Avid Editing & Certification

Click Here to Register  for the Winter 2018 Session

This course is hands-on training with an Avid Certified Instructor that features project-based lessons. Avid Media Composer 101 and 110  together prepare the student for testing on Avid’s User Level Certification. No prior experience is necessary.

Projects Edited with Avid Media Composer:
Stranger Things was the undeniable breakout TV hit of the summer, and its unique blend of 80’s nostalgia and modern production techniques captivated audiences worldwide. Watch the post-production team discuss their creative process on the series—and explain why Avid solutions are essential to their production workflow.
  • Get first-hand insight into their editing workflows on the show
  • Learn how collaboration fueled their creative process
  • See how they delivered the right look, feel, and vibe for the show
Get an in-depth look at one the most popular shows of the year—watch the on-demand webinar today. Click Here to watch the Webinar and Q&A

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Avid Media Composer Editing & Certification

Winter 2018
  • Semester Dates: Monday – Friday,  January 8-12, 2018
  • Class Times: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Ages: High School through Adult
  • Location:  TBD
Summer 2018
  • Semester Dates: Monday – Friday,  June 18 – 22, 2018
  • Class Times: 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
  • Ages: High School through Adult
  • Location:  TBD
  • General Student Rate: $1595
  • Internal Student Rate: $1395 (Internal students include RU Alumni, current RU faculty, staff, and students; and high school digital media instructors.)
  • Avid Media Composer Courseware: $130 (optional – students are not required to purchase the courseware) Includes 2 Books, Project and Media Files ~ MC101 Editing & MC110 Effects Essentials
  • Registration Fee: $25 (fee is included in tuition)

Payment Plans available, for more information contact:
Dana Wilson, Registrar
Phone: 848-932-1866
Email: dw538@mgsa.rutgers.edu

The Rutgers Federal Credit Union has financing options available for continuing education and summer programs! If financing or cost is an issue, we urge you to fill out the Rutgers Federal Credit Union Continuing Education Loan application. Click on the logo below to go to the Rutgers Federal Credit Union website for more information!

Avid Media Composer Course Outline

Media Composer 101 Editing Essentials is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer, the non-linear film and video editing application used in most movie and television productions. Along with its counterpart, Media Composer 110 Effects Essentials, Avid Media Composer provides the foundation for Media Composer User Certification.

Media Composer 110 Effects Essentials is for video editors who understand the basics of the editing tools in Media Composer and are ready to move ahead and learn the fundamentals of creating effects within Avid Media Composer, the non-linear film and video editing application used in most movie and television productions. This course provides a solid foundation in Media Composer audio and video effects capabilities and, in conjunction with MC101 Editing Essentials course, will prepare you for Avid’s User Level Certification in Media Composer.

You will be taken through the basic effects-building interface; then, using a real-world, hands-on approach, you’ll learn fundamental audio adjustments and effects, multi-layered video compositing, tracking, stabilization, various re-timing methods, and basic color-grading techniques. This course is a crucial step in mastering Avid Media Composer, the standard editing system used by professionals in the film and television industries.

Industry Insights with Neal Bennett: Course instructor and professional editor will lead sessions about the industry, jobs, and career opportunities in editing.

For additional information about Avid User Certification, click here.