Portland Grassroots Media Camp, Aug 24-26

The Portland Grassroots Media Camp, to be held Aug. 24-26, will be a weekend of skills trainings and workshops designed to make media creation and production more accessible to organizers, activists, and all community members. Workshops will take place across Portland at such sites as PCC Cascade Campus, the Musicians Union, St. Francis Church, KBOO, Laughing Horse Books, Liberty Hall, and the Center for Intercultural Organizing.

The weekend will be an opportunity for community members, organizers, and activists, especially from immigrant communities in and around Portland, to learn new skills, get connected with local alternative media resources, and network with other immigrant, community, and media organizations. Workshops will two hours long focusing on one specific skill through the use of hands on activities. All skill levels are welcome. All workshops are FREE and open to the general public!

Multilingual, multicultural media making will shape our understanding of the global diversity in our neighborhoods. Whether you are a media maker born in another country who wants to share skills, an ally who wants to develop more diverse relationships, or someone who has a story that needs to be told, PGMC will be a place to learn essential media skills and build new relationships. You do not need to register for the whole weekend. Just pick which classes fit your needs.

Participating organizations include: the Bolivarian Media Exchange, PCASC, Portland Freeskool, PCC Multimedia Department, KBOO, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Street Roots, TK Artist Collective, Sisters of the Road, Write Around Portland, PCUN/KPCN, Theater for Change/Teatro por un Cambio, the Independent Black Producers Organization and more..

Workshops include: Writing a Press Release
The Voice From Beyond: Narration for News Stories
the basics of Silkscreening
Audio Postcards: The Art of Gathering Voices
Imovie Boot Camp
Out In The Streets: One Question Interviews
Digital Editing: Working With Short Interviews
Audio Production with Garage Band
Talking to the Man: Moving Your Message with the Corporate Media
Public Records
Theater for Liberation
Audio Production with Adobe Audition
Oral histories -interviewing techniques
Upload Video to YouTube
Poetry as Gateway to Meaning and Expression in Homelessness
Recording in the Field
Field Video Camcorder
Field Audio for Video
Audio Production
Reaching Your Audience: Basics of Writing a Press Release
Media Strategies for Social Movement
Comic 101
Intro to Open Source Software
Flyer making
Newsletter design
Photography for Latino Youth - How to tell your story through pictures
How to create a website using HTML
Block printing
Poster making/ lithography
How to plan a media event
Adobe Photoshop
Final Cut Pro

Questions, need more info? Email bolivarianmedia@gmail.com

Preregister online at portlandmediacamp.blogspot.com

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey