MC 101 Media Composer 6 Editing Essentials

Length

Suggested length: 3 days

Overview

This course is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer 6, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions. Along with its counterpart, (MC 110) MEDIA COMPOSER 6: PART 2–EFFECTS ESSENTIALS, this course provides the foundation for Media Composer User Certification.

This course leads you through the interface and basic editing techniques before moving on to trimming, fine-tuning the edit, adjusting audio, handling
multicamera editing, adding transitions, adding titles, and outputting your finished project. The training is hands-on and features project-based lessons in which you work on real-world projects ranging from extreme sports and dazzling documentary footage to an episode of the television show Hell's Kitchen. This  course is the first step in mastering Avid Media Composer 6, the standard editing system used by professionals in the film and television industries.

Audience

This course targets:

  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant editors
  • Multimedia producers

Prerequisites

  • No familiarity with the system is necessary
  • Completion of a Macintosh or Windows introductory course or equivalent experience is required
  • A background in editing, production, or post-production is strongly recommended

Objectives

  • Exploring the interface and preparing to edit
  • Assembling a Basic Sequence
  • Ingesting File-Based Media
  • Manual Timeline Editing
  • Refining the Edit
  • Refining and Mixing Audio
  • Customizing Media Composer
  • Introduction to Multicamera Editing
  • Creating Quick Titles and Basic Transitions
  • Preparing for Output and Exporting a File