Course Descriptions

Video and audio, from concept through completion.
MC 101-Professional Editing with Avid Media Composer 5
This course is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer 5, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions.

This course leads you through the interface and basic editing techniques before moving on to trimming, fine-tuning the edit, adjusting audio, adding transitions, adding titles, and outputting your finished project. The training is hands-on and features project-based lessons.

From there, the course covers the fundamentals of creating effects within Avid Media Composer 5. A solid foundation is built in Media Composer audio and video effects capabilities, and will prepare you for Avid’s User Level certification in Media Composer 5.

Who Should Attend
Producers, Editors, Assistant editors, Multimedia producers
- Practical working knowledge of Microsoft Windows XP (SP 3)
- A background in editing, production, or post-production is strongly recommended
Course Outline:
Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may at his discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.
Day 1
Module 1: Introduction to Tools & Workflow
Module 2: Basic Editing
Module 3: Timeline Editing
Module 4: Trimming the Sequence
Day 2
Module 5: Advanced Editing & Trim Techniques
Module 6: Editing Dialog
Module 7: Refining Audio
Module 8: Customizing Your Workspace
Day 3
Module 9: Introduction to Effects
Module 10: Creating Motion Effects
Module 11: Introduction to Compositing
Module 12: Nesting Effects
Module 13: Performance and Rendering
Day 4
Module 14: Introduction to Finishing
Module 15: Creating Titles with Avid Marquee
Module 16: Review and Approval
Day 5
Module 17: Capturing Tape-Based Media
Module 18: Capturing File-Based Media
Module 19: Organizing Clips and Bins
Module 20: Managing Media
Module 21: Delivering the Finished Work