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Avid Media Composer: Core Skills

Duration: 2 Days

Course Price: £495+vat

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The course provides delegates with the core skills required to perform basic editing techniques and manage the data required within the edit on Media Composer 6, the most popular non liner editing package in the television and film industry across the world. You will study the interface and functionality of the package as well as the core skills required: Ingest, System & Project Management, editing tools and techniques, basic effects (transitions & filters), Basic titling and output. There will be brief "teasers" of additional functions dotted throughout the course and delegates wishing to know more about specific told and techniques within Media Composer 6 can move up to the Avid Certified Media Composer 101, 110 and 201 courses. This is a great way of gaining the core skills in a highly complex professional package, skills that professional editors take years to craft.

Who Should Attend:

This is aimed for the novice and the editor alike. It is built to deliver core skills in Media Composer 6 and so is a great entry point to anyone looking to enter the media industry as an editor using Avid Media Composer. It is equally as useful to editors moving from other packages (Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro etc.) who would like to transfer their core skills to a media industry standard package.


What You Will Learn:

Learn to competently use Media Composer to edit and produce engaging content.


Prerequisites:

  • No familiarity with the system is necessary
  • NB it is advantageous to have a basic idea of non-linear editing but specific knowledge of any package is not required


Avid Media Composer: Core Skills

Duration: 2 Days

Course Price: £495+vat

Book Course Now

Interface & infrastructure

Hardware, installation types, additional hardware (ISIS, Interplay etc.), opening the app, user profiles, project locations, opening a project, the windows and interface, the project window, organising your workspace

Organisation and Previewing material

Clips and bine, sequences, sub-clipping, working collaboratively, viewing, marking clips, sub clips, basic keyboard shortcuts (J-K-L etc.)

Previewing material

Footage formats and playback storage needs, hardware requirements (Avid or third party), AMA, file based ingest, tape based ingest, transcoding and consolidating

Basic edit skills

Marking clips, assembling clips, inserting clips, splice-in & overwrite, the timeline tracks

Storyboard editing

sorting and sifting clips, drag and drop editing, building a storyboard, arranging a storyboard, scripting software integration

Refining the edit

Trimming options (ripple, roll, slip, slide), trimming on the fly, marking clips in timeline, copy & paste, lifting clips

Basic audio changes

Workspace, track layout, patching tracks, monitoring (solo and mute), recording a voice over, the audio tool, levels and pan

Customising Media Composer

Settings, buttons, keyboard shortcuts, user profiles

Basic transitions, filters and text

Applying and editing transitions and filters, text tools available, basic text

Output & export

Technical checks (audio and vision), broadcast requirements, delivery, export, output to tape, examples of output options

Avid Media Composer: Core Skills
Cardiff

Our Cardiff training centre is located in Pascoe House, on Bute Street, Cardiff Bay. The centre is at the heart of the creative community in South Wales.

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Gloucstershire

Our Gloucestershire training centre provides free parking for our delegates.

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Manchester

Our Manchester training centre is located just a ten minute walk from the cities main railway station.

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