It’s a busy week here in the boiler room, as the interns begin to refine the scope and goals of their final projects. Taking a page from my own creative work, Moe Fernandez is exploring a project that will combine a number of storytelling techniques to document their relationship with Luna, their recently deceased dog. On the […]



We’re starting our week in typically wet fashion of a Portland spring, with all the usual consequences (muddy floors and late busses) as well as at least one very unusual one: the exceptionally wet ground allowed the cherry tree outside the office to just fall right over. It’s a miracle that none of us were actually in […]



Our pals at OPB referred us to our latest client, the Cannon Beach History Center. For those unfamiliar, Cannon Beach is a small, charming town on the Oregon Coast widely known for being the backdrop for climactic scenes in The Goonies and Point Break. What I didn’t know, however, is that Cannon Beach is named for an […]



I can’t believe that I’m about to use this word non-ironically, but there’s just no other way to describe today’s mutually beneficial excursion other than synergy. It started with my good friend and colleague Chris Higgins, who is hard at work on a documentary about Jamie Livingston, a director and cinematographer known for his music video work […]



The addition of the Daisho clamp turns the Ronin MX into a total game changer.



Today we welcome two new interns to Potboiler, Rhiannan Kane and Maria Nunau.  Rhiannan is an Arizona native who works as a hotel manager at McMenamins Kennedy School (plenty of story material for films there, I’m sure), while Maria is originally from Romania, and works in security for Intel. Both are alumni of my Digital Cinematography class […]



We all know the adage that “less is more”, but for Windermere Stellar broker Candace Kramer, it’s more than just a saying, it’s her business. She specializes in helping clients downsize from sprawling suburban homes to more central, urban spaces. That mean doing more than just selling them a new condo or townhouse; it means helping people […]

Elise Keith and John Keith know the importance of social proof


Elise Keith is the co-founder of Lucid Meetings, an online platform that helps organizations run more effective meetings. We worked with them in April to produce a short explainer video in anticipation of their being named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in the Unified Communications category. We spoke to Elise about the experience of producing a video with […]



Complí is an enterprise software company with a mission to make workforce compliance easy, seamless, and effective. To showcase all the features of their latest product, Complígo, we told the story of the first day of a new job from the perspectives of the new hire and of the compliance manager.



We know that nurses play a crucial role in healthcare, but what makes nursing at like Adventist Health special? We spoke to nurses from the emergency, maternity, cardiac and other departments to find out why working at a mission-driven hospital makes their work so much more rewarding, and improves patient outcomes as well.