...As Post Production instructors, we often get the asked how Media Composer became the software of choice at the New York Film Academy. I can only assume that question is also asked at the many film schools where Media Composer is the required software.
This uniform approach to editing software comes from three basic facts about Media Composer that have been consistent since the 1990’s and look to continue to be true for at least the next five to ten years.
1. Avid Media Composer is the Industry Standard Editing Software.
All of the films nominated the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2018, as well as all the films nominated for Best Editing for 2018, were edited using Avid Media Composer.
If you’re going to be working in feature films or episodic television, Media Composer is simply the standard for editing software. Post facilities are set up to use Media Composer and that is the expected workflow.
2. Proficiency in Avid Media Composer Translates to Proficiency in Other Editing Platforms
Students sometimes find the first few sessions with media composer a bit challenging, as the interface does very little to inform you what everything is and what it does. This is a legacy of the software’s creation by engineers for technically-inclined individuals....read more