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
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 Avid. 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, editors who know the industry standards, Avid, Final Cut Pro (7 and FCPX) and After Effects, are miles ahead of the rest. And the fact is - 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.
Because you need to know both, at Manhattan Edit Workshop, you learn both.
More and more, jobs require 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 working knowledge of this important tool.
Get Reel and Get Online
One of the most valuable things you will get from your time at Manhattan Edit Workshop is your own sample reel. Built from your in-class work on scenes from actual films, this reel is a showcase that represents your talent and a great foot forward for getting your foot in the door.
You’ll also build your own web site before you leave the class, so your reel and contact information are available to potential employers immediately.