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MC 110: Media Composer Fundamentals II

MC 110: Media Composer Fundamentals II


Manhattan Edit Workshop
119 W 23rd St
Ste 700
New York, NY 10011
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Saturday, August 18, 2018 -
10:00am to 6:00pm


This two-day course introduces the concepts of nonlinear editing and includes all basic features of the Avid Media Composer system for Macintosh. Media Composer Fundamentals II (MC110) 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/video editing application used in most movie and television productions. An intermediate course, this course is designed to teach students the technical and organization skills of an assistant editor, and develop their editorial skills with the tools and techniques required to produce a well-edited video. From using dynamic trim techniques to shape the actors performances in a dramatic scene, to quickly assembling a news package to meet deadline, this course empowers novice users to take their Media Composer skills to the next level. Class projects and exercises are hands-on, giving students the opportunity to work on an unscripted documentary project, as well as a scripted comedy scene. This course provides a solid foundation in Media Composer video effects capabilities and in conjunction with the Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101) course, will prepare you to earn the credential of Avid Certified User (Media Composer). Who is this class for? Editors Assistant Editors Multimedia Producers This is also appropriate for Avid Symphony users At the end of this course you will be able to: Create custom project sizes, including larger than HD (2K, 4K, etc) Understand the operational implications of working in larger-than-HD projects Link to media files and copy, consolidate or transcode the media, as needed Synchronize video and audio from separate sources Organize project bins using common industry conventions Quickly assemble a scene using storyboard editing, plus Top, Tail and Extend Use various search tools to locate a desired clip Create multiple versions of a sequence to track the creative process. Utilize Media Composers best-in-class trim tools to dynamically adjust the pacing of a scene Adjust Clip Gain, and utilize Pan and Volume automation to create and integrated audio mix. Create pan-and-zoom style camera moves over still images or video. Solve common image problems with effects to stabilize the image, blur faces and logos, and erase unwanted jump cuts Create freeze-frames, slow-motion and TimeWarp effects Use multilayer effects to create split-screens, superimposed images, and more Composite video elements using the SpectraMatte effect to create a chroma-key. Intelligently render effects sequences to improve playback performance Create animated titles using NewBlue Titler Pro Selectively delete unwanted render files to keep the media drives clutter-free Understand how to correctly backup project files and associated media files Restore lost work using Avids autosave feature Relink media files Resolve common technical issues, including Media Offline Identify and adjust common Settings to increase efficiency and avoid complications Output the finished program according to common broadcast delivery standards Be ready to sit the associated certification exam Prerequisites: Completion of the course Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101) A working knowledge of Windows or Macintosh operating systems Experience video production or post-production is strongly recommended Please click here for the Syllabus.

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