Happy New Showreel!

Happy New Showreel!

Posted on Jan 9, 2015 in News, Uncategorized | No Comments

2014 was a great year; we were lucky to work on a ton of exciting projects, with some of the coolest clients and collaborators in Portland, and around the globe. Check our our new showreel to see some of the highlights, and take a look at the most recent items on our work page to […]

19th Century Man: Live on Oregon News Channel

19th Century Man: Live on Oregon News Channel

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 in News | No Comments

Everyone’s favorite anti-labor evangelist recently appeared on the Oregon News Channel to weigh in on some of the upcoming Oregon House and Senate races. Watch his appearance below:

The Bottom Line – A New Economy

The Bottom Line – A New Economy

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 in News | No Comments

Softbox and Econ4 are pleased to announce the final installment in The Bottom Line series: “A New Economy”.  Featuring some of the most forward-thinking economists in the country, The Bottom Line series goes beyond myopic political debates about the economy, and examines the systemic issues we face today. Considering the political, economic, and environmental problems […]

John Buck – C’est Magnifique

John Buck – C’est Magnifique

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 in News | No Comments

Softbox recently had the pleasure of joining John Buck for the opening of his “C’est Magnifique” exhibition at the Hilliard Art Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana.  Our short film focuses on Buck’s ‘Kinetic Sculptures’. Elaborately constructed and intricately detailed, these moving sculptures are astounding to behold.  We hope we were able to capture at least a […]

“Preschool Gems” Book Trailer

“Preschool Gems” Book Trailer

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 in News | No Comments

Softbox is pleased to announce another “gem” from Director/Animator Chris Fontaine.  This trailer for Leslie McCollom’s “Preschool Gems” takes us into the mind of a preschooler and captures all of the magic and whimsy contained within.  The book is a hilarious collection of quips and musings taken directly from the mouths of preschoolers.  Here’s a […]

Wacom Cintiq 22HD

Wacom Cintiq 22HD

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 in News | No Comments

Funnelbox Production Studios asked us to assist with the visual effects for their “Cintiq 22HD” promotional trailer.  Our contributions included keying, tracking, rotoscoping, screen replacement, wire removal and background animation.  Their team did a fantastic job conceptualizing and producing this video, and the collaboration was smooth and seamless.  The end result is a beautiful piece of work […]

Famished

Famished

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 in News | No Comments

Just finished work on this trailer for ‘Famished’, a play by Eugenia Woods, directed by Megan Kate Ward.  Softbox developed the concept for the trailer, and produced it from start to finish.  ‘Famished’ opens January 21st at the Imago Theatre in Portland, OR.  Presented by Portland Playhouse. portlandplayhouse.org

Occupy Economics

Occupy Economics

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 in News | No Comments

On November 13th 2011, economists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst drafted an open statement to the Occupy Wall Street movement pledging their support. Since then, more than 400 economists from around the world have added their names.  We produced this short film to help spread the word.

Tax Dollars At War

Tax Dollars At War

Posted on Oct 4, 2011 in News | No Comments

Directed and animated by Chris Fontaine, ‘Tax Dollars At War’ is a brilliant visualization of a radio interview about US military spending as a proportion of our national budget.  The dialogue comes from a Flashpoints interview with Dennis Bernstein and Dave Lindorff.

“Scared Sick” Book Trailer

“Scared Sick” Book Trailer

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 in News | No Comments

Announcing the official release of “Scared Sick”!  We’ve had this book trailer up for a while, but now it’s got a new name and some new graphics, and if you haven’t watched it before, please take a look.  We think it’s pretty compelling.