Baby Driver cut with Avid

Check out this great story from Premium Beat about Paul Machliss and how he cut Baby Driver in real time on location.


Former Film Student Producing a Manatee Documentary at SCAD

Brittany Bierly is a former high school student of filmmaking instructor Neal Bennett. Brittany is now attending Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. She is producing a documentary focusing on the controversy surfacing as manatees are petitions for removal form their endangered status.

“We are thrilled, especially as film students, to make this documentary because it is an opportunity to learn and share the complex situation that manatees are facing in Florida. Film is a medium in which we can communicate that information to an entire people (you guys!).”

“The human population is one of the main reasons why Manatees were originally put on the endangered species list. It’s part of our responsibility to get them back to their original flourishing state. Just like all living creatures, Manatees impact the environment. ”

Please visit her Facebook and Indiegogo pages for more information:

Magic 98 Radio Show with Maggie Glynn

Check out our radio show from last week. Thanks Maggie Glynn!

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Avid Customers Sweep the Academy Awards

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Semester Dates: Monday,  June 27–Friday, July 1, 2016
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Now in its 88th year, this year’s Academy Awards nominees and winners celebrated some of the best films and professionals of the season, including The Revenant, Spotlight, Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian and more.

The most exceptional film editors, composers, sound editors and sound mixers used Avid creative solutions to bring the most celebrated films to life. This year, every nominee in the Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Original Score categories, including Best Picture winnerSpotlight, was crafted by Avid customers using Avid Artist Suite audio and video creative tools.

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Apocalyptic thriller Mad Max: Fury Road won the most awards, taking home six in total. Margaret Sixel won the award for Best Film Editing, adding to the BAFTA and ACE Eddie Awards she won for her work on the film using Avid Media Composer®. Mark Mangini and David White won the golden statuette for Best Sound Editing for the film.

Pro Tools® has become the de facto standard for feature film sound editorial and design, whether you’re designing sounds that you’ve never heard before or just doing traditional sound editing,” said Mangini, supervising sound editor. “As a worldwide standard, Pro Tools made it very easy to start the project in Sydney, transfer the final mix process to Los Angeles, and simply pick up where we left off.”

Mangini’s colleague at full-service post-production sound company Formosa Group, Lon Bender, was nominated in the same category for his work on The Revenant. “I had an opportunity to develop many soundscapes on The Revenant,” he said, “Each day I would take material from our team and hone it using my Avid control surface for reviews with Alejandro. I continue to grow as the tools keep presenting new ways to approach our workflow.”

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All five nominees in the Sound Mixing category also used Pro Tools, with Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo taking home the prize for Mad Max: Fury Road.

All five nominees in the Original Score category—including winner Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight—relied on Sibelius®. Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith also used the music notation software for Writing’s on the Wall from the film Spectre, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Congratulations to all of our Academy Award-nominated and winning customers!

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Summer 2016
Semester Dates: Monday,  June 27–Friday, July 1, 2016
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Early Bird Registration 10% Discount Available!

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The Star Wars Webinar: Behind the Scenes with Bad Robot

The Star Wars Webinar: Behind the Scenes with Bad Robot

Date: December 9, 2015
2:00 pm ET

Bad Robot evolved from working on TV shows to producing the years most highly anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In our exclusive new webinar, the Bad Robot post production team will discuss the creative process behind the film, and explain why Avid solutions are essential to their production workflow. Don’t miss out—join early and submit your questions for the live Q&A session.


AVID Media Composer Editing & Certification Jan. 11-15, 2016

Register today for the One- Week AVID Media Composer Editing & Certification Course

Semester Dates: Monday, January 11 – Friday, January 15
Class Time: 10am – 4pm
AVID Media Composer Course: 
  • Media Composer 101 Editing Essentials
  • Media Composer 110 Effects Essentials

This course is hands-on training 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.

Tuition & fees for all sessions

  • General student rate $1595
  • Internal student rate $1395 (registrar will utilize a coupon code to reduce the rate for qualified registrants.  Please contact us at 848-932-8618 to learn more.)

‘Internal students’ include:RUalumni, current RU faculty/staff/students & High School digital media instructors.

  • $25 Avid Certification Exam Fee (optional)
  • $25 Registration fee
  • $5 Parking pass

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Spring 2016 Filmmaking Classes Now Enrolling!

The Rutgers Digital Filmmaking Academy is currently registering for it’s Spring 2016 after school classes.  Filmmaking classes will be held on Thursday’s from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  We are offering a 12 week program starting on February 11th through May 5th.  We will have one make-up class on May 19th.  To register please click the link below.  If you have any questions about the program you can call 848-932-8618 or email the Program Director, Neal Bennett at

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