AVID 110 course
Time commitment: 24 hours over 4 days
How is this course taught? Online
"We wanted to do Nigel's course because our team has a member who has a hidden disability and a member who is a carer. Nigel made it clear that he is a teacher with a hidden disability and therefore we felt he would understand our experiences and deliver the course in a way that would be accessible for us. Nigel provides support for getting the technology we needed to do the course and worked to make sure we could access the software and the materials. He provided notes and video material as well as weekly sessions live online to take us through the course. The course makes it possible to learn about AVID and editing in an accessible and enjoyable way."
The AVID 110 course is a four-day comprehensive intermediary to the video editing software AVID Media Composer 2020. The course is designed to teach individuals the technical and organisational skills of an assistant editor, and develop their editorial skills with the tools and techniques required to produce a well-edited video. From using dynamic trim techniques to shape the actor’s performances in a dramatic scene, to quickly assembling a news package to meet deadline, this course empowers novice users to take their Media Composer skills to the next level.
The course offers AVID user accreditation on completion of the AVID 110, in conjunction with the AVID 101.
Participants will be required to have completed AVID 101, the introductory course for AVID Media Composer. Other software experience, such as FCP or Adobe Premier is useful and a background or experience in editing, production, or post- production is recommended.
An AVID license is required, participants may use their own, otherwise a University license (AVID 2020) may be provided for the duration of the course.
Participants will need a working knowledge of Windows or Macintosh operating systems and access to a workstation equipped with Mac Pro, iMac or HP Z440.
This course is aimed at producers, editors, assistant editors, and multimedia producers or similar.
Media Composer Fundamentals II is for individuals who have rudimentary knowledge of editing in Media Composer, and are ready to broaden their foundational skills to take their editing to the next level.
This course expands on the fundamental skillset required to edit a video project start to finish, and includes:
• Create custom project sizes, including larger than HD (2K, 4K, etc) Understand the operational implications of working in larger-than-HD projects
• Link to media files and copy, consolidate or transcode the media, as needed.
• Synchronize video and audio from separate sources Organize project bins using common industry conventions
• Quickly assemble a scene using storyboard editing, plus Top, Tail and Extend
• Use various search tools to locate a desired clip
• Create multiple versions of a sequence to track the creative process Utilize Media Composer’s best-in-class trim tools to dynamically adjust the pacing of a scene
• Adjust Clip Gain, and utilize Pan and Volume automation to create an integrated audio mix
• Create pan-and-zoom style “camera” moves over still images or video
• Solve common image problems with effects to stabilize the image, blur faces and logos, and erase unwanted jump cuts using Morph Cut. Create freeze-frames, slow-motion and Time Warp effects
• Use multilayer effects to create split-screens, superimposed images. Intelligently render effects sequences to improve playback performance
• Selectively delete unwanted render files to keep the media drives clutter-free
• Understand how to correctly backup project files and associated media files
• Restore lost work using Avid’s Autosave feature Relink media files
• Resolve common technical issues, including “Media Offline”
• Identify and adjust common Settings to increase efficiency and avoid complications
• Output the finished program according to common broadcast delivery standards
• Be ready to sit the associated certification exam
All course-related materials can be included as either a PDF or Hard Book.
On completion of this course, participants will be knowledgeable and adept at the use of advanced tools and range of editing features within the software, and will be proficient in the creation and management of editing projects.
AVID Media Composer is the most broadly used video editing software in the industry. The technical and operational skillset developed through this certification program is designed to qualify participants to enter the workforce as post-production assistants, assistant editors, or video editors.
The course offers AVID User accreditation on completion of the AVID 110, in conjunction with the AVID 101. Becoming an Avid Certified User for Media Composer verifies that the individual possess a fundamental understanding of and the capability to use Media Composer, together with a firm grasp of the core skills, workflows, and concepts of non-linear editing on the Avid Media Composer system.
Nigel G Honey (MA) Film, Film TV Editor / AVID Certified Instructor, has over 25 + years editing experience as a freelance editor both in UK and Europe in Avid Media Composer 2018/2019/ (2020.10 latest Vsn), DaVinci Resolve 16, and Premiere Pro CC2018/19/20, and still edits professionally alongside teaching for STV, BBC, RDF, Channel 4, and SKY. Editing credits include Cannes, Raindance and BAFTA.
This course will be taught entirely through LSBU’s online learning platform.
This course totals approximately 24 hours, and will be split over 4 days.
Day 1, 2 & 3 will comprise of a 3-hour morning session and 3-hour afternoon session. Day 4 will then be a practice and revision session followed by the assessment.
The AVID 110 assessment (via an online exam) may be taken on completion of this course should the participant wish to progress to an AVID accredited user.
The completion of both AVID 101 and AVID 110 offers the AVID Certified User for Composer accreditation. AVID certified user status is an industry recognized credential for both academic users and industry professionals.