Job Opportunity for a Film Student

Dear PSU film students,

I hope this email finds you well.  I’m writing with a unique summer job opportunity for  filmmaking students. I work for Steve & Kate’s Camp, a company that runs self-directed unique summer programs with a focus on self-directed learning for kids ages 4 through 12.

I’m currently hiring a Filmmaker-in-Residence who spends the summer sharing their film expertise with campers and inspiring the next generation of filmmakers.  We provide the equipment and the Filmmaker-in-Residence utilizes his/her technical savvy and creativity to guide campers in crafting film projects from storyboard start to final film finish – and showcases them weekly.  

Interested students can email me for info and find details and apply on our website:

Carrissa Hsieh
PDX East Asst. Director- Steve and Kate’s Camp

Portland film legend Penny Allen retrospective!


April 26th and 27th  I  Screenings at 7:00 and 9:30pm each night (schedule below)  I  $8

Gus Van Sant, Eric Edwards, and Walt Curtis scheduled to participate in Q+A following Property!

Penny Allen in attendance for all shows!

April 26th
7:00pm: Property
9:30pm: Paydirt

April 27th
7:00pm: The Soldier’s Tale
9:30pm: The Didier Connection and Late for My Mother’s Funeral

French-American director Penny Allen’s first feature Property, made in Portland, Oregon, was a prize-winner at the first Sundance festival in 1978.  Mala Noche author Walt Curtis played a community organizer in the film, and the young Gus Van Sant recorded sound and discovered Walt’s book, which he later adapted for his own first feature.  In 1981, Penny Allen finished her second feature Paydirt, the story of wine growers who grow marijuana to finance their vineyard.

In 2008, she finished The Soldier’s Tale, a prize-winner at the 2009 festival Visions du Réel in Nyon. In 2013 came Late for My Mother’s Funeral, a feature about a family adrift after the death of their mother, an Algerian smuggler. And also The Didier Connection, a documentary short about a little French boy arriving in Portland.  Allen is also a writer (A Geography of Saints, Metaphors for Change), author of photo strips (War is Hell, La Guerre c’est l’enfer), and she worked on environmental issues from 1987 to 2002. Earlier, she was a social worker, a university instructor, a journalist, and a community organizer in land-use planning.

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Local Artist Seeks Filmmakers to Produce a Music Video

Shelly Rudolph Music:

Project Title: Sentimental Walk

Project Description:
Music video for original song that will be a pre-release / promo launch for my full-length album. The music is cinematic, soulful, lush, intimate and spiritual. The instrumentation is: grammy winning cellist David Darling, widely acclaimed pianist and producer David Goldblatt, local treasure Chance Hayden on guitar and myself on vocals.

This first video will be less than three minutes in length. I have visual and storyline concepts for the project but there will definitely be room for collaboration and original ideas. 
Shooting will take place indoors (studio?) as well as outdoors. Cast will be minimal. 

What I am looking for:
Ideally I am looking for someone to partner with for future projects as well ie: kickstarter video and future music videos – which will include live footage of shows, interviews and ultimately a concert length film to project as a backdrop to my live performances. This final project will include music videos created this far, clips from live performances and still images and words. Again, I will have concepts but there will be plenty of room for your own creativity and inspiration.

Benefit to student: 
This project (as well as the others) will provide a wonderful opportunity to let your creativity and artistry come to the forefront. This album will be promoted locally, nationally and inernationally so there is the potential that the videos will reach a wide audience and get your name out there as well. It will also be great fun.

I am looking to complete the musical recording in April, 2014 and would love to have the video completed in June. 

Compensation: for the first two videos I will be able to cover expenses but will not have funds for additional compensation. I will, however, be able to offer some pay (love a bid for what the videos will cost!) afer the fact, once my kickstarter campaign has funded. Future work (post kickstater) will be compensated as well, though some of it might also follow this “after the fact” timeline as i will be applying for a grant for the multi-media/live show projects. I will do my best to have funds before the shooting starts though.

I actually do not know what type of equipment will be needed… but I have none!

If this is of interest to you, please contact me at:
or 503-04-0483

Seeking Film Production Interns!

One to two days a week. Approx 3-4 hours per session.


Interns work in a variety of capacities including: occasional meeting coordination, reviewing submitted material and providing summaries/coverage/opinions, performing research for on going projects, as active participants in breaking/discussing current projects.


Office at 12th and Yamhill


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