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Avid: Media Composer – Certified Professional (MC200)

Module code MC200
Duration Five days
Attendance Full-time
Fees £1,200


Covering both short-form and long-form workflows, this five-day course combines Avid: Media Composer - Professional Editing I (MC201) and Avid: Media Composer - Professional Editing II (MC210).

Upon completion, participants will benefit from a comprehensive understanding of the advanced editing techniques available within Media Composer and the professional level certification to demonstrate their in-depth proficiency.

Avid solutions are used to create the most listened to, watched and loved media in the world. The certified Avid courses we offer equip budding media enthusiasts and seasoned professionals with the skills required to harness Avid’s powerful technology with proficiency.

When training with us you can expect exceptional teaching from seasoned industry practitioners, an award-winning learning environment, and access to all the latest technology and equipment.

What's included

  • You'll receive tuition from certified trainers
  • You'll have access to an individual workstation equipped with Mac Pro, iMac or HP Z440
  • All course-related materials are included
  • You will be able to take the Avid Certified MC201 and MC210 examinations at the end of the course.

Course content

This short course will cover the following areas:

  • Planning your editing process
  • Inputting and managing media
  • Using multicam editing
  • Using advanced editing and timeline management techniques
  • Working with graphics and mattes
  • Multilayer and composite graphics
  • Performing basic colour correction techniques
  • Preparing your audio mix using tools like EQ, compressors and expanders
  • Delivering a high-quality finished file
  • Utilising workflows for long-form keyframing
  • Preparing for the edit
  • Using colour management techniques
  • Custom and master settings
  • Using script-based editing
  • Performing advanced trimming and timeline techniques
  • Managing metadata for output
  • Working with multichannel audio, surround sound and audio ducking
  • Using the paint tools to fix common image problems and apply treatments
  • Using the compositing and tracking tools
  • Improving your story with VFX.

Upon completion of this course, you will have comprehensive and expert knowledge of Media Composer’s advanced editing functionality. Upon successful completion of the accompanying examinations, you will also benefit from Avid’s Professional Media Composer Certification.

How to apply

To enrol on this course, you must have successfully completed Avid: Media Composer – Fundamentals I (MC101) and Avid: Media Composer – Fundamentals II (MC110) or have the equivalent of 12 months’ experience of full-time editing using Media Composer.

A background in editing, assistant editing, directing or producing is also strongly recommended.

For further information about this course and the next teaching dates, please email our Digital Media Workshop team.