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New York Film Academy Digital Editing

Hands-on Intensive Evening Avid Media Composer Workshop

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Hands-on Intensive Evening Avid Media Composer Workshop


The 12-Week Evening Avid Media Composer Workshop follows the same structure and curriculum as the four-week full-time workshop, but was designed to meet the needs of students who have other daytime commitments.

This evening workshop gives students all the necessary skills to edit with the film industry’s leading editing software, Avid Media Composer. In addition to training on Media Composer students are taught multiple theoretical editing approaches.

The workshop meets three evenings each week—Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday—from 7-9:30 p.m. at our New York campus and from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. in Los Angeles. Some classes may be held on Saturdays.

Over the course of the workshop, students are provided footage in class to edit five varying types of projects. Students will edit: a short dramatic scene, a music video, a short documentary, and a trailer for a major motion picture. The final week of the workshop is dedicated to building a digital reel of all the projects created during the class.

The Academy is an Avid Learning Partner, a distinction that only 75 institutions of higher learning in the country currently hold. Students may opt to take the Avid User Certification exam which can lead to becoming an Avid Certified User.

Course Descriptions

Editing with Media Composer
Editing Theory
After Effects/Photoshop
DaVinci Resolve

Editing with Media Composer

This is the core class of the 12-Week Evening Avid Media Composer Workshop. In daily meetings, students are instructed on the latest version of Avid Media Composer. Critical skills such as starting a project, making cuts, post-production workflow, sound design, media management, basic effects and other advanced skills are taught.
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Editing Theory

In Theory class, students explore picture editing and sound editing conventions and techniques. The instructor presents relevant movie scenes to the topic of class in order to facilitate discussion. Students analyze such things as mood, rhythm, coverage conventions, continuity, and film grammar.
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After Effects/Photoshop

During the last week of the course the students learn the basic tools of Adobe After-Effects and Photoshop. Filmmakers will encounter these two popular programs multiple times in their careers.
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DaVinci Resolve

Students are given an introduction to the color correction capabilities of this robust and groundbreaking color correction software.
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Dates & Tuition


Tuition: $4,171 (USD) +
Equipment Fee: $ent & Technology Fee: $10 (USD)

Location & Available Dates

For New York City:
Jan 9, 2023 - Apr 1, 2023
Mar 6, 2023 - May 27, 2023
Jun 5, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023
Sep 11, 2023 - Dec 2, 2023

For Los Angeles:
Jan 9, 2023 - Apr 1, 2023
Mar 6, 2023 - May 27, 2023
Jun 5, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023
Sep 5, 2023 - Nov 25, 2023

Please note: Dates and Tuition are subject to change
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