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!


Wednesday August 3, 2016
Cameras and Cocktails
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane (Formally 955 Dead Indian Memorial Road), Ashland 



Overlooking 50 acres of lush vineyards with sweeping views of the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, Belle Fiore inspires a special feeling of magic and romance. You and your guests will be delighted with our expansive grounds, enchanting gardens, numerous creative settings, breath-taking views and natural seclusion. The grand scale of Belle Fiore’s classical French chateau, as magnificent as it is as charming, lends extraordinary elegance, comfort and grace perfectly balanced to complement your most memorable romantic event. Guests will enjoy a unique combination of opulent interiors and outdoor luxury, conveniently located just a few minutes from Ashland and Interstate 5.


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

Sean Johnson – Supporter
Jasmine Putnam – Supporter 
Christopher Lucas – Supporter 

K.H. Cooper – Supporter
Charles Douglas – DIT 
Mary WilkinsKelly – Set Photographer  
Sherry Grimes – Actor 

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


Anne Lundgren – Producer 
Mark Schneider – Actor 

Brady Rubin  – Actor 

Andrew Gay – Supporter 
Jayson Wynkoop – Editor  
Mike Gantebein – Producer  

Virginia Carol Hudson – Hair/Makeup  
Mark Jacobs – Composer  

Matt Stuart – Composer  
Deborah Felsenfeld – Transcription Services  
Gary Kout – Producer, Line Producer, Assistant Director  

Ross Williams – Editor
Francis McCarthy – Actor  
Lia Rose Dugal – Actor   
Bill Weil – Casting Director       
Ray Robison – Director  
Vanessa Nowitzky – Composer       
Bruce Bayard – Visual Effects   

Twanissa Cox – Supporter 

Robin Smith – Supporter 

Richard Jensen – Supporter  

Jesse Wildener – Supporter 

Michael Meyer – Supporter 
Shanda Hurst – Supporter  
Barbara Henson – Supporter   

John Grimshaw – Supporter   
Richard Houston – Supporter  

Hannah Mock – Student   

Charles Douglas – DIT 
Mary WilkinsKelly – Set Photographer  
Sherry Grimes – Actor   
Mig Windows – Actor 


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.

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