Learn more about the filmmakers and instructors who are part of the Northwest Film Center and School of Film community.
School of Film faculty member Sue Arbuthnot talks about making regional documentaries, working with Northwest Native tribes and busting stereotypes.
Long-time Film Center instructor Bushra Azzouz talks about coming to Portland from Iraq, the hard work of editing a film, and being fearless in the field.
Kelley Baker talks about 82nd Avenue, sound design, and being a punk band in a nutshell.
Jim Blashfield sits down with local arts writer Brian Libby to talk about steamboats, creating animation like
an improvisational jazz artist, and making music videos for Talking Heads.
School of Film instructor and experimental filmmaker talks about getting thinner and making his first feature film.
Screenwriter and School of Film instructor Holly Brix talks about zombies, living on a Hollywood studio back lot, and teachability.
Media artist and faculty member Carl Diehl talks about movies as databases and playing with 'what ifs."
Artist and computer animation faculty member Brenda Grell talks about animatronic toy pets, mirror box therapy, and other inspirations.
School of Film faculty member and documentary fi lmmaker COURTNEY HERMANN talks about
homicidal nutcrackers, underdogs, and devotion to process.
Recent Certificate Program graduate STEPHANIE HOUGH talks about un-hearsals, sleeping over
in movie theaters, and having HEART.
Brooke Jacobson, Ph.D., talks about the founding of the Film Center in 1971, its early programs, and meaningful conversation.
Brian Lindstrom talks about hanging out with a basketball legend, making youself small, and the power of community.
After many award-winning shorts, Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick’s new first feature is earning kudos on the festival circuit.
Hazel Malone talks about turning her life around, from homelessness to making her
dreams come true.
School of Film screenwriting instructor Roger Margolis talks about film school, writers, and what aspiring screenwriters need to do.
Colin O’Neill talks about niches, managing variables, and the importance of honesty.
Third generation Portlander Joanna Priestley talks about sand and meat animation, meeting Andrei Tarkovsky, and breaking into the app world.
PROJECT VIEWFINDER 2013
The young filmmakers talk about who they are and what the project means to them.
Faculty member Chris Tenzis talks to us about studying film in London, finding the Northwest Film Center, and teaching the emotional side of editing.
Portland animator Will Vinton talks about Go Karts, working without much hierarchy and winning an Oscar.
Editor Cam Williams talks about winding reels, collaboration, the Film Center’s new shift to Avid, and why speaking the language of film is important.
Sound designer and faculty member Wayne Woods talks about bridging the theory-versus-production dichotomy, how the best filmmakers use sound, and the importance of being pushed.