Film / Video / Animation - Business Archive
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Plazm is a creative studio founded in Portland, Ore., in 1991 with the launch of Plazm magazine. Together with our clients, we solve problems, tell stories, and seek out truth.
In 2019 Plazm was nominated for the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award.
Plazm magazine started as a cooperatively published, not-for-profit periodical that sparked a nascent creative community in early 1990s Portland. As the magazine garnered accolades and awards, it spawned a commercial design and branding firm whose clients have included Nike, LucasFilm, and MTV, along with local businesses and nonprofits such as PICA, the Northwest Film Center, and Fort George Brewery.
Plazm Design co-founder Niko Courtelis moved back to Portland from New York City a few years ago. He and Joshua Berger have relaunched the studio with some of their long-term collaborators in fields such as font design, editorial content, and public policy. Niko and Josh launched The Portland Stamp Company in 2016. Plazm magazine is now published by PICA (Portland Institute for Contemporary Art) a 501c3 nonprofit, under Joshâ€™s leadership as founding Art Director.Read More
LAWLESS is a full-scope production and creative house. Our foundation is in documentary production and has grown to include all forms of media. But our story roots run deep.
We're a trusted creative partner for our clients, brands, Fortune 500 companies, broadcasters & traditional agencies. We bring cinematic, emotional & kinetic skills to the digital world.
We have created projects in over 35 countries, and have vast production resources at our fingertips. If you need any kind of production or creative asset, or just don't know where to start, we're here to help.Read More
Rivetry is a brand design studio based in Portland, OR, helping businesses build and maintain engaging, consistent and effective visual identities. From high level strategy and branding pieces to individual campaign and collateral execution, we use a data-driven, empathy fueled approach to build effective creative solutions that drive results.Read More
Blue Chalk Media is an award-winning production and media strategy company founded by proven business leaders who believe in the power of nonfiction visual storytelling.
As the use of video spreads rapidly across platforms, Blue Chalk Media is at the forefront of creating top-quality content for clients such as The New York Times, The Weather Channel, Discovery Education, and Carnegie Corporation of New York. Our work includes branded content, social impact videos, educational videos, and a variety of nonfiction series and projects for multi-platform distribution.
Apart from the work we do for brands and advocacy organizations, a separate division of the company produces content commissioned as journalism. These assignments may take the form of short- or long-form documentaries, series, photographic essays or interactive web content. Videos produced by Blue Chalk Journalism have been released by The New York Times and BBC World News.
While recognized for our cinematic shooting and editing styles, the heart of all Blue Chalk productions is the care taken in choosing characters whose stories resonate with viewers as authentic and powerful. Our goal is to apply the techniques and storytelling perspectives of the documentary filmmaker and photojournalist to all the work we do.
Blue Chalk Media is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, with an office in Portland, OR.Read More
Industry Veterans in Video Production, Still Photography, and Media Campaigns. Geff Zamor and GMS Media have been in the game for 17 years and have spent the last 6 providing Portland businesses with top-notch media expertise.
- Video Production
- Drone Shoots
- Post Production Editing, Audio Mixing, Color Correction
- Still Photography (Event, Product Shots, Portraits)
- Media Ad Campaigns and Deployment on the Web
- Copywriting, Scriptwriting, Ideation.
With over 20 years of creating dynamic videos that get results, our award-winning film crew led by Travis Shields has got you covered. We've assembled an amazing crew of talent to cover any size project, so we can scale to fit your budget and vision.
We specialize in telling engaging branded stories for companies and entrepreneurs that connect with their audiences. We can step in at any point of your video planning process to work with your marketing team to craft the best story for your brand and products. We all love a good story...so let's tell yours.Read More
I run a small post-production audio / music studio, and I offer a range of mix and sound design options and music composition services for visual media, as well as voiceover recording and editing. Expect quick turnaround times, competitive prices, and creative professional sounds for your project.Read More
My cinematography and video work has been described as "serious", "precise", and "authentic". I routinely work with seasoned video producers, marketing and communications departments, and first-time filmmakers to help them tell their stories. I am fully insured and ready to help you capture a great-looking video that will keep your audience engaged.
As of May 2020, I am fully vaccinated against Covid-19. I continue to mask during indoor shoots as an extra precaution and I have invested in a wireless monitoring system to accommodate social distancing. I also offer streaming for clients who wish to monitor or direct from off-site locations. My goal is to help you execute a safe and productive shoot.
I work with many skilled crew members in and around the Pacific Northwest, and am happy to help you assemble a crew for your shoot. Please take a look at my reel, and don't hesitate to reach out if you think that I might be a good fit for your project.
Some kind words from my clients:
“Nick somehow manages to be intensely focused on a project, and at the same time, remains his easy-going, affable self. He is very aware of when he needs to get a shot quickly, and when it's important to pause and consider. He's a great idea-person, a trusted collaborator, and a great sounding board.”
- Rich Herstek, Writer & Director
"Nick nailed the concept from the start. The lighting set made my (awesome) clients look great and his calm nature set them at ease during interviews. The pure magic, though, was converting an hour's worth of raw material into a fast-paced story arc. Each idea he added brought new value to the finished product. I'm delighted with the end result!”
- Kira Higgs, Small Business Owner
“I've worked with Nick for years (since 2012). He has always been a top-notch video professional. Well-lit interviews, creative angles, thoughtfully edited pieces, and a knack for finding 'the shot'.”
- Joe Knapp, Video Producer & Director
“Nick is thoughtful, well organized, and quick to adjust to changes. The short film he produced and shot for me has been an invaluable marketing tool for my small business.”
- Bonnie Hildebrand, Small Business Owner
Outlier is a visual content studio in Portland, Or., specializing in video production, 2d and 3d animation, motion graphics, and design.
At Outlier, we put video first because it has the power to bring people together and make exciting things happen. Our talented team can conceive, plan, and execute your next video campaign to put connection front and center.
Outlier has worked with brands to create great results for over 14 years. When you work with Outlier, you'll have the opportunity to choose from a variety of popular video options, including;
2D and 3D animation
Employee brand videos
Executive communication videos
Live action videos
Social media shorts