From 1969 through 1982, Oregon's first film department, the Center for the Moving Image at Portland State University, educated students, teachers, and community members to both read and write in the language of film. Although the two keys figures of CMI, Andries Deinum and Thomas Taylor III, are no longer living, a number of their students continue to be a vital part of the thriving film community in Portland. Starting in 2011, Heather O. Petrocelli interviewed ten people involved with CMI in support of her master’s thesis in history at Portland State. The resulting interviews were donated to Special Collections by Petrocelli as the Center for the Moving Image Oral History Collection.
If you would like to learn more about Andries Deinum and his Center for the Moving Image, see:
- Heather O. Petrocelli, Master's thesis: Portland's "Refugee from Occupied Hollywood": Andries Deinum, his Center for the Moving Image, and film education in the United States: http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/9138
- Heather O. Petrocelli, "Andries Deinum and his Center for the Moving Image," Oregon Historical Quarterly, vol. 114, no. 3 (Fall 2013): http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5403/oregonhistq.114.3.0292
- Brooke Jacobson,"Andries Deinum (1918-1995)," Oregon Encyclopedia, http://www.oregonencyclopedia.org/entry/view/andries_deinum/