Upcoming Dates

Avid FX Workshop


Now Avid FX comes bundled free with MC7 and Symphony 7. It is a 3D compositing, titling and effects application that can be used right on the avid timeline or as a standalone application. It integrates broadcast quality text generators, paint, rotoscoping, it has a full suite of tools to create and extrude vector objects, true 3D shapes and animation.

In this one-day workshop you will gain a thorough understanding of the avid fx interface including the library browser and composite window. You will learn how to create masks, shapes and how to generate 3D vector based titles and graphics.

This workshop runs 10am - 6pm.

Register HERE.



Tibor Spiegel is originally from Yugoslavia where after receiving a BA in Composition and Conducting he worked as a staff composer for RTV NoviSad. Since immigrating to the US, he has earned two Masters Degrees from Montclair University, NJ in Music Composition and Communication Broadcasting. He also holds a mini-MBA from Rutgers University, NJ. Tibor is certified in all levels of AVID Media Composer and Newscutter. Since 1999 he trained staff of all major US broadcast networks and cable channels; students and staff of NYU and Columbia University; staff of Lockheed Martin and NASA; all five branches of the US military; members of Secret Service, FBI, CIA, Embassy in Baghdad and the royal videographer of QATAR.

For ten years he has also served as adjunct lecturer for CUNY and has contributed documentaries for DUNA TV-Budapest. Tibor has published articles in Hungarian, Serbo-Croatian and English. Currently he is a fully accredited US correspondent for Magyar Szo, a Hungarian daily published in Serbia. During his last F/T position as Executive Director of CTV, Staten Island's Community Access TV, he designed and implemented a 1.8 million USD move from analog to digital and sponsored the 2005 Guiness World Record longest TV talk show (33 hrs non stop) marathon featuring Frank Morano, producer of the WABC radio Curtis Sliwa show.

Tibor’s featurette OVERNITE SHIFT was presented at the 2009 Cannes Festival. (He also trademarked OVERNITE SHIFT as a T-shirt brand.) He recently finished a book “Amerikai vagyok” (I’m American) - collection of essays and interviews in Hungarian - and is recording his second CD of original music.

Cost: $399

Certification cost: NA