Gain an understanding of the workflow and technical theory involved in an efficient and organized post-production process

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This course is for filmmakers, video professionals, and anyone else looking to gain a strong understanding of the technical theory and organizational workflow that is fundamental to a successful editing process. The course covers proper transfer and archival of all media from memory card to hard drives, and how to properly set up a project, and keep media, assets, and project files organized. Students examine various types of footage with different resolutions, frame rates, and codecs, and explore the processes and possibilities of working with each. Students will get an overview of pertinent software (*Adobe Premiere, Prelude, DaVinci Resolve, and more), and how they work in conjunction with one another. The course will also cover proper naming conventions for file organization, transcoding and proxy workflow, creation of metadata for efficiency while editing, and preparation for various distribution methods.

*This course will use Adobe Premiere as its non-linear editing system (NLE), however, most of the topics covered apply to the use of other popular editing softwares.


Info for Winter/Spring Session: Lodging and meal package available for $525. Includes breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Dinner services are not available during our Winter/Spring session. Meal plan (mandatory) without lodging $150. Plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon/evening to be rested for your workshop which will begin Monday morning, following registration. Workshops will end late Friday afternoon. Lodging is booked for a Saturday departure.

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Instructor: Tom Ryan

A New England-based editor and filmmaker, Tom has worked extensively in the worlds of commercial, corporate, and documentary film. He has freelanced in Production for over 9 years and is a co-founder of the Maine-based Production company, Tailwind Media. As an editor, his work in fiction and documentary film has been shown in numerous festivals. In addition to workshops, he currently teaches documentary film in the 30-Week Professional Certificate program at Maine Media College. Affiliated with MMW+C for over 6 years, Tom is passionate about teaching storytelling to students of all career paths and skill levels.