If you have little to zero experience you'll be starting at the bottom, more than likely working for free on smaller productions who have limited budgets and equipment. Even on these initial unpaid jobs, it's important that you strive to deliver a professional service that will get you noticed by editors and productions and in turn lead to more work.
To help you on your way this free course will help address some of the key skills you'll need to become noticed.
Get the right skills now.
- Technical - from the camera to the drives you edit with, you need to know what is important.
- Workflow - Know the workflows that are effective for the project type.
- Organization - Organize and track content from the shoot, through the Avid and on to the finished product.
- Media Composer - Understand the interface and key functions needed on a day to day basis.
- Personal skills - not taught at most film schools, but with the right life skills you will stand out from the crowd.
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hat you will Learn:
Working as an Assistant is as much about you and your approach to people as it is about your technical ability. Start out on the right foot by being aware of what will be expected of you in your day to day roles.
Understand of how modern digital cameras create content, how they can effect your projects workflow and how to handle various formats from creation to delivery.
Keep track of your projects media by designing efficient backup strategies and easy to follow working practices.
Managing Edit Workstations
Understand working practices when working with stand alone workstations and organizing an Avid Media Composers project.
Assistant Avid Skills
Master the core skills needed to work as an effective Avid Assistant.
Understand workflows for smaller productions and use them effectively.
What do I need?
You will need access to a Avid Media Composer system, as this will give you the ability to fine tune your skills and, as we know, practice makes perfect.
You don't have to go and purchase Media Composer to master it though. Download a copy of Avid Media Composer | First which is free! While it has certain limitations it does have the same interface as the professional Media Composer, as well as most of its functionality!
The course has been written around Avid Media Composer v 8.x and 2018.x but the practices here can be applied to earlier Media Composer systems 7.x and even 6.x
WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON ADDING MEDIA COMPOSER 2019 INTERFACE CONTENT.
Andrew has worked with Post Production and Broadcasters for the last 25 years working for the likes of the BBC and ITV as well as working for Avid Technology as a Media Composer product specialist.
Andrew has trained Editors all around the world in effective use of Media Composer as well as Avid's shared storage solutions such as Avid | ISIS and Avid | NEXIS.
His workflow designs have been used from the smallest low budget Indy productions to some of the largest Newsroom workflows around the world.
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