Tag: production

Worksource Oregon PSA

Times Have Been Tough is a Worksystems Inc. PSA we created promoting Worksource Oregon. Furman Pictures played a leading production and post production role for this video production in Portland, Oregon.

School Moves – Part 2

Nothing says professional like having a cat assist you. You be the judge. Check out this web streaming/ v blogging studio Furman Pictures built for School Moves near Vancouver, Washington. Debra spent a lot of time and money on sets and backgrounds before she finally asked for help.

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.

On Location Day 1 Millers Wheel Production (videos)

We are doing new video posts called On Location. These are quick, rough video clips, updates and behind-the-scenes footage we take in the field or at the office. We hope these clips will give you insights into how we work, how video production and post works in general and how our video services can benefit you. You can also watch or subscribe to our On Location Playlist on Youtube. Here is Furman Pictures On Location this last week:

 

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.

Summer Lineup

The summer has been flying by with projects at Furman Pictures.

A sizable project for one of the nations largest engineering firms has kept things hopping. Details of the project cannot be made available, but the project is consistent with Furman Picture’s goal of working with high-end clients that demand professional services.

Intern Luis Iniguez, a student from the Camas high school, has joined Furman Pictures for the summer. Iniguez has gotten his hands dirty working on a marketing project, assisting with production, logging footage, editing, and learning a bit about animation.

The portion of Dr. Malcolm Smith’s video book that Furman Pictures was responsible for wrapped up last week. Smith’s multimedia book is being developed for release on the iPad. The last location was on a beautiful mosquito infested lake in the Columbia Gorge. Blood and keys were lost, but we got some good footage.

A private school promotional was also completed for another happy customer.

Miscellaneous other interviews have been filmed.

Today’s highlight was collecting bids and arranging for practical effects on a simulated car crash coming up. Nice to connect with some of the talented people working on creative projects in and around Portland, Oregon.

Current Projects

Pre-production for a book trailer and local video magazine as well as production on a private school promotional are currently underway at Furman Pictures. The book trailer stands out because there’s room for creativity. Unfortunately many book trailers are done poorly because of budget constraints. The challenge is to raise the bar while keeping on budget.

Humane Society

It’s great to be working with the Humane Society for Southwest Washington again this year on an appeal video for their annual auction. We met yesterday to begin planning the project which will be due this fall. It’s an honer to work with such a great group of people who provide such a humane resource to our community. There are so many animals that need homes. If you have room in your home, I encourage you consider adopting one of the many loving critters that need someone to love them. I know my wife and I hope to join the cause by making a couple adoptions this year- a cat patrol our barn and another dog to keep Jack, our Border Collie/Blue Heeler mix, company.

PRESS RELEASE: RED CARPET

The red carpet is being rolled out for a local film. “Calvin” is an official selection at the 2010 San Diego Black Film Festival, January 28 through 31.

The film was written and directed by Portland, Oregon resident Charles Gould and co-directed by Tyler Benjamin. Nikia Furman, of Camas, Washington, was the Director of Photography for “Calvin.” In addition, post production services, including editing, effects, sound and graphics, were completed at Furman’s studio in Camas.

Being chosen as an official selection of the San Diego Black Film Festival is a real honor because it’s one of the top three African American film festivals in the country. In addition, “Calvin” is one of only four films accepted this year in the music video category.

The five minute film looks through the eyes of 11-year-old Calvin at the helplessness and hopelessness that domestic violence inflicts on children. The English alternative rock band Radio Head licensed their song titled “Nude” for use in the film.

Speakers at this years festival will include Danny Gluver and Spike Lee. “Calvin” screens at the festival during the 3:00 PM set on Saturday, January 30. The red carpet reception will be held January 29 at 5:30 PM.

“Calvin” was also an awarding winning short film at the 2009 Washougal Film Festival in Washougal, Washington. The majority of filming was shot in Portland with one key scene shot on Prune Hill in Camas.

Several other films are either in production or post production at Furman Pictures, LLC, including a feature length film written by Furman. Although narrative film is Furman’s passion, his production company, Furman Pictures, LLC, works with a variety of clients, providing production and post production services for film, television and corporate video.

Furman spent much of 2009 working for AMP Studios on an outdoor sports documentary series called Beyond Adventure. As Associate Producer for the series, Furman traveled to many iconic locations including Zion National Park, Death Valley, Yosemite and Patagonia. Beyond adventure currently airs on the Hope Channel, available via Direct TV.