2015 SOFaM Highlights Reel

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Watch the SOFaM 2015 Highlights Reel to the right for a glimpse at some of the great work being done in Southern Oregon. To see more SOFaM videos, visit our Vimeo page here.


MovieMaker Magazine names Ashland A Best Place to Live and Work as a Moviemaker for 3rd Year in a row!. Congratulations Ashland and all of Southern Oregon for being recognized as a great place to live, work and shoot! Read the article here!

Cameras and Cocktails and Segway Training & Ride! 
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016   
          5:00pm – 9:00pm  
Segway Training and Ride!  
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm (Rides leave every half hour so make sure to get there early – last tour leaving at 6:30pm) 
Segway of Jacksonville, 360 N. Oregon St, Jacksonville  

Cameras and Cocktails     
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm   
Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus, 525 Bigham Knoll Campus, Jacksonville      

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaM networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out what’s happening in the production scene.

Start off the evening with our annual Segway Training and Ride compliments of Segway of Jacksonville. Learn how to ride these two-wheeled marvels or better your skills. For experienced riders, take a spin on the hands-free Segway made especially as a mobile filming platform. Bring your camera for this part of the event! 


Next, we’ll gather at Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus on Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville for some great popular networking. SOFaM will provide some tasty German menu items. We’ll also get a tour of this amazing property which includes the restaurant and bar, outdoor patios, old-school classrooms, meeting rooms, a bell tower, sprawling grounds, and a ballroom/event center.


Cameras and Coffee  
SOU DMC, 1525 Webster St. Ashland, OR 
Saturday, October 8th, 2016   
          9:00am – 11:00am   
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cameras-and-coffee-tickets-27897599471

Enjoy a coffee and a pastry, meet with others in the business and gain some insight into an aspect of the film industry from experts in the field. On October 8th from 9AM-11AM, veteran film and TV actors, Steve Carlson and Francis Xavier McCarthy, will present on Acting for Film followed by a brief overview of what directors want from Gary Lundgren.This presentation is not just great for actors, it’s great for anyone in the film business who would like a clear picture of expectations and who is who on set. The workshop will include tips on career management, audition expectations, expectations once you arrive on set, as well as a little inspirational guidance.



SOFaM welcomes our newest members and thanks those renewing. Please check out their listings to learn more about them.

Gabriel Al-Rifai – Videographer 
Business Success Solutions – Business Coaching 
Chun-Han Chou – Health & Beauty 
Pelton House – Locations   
Marga Laube – Supporter 
Evalyn Hansen – Extra

Charles Douglas – DIT 
Christopher Lucas – Supporter
Elizabeth Kelly – Supporter   
Jasmine Putnam – Supporter
K.H. Cooper – Supporter
Nick Rupp – Supporter   

Mary WilkinsKelly – Set Photographer  
Mig Windows – Actor   
Sean Johnson – Supporter 

Sherry Grimes – Actor

Stephanie Huebner -Actor 

Tristan Gavin – Supporter 

Alison Hoffman – Student
Michael Bryant – Student
Sea Liu – Student
Mig Windows – Student


C2 Cattle Company – Location   
Denise Baker – Actor 
Denise Ross – Supporter   

Levi Anderson – Supporter 
Marlyn Mason – Actor 
Randy Granstrom – Special Effects Hair & Makeup   
Wayne Sweat – Supporter   

Yang Ming – Student 

Becky Brown – Writer 
Jack Vitacco – Suporter  
Jimmy Leavens – Student  

Max Burt – Composer  
Parker Brown – Supporter   
Pela Via – Supporter     

Jeff Golden –  Supporter  
J. Adam Bogle – Transportation  
Loren Wheeler – Supporter    

Ron Huffstutter – Supporter 
Angelica Owens – Supporter  

Anita Gomez – Supporter  
Aidan Hawes – Student   

Below Stairs Productions – Production Company 
Brooke DeBoer – Producer 
Catherine Lassensen – Animal Wrangler     

Coming Attractions – Exhibitors; Screening Rooms   
Clifford Foster – Supporter 
Denise Baker – Supporter  
Doug O’Dell Jr – Stuntperson      
Doug O’ Dell Sr – Stuntperson        

Gales Creek Insurance – Insurance     
Gary Lundgren – Director 
Greg Goebelt – Supporter 
Hali Duran – Student 
Jason McMurry – Director of Photography 
Jeanine Castaldo – Supporter   
Jeffery Shea – Actor 
Joe Dworkin – Supporter  
Joel Lesko – Supporter      
Joseph Linaschke Photography – Studio 
Katherine Roselli – Supporter 
Kent Romney – Sound Mixer; Director of Photography    
Kerin Sharma – Supporter Gales Creek Insurance – Insurance     
Gary Lundgren – Director   
Greg Goebelt – Supporter 
Hali Duran – Student 
Jason McMurry – Director of Photography 
Jeanine Castaldo – Supporter   
Jeffery Shea – Actor 
Joe Dworkin – Supporter  
Joel Lesko – Supporter      
Joseph Linaschke Photography – Studio 
Katherine Roselli – Supporter 
Kent Romney – Sound Mixer; Director of Photography    
Kerin Sharma – Supporter 
Lauren Kristensen – Student   
Lee Fuchsmann – Supporter 
Maddox Visual – Camera Rental; Grip/Lighting; Production Company  
Matthew Roemer – Supporter 
Michael Braden – Supporter  
Michael Meyer – Actor    
Molly Kreuzman – Supporter 
Pam Danielle – Hair & Makeup 
Sweetbriar Events – Craft Services       
Patty Wheelock – Hair & Makeup  
Pilot Rock Productions – Video Production 
Sig Dekany – Supporter     
Steve Fogelman – Supporter      
Tyler Maddox – Steadicam Operator; Director of Photography  

Ada May – Supporter 
Allen Hicks – Supporter  
Andrew Gay – Supporter  

Andrew Reilly – Voice Over 
Anne Lundgren – Producer 
Apple Box Media – Post Production 
Barbara Henson – Supporter   

Bill Weil – Casting Director  
Brady Rubin – Actor   
Bruce Bayard – Visual Effects     
Bruce Hostetler – Casting  Director  
Carlos Velasquez – Supporter   

Cathy Kelly – Supporter  
Chanel Reid – Supporter  

Charles Douglas – DIT  
Chris Vanderschaaf – Editor  
Christopher Lucas – Supporter        
City of Medford – City and Permit Offices 
Dakini 3 Media – Production Company
Daniel Rester – Supporter        
Darren Campbell – Supporter   
David Hill – Supporter       
David Kirk West – Director    

David Rowley – Supporter 
Deborah Felsenfeld – Transcription Services 
Denise Collins – Location Scout/Manager 
Doug O’Dell Jr.  – Supporter 

Dustin Meier – Stuntperson     
Erik Palmer – Supporter 
Elsewhere Films – Production Services 
Francis McCarthy – Actor   
Gary Kout – Producer; Line Producer; AD  

Ginny Auer – Supporter   
Graham Lewis – Still Photographer 

Hannah Mock – Student 
IMD Talent & Modeling – Talent Agencies 
Jacob Ensign – Supporter 
Jana Carole – Supporter  

Jasmin Putnam – Supporter 
Jayson Wynkoop – Editor  
Jeanine Sturm – Supporter 
Jean Taylor – Production Assistant 

Jesse Widener – Supporter   
Joanne Feinberg – Supporter   

John Grimshaw – Supporter          
Kent Romney –  Director of Photography; Sound Mixer/Recordist 
K.H. Cooper – Supporter 
Lanphier Associates – Creative Services   
Kirk McKenzie – Supporter 
Leah Gibson – Special Effects Hair & Makeup 
Lia Rose Dugal – Actor  
Mark Jacobs – Composer 
Mark Schneider – Actor 
Marla Estes – Supporter           
Matt Stuart – Composer       
Megan Peterson – Supporter    

Mike Gantenbein – Producer 
Oregon Sound Recording – Audio Post Production  

OSF Costume Rental – Costume & Wardrobe  

Patricia Somers- Supporter 
Patricia Wheelock – Supporter  
R.C. Pete Gillette – Key Grip 

Ray Robison – Director; Producer     
Reel House Films – Production Company   

Richard Herskowitz – Supporter  

Richard Houston – Supporter    
Richard Jensen – Supporter     
Robin Lycett – Supporter 
Robin Smith – Supporter   
Rocky Garrotto – Assistant Camera; Location Scout/Manager 

Ross Williams – Editor  
Ryan Niemi –  Director 
Scott Glen – Sound Mixer            
Sean Johnson – Supporter        
Seth Downing – Supporter    

Shanda Hurst – Supporter 

Simone Stewart – Actor      
Stephanie Huebner – Supporter  

SOU DMC – Stages & Studios; Production Company 
Sunset Dynamics – Production Company 
Tristan Gavin – Supporter 
Toni Webb – Supporter  
Twanissa Cox – Supporter   

Vanessa Nowitzky – Composer   
Virginia Carol Hudson – Hair & Makeup   


Mark Jacobs, music composer has recently completed a music soundtrack to the 1924 silent film, Wolkenphänomen von Maloja, “The Cloud Phenomenon of Maloja” by filmmaker Arnold Frack (1889 – 1974).

The soundtrack consists of stereo electronic music with a live alphorn duet. Mark and his SOU music colleague, Dr. Cynthia Hutton, will be premiering the work at the Northwest Horn Symposium at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA this coming weekend. They will be performing the alphorn parts in synchronization with the film and electronic soundtrack. 

JOMA Films AIFF16 bumpers are available for viewing if you missed them at the Ashland Independent Film Festival last weekend. Check them out here.

Joseph Linaschke of Photo Joseph was part of a super secret project in New Orleans. He tested the Panasonic new LUMIX GX80/GX85 and shares his impressions. Check out his work as well as that of SOFaM members here:

Gary Kout / ElsewhereFilms.com (Producer)
Brent Streeper (Editor / Motion Graphics Artist)
Sean McCoy / Oregon Sound Recording (Post Audio Engineer)
Michael Paul Caruso / Magnetic West Music (Sound Design)
Chris Vanderschaaf / Apple Box Creative (Colorist)
• Tyana Andrews / PhotoJoseph Studios (Assistant)
•  Joseph Linaschke / PhotoJoseph Studios (Director, on-camera “talent”, Script writer… whatever is left)

Pam Danielle worked on hair and make-up for Asante commercials and RVTD this past month.

Member News and showcase what you’ve been working on. Send an email to membernews@filmsouthernoregon.org.