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Oregon is well supplied with production resources and services for all sizes and types of project. Camera, lighting & sound equipment houses, wardrobe and prop houses, FAA permitted drone operators, 2D & 3D animation, CGI and Virtual Reality content creators can all be found here in Oregon.

We have some of the best hotels in the Northwest. To help you explore that, we've put together a shortlist of some of the great places to stay in Portland most of which we have worked with in some capacity over the years.

We also have some helpful insights to piloting drones that can help ensure your work is both safe and beautiful.

For a more complete list of media support vendors located here in Oregon check out the links to the left & below or go here.

In addition, here are some other links to 3rd party specialty vendors who may be able to help with your shoot here in Oregon - there are MANY more:

Trailhead Production Provisions (Central Oregon)

Oregon Helicopters (NW Oregon)

Big Mountain Heli Tours (Central Oregon)

Film NW Services

Cinebird Trailer Editing

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The Use of Drones

The flying of drones for commercial purposes is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) throughout the United States. Therefore, the flight of drones for commercial purposes without specific FAA approval violates current FAA regulations.

If you intend to use drones, it is up to you to verify that the drone operator you engage is authorized by the FAA and any applicable state law to operate drones. It is also up to you to verify that such authorization is for the purpose for which you engage the drone operator. This is an important detail because while operators may be granted an exemption to operate drones for motion picture, television and new media filming, still photography and ”aerial cinematography,” there are also exemptions for other purposes not related to filming, such as aerial surveillance of pipelines, crops, real estate, etc. You will also need to verify if other permits, exceptions or permissions are needed for your specific use as may be mandated by the FAA or other applicable law.

In Oregon, House Bill 2710 was passed in 2015 which requires Oregon public bodies to register Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) with the Oregon Department of Aviation (ODA). Contact ODA directly via aviation.mail@aviation.state.or.us for more information.

Again, it is up to you to make sure that the drone operator you engage may lawfully provide the service.

As the FAA continues to grant exemptions and certificates at a fast rate, it's difficult for Oregon Film to keep our updates current. Therefore, if you're looking for a specific drone operator, you can check their 333 exemption status by visiting the FAA's website directly. Or, if you have an interest in becoming a pilot, you can also check out the FAA's rules and process for obtaining a Remote Pilot Certificate.

More Information on Drones

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