Community Profile 07 - Ian McCluskey, NW Documentary
Meet Ian McCluskey, filmmaker and director of NW Documentary. NW Documentary seeks to educate people in the art and craft of documentary filmmaking through hands on workshops out of their Portland-based facility. As a non-profit organization, they strive to provide quality education at an affordable rate while working within the restraints of a limited budget. Despite the limitations, NW Doc has produced several award-winning documentaries on both a local and international scale and is a great asset to the local filmmaking community. Learn more about this amazing organization at nwdocumentary.org.
Made in the Northwest - Plywerk
Plywerk is a company that you may well have heard of. They're pretty big in the photo mounting scene, despite being a small company. Their bamboo and maple plywood photo-mounting solution is unique, beautiful, and very eco-conscious. It's a premium product that works equally well for displaying your favorite family memories as it does for showcasing your artwork in a gallery. Plywerk also happens to be handmade right here in Portland, so we felt they would be an excellent first choice for our new Made in the Northwest series. Be sure to check out the companion article on our news blog: blog.prophotosupply.com/2013/made-in-the-northwest-plywerk/. We hope you enjoy Plywerk's story!
Music: "Phase IV" by lo-fi is sci-fi (lofiisscifi.com))
Community Profile 06 - Ascending the Giants
Meet Brian and Will, the founders of Ascending the Giants, a Portland-based non-profit organization working to measure "champion trees" in Oregon and the U.S. Photography and video play a key role in their work, allowing them to share their adventures with a much wider audience, and educate people about the diversity of life in our forests as seen from the tops of the world's tallest trees.
(Music: "Phase IV" by lo-fi is sci-fi (lofiisscifi.com)
Local Visionaries 03 - Gerry Ellis
In this episode of Local Visionaries, Daven makes a questionable fashion choice; we find out what Jane Goodall's cooking is like; and Portland-based photographer Gerry Ellis talks for nearly 45 minutes on one glass of water! (For a shorter introduction to Gerry and his work, see our 2 minute preview video here: vimeo.com/70579152).
Local Visionaries 03 - Gerry Ellis (Preview)
In this episode of Local Visionaries, Daven makes a questionable fashion choice; we find out what Jane Goodall's cooking is like; and Portland-based photographer Gerry Ellis talks for nearly 45 minutes on one glass of water (in the full version). Enjoy this 2 minute preview, and if you want to learn more, check out the full interview here: vimeo.com/70583163.
Music: "Phase IV" by lo-fi is sci-fi (lofiisscifi.com)
Community Profile 05 - Paige Stoyer, Global Press Institute
Portland-based photographer Paige Stoyer has partnered with Global Press Institute to bring photojournalism training to women in developing countries. GPI has a presence in 25 countries, and the work being done by its journalists has been picked up by organizations like the BBC, NPR, and Huffington Post. Pro Photo Supply outfitted GPI's Cameroon news desk with cameras and accessories to facilitate the photojournalism training there, and we are extremely excited to play a part in the great work being done by this organization. For more on GPI, visit globalpressinstitute.org.