Know Your Craft
Straight "A"s - Apple. Avid. Adobe.
"My advice to aspiring editors is this: learn Avid, learn Final Cut Pro, learn After Effects." Michael Tronik - Editor, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Scent of a Woman
"For you freelancers out there, it's imperative to know both Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer." Walter Biscardi - Creative Genius
Here’s the scenario – You’re up for this great editing job. They love you in the interview – you’re into all the same movies. Just one thing; the job’s on Premiere. You only know Final Cut Pro. Or just the opposite. Or you know them both but they need someone with After Effects.
If this happens once, it’s too much. In a field as competitive as post-production, editors who know the industry standards, Avid, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and After Effects, are miles ahead of the rest. And the fact is - Premiere, FCP and Avid are strikingly similar editing programs. We’ll take you through each one, working with various projects to illustrate their distinct strengths and nuances.
Manhattan Edit Workshop is the only school in the world to offer all three editing applications in one comprehensive six-week class.
More and more, jobs require a working knowledge of After Effects. In response to this demand, After Effects is now standard in every Six Week Intensive. Taught by an Adobe Certified Instructor, the class is tailored to the needs of film editors and gives you a solid introduction to this important tool.
Make the Cut and Get the Job
Beyond the creative and technical aspects of editing, part of your education in the Six Week Intensive is how to get a job once class is over. At the start of week two, each student drafts a sample cover letter and resume to then refine over the span of class. In week six, we discuss job applications and interview strategies, as well as setting rates and finding work that's the right fit for your interests. This makes the first step after the Six Week Intensive a much easier one to take.