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We ARE the Media: HD Studio Project

Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:00 PM (PST)

We ARE the Media: HD Studio Project

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Donation Type Remaining Sales End Amount
Certified Producer: Pay What You Can
This slot is for Certified Studio Producers to work on the crew. Suggested donation $15-$75. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
4 Tickets Nov 6, 2017 Enter donation ($)
Creative Assistants: Pay What You Can
This is a slot for non-certified students who would like to contribute to the project as Production Assistants, Producers or Writers. Suggested donation $15-$75. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
3 Tickets Nov 6, 2017 Enter donation ($)

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Event Details

Dates: November 6 & 8

Do you have an idea for a 30-minute video project that covers a relevant political issue, but need a crew to get it made?

In this class, which is intended for both certified Open Signal producers and anybody with an interest in citizen journalism, we’re calling on you to submit a show proposal that fits this year’s Power of the Media theme.

Whether it's a short documentary, televised interview show or something else, we're looking for proposals for programming that can evoke compelling community dialogues and social change.

Members of the class will then work with the selected producer’s show proposal to create the a short program, practicing hands-on studio skills like video switcher operation, graphics, advanced lighting, audio mixer operation and more, as well as expanding their writing, producing and production assistant skill set.

If your proposal is chosen, you’ll get to take the class for free!

Submit your proposal here.

Certified Producer Crew Slots: 5

Creative Assistant Slots (no experience required): 3

Suggested donation: $15-$75, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Recommended Prior CourseHD TV Studio Production

For More Information

For general information or directions to our space, please contact our front desk at (503) 288-1515 or info [at]

To be considered for make-up sessions or for other questions about your registration, contact Media Education Director Elisa Barrios at (503) 673-8649 or ebarrios [at]

Getting Here

Open Signal is located off the #6 or #4 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal, we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on NE Graham off of NE MLK.


Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need. If you’d like to apply, please complete the Bob Hedlund Memorial Scholarship Application form and submit along with documentation of financial need. Scholarships are reviewed on the 15th of every month and scholarships will be awarded on the 20th of every month. Applicants can apply for one scholarship slot per term, with a maximum of 3 scholarships per calendar year.

Open Signal is a Safe Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations, and we ask that you do the same when you attend our workshops and events.

Open Signal is fully wheelchair-accessible. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request.

Equipment Certification

Open Signal workshops grant certification on the equipment and software taught in the course unless otherwise noted.

Our workshops and equipment are made available to the community at an affordable rate because we want to amplify your voice on our public access cable channels. Join our community of media-makers! We ask that you submit work regularly in exchange for the free use of Open Signal equipment and studios.

Workshops participants must attend ALL workshop sessions order to receive certification. No make-up sessions will be allowed except in cases of emergency. All certified students must complete a brief New Producer Orientation (NPO) before they are given access to our equipment. Students under the age of 18 will need to complete an NPO in the presence of their parent or guardian in order to check out equipment from Open Signal.

Cancellation Policies for Workshops

  • Workshops must meet minimum enrollment requirements to take place. If a workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified 24 hours in advance. You can transfer to the next available session of the workshop if there is one, or receive a full refund for your cancelled class.

  • You must cancel up to 72 hours in advance to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds or transfers if you cancel with less than three days notice or fail to show up.

  • Please allow 2-3 business days for all refunds to be processed.

In the event of an emergency, exchanges for class credit may be offered at the discretion of Open Signal Management.   

Inclement Weather Policy

Open Signal follows the Portland Public Schools weather closure policy. If a workshop is closed due to inclement weather, we will attempt to reschedule the workshop within the term. Full refunds or class exchanges will be offered if you can’t make the rescheduled date.

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Have questions about We ARE the Media: HD Studio Project? Contact Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

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Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center
2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:00 PM (PST)

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