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 Maclean, a highly experienced TV producer with over fifteen years’ experience in the industry, this course will include hands-on experience with Avid Media Composer editing software, theory presentations, real-life television case studies, in-class workshops, writing exercises and guest lectures from professional industry guests.
Learn the fundamentals of creative storytelling in the context of unscripted TV (factual/unscripted/reality/entertainment) including making structural decisions, writing voice over and selecting footage.
Learn how to effectively balance and manage the broad technical, organisational and creative requirements of being a Post Producer
Learn, 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 Postproduction unit, Post Producers take rushes and mould them into a narrative structure. The role can include: creating paper edit script, writing voice over, using editing software to create story timelines, proposing music, devising pick-ups for the field, working closely with an editor, liaising with supervisors and other post producers, 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. It 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.
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.
You do not need to have Avid Editing experience to do this course, as we will be teaching “the basics”. The course (and the actual role of post producer) is very computer-centric however, so an aptitude for technology is important.
Course is only open to 18+
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.
What you will need
In order to keep our staff and students safe, AFTRS has enacted a COVID-Safe Plan. All staff and students are required to abide by this plan to help ensure a safe working and learning environment for everyone in our community. A much increased cleaning regime is now in place in the building and we are limiting the number of people in the building at any one time. Further details about the COVID-Safe Plan for this course will be shared upon enrolment.
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 classes on campus:
- One-week intensive workshop at AFTRS, Sydney (Mon 28 September – Fri 2 October)
- 7 x Saturdays at AFTRS Sydney from Sat 10 October – Sat 21 November
All classes run 9.30am – 5pm
7 x Tuesday evening video conferencing sessions from Tuesday 6 October – 17 November
All evening online sessions are 6.30pm – 8pm
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. Attendance at the on-campus classes is compulsory.
Outside of the above hours, after the first week you will need to allow a minimum of 8 hours per week to complete the assessment tasks.
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
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.
This is the standard course price and includes the early bird discount as it currently more than 28 days from commencement of the course.
For more information call 1300 223 877, or register for future offerings.
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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.
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