LEAD AE & Independent eDITING

Taught by Noah Chamow & Conor Burke the Lead AE & Independent Editor course is for well established assists and independent editors interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Avid media management, troubleshooting, and the way that editing systems work under the hood.

The class covers the following:
Presentation: Video Fundamentals in Depth
-  Resolution
-  Aspect Ratio
-  Interlacing
-  Frame Rate
-  Timecode
-  Codecs
-  Bit Rate
-  Color Space
-  Color Bit Depth
-  Chroma Sampling
-  HDR
-  Full Range vs Legal
-  Video Containers
-  Audio

Presentation: Transcoding for dailies

- Choosing an offline format

- How Avid tracks media

Hands on:

- Using Avid to transcode

- Using Resolve to transcode

- Creating submasters

Hands on: Troubleshooting

-  How to Troubleshoot

-  Troubleshooting Ingest issues

-  Troubleshooting Media Errors

-  Troubleshooting Exports

-  Troubleshooting Multigroups

Presentation: Understanding System Performance and Bottlenecks

-  IO and Drive Speed

-  Playback Hardware

-  How Avid uses system resources

Hands On: Uprez and Online

-  Uprez

-  Picture Turnover

-  Audio Turnover


NOTE: A system with Media Composer 8.6 or later and an external hard drive is required to take the class (30 day Avid trial available). 8GB of system memory and Windows 7/OS X 10.9 or later are needed to run Media Composer 8.6.

Computer rentals are available for as little $60/week from Hi-Tech Computer Rental in Burbank.

Let us know if you have any questions about system compatibility.

The Instructors

Noah Chamow

Noah Chamow worked as an assistant editor and lead assist in reality television for 5 years working on projects including NBC's The Voice and CNBC's Restaurant Startup. During this time Noah created The Super Grouper, a multigrouping macro for Avid that is widely used in reality post production. Since that time Noah worked as a broadcast engineer at Geiger Post in Hollywood and is now the IO Supervisor at Level 3 Post in Burbank where he has helped to streamline and overhaul the company's IO department. Noah is very passionate about education and through the Assistant Editors' Bootcamp he hopes to help other assistants to hone their skills and help those who are new to assisting to get the experience they need to  get started.

Conor Burke

Over the last 4 years Conor Burke has worked as an assistant editor and lead assistant editor for projects including: Netflix's The Keepers, HBO's State Of Play, Showtime's American Jihad and History's The Selection. As a lead assistant editor at Film 45, Conor created workflows and oversaw post production for up to 10 projects at a time before moving on to NBC’s Americas Got Talent, where he now works. Through his years of experience, Conor thoroughly understands how difficult the job of an assistant editor can be and through teaching this class he hopes to make peers feel more confident and have a better understanding in their work.