Manhattan Edit Workshop Presents: Troubleshooting with Avid Media Composer & Avid Symphony

Manhattan’s foremost post-production training facility now offers a NEW advanced course in Avid Media Composer & Avid Symphony

New York, NY – March 5, 2015 - Starting this month, Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop) will be adding a new troubleshooting workshop to it’s line up of Avid® workshops - Troubleshooting with Avid Media Composer & Avid Symphony. “This course addresses a much needed, but often overlooked component in the editors skill set - the unforeseen technical issues that invariably come with every job. If we can address these scenarios and provide solutions in a classroom environment, we can take some of that headache out of the workplace,” says MEWShop Owner Josh Apter.  To keep up with the growing demand for technical support, we created a class specifically for troubleshooting with both Avid Media Composer and Avid Symphony.  This two-day class is designed for editors, assistant editors and post-production supervisors to minimize the potential downtime caused by system errors and give every project the valuable editing time it requires.   This class will enable editors to be better prepared for handling Avid error codes, troubleshooting for hardware and software and other technical pitfalls that can hinder the overall creative process.


Topics include:

-In-Depth Avid Media Composer Software Troubleshooting with Hardware Troubleshooting overview

-Basic ISIS Management and Troubleshooting

-Basic Interplay Management and Troubleshooting

-Basic Network Troubleshooting

-Log Gathering and Communication with Avid for best results



The two-day Troubleshooting with Avid Media Composer & Avid Symphony takes place on Saturday, March 28, 2015 & Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 10:00am - 6:00pm at MEWShop headquarters: 119 W, 23rd Street, Suite 700, New York, New York.  Students should have taken MC 101- Editing Essentials with Media Composer or have equivalent experience.

The course fee is $1695.00. For more information or to register, please visit:  On the registration page, Find the class under the Two Day/Weekend drop down menu.


About Manhattan Edit Workshop – Certified Training in New York City and Your City

Headquartered in the Flatiron District of New York City, Manhattan Edit Workshop was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing cutting-edge instruction on Apple®, Adobe® and Avid® platforms. Since then, MEWShop has added Digital Cinema Production classes, DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk® Smoke®, Assimilate Scratch training and a two-week documentary film production course to its already impressive curriculum. MEWShop’s signature Six-Week Intensive is a jump-start for anyone looking for a career in post-production, while weekend and one-week courses introduce and solidify core editing concepts. Corporate and group training offer a customized curriculum, either in-house or on-site, for professionals eager to learn a new skill or to build on existing ones. The facility’s focus on small workshops, highly skilled and certified faculty, and a results-oriented curriculum have quickly won it the reputation as New York’s premier post-production teaching facility.


About Stephen Mortell:

Instructor Stephen Mortell has more than 12 years experience in the broadcast and film industry, creating and supporting technical workflows for award-winning films and television shows. He is currently the Technical Account Manager (NBC) for Avid Technology and manages Avid technical support for NBC Universal both remotely and on-site. He spends much of his time at 30 Rock in NYC, where six full Avid Interplay Workgroups reside. He also supports all other East Coast NBC sites, from CNBC in New Jersey to Telemundo in Miami. In the past he has worked at Goldcrest Films as Senior Engineer and provided support and workflow for three MTV reality shows as well as held the position of Technical Operations Manager at Hula Post. Stephen has a unique set of skills in that not only does he possess a wealth of technical knowledge, but he also held a staff editor position for many years.  This experience gave him operational as well as a creative perspective of post workflow.  His current certifications include Avid ACSR Elite - Avid WG’s/Avid MediaCentral/MAM.

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