Halloween Party celebrates Animal House with The Kingsmen and Otis Day on October 30th

If you’re looking for a great way to celebrate Halloween, grab your toga and join the local film community to celebrate the classic “Animal House,” filmed 39 years ago in Oregon. Sunday, October 30th at The Exchange Ballroom (123 NE 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon) you can get down with the legendary Kingsmen (Louie, Louie), the one and only Otis Day plus some of the original…

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Oregon State implements end-to-end EditShare tapeless workflow

Long time EditShare customer Oregon State University has standardized for a campus-wide tapeless workflow. According to the Beavers Rick Brand “EditShare continually came to the top as the only technology flexible enough to be able to create a connected infrastructure that would support the various media needs of sports, news and education media production, without dictating a specific workflow for any one group.” The EditShare…

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Haunting Portland-produced web series makes it big in Hollywood

The rules for making it in Hollywood in the internet age are starting to change.  It used to be that aspiring Oregon actors, producers and other content creators had to move south to get scare up stardom. Now a Northwest-produced paranormal web series is breaking the rules. According to the Hollywood Reporter: It’s great to see the Grimm, the Librarians and the like shooting in…

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Portland Timbers are back, streaming live Sunday

The snow has just melted and that can only mean it’s soccer season! The Portland Timbers kick of the 2014 campaign with a six game tournament from the newly renamed Providence Park.  You can watch all of the games streamed live in HD on the Timber’s website.  Double headers are scheduled for Sunday, Wednesday and next Saturday. spraker.tv is proud to continue supporting the Timbers…

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spraker.tv helps the Portland Thorns stream a championship season with Broadcast Pix

The Portland Thorns women’s soccer team had a remarkable first season.  While large crowds cheered in Jeld Wen stadium, thousands more tuned in online to an HD stream of the action.  spraker.tv was privileged to be a part of this groundbreaking endeavor – as profiled on the front page of the Broadcast Pix website. Click here to read the entire article.…

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spraker.tv customer Portland Timbers named “Best of 2013” for Game Operations

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Oscars, Tonys, and Grammys, but did you know there were awards for the best game operations by sports teams? Gameops.com has named spraker.tv client Portland Timbers as one of the top game operations crew of 2013: The Portland Timbers is another team who seems to do everything at a high-level.  Particularly since their elevation to the MLS in 2011,…

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KGW-TV Profiles OMPA Members now eligible for new Oregon Tax Credits

A nice double feature of stories on KGW NewsChannel 8 (my former employer) last night talking about the new tax credits for local filmmakers, production companies and video game designers.  While the stories focused on the later, the Oregon Film Office program is designed to increase local production jobs by offering a tax credit for smaller productions (not Grimm or major motion pictures which already…

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Your personal invitation to the OMPA Classic – Golf, Croquet & Party

Mark your calendar for the industry’s official “summer skip day,” the OMPA Classic.  It’s our major fundraiser for the Oregon Media Production Association and this year there is even more to do than ever before.  So come network, have some fun and support OMPA and our scholarship fund! For all my vendor friends – sponsoring part of this event provides a great opportunity to get…

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