Press Release: Open Signal Announces Summer Media Classes

June 06, 2018

Open Signal announces summer classes in TV production, animation, viral video

Scholarships make summer camps free to 18 kids in need, thanks to support from digital agency Instrument

PORTLAND, ORE. – June 6, 2018 –
Portland’s media arts center, Open Signal, announces more than 40 dynamic summer camps and classes for youth and adults.

Nearly all classes take place at Open Signal’s 10,000-square foot media facility on NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Students who complete a class gain free access to check out items from Open Signal’s media equipment library, valued at over $650,000, or to reserve the organization’s two state-of-the-art media production studios.

Media education highlights this summer include:

  • Seven individual week-long summer camps for youth ages 8-18, including a new viral video camp and training focused on female and non-binary identified youth
  • Longtime favorite courses in TV studio production, cinematography, animation, editing, motion graphics, experimental media techniques and more
  • New classes introducing students to Macintosh basics and Adobe Photoshop
  • Media education tracks, which now help students gain a focused education in video production, studio production, animation or new media, by following a sequence from start to finish throughout the season
  • New personalized trainings available to any group or individual in need of a custom media education experience

Thanks to support from Instrument, a Portland-based digital agency and its staff, Open Signal is able to offer 18 full camp scholarships to youth who cannot pay the fee.

In fiscal year 2017, Open Signal tripled its number of media class offerings, wildly expanding subjects to include experimental and analog media, expanded animation classes, editing with Adobe Premiere, and motion graphics with After Effects. The organization subsequently tripled the number of Portlanders it engaged, when compared to the previous year, through media arts classes, events, community partnerships and use of the center’s public production studios and media equipment library.

Learn more about education at Open Signal:

Open Signal’s print program catalogs can be found at over 200 locations in the City of Portland, including most Multnomah County library branches and at Open Signal’s public facility.



Yousef Hatlani, Marketing Manager
yousef [at]
(503) 536-7622

Rebecca Burrell, Director of Strategy & Development
rebecca [at]
(503) 673-8709

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