Experiments in Analog Video

Experiments in Analog Video
  • Cost: $110.00
  • Ages: 16+
  • Total Hours: 9 (Three x 3-hour sessions)
  • Capacity: 9

Create experimental video art by bending and glitching content through analog video processors.

Want to explore how abstraction and distortion can add unique elements to your videos? Or are you looking for ways to give your video productions an authentic lo-fi feel?

Discover how to intentionally alter the look of your videos using glitches and video feedback produced through experimental analog video processing techniques.

You'll learn how to apply these skills to create original video art or to enhance larger video productions.

You can use your own content; process existing footage from media devices, including VCRs, laptops and media players; or glitch-out live feeds from closed-circuit cameras.

We'll teach you how to process video in studio or live settings and how to record or project your finished work.

Note: If you have never used a Mac before, we recommend you take Mac Basics before taking this class.

This class is part of our New Media track. Learn more about our media education tracks here.


New Media Producer

This certification means you can book time for free in our Analog Video Edit Suite and reserve the following gear: MacBook Pro laptop, hard drive, and Open Signal’s Video Processing Kit, which contains 1 Nikon d3100 Camera w/ Battery & SD Card, 1 Sunpak Tripod, 1 Videonics Video Equalizer, 2 RCA cords, 1 HDMI to Composite Converter and 1 HDMI Cord. You’ll also be able to submit videos to our channels.


Mar 28–Apr 11

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: DB Amorin

3 SESSIONS: 3/28, 4/4, 4/11


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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DB Amorin Media Educator db [at] opensignalpdx.org

I teach Experiments in Analog Video and help out with other glitch-related events around the center. If you have a desire to contort video, seek me out! 

I am an artist working in video, expanded audio and web-based installations. I am also on the founding board of Public Annex, an arts organization that makes arts classes, workshops and residencies available to people all along the disability spectrum.


For More Information

For general information or directions to our space, please contact our front desk at (503) 288-1515 or info [at] opensignalpdx.org.

To be considered for make-up sessions or for other questions about your registration, contact our Media Education department at (503) 673-8649 or education [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Getting Here

Open Signal is located off the #6 or #4 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal, we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on NE Graham off of NE MLK.


Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need. If you’d like to apply, please complete the Bob Hedlund Memorial Scholarship Application form and submit along with documentation of financial need. Scholarships are reviewed on the 15th of every month and scholarships will be awarded on the 20th of every month. Applicants can apply for one scholarship slot per term, with a maximum of 3 scholarships per calendar year.

Open Signal is a Safe Space

Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations, and we ask that you do the same when you attend our workshops and events.

Open Signal is fully wheelchair-accessible. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request.

Equipment Certification

Open Signal workshops grant certification on the equipment and software taught in the course unless otherwise noted.

Our workshops and equipment are made available to the community at an affordable rate because we want to amplify your voice on our public access cable channels. Join our community of media-makers! We ask that you submit work regularly in exchange for the free use of Open Signal equipment and studios.

Workshops participants must attend ALL workshop sessions order to receive certification. No make-up sessions will be allowed except in cases of emergency. All certified students must complete a brief New Producer Orientation (NPO) before they are given access to our equipment. Students under the age of 18 will need to complete an NPO in the presence of their parent or guardian in order to check out equipment from Open Signal.

Cancellation Policies for Workshops

  • Workshops must meet minimum enrollment requirements to take place. If a workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified 24 hours in advance. You can transfer to the next available session of the workshop if there is one, or receive a full refund for your cancelled class.

  • You must cancel up to 72 hours in advance to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds or transfers if you cancel with less than three days notice or fail to show up.

  • Please allow 2-3 business days for all refunds to be processed.

In the event of an emergency, exchanges for class credit may be offered at the discretion of Open Signal Management.   

Inclement Weather Policy

Open Signal follows the Portland Public Schools weather closure policy. If a workshop is closed due to inclement weather, we will attempt to reschedule the workshop within the term. Full refunds or class exchanges will be offered if you can’t make the rescheduled date.