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DATE - Vol 2. No. 34
Up Front Sunday Morning:
This edition of the Proscenia Newsletter presents an interview with Troy McFarland and is the second in our series on media personalities in the Northwest. Troy is a former University of Oregon graduate who went onto working in the game design industry at Eugene based Dynamix before moving to the Seattle area where he now has his own motion graphics and motion capture company.
The job market this week reflects the slow dog days of August. I'm never sure what the week will produce in terms of employment opportunities. But just when I think I won't find anything I am encouraged to discover positions on a corporate web site and even national job boards which feature Oregon positions not advertised elsewhere in the state. This week I've included recent postings listed on the Oregon Film Commission job board.
Knowing how to write a legal contract for multimedia production is a task any agency or independent producer must learn. Ladera Press publishes Multimedia Contracts, a new 500 page book with over 50 contracts that have actually been used in the multimedia industry. The first book of its kind, it includes all types of multimedia contracts from personal releases to development agreements to publishing agreements. The book covers a wide range of legal issues including:Releases and Licenses, Copyright Assignments, Production Contracts, Development Contracts, Publishing Agreements, Source Code Escrow Agreements, and Union Contracts. It includes licenses for still photos, video, and music as well as eight development agreements and nine publishing agreements. The book also includes a brief overview of legal issues in the multimedia industry. Multimedia Contracts 0-9639173-3-X $89.95
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ATGpro.Com, Eugene. Aaron Thomas Graham, Media Developer. Mr. Graham is currently a Graphic Designer with Monaco Coach comapny.
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.
Christ 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.
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.
Notaphaze.com. Eugene Josh Taylor provides web design, animation, audio, digital art, illustration, photography and video services.
Troy McFarland.com.Seattle. Mr. McFarland Specializes in 3D and motion graphic services for the film, video, and multimedia industry.
Proscenia Newsletter Interview: Troy McFarland
It is a pleasure to present the second in our Interview series. Troy McFarland lives in Seattle and has been working in the field of game design and multimedia for many years. He is currently owner of a company specializing in motion graphics and motion capture.
PR: Please tell us about your current professional work and activities in the field of multimedia and design.
TM: My company, TroyMcFarland.com, offers two totally different services with two very similar names: Motion Capture and Motion Graphics.
I have a Vicon optical motion capture system,that takes performer's actions and puts them into a virtual 3D space. Their motion can then be applied to any 3D character, be it human, ogre, house elf, or pixie. Thankfully, a number of "Making of" shorts are now included with movies on DVD, so it is a lot easier to explain this process to people. When I mention a performer in a black suit with what looks like ping pong balls on their body, people recognize the process.
The other service I provide is Motion Graphics. This one is a little trickier to explain, since it covers a wider range of design. I've done everything from flying logos for advertisement, to animated schematics of SWAT team tactics. You see this type of work everyday form the moving type on car commercials, to the cool 3D overlays on a football game, to the abstract qualities of a rock video.
PR: What experiences early on in your life sparked an interest in design and media?
TM: When I was in Kindergarten I saw Star Wars. It was overwhelming! One of the most magical movies I've ever seen. I wish I could say the same thing about the recent prequels.Ive always liked creating stuff, and I always was a bit of a day dreamer. Being able to share my ideas and daydreams with others visually is incredibly satisfying.
PM: What classes or experiences did you have as a student that were of the most benefit in facilitating your own work and why?
TM: My favorite classes in no particular order at the University of Oregon were:
- Introduction to Animation by Ken O'Connell. We watched a lot of animation, and I was exposed to a wide variety of techniques and artists. I was inspired by the works of Norman McLaren, and Oskar Fischinger.
- Basic Animation by Mike Holcomb, We learned about timing, traditional and experimental animation techniques, and got to make our own animated shorts. I was enamored with animation, and kept taking independent studies with Mike, against his better judgment. That was one other thing I learned at the U of O; if the classes you want to take don't exist, create your own.
- Synthesizer Tech by Jeff Stolet. Creating sounds no one has ever heard before! At the time, the studio was half the size of a Bean dorm room. There were about five students in the class, and we all jockeyed for the latest lab time, so we could stay all night after the building doors automatically locked.
- Intro to Theater by Grant McKernie and Art History by Jeffrey Hurwit. Both teachers were very passionate about what they taught, and made them worthwhile.
- Audio Design and Production by Gary Ferrington. It was recommended by my animation teacher, Mike Holcomb. He thought it was so essential to the animation process, that he offered to sign any papers necessary for us, should we need the 'education school credit' be translated to 'art credit'. He was absolutely right, of course. Gary also loved what he taught, and that was very inspiring to us.
- Computer Art by Craig Hickman and Robin Kilgore. Did I mention that the first computer I worked on at the U of O was a Mac with 9 megs ram? (I'm NOT old! Really!) By my junior year, they were a little more powerful. When I started school, I thought I would end up making rock album covers and posters. When I took their classes, I knew there were more possibilities for me.
- Visual Design by Leon Johnson. It was his first term teaching at the U of O when I took this class. He really made us think about what we were doing, and why we were doing it. All those automatic, subconscious decisions we made in our art were brought to the surface. If I had a tiny voice way in the back of my head saying something was a little weak about a design, Leon would automatically spot it and point it out. He taught me to listen to those quiet voices in my head.
PR: Are there classes or experiences you think a student should consider today in preparing for work in media?
TM: I would recommend all of those classes I mentioned above if available, or similar offerings. I probably should have also taken a theatrical lighting class, since it pertains so much to animation.
Also, go to Burning Man! I see this as a place where art is no longer an object to be bought and sold, but rather the glue that brings a diverse group of people together. Consider taking the Landmark Forum. That was a life changing event and I overcame a lot of personal barriers.
Technical limitations equal more creative problem solving resulting in a better final product. I am forever thankful that we had certain technical limitations in our classes (although I didn't like them at the time). Here's my point - in audio design and production, we had only four audio tracks to work with, on an analog reel to reel recorder. This forced me to plan out what I wanted to create in advance. This 'forced planning' required that I put a lot more energy into the design and this resulted in a better final product.
We had a Sanyo S-VHS deck in my animation class that we used for single frame animation. It took about 15 seconds to rewind, come up to speed and capture a single frame. Again, we carefully planned what we were going to animate. We worked with storyboards, as well as did advanced proof of concept tests. "A Window to Light", a piece I did with student composer Steve Ettinger, took me a term to complete. I now could do the actual work in After Effects in a weekend, but the conceptual design would still take the same time. Because of this limitation I now have a very intuitive feel for animation timing. Perhaps self-imposed limitations for certain projects would be a good way to duplicate this experience.
Interning is also very important. I interned with Stafford Video, as well as Dynamix, both of which turned into full time jobs. At Dynamix, I was hired to clean up rendered images, for the game, Rama. I was in a room with about five or six other people. Every time we learned something, we would share it with each other. That way, we learned six times faster than we would have on our own. I don't care how good a teacher or class is. Nothing can replace real world experience. Especially when you have a tight timeline.
Looking back, I wish I had gotten away from school more often. Being stuck on campus and in Eugene really limited my inspiration. If you can, hit the hot springs, go to the Oregon coast, go up to Portland or Seattle for First Thursday Art Walk, go rock climbing or skiing.
PR: Are there online works you have produced that I might be able to link to for reader access?
TM: Yes, on my web site at TroyMcFarland.com. I also helped out on the Electronic Music Interactive "A Window to Light" Music by Steve Ettinger, animation by me. It should be in the IMC at the Knight Library at the U of O.
PR: Do you have a favorite designer or agency that you would encourage students to check out?
TM: Well, here is a list of some of my inspiration:
Comic/Cartoon Artists and writers
G B Trudeau
R. Crumb also, Crumb Museum
Scott McCloud (go buy a copy of "Understanding Comics, now!)
Art Spiegelman's Maus
PR: What professional activities or associations do you think are important for students to know about and in which to become involved?
TM:I recommend SIGGRAPH and Association for Computing Machinery and for those in Washington XYZ and you.
PR: What has been the most satisfying thing about your career in design?
TM: Being able to share all those crazy ideas in my head with people through various media. Also, giving others the tools they need to realize their creations.
PR: Any other thoughts you'd like to share?
TM:"If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else." Joseph Campbell.
DISCUSSION: Outsourcing Production Services
Many companies with in-house media staff will outsource production work to individuals or smaller agencies with specialized services such as animation or 3D computer graphics. Outsourcing is the transfer or delegation of a particular project or task to an external service provider.
A company that looks for an outside source will:
- Check the outsource's background and experience of all who will be working on an assigned project.
- Inquire about the history of the outsource's track record regarding production and service.
- Check on what the potential outsource does best - i.e. animation, 3D graphics, etc.
- Inquire about the outsource's reputation within the field of specialization.
- Determine what savings might be obtained by outsourcing instead of doing work in-house.
- Determine if the company can work comfortably with the outsource.
Many projects are put out to bid. At other times work is sub-contracted to an individual or agency which the company has used in the past.
A recent Oregon project provides some insight. The Newport based Oregon Coast Aquarium contracted with Portland's Leopold Ketel and Partners to develop a new marketing program for the Aquarium which Ketel delivered as the "Wow-That's Different" campaign.
Not wanting to undertake an animated commercial in-house Leopold, Ketel and Partners sub-contracted with Happy Trails Animation to design a 30-second spot featuring photo cutout/collage animation and used a painterly technique called cinemation. David Brooks, senior copy writer and agency Brian Dixon, an art director with Leopold Ketel,collaborated with Happy Trails to design the spot's look.
In addition to the animation, Happy Trails was also contracted to to design billboard art for an outdoor campaign. These billboards will be seen in the Portland and Newport areas.
Outsourcing provides a company with the ability to use expertise it may need for only a short period of time thus saving in personnel and facilities costs.
There is a downside to outsourcing when larger companies transfer work "off-shore" or overseas. Outsourcing can result in the loss of local jobs. Recent outsourcing of computer programming, software development, and even multimedia production to places such as India has meant reduced employment at the local level.
After Hollywood, India is the second largest producer of entertainment media. Given India's low cost labor force it is becoming a center for cheap outsourcing work. Indian studios are equipped with state-of-the art hardware and software and a growing trained labor force makes sending production work there feasible. According to one web source,"While the rates for production of a half-hour television animation programme would be around $250,000-400,000 in the US and Canada, it is in the region of $60,000 in India, the report says."
Even though other countries including Japan, Malaysia, and China compete for contract work there remains opportunity for the determined artist and producer here at home. Outsourcing is yet one more direction to consider when looking for work in the field of multimedia development. Picking up outsource contracts can provide a good income.
Information compiled from Internet Sources.
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The following news items are from: NewsScanDaily
EAST MEETS WEST IN GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY. Since U.S. clients account for more than two-thirds of India's software and services export revenues, there are an increasing number of training programs attempting to explain American ways to Indian technical people: "Your interaction with people of alien cultures will only increase," says Col. Gowri Shankar, a trainer, "and you should be equally at ease whether in Hyderabad or Houston." Some of Shankar's pet peeves: speaking one of India's many languages in front of foreigners, questioning colleagues about their compensation and cracking ethnic jokes, or indulging in overfamiliarity. "Americans are friendly, but do not slap an American on his back or call him by his first name in the first meeting." (New York Times 19 Aug 2003) http://partners.nytimes.com/2003/08/19/business/worldbusiness/19indi.html
SOBIG IS FASTEST-SPREADING VIRUS EVER The newest version of the Sobig virus is said to be the fastest-spreading network virus ever, and MessageLabs (a company that filters e-mail for corporate clients) intercepted more than a million copies of the "Sobig.F" virus in a single day -- or one in every 17 e-mail messages the firm scanned. The virus spreadsthrough Windows PCs via e-mail and corporate networks, and deposits a Trojan horse, or hacker back door, that can be used to turn victims' PCs into relayers of spam e-mail. Yesterday, a worm virus brought down the signaling systems of railroad company CSX Corp, causing delays and canceled trains through the Eastern states. (Dow Jones/AP/SJMN 21 Aug 2003) http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/6578730.htm
RIVALS RATTLE GOOGLE WITH SEARCH INNOVATIONS. Google may be king of the hill in the search engine scene, but new technologies introduced by competitors are aimed at shaking up the market. One of the most technically interesting is Teoma, which was acquired by AskJeeves in 2001. Teoma's advantage is that rather than relying on a page ranking algorithm to determine how to list search results, it uses an algorithm that reveals the Web "communities" around a particular topic and what they're currently discussing. So that if you searched on "power blackout" on Friday, Teoma's "refinements" section (on the right side of the screen) included "electrical surge" and "cost of downtime." "It's a great way to learn about a topic, or to find the precise thing for which you are looking, without having to actually go to a lot of links," says Wall Street Journal columnist Lee Gomes, who adds that AltaVista has something similar on its Web site. And while the final outcome of the search engine wars is still up in the air, "What's indisputable is that the world of search engines is scene to more innovation and competition than many folks realize," says Gomes. (Wall Street Journal 18 Aug 2003) http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB106115787227742500,00.html (sub req'd)
CHINA SEARCH ENGINE CHALLENGES GOOGLE'S TOP SPOT. Huicong International Software is launching a campaign to unseat search engine giant Google from its dominant position in the market. "Huicong will devote itself to the research and development of Chinese search engines to realize the dream of China's own Google," says CEO Chen Pei. The Huicong search tool covers 200 million Chinese-language Web pages, and incorporates topic categorization, content analysis and China-region recognition. It also is capable of suggesting correct spellings of misspelled "pinyin" words -- a method of using Western letters for Chinese script. In addition, the tool can search MP3 files, pictures and Flash animations. (CNet News.com 22 Aug 2003)http://news.com.com/2_3-5067017.html?tag=fd_top Source:NewsScanDaily
CHINA SENDS 42 MILLION ILLEGAL DISCS TO THE 'PULVERIZER'. Chinese authorities yesterday used a wood-chipper to reduce more than 42 million smuggled and pirated CDs, DVDs and other videodiscs to slivers. The government called it the largest-ever public destruction of such contraband and to emphasize its commitment to fighting intellectual property theft, ran footage of the noisy chippers (which the Xinhua News Agency referred to as "pulverizers") on evening television. More than 95% of the discs were smuggled into the country, while the rest were "made in China" by underground manufacturers, according to Ma Zhengjie, an official in charge of Beijing's battle against pornography and illegal publications. Trade groups say that counterfeiting in China costs Western businesses an estimated $16 billion in sales each year. (AP 12 Aug 2003) http://apnews.excite.com/article/20030812/D7SSEN9G0.html
NEW DEALMAKERS HOOK UP HOLLYWOOD, VIDEOGAME DEVELOPERS. A new breed of brokers is emerging to fill a gap between Hollywood producers, directors, writers and film stars on the one hand, and videogame developers on the other. "We help these two worlds bridge a communication gap," says one agent. "They speak different languages. A cut scene in a game is a pre-rendered scene inserted between game play to advance the story. In film, a cut scene is something that lands on the cutting-room floor that nobody sees." Fueling the fusion is the trend toward turning megahit movies into popular videogames and vice versa, and the growing realization on both sides that working together from the get-go will yield higher profits with less hassle. Instead of creating their own game units, studios would prefer to pass that work on to their game-industry counterparts, but at the same time, they want more input on the process. Meanwhile, game companies want more access to movie producers and actors, an early look at the scripts and more integrated marketing efforts. Exemplifying this collaboration, when "Matrix Reloaded" was filmed, the movie directors wrote 244 additional pages of dialogue just for the game, shot an extra hour of film footage to use as "cut scenes," and made the actors available for voice-over work. "Our clients want to participate in the process of game making and bring a Hollywood sensibility into the creation of the games," says a broker who focuses on interactive entertainment. (Los Angeles Times 18 Aug 2003)
REALISTICALLY, YOU SHOULD PLAN TO GET A 64-BIT MACHINE. Apple already has 100,000 orders for its new $2,000-3,000 64-bit-processor G5 machines, and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will be launching its 64-bit Athlon 64 FX processor next month. Richard Heye of AMD predicts, "Sixty-four-bit computing will take off faster than people think." A 64-bit processor can theoretically handle 16 quintillion (i.e., 16 billion billion) bytes of random access memory (RAM). Computer designer Richard Doherty of the consulting firm Envisioneering says that 64-bit computing "will put a tremendous amount of power into the hands of scientific researchers and engineers first, and to a secondary degree to some artists who want to express themselves in three-dimensional design." Even now, Hollywood digital animation studios require at least two gigabytes of RAM to render a single frame of some movies -- and adding even more realism to computer graphics will increase RAM demands exponentially.(New York Times 18 Aug 2003) http://partners.nytimes.com/2003/08/18/technology/18NECO.html
ONLINE PUBLISHERS EYE CONTEXT-BASED ADS. Taking a cue from the search engine market, big online publishers are signing up for so-called contextual advertising -- short text ads placed alongside published articles with a similar theme, such as an antivirus ad linked to a piece on the latest computer virus outbreak. So far, the Washington Post Co., Knight Ridder, MSNBC.com and MarketWatch.com are testing the waters, and other publishers, such as the New York Times' digital unit and the Wall Street Journal Online are in active negotiations. The way it works is this: advertisers enter bids for keywords or categories on ad networks such as Google or Overture. The publishers cede control of some of the space on their pages to the ad networks, which place ads next to like-themed stories. The advertiser then pays a certain amount whenever a reader clicks on its ad, and the money is split between the ad networks and the publishers. Few sites will release figures on contextual-ad revenue, but Overture CEO Ted Meisel optimistically predicts that contextual ads "will rapidly become a billion-dollar market." Meanwhile, some publishers are experiencing the pitfalls of off-the-wall placements. An article in the New York Post last month titled "Headless Body Was Packed to Go," about human remains found in a suitcase, was paired with ads for luggage. A Google official says the company has since added filters to ensure that it doesn't serve ads on pages that would be "inappropriate to monetize," such as articles about murders or natural disasters. (Wall Street Journal 22 Aug 2003)
http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB105975068486749200,00.html (sub req'd)
ONLINE MUSIC SWAPPERS IN FEAR OF LAWSUITS. A new report from NPD Group, a market research firm, suggests that threats of copyright infringement suits by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) seem to be having a chilling effect on individuals who swap online music. The report indicates that the number of households acquiring music files dropped from 14.5 million in April 2003 to 12.7 million households in May and to only 10.4 million households in June. NPD VP Russ Crupnick says, "Today, file sharing is the most popular method of digital music acquisition. While we can't say categorically that the RIAA's legal efforts are the sole cause for the reduction in file acquisition, it appears to be more than just a natural seasonal decline." (AtNewYork.com 21 Aug 2003) http://www.atnewyork.com/news/article.php/3066851
Network Tools: The following news items are from The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1.)
APOD Grabber 1.0.3 (Macintosh Operating System) With all the increased interest in the galaxy and celestial bodies of late, this little application will really be a worthwhile addition to the computers of users with an interest in astronomy. APOD Grabber 1.0.3 gives users the ability to quickly and easily view, browse, and download images from NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day Web site (some 2500 pictures in total). Additionally, users have the ability to set any given image to be used on their desktop quite easily. APOD Grabber 1.0.3 is compatible with all systems running Mac OS X 10.1 and higher.
Network Probe 0.5. (Windows NT and higher) Network Probe 0.5 is a free network monitor and protocol analyzer that offers users an immediate picture of the current traffic situation on their network. Network Probe 0.5 also gives users the option to identify and isolate traffic problems and congestion throughout their entire network. Adding breadth and depth to the available features is the fact that users may also filter out selected protocols and hosts, along with sorting out network traffic by the amount of bytes sent or received. Network Probe 0.5 is compatible with all systems running Windows NT and higher.
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES:
ArtsElectric 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.
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.
The Power of Design: AIGA National Design Conference October 23-26, 2003, Vancouver, B.C.The Power of Design" will focus on the extraordinary opportunities for designing in the 21st century. Designers will play critical roles in the success of our rebounding economy - both as agents of social change in a complex world and as leading architects of sustainable solutions for a troubled planet. You'll hear speakers from diverse disciplines who work in a variety of media discuss designing for the economy, environment and culture. Join 2,000 designers for 3 days of conversation, inspiration, discovery and fun in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia.
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.
CAREERS IN MEDIA:
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. 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
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
Editor. Assistant editor needed for an international biotechnology magazine. The successful applicant will have a four-year degree (English, Journalism, or related field) and demonstrate a working knowledge of Quark XPress and Microsoft Word in a PC environment. Additional experience in magazine layout, editing, and knowledge of the biotechnology industry are preferred but not required. Time-management and good organization are a must. You should be comfortable on the phone; bring to the job solid interviewing, writing, proofreading, and communication skills; demonstrate proficiency with Internet-based research; and expect to be responsible for general office-support tasks. EOE, benefits, 401K. Your resume and cover letter (NO CLIPS, PLEASE) must be received by 2 September 2003, mailed to Editor in Chief, BioProcess International, 1200 Executive Parkway, Suite 255, Eugene, OR, 97401 .Location: OR Date: 8/24/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Photographer/Reporter.Award Winning weekly newspaper. This is a part-time/temporary position. Photoshop skills helpful. Send resume & clips to Reporter/ Photographer Search, PO Box 35, Cottage Grove, OR 97424 Location: OR Date: 8/24/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Administrative Assistant. Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range Monday-Friday; .5 FTE; Salary Range: $12.00-16.17/hour. Functions/Duties of Position Compose and type correspondence, reports, memos and other documents; initiates follow-up letters of memos; organize and maintain filing system. Receives and reviews incoming mail. Provides desktop publishing skills (including layout and design) for informational flyers, newsletters and brochures; confers with necessary departments to arrange for printing and production work. Make arrangements for training events, meetings, teleconferences, regional advisory council meetings, specialized technical assistance groups and other work group meetings by arranging for conference calls, catering, lodging and meeting places, reviews meeting site and contracts for details, coordinates registration, reimbursements, and billing necessary for events and meetings. Job Requirements Clearly show on your application that you have two years of general office or secretarial experience; or an Associates Degree or Certificate in Office Occupations or Office Technology and one year of general office or secretarial experience; or a Bachelors Degree and one year general office or secretarial experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Position requires excellent written and communication skills, data management, and word processing experience. Required proficiency in: Word, Excel, Access, PageMaker, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Publisher and working knowledge of HTML, Dreamweaver and Cold Fusion, and Internet. Previous grant experience (federal and state) is required. Knowledge of disabilities and ongoing health issues is highly recommended. Must be able to remain personable during frequent interruptions. Additional Details How To Apply Apply here online, come into the Employment Office at 2525 SW 3rd Avenue, or submit a paper application which can be downloaded from www.ohsu.edu Published on 08/23
Graphic Artist. Leading NW manufacturer seeking full-time GRAPHIC ARTIST. Prepares sales tools, technical catalogs, brochures, ads, and various quality graphic design work for internal and external use. Candidates must have AA and 1-5 yrs exper. Must be proficient with OS X Mac-based design and production in Illustrator, Photo Shop, Dreamweaver and In Design. Exper. in web site design and graphics file management preferred. Very fast paced environment. In house production and printing. Ability to manage multiple projects. Edit, produce and maintain a variety of documents: company product literature, brochures, and specifications. M-F, including a 401(k) + benefits plan. Fax resume and salary reqmts to: Published in The Oregonian on 08/24
Graphic Designer - PT. Email resume & salary requirements to:
Published in The Oregonian on 08/24
Graphic Designer. KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. Jobs So Rewarding, We Hesitate To Call It Work… Looking for a great opportunity, a rewarding career, and the chance to make a difference? KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. is the leading for-profit provider of early childhood educational services and care in the country with approximately 120,000 children enrolled. KinderCare’s focus on accreditation, curriculum and training is the key to providing high quality education and care for children six weeks to 12 years old. We are looking for a dedicated, responsible, and creative person for a full-time position in the Printing and Publications department at our Corporate Office in Portland, OR: Graphic Designer In this role, you will conceptualize and design graphic applications, including collateral material, manuals, newsletters, advertisements, and administrative forms. Local candidates only, please. Relocation assistance and/or sponsorship is not available for this position. KinderCare offers generous childcare discounts; medical, dental, and vision benefits; 401(k) plan; vacation benefits; and much more! Continuing education reimbursement is also available. KinderCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. To apply, please contact us at:
KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
650 NE Holladay Street, Suite 1400
Portland, OR 97232
Marketing Coord/Office Mgr. PT/FT for commercial photographer in Sherwood. Client contact, office organization, handling slides, organizing digital files, cold calls. Marketing & Photoshop skills a big plus. Fax resume, salary req & number of hours avail: Published in The Oregonian on 08/24
Marketing and Events Coordinator This is a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of automotive advertising and marketing. We are looking for an enthusiastic professional to assist the Marketing Director in planning events and producing print, radio, television, and web campaigns. Successful candidates will be willing to work flexible hours and have experience in administrative tasks, marketing, and event planning. Graphics and ad copy writing experience is a plus. A professional appearance and excellent organizational skills are a must. Please send a cover letter and resume to Jeff Selby at and respond no later than September 5th. No calls please. Kuni BMW LLC An Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a drug free workplace.
Published in The Oregonian on 08/24
Marketing Manager 1-800 RECONEX, Inc. Inc. a rapidly growing national telecommunications company with corporate offices located in Hubbard, Oregon is seeking a Marketing Manager to work within our Marketing Department. This position requires a degree of previous experience in the following areas: Multi-channel marketing Innovative and effective program development mgmnt New Product introduction Design and production of promotional materials BA or BS degree in Marketing, Communications, or related field preferred. A minimum of 5+ years of management experience required. Proven proficiency in MS Office software, with expertise in Macromedia Freehand, Quark XPress, Adobe PhotoShop, and PowerPoint is required. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer comprehensive benefits package, a casual dress code, paid holidays, and PTO. Please send resume, letter of interest and salary expectations to: 1-800-RECONEX/USTel Attention Human Resources 2500 Industrial Avenue Hubbard, Oregon 97032 Email replies need to be sent to: No Phone Calls Please Equal Opportunity Employer
Published in The Oregonian on 08/24
Surveillance Investigator Rated by Oregon Business magazine as one of Oregon’s top companies to work for, SAIF offers its employees an unparalleled package of excellent compensation and benefits, training opportunities, and a supportive professional work environment. Our investment in the best talent fuels our commitment to succeed as Oregon’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance. By valuing our employees, SAIF has produced a culture of customer service and competitive advantage that others aspire to emulate. The Surveillance Investigator conducts routine to complex workers’ compensation investigations through interviews, fact gathering, surveillance and video documentation. The position also provides related investigative services involving compensability, significant claims, and other related issues. We are currently recruiting for positions in Portland and Bend, Oregon. Responsibilities include: Published on 08/22
Visual Basic Programmer. Friedman Corp offering immed FT position w/competitive salary & benefits for exper VB Programmer who likes challenges & interesting work. Need VB/ADO.Net, Access, MSDE programmer w/variety of application exper. Graphics, network administration, web design, etc all a plus. Office in Vancouver, WA with PowerBids 'Plus' Division. Friedman Corp sells manufacturing and dealer software worldwide with offices in US and UK. Email resume to: Applicants who submitted applications earlier this year need not resubmit. Published in The Oregonian on 08/24
Education Manager. Jack Straw Productions is accepting resumes for the position of Education Manager. This position manages Jack Straw’s youth and adult education programs and works closely with our Executive Director, Education Specialist, and our team of engineers and artists. Jack Straw Productions provides innovative educational opportunities in art and technology through a broad range of classroom, in-studio, and internship programs for children and adults. We also work with a consortium of schools, artists, and arts organizations to develop and implement comprehensive, fully integrated multicultural education programs both in and out of schools. We are looking for an Education Manager with excellent written, verbal, and project management skills. A bachelor’s degree with non-profit arts background and community education experience is preferred. Salary DOE. Please send your resume and cover letter by August 25 th to Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle WA, 98105.
Crew Positions Available. Legend Films is looking to fill all crew positions for an upcoming low budget horror movie. The movie is scheduled to shoot for 15 days in late October in the Portland area. A DP and coordinator are needed ASAP. Please send your resume or bio and any applicable tapes to the:
Oregon Film and Video Office
121 SW Salmon suite 1205
Portland, Oregon 97204
Fax number is
Producer/Director. CMD seeks a team-oriented Producer/Director. A minimum of 5 years experience producing/directing high end business-to-business and/or business to consumer-oriented training and marketing projects is a must. The candidate must be a strategic thinker able to partner with account staff and clients. Experience producing broadcast advertising is desired. The Producer/Director will report to the Film & Video Group Manager. Complete benefits package including healthcare and 401K. Must live in the Portland metropolitan area. The ability to travel on short notice is a must.
Film & Video Producer/Director responsibilities include:
· Delight our clients.
· Closely partner with Account Group to ensure client satisfaction.
· Develop a working budget that meets the client's expectations and budget requirements and follow budget through project completion to ensure profitability.
· Ability to produce projects working with a director, direct projects working with a producer and produce/direct projects.
· Work closely with Creative Director to develop creative approach.
· Demonstrate how the creative approach will strategically reach the communication objectives and be prepared to present to client an in depth description of the project.
· Offer creative and cost efficient solutions.
· A minimum of 5 years experience producing and directing marketing and training film and video projects.
· Ability to travel on very short notice and work long hours for short periods of time.
· Be able to work in a collaborative work environment.
· Some broadcast advertising producing is desired.
· Ability to think on your feet and make quick decisions.
· A minimum of a bachelor's degree in broadcasting, advertising, communications, design or related field.
· Exposure to integrated marketing communications projects that include: print design, film and video, interactive media, and print and broadcast advertising.
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to
Please paste your cover letter and resume into the body of your email message. Please do not send information as attachments. No phone calls, please.
Vice President of Media Services Pacific Retirement Services has a full time position for a highly motivated, creative individual to be responsible for the management and growth of a corporate in-house advertising agency. Experience in all mediums of advertising a must. Extensive budgeting, marketing plan development and branding experience necessary. Responsible for all job trafficking, production mgmt, art direction, job actualization and department supervision. Must have extensive graphic/design experience. Video production experience a plus. Requires a BS/BA degree in public relations, communications, marketing or related field and/or equiv experience. Advertising agency exp desired. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Quark and/or InDesign imperative. Complete application on-line at www.retirement.org/employ or submit a resume to: Pacific Retirement Services Human Resources 1700 E. Barnett Rd Medford, OR 97504 Fax Published in The Oregonian on 08/24
Writers. TV Documentaries Must be familiar with writing for History, Nature, and Biography genres and do own research. *6 minute/pages segments. $300.00 each. An additional deferred payment of $100.00 upon distribution. *54 minutes/pages. $2500.00. An additional deferred payment of $1000 upon distribution. Circle of Good Kharma Film & Video Productions is an independent, boutique size, up-and-coming production company, newly based in Portland, Oregon, that utilizes experienced freelance writers, producers,and production personnel to create their programs. Our productions include "K9 Kapers," which has been distributed in over 20 Public Televisions affiliates, and several historical programs in development. A complete list of past and current projects and additional information can be obtained by visiting www.goodkharma.com
I'm currently limiting my Newsletter job searching to Oregon and South West Washington. However, for those interested in job positions elsewhere in the Northwest may I recommend the following
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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