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B Media Community Workshops: Ripping, Remix & Reel Revolution

Community Supported Everything
1626 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211, US (map)
Public WiFi

All events will occur at the Community Supported Everything House, NE16th and Alberta.

Busline: 8 and 72



B Media is hosting a series of low-cost remix workshops open to the public in conjunction with the OROR Fest from September 27-29th. B Media is a community-based video art collective that uses political remix videos, documentary films, and skill-shares to catalyze collaborative work for social justice.

About the workshops:

Topics include how to search through and download archival footage, DIY filming tips and tricks, and advanced editing for remix videos.

Participation in the workshops will be sliding scale for single workshop or full weekend passes, with current or new B Media sustainers participating for free.

Cost: $10-25 sliding scale/workshop. $25-$75 for the whole weekend. Opening and Closing events are FREE. The workshops will be capped at 10 people, with room for 5 walk ups.

Register now to make sure you get a spot! http://bit.ly/reelrev

All events will occur at the Community Supported Everything House, NE16th and Alberta.

Weekend Workshop Schedule:

Friday, August 27

6 pm: Meet and Greet for local film makers and activists. Potluck.

7 pm: Opening Night, “Art + Activism:” A participatory discussion about the transversal connecting art and activism. What is the purpose of film? Can it actually change society? Does the process matter as much as the final product? This introduction to different artist collectives, critical theory, and short films explores the role of film in movements for social justice.

Saturday, August 28

11 am-1 pm: How to Be a Video Ninja

Tips and tricks for film making on the go, from a gear check list to DIY light set ups, knowing your rights, and quick ways to get the word out using social media.

3 pm- 5 pm: Surfing the Archive

Found footage is a fundamental part of a great remix. Discover the basics of remix video, the best online archives, and how to download and convert footage from the internet for your film.

Sunday, August 29th

11 am- 1 pm: Idea to Action: Writing a Story Synopsis

Learn how to visualize and articulate a great idea into a three-minute film. Come with an idea you keep having, and we’ll collaborate on molding it to reach the next phase.

3 pm -5 pm: Remix/Mixer

Designed for people familiar with Final Cut or an editing program, we’ll explore some of the key tricks for making your film look hot, from syncing with music, adding effects, and splicing.Note: Computer with editing software required (six provided for use--note if you need to use one on registration)

8-11 pm: Closing Night, “Film/Fact/Fiction.” Outdoor film screening of shorts and strange films, chosen from different genres of activist filmmaking. Edify yourself with short documentaries, on the ground reporting, participatory YouTubing, avante garde cinema, and surrealist films. FREE


Website: www.bmediacollective.org Twitter: @bmediacollectiv Facebook:www.facebook.com/bmediacollective Register now: http://bit.ly/reelrev