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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

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Revisiting Earth Day, Inc.

Revisiting Earth Day, Inc.

About two years ago, B Media Collective finished our third experimental Variety Show. Variety Tree: Earth Day, Inc. travels through a complex ecosystem of media streams, political landscapes and concrete jungles to explore how corporately fueled consumerism has pushed so many into the cracks on the street and that no matter how much Roundup is used that life will fight back. Take half an hour of your busy day to sit back and relax… then go make things happen!

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.