Get exposed to the core skills, workflow, and concepts involved in nonlinear editing on Avid Media Composer.

Media Composer software is now more open and interactive than ever, so you can work with practically any media form. This one week intensive workshop exposes students to the core skills, workflow and concepts involved in nonlinear editing on Avid Media Composer. Learn to prepare for editing, organize source material bins, basic editing techniques with sync and non-sync material, trimming/fine-tuning video and audio customizing the system. Understanding effects performance and rendering, automatic color correction, creating titles, creating motion effects, managing projects and media and out putting work. This workshop is divided between demonstration and hands-on editing experience.


Mark Chesak



From the North Pole to Miami Beach, Mark Chesak has been cutting TV documentaries covering adventure sports, reality TV and investigative journalism for over 15 years.  His editing credits include Crash of Flight 111 for NOVA, Dangerous Prescription for Frontline, Surviving Mars for the Discovery Channel, plus numerous shows for the History Channel, National Geographic, NBC Sports, and the DIY Network.

Along with work in broadcast television, Mark is also an Avid Certified Instructor and has taught editing to students from varied backgrounds, countries and news organizations.  From troops at Fort Bragg’s Kennedy School of Special Warfare, to members of the White House Communications staff, to faculty at Harvard University’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.  He is also an adjunct professor at Boston University and Emerson College.

Photo at left: 
“Editing on Mars!”
Mark Chesak, Devon Island, Canada. For Discovery Channel, July 2001.




Course Dates

Jun 11 to Jun 17




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