AVID Media Composer & Assistant Training

AVID Media Composer & Assistant Training

Post Production SA is delighted to announce that we will be presenting AVID Media Composer and Assistant Editor training courses in May 2018, in collaboration with Cape Town based editing company Shot Frame.

"Introduction to AVID" is first, on 12 May, a one day workshop designed for Editors who wish to make the transition from other non-linear platforms to international industry standard, AVID Media Composer. Following that, a 3 day course on AVID for Assistant Editors - everything you need to know to enter the editing team on Feature Films, TV Series and Documentaries.

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, working on Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro 7 or X, then this course is for you! Graduate students are also 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, Adding Effects, Adding Transitions and Exporting

Date: Saturday 12 May 2018, Cost: R3000, including notes, tea, coffee, 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 skills 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. Graduate students are also welcome to attend, however, you should have some practical editing experience.

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

Dates: Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th and Saturday 26th March 2018, Cost: R7500 including extensive notes, tea, coffee, 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 and After Effects 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


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