Avid Educator's Workshop for Media Composer


5 days


The Avid Educator's Workshop for Media Composer is designed specifically for academic instructors. Based on the two courses, Media Composer Editing Essentials and Media Composer Effects Essentials, this course will educate attendees in the core skills, workflows, and concepts involved in professional nonlinear editing on Avid Media Composer systems. In addition, attendees will be exposed to the design and use of the Avid Certified User curriculum materials, and participate in discussions relating to teaching Avid Media Composer in the classroom.

At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to take the certification exam to earn the credential of Avid Certified Instructor | Media Composer User.

This certification entitles you to teach and certify students as an Avid Certified User | Media Composer, through an Avid Learning Partner institution.


Media educators planning to teach Avid Media Composer as part of their academic program.


  • Experience with professional non-linear editing software, preferably Avid Media Composer
  • A working knowledge of Macintosh or Windows operating systems
  • A background in editing, production, or post-production is strongly recommended

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Capture media and prepare for editing
  • Organize source material in bins
  • Use basic editing techniques
  • Trim video and audio
  • Customize the system
  • Enhance audio
  • Solve common image problems using video effects
  • Create multilayered and nested effects
  • Understand effects performance and rendering
  • Stabilize shaky video
  • Use automatic color correction
  • Create freeze frames and motion effects
  • Manage projects and media


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