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Industry Certificate: Post Producer

In this 8 week, part-time course you will develop the storytelling and writing skills, communication strategies and technical AVID editing skills to become an industry-ready post producer.

Delivered by Melissa McLean, a highly experienced TV producer with over fifteen years’ experience in the industry, this course will include extensive hands on experience with AVID editing software, television theory presentations, real-life television case studies, in-class workshops, writing exercises and mentoring sessions with professional industry guests.

Learn the fundamentals of creative storytelling in the context of TV factual/unscripted/reality and entertainment including learning the requisite skills of writing voice over and understanding the power of music.

Learn how to effectively balance and manage the broad technical, organisational and creative requirements of being a post producer.

Develop and practice the essential AVID editing skills a post producer needs to deliver a story sequence to an editor.

Is the Industry Certificate: Post Producer right for you?

Post producers are a critical part of the unscripted television story-telling team. Working within the post production unit, post producers take rushes and mould them into a narrative structure. The role includes creating paper edit scripts, writing voice over, and using editing software to create story timelines, proposing music, and devising pick-ups for the field; working closely with an editor, accommodating network changes and understanding the roles of edit assistants, online editors and graphics.

Unscripted television continues to be a huge and diverse part of the Australian industry. Covering a range of genres including observational documentary, factual, reality, lifestyle and entertainment, unscripted television is one of the best areas of the industry in which to find consistent and exciting work. Post producers with the right set of skills are in high demand.

To complete the certificate, you’ll need to do a number of assessment tasks to demonstrate your understanding of the coursework. These assessments will be set and discussed during class time and completed in your own time.

RELATED COURSES

For entry level Avid Media Composer skills, we also have a two-day Editing with Avid Fundamentals course. If you are more interested in developing field skills look at our TV Shooter Producer Industry Certificate.

Meet Your Tutors

Mel Mclean

With 16 years experience in unscripted film and television, Mel has worked across a range of genres: from documentary to…

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What you will need

This is a practical course for those with some experience in the industry. Field producers, associate producers and researchers who want to ramp up their career will all benefit from this course. Also editing assistants or editors who wish to improve their storytelling and scriptwriting skills would benefit. It is not suitable for those without TV industry or documentary making experience.

Online Component
For the online components of the course you will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with camera, sound and good internet connection for the evening Zoom Video sessions.

Course dates 2020

Face to Face:

  • One-week intensive workshop at AFTRS, Sydney (Mon 27 April – Fri 1 May)
  • 7 x Saturdays at AFTRS Sydney (9 May – 20 June)
  • 7 x Tuesday evening video conferencing sessions

The course also includes online learning modules.

Homework
Outside of the above hours, after the first week you will need to allow a minimum of 10 hours per week to complete the assessment tasks. For two of the assessment tasks you will need access to an AVID editing system – available onsite through AFTRS through prior arrangement.

PAYMENT PLAN

This course is eligible for a payment plan.

25% to confirm enrolment in the course
25% due 14 days from beginning of course
25% due by the end of week 2 of the course
25% due by the end of week 4 of the course

Note: If you enrol 14 – 1 day before course commencement, 50% payment will be required to confirm enrolment.

Industry Certificate: Post Producer Offerings

Sydney

27 Apr 2020 to 27 Jun 2020
1 5-day Intensive + 7 Saturdays+ 7 Tues evenings ONLINE

Early Bird Industry Price:
$3,240

This price is available to all Australian screen and broadcast practitioners and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

Early Bird Course Price:
$4,050

This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.

AFTRS, Building 130, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park NSW 2021

For more information call 1300 131 461, or register for future offerings.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

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 you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee 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.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds.

For more information and to get a copy of the course outline email: shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au or phone 1300 065 281.