MC 101: Media Composer Fundamentals I

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Sat, Oct 05, 10:00am - Oct 06, 6:00pm (2 sessions)

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Chelsea, Manhattan
119 W 23rd St Ste 700
Btw 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10011
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 6

What you'll learn in this avid training:

User certification test is now FREE with this course!  

Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101) is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions. Together with the second course in the series, Media Composer Fundamentals II (MC110), this course provides the foundational training required to achieve the credential of Avid Certified User | Media Composer.

Media Composer Fundamentals I is an introductory course designed to get a new user up-and-running on the software. In this course, students develop an understanding of the video editing process and the basic skills to edit a video project from start to finish. This includes understanding the relationship between media and project files, media storage location, the abilities to create the project file; bring in the source video and audio files; edit the sequence, add titles, music, and basic effects, and then export the finished sequence  

Who is this class for? 
Editors, Assistant editors, and Multimedia producers. This is also appropriate for Avid Symphony users.

Prerequisites:  
  • No experience with Avid Media Composer is necessary 
  • A working knowledge of Windows or Macintosh or operating systems 
  • A background or experience in editing, production, or post-production is recommended 
SYLLABUS:

Introduction to Media Composer
  • Launching Media Composer
  • Understanding the Select Project Window
  • Learning the Interface
  • Working with Bins
  • Creating a New User Profile and Changing User Profiles
  • Personalizing the Application
Getting Started
  • Creating a New Project
  • Setting Up Your Project
  • How to Input Video and Audio Clips
  • Importing Media Files
  • Preparing to Edit
  • Saving Your Work
Building Your Sequence
  • Overview
  • Creating a New Sequence
  • Working with Tracks
  • Locating Audio Cues
  • Building Your Sequence with Splice-In
  • Editing with Overwrite
  • Removing Material from a Sequence
  • Essential Tools
Drag-and-Drop Editing in Segment Mode
  • Understanding the Smart Tool
  • Building a Montage with Drag-and-Drop
  • Adding Narration with Drag-and -Drop Overwrite
  • Editing Audio in the Sequence
Refining the Sequence
  • Moving Segments in the Timeline
  • Changing Shots in the Sequence
  • Deleting from the Timeline
  • Changing the Length of Timeline Segments
  • Exploring Trim Mode
  • Useful Tools
Introduction to Transition Effects
  • Creating Transition Effects 
  • Modifying Transition Effects in the Timeline
  • Accessing Effects from the Effect Palette
  • Modifying Effects in Effect Mode
  • Creating Audio Crossfades
Introduction to Segment Effects
  • Adding Segment Effects
  • Stabilizing Shaky Footage
  • Using Automatic Color Correction to Improve the Footage
  • Hiding Jump Cuts with FluidMorph
  • Resizing a Shot
  • Using Standard Keyframes
Combining Multiple Effects
  • Nesting Effects
  • Changing the Order of Nested Effects
Freeze Frames and Motion Effects
  • Types of Motion Effects
  • Creating Freeze Frames
  • Creating Motion Effects
Creating Titles
  • Title Creation Tools
  • Quick View: The Avid Title Tool
  • Create a Title
  • Revise a Title
Exporting Your Video
  • Exporting Your Video
  • Exporting your Sequence
Technical Fundamentals
  • Fixing Technical Problems
  • Troubleshooting Missing Media Files
  • Recovering Lost Work
  • Deleting Media

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Rescheduling policy: Bookings transferred by the customer more than 14 business days before the commencement date of the course will incur no transfer fee. Bookings rescheduled by the customer within 0 to 14 business days of the commencement date of the course will incur a $150 transfer fee. All transferred courses must be completed within 3 months of the commencement date of the original class.


Cancellation/exclusion policy: Any student who cancels at least 7 days before the class should receive a 100% refund. If they cancel 0 - 6 days before the course, they should be charged a registration fee of 10% of the total course cost or $100, whichever amount would be less.

In the event that a customer cancels a booking for which a transfer has taken place, this will incur a minimum 50% cancellation fee.

Exclusion of a student by the school may occur if the student displays behavior deemed inappropriate and/or disruptive to other students and/or the school. Student will receive 1 (one) written warning regarding behavior. If the behavior in question is repeated, the student will be removed from the class with a written explanation of their exclusion. In the event that a student is removed due to the above-mentioned repetitive and/or disruptive behavior, no tuition fees will be refunded.


Note: Any transfers and cancellations require written notification to [email protected]

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