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April 22, 2019 – June 10, 2019

Mondays | 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. | 7 Sessions (no class May 27)

Instructor: Beth Federici

Location: Classes & Admin Offices

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Final Cut X or Adobe Premiere


Develop the software, conceptual and technical skills used by assistant editors in the professional editorial world.


  • Opportunities and realities of the professional editorial world
  • The specific realms of assistant editors and senior editors
  • How knowledge of story is a factor in success at the entry level
  • Attributes of different editorial environments: reality TV, long form documentary, long form narrative, commercial, sponsored content
  • Orientation to the Avid Media Composer 8.4.4 interface
  • Setting up a project
  • Inputting footage
  • Organizing the footage: logging and sub-clipping
  • Stringing out and trimming scenes
  • Adding and editing audio
  • Creating and adding titles and graphics
  • Functions of other tools: multi-cam, kerning, drop shadow, lower thirds
  • Finishing and exporting
  • Apply these processes and techniques on a project (footage can be provided if student does not have their own)
  • Get instructor feedback for your editing.
  • Hear from guest senior editors about their career paths, methods and advice.


Tuition includes access to the Film Center Edit Lab and opportunity to purchase Avid 8.4.4 at a substantial discount.

Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of Final Cut X or Adobe Premiere