Click for Eugene, Oregon Forecast
Eugene, Oregon USA
Thought for today: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." Alvin Toffler
Last Week
Back Issues
Visit Proscenia

December 14 - Vol 2. No. 50

Up Front Sunday Morning NW:

It is the beginning of Winter break for many of our readers. We wish all a safe journey home to visit with family and friends over the holidays.

As we here in the northern hemisphere approach the shortest day of the year, it is time to look forward to spring and possible conferences and events to brighten our spirits. Here are three to consider.

Flashinthecan is a Canadian educational and inspirational festival dedicated to supporting and showcasing the Flash community of designers and developers in Canada. A three day event is now being planned for Toronto, Spring 2004. A subscription newsletter is available for those interested.

Meanwhile, the 11th Flashforward Conference and Flash Film Festival will be held in San Francisco 3-5 March, 2004. This is the oldest and largest Flash user conference in the world. It is designed to share the latest in design, development, education and inspiration.the conference includes 4 half-day in-depth Flash workshops, 24 one-hour seminars, 20 Q&A sessions, 17 "Ask the Experts" sessions and 11 Technology Showcase seminars. The Flash Film Festival and exhibition area round out the event.

The 3D Festival 2004 in Copenhagen (3-6 May 2004) is Europe’s largest convention and exhibition for the creative 3D industry involved in animation, post production, digital visual effects, games, architectural visualization and design. Featuring three conferences, a host of exciting events and Europe’s largest exhibition of products and services for the creative community, 3D Festival 2004 is a professional symposium for the international 3D industry.

Today's feature film promotions often include Internet resources of interest to students of multimedia. The Lord of The Rings is one web site example. Visit and check out the digital horse section and learn how the film's animation artists were able to create an army of virtual horses and warriors. Or, explore the techniques sound designers used while working on this film trilogy.

The Associate Press has publishing a set of interesting facts related to the "Lord of the Rings". Among them is that over the 7 years it took to produce the trilogy, 180 computer special-effect artists were employed and that 2,400 behind-the-scenes crew members were used at the height of production. Also, 3 million feet of film was shot during the production. By my calculations that is about 569 miles of film stock or about the distance between Seattle and the Oregon-California border!

Portland director Gus Van Sant's "Elephant" is now playing in theaters. Canadian soundscape composer Hildi Westerkamp was approached by Van Sant's office to use segments from her recorded work. She found the process of negotiating music rights a unique experience. I hope to write about her experiences in a future newsletter.

Women are under represented in the media industry. One organization to help create a sense of community for professionals is the Women In Animation International. It is a professional, non-profit organization established in 1994 to "foster the dignity, concerns and advancement of women who are involved in any and all aspects of the art and industry of animation."

The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and is the leading international honor for achievement in technology, creativity and individual achievement. The Academy is now accepting entries for the 8th Annual Webby Awards. Final deadline is December 19, 2003.

DOXA has announced that submissions for Vancouver's 2004 documentary film festival are now being accepted. The deadline for submissions is January 15th, and the festival will be held from May 25-30, 2004. You can download a print-friendly version of the entry form at the DOXA web site.

Today's fun web page is Mr. Picassohead.This clever site facilitates your becoming a Cubist painter where you create a work by moving facial parts -- eyes, hair, lips, ears, noses -- onto a canvas in the same fashion as snapping plastic parts onto a Mr. Potatohead doll. You can also colorize, rotate, and change the sizes of your image elements. You can save your masterpiece in the gallery, and email a link to your friends. You can also browse the gallery, which has close to 40,000 paintings in it at present.

GF ()

Web site header and icons by: Clandestino Productions
Photo of Eugene: by Ache Hernandez



Service Directory:

The Proscenia Newsletter offers a listing of services by subscribers. If you would like to include your web site please contact the editor at ., 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.

Chris 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.

Ideascape, Inc. Portland. Doug Freeman is an award-winning scriptwriter and producer for video, broadcast, film and multimedia. He works with government, commercial and non-profit clients nationwide on technical and non-technical productions.

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. Eugene Josh Taylor provides web design, animation, audio, digital art, illustration, photography and video services.

Troy Seattle. Mr. McFarland Specializes in 3D and motion graphic services for the film, video, and multimedia industry.

Add Your Web Site:()


RANDOM LINKS:Adding Audio To A Web Page

Random Links provides an opportunity to share online web resources. Listed sites may focus around a specific topic or be truly random. If you have a collection of hot links you'd like to share please let us know ().

This collection covers the topic of adding sound to web pages. We begin with basic techniques and then explore the use of streaming software and technology.

Basics: Embedding Sound Files in Web Pages

Adding a Background Sound to Your Web Page.This page also explores the very basics of adding background sound to a web page using the tag, the tag, or the tag. There are advantages and disadvantages to each technique.

Adding sound to your web page.This is a nicely written and illustrated page that explains sound and midi formats for web pages.

Bringing Sound into Your Web Pages. A tutorial that discusses hardware, software, copying and linking sound files, and making sound files automatically play. Three of the more common sound files for web pages are .wav, .mid or .midi, and au. One advantage to using a midi file is that midi files are much smaller and therefore it takes less time to download them. Midi files can only contain background (instrumental) music. Both au. files and .wav can contain any type of sounds (eg., vocal, background).

Hear Ye, Hear Ye A three part series on integrating audio with web pages. This is a more in-depth discussion about sound, sound editing programs, and the integration of audio into web page design. Web audio is moving past the lunatic fringe into the mainstream, with technologies such as Real Audio, which lets folks broadcast and receive talk shows, concerts, and recorded music over the Internet. Emerging audio file format standards such as MP3 catch headlines as folks prepare to use these resources on the Internet.

So You Want To Add Sound? Putting It On Your Page.This site gets you prepared to record a message, record something, and then prepare everything and upload it to your hosting service. Then add the code to your page to get it running.

Tips, Tricks, How-To, and Beyond: Adding sound into a web page.This tutorial was written in 1998 and focuses on the very basics of inserting sound into a web page. It explores the use of two tags for adding sound to your document, the tag tag.

The play the background sound from your page. That is when visitor visit your page, the sound will automatically play. The tag is slightly different, you can use its attribute to select playing sound when the page is loaded or give the users an option to click whether they would like to hear the sound.

Advanced Techniques: Streaming, Flash, and Dreamweaver

Adding Streaming Audio Files. Streaming media, such as RealAudio sound files are a great way to enhance to your Web site, but there are some specific items that are required in order to put them up and have them work correctly a.) server software that supports streaming media, and b.)file types that can be streamed.

Adding Professional Audio to Your Site.Just about anyone, for as little as $10.00 per month depending on the file size and bandwidth usage, can create, upload and link streaming audio. It truly is as simple as uploading your media file and linking it to your site.  Anyone with an audio sound card and microphone can create their own professional audio. This site explains how.

Getting Started with Flash. A selection of tutorials and demonstrations related to the use of flash sound. A comprehensive site for those familiar with Flash.

Flash Sound Tutorials. This site includes the following tutorials:
Beginner (3 files to view)
Getting started with Flash for interactive audio
Advanced (13 files to view)
Advanced techniques for interactive Flash Audio
FLA files (0 files to view)
Raw .FLA files that can be used as examples of how to do interactive Flash Audio
FlashSound API (10 files to view)

Using Flash to add sound to a Web page. "The tutorials in this series use both Flash and Dreamweaver to add audio to a Web page. They each use one kind of audio, MP3 (Motion Picture Experts Group Audio), which is embedded in a SWF file in Flash and then played or controlled in Dreamweaver. Other audio formats (such as WAV for Windows or AIFF for Macintosh) can also be added to the SWF file. Sound files, which come in a variety of formats, are handled differently and inconsistently by different browsers and on different computers. For some measure of predictability and control, users can bring audio into Dreamweaver by first inserting it into a SWF file (created by Macromedia Flash). The SWF file will be played with the Flash plug-in, which comes with most browsers. Flash is a streaming technology, so audio files can start playing even before the entire file has been completely downloaded."

General Interest:

Audio Tutorials. Provides links to hundreds of tutorial sites covering most aspects of web based and interactive audio.

The Interactive Audio Special Interest Group. (IA-SIG) exists to allow developers of audio software, hardware, and content to freely exchange ideas about "interactive audio". The goal of the group is to improve the performance of interactive applications by influencing hardware and software design, as well as leveraging the combined skills of the audio community to make better tools.

The Secret Guide to RealAudio. Provides insight into the use of RealAudio and the possibilities of integrating it into web site design.


Visit the Proscenia Random Links Archive



On September 20, 1952, at 4:30pm, Portland station KPTV aired its first telecast. My family was ready in that we had purchased a 17-inch black and white TV set in anticipation of this new medium. What a change television brought to our home. The living room was rearranged so everyone had a good view of the TV screen and the radio to which we had listened nightly became increasing unused.

Color television would be a few years off. But we had purchased a TV set that could be adapted to color when it became available. It was thought at the time, that the CBS color system would be the future.Our set was designed to be switched to color when it became available. However, a competitive system developed by RCA won the early color wars and we were left without color set for a number of years.

I saw my first color television set in a Seattle store window the year color broadcasting began in 1954. It was just an amazing experience as was my first viewing of black and white TV. Sets were expensive and it would not be until the the middle 1960's that my parents purchased their first color set.

Today, we have yet another opportunity to experience a new revolution in the delivery and viewing of Television. The US Government has mandated that High Definition television be in place by the year 2007. Currently, as with the introduction of color, there are limited programs being broadcast for viewing. As with early color, High Definition TV sets are expensive to purchase. However, as with color, as more programs are produced in High Definition, and more sets are produced, the cost of switching from the analog TV of today to the digital High Definition TV of tomorrow will quickly take place.

High Definition Television uses advanced digital technology rather than analog for the broadcasting of television material. A HDTV image contains five time more information than that of a standard TV and includes CD-quality sound.

The shape of the TV image has changed with the introduction of HDTV. The current system has a screen ratio of 4:3. The new HDTV screen ratio is 16:9. It is big, wide, and accommodating of most any adventure film produced today.

The HDTV set is capable of displaying 1080i or 730p resolution. The 1080i stands for resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and the little 'i' means that the video is being interlaced.The 720p stands for resolution of 1280x720 pixels and the 'p' means that the video is in progressive format. What you see is a brilliantly clear image with the finest of details made visible.

There are basically three types of viewing screens used today. There is the currently used CRT (cathode ray tube). These tubes are most frequently used in the rear screen projection sets now available for HDTV with a 60 inch model.

The LCD screen uses the same technology as that in a notebook computer screen and can be very thin. The largest LCD screen now available produces an image bright enough to be viewed in a lighted room.

The plasma screen is the dream of many who hang it on the wall as if a piece of art. A 60 inch screen is expensive but fills that vision of a painting size TV screen.

In addition to a HDTV screen you need a receiver. These vary in cost. An additional decoder is needed if you are on a cable system and most services will lease a combination of receiver and decoder as part of a digital package.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has ordered broadcasters to phase out analog programming and replace it with HDTV digital by January 1, 2007. Analog broadcasting may remain in some areas if less that 85 percent of viewers have digital receivers.So, for most of us, three years from now we may have to replace our current television sets.

We will see many changes in television broadcasting between now and the end of the decade. Media production will also change. We who produce video will need to replace our cameras and editing equipment as the move to HDTV makes our current tools obsolete. Already, there is at least one prosumer HDTV camera on the market and more will follow.For more information see How Stuff Works: HDTV.

Visit the Proscenia Discussion Topic Archive


FEATURED SCHOOL: School of Film and Television at Chapman

The School of Film and Television at Chapman University,in Orange, California, is founded on "... a singular commitment to helping today's creative young people find and bring to the screen the stories that have meaning in their lives."  

We do this in an environment built on collaboration: the foundation of success in the creative arts of film and television.  Although it's technically possible for one person to make a film today, the best creative work is a team effort.  So we are committed to helping our students learn to work with other creative people to draw upon each individual's strengths. 

At Chapman, we believe there are three key components to learning how to make great films: students need to watch films, make films, and talk about films.  Watching films means learning the history of film language.  It means learning how images communicate.  Making films is, of course, what everyone expects to do when they come to film school.  And talking about films?  Well, we bring major Hollywood artists to campus to talk to students about what they do.  We give you the opportunity to do all of these things and encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity."

Text and Image Source: The School of Film and Television at Chapman University web site.




The following news items are from The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1.) This publication is distributed on line and is a free subscription service.

Download Accelerator Plus 7 [Windows Operating System] This latest version of Download Accelerator will be most welcomed by those individuals who may have become frustrated by long download times for various files, whether they be audio, video, or large pdf attachments. Some of the new features in this latest version include a preview pane for previewing downloads of music and video files, an advanced management system for tracking downloads, and a built-in media center for convenient organization of all types of media files. The website for the program is quite helpful, as it contains even more information about the program and a place to send feedback. This latest version of Download Accelerator is compatible with all systems running Windows 95 and higher. [KMG]

Nisus Thesaurus 1.0.3 [Macintosh Operating System] While many applications feature a dictionary, this latest application will come in handy for those who have been searching for a quality thesaurus to add to their bevy of computer tools. Nisus Thesaurus can be used in any services enabled application and it contains over 120,000 words and a built-in glossary. Even better is the fact that when users look for any given word, the Nisus Thesaurus will show related words in six different categories. This application is compatible with all systems running Mac OS X. [KMG]


The following news items are selected from NewsScanDaily an online publication distributed Monday through Friday. Readers are encouraged to subscribe to this free news summary.To subscribe or unsubscribe to the TEXT version of NewsScan Daily, send an e-mail message to with 'subscribe' or 'unsubscribe' in the subject line. To subscribe to the HTML version of NewsScan Daily, send mail to , with the word 'subscribe' as the subject.

BARRIERS TO WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY. Ilene H. Lang says that "the barriers and demands of the high-tech industry are very similar to those of traditional industries. What is surprising is that in an industry that thinks of itself as a meritocracy, women and men both perceive a lack of acceptance of women. " Lang is president of Catalyst, a non-profit organization aimed at the advancement of women in business. A new report by that organizations urges companies to address the barriers to advancement by including women in career development programs, providing opportunities for interacting with other successful women, and fostering more flexibility. (San Jose Mercury News 12 Nov 2003)

SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS FACE 500-FOOT-HIGH VIRTUAL BILLBOARD. Participants at this week's World Summit on the Information Society will be greeted by a 500-foot-high laser-light display that will beam thousands of SMS messages onto a wall of water formed by the shooting jets of Lake Geneva's Jet d'Eau, the world's tallest fountain. Internet users will be able to post their messages almost instantly onto the fountain display, or onto the northern façade of the U.N. building in New York, a mountain face in Rio de Janiero, or the front of a Bombay skyscraper. It's all part of the Helloworld Project, the brainchild of Swiss Web designer Johannes Gees, and is similar to a smaller version he debuted at the 2001 World Economic Forum in Davos. "The idea is to use the media to allow people to get their message across to powerful people," says Gees. "With this project's intervention into public space, I give people who don't have money the power to be present in a big, visible way." Requests from governments to edit the messages have been refused, although Gees says his 12 multilingual editors will screen out messages with personal insults, commercial content, racism or sexism. He's also discouraging people from sending "Hi, Mom!"-type messages. ( 8 Dec 2003),1282,61103,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_3

TECHNOLOGY FOR THE WORLD: 'SHOW US THE MONEY' Delegates to a three-day U.N. summit on the Information Society want to get the Internet, telephones and other communications to at least half the world's inhabitants by 2015, but one skeptical Kenyan aid worker says, "There have been many initiatives, summits, declarations, very many commitments on text that have yet to be actualized. They need to put down money." One conference organizer estimates that it will take more than $6billion to extend phones and the Internet to all corners of the world. A U.S. aid agency, the Overseas Private Investment Corp., pledged $400 million in loans and loan guarantees for U.S. companies that invest overseas in yet-to-be-determined digital divide projects. The European Union has indicates it will give additional funds, but isn't ready to commit or to say how much. (AP/Washington Post 11 Dec 2003)

SKULL PHONES Two Japanese cell phone companies are making handsets that send vibrationsthrough the human skull to relay sound. One is the Sanyo TS41, which works as a regular cell phone when the folding handset is opened, but can also be placed next to the user's face, allowing tiny vibrations from the phone to travel through bones in the face to the ear. Another new handset of this kind comes from NTT DoCoMo, which takes the form of a wristband with a microphone and earphone in it. Vibrations sent to the ear are converted by the brain into sound. (AP/USA Today 12 Dec 2003)

PC USERS SEEK SOUNDS OF SILENCE. A small but growing niche market is developing for very quiet PCs, fueled by consumers who are fed up with the noise pollution caused by ever-louder fans cooling ever-more-powerful computer components. "Progressively, PCs have been getting louder and louder over the years," says business owner Paul Holstein, who recently switched all his company's computers over to quiet models. "I just snapped. If you can hear the PC through your walls from the bedroom, you've got a problem." Holstein checked with, which specializes in building nearly silent PCs. Other companies offering very quiet PCs include Tranquil PC in the UK and SilentPC in the Netherlands. And while mainstream PC makers such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard market some PCs as quieter than others, a lot of Endpcnoise's business comes from retrofitting those models with noise-stifling accessories. Through the use of a specially designed quiet power unit and a slower-spinning CPU fan, combined with a larger PC case made of insulated material and specially designed cables to maximize airflow, very quiet PCs can achieve noise levels as low as 25 or 26 decibels (a human's lowest hearing threshold is generally thought to be about 20 decibels while a quiet bedroom clocks in at about 30 Db). (Reuters/ 10 Nov 2003)

SIGN OF THE TIMES. Jennicam -- that edgy, avant garde Web site that provided a 24-hour peek into the life of one-time DC resident Jennifer Ringley -- is folding up shop a the end of this year. Although Ringley hasn't divulged why she's shutting off the cameras, online payment service PayPal could be the culprit. Ringley charges $15 a year to tune in, and PayPal recently closed her account, citing a company ban on "the sale of items for mature audiences" (viewers were occasionally able to catch Ringley in the buff as she went about her daily routine). One long-time Jennicam fan expressed regret at the site's demise: "In a sense I'd like to have maintained the surveillance for the rest of her lifeas a sociological experiment and a life-narrative art project." At her peak, Ringley claimed an average 100 million visitors per week. Maybe they all just found something better to do. (Washington Post 7 Dec 2003)

APOLOGY TO HAITIANS FROM MAKERS OF GRAND THEFT AUTO. The video game company that makes Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which features dialogue urging players to "kill all the Haitians," has apologized to the Haitian community and promised to delete the offensive dialogue from new copies of the game. (New York Times 10 Dec 2003)

THE NEW ECONOMY IS BACK -- BUT NOT THE JOBS. The latest economic indicators -- rising productivity, fewer jobs -- could signal a vindication for all those IT managers who spent big bucks on technology improvements in the last decade, says Fortune columnist David Kirkpatrick: "We may be entering the second great technology boom. The first one, of the late '90s, was a boom in expectations, which pushed up stock valuations and investor enthusiasm in the belief that the new technologies born of the Internet would fundamentally transform the economyContrary to what over-eager investors thought in the '90s, the users of the technology, not the producers, will be the bigger beneficiaries." Comparing today's corporate processes with those existing the last time the U.S. emerged from a recession, there are striking differences. Today, most large manufacturers have built a significant, sophisticated enterprise resource planning (ERP) infrastructure to automate the supply chain and provide real-time data on inventory and profits. E-commerce is now routine -- both for manufacturing giants and for consumers. Communication among workers both within corporations and between companies is now automated via e-mail and Web portals, speeding the implementation of corporate edicts and the fulfillment of business orders. Meanwhile the casualty of all this efficiency has been jobs -- about 2 million eliminated in the last two years in the U.S. as companies streamline processes and outsource functions to overseas workers. And that's not likely to change, says Kirkpatrick, who warns, "To keep your job in this new world, you'd better be doing something that benefits from a digitized economy." ( 4 Dec 2003)

CONGRESS PASSES ANTI-SPAM BILL. Congress has passed anti-spam legislation that would supplant tougher anti-spam laws already passed in some states. The bill encourages the Federal Trade Commission to create a do-not-spam list of e-mail addresses and includes penalties for spammers of up to five years in prison. The legislation would prohibit senders of unsolicited commercial e-mail from disguising their identities by using a false return address or misleading subject line, and would require them to let recipients say they do not want future mass mailings. (Los Angeles Times 9 Dec 2003)



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.

The BBC has announced the Vision Design Competition that helps talented designers at the start of their careers gain an introduction into the film & television industry. Successful applicants have the opportunity to gain practical experience within their chosen design discipline and are invited to apply for the Vision Design Trainee Scheme. Entry submissions must be received between April 12 - 23,2004.


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.

JULY, 2004

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.



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 extremely 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. provides an excellent overview of the following career options and links to possible jobs.

- Cinematographer
- Copywriter
- Creative Writer
- Editor
- Graphic Designer
- Photographer
- PhotoJournalist
- Sound/Recording Engineer
- Studio Musician
- Technical Writer

Landing Your Dream Job in Computer Graphics:
Steps you should take to get the ultimate computer graphics job. By Mark Swain. A nice clearly written guide to professional opporutnities in web design, game development, and television and video.




JOB BOARDS. Click and go directly to a listing of jobs - no need for searching.

Animation Job Board: Animation World Network. This site provides continuiously updated listings of international jobs in the field of animation. Check it out.

Computer Game Design Job Board. This site is provided by 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


Computer Aided Design Instructor. Knowledge of SolidWorks preferred. Teach 12-18 year olds in our nonprofit education programs. Part or full time. Send resume to: Center for Appropriate Transport, 455 W. 1st Ave, Eugene, OR 97401. Location: OR Date: 12/14/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Computer Information Technology Consultant 1. UO Educational & Community Supports. Responsible for providing computer support to faculty and staff. Requires knowledge and skills of technology and information systems as generally obtained through an associate's degree in information systems, or related fields, or similar certified course work in applicable fields of study and at least one year of related work experience; at least 3 years experience involving both network and staff technical support; demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Windows server and desktop operating system software, Office applications, and computer troubleshooting and maintenance; good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Salary $1947 - $2895 monthly. Application and supplemental questionnaire available at Human Resources, 463 Oregon Hall (corner of 13th and Agate), on the web at: Phone , TTY Application deadline 1/5/04. AA/EO/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.Location: OR Date: 12/14/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Information Systems Management. Full-time position, Eugene, OR. Oregon Research Institute, a nationally recognized non-profit, behavior sciences research center seeks a self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills, who can apply innovative technological strategies and sound business principles in support of organizational mission and goals. The successful candidate will report directly to the Executive Director and participate in the administrative management team. The position acts as the organization's IT Manager and is responsible for long-range technology planning, including new and upgraded systems on all platforms to maximize user productivity. The individual will demonstrate competencies in planning, facilitation of decision-making, budgeting, personnel management, and day-to-day computer operational support in a multiple platform academic environment. The individual is expected to possess excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Expertise in systems operations and networking. The successful candidate will have BA in computer science or data processing, and 6 years of experience in management including demonstrated skills in successfully supervising department personnel or equivalent. For application and full job description: Oregon research Institute, 1715 Franklin Blvd., Eugene, OR 97403. Fax ; Web Page for info about ORI and full job description: Deadline: NOON 12/29/03. EEO Location: OR Date: 12/14/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Internet Technical Support 40 Hours per week Computer skills with Macintosh, Windows & Linux desired; Internet background; strong troubleshooting skills. Specific background in Technical Support a plus. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. Must be capable of physical demands of the job, including keyboard operation & use of telephone &headset unit. Must have excellent customer service & communications skills, the ability to help customers via telephone & have a team-player attitude. CLOSE DATE: Fri. Jan 2nd, 2004 Send Resume to: CMC.NET, c/o Manager, PO Box 71607, Eugene, OR 97401. Or Email ASCII format resume to No Phone Inquiries Drug screening is a Pre-Employment requirement. Chambers Communications Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Location: OR Date: 12/14/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene

Videographer - Seeking news photographer to create audio and video stories in the field and finalize the editing process for local NBC affiliate. Prefer prior experience as tv photographer/reporter. College degree preferred. Submit resume to Human Resources, KMTR-TV, 3825 International Court, Springfield, OR 97477 prior to 12/24/03. No phone calls. EOE. Location: OR Date: 12/14/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)


Business Development/Marketing. firm needs organized, articulate & motivated prof w/ stong communication & Desk- top skills to write proposals & coord w-A/E firms. A resume to: Published in The Oregonian on 12/14

Computer Programmers. Minimum 2 yrs of experience with Sybase and Powerbuilder. Also looking for individuals with Visual Basic and SQL Server.Oracle Programmer Experience with 9I, Portal Technology, Access and Web DesignIT Project Management Minimum 3 years experience in project management. Experience with Access, VB, .NET, application development & client servers. People with Disabilities highly encouraged to apply!If interested, please fax resume immediately to Brandy at or email: Published in The Oregonian on 12/14

Desktop Publishing. Desire versatility? This job has it! Answer telephone, file, take orders, and assemble glass rod sample packs. This individual must also be familiar with the world of desktop publishing. Take digital photos, create articles, and promotional material. Familiarity with PC based Photoshop and colored borosilicate glass a plus. Medical/dental coverage and vacation program provided after 3 months. Send resume to: Northstar Glassworks, Inc., PO Box 230488, Tigard, OR 97, fax . Published in The Oregonian on 12/14
Editor Managing Editor.At OSF we believe that diverse ideas, cultures and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the nation and enrich our insights into the work we present on stage. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, including play selection, casting, marketing and public relation efforts, education programs, strategic recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors. We are seeking a team-oriented manager to oversee our publications department. The ideal candidate must have 5+ years of experience managing, writing, and editing a broad range of publications, as well as supervising editors and proofreaders, and coordinating the work of graphic designers, photographers, and printers. She or he will also possess a broad-based understanding of theatre. Each year OSF presents a nine-month season of 11 plays in three theatres, plus numerous ancillary activities. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. To respond, send a cover letter, resume, and samples of published work by Dec. 31, 2003, to Janeen Olsen, Director of Marketing and Communications, OSF, PO Box 158, Ashland, OR 97520, or email: Published in The Oregonian on 12/14

Digital Prepress Manager. Requires exp in mgt, motivation, and development of work flows in a high volume fast paced environment. Must be fluent with Pagemaker in Design, Photoshop, and other standard DTP graphics software. Must be willing to work swing shift. Email resumes or Fax Published in The Oregonian on 12/12

Graphics. Ivey Imaging seeking Project Managers for day & swing shifts. Must be energetic, self motivated, able to work independently or with a team and possess good decision making skills. Responsible for coordinating, organizing & overseeing multiple projects through all phases of production. Min 2-4 yrs exp coordinating client projects in following: Prepress, large format, display, photo. Skilled in Microsoft Office, Quark, Illustrator, & Photoshop. Typing, excellent verbal, written & interpersonal skills a must. Able to work OT and wknds as needed. Rich compensation pkg. Fax resume to Kaci Freeman Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 12/14

Graphic Design. Michaels of Oregon needs an enthusiastic team player to design collateral, packaging and point of purchase materials. Qualified candidates will have a solid background in designing creative, sales-winning marketing pieces. Good layout techniques, ability to graphically illustrate concepts and pre-press experience are essential. Must have Quark, Illustrator, Photoshop, and web design skills. Michaels of Oregon provides a competitive salary and benefits package. If you are ready to join a winning team, please submit cover letter and resume, including salary history, and two samples of artwork to by Dec. 21. Equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Published in The Oregonian on 12/14

Graphic Design/Advertising. Twin County Credit Union is seeking an advertising and graphic design professional to fill a newly created FT position on our Marketing team.Reporting directly to the Marketing Manager, this specialist supports all of our marketing and member communication endeavors through advertising design and production. The Advertising and Communications Specialist works closely with other staff members to provide marketing collateral that will encourage new memberships and new account relationships with existing members. Helps develop a consistent look in our facili- ties, through direct mail and other advertising mediums and through special promotions at schools and Preferred Partner businesses.Candidates must have verifiable experience writing and designing marketing materials including brochures, statement inserts and other printed items. Must also have ability to maintain and enhance effectiveness of in-facility displays and collateral marketing materials. Should have familiarity with multi-media and web de- sign, and be able to work closely with IT staff to ensure effectiveness of electronic media. Physical demands include ability to operate a motor vehicle, lift and carry materials, and to climb ladders to assist with placement of banners, etc. Preferred qualifications include a four-year degree in Marketing or Graphic Design or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Twin County Credit Union offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. You may obtain an application form at any TCCU location or download an application from our website Mail completed applications to: HR Manager, PO Box 718, Olympia, WA 98507. Fax . Published in The Oregonian on 12/14

Graphic Designer. NEW SEASONS MARKET Join us for the ultimate grocery store experience! We are a friendly, fun workplace and are known for legendary quality and customer service. We offer a positive work environment and great benefits. Seeking graphic designer to assist with print production, development of marketing materials and store signage, and maintenance of company brand and identity. Experience in natural foods and/or retail environments helpful. Must have 2 years graphic design experience or equivalent education. Successful candidate will be: a proactive problem solver able to meet regular deadlines strong & positive communicator comfortable in a team environ Required exp working with: Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator QuarkXPress or InDesign Adobe Acrobat Send resume & completed application by 12/27/03: New Seasons Market Attn: Creative Services Mgr 5320 NE 33rd Avenue Portland, OR 97211 Application available for download at: Published in The Oregonian on 12/14

Graphic Designer - Interactive Artist. We are looking for a talented Graphic Designer / Interactive Artist to join Pop Art’s Creative Team. He/she should possess proven design abilities (3+ years agency experience recommended). The ability to comprehend strategic directives and conceptualize visual solutions that communicate clients’ messaging is a large part of the Designers life. Carrying a design forward through implementation and execution are the other responsibilities of a Graphic Designer. Visit Pop Art for more information about our company.

Graphic Production. Experience in the production of tradeshow graphics using large format inkjet printers, pressure sensitive and thermal laminators. The cutting and application of vinyl materials and experience using Illustrator, PhotoShop, Freehand, Onyx.Send cover letter, resume and salary history to: PPI HR/Graphic Production 11601 SE Foster Road Portland, OR 97266 Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 12/14Pringting Digital Prepress Manager. Requires exp in mgt, motivation, and development of work flows in a high volume fast paced environment. Must be fluent with Pagemaker in Design, Photoshop, and other standard DTP graphics software. Must be willing to work swing shift. Email resumes or Fax Published in The Oregonian on 12/14

Printing Pre-Press in MacIntosh environment. Quark Express & PhotoShop a must. Illustrator a Plus. Exper w/web design helpful. 2 yrs exper. Good typing skills, reliable, flexible. Mon thru Fri, some Saturdays. PT to start. FAX resume & references to: or E-mail to: Published in The Oregonian on 12/14Software Developers. Rentrak Corporation is an International technology leader in the video industry with headquarters in Portland. We're looking for talented Software Development Project Coordinator to add to our team. We are open source friendly, use test-first development, and practice pair programming. The successful candidate must have Project Management or equivalent experience in software development and strong communication/organization skills. Experience with Unix/Linux, relational databases, and webbased development is a plus. Please send your resume to 7700 NE Ambassador Pl, Portland, OR 97220 Attn: H.R./P. Coord. You may also fax your information to 503/ or email at . No phone calls please. Equal Employment Oppotunity/Affirmative Action Published in The Oregonian on 12/14


I'm currently limiting Newsletter job searching to Oregon and South West Washington. However, for those interested in positions elsewhere in the Northwest may I recommend the following:

America's Job Bank.Provides a simple search engine that generates a number of NorthWest jobs. Try, for example, typing in Seattle and using as a keyword photoshop, graphics, web design, or video. Be sure to select the Arts, Design, Entertainment, Media category.

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.


Subscriber Notes:

If you would like to receive a weekly Newsletter publication reminder and content overview e-mail us at and write subscribe in the subject area. As always,if you would like to be removed from this list please let us know.No address is distributed or used in anyway except for weekly notification of the current newsletter.

Back issues of the Proscenia Newsletter are now online. Please let others interested in multimedia and communication know about this publication.

The mission of this newsletter is to share news and views with the multimedia community. The use of copyrighted material must be cleared with copyright owners. The Newsletter Discussion Topic section of is copyrighted by Proscenia Interactive ©2003. Proscenia Interactive is not responsible for content found at linked sites.

Proscenia Resources:

We provide the following resources on our web site as a service to the media community. Please let us know of additional information so that we can keep these pages active and up-to-date.

  • Discussions. Beginning with the January, 2003, issue of this Newsletter we added a discussion section to encourage readers to explore a variety of issues related to working in multimedia. Here is an archive of those discussion topics.
  • Eugene Media Production Studios. Proscenia Interactive is located in Eugene, Oregon. We have listed other production activity within the city for benefit of local students and others interested in media development within this region.
  • Image Search and Database.Online resources provide a great library of references images often needed when drawing. This page has numerous image search engines as well as links to library collections. Note that most of the images you find are copyrighted and should only be used for reference.
  • Informational Resources. This page has been contributed by multimedia instructor Todd Kesterson at the University of Oregon. It provides links to informational resource for students and others interested in multimedia and communication.
  • Job Search Resources for Careers In Multimedia. A special collection of search engines related to media and communication careers. Search for jobs around the world.
  • Oregon Media Associations.This page identifies current professional organizations within the state involved in media communications and production. Many offer membership opportunities through which individuals can begin their professional networking.
  • Random Links. Each week the Proscenia Newsletter features collections of links related to multimedia. This is an archive collection of the Random Links column.