Category: Creative

The Gulf, Furman Pictures On Location

Here’s raw footage from Warren Weisman’s The Gulf crowdfunding teaser. It was a  filmed near Portland, Oregon on a nice cool day. The cast were a bit cold, especially for scenes where they had to look sweaty.

Ever Wonder if Mother Earth is Real?

Ever wonder if Mother Earth is real? Hestia Home Biogas just launched the commercial produced by Furman Pictures. It features a family surprised when the “magic” of biogas turns out to be real magical guest.

Hestia creates biogas generators that can convert compost into gas for cooking at home, powering generators or even fueling vehicles. Some cities are using Hestia’s industrial units to digest the city’s composed and in turn fuel their dump trucks. Hestia biogas generators are also on the roofs of some of a number of well know forward thinking companies across the country.

The production was filmed in Eugene, Oregon. Furman Pictures is based in the Northwest, serving Portland, Oregon and the world.

To see other behind the scenes clips from this project, visit Furman Pictures on Facebook.

Melissa Etheridge & HyperJamz – Furman Pictures On Location

Go behind the scenes with Furman Pictures on a project for HyperJamz, HyperPower Game Group introducing her debut music video game, “Take My Number” Phone Book Challenge. Furman Pictures, LLC handled production, post and Melissa Etheridge’s sound bites for the game.

Miller’s Wheel Music Video

Nelson Wright liked our style and we liked his. He asked us to to create a music video that was timeless and emotive for his new album. Whether you’ve been following our On Location video posts or your see this for the first time, check it out.

Millers Wheel Day 2 On Location- Challenges & Rewards

Here’s an On Location update from last weeks production. Good times, aside from my foot going through the floor.

Video Updates: Location Scouting for Nelson Wright’s “Millers Wheel”

This week, Nelson Wright and I went location scouting, did some auditions and worked on storyboards for a music video from his upcoming album. We visited the Issiquah Train Depot Museum, Georgetown Seattle and a couple other places. Check out these two onsite video updates:


Old Union Station

Seattle_-_Union_Station_interior_pano_01We are scouting locations for a music video in Seattle next month. One of the options is the Old Union Station. They gave us a green light to film there, but it turned out not to be quite the right look for this production. Still, it would have been a beautiful place to film. I want to give them a shout out because they are good people to work with. Keep them in mind if you have a production coming up.

New Projects with Landa & Others

Landa Pressure WasherIt’s been a busy time here at Furman Pictures with a full production and post production schedule for numerous clients. We have projects underway in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver and Seattle, Washington right now.

Here’s a photo that Charles snapped during a recent Landa product promo shoot. That project is currently in post production. I have to say it looked even cooler in person with the misty going.

You may have noticed a slow down with our “how to” blog posts. Basically we are working on revising those to be more concise and easy to read.

We are also working on developing a new media entertainment series that will be distributed direct to the client with profits being earned from ad sales.

Do you have ideas for a project you would like to discuss? It’s highly likely that we would enjoy working with you, so please give a call or email.


AMP Short Teasers Update

AMP Furman Pictures dramatic topic teasersHere is a quick update for the cast and crew of the dramatic short teasers written and directed by Nikia Furman, Furman Pictures, for AMP Studios that filmed in Portland, Oregon last month:

Producer Brian Belleau tells me there will be a delay in post production, maybe a couple months, due to big changes their organization is going through. Look for an update in June or July, 2013 on that project.

Production Wraps

Furman Pictures AMP Production

Production wrapped Thursday on 5 short films/ topic teasers for AMP Studios. Furman Pictures handled the script development, casting and location scouting for the project.

Furman Pictures AMP Production

Nikia Furman was responsible for directing the pieces, working closely with Brian Belleau, AMP Producer and Cinematographer.


The production was the result of months of planning followed by a tight week of filming five scripts at four locations in four days with a cast of of 16 actors, 5 background actors and 7 crew members.

Furman Pictures AMP Production

Production in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding area went smoothly for the most part. There was a pretty good down pour the first day, a parking spot that didn’t get reserved downtown by the local authorities and a persistent wood chipping crew in West Linn, but all in all, things went well.