Led by director Andy Mingo, the DMC program has the led the state in film production experience in Oregon for its students. It is the only higher education program with state-of-the-art tools including a Motion Capture system, Oculus Rift Virtual Reality devices and digital cinema cameras, like those used in locally produced, “Wild,” with Reese Witherspoon.
The festival will host a block of the best films produced by students during the festival in September. The festival will also host workshops and demos taught by CCC faculty, including an advanced class for directors on visualizing and planning the use of a Motion Capture system, like the system used to create. “The Hobbit,” “Avatar,” and other graphic created worlds in film.
“One of the biggest things to impact me when I was a film student was getting my first film accepted into a film festival. After that it became like an addiction. I needed to continually up my filmmaking skills in order to screen at more of the bigger, better festivals. I want my film students to get hooked on an art that is an industry booming in Oregon, and in doing so develop the skills necessary to find employment.”
Mingo added, “Students bring the vision and we supply the training and with the support of the Clackamas County Cable Division, the tools to make it happen at a community college tuition price.”
Festival Director, Josh Leake added, “The festival has always had great partners. The Art Institute let us use their facilities as well as Portland State University. Even, one of our music video programmers last year was from Portland State—Dustin Morrow brought a great amount of depth and appreciation. So when Clackamas came to us about adding some of their talent to our schedule, it was an easy decision to make. Andy has really pushed the envelope and challenged other schools and the film industry to take notice.”
About Portland Film Festival
Portland Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, while celebrating the power of a good story. The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public. The 2015 Portland Film Festival takes place September 1-7 and is anchored with free nights of outdoor screenings. In addition to showcasing films, the festival will feature filmmaker workshops and Q&As. Connect with the Portland Film Festival on Facebook at facebook.com/portlandfilmfestival and Twitter at twitter.com/portlandfilm.
About Clackamas Community College Digital Media Communication
The Digital Media Communications (DMC) degree is designed to successfully prepare students for careers in the expanding fields of digital media productions including the film and video game development industries. For more information on classes and opportunities go to
their website at clackamas.edu/dmc