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August 31 - Vol 2. No. 35
Up Front Sunday Morning:
I hope that you are enjoying this Labor Day weekend and the final warm days of summer. Here's a number of short items to begin the day.
The Roy W. Dean grants for short films, low budget independents, and documentary filmmakers are now available. Check the foundation's website for more information.
Gus Van Sant's film "Elephant" about violence inside an American high school will have a Portland premiere as a benefit for Oustside In, an organization that provides medical, mental health and social services to low-income individuals and homeless youth. The film, to be premiered on October 4, recently won best film and best director awards at the Cannes Film Festival. "Elephant" was filmed in Portland with local high school students as cast members.
Cottage Grove is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the role it played in the National Lampoon's film "Animal House" directed by John Landis featuring John Belushi. Shooting of the cult classic took place October 24 through November 30, 1977 in Eugene and Cottage Grove. The studio hired more that 4,000 extras from the area for two days work in one of the most wild parade scenes on film. Parades and exhibits will be part of the festive weekend.
Those interested in film as artistic expression should add the OPB program Short List to their TV viewing schedule. This half hour program, broadcast on Tuesdays at 10:30, offers a wide range of short films that explore the edges of the film as an expressive form.
Last year OPB was ranked among the top producers for PBS prime-time schedule, producing more than 50 hours of national television programming including Great Lodges, Children's Hospital, and Yalta. It also won an Emy Award in the Outstanding Informational Programming - Fong Form Category for Life 360: Forever Fourteen. OPB has received significant grants from PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, the Ford Foundations and others to produce documentary films.
The DevGroup NW Macromedia MX 2004 Worldwide Release Demo will be held Wednesday, September 3 from 11:00 to 12:30 in Hoffman Hall on the Portland State University Campus. This facility holds up to 350 attendees. There will be a $5 admission fee.To reserve a place write
Other DevGroup NW events include Flash MX 2004 for Programmers on Thursday, Sept. 4th, 6pm - 8pm at Macforce 100 SE Salmon in Portland. Space will be limited to the first 50 attendees. Phillip Kerman presents Flash MX 2004. A look at the cool new features that will appeal to designers and developers. Wed., Sept. 17th, 7:15pm - 9pm PCC Cascade Campus Terrell Hall auditorium. Directions: http://www.pcc.edu/pcc/dma/location_maps/cascade.htm
Body scanning is a focus of research at Cornell University that uses three-dimensional visualization technology to create accurate digital models of the human body, with the goal of enabling cost effective, custom-fit apparel. This 3D Body scanner web site describes the process of capturing a 3D image and how it can be applied to enhance online shopping. The section called Virtual Try-On illustrates how "a consumer's body scan is merged with scans of pants sized for a set of fit models." The site is heavily multimedia oriented, which allows users to see for themselves the benefits and applications of body scanning. (From the Scout Report)
Reader Services Directory:
The Proscenia Newsletter offers a listing of services by subscribers. If you would like to include your web site please contact the me at .
ATGpro.Com, Eugene. Aaron Thomas Graham, Media Developer. Mr. Graham is currently a Graphic Designer with Monaco Coach company.
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.
OREGON MEDIA PERSONALITIES:J.J. Burkart
J.J. Burkart, a 2003 University of Oregon graduate, received a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Regional Chapter Emmy for his film "Reclaimed Treasure: The History of Silver Falls". This documentary chronicles the history of Silver Falls located near Salem.
Burkart's film, co-produced with Mike Ferry, was one of two nominations in the Outstanding Student Award category from the UO. The other, "For the Love of the Tune: Irish Women and Traditional Music", was produced by Carol Spellman and Erik Talbert as Spellman's thesis project in Folklore.
Burkhart's is the second regional Emmy to be awarded to a UO student documentary filmmaker. "The Heppner Flood of 1903" won in 1996
Burkart's film was developed in Asst. Professor of Journalism Dan Miller's Documentary Production class, in which students create projects on Oregon history, society and culture both for the Oregon Documentary Project and for broadcast on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB).
Based on Internet stories.
DISCUSSION: Web Site Accessibility
Now that I'm getting older I find that often the latest "cool font of the day" is too small to read or that navigating a web site loaded with abstract icons is not as easy as it once may have been. This frustration has encouraged my thinking about my own web site design and how user friendly it might, or might not,be for those with disabilities. Unfortunately, when I evaluate my sites against the access standards suggested by the World Wide Web Consortium, they fail miserably.
An accessible website facilitates easy access to content by those individuals who may have primarily visual but also auditory or other physical restrictions. Developing an accessible site is not difficult if one builds the site with accessibility in mind.
If you work with the Federal Government you will be required to develop accessible web site and other media. The legislation referred to as "Section 508" is actually an amendment to the Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The amendment was signed into law by President Clinton on August 7, 1998. Section 508 requires that electronic and information technology that is developed or purchased by the Federal Government is accessible by people with disabilities.
Here are some useful resources guides.
The HTML Writer's Guide: Twelve Required Accessibility Features of Guild Websites
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
Produced by the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C/WAI), these guidelines also contain limited information about mobility impairments and cognitive disabilities. The next version of these guidelines will contain more complete information about cognitive disabilities; see http://www.w3.org/wai/gl for information about future releases.
Web Aim Web Accessibility in Mind.
Provides overview of web accessibility issues, laws, articles, and viewpoints. Also inlcuded are how-to tutorials.
Bobby Online Free Portal.
This free service will allow you to test web pages and help expose and repair barriers to accessibility and encourage compliance with existing accessibility guidelines,
IMS Guidelines for Developing Accessible Learning Applications
As part of its Specifications for Accessible Learning Technologies (SALT) project, the CPB/WGBH National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) and the IMS Global Learning Consortium have published these guidelines specifically for online learning resources.
Making Educational Software Accessible: Design Guidelines, Including Math and Science Solutions
NCAM has also published guidelines for creating accessible software applications as well as Web sites. These guidelines will be expanded in December 2002 to include specific information about multimedia and textbook accessibility.
FEATURED SITES: Google Directories
Instead of featuring a school or web site this week I have listed links to several Google Directories which have been compiled by hand from Internet searches. Each of the following provides numerous links to valuable online resources. Google claims that their directory listings represented the largest "human gathered" list of resources available. This is only a partial listing of directories available on Google. See for additional information.
The following news items are from: NewsScanDaily
NEW HP E-BOOK 'READY TO ROCK 'N' ROLL'. Hewlett-Packard researchers have developed a prototype electronic book that can hold a whole library's worth of reading in a one-centimeter-thick device about the size of a paperback. The e-book incorporates a series of touch-sensitive strips that the user strokes to "turn" a page. By stroking the strip at different speeds, the user can speed-read or browse more casually. Electronic bookmarks and "fingers" can be inserted for marking a place or flipping between chapters. The market for electronic books is still in the embryonic stage, but Hewlett Packard scientist Huw Robson says his company wants to be ready when it does take off: "Radical new display technologies are on the horizon which will give a much more paper-like feel. When this comes along we need to have researched all aspects of how we will develop new displays so that we're ready to rock and roll." (BBC News 24 Aug 2003) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3173835.stm
PHILIPS PLANS WEB GADGETS. Philips Electronics is teaming up with four of Europe's largest telecom operators to launch a new line of Internet-enabled devices, including handheld computers, DVD recorders and flat-screen TVs with broadband Internet connections. The move is part of Philips' broader strategy to create a wireless home entertainment environment, where the DVD player, the CD player and the mobile phone will all be able to communicate with each other to transmit images, music or video to another device. However, analysts say Philips' new products are probably a bit ahead of the market and likely will have limited appeal to European consumers. Philips, which is Europe's biggest consumer-electronics maker, has struggled in the past few years to compete in the U.S. market, and has signed dozens of deals with companies such as Nike, Dell and AOL Time Warner in an effort to build its brand and boost its image. (Wall Street Journal 27 Aug 2003) http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB106192889658658500,00.html (sub req'd)
TV GAMES GO INTERACTIVE VIA TEXT-MESSAGING Game shows played by viewers at home using text-messaging is the next big trend in TV entertainment in the U.K., British new media consultant Ashley Smith told participants at the Game Developers Conference. Voting via text-messaging is already popular on shows such as Pop Idol and Big Brother, but new programs will take that interactivity one step further. "We want to react to what happens on TV and SMS [short-text messaging] acts as a form of communication," said Smith, who predicted that viewers will take a much more active role in how a program's plot line proceeds. "We might see the mobile device influence what you see on the TV. But you have to be creative. You have to think beyond votes." Smith cited the success of multiplayer TV games such as WaterWar in Finland, which involves two teams battling each other using squirt guns. Players sitting at home can send instructions to their on-screen character via text message. About 50 can play at any one time, with others queued up to jump in when a player drops out. In the Philippines, gamechannel.tv offers a range of multiplayer interactive games during the early evening prime time slot. But Smith cautioned that developers need to move beyond the gaming audience to mainstream viewers. "The biggest question is whether the concept can be successful in prime time and whether you will get a high enough number of people playing. We need to move away from something just for gamers and to something that people will be interested in watching, like Robot Wars." (BBC News 27 Aug 2003) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3182641.stm
BIOMETRIC SCANS FOR U.S. VISITORS. Biometric face and fingerprint scans for travelers will become routine security measures for foreign visitors next year. By October 2004 the 27 countries whose citizens can travel to the U.S. without visas must begin issuing passports with embedded computer chips with the traveler's facial identification. Civil libertarian Marc Rotenberg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center opposes the mandate: "Our government has forced on European governments the obligation to adopt biometric identifiers though most in the U.S. still oppose such systems." But Kelly Shannon of the State Department argues that is not only "more secure for other countries, it's more secure for us. The idea is that it is contingent on reciprocal treatment for United States citizens." And Denis Shagnon of the International Civil Aviation Organization adds: "What was required was a globally interoperable biometric -- one biometric that could be used worldwide and can be read worldwide." He regards the biometric techniques as "very user-friendly" and "unobtrusive." (New York Times 24 Aug 2003) http://partners.nytimes.com/2003/08/24/national/24IDEN.html
ISPs TO START SCANNING ATTACHMENTS. Several large U.S. Internet service providers, including Cox Communications, EarthLink and BellSouth, say they are preparing to scan all e-mail attachments for computer viruses before they forward them on to subscribers' accounts. The policy change comes on the heels of a month of e-mail problems caused by the Sobig and Blaster worms, resulting in consumer demand for better security measures on ISP servers. "Virus filtering is quickly becoming one of the check marks for the big ISPs," says Todd Dean, director of data operations and support for Cox. However, the cost of filtering e-mail can be daunting, says Forrester Research analyst Michael Rasmussen. "With ISPs of those sizes, you're easily looking at ongoing costs of several million dollars -- not just the cost of purchasing the technology, but making it work with your existing systems, administrative costs and increased support costs associated with customers who are confused about what to do when their ISP tells them they have an e-mail with a virus inside." Several leading ISPs already scan mail, including AOL, Microsoft Network, Comcast, Covad and AOL Time Warner's RoadRunner network, forestalling the possibility of unwary subscribers becoming conduits for further viral infection. "Users should not be asked to protect themselves any more than they should be asked to go buy seat belts and airbags and install them in their own cars," says Alan Paller, research director for the SANS Institute, a security training facility. "That's got to come with their service, even if it comes with an added price." (Washington Post 28 Aug 2003)
ORGANIZED CRIME BEHIND SOBIG MESS? Antivirus specialist Peter Simpson warns that the Sobig.F virus is the latest in a series of attempts on the part of organized crime to shift some of their illicit activities online. "Sobig smashed all the records in terms of pure numbers, but that's not nearly the whole story. This is the sixth in a series of controlled experiments. This isn't about some kiddy writing viruses in his bedroom -- this is really a very sophisticated example of organized crime," says Simpson, a manager at Clearswift's ThreatLab. Simpson explained that the purpose of a virus such as Sobig isn't to cause damage, but to gain control of the machine in order to access information such as financial details for the purpose of fraud. It also comes in handy for disguising the source of spam by hijacking the victim's machine and identity. "The real question here has to be about the motives of the viruswriter. This isn't just about writing a virus that will spread rapidly and break records; the motives here are very different and are clearly criminal. It's all about the hidden agenda." (ZDNet/Silicon.com 25 Aug 2003) http://zdnet.com.com/2_2-5067494.html
MIT'S OPENCOURSEWARE EXPERIMENT. MIT caught distance educators by surprise in April 2001 when it announced plans to post the content of some 2,000 classes on the Web, saying it hoped to spur a worldwide movement among educators to share knowledge and improve teaching methods. In a world where most institutions are seeking to squeeze a few extra bucks from their Internet activities, here was a preeminent university willing to give it all away for free. "It's a profoundly simple idea that was not intuitive," says Anne Margulies, the former Harvard assistant provost and executive director of information systems who now heads up the MIT OpenCourseWare project. "At the time, the world was clamping down on information, limiting it to those who could pay for it." In September, MIT will officially launch OpenCourseWare with 500 courses, but during the past year's beta phase, it's already learned a few lessons, such as how do you discourage Third World scam artists from hawking MIT degrees as if they were Rolex knock-offs? Despite these problems, the test was hailed a success, and OpenCourseWare is now set to expand its outreach by offering translations of 25 courses into Spanish and Portuguese, courtesy of Universia, a Madrid-based consortium of universities. Similar offers from the Middle East, the Ukraine and Mongolia are under consideration. The real test, however, will be whether the project will sprout the online communities needed to support individual courses. "We'd like to see self-managed OpenCourseWare communities," says Margulies. "Our vision is to have this open source software on the site, as well as information that helps people build a learning community, whether it's in Namibia, Thailand, whatever." (Wired.com Sep 2003)http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/mit.html
A SOCIETY IN SEARCH OF ITSELF. Google was founded in 1998 by Stanford students Larry Page and Sergey Brin and since that time has gone on to become the dominant Internet search engine: Danny Sullivan of the Search Engine Watch newsletter says that Google represents 75% of all searches: "It's gotten to the point where people think if it's not in Google, it doesn't exist." Google now offers such services as comparison shopping, news, and weblogs. It answers 200 million search requests a day in 88 languages and indexes 3.1 billion Web pages. And what about new competition (from Yahoo, Overture, and others)? Larry Page says: "Search is going to get a lot more interesting. And that's all to the good. We're a society that's used to losing information to new generations. Now more than ever, search is really important." (USA Today 26 Aug 2003)
LINUX APPEALS TO CONSUMER ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURERSGerard Kleisterlee, chief executive at Philips Electronics, says that Linux is the preferred software for use in new future television sets, set-top boxes, and DVD recorders. Impressed by the low cost and ease of programming Linux offers, eight of the world's largest consumer electronics makers -- including Sony (No. 1) and Matsushita (No. 2) -- have set up an alliance to develop and promote Linux for consumer electronics products. Martin Fink, of Hewlett-Packard, explains: "The consumer electronics makers sell millions of devices, while their profit margins are extremely slim. If they have don't have to pay royalties, it works directly through to their bottom line." (Reuters/New York Times 29 Aug 2003)
OPERA, MOZILLA DEBUT NEW BROWSER BETAS Two of the remaining rivals to Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser each released new beta versions, touting improved speed and performance. The Mozilla beta, based on an open-source version of the Netscape browser, offers better Internet Relay Chat and XML support, a spell-checker for e-mail, faster loading and improved standards support. Opera's beta version features faster loading, improvements in the version designed for handheld browsing, and support for Arabic and Hebrew. According to OneStat.com, more than 95% of today's Web surfers use Microsoft IE, compared with about 1.6% that choose Mozilla and just 0.6% choosing Opera. (CNet News.com 28 Aug 2003) http://news.com.com/2_3-5069448.html?tag=fd_top
Network Tools: The following news items are from The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1.)
iCab 2.9.5. This new Web browser (designed by a German software team) is a welcome addition to the numerous alternative browsers available for the Mac. Some of the more notable features of iCab 2.9.5 include a download manager, a link manager, a kiosk mode (that effectively blocks all other applications), and a built-in pop-up ad blocker. The Web site for the application also includes a FAQ section, and sample screenshots. This version of iCab is compatible with all systems running Mac OS X.
Conquer Chat 4.3. With more and more individuals creating personal home pages, there is an increased interest in installing a chat server online so that interested parties can feel free to correspond with each other. This handy application allows users to do just that, with a maximum of ease and usability. With Conquer Chat, users can customize the appearance of their chat window, along with giving chatters the ability to set up their own profiles. Conquer Chat 4.3 is compatible with all systems running Windows 95 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.
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
Computer Freak/Lover of People/ team player for right arm to entrepreneur expanding coach & mind body center. Growth opportunity requires self starter to interact with website, email, client records, bookkeeping entry, small inventory, flyer production. $12.50 hr. start 8-10 hrs. a wk, more by project/ need. Call or fax resume . Location: OR Date: 8/31/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Prepress Specialist Position skills include scanning, electronic imposition, softproofing, imagesetting, asset database maintenance. Need experience with Mac-based Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Illustrator, Trapwise, Presswise. Familiarity with Windows NT Servers, Linocolor, Delta Technology, Cumulus, highly desirable. Manual stripping experience also helpful. Seeking motivated self-starter with good communication skills to work in creative, quality focused work environment. Competitive salary, 401K, benefits, vacation, etc. Send resume including work history, salary history and references to Ad Group, P.O. Box 2626, Eugene, Oregon 97402 or email to Fax: Location: OR Date: 8/26/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Administrative Assistant Contractor needs person w/construction exp, exclnt computer skills incl Access, PowerPoint, Excel, graphics, & good phone skills to prepare bids & proposals for large projects. Must be organized, calm & able to work well w/many engineers. Resume c/o Oregonian, Dept. 9013-M, Portland, OR 97 Published in The Oregonian on 08/31
Communications Manager. As our Communications Manager, you'll develop and deliver communication across all concepts and business partners to ensure that relevant and timely information and tools are available to promote and drive business excellence. You'll execute a comprehensive retail communication plan that provides current, relevant, value-added information to the Retail field and manage and publish a seasonal communication strategy. You'll also partner with our Operations Director to set strategic initiatives for the Retail Operations group; lead and facilitate the approval process for all Retail policies; and consult with our Business and Shared Services groups to recommend approach, timing, tone and process for communicating critical information. This opportunity also involves maintaining relevant and timely information on the Retail website and identifying and developing key personnel and organizational structures that best meet ongoing business needs. In addition, you'll ensure all information provided to the field is accurate and current; and drive the communication tools strategy through enhanced utilization of current vehicles, implementing new technology and best practices. Requirements for the position include:
-Bachelor's degree in Business or Communications
-5 years' experience in Communications
-2 years' additional experience in lieu of a degree
-Thorough understanding of store operations
-Extensive experience writing and editing for print and multi-media formats, including -Internet, CD-ROM, on-line service and wireless services
-Able to work collaboratively, drive consensus within diverse groups and influence people
-Able to prioritize, manage multiple projects, negotiate and conceive new ideas
-Experience comprehending business needs and translating them into a business or project plan Photoshop, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Dreamweaver, Acrobat and Illustrator skills Nike Retail experience is preferred . Nike.com
Creative Director for AlloyRed - Brand Interaction Advertising The Creative Director is a visionary and skilled manager, responsible for the creative output of the agency. Must be successful at leading a team in an open, collaborative environment that thrives upon the exchange of ideas and pushes beyond traditional design boundaries to achieve the harmonious integration of media. AlloyRed has a global reputation for integrating the power of traditional advertising with direct marketing to build innovative creative solutions for their clients that emotionally connect with consumers, creating a long-lasting dialogue. The CD acts as a conductor, directing each individual to do their best, composing a world-class creative ensemble (a unified manifestation of the agency vision set by the CEO). The CD must emphasize a positive and professional working environment, bringing energy and clarity to communicate ideas both internally inside the agency and externally with the clients. The Creative Director must have strong branding knowledge, and drive the fusion of visual design and engaging copy to achieve maximum results for the client. Must have a passion and proven success record in print, mail, web and video. Must have 5-7 years experience in creative management in an agency environment and at least 8 years experience with an integrated direct marketing/general advertising agency. Resume and body of work must indicate credentials for the position. Must present a large portfolio to exhibit the experience requirements of the intergration of direct marketing, branding, and general advertising. Send resume and cover letter to Please do not call or drop materials to the agency. Published in The Oregonian on 08/24
Graphic Designer. In this role, you will conceptualize and design graphic applications, including collateral material, manuals, newsletters, advertisements, and administrative forms. Successful candidates must be able to work in a team environment with department heads, project coordinators, buyers, and vendors and be flexible to adjust to the changing needs of the company. Experience working with MS Office, Quark Express, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, and Illustrator on a MAC Operating System is essential. You will also need strong analytical and communications skills. In addition, at least 3 years' experience is preferred. 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 Coordinator Ann Sacks, a Kohler company and leading manufacturer and distributor of high-end tile, stone and plumbing products is seeking a highly motivated, organized and career oriented individual to join our team as Marketing Coordinator. Supports marketing efforts including advertising, brand marketing, and public relations. Excellent computer skills required including MS Office Suite, Publisher and Photoshop. Exceptional communication skills and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with the public, multi-task, and manage projects. Two years working in a marketing administrative support role required. Bachelors degree with an emphasis in Marketing or related field required. This is an outstanding opportunity to join one of the most reputable companies in the industry. We offer an excellent compensation & benefits package, including a 401(k) program with company match. Interested candidates send resume, specifying salary requirements, to: Ann Sacks Human Resource Dept - MC 8120 NE 33rd Drive Portland, OR 97211 Fax Ann Sacks is an Equal Opportunity Employer No phone calls or agencies please Those candidates not specifying salary requirements will not be considered. Published in The Oregonian on 08/31
Master Control Operator. Position: Part-time (on-call) position. Compensation: $13.35/hour - $20.03/hour. Primary Duties/Responsibilities: Perform master control switching, monitor technical quality of audio and video signals, record and dub TV programs, maintain program and discrepancy logs. Qualifications: Requires experience as a broadcast master control operator and familiarity with TV Broadcast automation systems and video servers. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to: OPB HR, MS -WWW 7140 SW Macadam Avenue Portland, OR 97219.
Radio Anchor - morning. Anchor & produce local segments of news programming from 3:30-10am. BA in Journalism or rel & 2 yrs exp in brdcst news, w/at least 1 yr on-air exp as program host/news anchor. News writing & announcing skills in NPR style & ability to write, prepare reports & conduct intvws & interstitial info w/in network clock. Strong org & time mgmt skills. Ability to work w/office & digital audio wrkstn software. Salary + exclnt benes. Send cover letter, resume, salary history, & audition tape to OPB HR, MS-OR, 7140 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97219. Closes 9/5/03, 5pm. Tapes not returned. www.opb.org. Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 08/24
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.
Programmer - Delphi.Local health care software co. seeks senior level Delphi Programmer for consulting work. Requirements: 3-5 yrs programming with Delphi in a Windows environment & knowledge of XML & SQL. Health care exp a plus. Email resume: Published in The Oregonian on 08/31
Programmer. Frye Electonics Inc seeks application programmer in our Tigard location. Design, develop + troubleshoot semi-routine software programs. Incl design programs to collect + display info from hearing aid test instruments. Also develop database structures. Must have BS in Comp Sci or Eng + 1 yr relevant experience. Resume to: Frye Electronics, PO Box 23391, Tigard, OR 97281 Published in The Oregonian on 08/31
Sr. Software Developer Growing bill review org seeking Software Developers with the following qualifications: Delphi 4.0 or better, minimum 4+ years experience. Software versioning tools, SQL based RDBMS; use standard GUI and OOP programming practices for coding, look and feel. Knowledge of MDI project technology. Generate technical design specs from business requirements. EDI exp a plus. Medical billing, work comp, and case management exposure highly desirable. Excellent benefits; salary depends on experience. To obtain an application packet and instructions, visit our website at www.Qmedtrix.com Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by completed application materials. Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 08/24
Technical Writer.Responsibilities: Research, Plan, Develop, Write & Update external & internal documentation including software user guides & online help for various products. Gain understanding of specialized applications, systems & processes & document them in a manner appropriate to the intended reader. Deliver high quality documentation using established style guidelines within specified time frame & with minimum supervision. Work closely with & support other technical writers. Requirements: Strong knowledge of Windows, MS Word & MS Excel is essential. Experience creating online help using RoboHelp, familiarity with Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe GoLive & knowledge of HTML & CSS helpful. 3-5 yrs previous experience required. Fax resume & cover letter including salary requirements to Technical Writer, or mail to HR, PO Box 15349, Portland, OR 97293. Visit our webiste www.qmedtrix.com Equal Opportunity Employer
Published in The Oregonian on 08/24
Videographer. Professional Videographer needed for Idaho Falls shoot in September 2003: Shoot one or two subjects together in a video interview. Must be proficient in interior lighting for one/two persons. Looking for warm, appealing lighting - not news/ENG style. High-quality audio required. Our Director/Producer will be on-site to conduct interview. Producer will interview subjects off-camera during the approximate 30:00 raw interview. B-roll of subject(s) in and around home required. Videographer must provide own transportation and gear equivalent to: Sony MiniDV, DVCam, or BetaSP video format Tripod XLR audio- - lav mics Quality lighting (Lowell, Chimera, etc) Please call or email:
Compass Digital Media, Inc.
Web Developer. Our client is looking for a Web Developer with Mapping experience. This project will be involved with engineering a web Portal Mapping Project and potentially another large project. Consultants need to have an affinity for “attention to detail” and be able to work as part of a team with minimal supervision. Preference will be given to individuals with extensive mapping experience using web technologies. This project is responsible for developing the following;
ASP & ASPx pages
-Visual Basic, C#
-Oracle v., PL/SQL, SQLServer
-Testing tools, Intergraph GeoMedia, AutoDesk MapGuide, ESRI ArcIMS
-Windows 95/98/NT/2000 Join the team with a proven track record of success! Since 1979, companies throughout the Pacific Northwest have relied on SolutionsIQ to handle their most demanding development projects. From contract to permanent - SolutionsIQ provides our consultants the opportunity to work with world class corporations on projects involving the most innovative technologies. If you are an experienced IT professional looking for a challenging and rewarding career apply now for this opportunity. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. SolutionsIQ - IT Takes Experience SolutionsIQ
Lake Oswego OR 97035 Fax:
Web FOCUS designer. Our client is looking for someone skilled with WebFOCUS for their next generation web application. Must Have:
• Minimum of 1-2 years of experience with WebFOCUS/MRE
• 3+ years with DB2 (using SQL) and
• 3+years of HTML.
• Previous Focus experience prior to having WebFOCUS experience is ideal.
• Excellent Communication skills
• Experience with IBM mainframe and client/server technologies
Join the team with a proven track record of success! Since 1979, companies throughout the Pacific Northwest have relied on SolutionsIQ to handle their most demanding development projects. From contract to permanent - SolutionsIQ provides our consultants the opportunity to work with world class corporations on projects involving the most innovative technologies. If you are an experienced IT professional looking for a challenging and rewarding career apply now for this opportunity. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. SolutionsIQ - IT Takes Experience.Contact Information : SolutionsIQ, Lake Oswego OR 97035.Fax:
Graphic Designer ThinkGeek is hiring! We need a Graphic Artist who is willing to work hard with a group of creative, fun and weird geeks and their dogs in our Northern Virginia office. Read the job description and requirements below, and if you think you have what it takes to hang with the geeks, send your resume and samples!ThinkGeek is looking for a Graphic Artist with skills and experience in print work, digital photography & retouching and web site design and maintenance. Primary responsibilities will include product photography and preparing product images for the web site, designing new products to sell on the site (including t-shirts, product packaging, and other custom items), the design and production of all print materials, and assisting with the maintenance of the web site design and updating web pages. By the way, this position is for a graphic designer with web design experience, THIS IS NOT A WEB DESIGNER POSITION! :)
* At least 2 years of professional graphic design experience.
* Degree in graphic design or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Intermediate to advanced illustration skills.
* 2 years experience writing HTML (preferred) or using an HTML editor like HomeSite, Dreamweaver or Adobe GoLive.
* Proficiency in digital photography and photo retouching.
* Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, the Gimp, or other similar design software.
Other desired skills: (definitely not required, but would be nice to have)
* Linux or Unix
ThinkGeek is a small, close-knit group of fun and enthusiastic people who run one of the most successful geek-related e-commerce sites on the Internet. As part of a VA Software, a publicly held company, ThinkGeek employees enjoy an excellent benefits package while enjoying the benefits of working in an exciting start-up environment in our Fairfax, VA office. This is a full-time position, and must be on site. No telecommuting, no freelance, etc. No exceptions. The position is only for our Fairfax, VA office. Sorry to be so harsh, but some people just don't read. ;)Please send your PDF, HTML, or text-only resume to . Also include links to web sites, online portfolios, etc. or e-mail samples of your work. Resumes without samples (or a link to samples) will not be considered.
Graphic Artist. The Lisa Frank Co, a national childrens products designer and manufacturer is seeking talented, contemporary designers/artists for girls products. You will need a Degree in Design. Relocation to beautiful and sunny Tucson, AZ is required. You will work in our state-of-the-art design facility. Excellent salary & benefits. Please send resume, cover letter, salary history & printed samples to: The Lisa Frank Co, 6760 S Lisa Frank Ave, Tucson AZ 85706. No resume will be considered without printed samples. Published in The Oregonian on 08/31
I'm currently limiting my job searching to Oregon and South West Washington. However, for those interested in 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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