Get exposed to the core skills, workflow, and concepts involved in nonlinear editing on AVID

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Avid Media Composer is still today’s dominant non-linear editing system at the highest levels of the film & television industry. In this week-long workshop, students learn the core skills, workflow, and concepts involved in nonlinear editing on Avid. We will go over safe and proper project set-up and workflow, as well as trimming tools, editing technique and process, working with audio, and sequence output and delivery.

Led by a professional editor, the class will divide its time between lectures and demonstrations on Avid’s interface, and hand-ons supervised lab time. Students will work with a variety of practice footage, giving them experience in cutting a range of different types of scenes, utilizing the new skills they’ve acquired each day.

As the week progresses, we will delve deeper into workflow and concepts, and students will have ample opportunity to ask specific questions of the instructor. You will leave the week feeling confident, and well-versed in the software.

A basic understanding of AVID’s essentials will be helpful to those taking the Editing & Post-Production Intensive. AVID is the editing software most commonly used by the professional editors teaching in the second half of the Intensive.

In addition to being offered on an individual basis, this workshop offered as an elective in the 8 Week Editing Intensive.

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Instructor: Mark Chesak

From the North Pole to Miami Beach, Mark Chesak has been cutting TV documentaries covering adventure sports, reality TV, and investigative journalism for over 15 years.  His editing credits include Crash of Flight 111 for NOVA, Dangerous Prescription for Frontline, Surviving Mars for the Discovery Channel, plus numerous shows for the History Channel, National Geographic, NBC Sports, and the DIY Network. Along with work in broadcast television, Mark is also an Avid Certified Instructor and has taught editing to students from varied backgrounds, countries and news organizations - from troops at Fort Bragg’s Kennedy School of Special Warfare, to members of the White House Communications staff, to faculty at Harvard University’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies. He is also an adjunct professor at Boston University and Emerson College.