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. If this happens once, it’s too much. The post-production industry is highly competitive, and knowing the industry standards - Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and After Affects - is a must if you want to be ahead of your peers. MEWShop is the only school in the world to offer all of these applications taught in one comprehensive six-week course. The Six Week Intensive takes students through each program, working on various real-world projects to illustrate the distinct strengths and nuances of each Non Linear Editing system.
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. The class is tailored to the needs of film editors and gives you a solid introduction to this important tool.
“Anything you can do to sell yourself, learn it.” - Michael Berenbaum, ACE (The Americans, Marco Polo, Sex and the City)
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.