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Avid Assistant Editor Workshop

Learn the essential skills needed to succeed as an Avid Assistant Editor in this comprehensive workshop. From organizing and ingesting various file formats to syncing and group editing, this course covers everything you need to know to excel in this demanding role. Perfect for aspiring assistant editors and producers looking to enhance their Avid knowledge.

  • Level Intermediate
  • Age 16 and older
  • Price $499
  • Location Virtual Class room
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  • Thu, Mar 07 at 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri, Mar 08 at 10:00am - 5:00pm
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this avid training:

This workshop will teach you the skills to get you well on your way to becoming an Avid Assistant Editor.

The job of the assistant editor has never been so tough. Assistants are expected to handle a dizzying array of tasks including how to ingest a myriad range of file formats and codecs, Sync and group multiple cameras, prep for export and on-line and of course, organize, organize, organize. Assistants are often expected to know everything from “why did my computer crash” to “why can’t I AMA link my 5D footage” to “where are my are keys?!”.

We will cover topics from how to create a project to ingesting file based media such as XDCAM EX and Canon 5D footage to prepping for on-line and creating an AAF export.

The class will cover the following topics:
  • Creating Projects and Profiles
  • Organizational Techniques
  • Introduction to Avid User Interface
  • File Base Ingest
  • Import and AMA
  • Capturing Tape
  • Syncing
  • Group and Multigroup
  • Consolidating
  • Transcoding
  • Decomposing
  • Relinking
  • Multicamera Editing
  • Audio Passes
  • Outputs
  • Exporting Quicktimes
  • Exporting AAF/OMF Files
  • Outputting to Tape
  • Prep for Online

Who Should Attend: This class is designed for the budding assistant editor or producer.

Prerequisite: Prospective students should have taken our Media Composer Fundamentals 1 or have equivalent knowledge of Avid prior to taking this class.

Please Note: You should bring pen/paper for notes

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:

Once you have signed up for this class, please email [email protected] if you are signing up for personal improvement or for business and if the company will be paying for your tuition.

Refund Policy

Any transfers and cancellations require written notification to [email protected]

Rescheduling Policy:

  • Bookings transferred by the customer more than 15 business days before the commencement date of the course will incur no transfer fee.
  • Bookings rescheduled by the customer within 1 to 15 business days of the commencement date of the course will incur a $150 transfer fee.

All transferred courses must be completed within 3 months of the commencement date of the original class.

Cancellation/Exclusion Policy:

  • Cancellations by customers made more than 22 business days before course commencement will incur 5% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations within 9 to 22 business days of course commencement will incur a 50% cancellation fee
  • Cancellations between 1 and 8 business days will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
  • In the event that a customer cancels a booking for which a transfer has taken place, this will incur a minimum 50% cancellation fee.

All refunds for the Six Week Intensive may take a minimum of 10 business days to process regardless of when the cancellation occurs.

Exclusion of a Student by the school may occur if the student displays behavior deemed inappropriate and/or disruptive to other students and/or school faculty. Student will receive 1 (one) written warning regarding behavior. If the behavior in question is repeated, the Student will be removed from the class with a written explanation of their exclusion. In the event that a Student is removed due to the above-mentioned repetitive and/or disruptive behavior, no tuition fees will be refunded.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Manhattan Edit Workshop (95)

(4.7-star rating across 95 reviews)
  • Avid Assistant Editor Workshop

    Reviewed by Ray V. on 1/3/2020
    Janet was a great instructor and thoroughly guided us through the course. Prior to signing up, my only knowledge of Media Composer was through an online class I had completed just days before the MEW workshop. This course helped reinforce the knowledge I had and gave me new insights into editing and Media Composer. The only not-so-positive comment I have to make is that it would've been useful to have a disclaimer up front for questions from the students. In some cases, students used the floor to ask questions specific to projects they were working on outside the workshop which took away from the actual course itself. I found that to be distracting and not a good use of time.
  • Avid Assistant Editor Workshop

    Reviewed by Matt A. on 7/1/2017
    Janet was great! She knew her stuff and explained it in a very clear and concise manner.
  • Avid Assistant Editor Workshop

    Reviewed by Kim F. on 8/7/2016
    Janet rocks!!! I feel ready and excited to start my AE journey. I just wish the class was longer :). Thank you again!
  • Avid Assistant Editor Workshop

    Reviewed by Jennifer M. on 3/6/2020
  • Avid Assistant Editor Workshop

    Reviewed by Anita Y. on 2/28/2015
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

The students who attended the Avid Assistant Editor Workshop had positive things to say about the classes. They mentioned that Janet, the instructor, was great and did a thorough job of guiding them through the course. Many of the students had some prior knowledge of Media Composer, but this course helped reinforce their knowledge and also gave them new insights into editing and Media Composer. Overall, the students felt that they learned a lot and were ready and excited to start their AE journey. Quotes: 1. "This course helped reinforce the knowledge I had and gave me new insights into editing and Media Composer." 2. "Janet was great! She knew her stuff and explained it in a very clear and concise manner." 3. "Janet rocks!!! I feel ready and excited to start my AE journey. I just wish the class was longer :)."

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