The 2019 Open Signal Make-A-Thon

The 2019 Open Signal Make-A-Thon
  • Cost: Free
  • Capacity: 45

Come celebrate the Open Signal community by making media together.

Join our second annual membership event, a down and dirty 'Make-A-Thon' where certified Open Signal Producers will collaborative with staff and each other to make a film in one day that will screen in our studio that night.

The Make-A-Thon will be a great opportunity for producers to learn, teach, be creative and join a crew. Three teams of 15 people will write, shoot and edit a 5-10 minute act, writing the script making the props and sets, then acting, filming and editing — all in just eight hours!

Team members will be randomly assigned to one of three teams, and each team will have Open Signal staff and experienced volunteers to help plan and manage their filming process. Each act will be kept secret until the screening. In order to ensure a completely original piece, only the transition from one act to the next will be released on the day of the Make-A-Thon.

Fuel will be generously provided throughout the day by our sponsors.

Be sure to also register for our screening party, which runs from 8-9pm.

This event is open to certified Open Signal producers.


Mar 23


9:00am – 5:00pm


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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For More Information

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

Refund Policies for Events

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.

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.