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New Video: CLDC 10th Anniversary

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 protect freedom of expression. CLDC’s projects educate people about their rights and why their rights are important, we defend front line activists, and expose and […]

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 […]

Willamette Week Features B Media’s Fluoride Hitler Meme

Willamette Week Features B Media’s Fluoride Hitler Meme

B Media jumped into the cultural meme game with a parody of Hitler advocating for fluoride in Portland’s public water system. The debate over fluoridating Portland’s water system will come to a vote this month.  Read what the WWeek had to say about the film parody. In terms of fluoridation, B Media’s core beliefs are rooted in the power and necessity of transformative, community-led change. As a result, we fundamentally disagree with Measure 26 –151 requiring the fluoridation of Portland’s […]

New Video: May Day 2013 Promo

New Video: May Day 2013 Promo

May Day is a day celebrating workers and immigrant rights, a day for recognizing strength in numbers, and remembering the history of community resistance and labor struggles throughout time.  B Media made a short promotional video for the PDX May Day Coalition.

New Video: Home Defenders

New Video: Home Defenders

People in Portland, Oregon, have been protecting families from eviction with active community defense since December 2011.  This short documentary, made in partnership with We Are Oregon, introduces you to the folks who are committed to housing justice, even if they’re not experiencing eviction themselves.  Meet Emily, a 9-month-pregnant woman who is also full-time student, Nabeeh, an former resident of North Portland who is under water himself, and Eduardo, an organizer in the movement for housing justice.  Together, they are […]

New video: This is Wage Theft

New video: This is Wage Theft

B Media collaborated with the Portland Solidarity Network on this informational short to raise awareness about wage theft.   The Portland Solidarity Network (PDXSol) is an all-volunteer organization devoted to advocating for the rights of workers and tenants. They use direct action to confront individuals, organizations, or corporations responsible for exploiting, harassing, or cheating – in monetary or non-monetary terms – workers or tenants.

New Video: We Deserve Better

New Video: We Deserve Better

B Media worked with the Partnership for Safety and Justice to make a short infomercial for their current campaign to minimize juvenile sentencing as adults.   Partnership for Safety and Justice works with people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both to advocate for policies that make Oregon’s approach to public safety more effective and more just.  PSJ recently released a comprehensive study, “Misguided Measures: The Impact and Outcomes of Measure 11,” the first study of […]

New Video: Rockwood Youth Media Project

New Video: Rockwood Youth Media Project

B Media Collective teamed up with a group of youth participating in We Are Oregon’s Rockwood Arts and Media Program (RAMP) to create dialogue about their community.  Through photos and video, the group documented different aspects of Rockwood, focusing on what is unique and important about their community, as well as their specific visions for transforming and challenging some of the negative aspects and stereotypes of where they live. The project culminated with a public exhibit, in early January of […]

New Video: Stop King Coal In Its Tracks  

New Video: Stop King Coal In Its Tracks

People from across the country are converging in Helena, the capital of Montana, for a week of activity aimed at stopping the “best last place” from becoming the new “coal ground zero.” Coal industry giants are pushing members of the Montana State Land Board to let them build the Otter Creek mine, the “anchor project” in a larger industry scheme to transform southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming into a coal mining industrial zone. King Coal has used money to influence […]

“Terroristic” Political Witch Hunts Continues for “Anarchists” in North Portland and Beyond

“Terroristic” Political Witch Hunts Continues for “Anarchists” in North Portland and Beyond

In light of the unprecedented raids on “anarchist” houses in North Portland we couldn’t help but be reminded of a video we made when Portland City Council was involved in inviting these nefarious characters back into our back yards: Here’s the deets from Daily Kos. Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM PDT Torture without Walls: Wear Black and Carry Anarchist Publications by oqwitcherwoofnFollow permalink 14 Comments First amendment takes another hit in Portland and it is time to wear […]