Avid Learning Partner Newsletter — Summer 2016

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Welcome! The new “Avid Learning Partner Newsletter’ is designed to provide you with all the latest news and information on Avid training and certification, as well as the latest special offers available from Avid.

Each edition of the ALP Newsletter will feature new and forthcoming course and certification releases, details on updates to the course curriculums, local regional news and information, as well as the latest offers available to ALPs to enable you to be successful at delivering training and certification to your students and customers.

We welcome all comments and feedback on the newsletter, in particular what you would like to see included in future editions. You can leave feedback via the ‘Reply” link at the bottom of the newsletter.

Happy reading!

Media Composer | NewsCutter Option Fundamentals I & II Course & Certification

 

Avid Education announced at NAB 2016 the release of the ‘Media Composer with NewsCutter Option Fundamentals I & II’ (NC120) course and associated certification exam. This course is designed for Avid Learning Partners who are training the next generation of journalists

This 3 day ‘hands-on’ course and its supporting certification, the ‘Avid Certified User for Media Composer with NewsCutter Option’, focuses on the news editorial process and workflows using the Media Composer | NewsCutter Option and iNews, with the primary goal to provide end users with the knowledge and credentials they need to create, edit and deliver news packages.

This course is an update and restructuring of the NC101 and NC110 courses into one logical course design and now incorporates exercises with footage provided by the Reuters News Agency. It can be a standalone offering to students or a next step for those who wish to progress on past the MC101/110 and specialise on the news editorial process.

Further details can be seen on the Avid Education Website, as well as by contacting your local ALP Manager.

New Avid Education Website Launched

As part of the launch of the new look Avid.com back in the spring of 2016 we revamped & updated all the Avid Education web pages with more information on all Avid Education courses and certifications, designed new Learning Paths, plus refreshed the Find A Learning Partner & Certified Professional search pages

 

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Avid Education Partners with EditStock.com

Anyone who has taught media production knows the importance of having good media resources to work with in the classroom. However, acquiring quality media assets can be quite challenging — which is why Avid Education is pleased to announce a partnership with EditStock, a provider of high-quality media assets designed to help students learn the art and craft of editing.

 

What this means for you:

Convenience – Footage assets and course files for the Media Composer v8.6 books will be available to download through the website www.EditStock.com/Avid. ALPs and their students will gain special access to download the course files free of charge.

More diverse footage – Media Composer v8.6 courses include a broader range of footage to engage your students, including scripted dramas, documentaries, product commercials, music videos, and action sports clips.

Upgrade options to expand your classroom teaching – Avid Learning Partners will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase footage upgrade bundles that provide access to the full production assets (i.e., raw video / dailies in their camera native format and production audio) for each production featured in the course. Where available, upgrades may also include production documentation (e.g., notes, scripts, lined scripts), sound effects, and original music.

By upgrading your course footage, you have the flexibility to create your own editing exercises for students that go beyond the book, yet are tightly integrated with the course lessons. In addition, because the upgraded footage is not watermarked, students will be able to incorporate their coursework into their demo reels.

Sonnox Elite Plug-ins Course & Avid Certified User: Sonnox Elite Certification

Avid Education was also pleased to announce at NAB16, through collaboration with Sonnox, a new course and supporting certification for the Users of Sonnox Elite Plug-ins.

‘Sonnox Elite Plug-ins’ (SO110) is a half-day course that builds on established Pro Tools user capabilities to enable individuals to become proficient in using Sonnox plug-in software. Providing a comprehensive overview of functions and features, as well as providing an in-depth understanding of the seven Sonnox Elite plug-in products, the ‘Avid Certified User for Sonnox Elite’ certification complements the course and is a natural extension for Avid Learning Partners offering the Pro Tools curriculum.

Please contact your local ALP Manager for further details.

Avid NEXIS Training Courses & Certification

The center stage announcement by Avid at Avid Connect and NAB in April was the launch of Avid NEXIS, the worlds first and only software defined storage platform, winning the prestigious NewBay Best of Show Award from TV Technology. Avid NEXIS is the next generation in intelligent storage for real-time media production, enabling true storage virtualization for any media application.

To support the Avid NEXIS launch Avid Education has released a range of 5 new training courses and 2 certifications available to book NOW;

 ‘Introduction to Avid NEXIS System Administration’, a new 2 hour self-paced eLearning course comprised of a series of instructional videos and interactive activities, covering a range of administration topics will be packaged with each NEXIS engine, providing a starting learning solution straight ‘out of the box’ for users to begin the development of their knowledge.

‘Avid NEXIS System Administration’, a new course available either in a blended learning format (NX216EL)using a combination of eLearning and a web based Live Virtual Class to ask questions of an Instructor,  enabling a fully remote learning experience without the time or travel costs, or a ‘hands-on’ in-classroom 1 day course (NX216)Both options provide an in-depth understanding of how to administer and maintain an Avid NEXIS System.

The NX216 will be offered as a public course, combined with the WG213 to create the 4 day NEXIS/Interplay System Administration (WG357) course.  The NX216 will also be available as a 1 day onsite course.

These courses lay the foundation for candidates for an associated certification, the Avid Certified System Administrator for Avid NEXIS, ensuring we continue to offer training and certification for the variety of roles our customers and partners require to maximize their investment in Avid solutions.

‘ACSR Avid NEXIS System Support’ and associated certification, ‘ACSR for Avid NEXIS’, addresses the needs for those responsible for the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of an Avid NEXIS system. This course will be a blend of 7 hours online eLearning prior to attending the classroom to reduce the in-class time, as well as allow the focus in the classroom to be for hands on learning. The classroom component comes in either a 2 day course duration (NX420) for active ISIS ACSR’s or a 3 day course (NX423) for those new to Avid storage systems.

Media Composer Curriculum Update

New Design–New Course Lengths-New Footage-New Names-New Pricing!

Avid Education is pleased to announce that the next release of our Media Composer curriculum for v8.6, due out in August, will have an entirely new design and structure. The primary goal of the redesign is to present a more integrated, progressive learning path at both the 100 and 200 levels. For example the 101 is now designed to be a true introductory course, spanning both editing and effects. The new 110 is a step up, offering deeper training for a more serious, now more experienced student who will be pursuing certification and, presumably, a career in post-production / editing.

The Media Composer 200-level classes are designed to teach advanced operational skills and editorial techniques to prepare students for work in the professional environment. The redesign of these courses also removes the artificial separation of editing vs effects, and replaces them with integrated courses that build on one another, teaching increasingly complex workflows and increasingly specialized tools and techniques.

Information about the instructor recertification will be forthcoming in the next newsletter.

* All prices quoted below include relevant exam(s)

** Prices quoted in $US – Check with regional teams for local currency price

 

MC101 Media Composer Fundamentals I
16 hours
Printed Book: $35 – ISBN 978-1-943446-22-3
Ebook: $30 – ISBN 978-1-943446-23-0

MC101 Table of Contents

 

MC110 Media Composer Fundamentals II
24 hours
Printed Book: $75 –  ISBN 978-1-943446-24-7
Ebook: $60 – ISBN 978-1-943446-25-4

MC110 Table of Contents (Draft)

 

MC201 Media Composer Professional Editing I
16 hours
Printed Book: $110 – ISBN 978-1-943446-26-1

Ebook: $90 – ISBN 978-1-943446-27-8

MC201 Table of Contents (Draft)

 

MC210 Media Composer Professional Editing II (formerly 205)
24 hours
Printed Book: $125 – ISBN 978-1-943446-28-5
Ebook: $100 – ISBN 978-1-943446-29-2

MC210 Table of Contents (Draft)

Media Composer MC101 & MC110 Now Available in Spanish

Es con mucho gusto que Avid Educacion anuncia la publicacion de los libros Media Composer 101 y Media Composer 110 en Español. (Se debe notar que son version 8 con anexos de version 8.4)

Avid Education is excited to announce that the MC101 and 110 books are now available in Spanish! (Please note that these are version 8 with the 8.4 addendum’s)

MC101 Media Composer Fundamentos de la edición

Printed Book – $35
ISBN 978-1-943446-20-9
PN 9320-65313-13

Ebook – $30
ISBN 978-1-943446-21-6
PN 9511-65613-03

 

MC110 Media Composer Efectos Esenciales

Printed Book – $75
ISBN 978-1-943446-18-6
PN: 9320-65314-13

Ebook – $60
ISBN 978-1-943446-19-3
PN 9511-65673-03

AMER Announcements

Join us at an Avid Education Summit!  July 2016

Avid Education is hosting two ALP / ACI Summits in July — Manchester (UK) and Los Angeles.  Each one-day Summit is packed with valuable information on ALP program updates, curriculum training and recertification, 3rd-party workshops. Numerous ACI certification classes are offered before and after each event make it easy to leverage the training opportunity to attend the event.

Don’t miss the event everyone will be talking about all year!

Avid Education Summit (AMER)

Conference: July 23

ACI Classes:  July 18-22, July 25-29

All course registrations are available here.

Welcome New Avid Learning Partners!

Avid Education would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Avid Learning Partners!

  • Clark Magnet High School, California
  • Eastern Arizona College, Arizona
  • Northwest College, Wyoming
  • Northwestern Michigan College, Michigan
  • PVNet, California
  • Riverside USD / Poly High School, California
  • Washtenaw Community College, Michigan

We also want to recognize the ALPs who have expanded their partnerships this quarter.

  • Loyola Merimount University, (Added Pro Tools)
  • California State University, Chico, (Added Pro Tools)
  • New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, (Added 50 seats of Media Composer)

EMEA Announcements

Avid Learning Partner & Instructor Summits (EMEA), Save the Dates!

Pro Tools/ VENUE/ Sibelius Summit  – July 23, 2016 

Media Composer/ Newscutter Summit – July 24, 2016

 

Mark your calendars and save the date for this year’s Avid Learning Partner Summits in EMEA, July 23 and July 24, 2016, hosted by the University of Salford, MediaCityUK Campus.

Register here to attend the EMEA Summit:

Register here for ACI/ALP Pro Tools, VENUE & Sibelius Summit

Register here for ALP/ACI Media Composer and Newscutter Summit

ACI Certification Classes available:

 

Date Course Duration Venue Registration
18th July PT130 Pro Tools for Game Audio 3 days Futureworks Register for 3 day PT 130 Course
18th July PT310M Advanced Music Production Techniques 4 days Futureworks Register for PT310M Advanced Music Production Techniques
18th July PT310S6 Advanced Pro Tools | S6 Mixing Workflows 4 days SSR Manchester Register for 310|S6 Advanced Mixing Workflows
20th July VE400 ACSR VENUE | S6L System Support 2days SSR Manchester Register for VE 400 S6L System Support
25th July Media Composer 100 level Train-the-Trainer 5 days Futureworks Register for MC 100 level T3
25th July IN101 An Introduction to iNEWS 2 days University of Salford Register for IN101 Introduction to iNews
27th July NC120 Media Composer | NewsCutter Option Fundamentals I & II 3 days University of Sallford Register for NC120 News Editing Fundamentals I & II

 

Contact ashleigh.davies@avid.com or tim.mynett@avid.com for more information.

Welcome New Avid Learning Partners

 

Avid Education would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Avid Learning Partners in EMEA!

  • AAT College – India
  • Tecnocampus – Spain
  • Point Blank – UK
  • ITV – UK
  • Gullmarsgymnasiet – Sweden

We also want to recognize the ALPs who have expanded their partnerships with us.

  • Goldsmiths University – Began delivering Pro Tools
  • Apaxxdesigns – Began delivering 200 level Media Composer
  • Cape Audio College – Began delivering Pro Tools 200 level (Music)

APAC Announcements

Welcome to New Avid Learning Partners

Avid training is getting more active in the region all the time. A warm welcome to our newest Avid Learning Partners:

  • Creative Media Institute (Myanmar) – Pro Tools
  • Fayone (China) – Media Composer
  • Media Asylum (Singapore) – Media Composer
  • Shanghai Vancouver Film School (China) – Media Composer
  • SJT Audio (Australia) – Pro Tools
  • SungKyul University (Korea) – Pro Tools and Sibelius

ALP Showcase: Purple Media Academy

Purple Media Academy is a passionate Avid Learning Partner in South Korea Earlier this year, we cooperatively organized a series of training that included a week of PT310M and PT310P ACI training, followed by 3 days of PT400 ACSR training (this is technical training primarily geared towards resellers and IT staff). A long training engagement, but an unqualified success, as you can see! Many thanks to Sung Chol Lim and Purple media for his great idea, and for hosting this event!

 

One great strength of the Avid Learning Partner Program is the ability for Avid and ALPs to take advantage of each others’ resources – our partnership goes far beyond the basics of enabling our Partners to offer official courses. If you have any ideas of special cooperative events (seminars, professional training events, you name it), just contact andy.hagerman@avid.com and we’ll put your idea into action!

Upcoming Training Events in APAC

 

Date Course Venue Registration
June 27th -July 4th Pro Tools (100-level) ACI Training CMI

(Myanmar)

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June 29th -July 1st MC400 Media Composer System Support Atomise – New Zealand Register for MC400
July 4th – 8th UN422 ACSR Avid ISIS | 5000/7000 Series System Support Atomise – New Zealand Register for UN422
July 11th – 15th MC101/110 Media Composer Editing & Effects Essentails Atomise – New Zealand Register for MC1xx
July 11th – 15th WG433 ACSR Avid Interplay System Support Atomise – New Zealand Register for WG433
August 1st – 2nd PT400 ACSR Pro Tools System Support Avid Australia Register for PT400
August 4th – 5th PT400 ACSR Pro Tools System Support Avid Australia Register for PT400
August 17th – 19th MC400 Media Composer System Support Avid Singapore Register for MC400

EDU Offers on MediaCentral | UX, iNEWS, S6, S3, and Pro Tools

Here are some EDU offers for MediaCentral | UX, iNEWS, S6, S3, and Pro Tools

 

Part Number Product EDU Offer
9925-65400-00 MediaCentral | UX Base Client Single License (EDU)

Limited Time Academic Offer: Receive 75% off MediaCentral | UX Base Client License for 10+ Seats

Offer Valid Through 9/30/2016

9925-65401-00 MediaCentral | UX Advance Single License (EDU)

Limited Time Academic Offer: Receive 75% off MediaCentral | UX Advance Client License for 10+ Seats

Offer Valid Through 9/30/2016

9925-65399-00 MediaCentral | UX iNEWS-Only Base License (EDU)

Limited Time Academic Offer: Receive 75% off MediaCentral | UX iNEWS-Only Base License for 10+ Seats

Offer Valid Through 9/30/2016

9920-65306-03 EXCHANGE D-CONTROL 16 TO S6 M40 16-5-D (EDU) Limited Time Academic Exchange Offer – Valid through 9/30/2016
9920-65308-03 EXCHANGE D-CONTROL 32 TO S6 M40 32-5-D (EDU Limited Time Academic Exchange Offer – Valid through 9/30/2016
9935-65308-02 Pro Tools| HD Native Thunderbolt + HD OMNI System, includes Annual Upgrade and Support Plan Limited Time Academic Offer: Receive additional 10% off EDU SRP -Valid through 9/30/2016
9900-65399-14 Pro Tools| S3 Control Surface Studio Limited Time Academic Offer: Receive additional 10% off EDU SRP -Valid through 9/30/2016
9925-65404-00 PROMO, PRO TOOLS EDU 20-PACK

Limited Time Academic Offer: Receive Special EDU pricing with purchase of PT 20 pack.

Valid through 9/30/2016

9925-65405-00 PROMO, PRO TOOLS EDU 50-PACK

Limited Time Academic Offer: Receive Special EDU pricing with purchase of PT 50 pack.

Valid through 9/30/2016

 

If you any questions please contact Andy Cook in Education Market Solutions for more information.

Thanks!

Thank you for taking the time to read the opening education of the Avid Learning Partner Newsletter. We hope you find the information helpful to you as one of our Learning Partners.

We welcome all comments and feedback on the newsletter, in particular what you would like to see included in future editions. You can leave feedback via the ‘Reply” link directly below.

After 27 years in training as Global Certification Manager I now support the advancement and validation of skills to harness the power of Avid’s solutions.