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Avid MC 101: Fundamentals 1

AFTRS-Australian Film Television and Radio School

About the Course

This three day Avid-accredited course is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer 8, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most television productions. Along with its counterpart, Media Composer 8: Part 2 Effects Essentials, (MC 110) this course provides the foundation for Media Composer User Certification.

The course leads you through the interface and basic editing techniques before moving on to trimming, fine-tuning the edit, adjusting audio, handling multi-camera editing, adding transitions, adding titles, and outputting your finished project. The training is hands-on and features project-based lessons in which you work on real-world projects ranging from extreme sports and dazzling documentary footage to an episode of the television show Hell's Kitchen. 

Course participants have the option to sit the official Avid MC 101 online exam within course time. It is recommended that if you don't already have access to the software to practise, you can download a free trial version of the software from the Avid Website.?

Included in the course price is the textbook Media Composer 8: Editing Essentials by Bryan Castle Jnr.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Macintosh operating system is essential.

You can view additional information regarding the Avid online examination process by clicking here:


Rebecca Edwards is a highly experienced Online Editor and Colourist and an Avid Certified Insructor (ACI). She has credits on some of the industry’s biggest, and fastest turnaround TV formats for the Australian, UK and USA markets. She has worked in a diverse range of genres including reality TV, children’s TV, and documentary, making shows about a wide range of subjects from cooking to losing weight, and from serial killers to drunken monkeys. The location highlight of her career to date was when she worked on a fully catered TV show in the Costa Rican jungle. She is an Avid Certified Instructor and has been teaching Assistant Editor and Avid Courses at AFTRS for several years.


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