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Editing with Avid Fundamentals

A contact sheet of behind-the-scenes photos from 'Newsfront' | Dir. Phillip Noyce | Photos: Mike Giddens

Build your confidence with Avid Media Composer

Highly practical course introducing the fundamentals of using Avid Media Composer, getting you up and running quickly and confidently. Most suitable for Post Producers or Production personnel who work in the industry but are new to Avid or need a refresher. It can also get you started with the basics.

Use footage from an award winning factual television series and confidently build a scene.

Learn how to confidently play back and edit multi-camera footage.

Explore tools for effective and efficient collaboration between producers and editorial staff.

Is Editing with Avid Fundamentals right for you?

This is not a course for those wishing to learn the craft of editing, it is a technical, software-oriented course. It is most appropriate for Post Producers or Production personnel who already work in the industry but are new to Avid and need to learn how to quickly work the tools, or for people who need a refresher. Alternatively if you are not yet working in the industry but are aspiring to work in Post Production, this course can also get you started with the basics, learning from real world examples.


  • How to create and organise folders and bins to house your work
  • Work efficiently with customised keyboard shortcuts.
  • Learn a range of tools to annotate and cut down footage to avoid the need for endless paper notes

Meet Your Tutors

Rebecca Edwards

Rebecca Edwards is a highly experienced online editor and colourist, and an Avid Certified Instructor (ACI). She has credits on…

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What you will need

No editing experience necessary for this course. You will be working in a lab-based environment and will be allocated a Mac computer for the course duration, so familiarity with the Mac interface will be an advantage.

Access to the Avid Media Composer software after the course will be an advantage so you can practice your new skills.  More information about the software can be found here.

This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

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This course is for students aged 18+ only.

If a student 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 penalty.

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled by AFTRS prior to commencement a 100% refund or credit note of the course fees paid will be provided.

Should AFTRS need to cancel a course after commencement, but before its completion, reasonable efforts will be made to reschedule. If rescheduling is not feasible, it is at AFTRS sole discretion to issue either full or partial credit notes depending on the circumstances.

AFTRS will make every effort to ensure the scheduled run of any course.

If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with AFTRS that the course is confirmed before you make your travel bookings. This decision is dependent on course enrolments meeting minimum numbers. AFTRS is not liable for any travel or accommodation costs incurred through course cancellation at any time for any reason.

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