Music Video Make-A-Thon

Music Video Make-A-Thon
  • Cost: Free
  • Capacity: 24

Work on a team to complete a music video for local artists in our second ever Make-A-Thon!

Registration for this event is now closed.

Join us for the return of the Open Signal Make-a-Thon on Saturday, June 18th! Create a short film, from start to finish in one day, with the help of a team of community members and Open Signal staff. This year, we’re doing things a little differently — in honor of the Juneteenth celebrations happening in our neighborhood all weekend, we'll be making music videos for Black Portland-based musicians, with some help from our friends at The Numberz FM! Work in a team to record and edit music videos for these artists, and we’ll screen all the videos later that night in our studio.

The Music Video Make-a-Thon will be a great opportunity to learn more about Open Signal membership and flex your creative muscles with fellow filmmakers! Three teams will be assigned a song, write a concept, and then record and edit a 2-3 minute music video – all in six hours. Songs and teams will be randomly assigned and each team will have a staff member assist them through the planning and managing of the filming process. Stay tuned for an announcement of artists!

Open Signal will provide equipment, locations, meals, and celebratory snacks during the screening. We’ll meet at our building at 10am for an all-hands-on-deck huddle and breakfast, with final pieces due at 7pm. Then at 7:30pm we'll celebrate with a screening of final pieces in Studio A.

Fill out the form below to save your spot — be sure to register by May 23rd!

Thank you to our sponsors!:



Jun 18


10:00am – 8:20pm


For More Information

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For questions about your registration, please contact us by phone at (503) 288 1515 or email education [at]

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This program will not only strengthen our community and deepen your experience as a community member, but it will also help diversify our funding streams, ensuring that our resources will be around to serve Portland for decades to come.

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Open Signal is a Safer Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal is a Safer Space for people of color, immigrants, gender non-conforming, low/no income groups, houseless, people with disabilities, linguistically diverse and other marginalized communities who have experienced systemic racism, sexism, classism and/or oppression. We encourage the creation and sharing of content that expresses a wide variety of cultural, social, political and spiritual perspectives. Treating all people with respect and kindness is expected - even if you don’t agree with all perspectives.

We require all members of our community to agree to our Safer Space Community Guidelines and to be accountable for the impact of their actions on others who use the space. Physical and verbal abuse will not be tolerated. All threats will be taken seriously, and will result in removal from the facility.

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Open Signal is committed to hosting meetings, events and gatherings that are accessible and inclusive. Ensuring that all members of our community can fully engage in our activities not only benefits the individual, but  strengthens our community as a whole. 

We will do our best to accommodate your needs for equitable access to our facilities, however some requests may not be within our means to meet at this time.

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