You can't get much tougher than 5.11 Tactical Gear (pronounced five-eleven). The company got its start back in the sixties when founder and mountaineer Royal Robbins couldn't find pants that were suitable for climbing. So he developed his own and sold them through his boot and clothing company.Read More
We've been testing out our new Digital Key green screen from The Rag Place in Hollywood, CA (where they make the movies). And we just had our first client shoot with it, with great results.
Known as "digi-comp," this type of screen is the industry standard for film and TV.Read More
On Monday we took possession of the building at 2330 NW 31st. And this morning at 7AM we started cutting up the concrete floor (for plumbing) and tearing out the hanging ceiling.
This new location is for real.Read More
If you think $120 is too much to pay for a nice pair of basketball shoes, you should probably read the rest of this post sitting down.
Dominic Chambrone, AKA "The Shoe Surgeon," creates custom sneakers that sold for as much as $10,000 a pair. His clients have included Drake, DJ Kahled, and Justin Bieber. The TV drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit centered a plotline around one of his creations.Read More
The City of Portland continues to grow and so do we. Because we're expanding, Cine Rent West will be moving a few blocks to the North this fall. The new facility will be bigger, better, and have lots more parking.
There. Now you know. For more details, keep reading.Read More
We just announced that after nearly 25 years in the same location, the Cine Rent West soundstage and creative center are moving a short distance away. Here are the answers to your most burning questions.Read More
Besides having possibly the best name in all of professional football, JuJu Smith-Schuster is extremely fast. Which is what helped him score all those touchdowns in his first year at Pittsburgh, and earn the title of Steelers' Rookie of the Year.
Recently, Mr. Smith-Schuster was at Cine Rent West to shoot a video for the new high speed shoes from Adidas, the Adizero 5-Star Cleats.
According to producer Robin Vada, the concept called for slow motion shots of the football star accelerating, juking, and running between rows of lights on artificial turf.Read More
LinkedIn is the social network designed for business. It's not as fun as Facebook or as unhinged as Twitter (which is probably a good thing). But if you're serious about growing your business as a freelancer in production, you should have an effective profile there.Read More
You know how Ironman will punch a bad guy and the impact of his fist is so forceful, the henchman flies backwards through the air?
Spoiler alert: You can't really punch people that hard. Scenes like that are created by hooking a stuntman to something called a ratchet harness, which yanks him backwards quickly enough to make it look like he's flying through the air.
Sadly, there is a time in real life when people do go flying through the air, much to their harm. And that's in a traffic accident.Read More
Lisa Cicala knows a few things about telling stories.
In her most recent position as Senior Producer/Editor for Mercy Corps, she traveled to some of the most difficult parts of the world to document and raise awareness for the non-profit's relief work.Read More
Sol, or as his fans call him, Solzilla, is a Seattle hip-hop star known for his clever lyrics and thoughtful approach.
For example, after graduating from the U of W, he was awarded the Bonderman Fellowship, which allowed him to travel the world, visiting countries like Ethiopia, Uganda, and South Africa.
His album "Yours Truly" rose to #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Albums Chart, and landed on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart.Read More