A free intensive workshop on Saturday, September 29 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.p. is open to the general public 18 years and over. Sponsored by The Skanner Foundation, the North Portland Multimedia Training Center (NPMTC) offers training and production opportunities to increase visibility of the community in a positive way. Dozens of video productions of community events and histories of individuals through interviews have been the result of the training to date and can be viewed at www.npmtc.com. In addition, skills learned through the project's multimedia workshops have led to successful careers in production for some students.
This new workshop blends teaching the mechanics of HD camera operation and the art of producing oral history in a one-day 8-hour workshop. NPMTC supports the community's effort to record the histories of its citizens through their own words. The first topic used for the project-based training will be "Life in Vanport." This is an outreach to the community to capture any remaining stories about a lost city, once an important part of Portland, before it is too late.
The upcoming NPMTC workshop is taught by Tim Rooney and Miae Kim, experts in videography and oral history documentation. The NPMTC workshop takes place at The Skanner, 415 N. Killingsworth, Portland. "Life in Vanport" is also sponsored by a matching grant from Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission.
For more information about the class or to register, go to www.npmtc.com. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave a message at 503-285-5555, x 521. Registration is required prior to workshop date.