“At Dodge College, students learn theory, aesthetics, and the skills they need to tell a story. Avid has been a great partner in providing solutions for our students that reflect what’s being used in the industry.” –Robert Bassett, Dean, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Chapman University
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What does it take for students to realize their full potential? Creative teaching programs, dedicated faculty, and the power of technology. That’s why the world’s leading educators have partnered with Avid to help empower the next generation of artists and media professionals. From Pro Tools to Media Composer, our industry-standard products help students learn real-world skills to maximize their career opportunities.
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Accelerate editing with Media Composer | Software for students and educatorsMedia Composer | Software is the fastest, most versatile tool for professional video editing. That's why it's the industry standard for film and television production. What's more, schools, teachers, and students can get Media Composer | Software at special discounted options for education.
Create music and audio with Pro Tools 11 Academic—just $295The new standard for audio production is here. Pro Tools is the most widely used tool for music and film/TV soundtrack production. With Pro Tools Academic, educators and students get access to all of the same tools and workflows—at a special discount for education. Plus, students can get $99 upgrades for four years, so they stay current throughout their studies.
Compose music with Sibelius 7.5 Academic—just $295The latest generation of the world’s best-selling music notation software has arrived. Sibelius 7.5 is the fastest, smartest, and easiest way to write music. With Sibelius Academic, educators and students get access to all of the same tools and workflows—at a special discount for education.
Robin Buday makes the switch to Media ComposerRobin gives advice to students and talks about how knowing Media Composer opened more doors for him in Hollywood(he's since gone on to work on some major films, including Iron Man 3 and The Avengers) .
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Get editing advice from Chris NelsonEditor Chris Nelson, A.C.E. (LOST, Mad Men), offers students some valuable advice on pursuing a career in video editing.
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Step inside the USC School of Cinematic ArtsAt the USC School of Cinematic Arts, students develop artistically while learning the technical skills necessary for a career in Hollywood.
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Free training: Get Started Fast with Media ComposerGet assistance, answers, and insight, and start editing now—watch this 5-part video tutorial series dedicated to the success of new users.
The Rough Cut: Inside LOSTThe LOST finale may have left many questions unanswered, but editor Chris Nelson and re-recording mixers Scott Weber and Frank Morrone answer plenty about their roles in the epic TV series—and the industry.
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