Open Signal Orientation

Open Signal Orientation
  • Cost: Free
  • Total Hours: 2 (One x 2-hour session)
  • Capacity: 12

Interested in joining the Open Signal community as a member and/or media maker? Join us for an orientation, the first step in your media education journey at Open Signal.

Have you been wanting to join the Open Signal Community as a member or as a content producer? Do you have a project you would like to air on Portland cable channels? Are you already a member but want some help creating and airing your content on cable?

Before you get started at Portland’s largest media arts center, attend one of our orientations to learn about Open Signal’s legacy, mission and library of community media resources — and become a member and content producer. 

Join us every second and third Friday from 6pm to 8pm to establish or renew your membership, create your Open Signal producer account, and get acquainted with the options your membership opens up for you.

Dates

Jul 19

Friday

6:00pm – 8:00pm

1 SESSION: 7/19

Aug 9

Friday

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Instructor: Kamryn Fall

1 SESSION: 8/9

Aug 16

Friday

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Instructor: Kamryn Fall

1 SESSION: 8/16

Location

Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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Instructor

Kamryn Fall Community Media Manager kamryn [at] opensignalpdx.org

As the Community Media Manager, I'm here to help guide the Community Media team in equitably supporting producers, cohort students, and community members involved in our classes and events. My goal is to work together with the team and community to foster meaningful connections and amplify diverse voices through radical art.

I am also a filmmaker, director, and dancer. I collaborate with theaters, musicians, and artists, exploring the symbiotic relationship between art and technology. Previously, I participated in the fellowship during the pilot year of Open Signal's LABS. Recently, I completed post-production for a limited series that reimagined Victorian romance in a non-historical context and highlighted Black joy. 

Policies

For More Information

Interested in getting involved and utilizing one of our many resources? Start by completing this form and we will connect you with a staff member to get you started: Inquiry Form.

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

Community Membership

Join our community! Open Signal's membership program includes absolutely everyone.

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.

To sign up, make a contribution of at least $5 online.

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.

If you have a safety concern to report, please talk to any member of our front desk staff, or complete our online form at bit.ly/opensignalsafetyconcern.

Accessibility Requests

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.

Please submit your request using this form: Accessibility Request Form