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December 28, 2003 - Vol. 2, No. 52.
(Abbreviated Holiday Edition)

Up Front Sunday Morning NW:

In early 2001, Proscenia initiated the posting of a weekly e-mail news and job summary to Interns and others with whom we had worked. That posting soon became an e-mail newsletter. Others, in addition to our staff, asked if they could subscribe and we started a mailing list to accommodate those requests.Then on October 5, 2003 we moved to a web-based publication that made this weekly publication accessible to anyone.

This is the 52nd edition of the Proscenia Newsletter. We celebrate a year of growth and development. We now send out a weekly Sunday publication reminder to over one hundred subscribers and further notification to over 600 others via various listservs.

In one of the early newsletter editions, I quoted an individual who had expressed his concern about the future of the computer graphics and entertainment industry. Scott Shubert wrote,"Computer graphics, particularly in film and entertainment is an art form and can be used to communicate meaningful ideals that help to elevate our collective consciousness. If the industry would focus on creating movies and video games that have visionary themes of higher worlds, these images would certainly have a profound effect on society."(1) It has been Proscenia's objective to reflect this ideal in both our media projects and in the weekly writing of this publication.

This Newsletter is an opportunity to share resources and ideas with a world-wide community of media developers and users - especially young people beginning their careers. We offer this publication free, without commercial advertising, to anyone who logs onto this Internet site. Furthermore, we open this Newsletter to those who want to participate in this vision of community through the contribution of articles, tutorials, or information of value to media designers and producers.

We invite you to explore the Proscenia Newsletter archive and discover the wealth of information that has accumulated over the year.And, also, checkout other Proscenia Interactive web site resources for useful material.

We look forward to the year 2004 with optimism about the future of the digital arts for information and entertainment. Happy New Year to all!

Here is an item that reflects the spirit of sharing information. Dr. David Moursund, Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon has published his latest book, Introduction to Information and Communication Technology in Education, on the Internet.The 127 page book is designed for use in a first or second computers in education course for preservice and inservice K-12 teachers. The entire book is available in the PDF format which you can download and print without charge. The Preface and initial chapter are available in HTML.

The Portland International Film Festival (February 12-28) is looking for volunteers to help with everything from ticket-taking to transportation. If you'd like to volunteer and also receive a free ticket to the festival you can apply online or e-mail .

MAIL BAG: It is always good to hear from readers.

"I just want to express my thanks for your excellent work compiling and distributing information through Proscenia -- a valuable, succinct and thoughtful collection." TP, Canada

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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.

Australian Sound Design Project. A sound design and arts site with access to hundreds of  published sound designs, articles, papers, bibliographical searches, and funding links and  free shareware. The ASDP publishes an informative newsletter on sound issues

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.

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RANDOM LINKS:Online Games - Just for Fun

Family games might be fun New Years if staying in for the night. Ken Loge recommends these online games that were shared with readers of the George Town News.You won't find "Mountain Quest Hero" or "Race Track Fanatic" here. But the selection does provide a glimpse into a form of game design that can be entertaining and informative for children of all ages.

First In Flight.It is the anniversary year of the Wright Brother's first powered flight. Hop on board and take a virtual flight. The first airplane wasn't an easy craft to fly and this simulation provides the thrills of trying to fly it. The controls have been simplified but watch out for that rudder!

GEO United States Edition.This is a geography game which uses a series of puzzles designs to intrigue and teach you about people, place, and things as they relate to their locations around the world. This particular game focuses on the United States.

Puzzle Maker. Select one of three levels of difficulty - Easy, Hard, Medium. Smaller pieces maker a harder puzzel.Once a puzzle is generated you can drag and drop the pieces into place.

7x7. A fast paced puzzle game combining color and pattern recognition. The object is to trade pieces on a board until there is only one shape and color of each pie in any of the rows or columns of the playing board grid.

SWAP. A fast paced puzzle game that matches memory with pattern recognition. Just remembering the location of a piece is only half the battle.

These games are provided by 3DSouth a Visualization and Media Marketing company specializing in marketing and the promotion of consumer products. You'll find other online games at their site that might be fun to explore. Shockwave is a required plugin.

Random Links provides an opportunity to share online web resources. If you have a collection of hot links you'd like to share please let us know ().

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DISCUSSION:Nine Pioneer Documentary Filmmakers Who Made A Difference

A debate as to what constitutes a documentary film has gone on for over 50 years.One most often associates the documentary with the non-fictional representation of an event that is sequential, objective, and accurate. But this may be too simple a definition.

Each time a filmmaker places the viewfinder to the eye and activates the camera, subjective decisions are made as what to include and exclude within the shot. Even the decision as to when to turn the camera on or off defines the amount of time a viewer will experience of an event. No film is totally objective because subjectivity begins with framing and continues through the editing process.

Editing facilitates the telling of a story. Arranging and rearranging shots are the again the result of a filmmaker's decision as how to best to present an event. Editing enhances the telling process. So does the writing of a narrative or the use of music and sound design.

And, of course, there is the use of dramatization that we often see in TV documentaries. Is a film a documentary if incidents important to telling the story are recreated through the use of actual persons or actors? What if scenes are staged for the convenience of the camera?

Are documentary films accurate reflections of reality? No, but people, places, and every day events are the substance upon which the documentary film is based. Ordinary people and events in the world are the assets the film maker uses to tell a story.

There are many questions as to what makes a documentary film.What is important to remember is that a documentary film represents the perspective of the individual or team who made it. It is through the filmmaker's eye and thought process that we experience the world.

The documentary became a powerful form of communication in the first half of the last century. There are many individuals who pioneered the medium but perhaps the following nine have remained best known over time for their contribution to the genre. Each has stretched the boundaries of the documentary film. Some have followed the strict concept of documenting reality with the camera. Others have used reality as the bases to create a new interpretation of time and place. Follow the provided links to learn more about each of these unique individuals.

Shirley Clarke. Clarke planned to become a choreographer but the complex movements of her dancers led her to explore the possibilities of capturing those movements on film. Filming dance led her to a career of film directing. Clarke won an Oscar for her 1962 documentary Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World. Clarke did her final movie making on videotape, blazing creative trails for the MTV generation; she has also taught film courses at UCLA.

Maya Deren. I've included Deren in this documentary section because she creatively used "reality" as the bases for her films in the 1950’s. Her work initiated an important discussion about blurred boundaries between fact and fiction. She was not afraid to alter the presentation of material through editing and film techniques such as the use of slow motion cinematography. Deren argued that ‘if we accept the proposition that even the selected placing of the camera is an exercise of conscious creativity, then there is no such thing as a documentary film--in the sense of an objective rendition of reality’. See also: Maya Deren by Wendy Haslem. Deren wrote, “Cinematography: the creative use of reality,” an article worth reading as we move into into an era of digital art and the manipulation of reality.

Robert Flaherty. Students of documentary are familiar with titles such as "Nanook of the North", "Moana", "Man of Aran" and "The Louisiana Story".Flaherty was able to capture the human spirit and make it visible on the screen. See also Robert Flaherty Seminars and Robert Flaherty a biography by Paul Roth and edited by Jay Ruby.

John Grierson. Grierson is considered the father of the documentary film. He was the founder of the British documentary movement in the 1930's and is given credit for coining the term "documentary film". He became the National Film Board of Canada's first film commissioner and was involved in establishing the NFB as a world respected organization. See also: John Grierson

Joris Ivens. Ivens is one of the great pioneers of the documentary.His life bridges a major portion of film history. His pioneering work in the documentary film combined a striking aesthetic with intense personal and political involvement. This site includes an informational archive about his work.

Humphrey Jennings Jennings is bet remembered for his British wartime films such as the 1943 "Fires Were Started" that focused on the efforts of London's firemen to battle the bomb caused fires that sweep through the city. See also: Introduction to Humphrey Jennings.

Pare Lorentz. Lorentz is an American pioneer of documentary film. After Lorentz’s The River won first prize for documentaries at the 1938 Venice Film Festival President Franklin Roosevelt invited him to establish a government film unit to produce and distribute documentary films focusing on national issues. Lorentz's revolutionary use of the documentary format inspired other groups in the 1930's as a means to transmit social and political messages. His films are often praised for their lyrical vision, editing, and the use of music composed for documentary film.

Margaret Mead. Mead used the motion picture as a recording tool to document much of her ethnographic and anthropological research.In 1925 she set out for American Samoa, where she did her first field work, focusing on adolescent girls. During the 1950's she produced a number of films with her husband Gregory Bateson. The Library of Congress has The Margaret Mead Collection which consists largely of field footage taken on expeditions in Bali and Papua New Guinea from 1936 to 1965.

Willard Van Dyke.(PDF) Van Dyke was a photographer before moving to New York in 1935 to begin a career as a filmmaker. His work soon became recognized with the social documentary in the United States. He believed that film "could change the world." One of his best known films was "The City" which explored new possibilities for urban design. Source: Arizona State University Library.

Reference: Chronology of Documentary History. Spans the time frame from Eadweard Muybridge's sequential photographs of horses in motion to the reality shows of the 21st century. Source: UC Berkeley.

Illustration: Field Workers by Gabriel Guzman

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FEATURED STUDIO:Cowie and Fox, Vancouver B.C.

Cowie and Fox is a Vancouver, B.C., Canada production house specializing in design, interactive media, photography, and broadcast services. The firm provides script writing, producing, casting, video and audio engineering, special effects and post-production services.Cowie and Fox is knowing for its website design, CD-ROM/DVD authoring and online promotions. The firm is currently looking for web designers so be sure to check out the employment page.




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WAL-MART ENTERS INTERNET MUSIC BUSINESS Wal-Mart's new online store sells songs for 88 cents, more than ten cents less than the cost of a song from Apple's iTunes (while other Internet music services, such as RealNetwork's Rhapsody, sell songs for as little as 79 cents each). Apple vice president Rob Schoeben is unimpressed, and says: "What we've learned is putting music first and making it about a music experience is what real music consumers want. They want to discover music, check out the video, buy it. We think knock-off portal site approaches are not the answer." But industry analyst Dan Hess notes: "The purchasing power of Wal-Mart is no small matter here. The fact is, the company is one of the largest sellers and wholesale buyers of media products in the country. The ability to offer products at a competitive price is a natural extension of that." And digital media analyst Steven Vonder Haar makes the point that Wal-Mart's move should be seen as part of a much bigger picture: "Offering digital downloads is a piece of the puzzle required to sell a wide swath of consumer electronics and entertainment products online. Today, you sell online music downloads. Tomorrow, you sell online movies. It's the first step in a natural digital progression." (San Jose Mercury News 19 Dec 2003)

COMPUTER NETWORK TO LINK U.S., CHINA, RUSSIA A new high-speed computer network developed by a project called GLORIAD will establish the first direct computer link across the Russia-China border, facilitate collaboration among U.S., Chinese, and Russian scientists, and
connect computers in Chicago with machines in Amsterdam, Moscow, Siberia, Beijing and Hong Kong. Greg Cole of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) in Illinois, one of the leaders of the project, says that data speeds will be as high 155 million bytes per second. "This new network permits us to learn more from each other in areas where we have not worked together in the past... There's some advantage to having people being able to talk more regularly. There are fewer misunderstandings. I think these networks are going to be more important to the more critical issues that we're all addressing together."(AP/Los Angeles Times 23 Dec 2003)

SUING DOWNLOADERS JUST GOT MORE EXPENSIVE Friday's court ruling absolving Internet service providers of the duty to reveal subscribers' names when music companies serve them with a subpoena means that the costs for going after people who download music illegally just got a lot higher. Legal experts say the music industry can still bring civil lawsuits against individuals without knowing their names -- so-called "John Doe" suits -- and then ask a judge for permission to issue subpoenas, but "That's a time-consuming and fairly expensive process," says one intellectual property attorney. Previously, recording industry lawyers had been issuing subpoenas before filing any lawsuits. The new procedure will also allow targeted individuals to contest the subpoenas in court. "It's not going to stop (the recording industry) from filing legitimate claims. It's going to give the targets of those claims procedural protection if they're incorrectly named," says a lawyer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "This is certainly a setback for the industry if they're looking to threaten without suing. It raises the stakes all around," says Jonathan Zittrain, co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. (AP/Washington Post 23 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.

MAY, 2004

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.

E3 2004 The Electronics Entertainment Expo. May 12-14 at the Los Angeles Conference Center. If you are in the business of interactive entertainment, this is the event for you. Workshops, exhibits, leaders in the business of game design, internet entertainment, interactive media design.

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/Programmer. Progressive internet development Co. needs experienced Active Server Pages Programmer. Computer Science degree preferred. ASP, SQL required. For instructions and job description visit http: // EEOC friendly company.Location: OR Date: 12/28/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)

Computer Programmer Analyst 2 Oracle Programmer/ Analyst Lane County Information Services $41,600 to $57,574 annually This position will work as a member of a team to develop new computer applications using the most current Oracle technology. The position will focus on new application development for the Health and Human Services, and Youth Services departments. Key knowledge includes Oracle 9i Application Server including Forms Services, JDeveloper, Workflow, and Discoverer. Knowledge of structured design and reusable components is desired, and experience with data warehousing and application system integration is a plus. Requires a Bachelors degree with major coursework in computer science or a related field, and two years of programming experience that demonstrates an increasing level of software systems expertise. An equivalent combination of experience and training demonstrating the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. For more detailed information about the requirements for this opportunity and to fill out the REQUIRED application and supplemental questionnaire please visit or contact Lane County Human Resources, 125 E. 8th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401, . Office Hours: 10am-5pm. Extended until: 5pm, 1/05/04. EOE/ADA Location: OR Date: 12/28/2003 Source: Register Guard (Eugene)


Application Developer. Printing company needs to develop and integrate business systems, e-commerce apps & digital prepress. Requires exp with,, SQL Server, and others. Exp with DTP & Adobe Graphics programs helpful. E-mail resumes to or fax to . Published in The Oregonian on 12/26Customer Service - Printing. Dwntwn PDX printer is looking for a high energy customer srvc person w/graphic & digital print exp. Hrly plus bnfts. Email: Published in The Oregonian on 12/26

Computer Programmer PT.Must be exer'd in new barcode software sys program setup for dental lab. Send resume w/min hourly wage required to Shikosha Inc, PO Box 42068, Portland OR 97242 Published in The Oregonian on 12/28

Digital prepress operator. Requires experience w/ InDesign, PageMaker, Photoshop, digital file transfer, web design. Hardware & networking exp helpful. Swingshift. E-mail resumes to or fax to . Published in The Oregonian on 12/26

Graphic Design. Papa Murphy's is the fastest growing Take 'N' Bake Pizza Company in the country. We are currently looking for a Graphics Designer for our Corporate Office in Vancouver. The successful candidate will work with our Marketing Dept. and franchisees in the production of print advertisement, marketing and other corporate related graphics production and set ups. The qualifications include:5-7 yrs. exper. working in computer-aided graphics Proficiency in Quark, Photoshop and Illustrator Experience working in a Mac environment Advertising agency exper. Ability to set up computer hardware and install computer software Excellent customer service attitude. Papa Murphy's offers a competitive salary and benefits including a 401(k) with company match. Interested and qualified individuals should send/fax/email resumes and salary expectations to: HR, Papa Murphy's International, Inc., 8000 NE Parkway Dr, #350, Vancouver, WA 98662, fax or email to: Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 12/28

Graphic Designer, with STRONG Flash background. Conquent, a quickly growing business in the greater Portland area, has an immediate need for an experienced Flash designer. This individual will be responsible for working with our existing clients in developing animation that helps with branding and website development. The ideal candidate will have a dynamic portfolio showing expertise with FLASH and a creative bent. We are looking for someone who is willing and able to help our company to continue growing and expanding. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume and portfolio link if available to .

Interactive Learning Center Manager; Grade 15 Foreign Languages and Literature.
Manages and plans the operations of the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) and Faculty Computer Lab. Maintains analog and digital equipment and relevant software necessary to promote innovative group and individual instruction. Represents Lewis & Clark at the Northwest Language Consortium and responsible for supporting collaboration with University of Puget Sound, Whitman College and Willamette University.Duties & Responsibilities Provides authoring assistance with courseware development; technical assistance with Faculty workstation equipment and software; researches and disseminates information about Technology Assisted Language Learning and about possible software purchases. Establishes and enforces polices regarding use of ILC and Faculty Station. Prepares and maintains electronic program materials. Installs computer software on file server. Prepares audio and video master tapes. Creates back up copies of all materials. Provided Departmental faculty with technical assistance. Creates and maintains help files for equipment and software. Participates in the Northwest Language Consortium. Represents L&C to Steering Committee which sets priorities for the consortium. Oversees dispersal of funds to individual campuses. Initiates calls and reviews proposals for inter-campus initiatives and materials development. Organizes academic year and summer workshops. Completes evaluation of project on a yearly basis. Installs and configures new equipment including audio recorders, VCR's and computers. Identify equipment malfunctions; performs preventative maintenance of all equipment; evaluates equipment needs and recommends replacements and acquisitions. Provides direct assistance to student users in ILC. Determines best use of budgets (Language Lab Operating and Student Work accounts, Software Fund). Attends training events, seminars, workshops and conferences; reads professional journals and trade publications; passes pertinent information to faculty in writing, verbally or in demonstrations and workshops. Applies for and administers grants. Supervises eight to nine work study students. Creates and maintains Language Learning Resources web pages. Types, prints, copies correspondence, memos and other documents. Creates and prints labels, signs and directions for equipment use. Maintains equipment and program inventory lists. Schedules classes, workshops, demonstrations in the ILC and Faculty Station. Keeps records of equipment problems and repair. Other duties as assigned. Qualification Standards Two years college coursework plus one year experience in software installation, system administration, word processing, and other applications. Experience in multimedia authoring and web design. Preferred qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Background in foreign languages studies and education technology. Two years experience in technology assisted language learning (TALL) environment.Salary is $13.60-$15.30/hr. Starting date for this full-time, year round position is immediately. Applications are available online or at: Human Resources, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219. Please apply by January 2, 2004. Applications are available online or in Human Resources, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd Portland, OR 97219.

Marketing Promotions Coordinator.KATU Television is looking for a Marketing Promotions Coordinator to assist our Promotions & Sales Department in planning, production and distribution of customer-focused marketing, advertising and sales promotion materials. Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access. For a full description of this position, log on to Send your cover letter and resume in reference to job #03-28 to: Rolonda Stoudamire, KATU, 2153 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Equal Opportunity Employer Published in The Oregonian on 12/28

Photography. Ski or Snowboard? Are you good with people? The area's fastest growing photo company is seeking super friendly, sales oriented, outgoing personalities to be Staff Photographers/Sales Associates at Mt Hood Meadows. No exper nec. Sales a plus, professional manner & willingness to learn. Please fax resume: Published in The Oregonian on 12/28

Traffic Coordinator. Portland's fastest growing national Television Media Advertising Agency (relocating soon to the fashionable Pearl District) seeks career minded person to join our Data Processing Department. As Traffic Coordinator, you will be directly involved and responsible for the daily integration of raw data into our custom database, working with telemarketing firms and TV stations around the country. Please have exceptional analytical and communication skills, be highly organized, and highly proficient in all Microsoft 2000 applications (Access, Excel, Word, and Outlook). Some minor computer programming or direct response marketing experience preferred. This is a wonderful career opportunity in a wonderful work environment with lots of perks and great benefits & growth potential. Please do not use the profile established by OregonLive, but attach your resume, professional references and salary history in an email to Local candidates only please as the company will not pay for relocation. No phone calls please. Published in The Oregonian on 12/23


We are 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.


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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.