The Media Composer Professional Editing II Course

Avid Media Composer

The Media Composer Professional Editing II Course (MC210)

From £560.00 With 90 day discount (3 days)

This 3 day hands-on Advanced Media Composer Professional Editing II Course builds a deeper understanding of the software - covering editing, vfx, audio and mastering - to bring a new level of finesse to your jobs.

You will learn advanced techniques about automating the ingest process, colour management, surround-sound mixing and advanced compositing techniques.

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  • 21 hours hands on instructor lead training
  • Individual Apple workstation
  • Course media
  • Course attendance certificate

Course Times

Days 1 - 3 10 am - 5:30 pm (1 Hr lunch + 2 x 10 min breaks)

This course is designed for experienced Media Composer users looking to increase their skills and learn advanced features of the programme.

This course targets:
  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant editors
  • Multimedia producers
  • Utilise workflows for long-form keyframing
  • Prepare for the edit
  • Use colour management techniques
  • Customise and master settings
  • Use script based editing
  • Perform advanced trimming and timeline techniques
  • Manage metadata for output
  • Work with multichannel audio, surround sound, and audio ducking
  • Use the Paint tools to fix common image problems and apply treatments
  • Use the Compositing and Tracking tools
  • Improve your story with VFX

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Completion of The Media Composer Fundamentals I Course and The Media Composer Fundamentals II Course or equivalent experience of 12 months of full-time editing on the system
  • Completion of The Media Composer Professional Editing I Course is strongly recommended
  • A background as an editor, assistant editor, director or producer is strongly recommended

This course has an Avid Certified Professional Exam available at the end of both 200 level courses. The exam is normally taken on the last day of The Media Composer Professional Effects and Compositing Course, however you can arrange to take the exam at a later date.

Please note

  • You must be an Avid Certified User before sitting the Professional exam. Find out more about Avid User Certifications.

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  • Review of Workflows
  • Importing Media Using Dynamic Media Folders
  • Working with DPX
  • Mid Project Management
  • Understanding the Folder Structure for Managed Media
  • Syncing clips
  • Metadata Management (Data Wrangling)
  • Importing Information in an ALE
  • Managing Bins
  • Using Markers
  • Why is Colour Management Important?
  • Colour Space
  • Colour Workflow
  • Using the Source Settings
  • Using LUTs and CDLs
  • Understanding Settings
  • Types of Settings
  • Settings and Their Locations
  • Managing Settings
  • Updating Group Settings
  • Linking Settings to Workspaces
  • What is a Lined Script?
  • Using Script Integration
  • Preparing a Script for Script Integration
  • Linking Clips to Scripts
  • Adding Script Marks
  • Editing with the Script Window
  • Enriching Scripts with Metadata
  • Making the Timeline Work for You
  • Timeline Settings
  • Lassoing Options
  • Configuring the Timeline
  • Additional Timeline Features
  • Timeline Quick Find
  • Creating Timeline Views
  • Linking Views to a Workspace
  • Taking Trimming to the Next Level
  • The Trim Mode: A Quick Review
  • Keeping in Sync
  • Bi-Directional Trimming
  • Analysing Audio at Cut Point
  • Entering Trim Mode on Just One Track
  • Trimming on the Fly
  • Slipping and Sliding
  • Asynchronous Trimming
  • Red Roller Trimming
  • Dynamic Trimming
  • Split Edits
  • Using Subtitles
  • The Sub Cap Effect
  • Using the Sub Cap Effect
  • AS-11 Professional Delivery of Broadcast Material
  • Active Format Description in the Data Track
  • Audio Workflow
  • Multichannel Audio
  • Audio ducking
  • Audio Grouping
  • Multichannel Enhancements in Media Composer
  • Working with Surround Sound
  • Using the Audio Mixer for Multichannel Mixing
  • Introducing Paint
  • Object-Manipulation Tools
  • Putting the Paint Effect to Use
  • Paint Effect Modes
  • Using Scratch Removal
  • Animation
  • Compositing for VFX
  • AniMatte
  • Keying with SpectraMatte
  • Garbage Mattes
  • The Tracker
  • Working on a Comp
  • Improving the Performance with Split Screens
  • Creating a Defocus Effect to Imply Depth of Field
  • The Horror Mask
  • The Desert Comp

You can always reserve (Pencil) your place on any course without commitment. However you may be asked to move if we have a paying customer that will confirm. We will always give you first refusal to confirm or release your pencilled date.

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This course is available with Creative Skillset's latest Film Fund. Click here to find out more.

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Why Choose This Course?

If you are an advanced Media Composer user looking to increase your skills and learn the effects features used in the industry, then this is the course for you. This Media Composer Professional Effects and Compositing course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to distinguish yourself as a true onliner.

Soho Editors have been at the forefront of the technological and creative advances in post-production for more than 17 years as well as being Europe’s leading professional training provider.

The further in advance you purchase the higher the savings.

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The Media Composer Professional Effects and Compositing Course is an internationally recognised qualification that is based on practical, real-world post production knowledge you can put to use from day one.

We are so sure that not only will you enjoy the experience, as well as learn what you need from the course, that if you are not satisfied we will give you the same course again FREE of charge, it’s as simple as that, no argument*.