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Activist Filmmaking

The ReBuilding Center
3625 N Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97227, US (map)



Instructor: Kathryn Garcia Location: ReBuilding Center Ages: 16+ Schedule: 2 3/hr sessions Capacity: 15 Times: 1:00-4:00pm Dates: May 13, 20

Video is one of the most effective forms of citizen journalism today.

This project-based class gets you access to Open Signal's portable Activist Filmmaking kits, which are designed to be lightweight, compact and easy to use for inexperienced videomakers, yet powerful enough to capture great footage and audio of protests, strikes and other PDX events.

This class certifies you as an Activist Filmmaker, which means you can check out Open Signal's Activist Filmmaking kits for free (which include an iPad, two lenses, a light and two mics). It also certifies you to submit videos to our cable channels.


Getting Here Open Signal is located off the #6 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal, we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on the corner of NE Graham and NE MLK. For directions please call our main line at (503) 288-1515.

Equipment Certification Open Signal workshops typically grant certification on the equipment and software taught in the course unless otherwise noted. Workshops participants must attend ALL workshop sessions in order to receive certification. No make-up sessions will be allowed except in cases of emergency. Participants must contact ebarrios@opensignalpdx.org to be considered for make-up sessions.

Arriving Late or Missing a Workshop If you miss the first day or are more than 30 minutes late, you will lose your place in the workshop.

Cancellation Policies for Workshops Workshops must meet the minimum enrollment requirement for the workshop to take place. If a workshop is cancelled due to lack of enrollment, students will be notified 24 hours in advance. Participants may apply their class credit to take another Open Signal workshop or can receive a full refund.

You may cancel up to 3 days 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. For questions or concerns about your registration, please contact the Media Education department at (503) 673- 8649 or email ebarrios@opensignalpdx.org

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