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Rio Interviewed on KBOO Air Cascadia

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

Fall Community Workshops: 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 single workshop or full weekend passes, with current or new B Media sustainers participating for free. Topics include how to search through and download archival […]

B Media Chosen for Live VJ Set at Filastine Event

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 to get tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/559022400826441/ The main act is Grey Filastine, an audio-visual artist born in Los Angeles, based in Barcelona, but most often nomadic.  He […]

B Media community film screening with Jesse Freeston (and friends)

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 of cinematic enlightenment. The screening acted as the premiere of B Media’s latest short film, Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos, a film produced in […]

New Video: Justice for Trayvon Martin

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 unarmed 17 year old African American youth, people around the country gathered to commemorate Trayvon’s life and voice their outrage at the violence and impunity […]

New Video: Symphonic Exquisite Corpse @ EFF Portland 2013

New Video: Symphonic Exquisite Corpse @ EFF Portland 2013

In May B Media was honored to participate in the 2nd Annual Portland Experimental Film Festival, and it was a great success on many fronts. We pulled off our first attempt at curating an open call collaborative film endeavor entitled the Symphonic Exquisite Corpse, which you can view below. The week of the film festival flew by in a flurry, but we made great connections with other video artists and film makers. We mixed and mingled, saw lots of great […]

New Video: Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos

New Video: Aqui Estamos y No Nos Vamos

Our latest short film documenting the March for One Oregon immigrant rights bus tour that took place March 5-9th of 2013. The tour was a partnership between the Rural Organizing Project, CAUSA, United Farm Workers, the PCUN migrant farm worker union, and other local organizations. The tour aimed at mobilizing Latino populations and their allies throughout rural Oregon, Idaho and Washington to push for comprehensive immigrant rights reform, specifically the restoration of driver licenses for undocumented workers.

Exquisite Corpse Remix Game at EFF Portland

Exquisite Corpse Remix Game at EFF Portland

B Media is collaborating with the EFF Portland Film Festival to bring the public a participatory remix game during the second annual festival.  “A Symphonic Exquisite Corpse” is the name of the game, and the public can help remix found footage to different parts of Stravinksy’s “The Rite of Spring.” B Media is providing the content and the instructions for how to play –they’re even providing laptops for you to work on at the festival’s Homebase.   Each remix submission […]

New Remix Course @ PCM

New Remix Course @ PCM

B Media is super excited to teach a low-cost, introductory workshop at Portland Community Media about our favorite sort of media –the remix video. In the era of information overload, the art of video remix and sampling opens up exciting opportunities in working with digital media. In this six-session summer class, participants will learn to tell stories using found footage, including how to manipulate images and sounds and juxtapose content. Topics covered include editing with Final Cut Pro 7, utilizing […]

BMC Featured Artist at Open Engagement Conference

BMC Featured Artist at Open Engagement Conference

B Media is a featured artist at this year’s 2013 Open Engagement Conference, an initiative of Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration. Open Engagement is an international conference that sets out to explore various perspectives on art and social practice and expand the dialogue around socially engaged art making. The conference is a site where an inter-generational exchange can occur between emerging artists and established artists. It is also a site where trans-disciplinary conversation is possible. This year, […]