Check out some of the new work being made at Open Signal.

"Thyme," by Jude Cherab

A quick portrait of a Muslim-American.

A Growing Concern: NO DAPL!

In this episode of A Growing Concern, host Jim Lockhart interviews Portlander Hugh Amaguq Ahnatook to get a native perspective on the events at Standing Rock.

A Virtual Tour of Jessica Mehta's 'emBODY poetry' Exhibition

emBODY poetry explores an experimental form of poetry on unorthodox canvases, with original work by Jessica Mehta.

Advanced Premier Final Projects December 2017

Check out editing work by our Advanced Premier students!

Always Love Over Gold: The Culture of Connection (Mississippi Records)

Short doc about Mississippi Records, produced by students in an Open Signal documentary filmmaking class.

Animation Nation Summer Camp Finals

These short animations were created by students ages 8-12 in our 2016 Animation Nation summer camp.

Annexation & Assimilation Event Documentation

A short piece on a multimedia art exhibit by Portland Archives & Records Center artist-in-residence Sabina Haque.

Art Noise: Jessie Rose Vala

Interview of multimedia environmental artist Jessie Rose Vala, who gave an artist talk at Open Signal in Nov. 2015.

AssetFile 5272 Bibi McGill & Open School North - BELIEVE

BELIEVE was created by Bibi McGill and Open School North students during the 2015 Open AiR program with the Hollywood Theatre. Bibi is musical director of Beyoncé's band, the Suga Mamas. 

Bring That Beat Back: A Block Party

We worked with Life is Short Films and Projx to create this video promoting Open Signal's first-ever block party in August 2017. 

Candidates Gone Wild 2016

A feisty, fun night of political mischief at Portland's showcase of local and state candidates. Shot by Open Signal's Production Services team; hosted by the Willamette Week.

Care Is On Air: Jeff

City Club Friday Forum: Oregon Health Care Under Trump

At the 12/9/16 City Club Friday Forum, local heath care leaders shared their insights on how Trump's proposed changes to the ACA may impact Oregon residents. This video was shot live by Open Signal's production services team.

Design Week Portland - VR Panel Discussion

Open Signal hosted a panel and demo about community-engaged VR for Design Week Portland.

Echo Productions Watch Party

The spring 2020 session of Echo Productions was held at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility. This compilation of student work, debuted during a live streamed event on July 9th, includes personal narrative, documentary, a breakdance film, sketch comedy and a cooking show.

Experimental ½ Hour, Episode 41

They've since moved to Coaxial TV in LA, but when the Experimental Half Hour was made through Open Signal, they produced this awesome episode, which features Dead Channel, Three Legged Race, MSHR and Portland Bike Ensemble.

Former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on Staying Aware

Mignon Clyburn discusses proposed changes from the Federal Communications Commission that could impact funding for community media nationwide.

Generativity: Phase5 Performance

A documentation of "Generativity," a live performance and installation with video projections by Future Forum artist Fernanda D'Agostino.

Good Vibes Psychedelic Liquid Light Show

Producer Kevin Noonan creates Haight Ashbury-inspired liquid light imagery, then sets it to music by local musicians.

Happiness, Street Art & Food Carts

Teen filmmakers created these short docs on the concept of happiness, street art and food carts during Open Signal's 2016 Documenting PDX camp.

I AM a Strong Girl

In 2016, Open Signal youth media staff worked with local organization Sista Sistah to make this documentary about how young women of African descent are portrayed in the media.

In Focus Ep 1 INSA's GIF-ITI Mural at Open School North Join our radically inclusive membership program!

Open Signal has launched a community membership program that includes everyone. In this video, created by Devin Febbroriello, learn how you can gain access to our facility and become an engaged member of our community.

Made of Stars Mass Awareness Project, S1E2

A political comedy show, the Mass Awareness Project covers important issues in a satirical way. This episode's theme is energy.

Membership at Open Signal

Open Signal has launched a community membership program that includes everyone. In this video, created by Devin Febbroriello, learn how you can gain access to our facility and become an engaged member of our community.

Miriam Abraham Abyssinian Cyber Vernaculus trailer My Father's Dragon

This stop-motion animation, from Open Signal student Anya Schooler, condenses the children's novel "My Father's Dragon" into 90 seconds.

My Iran (Persian New Year Episode)

Long-running Open Signal program "My Iran" brings Persian language programming to Portland residents. This episode celebrates Persian New Year.

Night Lights: Interview with Arianna Gazca

Interview with Night Lights artist Arianna Gazca.

Online Launch Party and Livestream Extravaganza: Block #1 Open School + Open School - Five Years

This video celebrates a five-year collaboration between Open School and Open Signal.

Open School North Presents: Hello, Voyager

This video was produced during an Open Signal partnership with Open School North. Made possible with generous support from the Oregon Community Foundation, Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission and the Oregon Arts Commission.

Open Signal Bumper2 Text1 Hd Open Signal Labs Presents (September 19, 2020) Open Signal Labs Presents: Xavier Burgin + 31 Days of Black Horror

Xavier Burgin is an Emmy-nominated writer/director from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He’s the director of Shudder’s first original documentary, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.

Open Signal Premiere: Silent Voices

Nine people who have been killed and silenced by Portland Police come back to life in this tender, angry, sometimes-hilarious play being produced as a movie because of Covid-19 restrictions on theaters.

PDX Metro Counts PDX Spotlight, S3E9: Logan Lynn

Open Signal TV show PDX Spotlight highlights local musicians. In this episode, Logan Lynn performs four songs from his new album "Adieu," and chats with host Luke Neill. 

Portland, Place, or Thing: The Board Game! Pt. 1

A wild and wooly variety show, this episode of Portland, Place, or Thing features the comic ensemble playing a massive board game in Studio A.

Queer Heroes NW: Pat Young & Robin Will - GLAPN (2012)

A production of Open Signal, Q Center and the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN), which celebrates LGBTQ pioneers and leaders from local movement, Queer Heroes NW! 

Required Viewing, Episode 1: Runaway (1984)

Finally, a movie review show for fans of the obscure! In this episode, the Required Viewing team discusses the forgotten 1984 action film "Runaway".

Show Why the Census Matters with #OpenSignalCounts Skincare Tips

"Skincare Tips," a video by Hannah Piper-Burns.

SLAYED IN OREGON: Underground Heavy Metal in Oregon

April Jones' Slayed in Oregon brings underground metal concert footage to the masses. This episode features performances by Disenchanter, Holy Grove, Demon Eye, Spawn and Coven. 

SportsBeat TV, Episode 7

Local sports show hosted by Ashley William and Dave Hall. Guests include Parkrose HS Boys basketball coach J.C. Alexander, Tigard HS basketball coach Steve Naylor, and Portland City Futsal Club manager Zane Cook. 

The 2018 Open Signal Make-A-Thon The Cosmic Serpent Trailer

Artists Julia Calabrese and Emily Bernstein made The Cosmic Serpent with support from PICA, The Precipice Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation and Calligram. It's "Days of Heaven" meets Sam Shepard.

The Hive Mind - March 10, 2020

Immersive technologies are bridging the physical and digital worlds, changing the landscape of everything from storytelling to education. What are the applications of these emerging technologies—and their effects?

The Hive Mind: Miriam Hillawi Abraham The Hive Mind: Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee will discuss their interdisciplinary practice as an XR creator, and community organizer.

The Show, Episode 14

The Show is a compilation of video work by Open Signal's adult students. In this Nov. 2016 episode, see the latest projects from our HD Studio, Intro To Video Production and Alternative Approaches to Media Production classes.

The Wake of Vanport

The Vanport Multimedia Project is dedicated to collecting and preserving Vanport survivors’ stories. These oral histories were produced through a partnership between Open Signal and the Skanner.

Tidal Traces (Trailer) Ural Thomas: Community Legacy

Made in collaboration with Our United Villages, this short doc focuses on the music, life and community activism of legendary Portland musician Ural Thomas. 

Videos by our fabulous students!

Highlights from our December 2016 Youth iPad Filmmaking class for kids ages 11 to 13.

Virtual Exhibition Opening: Laura Medina, 'Recordar es Construir' What is Open Signal Labs?

Open Signal Labs runs a new fellowship for Black filmmakers based in Portland. Learn more about the pilot year of this program. This video was created by Ifanyi Bell and the 2019 Labs fellows.

XRAY TV is Here!

Inspired by the early MTV, XRAY TV features work by Portland mediamakers. Catch XRAY TV every Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Comcast channels 29 and 329. 

Youth Media Camp: So You Want to Be a Documentary Filmmaker? - Summer 2015

A short documentary shot and edited by high school students for our 2015 Youth Media summer camp, 'So You Want to be a Documentary Filmmaker.'