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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spraker.tv is counting down to NAB 2014 in Vegas with EditShare and Western Rep

Next week the center of the video world is Las Vegas.  I’m looking forward to catching up with lots great customers and vendors – and getting inspired by all the new technology. NAB is always full of great product roll outs – like EditShare’s latest releases including the very impressive Flow 3 Asset Management.  Unlike much of the hype you’ll see, Flow 3 is actually…

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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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EditShare @ Oregon SBE Meetings

Dave Spraker of spraker.tv presented on behalf of EditShare at the January meetings of the Oregon chapters of the Society of Broadcast Engineers. He discussed the process of “Building a Collaborative, File-based Infrastructure: Centralized Storage, Media Asset Management, and Archival.”  If you missed the presentation, just email Dave to get a copy. If you two or more editors, you’ll find ways to help them –…

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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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Media Technology Expo comes to Seattle & Portland next week – sign up for free today!

Western Rep Associates is proud to be a part of the 2nd Annual Media Technology Expo October 1st in Seattle and October 3rd in Portland. Western Rep’s Dave Spraker and Dave Herget will be there with many of our top manufacturers.  See the latest display and IP cameras from Marshall Electronics, reliable yet cost effective routers from Utah Scientific, get control of your control room…

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IBC: EditShare announces a new budget-friendly shared storage system with advanced project and media sharing for Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Lightworks editors

IBC (the NAB of Europe) is underway. The folks at EditShare have been busy with a new version of their Flow asset management product but apparently they had some spare time: “The attractive price point gives facilities on a tight budget a much better storage option than a generic NAS that, in many cases, will neither provide edit-in-place performance nor support a complete media and…

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