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Assistant Editing Using Avid Media Composer | 2023

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Start DateDurationCostMax Participant Numbers
2nd – 20th October plus placements5 Weeks€10012

Training For Role: Assistant Editor

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There has never been a busier time for post production in Ireland, and those with Avid Media Composer skills are in high demand. The focus of this programme is to primarily widen the pool of Assistant Editors, of which there is currently a skills shortage. 

The programme will encompass soft & transversal skills, technical training, and a shadow placement opportunity (up to two weeks) 

What will this course cover?

  • Week 1: Soft & transversal skills sessions to include – Time Management, Problem Solving & Effective Communication in addition to a Masterclass with a current assistant editor.
  • Week 2: Avid Media Composer MC101 – Avid Media Fundamentals I – Click here for course details 
  • Week 3: Avid Media Composer MC110 – Avid Media Fundamentals II – Click here for course details
  • Weeks 4 & 5: Shadow Placements

All Placements will take place at the following post-houses and broadcasters in Dublin:

Learning outcomes

Exam: AVID Media Composer Certified User 101 & 110

Participant profile/Who can apply/Eligibility

This course is aimed at recent graduates from creative courses or self taught individuals who have some experience with either Avid Media Composer OR Final Cut Pro OR Adobe Premiere Pro OR DaVinci Resolve and who are actively interested in working as an ASSISTANT EDITOR within a post facility or broadcaster. 

This programme is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland – Skills Connect fund, and is aimed at those currently unemployed or underemployed and who are also resident in the Republic of Ireland.

As places are limited and in demand, all successful candidates must commit to being available full time for the duration of this 5 week programme.

All workshops are delivered remotely and in English. Workshops will run from October 2nd – October 20th. Placement dates TBC but most likely Oct/Nov immediately following training.

Tutor information

Trevor Boden became a documentary editor, director and producer after 15 years lecturing in Film & Television in the UK. He has been a training consultant for Avid Technology Europe since late 1990 and was a director of the London post production facility Cinecontact for 15 years and for 12 years managed Carlton Television’s major training and development initiative – the “Seedcorn Fund”. He is an AVID, Master Instructor, training and certifying over 1000 Avid Certified Instructors in professional training companies, broadcast companies and universities globally.

CMAI aid graduates in making the transition from full time education to working in the media (screen, animation, immersive) industry by providing courses that are built in conjunction with industry. All courses are delivered by senior professionals currently working within the relevant creative sectors today.

Materials/equipment/software needed

Candidates must have:

  • access to a computer and separate monitor.
  • good stable internet connectivity 30Mbps +

Successful candidates will Access Media Composer via CMAI.


Training delivered remotely. Placements are on site at various post houses, predominantly based in Dublin.

Application process


This is a competitive process and candidates are selected for this programme via application & Interview.

  • All candidates must be available on a full-time basis for the entire duration of the programme.
  • The software training is remote and is full time Mon to Fri.
  • The soft skills training is remote and is part time Mon to Fri.
  • The studio placement is in-person and will require attendance for up to 2 weeks, most likely in Dublin.
  • Only those who are shortlisted will be called for interview.



Successful candidates will be asked to pay an admin fee of €100 upon registration.

(This programme is heavily subsidised by Cultural & Creative Industries Skillnet and would normally cost the participant in the region of €2,500 if undertaken privately).

Please Register & Pay Below. You must be logged into your CCIS account to.

Payment Deadline for programme/course

Payment Deadline 28th September 2013

Dates and times of the course

WEEK 1: Week Commencing Oct 2nd Soft Skills Training-Encompassing 1 x 3hr session per day (half day’s training) 

Session One: Annika McGivern is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Culture and Creative Industries Skillnet: Time Management Mindset with Annika McGivern
October 2nd, 13:00 – 15:30

Session Two: Annika McGivern is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Culture and Creative Industries Skillnet: Problem Solving Under Pressure with Annika McGivern
October 3rd, 13:00 – 15:30

Session Three: Annika McGivern is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Culture and Creative Industries Skillnet: Effective Communication as Part of a Team with Annika McGivern
October 4th, 13:00 – 15:30

Session Four: Eibhlin Johnston is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Culture and Creative Industries Skillnet: CV Clinic with Eibhlin Johnston
October 5th 10.00am – 12.30pm

October 6th: Tech checks with Brian Gilmore
WEEK 2: Week Commencing Oct 9th Avid Media Composer MC101 certified training -Encompassing 3 x 2hr sessions per day, with 1hr breaks in between (full day’s training) REMOTE 
WEEK 3: Week Commencing October 16thAvid Media Composer MC110 certified training -Encompassing 3 x 2hr sessions per day, with 1hr breaks in between (full day’s training) REMOTE
4 & 5: TBC
(Up to) Two week shadow placement opportunities. Dates will depend on incoming projects into post production facilities.
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