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Optik Allusions is a radical film & video collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California.
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Optik Allusions is a community media project based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to tell stories that might otherwise remain untold.
  
We make media that challenge the dominant culture. We tell stories that otherwise might remain untold. We express our alternative views of the world, have fun doing it, and welcome everyone to do so, regardless of prior experience. We learn by doing. We share resources, skills and knowledge to support eachother's creative endeavours. We make films in a spirit of collaboration, inclusivity and solidarity, supply a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops, and host film screenings.  
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We learn by doing. We teach eachother. We make films in a spirit of collaboration, inclusivity and solidarity, maintain a film equipment library for creative projects, organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops, and host film screenings.  
We also steward a room dedicated to media post-production at the Omni Commons. If you like to make videos and/or want to become a member, come to our tuesday meetings at 7 pm! We're open and happy to welcome new members.
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If you like to make videos or want to become a member, come to our tuesday meetings at 7 pm! We're open and happy to welcome you, no matter your experience level.
  
 
To contact us, write to:  
 
To contact us, write to:  
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optikallusions@lists.riseup.net
 
optikallusions@lists.riseup.net
  
To know more about us, join our announce mailing list:  
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To be updated about what we do, join our announce mailing list:  
  
 
optikallusions.announce@lists.riseup.net
 
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We are also working on a documentary about gentrification in West Oakland, as well as collaborating with the Oscar Grant Committee to document the work they do.
 
We are also working on a documentary about gentrification in West Oakland, as well as collaborating with the Oscar Grant Committee to document the work they do.
We are organizing a film festival at the end of May 2015. See [[OptikAllusions_Short_Film_Festival|here for info on submissions]]!
 

Revision as of 19:02, 3 June 2015

FTP: Films 2 The People
News from our 2015 Short Film Festival!

Optik Allusions is a community media project based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to tell stories that might otherwise remain untold.

We learn by doing. We teach eachother. We make films in a spirit of collaboration, inclusivity and solidarity, maintain a film equipment library for creative projects, organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops, and host film screenings. If you like to make videos or want to become a member, come to our tuesday meetings at 7 pm! We're open and happy to welcome you, no matter your experience level.

To contact us, write to:

optikallusions@lists.riseup.net

To be updated about what we do, join our announce mailing list:

optikallusions.announce@lists.riseup.net

To become involved, come to our meetings on Tuesdays, 7pm at the Omni Commons!

Sometimes, the meetings turn into creative workshops!

To follow what has been going on, read our meeting notes.

Our YouTube Channel is still a WIP, but here are some of our video productions to this day:

Omni Crowdfunding Video

The Omni Commons in 30 seconds

Einstein for Mayor

Oakland stands in solidarity with Ferguson

No Beauty with an Absence of Color

The murder of Pedie Perez

We are also working on a documentary about gentrification in West Oakland, as well as collaborating with the Oscar Grant Committee to document the work they do.