Introduction to Composite Video Circuitry – Part I

with Sean Russell Hallowell


This is an online-only course with four meetings. Each session lasts about two hours. Individual sessions will be recorded and archived for later use, though this course is intended to be taken as a communal, real-time experience. Archived sessions are best used as a reference, not as replacement for live instruction.


May/June 2024 session

$150.00Add to cart

Tues May 21 // 6:30pm-8:30pm Eastern
Tues May 28 // 6:30pm-8:30pm Eastern
Tues June 4 // * break *
Tues June 11 // 6:30pm-8:30pm Eastern
Tues June 18 // 6:30pm-8:30pm Eastern


This workshop — the first in a three part series — will explore how to process composite video signals with basic electronic circuitry. Starting with components like resistors and capacitors and building up to comparators and operational amplifiers, we will cover techniques for processing camera feeds, VHS tapes, and any other video signal in the composite format.

No electronics experience required. Participants must source their own materials (~$50-100 depending on where you buy them) as well as provide their own equipment to generate and display composite video signals (camera or VCR, CRT, et cetera).


A BoM with links for what to buy and where to buy it is available here:


Questions regarding the materials or anything else? Contact

About the instructor: Sean Russell Hallowell is a composer and video artist from San Francisco. More online @isorhythmics and at


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