Make a Show

Whether you want a platform for your citizen journalism or non-commercial art project, we want to amplify your voice on our channels.  

Make a Show at Open Signal’s Studios

If you'd like to make a show in our HD studios, your first step is to get certified to use them. Here’s what to do:

  1. Take our HD Studio class.
  2. After completing your class, you can come down to Open Signal any time to receive a New Producer Orientation that explains:
  • How to navigate Open Signal's rules
  • Schedule free studio time
  • Get crew for your productions
  • Submit content for play on our cable channels, and
  • Apply for your own TV series

Make a Show Off-Site with Open Signal's Equipment

You can also choose to create a show outside Open Signal's studios, using our field production equipment. Just register for one of our classes and get certified as a producer.

You can apply for your own series, or submit one­‐off content, as you please.

Broadcast Your Work on Open Signal's Cable Channels

Do you have a completed short film, cartoon, feature film, documentary or web series that you want to share with a broader audience? Anyone in the Portland Metro area can air their non-commercial work on our channels.

All you need to do is drop by Open Signal during our public hours to receive a New Producer Orientation, which takes about thirty minutes. We'll explain how you can get started submitting your work. This service is totally free.

Here is a step-by-step introduction to the process.

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