Studio On The Road: Multi Camera Unit

Studio On The Road:  Multi Camera Unit

Learn how to properly transport the different components of Open Signal's portable studio equipment in this single-session class.

Transporting a studio setup to an offsite location requires both Field and Studio experience. This five-hour session will teach you how to efficiently plan, set up, operate and breakdown a multi-component unit that consists of the following: 

- A main rack with a 2-channel mixer, dual record deck and communication system
- A laptop with a Black Magic design virtual switcher and Photoshop created graphics
- A 12-channel offboard mixer
- Four JVC600 cameras
- Four 75’ camera cable bundles
- A 22” multiviewer monitor.

You will also learn how to operate a virtual switcher in conjunction with an audio mixer and a communication system, as well as how to create simple broadcast graphics in Adobe Photoshop.

Note:It is highly recommended that your vehicle is a station wagon, SUV or minivan to be able to efficiently and safely transport all components of this unit.

Prerequisites: Intro to HD Studio Session's #1 &# 2

Recommended Prior Course(s):  Intro to Video Production

Certification: MCU Certified

This class is part of our Studio Production track. Learn more about our media education tracks here.


Mar 24


1:00pm – 6:00pm

Instructor: Chris Fuzell

1 SESSION: 3/24

Apr 21


1:00pm – 6:00pm

Instructor: Chris Fuzell

1 SESSION: 4/21


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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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.