The Portland State Film blog is going on hiatus until classes start up again in the Fall. Thank you for a terrific year! Have a great summer everyone!
The faculty and staff of Portland State Film would like to extend a hearty congratulations to our graduating seniors. We wish you all the best. Go make us proud!
Would you like to learn the program Aftereffects? Would you like to create your own CGI visual effects? Would you like to study with a professional effects artist whose credits include Man of Steel, The Hobbit and Grimm? Check out our Fall production course “VFX: Aftereffects”! There are still spaces open. The course listing: https://banweb.pdx.edu/pls/oprd/bwckschd.p_disp_detail_sched?term_in=201404&crn_in=15025
Every term, Portland State Film offers a number of topics courses in film history under the course number FILM 370U. These courses satisfy the University Studies requirement and are open to all PSU students. This Fall, we’re offering the following:
SUPERNATURAL HORROR 1970-PRESENT
URBAN/RURAL SPACE IN CINEMA
There are still open spots in all four classes. Check our course listings (prefix: FILM) for more information!
This Fall we’ll bring you a new course, “American Film Criticism”, where you will learn about the history of film criticism in the U.S., conduct case studies of legendary critics like Roger Ebert and Pauline Kael, meet with working professional film critics, and write your own reviews and create your own criticism blogs.
There are still spaces available in this course, register soon!
Taught by the Northwest Film Center’s Equipment and Facilities Manager, Dave Hanagan.
Create a handmade lens that delivers an antique portrait look and dreamy, otherworldly effects.
Topics: Learn to create a lens that offers a distinctly different look than the sharp focus properties of commercial lenses; using easily available and affordable materials (provided with class tuition), build your own handmade lens step by step; learn about the principles of lenses, the differences in lens designs (including concepts of “flange focal length” and “spherical aberration”), and how this lens design is different; experiment with the looks you can achieve in class, then take home your lens creation and liven up your filming.
Allocated gear: Bring your DSLR if you have one (not required). Tuition includes all supplies.
When: Saturday, June 14; 10am-2pm
Where: NW Film Center School of Film – 934 SW Salmon St., Portland, OR (corner of 10 & Salmon)
Sign up by calling (503) 221-1156 or on our website.