2-Day Online Avid Workshop

Learn Avid Media Composer Online at NYFA

Editors hold one of the most critical roles in the filmmaking industry, as filmmakers rely on an editor’s storytelling and digital editing skills to shape the narrative of their story in post production and to polish their films. In NYFA’s 2-day online Avid workshop, students get an introduction to the art of storytelling using Avid Media Composer.

This workshop is perfect for a range of students, from people who have no editing experience at all, to people who are looking to refine the editing skills that they already have. The digital editing workshop is beneficial to visual storytellers in entertainment and media, as Editors are not solely limited to the film industry, and also work in news, documentaries, television, and web series.

Program DescriptionProgram Name: 2-Day Avid Media Composer I

2-Day Avid Media Composer I is an introductory digital editing workshop designed to get new users up-and-running on AVID Media Composer. With step-by-step guidance in this course, students will develop the basic skills to edit a video project from start to finish while also expanding their understanding of the video editing process as a whole.

Some specific skills that students will learn in this course include:

  • the ability to create a project file
  • bringing in the source video and audio files
  • editing the sequence, adding titles, music, and basic effects
  • exporting a finished sequence

The objective of this course is to learn how to create an AVID project and create and export a 1-minute montage sequence.

To learn more about NYFA’s workshops, see NYFA’s Course Catalog or request more information.

Tech Requirements

External Hard drive. 16 GM RAM minimum. 24 or higher recommended.

Recommended brands: Lacie or G-Drive

  • Avid Media Composer software. 30-day free trial available: Click Here
  • Computer or Laptop with mouse. Minimum spec requirements to run 

Avid Media Composer:

  Mac CPU Specifications

  Windows CPU Specifications


Valentina Rendón  

Valentina Rendón

Actor | Writer

Haik Gazarian  

Haik Gazarian

Writer | Director | Filmmaker



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Please note: Equipment, curriculum, and projects are subject to change and may vary depending on location. Students should consult the most recently published campus catalog for the most up-to-date curriculum.