AVID, Assistant Editor and Post Training Courses

AVID, Assistant Editor and Post Training Courses

Following the success of our AVID training courses last year, Post Production SA is delighted to announce the dates for the 2019 AVID workshops. We will be presenting the Intro to AVID Media Composer and Assistant Editor courses, in collaboration with Cape Town based editing company Shot Frame and kindly hosted by post production facility POST in Woodstock.

The one day Introduction to AVID, is practically designed for Editors who wish to make the transition to AVID Media Composer from other non-linear systems, and following that, a three day intensive and hands-on course on AVID for Assistant Editors - everything you need to know to enter the editing team on Feature Films, TV Series and Documentaries.

Editor, Mags Vorster, who completed both courses in 2018 recently commented "Just wanted to say thank you to Post Production Cape Town (Barry) and Shot Frame (Dani) for the Avid Beginners and Edit Assistant course. I would not have survived my first edit assistant job without the knowledge I gained from your course."

Introduction to AVID

Expand your client base and increase your freelance earning potential. Everything you need to know to get started on AVID Media Composer. If you are working in the film industry as an editor or assistant editor, on Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro 7 or X, then this course is for you! Graduate students are welcome to attend, however, you must have some practical editing experience.

The day covers many topics, in summary: Avid/post production workflow, setting up Avid projects, importing, organising, marking footage, editing clips to a sequence, trimming, adding cutaways and music, basic audio mixing, adding titles and effects, adding transitions and exporting

Date: Saturday 25 May 2018,
Cost: R3000 ex VAT, includes notes, tea/coffee and lunch

Assistant Editing Bootcamp

Take the first step to working with international clients and becoming an effective assistant editor. If you are working in the film industry as an editor or assistant editor on local TV content and wish to expand your skill set and start working on feature films, high end international TV series and documentaries, then this practical, hands-on workshop is for you! You must be AVID literate to attend, if you only have Premiere or FCP experience, you will need to attend our "Intro to AVID" course first. Graduate students are welcome to attend, however, you should have some practical editing experience.

Over the three days, you will learn about working with editors and etiquette, protocol and key contacts on set, assistant editor's job description, common abbreviations / glossary, cameras, formats & aspect ratios, post production workflow, understanding continuity, camera and sound reports, organising and filing, logging, sync'ing and checkback, practical - work through 3 shoot days of actual feature footage, sound & paperwork, rushes / dailies distribution, media management, splitting tracks and burn-ins, watermarking, exporting & sharing cuts and finally turnover to online & sound.

Dates: Saturday 1st, 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019,
Cost: R7500 ex VAT, includes extensive notes, tea/ coffee and lunch


Well-known local editor, online editor, assistant editor and trainer Danielle Nel will be presenting these workshops. Dani is an AVID certified trainer, having attended an AVID "train the trainer" course in London in 2012 and more recently qualified to teach AVID Media Composer 8 and above. Dani is also a certified Apple FCP 7/X, Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Blackmagic Resolve trainer and brings her understanding of the other non-linear editing platforms to help ease the transition to AVID workflows. In 2017, Dani assisted renowned editor Stuart Baird (Skyfall, Casino Royale, Die Hard 2, Superman) on Tomb Raider (reboot, 2018)

To book, or for more information, contact Barry Strick, Telephone 082 826 3030 or 021 683 1224 or email: barry@postproduction.capetown


The Language of Post Production

Post Production SA is offering an introductory lecture covering the basics of film and TV Post Production - terminology and workflows, which will be useful to anyone wanting to know more about Post and particularly good for those junior editors or recent graduates attending either the AVID workshops.

"The Language of Post Production" touches on all aspects of post production, from on set DIT function and data backups, rushes, dailies, aspect ratios, codecs and transcodes, offline and online editing, grading, tracklaying, foleys, ADR and mixing, to international cinema and television deliverables. The lecture is aimed at anyone not familiar with the complex terminology and methodologies of international level post production. It is designed as an introduction to Post Production for all post novices and to provide an overview for production and camera crew.

This 5 hour workshop is presented by Barry Strick, leading Cape Town based Post Production Supervisor. Barry's career in the film industry spans over twenty five years - fifteen of those working at post production facilities in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Barry has most recently post supervised The Forgiven starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker as Desmond Tutu, and directed by Oscar nominee Roland Joffe; and the final series of three ninety minute episodes of BBC series Wallander, for Left Bank Pictures UK, starring Sir Kenneth Branagh. Barry has produced his first feature film Twee Grade van Moord (Two Degrees of Murder) and is co-owner of Post Production South Africa - Cape Town's only post production crew agency and Inverse Films, a production and post production company.

Dates: Saturday 18 May 2019
Cost: R750 ex VAT, includes notes, tea/ coffee and a light lunch

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