June 25, 2012

PCC Course

B Media is teaching an all-encompassing grassroots video course at PCC starting July 7th. We are specifically encouraging social justice organizations to participate, because we think your work would benefit from having a member participate in the 6-week training.

The course will cover the nuts and bolts of becoming a community media maker: participants will be versed in media literacy, develop basic interview and camera skills, and the ability to edit. By the end of the course, each participant will complete a 3-5 minutes video about the work of their organization: it could highlight a current campaign, explain your organization’s mission, or explore a pertinent issue central to your organizing.  Our explicit goal is to empower participants with technological skills and practically apply them. All ages and technology levels are encouraged to participate; no camera is necessary

There are 8 spots available in the class, and the cost is $125, payable to Portland Community College.  We are asking your organization to share this information with your members, and we encourage you to sponsor or co-sponsor a member’s participation.  Media literacy is fundamental to all of our organizing, and B Media is dedicated to enabling all of us  to tell our stories.


Course description:

Introduction to Making a Remix Video: students will make a 3-5 remix video on the topic of their choice.  Learn the basics of editing, media literacy, citizen reporting.


July 7th to August 11th.
Saturdays, 12 pm -2:50 pm

Registration information:

Register online www.pcc.edu/registration/non-credit-registration.html
Non-credit course, Summer 2012, CRN: 34206

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