Koerner Camera Systems Internship Opportunity

Summer Internship Opportunity for Film Majors
Koerner Camera Systems is the Pacific Northwest’s premier digital cinema camera rental house, with offices in Portland and Seattle. For this summer internship in Portland, they are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who is a Film major with an interest in Cinematography. See the attached announcement for more information.

Applicants must be current Film majors at PSU and must enroll for internship credit in Summer 2015 or Fall 2015. Please submit your resume, contact information, and a brief cover letter addressing your interest to mberre@pdx.edu by Friday, May 24 2015 at 5 PM. Indicate when you will enroll for credit. Koerner Camera Systems will conduct interviews in May. Do not submit your material to Koerner Camera Systems.

Koerner Camera Systems Tour

Koerner Camera Systems is the Pacific Northwest’s premier digital cinema camera rental house, with offices in Portland and Seattle. They have created a scholarship for Film majors with an interest in cinematography, and this summer, they will have an internship available to Film majors only. Details on the internship will be available soon.

Koerner has offered to have an open house/tour of their facilities and their camera equipment for a group of our students this spring. You are invited to this event on May 13, 6 PM-7:30 PM. Space is limited. If you want to attend, rsvp, yes or no, to Prof. Mark Berrettini by April 6. Please only sign-up if you are sure that you will attend. Again, space is limited, and we do not want to hold a spot only to have it go unused.

We will meet at Koerner Camera Systems:
2323 N. Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Once we have the list set, you will be required to fill out an off-campus waiver. Following university policy, students/participants will provide his/her own method of transportation to the off-campus location.

Videographer Needed

-The name of your company/organization: Live Nation / BOOM 

– The title of your proposed project: Videography needed for Saint Motel’s concert at their sold out show at Crystal Ballroom, April 6th.

– A detailed description of your project: We are looking for a videographer to do a camera shoot of Saint Motel’s performance at Crystal Ballroom onApril 6th.  This student would gain online credit and hands-out experience shooting for a band.  

– The timeline of your project (Do you have firm start and finish dates?): One day shoot during the show on April 6th.  No post production needed.  

– A detailing of how your project will be distributed/screened/broadcast: The video will be uploaded onto YouTube.

– A detailing of what will be expected of the student:  We ask for the student to arrive at the venue (Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR) to film the band’s set up, performance and post show meet and greet.

– A detailing of how the student will benefit from working on this project: The student will gain hands-on experience filming a live show for a recognized band.  The student will make the best of he/she can with limited gear and lastly to be able to work with venue reps and artists. 

– A note on any compensation, including reimbursement for any expenses the student

may incur: No compensation.  Credit from the band if the footage gets used. Free ticket to a sold out show!

– A list of any of the production tools (cameras, microphones, tripods, etc.) and/or the

post-production software (Final Cut Pro, Avid, Protools, etc.) the student will have to

provide: Student will need to provide camera with video capabilities.  

– Your contact information, so interested students may contact you directly.  Band Manager, BRIAN GALLINO (310) 859 1860 or  BRIAN@BOOMEMAIL.com

Lastest Saint Motel music video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyVPyKrx0Xo

Sources for Internships

Film Majors + Minors:

We’ve had a few inquiries recently about where one should look for jobs and internships. The Film Resources page on our website is a great place to start, so if you have not checked it out, here it is:


Free Advance Screening of “Insurgent”


WHEN: Monday, March 16th @ 7pm

WHERE: Regal Cinemabs Bridgeport

HOW TO GET PASSES: http://www.lionsgatescreenings.com/TDSIPDX


Screenwriter Jon Raymond Visits Portland State Film


On February 4th, acclaimed screenwriter and novelist Jon Raymond visited Portland State Film. Speaking to a capacity crowd in the Lincoln Hall screening room, Raymond discussed his processes and career, and gave advice to budding screenwriters among the students. Along with his longtime collaborator, director Kelly Reichardt, Raymond has made four critically acclaimed films set in Oregon: Old Joy, starring Will Oldham; Wendy and Lucy, starring Michelle Williams; the western Meek’s Cutoff, also starring Ms. Williams; and last year’s thriller Night Moves, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning. Mr. Raymond was nominated for an Emmy for his screenplay for the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce, which was directed by Todd Haynes and starred Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood and Guy Pierce. Mr. Raymond is also the author of the books The Half-Life and Rain Dragon, and the short story collection Livability. He edits for the literary magazines Tin House and Plazm, and writes occasionally for such publications as Bookforum and the Village Voice. The talk with Mr. Raymond was moderated by Portland State Film professor Dustin Morrow.

Spring Registration Updates

New student orientations take place on the next two Fridays, at which point more students will be able to enroll for courses. If you plan to enroll in a course, don’t wait.

FILM 370U courses count for the Film Major and the Film Minor​, and they are open to all students. The Spring 2015​ ​courses ​in the list below ​still have space​s available, but ​some only have a few spots.

Portland/Pacific Northwest on Screen – 65199 – FILM 370U – 001
What images and stories come to mind when you think of the Pacific Northwest? Mountains and primeval forests? Quirky, rain and beer soaked cities? Reese Witherspoon “finding herself” in the “Wild”? Narcoleptic hustlers and drugstore cowboys? Glittery, well-groomed vampires falling love? This class will explore why and how the Pacific Northwest has been represented in film. This is an interdisciplinary course that will combine film studies with cultural studies and cultural geography in order to understand the values, identities and power relations that have been historically attached to this landscape and geographic region. In addition to looking at how place is represented in individual films, we’ll consider the influence of globalization, and production and distribution practices.

1​0:00 – 11:50​ ​MW​ ​Lincoln Hall 331​ ​Sara Bernstein

Sports, Myth, and Contemporary Cinema​ – ​65201 – FILM 370U – 002
In this course we are going to examine the marriage of sports and cinema. The two make nearly perfect bedfellows: both feature larger-than-life stars, incredible conflict, suspense that runs to the final seconds of the program, and amazing fairytale endings. Both give you someone to identify with, someone to root for. Both lay out before us all of our greatest dreams – who among us hasn’t wished at one point to hit the winning run in the World Series, or to throw the winning pass in the Super Bowl? In this class we will look at sports on film, thinking about how sports can define us, what they can teach us about ourselves, and how those lessons have been enacted in the cinema.

14:00 – 15:50​ ​MW​ ​Lincoln Hall ​331 ​Dustin Morrow

​Queer Cinema – 65202 – FILM 370U – 003
Queer Cinema considers both the commercial representation of LGBTQ identities in international film from the silent era to the present, including the Queer New Wave in the US in the 1990s, while simultaneously exploring non-commercial and niche markets in which queer representation thrives. Alongside our study of representation, we will also consider how cinematic institutions, such as film festivals, respond to and cater to queer audiences. This class will feature weekly screenings and regular guest speakers.

12:00 – 13:50​ ​MW​ ​Lincoln Hall 331​ ​Amy Borden

​Film Noir 1960-Present – 65204 – FILM 370U – 005
This course examines film noir and neo-noir as concepts that, after the studio era, are referenced explicitly by filmmakers and audiences. We will consider film noir in relation to genre, ideology, aesthetics, and the representation of social difference in the post-studio era. Our study will include several recurring themes: suspicion of legal authority; the intersection of gender, sexuality, and violence; and the social displacement of individuals marked as “other” by notions of race, ethnicity, and region. Films shown for the course might include The Long Goodbye, Chinatown, Blue Velvet, The Grifters, L.A. Confidential, Devil in a Blue Dress, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Memento, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

18:00 – 21:35​ ​R​ ​Lincoln Hall 331​ Kristin Hole

​New German Cinema – 65205 – FILM 370U – 006
This course examines the stylistically diverse film movement known as New German Cinema, which flourished between the 1960s and early 1980s in West Germany. The filmmakers included under this banner made oppositional films that challenged dominant filmmaking practices, critiqued the current social and political order, and grappled with the complexities of German history. We will study the cultural, political, and historical context in which this movement developed as well as major films and filmmakers that came out of this context. Directors will include (among others) Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Herzog, Margarethe von Trotta, Wim Wenders, Alexander Kluge and Helma Sanders-Brahms.

10:00 – 11:50​ ​TRLincoln Hall 331​ ​ ​Kristin Hole

​American Film Acting – 65419 – FILM 370U – 008​​
An exploration of post-World War II American movie acting, with an emphasis on the Method Actors Marlon Brando, Paul Newman and Robert De Niro. We will acquaint ourselves with the theories of Method Acting and examine the ways in which these three icons of the screen embodied, molded and advanced the technique in their roles in such films as “On the Waterfront,” “The Hustler,” “The Godfather,” “Taxi Driver,” “The Verdict” and “Raging Bull.”

18:00 – 21:35​ ​R​ ​Cramer Hall 371​ Shawn Levy