Presentation by Ryan Pierce

Join us Wednesday, October 7, from noon to 2:00pm in the Art Building MFA Studios (#225D) as we welcome Ryan Pierce, our first MFA Studio Resident Artist! All welcome!

Portland State University School of Art + Design initiates Resident Artist Program

The School of Art + Design at Portland State University is pleased to announce its new Resident Artist program in conjunction with the MFA in Contemporary Art Practice – Studio Focus. Portland-based artist Ryan Pierce will occupy a studio and work among the MFA students from September – December 2015. Pierce is a painter known for his large-scale works that explore the resiliency of nature in this age of ecological uncertainty. He is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, Oregon. He is also the co-founder, with activist Amy Harwood, of Signal Fire, an organization that provides opportunities for artists to engage with public lands and wild spaces.

Key Dates

Resident Artist Meet-and-Greet
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Art Building Studios – 225D (2nd floor, look for signs!)

MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ryan Pierce
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Lincoln Hall room 75
Free & open to the public

Two-person exhibition: Ryan Pierce & Wendy Given
Opening reception: Thursday, January 7, 2015 / 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Autzen Gallery

Intern for the Asian Film Festival


Position Description: Organizer, assistant, member of the selection commettee,
I’m looking for persons with organizations skills, with computer skills, capable to interact with different audience, during before and after the screenings of the association and the Asian Film Festival. Not a secretary, but a partner, to listem for any kind of advice. He/she should know the basis of cinema, especially Asian cinema, but it’s not mandatory to be an expert of cinema

Qualifications: They need to be based in Portland/Beaverton.
Able to promote an event, especially a cultural event,
Preferable with a car. I need also translator from Chinese, Korean, Japanese, ​T​hai,
In the beginning the position will be unpaid, during the film festival 2 or 3 positions will be paid.

Contact ​Antonio Termenini at 503.310.9447503.310.9447
or write an e-mail to or antoniotermenini@gmail,com

Videographer Needed

We are looking for a talented videographer to film the Place Portland annual client party (real estate) on October 23 from 6-8pm. The final product would be a 1-2 minute video with a few client interviews/testimonials, with the rest being footage of the event with possible narration from our team leader.

It is a fun casual dinner/drinks event at Opal 28. Would love to have the finished product by November 23 to post on our website and other social media avenues depicting how thankful we are for our clients and that we believe in being more than just realtors, but someone they enjoy being around and think of when they have questions about their homes.

We expect that you would come with your own equipment including camera, microphone and stabilizer/tripod depending on your style of film as well as edit on whichever software you like to use including some graphics in the intro. You must be ready to film when the event starts at 6pm, know how to instruct an interviewee on what we would like from them and have a creative, current video style. This project will enable you to have hands on experience filming a live event and hone your skills in coaching individuals who may be shy on camera. You will also get to use your creativity in the editing process and help define your style as a videographer. Drinks and food will be provided as well as $300-$500 depending on experience and portfolio.

We would love to hear from you! Please call Amy at 503-444-5871 or email Let me know if you are available, if you have a compensation breakdown and send any samples of your work that you think would be applicable.

Student Actors and Filmmakers Meetup at Portland State Film


*Cast your films with real actors – don’t use your friends and roommates!
*Gain valuable experience crafting performances with real actors
*See what an actor brings to the creative process
*Meet the next generation of Portland actors – you may form lifelong working collaborations

*Learn on-set basics in a non-judgmental environment
*Get used to seeing yourself on-camera
*Balance your stage work with film work, which often has higher pay
*Meet the next generation of working Portland directors – a great networking tool

At this informal networking session, Portland State film and theater students will have an opportunity to mingle and make connections which will result in many fruitful collaborations. Note that you do not need to be an actor or director to attend: this event is open to all Portland State Theatre & Film students interested in collaborating creatively and growing their community of artists.


Actor-Director Networking Session Flyer copy

Film Production Volunteers Needed


Do you have a passion for film and want to support local artists? Do you want to be part of an organization dedicated to teaching at risk youth and underserved nontraditional students? Do you want to help create local jobs, stimulate the economy, increase tourism and be part of growing filmmaking community? Are you looking for that opportunity to break into the film industry? Vancouver Filmworks is seeking community volunteers to help organize our nonprofit film production company in the Portland, OR | Vancouver, WA metro.

Do you want to be part of a vibrant filmmaking community and contribute in producing feature length narrative films while working side by side with Hollywood veterans? Yes, you do. Here are the available positions and qualifications:

Marketing/Communications Associate

Assist with public relations and promotional works for Vancouver Filmworks and our production titles. Background in film marketing not necessary but who doesn’t love movies? Excellent writing skill is a must.

Design/Web Associate

Help manage and regularly update the Vancouver Filmworks and our production title sites. Work closely with Producers on various levels of production. Big plusses: experience in interactive, graphic, or web design and knowledge in HTML.

Production Associate

Help execute production of Vancouver Filmworks fundraising and special events. Coordinate logistics with sites, vendors, and sponsors. Assist with day-to-day office operations.

Tech Production Assistant

Assist with tech support ranging from digitizing, DVD/blu-ray disc burning, on-line up and down-loading, some editing. Troubleshoot codecs, connectivity and electronic synchronization. Experience with AVID, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro or other non-linear editing platform and/or Photoshop a BIG plus but will train on job.

Outreach Coordinator

Responsible for maintaining and establishing relationships with various community organizations, universities, schools, and clubs for special/promotional events.

Hospitality Coordinator

Responsible for the accreditation of all filmmakers, industry and guests of fundraisers and special events. Arrange all hotel and flight accommodations for filmmakers/guests as deemed necessary. Edit and update the filmmaker/industry packet.

Special Events Coordinator

Research, plan and organize Vancouver Filmworks fundraisers and after parties.

Volunteer Coordinators

Recruit, train, manage volunteer staff throughout production.


– Volunteers with a genuine interest in Filmmaking, the arts, community building, and/or humanities
– Detail-oriented with a keen sense of organization
– Ability to work independently AND as part of a team
– Familiarity with Mac and PC platforms, social networking applications and Microsoft Office suite
– Able to commit 5-10 hours a week
– BIG plusses: Knowledge of film/video production; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress platform, and proficiency in HTML/CSS/PHP.
To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Kristin Waters at

In your cover letter, please state your availability, earliest start date, and for which position you are applying. For more information about Vancouver Filmworks go to the website at or contact