This course teaches the full range of effects available in Media Composer. It will go beyond the basics and shows how to apply, design, and build your own effects, how to make full use of all of Media Composer’s effects nesting techniques, how to composite various elements using different types of keys, and how to animate effects using key frames and the motion tracker. This course also enables the trainee to become familiar with the Avid FX interface that comes bundled with Media Composer.
- Effect design and techniques
- Using the 3D Warp effect
- Importing graphics and mattes
- Keying graphics
- Interframe (paint) effects
- Tracking and stabilizing
- Refining the composite
- Avid FX – The basics
- Avid FX – Applying filters
- Avid FX – Compositing
- Avid FX – Title tool
- Avid FX – Working in 3D
This course is aimed at
Editors who are familiar with the editing tools in Media Composer and are ready to move ahead within Avid Media Composer 6. Completion of Media Composer 6 (Part 1) MC 101 Editing Essentials and (Part 2) MC 110 is recommended.
Lesson 1 – Effect Design and Techniques
Reviewing Effect Techniques, Exploring the Effect Editor, Building Multilayer Effects, Preparing your System to Work with Effects, Saving and Using Templates, Collapsing Tracks in the Timeline, Creating a Video Mixdown, Designing and Deconstructing Effects
Lesson 2 – Animating with Keyframes
Understanding Keyframes, Advanced Keyframe Techniques & Exploring Graphs, Adding Keyframes to Selected Parameters, Working with Animation Curves
Lesson 3 – Using the 3D Warp Effect
Applying the 3D Warp Effect, Basic Concepts, Using the 3D Warp to Make a Mac Cover Flow Effect, Handling Transitions with the 3D Warp
Lesson 4 – Importing Graphics and Mattes
Importing Still Images, Importing Movie Files, Importing Animated Graphics and Logos with Alpha, Importing Photoshop Layers, Batch Import (Graphics & Files)
Lesson 5 – Paint Effects
Applying Intraframe Effects, Shape Creation, Bject Manipulation Tools, Object Parameters, Animating Shapes, Subsets of the Paint Effect
Lesson 6 – Keying
Keying with SpectraMatte, Matte Keys, Luma Keys, Using AniMatte
Lesson 7 – Tracking and Stabilizing
Tracking Workflow, Using the Tracking Tool, Performing a Track, Advanced Tracking Features, Viewing Tracking Data, Manially Adjusting Tracking Data, Setting a Reference Frame, Making Use of Tracking Data, Stabilizing
Lesson 8 – Refining the Composite
Exploring the Workflow for convincing Composites, Advanced Nesting, Adding Finishing Touches, Saving Complex Effect Templates, Saving Title Templates, Understanding limitations of the 3D warp effect
The Avid Media Composer Certified User Exam is the first of two certification exams that allow you to become Avid Certified. The two combined certifications offer an established and recognized goal for both academic users and industry professionals as shown in the graphic below. The Avid Media Composer User Certification requires that you display a firm grasp of the core skills, workflows, and concepts of non-linear editing on the Avid Media Composer system. Avid collaborated with a team of test development consultants and technology subject matter experts throughout the exam development process to ensure the exam is reliable, fair, and valid.
An Avid Certified User credential allows you to:
- Differentiate yourself from competitors
- Make your résumé stand out with downloadable logos
- Prove your credentials with a Certificate of Achievement
- Gain recognition from your employer and peers with our online Certified Professional listing
Q-01: What is the Media Composer Certified User exam?
A-01: The Media Composer Certified User exam is designed to assess a candidate's core skills for editing with Avid Media Composer, including the fundamental concepts and workflow of editing. The Media Composer User Certification requires that you display a firm grasp of the core skills, workflows, and concepts of non-linear editing on the Avid Media Composer system. The exam covers content from the MC101: Media Composer Editing Essentials 3-day course (or equivalent real-world product experience) and the MC110: Media Composer Effects Essentials 2-day course. Read More
Q-02: Why should I obtain this certification?
A-02: As a professional, an Avid Certified credential allows you to:
- Differentiate yourself from competitors
- Make your résumé stand out
- Attract and win new business
- Gain recognition from your employer and peers
- Leverage the power of the Avid brand
As an employer, use the Avid Certified credential as a benchmark so you can:
- Find the right person for the job
- Quickly assess candidate skill level
- Invest in and promote your most promising employees
- Keep your systems running at top performance, with little to no downtime
Q-03: Who should take the Media Composer Certified User exam?
A-03: Avid Media Composer Certified User exam candidates might be aspiring film and television editors, multimedia producers, or anyone involved in the video and film production process. The exam is designed for individuals who possess a fundamental understanding of and the capability to use Avid Media Composer to edit a project through completion, with all of the basic operational skills to capture and manage media, edit, apply effects, color correct, and output the finished program.
For more detailed information on what is covered on the Media Composer Certified User exam, see the Media Composer Certified User Exam Blueprint.
Q-04: How do I register for the Media Composer Certified User exam?
A-04: Call or email Peter on 02073593986 to schedule your exam
Q-05: What happens if I take the exam and do not pass?
A-05: Exam results are shown immediately when an exam is completed and submitted for evaluation. Unless a candidate is banned from retaking the exams for reasons of fraud or rule violations, the following retake policy applies:
- If a candidate does not pass a certification exam, the candidate may retake the exam after 24 hours have passed.
- When a candidate has passed a certification exam, it may not be taken again for that version of the Avid product.
Q-06: What should I bring with me to take the exam?
A-06: You may be required to bring two forms of personal identification with you to the exam testing center. Exam participants are not permitted to access personal items or belongings during the exam. This includes, but is not limited to, cellular phones, personal computers, notebooks, and backpacks.
Q-07: Can I refer to study materials during the exam?
A-07: No. Candidates are not allowed to reference any documentation or study materials during the exam.
Q-08: What is the format of the exam?
A-08: The Media Composer Certified User exam is comprised of 60 questions and is directly tied to the Media Composer Editing Essentials and Media Composer Effects Essentials course content. The time allotted to complete the exam is 75 minutes.
Test items are presented in the following formats:
- Multiple Choice: Select the single option that best answers the question
- Illustration Review: Refer to the illustration (e.g. Media Composer user interface, movie frame, etc.) prior to answering the multiple choice or multiple response question
Q-09: What will I receive if I successfully pass the exam?
A-09: Along with becoming a part of an elite group of Media Composer users, you will receive:
- Official certificate emailed to you, proving your Media Composer 6 User status.
- Logos electronically delivered to you, for use in your business marketing materials such as business cards and websites.
- (Optional with your express consent) Listing of your credentials on Avid.com. (http://www.avid.com/US/support/training/find-professional)
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