Introduction to Editing on Avid Media Composer

Short course


Designed to provide you with a thorough, rapid and practical introduction to operational editing techniques using AVID.  Class time is divided between short illustrated lectures, demonstrations and (lots of) hands-on practice.

The course covers everything you need to know about Avid including:
• System Overview
• Editing Workflow
• Starting a Project

– Creating a new project in the correct format

– Opening/closing and saving projects
• Preparing to edit
• Inputting source material

– Capture/Import from Tape or file based material
• Overview of Editing screens and button functions
• Starting to edit – insert or overwrite
• Trimming sequences
• Adding Audio from external sources plus EQ Tool and Audio Suite Plugins
• Editing and trimming audio
• Adding visual transition effects and motion effects

– Timewarp and conventional motion effect
• Creating titles – with crawl and roll function and visual manipulation
• Outputting programmes to DVD or Tape
• Backing up
• Overview of more complex ‘nesting’ visual transition and segment effects
• Overview of Multi Camera Editing
• Overview of 3D and Surround Sound facilities

Experience with Avid systems is not necessary. A working background in editing, production or post-production is recommended but not essential, and participants are able to download Avid free of charge for a 30 day trial

One Workstation per person

NOTE: For this course you need to be computer competent

Freelance Rate: £500

Corporate Rate: £995

Fees and funding options

Fees for this course are as follows:

As part of our work to diversify the screen industry workforce, there is reduction in fees of up to 50% made available by our partnership with the BFI for freelancers with disabilities, who are ethnically diverse or from lower socio-economic backgrounds

Please state ‘APPLYING ADDITIONAL BFI FUNDING’ at the end of your Why do you want to attend?’ statement in order for your submission to be considered

How to apply

Application deadline:

If you experience any problems making your application please contact us 01494 677 903

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