Pulsar Studio

Pulsar Studio
  • Ages: 14-18
  • Total Hours: 2 (Six x 2/hr drop-in sessions.)

Light up the night with teen artists and makers in creating videos and animations for a public art installation to be debuted during the Portland Winter Lights Festival.   

Spend your Mondays this fall at Pulsar Studio, a drop-in media arts program at Portland’s only media arts playground for teens ages 14 to 18. 

Create videos and animations that explore what masculinity and femininity means to you, inspired by the project, Brown Boy Feelings, led by emerging artists: Tyler White, Ibrahim Ibrahim, Joti Mangat and Juma Sei. 

Media created during each session will be combined into a collaborative art installation and debuted in February 2018 at Open Signal in conjunction with the Portland Winter Lights Festival. Contribute your creative voice by attending as many or as few sessions as you’d like!

Pulsar Studio welcomes teens of all gender identities.

The collaborative installation created during Pulsar Studio will be designed and constructed with support from the digital brand and product innovation company Instrument.  

Certification: Completion of a single session of Pulsar Studio makes you a Software Certified producer, giving you access to Open Signal’s MacBook Pro laptops. Pulsar Studio also certifies you to use Open Signal’s onsite audio recording WhisperRoom booth, check out our Zoom recorders and submit to our cable channels.

Certification

Software Certified Producer

This certification means you can reserve an Open Signal’s Macbook Pro laptops with Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Creative Cloud, and Blender as well as borrow hard drives and submit videos to our channels.

Location

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] opensignalpdx.org.

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.

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.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need. If you’d like to apply, please complete the Bob Hedlund Memorial Scholarship Application form and submit along with documentation of financial need. Scholarships are reviewed on the 15th of every month and scholarships will be awarded on the 20th of every month. Applicants can apply for one scholarship slot per term, with a maximum of 3 scholarships per calendar year.

Equipment Certification

Open Signal workshops grant certification on the equipment and software taught in the course unless otherwise noted.

Our workshops and equipment are made available to the community at an affordable rate because we want to amplify your voice on our public access cable channels. Join our community of media-makers! We ask that you submit work regularly in exchange for the free use of Open Signal equipment and studios.

Workshops participants must attend ALL workshop sessions order to receive certification. No make-up sessions will be allowed except in cases of emergency. All certified students must complete a brief New Producer Orientation (NPO) before they are given access to our equipment. Students under the age of 18 will need to complete an NPO in the presence of their parent or guardian in order to check out equipment from Open Signal.

Cancellation Policies for Workshops

  • Workshops must meet minimum enrollment requirements to take place. If a workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified 24 hours in advance. You can transfer to the next available session of the workshop if there is one, or receive a full refund for your cancelled class.

  • 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.

  • Please allow 2-3 business days for all refunds to be processed.

In the event of an emergency, exchanges for class credit may be offered at the discretion of Open Signal Management.

To be considered for make-up sessions or for other questions about your registration, contact our Media Education department at (503) 673-8649 or education [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Youth Camp Refund and Exchange Policy

Camp cancellations must be submitted in writing (mail, email or fax). Cancellations will be processed as follows:

  • Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to the camp start date will be entitled to a full refund or class credit.

  • Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the camp start date will be entitled to a refund for half of the total cost of camp.

  • Cancellations received less than 2 weeks prior to camp are not entitled to a refund or exchange.

In the event of an emergency, exchanges for class credit may be offered at the discretion of Open Signal Management.

NOTE: Open Signal reserves the right to cancel camps if minimum enrollments are not reached. If this happens, you will be notified at least one week before the start of the camp and you will be entitled to a full refund.

To be considered for a refund or for other questions about your registration, contact Media Education Director Elisa Barrios at (503) 673-8649 or ebarrios [at] opensignalpdx.org.

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.

To be considered for a refund or for other questions about the event, contact Community Engagement Director, Lindsay Kaplan, at (503) 673-8637 or lindsay [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Inclement Weather Policy

Open Signal follows the Portland Public Schools weather closure policy. If a workshop, camp or event is closed due to inclement weather, we will attempt to reschedule within the term. Full refunds or exchanges will be offered if you are unable to make the rescheduled date.