Avid 101 Editing Essentials

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This three day Avid-accredited course is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer 8, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most television productions. Along with its counterpart, Media Composer 8: Part 2 Effects Essentials, (MC 110) this course provides the foundation for Media Composer User Certification. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The course leads you through the interface and basic editing techniques before moving on to trimming, fine-tuning the edit, adjusting audio, handling multi-camera editing, adding transitions, adding titles, and outputting your finished project. The training is hands-on and features project-based lessons in which you work on real-world projects ranging from extreme sports and dazzling documentary footage to an episode of the television show Hell's Kitchen.

Course participants have the option to sit the official Avid MC 101 online exam within course time. It is recommended that if you don't already have access to the software to practice, you can download a free trial version of the software from the Avid Website.​ Included in the course price is the textbook Media Composer 8: Editing Essentials by Bryan Castle Jnr. You can view additional information regarding the Avid online examination process by clicking here: https://www.avid.com/US/support/training/certification/Media-Composer​ LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Macintosh operating system is essential. STUDENT FEEDBACK “Rebecca has to be one of the best instructors I have had. I have a new found invigoration for editing!!” “I was worried I might get left behind because I had never used Avid before, but the class catered perfectly for beginners and Bec was wonderful at explaining & demonstrating how to use the program. Learned much more than I thought I would!”
ABOUT THE TUTOR: RECECCA EDWARDS Rebecca Edwards is a highly experienced Online Editor and Colourist and an Avid Certified Insructor (ACI). She has credits on some of the industry’s biggest, and fastest turnaround TV formats for the Australian, UK and USA markets. She has worked in a diverse range of genres including reality TV, children’s TV, and documentary, making shows about a wide range of subjects from cooking to losing weight, and from serial killers to drunken monkeys. The location highlight of her career to date was when she worked on a fully catered TV show in the Costa Rican jungle. In addition to television, she has credits on various short films, including one that was screened in competition at Cannes. Rebecca has a Graduate Diploma in TV Editing from the AFTRS, a Graduate Diploma in Media Arts from UTS, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Goldsmiths College (London) and a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Exeter University (UK). She is an Avid Certified Instructor and has been teaching Assistant Editor and Avid Courses at AFTRS for several years. Have any questions? Please get in touch: open@aftrs.edu.au or 1300 065 281 ***DISCLAIMER*** AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If a participant wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee. For more information on AFTRS Open's policies, including refund policies, please see our policies page​


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