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Editing in Avid Media Composer

Starts April 27

5 sessions: Tuesdays, April 27-May 25, 6:30-9pm

This course provides a hands-on introduction to editing in Avid Media Composer, the industry standard editing software. You’ll learn about the different stages of creating a project, ingesting and organizing footage, syncing audio with video, editing, adding effects, titles, and exporting. While learning the ins and outs of the software, you’ll try out a variety of approaches to editing documentary interviews and narrative dialogue scenes. 

Students will need a computer (Mac or PC) with Avid Media Composer installed to participate. Avid offers a free trial for 30 days. No prior editing experience necessary.

NOTE: Participation in this online course requires that you use the free Zoom cloud-based video conferencing service. For optimal performance it is recommended that you install Zoom on your computer rather than running it from a web browser. We’ll e-mail you a course reminder and Zoom link a few days prior to the first session. Click here for a Zoom tutorial.

Tuition: $140 / $105 low-income

Prakshi Malik is a filmmaker and dancer creating cinema about women of color from a global perspective. She has edited award-winning short films and a narrative feature. Prakshi was recently awarded the 2020 Short Film Grant by Austin Film Society for her short film, BAAHAR. She grew up in Delhi, India and brings her background in dance and ensemble practices to her filmmaking. Prakshi holds a BA in Media and Cultural Studies from Macalester College and MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin.

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full. Registrations are accepted after registration deadlines if space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 7 days prior to the start date of a class, FilmNorth may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund within 2 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another class scheduled in the same calendar year.
  • For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. As of 5:00 pm the day prior to a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given (Friday at 5:00 pm for Sunday classes). 
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.




April 27, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
May 25, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
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5 sessions: Tuesdays, April 27-May 25, 6:30-9pm