animation Explosion will take place Thursday and Friday, June 5 & 6 at 7 pm in Room 177 Lawrence Hall on the University of Oregon campus. This festival will showcase student projects from the UO Multimedia Design program, including video, animation, and interactive work. This event is a personal favorite of mine. I encourage students and others to go and see what is happening in the field of multimedia.

Gabe Guzman,Proscenia Adjunct, suggested that "how to prepare a Demo Reel" would be a good topic for this week's Discussion section. As individuals hit the Internet and streets looking for employment the creation of a demo reel becomes an important part of marketing your expertise. I hope you find this week's discussion of value.

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.

Cheers, Gary

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DID YOU KNOW? Facts about Oregon Media Personalities

Portland film director Gus Van Sant's film "Elephant,'' about a high school shooting in America, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Oron Sunday, May 25.

The director, who grew up in Oregon, cast real high school students, not professional actors, to star in the film, which was shot in North Portland. The actors were asked to improvise their lines. The movie starts out showing an ordinary day at school, with students gossiping in the cafeteria, playing football or working in the photography lab. At the end, two students go on a shooting spree in the hallways.

Van Sant, best known for "Good Will Hunting,'' also won the prize for best director.

Van Sant was the first American to win the Palme d'Or since Quentin Tarantino did for "Pulp Fiction'' in 1994. He has never had a film compete at Cannes before, though "To Die For,'' starring Nicole Kidman, showed at Cannes out of competition in 1995. Source: Associated Press



One of the most important tasks you will undertake in your job search is the creation of a demo reel. A demo reel is your audio and visual calling card. It tells the potential client or employer about your skills in just a few short minutes of viewing time.What you present and how you present it will reflect directly on you and may potentially affect whether you get work or not.

A demo reel is simply that - a demonstration of your skills and expertise related to whatever job you are trying to land. A "reel" may take one of several forms. The content may be audio only if you are working in that medium. It may be film and video based. Or, it may contain examples of multimedia and web based design efforts. Some demo reels are hosted on a web site. Others are burned as CD ROMs or DVDs.What ever format you choose take a proactive stance and make the demo reel sing praises about your expertise.

Do demo reels make a difference? As in any other business, you need some sort of promotional device to get the recognition and earnings you deserve in return for your skills and services. In many instances, your most important promo is your demo recording. It is estimated that over 50% of hiring firms in the video production area, as an example, believe that a demo reel is important and will spend up to 2 minutes viewing it. About 68% of potential employers will view the demo material before an interview (1).

The purpose of the demo reel is to get you an interview. Prepare your demo reel with care and have someone else look at it and get feedback.Keep it short - less than 5 minutes and let it show your strengths.

Here are some basic tips:

  • Keep it brief. Include only a few minutes of your best work. A short reel gives an employer enough material for them to know if they want to see more and invite you in for an interview. Too long a reel and it may get ejected from the hiring process. The best demo reels are no more than 5 minutes in length.
  • Start with your best work. You need to grab and hold the employer’s attention so don’t save the best to last as it may never be seen.
  • Customize your demo reel. Organize the content of your reel to meet the expectations of the employer.
  • Divide your reel into sections to show your different skills such as: interface design, video editing, photography, etc.
  • Update your reel every couple of months. Keep it fresh and current.
  • Annotate your reel. If you’ve produced material with others give them credit and explain your part in the production. Include a page of notes outlining your specific contribution.
Do you want to know more? The following online resources each has unique ideas about designing and producing an effective demo reel of your skills and expertise.

Creating the Ultimate Demo Reel. Specifics for those working in computer animation

Demo Reels:Some Professional's Perspectives. Articles by Oren Jacob, Senior Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios; Steph Greenberg, Supervising Animator in a well known entertainment company; Rob Skiena, Supervising Animator for Mainframe Entertainment (Reboot, Beast Wars); Beverly Garland, Art Director at Titanic Entertainment

Tips for a Demo Reel that Works by Bill Davis. "....not having a reel - or at least the building blocks of one at hand when someone calls saying they've heard about you and want to see some examples of your best stuff - leads to panic work. And panic work is typically not the best we can do. So take a proactive stance and make today the day you face the demo reel "beast" head on.

Your Resume Reel. Outlines the process, content, structure, and "Common Complaints and Comments."

Demos That Deliver - Tips on Mixing Your Demo Recordings By Michael Cooper

Demo Reel Presentation by Daniel Joseph Pezely.The art of presentation for artists, animators and filmmakers including things to consider before building your portfolio.

Demo Reel Do's and Don'ts by Pamela Kleibrink Thompson. A demo reel is a vital marketing tool for animators. The purpose of the demo reel is to get you an interview with someone who can hire you. Prepare your demo reel with care and have someone else look at it and get feedback on it before you send it out.As a recruiter, I have seen many demo reels. Here's how to make sure yours does the job--to get you that job.




Seattle's 911 Media Arts Center was incorporated in 1984 and is considered Washington State's premier center where individuals can access media tools and resources. The center's mission is to support the expressive use of innovative media tools by providing the access, training and environment needed to create/exhibit works of enduring merit and artistic excellence. The center believes everyone can and should have access to the tools of communication.

911 Media Arts Center
117 Yale Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98109



70 PLAYSTATION 2s + 1 NETWORK SWITCH + LINUX = 1 SUPERCOMPUTER. An increasing trend in computing is the development of ever-faster computers for the consumer market: Dan Reed of the National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois says, "If you look at the economics of game platforms and the power of computing on toys, this is a long-term market trend and computing trend. The economics are just amazing. This is going to drive the next big wave in high-performance computing." The NCSA has used the Linux operating system and a Hewlett-Packard network switch to tie together 70 individual game machines into a single supercomputing system capable of a half-trillion operations a second. Total cost: about $50,000. Most difficult part of the project: "It took a lot of time because you have to cut all of these things out of the plastic packaging," said NCSA senior research scientist Craig Steffen. (New York Times 26 May 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

SONY CROSSES OVER. Sony is offering a "crossover" PlayStation 2 video game console with a built-in DVD recorder and hard drive for storing data. Called the PSX, it will go on sale in Japan this year (and in the U.S. and Europe early next year). A Sony executive explained: "We want an extreme product to represent a new platform out of Sony." Industry analyst Richard Doherty of the Envisioneering Group says the new PSX platform "will not pay off immediately. But it's a very good direction. A lot of consumers in all geographies of the world are tired of having two or three things attached to their TV." (AP/ABC News 28 May 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

APPLE IS THE NEW MTV. Numair Faraz, who has started several online service companies, says of thecurrent music scene: "Apple is the new MTV. It is the new funnel for music.When things moved from radio to video, MTV was the sole source of music. NowApple is going to control the distribution and promotion of music. The entire ecosystem they are using is theirs." (New York Times 29 May 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

V-GAMES HELP CULTIVATE HORSE SENSE, A COOL HEAD & A KEEN EYE. Researchers at the University of Rochester have concluded that young people who regularly play action video games with car chases and gun battles develop better visual skills than those who do not. The study did not address the question of whether video violence affects personality or psychology, but instead focused strictly on how a person's ability to process visual information developed by playing the games. [We borrowed our title for this item from "Trouble, Ya Got Trouble, Right Here in River City," a song in "The Music Man" -- a show that can't be seen too many times.] (San Jose Mercury News 28 May 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

THE NEXT BIG THING IN SEARCH ENGINES.Search engines have been undergoing incremental improvements for years, but they still look and function pretty much the same as when they came out. However, that could change soon, with a raft of new search products on the horizon. Researchers at NEC have developed the Review Seer -- a tool that enables consumers to automatically sift through product reviews culled from newsgroup and Web site postings. Users could personalize the Review Seer's results by specifying what features and price ranges they're interested in. Ben Shneiderman, a professor of computer science at the University of Maryland, says that most people are better at communicating with their computers when they can see data, rather than reading it. His TimeSearcher tool turns search result data into a graphic representation, enabling users to modify the graphed results by specifying a "date created," for example. Shneiderman's PhotoMesa and PhotoFinder are a browser and a search tool geared toward finding digital images. Eventually, search engines will be able to interact with cookies left on the users' computers to "learn" from past searches what the user most likely is looking for. The cookies could tell a search engine to return only new information or only results targeted to the user's location. ( 27 May 2003),1282,58971,00.html Source:NewsScanDaily

BROWSER WAR ENDS IN TRUCE. After years of mutual animosity and legal wrangling, Microsoft has agreed topay AOL Time Warner $750 million in a settlement that lays a foundation for further cooperation between the two companies. As part of the agreement, AOLwill receive a seven-year royalty-free license of Microsoft's InternetExplorer browser, as well as a long-term nonexclusive license to useMicrosoft's Windows Media 9 software. The companies will also work toward making AOL and MSN Messenger interoperable, and will explore ways to boost the adoption and distribution of digital media. Finally, Microsoft will distribute AOL CD-ROMs to PC manufacturers along with Windows operating software and will expand its support contract with AOL. The settlement is being described by both companies as a win-win -- it enables AOL to reduce some of its $23 billion debt burden and relieves Microsoft of one of its nagging legal problems. "Microsoft has been very pragmatic in putting its antitrust issues behind it," says one antitrust attorney. "What will be interesting to see is if they settle with Sun. That's a bit more of a grudge match." (CNet 29 May 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

TECHNOLOGY, TRUTH, AND PRIVACY.Various ongoing scientific projects are working to find replacements for the still-controversial polygraph test as a way of deciding whether someone is lying or telling the truth. One of those projects: a University of Pennsylvania biophysicist is testing a headband that uses near-infrared light emitters and detectors to monitor blood-flow changes in the brain. Another: a psychologist is using MRI technology to scan the brains of volunteers told to give false answers to questions they are asked. See for a report by the National Academy of Sciences on lie detectors. The new approaches are being met with the same kind of criticism aimed at polygraph tests, plus a new twist. University of Maryland physicist Robert Park, a long-time critic of polygraphs, says: "There's only one thing worse than a lie detector that doesn't work, and that's a lie detector that does work. It's the last invasion of privacy that you can imagine, and it frightens me that we seem to be almost able to do it." (AP/USA Today 23 May 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

TINY DEVICES OFFER LAW ENFORCEMENT CHALLENGE. Portable storage drives continue to gain popularity among child pornography collectors. The typical drive is as small as a cigarette lighter yet holds128 megabytes of data and costs only $100 or less; it device plugs directly into most PCs, and can store entire movies or hundreds of digital photos. Sgt. Art Martinez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department in California explains that the devices offer a completely new challenge to law enforcement officers: "A lot of officers will look at them and don't know what they are. It's just another thing that we need to be looking for." (San Jose Mercury News 29 May 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

SPAM'S CURE COULD BE WORSE THAN THE DISEASE.CNet columnist Declan McCullagh worries that the proliferation of spam-blocking software incorporating challenge-response technology could lead to the death of e-mail. Challenge-response systems require the human sending a message to perform a simple task such as clicking on a link or typing a special password to get past the barrier. The problem is, says McCullagh, that many challenge-response systems are poorly designed, and could causes big headaches for administrators of legitimate e-mail newsletters (such as NewsScan Daily) that go out to large numbers of people. "Big corporations may be able to afford to hire someone to sit in front of a computer and spend all day proving they're not a spam bot, but nonprofit groups, individuals and smaller companies probably can't," says McCullagh. Earthlink has already announced its intentions to make a challenge-response system available to subscribers by the end of May, and other ISPs may follow suit -- a scenario that has veteran list operators concerned. Dave Farber, a computer scientist at the University of Pennsylvania who runs the "interesting people" list, says: "If I start getting a flood of challenges from Earthlink IPers that require my response I will most likely declare them spam and you will stop receiving IP mail. I fully expect this to be the case for almost all the legitimate mailing lists you are on and count on." Meanwhile, editors at the popular Macintosh newsletter TidBits, have told readers: "Be warned that we will not answer any challenges generated in response to our mailing list postings. Thus, if you're using a challenge-response system and not receiving TidBits, you'll need to figure that out on your own." (CNet 27 May 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

MAKER OF PHONY POP-UP ADS SETTLES LAWSUIT. Bonzi Software is settling a lawsuit that accused it of tricking computer users with deceptive Internet pop-up banners made to look like error messages. The messages, which guided people into looking at a Bonzi commercial, had phony warnings such as "Your computer is currently broadcasting an Internet IP address. With this address, someone can immediately begin attacking your computer." Bonzi has agreed to place the word "advertisement" in their advertising banners and discontinue using fake user interfaces. (AP/USA Today 28 May 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

CYBERSPACE HELPS HOME SCHOOLING FLOURISH.Internet high school? The nonprofit Christa McAuliffe Academy in Yakima, Washington, has 15 certified teachers guiding 400 students. The students typically take two courses at a time for 50 weeks a year. Students work at their own pace, and each student is assigned a teacher-mentor. Ian Blomgren, the academy's founder, says of his former experience teaching in a traditional school: "I thought there had to be a better way of teaching individual students. We were doing a good job with the lower students and a good job with gifted students, but the vast majority were just sliding through the cracks." The only problem seems to be a social one. One new graduate, who completed his studies by age 15 and is now entering Millersville University, says: "I'm getting tired of being home all the time. I'm looking forward to being in a classroom again at Millersville." (AP/USA Today 30 May 2003) Source:NewsScanDaily

Network Tools (From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1.)

MakingMusic 2 [QuickTime] is an online musical instrument encyclopedia providing an image of the instrument and a short sound clip as well. The encyclopedia covers many instruments, including the accordion, banjos, bongos, and the bassoon. Along with the image and the sound clip, a brief description of each instrument is included, and in some cases additional links are provided. Making Music is an ongoing Freeware project, so interested users may elect to help out by submitting information about instruments not previously covered in the encyclopedia. Making Music 2.0 is compatible with all systems running Mac 0S 10.2 and higher. [KMG]

Copernic Agent Basic 6.1 is a powerful application that accesses over 90 information sources to return up to 300 results per search engine. This latest release of Copernic Agent includes country-based search categories (for refined searches), improved advanced result filtering features, and simplified installation process. Another nice aspect of the application is that it is available in English, French, German, or Spanish. For users seeking more information, the Copernic Agent Web site features a section that answers questions about installing the application, along with screen shots and information about previous versions. Copernic Agent Basic 6.1 is compatible with all systems running Windows 95 and higher. [KMG]


Computer Knowledge Web ( With the exponential growth of computer technology there has been a veritable explosion of related terms, definitions, and acronyms associated with the multitude of computer products, software, and hardware. Fortunately for those persons looking for a guide to this -- at times -- arcane argot, the Computer Knowledge Web site has developed this handy database listing many of these acronyms, definitions, and abbreviations. Clicking on any letter of their database from A-Z will return a number of acronyms, complete with definitions, and links to outside sites of note. The site also features links to a file extension database and listing of top country domains utilized by various nations around the world. Besides these basic functions the site also has a listing emoticons, which are ways of demonstrating an emotional state in plain text messages. Some of the more interesting examples include: 7:) (to represent Ronald Reagan) and P) (to represent a pirate). [KMG]



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.
Contact:The Walt Disney Studios and ABC Entertainment
Writing Fellowship Program 500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91
Telephone: E-mail: abc. For more details and application materials you may visit their website at:

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


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.


Animation Explosion will take place this coming Thursday and Friday, June 5 & 6 at 7 pm in rm 177 Lawrence Hall on the University of Oregon campus. This event will showcase student projects from the Multimedia Design program, including video, animation, and interactive work.

Advanced Authorware Scripting 1 Class - June 11 - 13, 2003. ODOT Human Resource Center, 2775 19th Street SE, Salem OR. Instructor: Joe Ganci, Dazzle Technologies. Cost: $700 (prepayment by Visa or Mastercard required) For additional course or registration information contact: Bev Morgan, ; . Authorware Scripting 1 covers everything you need to get started with variables, functions, lists, property lists, if-then-else statements, and repeat loops. In addition, this class teaches how to make your code more efficient and maintainable.

Digital Storytelling Festival June 12-14 2003. Sedona, Arizona. The Digital Storytelling Association will join with the Digital Storytelling Festival and the Yavapai Community College, and Maricopa County Community Colleges, to host the return of the annual gathering of Digital Storytellers produced by Denise and Dana Atchley from 1995-99. As part of the event, the DSA will hold its first US Chapter meeting. Learn more and register on-line at:


WebVisions 2003. Friday July 18, 2003. 9am - 7pm Oregon Convention Center, Portland. Explore the future with the Web's leading experts and visionaries in design, user experience, eMarketing and content creation. This year's lineup of speakers includes Kelly Goto, Jeff Faulkner, Mark Newhouse, Dr. U.N. Umesh and others. WebVisions is the premier conference for designers, developers, students and Web professionals. Be ready to network, recharge your creativity and visualize the possibilities!

Christian Game Developers Conference. Cascade College. Portland, OR. July 25-27, 2003. Cost: TBA.

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.


Classic Gaming Exposition. Jackie Gaughan's Plaza Hotel. Las Vegas, Nev. August 9-10, 2003. Weekend pass $35.00.


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.Prepare for an exciting agenda along with all the historical and magnificent scenery of Newport, Rhode Island, and surrounding New England.


First International Digital Storytelling Conference, November 27-29, 2003, Cardiff, Wales. The British Broadcasting Corporation-Cymru-Wales will host an international dialogue and presentations about ways to build and sustain the Digital Storytelling movement. Co-sponsored by the Center for Digital Storytelling and the DSA, the conference will include the first International Meeting of the Association. Representives from around the world will be expected to attend.



Here are four resources that I would recommend for learning more about careers in multimedia production.

The first is Boston College's Guide: Careers In Multimedia. This is the best resource I've seen related to the field and determining where one might want to go with a career in multimedia design.

To this I would add Skills Net. Skills Net 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.

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


Production/Marketing National sales and marketing company looking for an enthusiastic production and marketing supervisor. Responsibilities include working with production and graphics team to meet print and production schedules. Must have strong customer service skills and the ability to create strong vendor relationships. Skills must include Quark, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office along with the ability to work well under pressure, organize and manage several projects at one time, and possess strong managerial skills. Please send resume, including salary requirement to BBD 2551480 The Register Guard, PO Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440Location: OR Date: 5/25/2003
Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Advertising. Motosport Outlet a national leader in off-road motorcycle & ATV accessories & apparel is seeking a take charge graphic/advertising manager. This hands-on position will create magazine ads, lay-out catalogs, assist with web design, & manage magazine & catalog vendors. Extensive knowledge of Illustrator is required for this hands-on position. We offer competitive salary excellent benefits & generous employee discounts. Please contact Pamela at: ext. 10 or e-mail your resume to: Location: OR Date: 6/1/2003

Research Assistant. Multimedia health education organization seeks well-organized individual to assist with development and evaluation of programs targeting a racially and culturally diverse audience. Prefer degree in health education or related field, computer skills, database management and/or research experience, focus group or recruitment experience. Minority applicants encouraged to apply. Send resume to: Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc., 1839 Garden Ave., Eugene, OR 97403 or fax to: or e-mail to: . No phone calls, please. Date: 6/1/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Electronic Pre-Press. Do you know Quark Xpress like the back of your hand? If so, we may want to chat with you. Right now we are looking for an experienced, detail-oriented Mac guru (we also work on PC's) for our Electronic Pre-Press Department. This fast-paced, deadline oriented, production environment requires someone with at least 2 years of hands-on knowledge of Pagemaker or Quark, Illustrator or Freehand and Photoshop. If you have imposition and 4-color printing knowledge that's even better. Do you possess a phenomenal work ethic? Well, bring it with you, you'll need it here. Attention to detail and constant striving to get the job out right the first time is status quo. Oh yeah, we also have fun! If you have what it takes, let us know about you. Send your resume and cover letter to: BBD 2551335 The Register Guard, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440
Location: OR Date: 5/25/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

TV Sports and General Assignment Reporter. KVAL-TV, Eugene, Oregon is searching for a creative, energetic sports/news reporter who can also shoot, edit and handle back-up anchoring duties. Minimum one year experience. Send resume and non-returnable VHS tape to: EOE Job #N03-11 KVAL-TV P.O. Box 1313 Eugene, OR 97440 Location: OR Date: 5/30/2003

Development and Evaluation. Multimedia health education organization seeks well-organized individual to assist with development and evaluation of programs targeting a racially and culturally diverse audience. Prefer degree in health education or related field, computer skills, database management and/or research experience, focus group or recruitment experience. Minority applicants encouraged to apply. Send resume to: Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc., 1839 Garden Ave., Eugene, OR 97403 or fax to: or e-mail to: . No phone calls, please. Location: OR Date: 5/30/2003Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Technical Publications Assistant Duties of the Tech Pub Assistant are to: Oversee publication preparation for distribution (able to lift 20-40 lbs)- publication stock and inventory- vendor inserts- update schematics for insertion- various tasks (writing and phone skills a plus), Computer skills, (data entry)- PC office software, (word, excel, access)- Adobe applications Tasks for assistant: experience a plus. This position requires a high level of organization. Editorial skills are a plus, but not essential. 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.-Thurs. 8am-5pm, and Fri. 8am-noon; or email resume to Check us out at COUNTRY COACH. Location: OR Date: 5/25/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)


Web Producer: Via Training is looking for experienced producers to manage the production of large, dynamic training websites.Responsibilities Include: Manage interactive project workflow within large client sites. Project manage teams of graphic designers, instructional designers, writers and programmers.Serve as client contact under an account manager and senior producers. Required Skills and Experience:2+ years project management experience. Experience with both marketing and training content. Strong skills in team coordination and collaborative problem solving. Organized, professional demeanor. Excellent people skills, clear communication with both team members and clients. Strong knowledge of interactive technologies and issues. Bachelor’s Degree. Strong verbal, visual, and written communication skills. Strong computer skills – including MS Office and MS Project. Ability to meet multiple deadlines under conditions characterized by short lead times and changing priorities. Ability to work extended and odd hours as needed to complete projects. Via Training is always looking for talented, dedicated professionals to join our team in creating the industry's most advanced web-based sales training programs. Via Training is a sister company of ID, Inc., Portland's leading corporate identity and branding firm. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a fun, creative, "employee positive" work environment in Downtown Portland. In 2003, Via was voted as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon.To apply for a position, please sendl your resume to:Via Training, LLC Human Resources 1620 SW Taylor, Suite 200 Portland, OR 97205 FAX: e-mail:

Graphic Design. Via is seeking an experienced graphic designer to design interactive training sites and marketing collateral.Responsibilities Include: Work as part of a team to conceptualize, finalize and produce a variety of interactive and print components Participate in strategic internal design meetings and client meetings Determine and ensure project graphics are consistent with the clients’ existing identity and company guidelines Implement the desired creative elements and graphics in conjunction with developers, graphic designers and instructional designers Act as creative lead on certain projects as determined Required Skills and Experience: Minimum of three-five years full-time experience in design and production of Web and print projects Conceptual thinker, team player, excellent communication skills with clients and coworkers Excellent skills in QuarkXPress, Photoshop, Illustrator/Freehand, Fireworks and Flash Attention to detail and strong work ethic Desire to excel in advancing technology Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously under aggressive deadlines Team skills, ability to direct a team of designers and be able to take direction A strong background in web design with a true understanding of graphic design principles and how they apply to the web Strong understanding of UI standards and best practices related to site navigation and usability Awareness of the design limitations of the major web browsers and platforms. Via Training is always looking for talented, dedicated professionals to join our team in creating the industry's most advanced web-based sales training programs. Via Training is a sister company of ID, Inc., Portland's leading corporate identity and branding firm. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a fun, creative, "employee positive" work environment in Downtown Portland. In 2003, Via was voted as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon. To apply for a position, please send Via Training, LLC. Human Resources1620 SW Taylor, Suite 200Portland, OR 97205FAX: e-mail:

Administrative Assistant Successful contractor needs very experienced person to assist in bid & presentation preparation. Requires construction background, advanced computer skills in MS Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & graphics capabilities. Send resume c/o The Oregonian, Dept. 8567-M, Portland, OR 97 Published in The Oregonian on 05/25

Graphic Design Assistant PART TIME Dynamic, high tech furniture mfgr (Anthro)looking for a budding graphic designer and/or web designer. Produce graphic designs and copy layout for on-line content and email broadcast. You must be able to demonstrate competency, and basic HTML layout and in Adobe, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. $10.00/Hr, 15-20/hrs week. Tobacco & drug free environ. Pre placement drug screen. See our website at Mail Resume and cover letter to: ANTHRO CORP RE: Graphic Design Assist. 10450 SW Manhasset Drive Tualatin, OR 97062 Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 05/25

Marketing/Office Coordinator. PT for comm'l photographer in Sherwood. Client contact, digital graphic and web design, ofc organization, handling slides, cold calls. Exp a plus. Fax resume & sal requirements: Published in The Oregonian on 05/31

Web Designer. Oregon Arts Commision Web Designer Portland State University Walk of Heroines 1% for Art project seeks artist to design and implement web site. See 'RFPs and other opportunities' at public_art. Deadline: 6/6/03. Published in The Oregonian on 05/25

Graphic Artist. Produce print materials and electronic media, including full color magazine ads, monthly newsletters, flyers, product description sheets, catalogs, trade show graphics, and packaging. Creative graphic design and illustration skills required. Present art and research materials to various committees. Must have excellent communication skills, and exper. with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker. Great career opportunity offering competitive comp. pkg. and benefits. Send cover letter and resume to Human Resources Department, PO Box 1200, Talent, OR 97, fax or email: Visit our web site at:
Published in The Oregonian on 05/26

Graphic Designer specializing in map/book/magazine design. Quark Xpress, Illustrator, Photoshop, Miva Merchant, FrontPage & web design/administration. Starting @ $12/hour. Medical/ dental paid. Located in Milwaukie. Send resume to: Design, PO Box 82112, Portland, OR 97282
Published in The Oregonian on 05/27

Graphic Design Assistant PART TIME Dynamic, high tech furniture mfgr looking for a budding graphic designer and/or web designer. Produce graphic designs and copy layout for on-line content and email broadcast. You must be able to demonstrate competency, and basic HTML layout and in Adobe, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. $10.00/Hr, 15-20/hrs week. Tobacco & drug free environ. Pre placement drug screen. See our website at Mail Resume and cover letter to: ANTHRO CORP RE: Graphic Design Assist. 10450 SW Manhasset Drive Tualatin, OR 97062 Equal Opportunity Employer

Graphic Designer. Join a fast paced in-house team working on print ads, sales material, packaging, displays & brochures. Generate big-picture vision, identity & creative concepts, and work hands-on in production. Quark, Freehand, Photoshop. At least 5 yrs graphic design experience. Send resume & salary req's to Graphic Designer, PO Box 2275, Vancouver, WA 98. Published in The Oregonian on 05/25

Editor/Writer. Our creative agency is looking for an editor/writer for an IT-industry e-newsletter program. You would edit about 30 to 40 articles every month (and write a couple yourself) and create stunningly effective promotional copy that drives to all of this content. Proven ability to transform complex jargon into compelling copy is a plus. And a technical writing background or a good foundation in IT terminology would be beneficial. (If you're afraid of words like blade server, router, SAN, and nanotechnology, this isn't the job for you.)We're looking for a leader who can manage a team of freelancers and think strategically about content, promotions, and e-newsletters. And we need an insanely detail-oriented person who can juggle multiple projects and tight deadlines with glee. A great sense of humor is a must. Please send resume and cover letter to Web Site:

Distance Learning Instructional Designer PSU Extended Studies Extended Studies at Portland State University seeks candidates for the position of Distance Learning Instructional Designer. Position Description: The Distance Learning Instructional Designer reports to the Director of Distance Learning. The position involves working with faculty, staff and others to design and develop high quality credit and non-credit courses and other educational programs for delivery through distance education media. This person is part of a team that provides planning, design, and technical facilitation services for distance education activities at Portland State University. This position is renewable and based on a full-time, fixed term, twelve-month appointment. Qualifications: Required: Master's deg. in education or related field and experience in distance learning course development. Preferred: Master's deg. or higher in instructional technology or related field, two years of exper. designing distance learning instructional materials in higher education; demonstrated knowledge of and exper. with web-, live broadcasting- and videobased educational technologies. Application Procedure: Please forward a detailed letter of application; curriculum vitae (resume); and names of three references with current phone numbers and email addresses (references will not be contacted without the candidate's permission). Please submit e-mail address in application materials, as correspondence for this search will be conducted primarily via e-mail. Please indicate if you do not have an e-mail address.
You also may provide supporting materials (such as course websites, multimedia products, course materials, assessment instruments and results, etc.) to help us evaluate your candidacy. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin June 20, 2003, and continue until the position is filled. For more information about PSU Extended Studies, visit the school website at: Send applications to Andie Karinen, Distance Learning Search Committee Secretary, PSU Extended Studies, PO Box 1491, Portland, OR 97, email: PSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution and, in keeping with the President's diversity initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Published in The Oregonian on 06/01

Computer Instructor. New Horizons Computer Learning Center Part-time Instructors Teach operating systems, spreadsheets, word processors, databases, graphics and Internet classes. This excellent opportunity provides bonuses, continual computer training, the latest software program knowledge, and travel in the Oregon area. There are 2 openings available to join our award-winning staff! We are looking for applicants with prior teaching experience. Submit your resume with cover letter by mail, e-mail or fax. 8285 SW Nimbus Ave., Ste. 112 Beaverton, OR 97008 or fax to New Horizons HR Dept./PT TR Position Published in The Oregonian on 06/01

Graphics Administrative Assistant needed with ability to work at a high level with graphics and documentation in MS Word. Proficient in Excel, Access, PowerPoint; also skilled in client contact by phone, customer service and office procedures. Must be energetic, enthusiastic & love to learn. Be highly organized, team contributor, leader & follower, and not take things personally. FT/PT in fast paced professional office working nationwide. Fax resume and salary request to .
Published in The Oregonian on 06/01

Customer Service Graphics. Are you outgoing, a self-starter, & enjoy working w/customers? If that's you, join LAZERQUICK, a NW leader in business imaging & graphic communications. Lake Oswego: Graphics whiz who has exper in Pgmkr, Photoshop, Illust, Qrk, Word, pre-press & scanning. Tigard/Salem/Keizer: PT and FT cust serv positions available! Will Train. Flex Hours/Benefits/401K. Send resume to or FAX Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 06/01

Graphic catalog designer needed to develop Online (PDF) Catalogs as indepedent contractor. Must have PC-based experience with Adobe Photoshop, Pagemaker, PDF. More info at Published in The Oregonian on 06/01

Graphic Artist.Vancouver company has immediate opening for freelance Graphic Artist to work from own studio. 3-5 years experience on screen at an in house art department or agency. Must have accessibility by phone, fax, email & have own transportation. Own equipment. Working with Marketing & Sales for the production, development, & design of 1-4 color labels, flyers, & other literature. Hardware: Mac OSX.2, CD burner, scanner. Additional PC a +. Software: Working knowledge of applications: Photoshop 7.0, Illustrator10, Quark 4.11 or later; MS Office X for Mac a +. Hours: 8-24 per week, up to 40; flexible schedule a must. Key Skills Perform all aspects of efficient production: Vector & Raster Art, typesetting, formatting, scanning, linked graphics, tracking & kerning, knowledge of different file & font formats. Can prepare files for print, make pdfs for proofs, place & link art, know high & low rez formats. Working knowledge of color separations, & basic knowledge of printing. Able to match & integrate customer supplied art, photos, & illustrations attractively with text. Good eye for topography & color. Resourceful use of programs, matching fonts, clip art & improving supplied art. Strong interpersonal communication & organizational skills. Detail oriented, exceptional proof reading & spelling skills. Hourly compensation based on skill level. See - click on contact us for complete job description, resume & sample project submission. Published in The Oregonian on 06-01

Communications and Marketing Director. The National Psoriasis Foundation is a lay, non profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. We are seeking an experienced and motivated Sr. Director of Communications and Marketing to help us further our mission. Position responsibilities include developing and implementing brand communications and marketing strategies, supporting the communication needs of external/internal customers, coordinating writing and editorial services for publications and on-line communication. Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in communication, marketing, PR or related field, 12+ yrs of direct experience in both communications, marketing and PR, knowledge of graphic design, ability to understand psoriasis treatment and quality of life issues affecting constituents, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong project mgmt skills, and proven successful supervisory experience. Please forward a cover letter with your salary requirements and your resume to Attn HR, National Psoriasis Foundation, 6600 SW 92 Ave, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97223. Fax . Email Published in The Oregonian on 06/01

Network Administrator. Volunteers of America of Oregon, a not-for-profit social services organization with a 107-year history serving this community, has a job opening: Computer Technician Looking for a qualified individual to assist the MIS Coordinator in supporting agency staff by providing quality services involving Network Administration, Data Security, Asset Acquisition / Disposition, Web Design, Basic Computer Training, and maintenance of existing MIS Resources. Experience Required: 2+ years of computer system troubleshooting and repair Bachelors Degree Professional Certifications Preferred (A+, MCSE, ETC..) Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills Effective Presentation / Training Skills Volunteers of America, Oregon is a great place to work for appreciation and support. Email your resume to or Mail to: Computer Technican Position c/o MIS Coordinator Volunteers of America Oregon, Inc. 537 SE Alder Street Portland, OR 97214 Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 06/01

MarketingCoordinator. PT for comm'l photographer in Sherwood. Client contact, digital graphic and web design, ofc organization, handling slides, cold calls. Exp a plus. Fax resume & sal requirements: Published in The Oregonian on 06/01


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.