Not heading out to the Real Food Cascadia Convergence? Then check out one of B MEDIA‘s workshops this weekend. Our broken information systems could use some more video ninjas. Imagine the power of a viral youtube video on bioregionalism!
B Media is hosting “Ripping, Remix and Reel Revolution”, a weekend of low-cost remix workshops open to the public the weekend of September 27-29th. The workshops are being held in conjunction with the OROR Fest, an experimental un-conference celebrating independent art and technology made in Portland, OR.
All events will occur at the Community Supported Everything Guild Hall, 1626 NE Alberta.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, September 27th
7 pm: Opening Night, “Art + Activism:” A participatory discussion about the transversal connecting art and activism. What is the purpose of film? Can it actually change society? Does the process matter as much as the final product? This introduction to different artist collectives, critical theory, and short films explores the role of film in movements for social justice. FREE.
Saturday, September 28th
11 am-1 pm: How to Be a Video Ninja
Tips and tricks for film making on the go, from a gear check list to DIY light set ups, knowing your rights, and quick ways to get the word out using social media.
3 pm- 5 pm: Surfing the Archive
Found footage is a fundamental part of a great remix. Discover the basics of remix video, the best online archives, and how to download and convert footage from the internet for your film.
Sunday, September 29th
11 am- 1 pm: Writing a Video Treatment
Learn how to visualize and articulate a great idea into a three-minute film. Come with an idea you keep having, and we’ll collaborate on molding it to reach the next phase.
3 pm -5 pm: Remix/Mixer
Designed for people familiar with Final Cut or an editing program, we’ll explore some of the key tricks for making your film look hot, from syncing with music, adding effects, and splicing.Note: Computer with editing software required (six provided for use–note if you need to use one on registration)
7-11 pm: Closing Night, “Film/Fact/Fiction.” Outdoor film screening of shorts and strange films, chosen from different genres of activist filmmaking. Edify yourself with short documentaries, on the ground reporting, participatory YouTubing, avant garde cinema, and surrealist films. FREE
For more info visit: www.bmediacollective.org
To register visit: bit.ly/reelrev