||Thought for today: "The words "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," which I saw on an Italian movie poster, are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal ofmovies." (Pauline Kael)
November 9, 2003 - Vol 2. No. 45
Up Front Sunday Morning:
The Northwest Film Center's 30th Annual Film and Video Festival continues in Portland. Today and tomorrow a number of workshops and events scheduled as part of the festival's first weekend conference devoted to disseminating information vital to media artists working in the Northwest. Check the online calendar for specific film showings and locations.
The festival will honor Eugene filmmaker and animation artist Ken O'Connell who entered a film in the first first Northwest Film and Video Festival and won. He and that year's other winners will be honored at the festival's 30th anniversary celebration, Nov. 6-15 at the Guild Theater in Portland.
According to a University of Oregon news release, "O'Connell's winning film, "Counterpane," will be screened at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15. "It's an old term for quilts," O'Connell, now a UO professor emeritus of art, said of the title. "The film plays on the idea of landscape as a quilt pattern. I rented a plane and took black and white and infrared photos above Eugene and then filmed the still photos and recreated the motion of flying over the landscape. You see what the Willamette Valley looked like 30 years ago. Then, a bedpost comes into view, and you see pillows in place of the Coburg Hills and a quilt. Suddenly, the shocking sound of an alarm clock wakes you from the dream."
O'Connell, continues to teach drawing for media and animation part-time at the University of Oregon."In the spring and summer, he travels abroad and presents lectures and workshops in Europe. His films can be found in numerous compilations of computer-animated movies and are especially popular in Japan, where software he developed to help teach English to Japanese youngsters, ALPHAPLANET, is used extensively." Download Ken O'Connell's film Chips In Space for viewing.
The National Film Board of Canada provides an excellent resource on animation. It includes essays, an animation museum, media showcase, and who's doing what. The NFB also provides a documentary film section as well. Again with readings, examples, and resources.
In January, the US Postal Service began issuing a collection of stamps focusing on American Film Making: Behind the Scenes. The stamps are on a single sheet and on the back is a description of eleven different careers in film making that together reflect the breadth of artistic skills required in producing a film. The stamps honor the artists whose"...combined efforts bring entertainment - and art- to millions of moviegoers around the world."
The Czech National Orchestra recently performed a concert of video game scores to a sold-out audience at the GC Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. Compositions by Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy - Listen),Chance Thomas (Quest for Glory V) and others were featured (See complete list).The composing of music for games has become a major effort by many talented composers who work in the area of multimedia and film.
The campus publication,Young Money, recently described several basic job classifications available in the game design business. This brief list provides an occupational reference for those thinking about careers in this growing field:
Artist: Does design sketches for modelers and creates 2-D textures and skins to produce game-play environments.
Designer: Maps out game worlds both prior to and during production,creating design documents that describe all aspects of the game, including characters, levels, and weapons.
Level Designer: Blends art, architecture, design, game play, and technology to create the 3-D levels of the games.
Modeler: Generally use computer generated polygons to create 3-D models of game's players and weapons. Modelers also animate the models they create.
Programmer: Codes the game engine in order to tell the computer how to display 3_D screens and execute game-play.
Beta Tester: Finds "bugs" and notifies programmers of glitches in game-play.
Business: This category includes - but is not limited to - human relations, public relations, accounting, office management, and other non-"techie" tasks.
Check out game jobs at Gamasutra
The Proscenia Newsletter offers a listing of services by subscribers. If you would like to include your web site please contact the editor at .
Anthrotechnics.com, Eugene. Human-oriented interface design, web development, and interactive mixed media performance solutions. Ben Beekman and Micky Hulse, Designers.
ATGpro.Com, Eugene. Aaron Thomas Graham, Media Developer. Mr. Graham is currently a Graphic Designer with Monaco Coach company.
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.
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Final Cut Pro Tutorials.This CreativeCOW site provides n extensive collection of online tutorials. Some examples: Using Final Cut in Field Production,How2 Upgrade to FCP 4 -- the Right Way!,A Little Animated About 24p?, and Monitor Canvas and Viewer with FCP Waveform Monitor and Vectorscope.
Final Cut Pro Tutorial (PDF download) Once you have finished this tutorial , you will know everything you need - at least to begin working with this software. Preferences and Settings
Final Cut Windows, Saving,Log and Capture,Logging DV and Batch Captures, Importing Still Images and Audio,Editing,Rendering,Titles,Exporting.
Tutorials and Trouble Shooting. Tutorials are a necessary ingredient in any educational process and this site provides "How2s" on working with FCP, Digital Movie Making, and Multimedia. Source: Los Angeles, California Final Cut Pro Users Group.
DISCUSSION: Shane Ross, Film and Video Editor
is a Los Angeles based film and video editor. recently interviewed his friend for the Proscenia Newsletter. Mr. Ross is a graduate of the Montana State University Motion Picture Video and Theater program in Bozeman.
KL:What are the responsibilities of a film or video editor?
SR: We cut out all the bad parts. Ha ha. (Sorry, couldn't resist). Actually, it is our responsibility to assemble the film, look at all the footage, and take out the good stuff. Find the story, help shape it into what the director envisioned. To ensure that the story flows, that it has a cohesiveness that keeps the audience drawn in. You never want to lose the audience. One bad cut, one bad story point, and you've distracted the viewer. That is the narrative form. In documentary (in it's purest form), you try to find out what the story is, amongst all the footage obtained. Many times the story the director wanted to tell is not what they got while shooting, but actually something else. And that something else can be even more interesting. It is said that the editor performs the last re-write of the script. That is true. We eliminate scenes that don't fit, or don't add to the story (with the director's approval, of course).
KL: How did you get your current job?
SR:I took a leap. My current job is my second as a creative editor. I have "on-line" edited a dozen plus projects. That is, I took the low-resolution offline cut and digitized it at broadcast quality resolution, performing color correction and formatting the show for delivery. All very technical stuff. I even wrote an article on the subject, Using the Media Composer for Online Editing.
Before that I was an assistant editor. I was working on the Disney Channel series That's So Raven. I had gotten five calls from people looking for editors. I was recommended by people who felt I was ready to move up. I had to turn them all down for my wife was due to give birth to our 3rd child any day, and I needed the time off that my current union (Motion Picture and Editors Guild) job afforded me.
After our child was born I called all the companies back and got nothing.Then one called me on the recommendation of a friend. They were doing a series for VH1 on movies. People reflecting on movies in various genres, much in the vein of I Love the 70's. It was for more pay, it was editing, and I didn't want to be an assistant forever. I could stay in my current job, with another 4 months of work guaranteed (and as mentioned before, a Union job) or take this job editing with 2 weeks guaranteed, and possibly 4 more weeks after that. I felt that if I waited until my current project ended, the editing opportunities wouldn't be there. So I leapt. Then I edited for a week and was let go. The series was put on hold. Oh man. After 2 days of frantic calling, I called a fellow editor who I assisted for and onlined for in the past. I called at just the right time. He was producing a show for the SCI/FI Channel and the need for a new editor had been brought up just that morning. I was hired and asked to work that night. That show is called Man V. Machine and is due to air in mid November. I am one of six editors.
KL: What are some of the professional programs or projects you've worked on?
SR: As a editor, Man-V-Machine, Driven (VH1), Unsolved Mysteries (Online editor, for the Lifetime Network). As an assistant editor, a dozen History Channel shows for a series called History's Mysteries (which I also on-lined).Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, Even Stevens (Disney Channel), The Even Stevens Movie. As a tape librarian, When Animals Attack and America's Funniest Home Videos (Daisy Fuentes and John Fugelsang as co-hosts). I also edited two "Behind-the-Scenes" videos for DVD versions of movies, edited a pitch video for HBO, and did motion graphics and video editing on David Mamets latest feature Spartan 2004. I apprenticed on Oliver Stone's U-Turn (1996), which got me into the union, and started on my editing path
KL: What classes at Montana State University, if any, were especially helpful for what you do?
SR: Editing, obviously. Writing, believe it or not. That educated me on plot points, act transitions, and more importantly the telling of a story. And documentary film. Our school just got one of the first Avid editing machines out there (v5) and I was the first person to use it to edit a documentary, which also happened to be my senior thesis. But I will have to say that writing had the most impact. The telling of the story is the most important detail.
KL: What's the most important thing you've learned about being an editor?
SR: Let go. Let go of your cut. In other words, don't take any changes personally. Here is this nice scene that you just worked all day on. You poured your heart into it trying to make it hit in all the right places. Then the director or producer come along and don't like it. They want to shorten it, or change the pacing. Or lose a line that you feel make the scene. Let it go, it is their film. By all means, express your concerns and feelings, but if they insist, give in. Cave. It is ultimately their project. I still tend to get attached to cuts. It's tough.
KL: Describe some of your work experiences. What do you do on a typical work day?
SR: Depends on the status of the cut. Early on we get a script and perform what are called "radio edits" or first assemblies. This involves recording all the temp voice over (narration) and assembling it along with the interview clips in order. Then we go thru and organize it in the way in which tells the story. Cut stuff that doesn't work, move sections to other parts of the cut to make the story flow better. Then we add the b-roll. That is, all the footage that visually matches what is being said. Later on we add and mix audio and do "style passes." That is to say, adding graphics and funky effects to make the cut flashy and stand out. But only after we get the narrative story nailed down. Then we get notes and re-writes. Then the professional does the VO (Voice over) and we have to replace out temp with it, and adjust the cut to fit.
KL: How does the apprenticeship and union card process work in terms of becoming a full-fledged editor?
SR: It gets your foot in the door, but just barely. It gets you in the union, which affords you the ability to work on Motion Picture and Editors Guild union shows. That gets you health insurance (very good coverage) and a free movie every other week. And access to several editing stations so that you can practice and keep up with the current technology. That is about it. They don't assist you in getting work other than putting your name on a list of people available for work, which companies might refer to if they are desperate. The only calls I got from that list were people looking for audio assistants, which I was not. They don't introduce you to editors or any of the people who can actually get you work. When I first became a member I asked them how I could find work. Their suggestion was that I sneak onto movie lots and try to get into production edit bays. That might have worked in the 50's, but if you do that now, you get arrested. Being a member of the union means that you have a minimum wage scale and get health insurance. To me, that is the only good that they do.
KL: What's the most fun editing job you've had?
SR: Editing video footage and doing motion graphics for David Mamet's new feature Spartan. Not only because of the chance to work with David Mamet, but also because it was a very challenging project and required some innovative, on the spot problem solving.
My main job was the creation of graphics for video footage that is to be a news broadcast. The task of creating the graphics was simple. It consisted of the stuff you normally see when watching CNN, or MSNBC or FOXNEWS -- a ticker of news information at the bottom, a graphic bug identifying the station, and an area that had various Chyron, including the news story of the moment. Pretty straightforward. But I was also given the task of editing the b-roll footage that was to play behind the anchors, or as footage that they cut to in the newsroom. Then after they shoot the news program on two cameras I was to edit the footage. Four segments in all. I did all of this on my laptop...an iBook. I had an external firewire drive and used Final Cut Pro. All the footage I was given was DVCAM.
I met with a new producer and we cut the footage much like a news station would. Then I output this to tape for playback in the studio. But the producer I worked with knew Mamet's mind and suggested that I be on the set too, with my edit system, to make any on the spot changes. Good thing to, because, sure enough, the scene as playing too long so it was re-written on the spot (with typewriter that Mamet always has with him) and I had to adjust the b-roll accordingly.
We ended up just playing the footage out of my computer. Having a little portable edit system in the corner making changes and playing back hi-res on the monitor behind the actors impressed the producers. I then edited the news footage, incorporating the b-roll and gave it to the production on two tapes, texted (with graphics) and textless. They played back this footage on monitors on the set. One of these news programs is the final shot of the movie, which does great things for my ego. So does the fact that big time producers and directors were impressed with my ability to make the changes they wanted immediately. Producers hate to wait.That was my funnest experience editing. And I got to meet Val Kilmer (the star), and on a night after TNT just aired Top Secret, so I was able to chat to him about his role in that, specifically the underwater sequence. He said that one one of the toughest scenes he ever worked on.
KL: What advice would you offer to anyone trying to get a job as an editor?
SR: Be prepared to start at the bottom, and know that it will take a while to get where you want to be.
You might end up being a production assistant for a year, Then apprentice (for film) or be a "digitizer" for reality TV. Then you might take 3 to 4 years as an assistant editor before you get the big break. Before 1990 there were specific rules in place that you had to PA for 1-2 years (or work in a tape vault, like I did), then assist for 5 years before you can become an editor.
Things are much looser now. You can be hired as an editor right away, if you had the ability and know how. But generally it takes a while to get the technical expertise, the storytelling ability, and the knowledge of Hollywood politics down before you can make the move. I knew of too many people who quit after only ONE YEAR, thinking that things were going too slow and they would never get there. As the assistant, try to hang out with the editor as much as possible while they are cutting. See what their style is, see how they tell the story. That can teach you a lot when it is your turn.
My style incorporates styles from three editors that I liked. It also allows you to know what not to do; what doesn't work for you. Be very social with the editors you work for, or any superior for that matter, if they will let you. Having your name in their head when they are looking for people to hire is the biggest thing. It isn't who YOU KNOW that gets you the work, it is who KNOWS YOU. You can know countless editors or producers, but unless they know you and remember your ability and personality when they need people, you won't get the job. And being very personable and easy to get along with is more important to most people than raw ability. If you are the best assistant in town, but a complete prick, no one will want to work with you. Be likable and get to know people. 'Nuff said.
KL: Thanks a lot!
SR: You're welcome.
FEATURED STUDIO OR SCHOOL: Appalshop
Appalshop "...is a multi-disciplinary arts and education center producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, and books. What began in 1969 as a federal War on Poverty program to train disadvantaged Appalachian young people for jobs in the urban film and television industries has become a not-for-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for regional self-expression."
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ReaConverter Pro v3.2 [Windows Operating System] This handy application allows users to convert a multitude of images at one time, utilizing a command line utility so that users may process images in console mode. Users have the capability to convert images to a number of formats and may also resize, crop, rotate and mirror images. Equally interesting is the fact that users may also modify images using a sharpen tool, along with effects such as smooth, blur, and contour. This version of ReaCounter is compatible with all systems running Windows 98 and higher. [KMG]
Listendo! 1.1 [Macintosh Operating System] ListenDo! is a PlainTalk based application that provides "enhanced voice control of Macintosh computers." Using the ListenDo! application allows individuals to control most applications, such as pull-down menus, and various functions that use the mouse. Additionally, users can create their own voice commands for their preferred applications, including text macros that have the ability to type up to 32,000 characters of text. This application is compatible with all systems running Mac OS 9. [KMG]
IN THE NEWS:
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COMPUTING AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT. Israeli tech firm Lenslet has developed a superfast processor called EnLight that uses light rather than electrons to perform calculations at 8
trillion arithmetic operations per second. EnLight's optical circuits use a process called vector matrix-multiplication, which allows calculations to be performed on 256 optical inputs. The beams from these lasers are then added or multiplied together when shone on a device called a spatial light modulator, and the output is read by an array of light detectors. Lenslet founder Aviram Sariel notes that EnLight "is not a general purpose processor like a Pentium," but his company plans to custom-build the processors to perform a specific set of tasks for each client. Prices could range in the tens of thousands of dollars for each EnLight processor. (New Scientist 30 Oct 2003) http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994331
COPYRIGHT LAW EXEMPTIONS NIXED. The Librarian of Congress has rejected requests for exemptions to a provision in the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act that forbids "circumventing" the electronic locks on copyrighted works, including making backup copies and other personal uses of digital movies, games and music owned by consumers. However, exemptions were granted for software programs and video games locked to obsolete media or equipment, and cases of electronic books whose digital rights management software would prevent them from being translated into audio or other formats for the visually impaired. (Los Angeles Times 30 Oct 2003)
WHOLE LOTTA DATA PILING UP. A study conducted at UC Berkeley reports that in 2002 people around theglobe created enough new information to fill 500,000 U.S. Libraries ofCongress (which is the equivalent of a stack of books 30 feet high perperson). Berkeley Professor Peter Lyman says that how and to what extent allthat information is used will be the subject of another study. (USA Today 29 Oct 2003) http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2003-10-28-paperful-office_x.htm
WEB LITTERED WITH ABANDONED SITES. The Web is cluttered with pages and whole sites long ago forgotten by their creators -- political campaigns from yesteryear, personal projects that lost their pizzazz, and even Y2K sites that commemorate a catastrophe that never happened. And while it's easy to imagine losing interest in the effort required to update and maintain a Web site, the same phenomenon is evident among the Web's latest obsession -- blogging. One study of 3,634 weblogs found that two-thirds had not been updated for at least two months and about 25% hadn't changed since the day they were launched. "Some would say, 'I'm going to be too busy but I'll get back to it,' but never did," says Jeffrey Henning, chief technology officer with Perseus Development Corp., which conducted the study. But while some users resent slogging through out-of-date content, others complain that sites disappear too quickly. "I do hear pretty frequently not so much that there's deadwood, but that sites go away without a trace," says Steve Jones, a communications professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (AP/Tampa Bay Online 2 Nov 2003) http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGA72KGMJMD.html
MIT MUSIC-SHARING SCHEME SILENCED The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has temporarily shut down its Library Access to Music System, which made headlines last week for the ingenious way it dealt with sticky music copyright issues. MIT's move was prompted by complaints from music companies that they had not granted legal permission for their songs to be piped over the school's analog cable TV network. The students who created the service -- Keith Winstein and Josh Mandel -- protested the industry's claims, noting that they had purchased the songs "fair and square" from Loudeye, a Seattle-based music distribution firm that described its library in a news release as containing "approximately 48,000 licensed digital music tracks." The students had even double-checked with the Harry Fox agency, which licenses music for the National Music Publishers Association, and which initially had concluded that no extra licensing was necessary. It has since changed its mind, and a Loudeye spokesman says, "We provided content to MIT, (but) we did not provide licenses for them to issue that content." Harvard University professor Jonathan Zittrain says this latest brouhaha simply illustrates the increasingly arcane nature of copyright law. "It doesn't seem that MIT was trying to steal anything, but rather to simply hew to the letter of the law in an incredibly Byzantine area. Good faith and technical genius alone doesn't make it work." (New York Times 3 Nov 2003) http://partners.nytimes.com/2003/11/03/technology/03mitt.html
DIGITAL ANTI-PIRACY MEASURE. In a 5-0 vote, the Federal Communications Commission has approved a requirement that some personal computers and other consumer electronic devices be equipped with technology to help block Internet piracy of digital entertainment. The movie industry is happy with the FCC's decision, but consumer advocates are worrying that the move will force people to buy new equipment, will result in new regulation of how computers are designed, and will hinder the copying of programming that's not entitled to industry protection (e.g., shows no longer covered by copyright). Under the new rules, a piece of digital code known as a "broadcast flag" could be embedded into a piece of program content, which then could only be copied by a digital recording device equipped with technology that recognizes the flag. A computer could not copy the file to its hard drive or send it over the Internet. (Washington Post 4 Nov 2003 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A1Nov4.html
HIGH-TECH SLUMP MAY BE ENDING. A new report from the research firm IDC indicates that the high-tech industry's extended slump may be coming to an end. The research group predicts that next year will see the first significant increase in technology and telecom spending since 2000, and that worldwide spending on information technology will grow 5% to $916 billion next year, and purchases of telecom services will rise 4% to $1 trillion. (AP/Washington Post 3 Nov 2003) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58Nov3.html
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES:
Arts Electric Calendar. A worldwide calendar for new music, electronic music and the media arts.You'll find hundreds of events listed, as well as articles, interviews, and other writings.
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.
Digital Video Expo West Conference, the largest event on the West Coast for video professionals working in production, postproduction, and delivery. December 9-12, 2003.
Videomaker Expo, Burbank Airport Hilton Burbank, CA Expo: January 22-24, 2004 Conference: January 21, 2004 is a 3-day event where attendees have a chance to attend numerous seminars on all aspects of video production. Attendees can also visit the exhibit floor and meet with key manufacturers and resellers in the digital video industry. New this year is a 1-day Pre-Expo Conference on DVD Authoring.
Digital Generations: Children, young people and new media 26-29 July 2004 London, England A major international conference organised by The Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media Institute of Education, University of London Computer games, the internet and other new communications media are often seen to pose threats and dangers to young people; but they also provide new opportunities for creativity and self-determination. This international conference will present the most exciting and challenging new research on children, young people and new digital media.
|| CAREERS IN MULTIMEDIA:
The multimedia industry offers a diveristy of job opportunities for those interested in graphics, film, video, audio and computer technology. The following resources are recommended for learning more about careers in multimedia production.
Careers in Informational Technology.This is an extremly comprehensive guide to careers within the field of information technology which includes multimedia design and development. There are 10 chapters in this online document and each chapter is based around a set of professional concerns. The site guides the user from understanding what careers exist through to getting a job.Site created by Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Job Guide 2003! provides an in-depth look at a range of occupations, and their education and training pathways. It also gives useful information about how to work out what occupations suit you best, based on your interests and abilities. Some examples:
Careers in Multimedia.The Multimedia and New Media industries cover a wide range of activities. This guide looks at the types of job positions and the work environments in which one might be employed.
Entertainment Careers has an extensive collection of material related to working in the media industry.
Career Advice. 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.
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JOB BOARDS. Click and go directly to a listing of jobs - no need for searching.
Animation Job Board: Animation World Network. This site provides continuiously updated listings of international jobs in the field of animation. Check it out.
Computer Game Design Job Board. This site is provided by Gamasutra.com and lists a wide variety of job opportunities from lead design to 3D artist and programming specialists.
Film and Television Job Board: Film, TV, & Commercial Employment Network provides important information and resources for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. It's for beginners as well as seasoned professionals. Information and resources are provided for many areas both behind and in front of the camera.
Entertainment Careers. Net. Job Board. Entertainment jobs and internships listings at Studios, Networks, Production Companies, Record Companies, Radio Stations, VFX, Animation,Broadcasting
Auto Cad Drafters. Wanted for growing, international, retail design & manufacturing firm based in Eugene, OR. This rewarding career involves architectural drafting, detailing, and interaction with a group of dedicated, hard-working, fun professionals. Your skills should include architectural plan reading/drawing, strong AutoCAD 2000 or higher, shop drawing and detailing. Experience with Microstation drafting and familiarity with graphic design software a plus. Show us your stuff! Interested pros send resumes to King Retail Solutions. Fax or e-mail , attn: Design Director. EOE, drug testing required. Location: OR Date: 11/9/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Computer Flextime Independent Mac Technician Skilled with hardware & software www.rentnerd.com Location: OR Date: 11/7/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Designer - RV Newmar Corp an innovator and leader in the RV manufacturing industry, is seeking a talented graphic designer. As a key member of the design team, the primary responsibility of this position will be the development of vinyl and full paint exterior graphics from concept, selection of color, to the completion for Fifth Wheels and Motorhomes. Candidates should have a degree in design and the ability to present ideas via computer drawing and sketching. Previous experience in the RV industry is helpful. If you have the required training and a desire to work for an innovative company, please send your resume and salary requirement to: HR-D, PO Box 30, Nappanee, IN 46550, e-mail: . Fax: . EOE. Location: OR Date: 11/2/2003
Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Graphic Artist. Full time position for ad layout/production assistant in Medford. Must work well under deadline driven environment and is detail oriented. Experience with Macintosh system including Quark, Illustrator, and Photoshop required. Duties include: ad and direct mail layout & design, proof reading, and general office duties. Competitive wages with benefit package. Please contact our Personnel Office at or 1- ext. 6407 for more information or visit website at www.lithia.com Must be at least 18 years of age, drug free, and have a good driving record. EOE. LITHIA Americas Car & Truck Store Location: OR Date: 11/9/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)
Applications Developer. Printing company needs to develop & integrate business, systems, ecommerce/web apps & digital prepress. Experience with VB.net, C++, ASP.net, SQL Server & others required. Experience w/DTP & Adobe graphics programs helpful. Email resume to: or fax: Published in The Oregonian on 11/04
Graphic Artist/Sign maker for computerized sign co. Exp & Flexi/Illustrator required. Must work well w/customers at counter & on the telephone. Bring resume/portfolio to apply in person: Sign World, 10115 SW Nimbus Ave Tigard, Published in The Oregonian on 11/05
Graphics Designer/Web Developer. Must have exper w/Illustrator, Photoshop, Qwark Xpress, Front Page, Dreamweaver. Starting at $12/hr. FT. Medical/dental. Resume to: Graphics Position, PO Box 82112, Portland 97282 Published in The Oregonian on 11/06
Human Resources Assistant We have a great opportunity for an experienced administrative assistant to support our busy HR team. Selected candidate will have at least 3 years experience creating spreadsheets and graphics, streamlining processes, creating newsletters, organizing department workflow, and answering employee questions. Must be proficient in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Excellent communication skills and detail oriented. Enjoy working independently with minimum direction. HR experience is considered a plus. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Send resumes to or to Reser's Fine Foods, HR, PO Box 8, Beaverton, OR 97075. Fax: . No phone calls please. Published in The Oregonian on 11/09
Information & Communication Technology Manager.Non-profit, arts organization seeks professional, self-motivated, detail-oriented Information/ Communications Technology Manager. This hands-on position requires in-depth knowledge of operating systems as well as applications such as MS Office for Windows and Macintosh, relational databases, spreadsheet, word processing and graphics applications as desktop support is a major component for this position. This position is also responsible for software/hardware/ peripherals installation, configuration, testing, and maintenance, as well as providing maintenance and technical assistance to client/server network. Additionally, the position monitors, maintains, and repairs networked office equipment, network equipment & software, and telecommunications equipment and software. In depth knowledge desired with Windows 2000, MS Exchange Server 2000, Apple Macintosh OS (9 and X), and database servers (FileMaker Pro, Adaptive SQL), Database management and development a plus. Manages and coordinates Internet services for company. Experience with Norstar telecommunications equipment and software a plus. Position requires a bachelor's degree in computer science/related field or equivalent experience; 2+ years experience in system administration in Windows & Apple LAN environment. Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to . Resumes must be received by Monday, 11/17/03. Published in The Oregonian on 11/09
Photographer. Meier & Frank Santa Land FT & PT seasonal photographer. Must be friendly & outgoing. Some camera exper nec. We have lots of fun! Published in The Oregonian on 11/09
Photographer. Do you love children? Have fun and get paid for making children smile! Kiddie Kandids is the fastest growing children's portrait studio in the country! We are hiring for our studio in Clackamas (inside of Babies R Us stores). No experience necessary! We will train you to be a professional photographer. We provide daily opportunity for learning, variety, and appreciation from customers. We promote from within. Seasonal P/T, $8/hr to start. Check us out at www.kiddiekandids.com. Apply in person inside of Babies R us at 9650 SE 82nd Street in Clackamas or call . KIDDIE KANDIDS Published in The Oregonian on 11/09
Programmer database designer website designer. Located in Portland OVID - Oregon Vineyard Database Website: http://ovd.us RECRUITING FOR CONSULTING PROGRAMMER/ARCHITECT The Oregon Vineyard Database is a new vineyard industry organization created to provide better information and better tools for wise management of Oregon's vineyards. OVID will create and maintain an online database and website that growers, winemakers, researchers, and the industry can use to access and share information on soils, nutrition, and vineyard practices, and to understand the impact of vineyard practices on fruit and wine quality in Oregon's unique grape growing environment. Additional information on the Oregon Vineyard Database can be viewed at OVID’s interim website: http://ovd.us. A Programmer/Architect Consultant is sought to assist in defining and creating the Oregon Vineyard Database, a groundbreaking scientific database. OVID is an educational and scientific organization, operating under grant funding from the Oregon Wine Board. The OVID project is envisioned to have two distinct phases: Phase I: Within two months, create an execution plan, requirements document and budget proposal for OVID database. Documents will be based upon existing plans, proposals and ideas, and will be honed by working closely with a small set of wine scientists, winemakers and computer savvy vineyard owners. The design process will be iterative and the final documents will detail the structure of the OVID database, its interactive web front-end and the costs for creating and operating. A strawman architecture document, a website prototype and a preliminary database schema should also be available at this point. Phase II: Build a website and database described by Phase I documents, with support from the same team of experts. The production database will be made available via a dynamic website to members of OVID and the general public. Data capture and verification will be via the Internet, and will include form-based interaction with vineyard owners, managers, and wineries, as well as automated document exchange with analytical laboratories, bulk import, and possibly other data acquisition methods. OVID staff will remotely administer the website and database. Applicants for this project should be familiar with: … constructing geographic databases, … hosting data-driven websites, … constructing attractive and easy-to-use web interfaces, … automating the exchange of data-bearing documents. Knowledge of winegrape growing or winemaking is a plus. Phase II will be awarded independently after the completion of Phase I, although the same consultant may fulfill both Phases. Please respond by November 15, 2003 with your resume and compensation requirements for Phase I of this project to: . Our goal is to have a consultant in place by the end of November. Click here for more information and to apply online! Published on 11/06
Programming. ProDX THE PROMISE OF CHANGE Portland-based full service IT consulting group seeking professionals with the following skills: Java Developers Unix System Admins NT System Admins C/C++ Programmers UNIX/Win 32 Programmers Oracle DBA's SQL Server DBA's Web/E-Commerce Developers Windows DNA Architect Web Architects Uniface Programmers/Developers PROdX offers: Top compensation Long term opportunities Excellent benefits, and career growth Send resume to: Published in The Oregonian on 11/09
Technical writer; college grad, economics, writing, computer & analytic skills required. Send resume to EII, PO Box 683, Ptld, OR 97207 Published in The Oregonian on 11/09
Writer. A national non-profit organization located in Portland, OR is seeking a creative & organized team player to write for our publications. Postion responsibilities include: writing regular columns & other articles for award-winning patient magazine; supervising content for educational materials; and managing production calendar for communications department. Requirements include: Bachelor's degree w/2+ years direct experience in writing for publication; ability to understand & translate complex subjects to patient audience; and strong project management skills. Please forward a cover letter w/your salary requirements, your resume & 3 writing samples to: HR, National Psoriasis Foundation, 6600 SW 92nd Ave, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97223; Fax ; E-mail Published in The Oregonian on 11/09
Writer. Formations, an exhibit design/build firm, is seeking an exper interpretive writer/researcher to join our team. For job description/contact info. go to www.formationsinc.com Published in The Oregonian on 11/09
Writer. Reading Instructional Designer & Writer. learning.com is now hiring. Please see job description at: www.learning.com Published in The Oregonian on 11/09
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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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