Intro to Cinematography

Learning the basics of the Canon C100 Mark II

Intro to Cinematography
  • Cost: $75.00
  • Ages: 16+
  • Total Hours: 6 (Two x 3-hour sessions)
  • Capacity: 12

Discover the world of cinematography through this study of the Canon C100 Mark II camera.

Expand your camera skills in this two-session beginners’ workshop.  If you’re interested in exploring the basics of cinematography through hands-on experience with the Canon C100 Mark II, this class explores aperture, frame rates, exposure, peaking, ISO, as well as camera movements, framing and visual storytelling.

Note: This class studies ONLY the C100 Mark II camera.  No experience is required, but it is recommended that you take Intro to Video prior to this class, or follow it with an Advanced Filmmaking workshop for certification to use our field lights and microphones.


Advanced Video Producer

This certification means you can check out our Velvet LED field lights, Zoom F8 recorder/mixers, dolly, Boland Field Monitor, Canon C100, JVC 850 or industry-standard Sony FS7 cameras (certifications for each camera are obtained through separate classes.) You can also submit videos to our channels.


Mar 6–Mar 8

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: Devin Febbroriello

2 SESSIONS: 3/6, 3/8

Apr 3–Apr 5

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: Chris Fuzell

2 SESSIONS: 4/3, 4/5


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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Devin Febbroriello Media Educator devin [at]

I am a storyteller, a dreamer, an artist not afraid to push boundaries, a visually astute creative and a dedicated student of filmmaking. I dig deep conceptually, experiment insatiably, and am moved by matters of the heart. There is no character without backstory, or visual without thoughtful construct. I cherish drama, intellect and absurd humor alike with an energetic, charismatic approach. 

Considered a "filmmaking ninja" by my colleagues, my skill set is sharp, diverse and consistently being updated to keep up with technological advancements within the industry. From producing, to writing/directing, cinematography and editing I embody the "one-woman show".

Chris Fuzell Media Education Coordinator / Educator cfuzell [at] (503) 673-8623

I teach the HD Studio and Field Production classes, providing a comfortable learning environment for all types of people. I can help you with learning how to produce a noteworthy program for public viewing.

For eight years, I've been working on media productions of various types. I enjoy capturing sports events on camera. If I were a movie genre, I would be a live music concert film, because I can't be without music around me.


For More Information

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

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]

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.