What we do...
Remix videos and documentary films that inform and entertain
Skill-based trainings and low-cost community workshops
Collaborative experiments in community-based filmmaking
We collaborate: We work with local and national social justice organizations to produce films exploring issues related to their work. Our goal is to provide high quality content that supports their organization's mission, and our work features everything from immigrant rights to houselessness and environmental justice.
We capacitate: Our skills-based media training curriculum eliminates traditional barriers to technology by focusing on hands on learning, connecting people to community resources, and teaching the basics necessary to make high quality media on any type of device. We have taught courses and visiting lectures across the nation, and we design long-term capacity training for community organizations and learning centers.
We create: B Media is an active element of Portland’s community media movement. We're artists at heart, and have worked with Open Signal and the Portland Experimental Film Festival to make media production both accessible and fun. We're known for our place-based production and signature remix style that entertains and informs.
Does your organization need a film or media training?
Drug War Capitalism Portland Book Launch
PORTLAND NOV 17th @ 5pm: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) 296 – and – NOV 18th 7pm: Reading Frenzy, 3628 N Mississippi Ave Join journalist Dawn Paley on tour with her new AK Press book Drug War Capitalism that explores and exposes many myths and realities of people facing the violence from Read more about Drug War Capitalism Portland Book Launch[…]
Communities of Practice Workshop @ PSU
B Media is hosting a “Surfing the Archives” workshop as part of the Communities in Practice workshops series at Portland State University. The workshops are offered throughout the term to empower students and alumni with the skills needed to be effective change agents. These are offered by both faculty and community members with relevant skills. Read more about Communities of Practice Workshop @ PSU[…]
New Video: CLDC 10th Anniversary
B Media made the 10th anniversary video for The Civil Liberties Defense Center, whose mission focuses on defending and upholding civil liberties through education, outreach, litigation, and legal support and assistance. The CLDC strives to preserve the strength and vitality of the Bill of Rights and the U.S. and state constitutions, as well as to Read more about New Video: CLDC 10th Anniversary[…]
New Video: MLK Day March
This video was filmed and produced by a B Media Social Justice Correspondant, one of the people we teach how to make films to document our community’s actions. In celebration of MLK Day, Portland activists march and rally at City Hall for houseless and immigrants rights. The annual march, sponsored by Sisters of the Road Read more about New Video: MLK Day March[…]
Rio Interviewed on KBOO Air Cascadia
Fellow B Media member Rio Collier talked about our upcoming community media workshop series, and discussed community engagement, propaganda, and the importance of multiple perspectives when making films. Host Chris Andre referred to B Media as “rekindling the fire of activism media.” Check it out below: http://kboo.fm/content/aircascadiaon092613
BMC#11: Ripping, Remix and Reel Revolution
*Newsletter 11* Fall community workshops and new video releases, woohoo! Look at the purdy pictures by viewing this in your browser. Fall Community Workshops–OROR Fest –Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos Video Release–Finite the Film–Experimental Film Festival Finale–“Revolutionary Medicine” with PCASC and Jesse Freeston –Trayvon Martin Rally–Video DJ for Filastine Fall Community Workshops: Read more about BMC#11: Ripping, Remix and Reel Revolution[…]
Fall Community Workshops: Ripping, Remix and Reel Revolution
B Media is hosting a series 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 unfestival celebrating independent art and technology made in Portland, OR. About the workshops: Participation in the workshops will be sliding scale for Read more about Fall Community Workshops: Ripping, Remix and Reel Revolution[…]
B Media Chosen for Live VJ Set at Filastine Event
B Media will be doing a live VJ set for five local acts at the Filastine concert this coming Saturday, August 17, 2013. Japperwock, DJ Anjeli and the Incredible Kid, Dan Cin, Global Ruckus and other well-known Portland DJ’s will be spinning sets as we live mix experimental video art onstage. For more information and Read more about B Media Chosen for Live VJ Set at Filastine Event[…]
B Media community film screening with Jesse Freeston (and friends)
On July 31st B Media teamed up with Canadian video journalist Jesse Freeston and the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee to present an evening of Latin American related short films. The event took place at the Community Supported Everything Guildhall on 16th and Alberta and brought out 30-40 social justice film fans for a night Read more about B Media community film screening with Jesse Freeston (and friends)[…]
New Video: Justice for Trayvon Martin
A black person is extra-judicially killed by police officers, security guards, or self-appointed vigilantes every 28 hours in the US according to “Operation Ghetto Storm”, a study by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, an anti-racist grassroots activist organization. After the “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman, the man that shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an Read more about New Video: Justice for Trayvon Martin[…]