Avid Media Composer Training Class
GeniusDV's offers three options for learning Avid Media Composer.
- Online Avid Media Composer Training ($95.00)
- 5 Day Certified Avid Classroom Training in Orlando, FL ($1650.00 per person)
- OnSite Training (flate rate pricing - unlimited number of students)
- MC 101 Media Composer Editing Essentials (3 days)
- MC 110 Media Composer Effects Essentials (2 Days)
Who Should Take This Course
The course designed to cover Media Composer 6.5 from the ground-up. However, even the most seasoned editor will learn tips and tricks not covered in the user's manual. Completing this Media Composer training class will help if you plan on taking the Avid Media Composer certification exam.
This course assumes that you are familiar with the Windows or Macintosh OS X operating system. A general knowledge of the video production industry will help with with some of the terminology.
John Lynn is an Avid Media Composer instructor with 20 years of teaching experience. He is one of the world's most coveted trainers, and is highly regarded as one of the best certified instructors available.
Avid Media Composer Overview
• Editing Workflow
• Maximizing Editing Efficiency (learn to edit without three point or drag-drop editing)
• Customizing the Avid Interface
• Critical Settings in your DV camera (before capturing)
• Media Management / Capturing Media
• Fine Tuning Sequences
• Additional Editing Tools
In this section of the Avid training class, you will learn how the Avid software thinks. This includes learning the Avid's project hierarchy and how clips and sequences link back to raw media files. You will learn why the Avid's proprietary media file system offers a huge advantage over other non-linear editing systems. You will learn the basic Avid interface windows and how they function. We will teach you the differences between clips, mediafiles, bins, sequences, and projects. We will show you how all these elements function together and where they are located. Within the first day of class, you will learn the skills to be proficient in putting together a sequence.
• Audio mixing and filters
• Working with synced Dialog
• Editing Narrative storytelling
• Advanced Trim Mode topics
Working with synced dialog is an extremely important editing skill. You will get the opportunity to edit a REAL syndicated national sitcom. We will show you the secrets to keeping your sequence(s) in sync. You will learn how to trim and create split edits that will help improve the flow of your edited project. We will show you how sync-locks work, and why they are important. You will learn how to recover from a sequence that is out of sync and how to repair it.
After you complete this section of the class, you will discover how locators work and how they can be used to your advantage. You will learn how segment mode works, and why it is different from three-point editing. We will cover some advanced trimming techniques including slipping and sliding segments.
The Avid software provides several ways to work with audio elements. You will learn how to adjust audio levels using the audio mix tool. You will also have time to experiment using the audio rubber band method of adjusting audio levels. Then you will have time to explore how the automation gain tool works. Learn how to add additional audio filters and effects to spice up your mix.
Creating Titles (Marquee Title Tool)
• Learn the Standard Avid Title Tool
• Explore Avid's real-time Open GL 3D Marqee Title Tool
We will cover all of the functions available within the Avid Title tool, including how to create drop shadows, glows, and special effects using type. You'll also learn how to create specialized templates and style sheets that will help give your project a consistent look.
Avid Marquee is an extremely powerful built-in 3D title tool that now ships with the Avid software. Go way beyond the topics covered in the courseware. Learn how to rotoscope and create 3D models directly in Marquee!
Avid Effects Mode
• Transition Effects
• Using AVX Plugin-Ins
• Motion Effects (time warp)
• Keyframing and Motion Controls
• Basic Color Correction
Learn how to create custom transition effects that are easily accessible from the Avid interface. We'll teach you how to create complex motion paths by creating a basic template. Learn how to create dynamic effects such as the pleasantville effect.