Production Cohort

Ready to build a strong foundation for your filmmaking journey?

About the Cohort

Open Signal's production cohort is a 5-month program designed to support the creation of media you're excited about! Whether you're just starting out or ready to move your project forward, we are here to help you figure out exactly what you need. This opportunity is open to individuals and teams who want to create impactful video work in a friendly and supportive learning environment. We ask that applicants are Open Signal members and reside in the Portland Metro area.

Work one-on-one with an Open Signal facilitator who is as passionate about your project as you are. They will guide you through the production process, tailoring our media education and resources to fit your unique story  — we offer training on camera operation, soundstage as a set, and editing, as well as equipment kits for offsite production. You'll meet with your facilitator every other week to make sure you have what you need to stay on track.

Through this program you'll also connect with a vibrant community of media makers who, just like you, are diligently working on a project. Share updates, ask for and receive valuable critiques, and learn from one another throughout the program.

How to Apply

Applications for the cohort are open twice a year:

  • June 21 - July 12 for Fall 2024, cohort runs from August - January 
  • November 9 - 28 for Spring 2025, cohort runs from January - May

Applications are reviewed by Open Signal staff, and we accept projects based on eligibility and our capacity.