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Dispatch from the Boiler Room: May 14

Last week we headed to the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network PubTalk event to capture footage of the startup founders presenting their business pitches. Interns Janelle LaSalle and Moe Fernandez got their first opportunity to get behind the camera, while Aaron McAdam continued his tutelage in all things audio under the guidance of producer Chris Higgins. This footage will

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Dispatch from the Boiler Room: May 6

We start this week full of inspiration after having spent the weekend at QDoc, the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival. We caught seven films over the weekend, but the absolute standout was “Cassandro, The Exotico“, a verité-style portrait of Saúl Armendáriz, a luchador who has survived addiction, abuse, and countless physical injuries to become a world renowned

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Dispatch from the Boiler Room – April 29, 2019

It can be a challenge to maintain focus on our work here in the basement headquarters of Potboiler once the sunshine returns, luring us to frolic outside. Luckily, our projects are providing many opportunities to get out and start generating some vitamin D. Last weekend, podcaster/writer/filmmaker Chris Higgins joined interns Janelle Lasalle and Aaron McAdam to capture

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Dispatch from the Boiler Room: April 22

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

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Dispatch From the Boiler Room: April 15

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

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New Client

Where History Comes Alive (Metaphorically Speaking, of Course)

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

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