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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 […]

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 […]

B Media To Teach Remix Course @ PNCA

B Media To Teach Remix Course @ PNCA

This Spring B Media is partnering with PNCA to bring an amazing mash-up video course.  From the radical roots of the culture jamming form, to the techniques necessary to do it, students will become political remix video aficionados –and make their own short film throughout the course.  This is the last week to sign up –get on it! Introduction to Remix Video Create a short film remixing found footage on a topic you are passionate about using video archives, culture […]

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 […]