MC 101 - Media Composer Fundamentals I

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MC 101 - Media Composer Fundamentals I

Future Media Concepts

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Start Date:

Mon, Sep 24, 10:00am - Sep 25, 5:30pm (2 sessions)

Location:
Downtown, Washington, D.C.
1627 K St NW Ste 900
Btwn 16th & 17th Streets NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20006
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this media composer training:

This course is the first step in achieving confidence, creativity, and efficiency with Avid Media Composer, the non-linear film/video editing application used in most movie and television productions. Along with its counterpart, MC 110 - Media Composer Fundamentals II, this course provides the foundation for Media Composer User Certification. The Media Composer 101/110 combined class saves you over 20% versus booking the classes separately.

This course leads you through the interface and basic editing techniques before moving on to trimming, fine-tuning the edit, adjusting audio, handling multicamera 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 to dazzling documentary footage. This course is the first step in mastering Avid Media Composer.

Who Should Attend
  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant Editors
  • Multimedia Producers
Prerequisites:
  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X
  • A background in editing, production, or post-production is strongly recommended
Course Outline:
Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Media Composer
  • Launching Media Composer
  • Understanding the Select Project Window
  • Learning the Interface
  • Working with Bins
  • Creating a New User Profile and Changing User Profiles
  • Personalizing the Application
Lesson 2: Getting Started
  • Creating a New Project
  • Setting Up Your Project
  • How to Input Video and Audio Clips
  • Importing Media Files
  • Preparing to Edit
  • Saving Your Work
Lesson 3: Building Your Sequence
  • Overview
  • Creating a New Sequence
  • Working with Tracks
  • Locating Audio Cues
  • Building Your Sequence with Splice-In
  • Editing with Overwrite
  • Removing Material from a Sequence
  • Essential Tools
Lesson 4: Drag-and-Drop Editing in Segment Mode
  • Understanding the Smart Tool
  • Building a Montage with Drag-and-Drop
  • Adding Narration with Drag-and-Drop Overwrite
  • Editing Audio in the Sequence
Lesson 5: Refining the Sequence
  • Moving Segments in the Timeline
  • Changing Shots in the Sequence
  • Deleting from the Timeline
  • Changing the Length of Timeline Segments
  • Exploring Trim Mode
  • Useful Tools
Lesson 6: Introduction to Transition Effects
  • Creating Transition Effects
  • Modifying Transition Effects in the Timeline
  • Accessing Effects from the Effect Palette
  • Modifying Effects in Effect Mode
  • Creating Audio Crossfades
Lesson 7: Introduction to Segment Effects
  • Adding Segment Effects
  • Stabilizing Shaky Footage
  • Using Automatic Color Correction to Improve the Footage
  • Hiding Jump Cuts with FluidMorph
  • Resizing a Shot
  • Using Standard Keyframes
Lesson 8: Combining Multiple Effects
  • Nesting Effects
  • Changing the Order of Nested Effects
Lesson 9: Freeze Frames and Motion Effects
  • Types of Motion Effects
  • Creating Freeze Frames
  • Creating Motion Effects
Lesson 10: Creating Titles
  • Title Creation Tools
  • Quick View: The Avid Title Tool
Lesson 11: Exporting Your Video
  • Exporting Your Video
Lesson 12: Technical Fundamentals
  • Fixing Technical Problems
  • Troubleshooting Missing Media Files
  • Recovering Lost Work
  • Deleting Media

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If notice is given 15 or more calendar days before the start of a class, the student may receive a full refund or reschedule less a $150 administrative fee. If notice is given less than 15 calendar days, no rescheduling or refunds are permitted. All cancellations and registration changes must be received in writing. Please mail to [email protected] Attendee substitutions may be made for any student without penalty of additional cost at any time until the class begins. Clients who take at least one class in a master class may not cancel and are responsible for the entire Master Class fee.

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In 1994, Jeff Rothberg and Ben Kozuch launched Future Media Concepts as the world's first Avid Authorized Training Center. Over the years, FMC expanded its curriculum to become the nation's premier digital media training center representing the leading software manufacturers, including Adobe,...

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