FMC Boston Open House

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Boston Open House

Location: 100 Franklin St, Ste 903 Boston, MA 02110
Date: October 3, 2019
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Price: Free

Avid Media Composer, the industry standard editing platform for feature films, long form documentaries and networked shared project editing, has gone through a major UI update! These include bin containers, new workspace bars and a paneled UI to help make Media Composer more accessible to a new generation of users while maintaining long-form shared project capabilities. At this event, Avid Certified Trainer and documentary editor, Mark D. Chesak will take you through all the features and updates new users and veterans users alike need to know.

Since then, our training center has grown and we moved to a new state-of-the-art facility.

Networking Sessions: 6:00 - 6:30pm

Take this opportunity to meet our Certified instructors and local media professionals. Exchange ideas and learn more about future educational opportunities.

Light food and beverages will be provided by Potbelly.

Free Training Sessions: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

What's new in Avid Media Composer 2019?

  • Increased editing capabilities in Avid Media Composer 2019.
  • Working with the new User Interface.
  • Linking and customizing Avid work spaces.
  • Plus editing tips and tricks that have been under the hood for years!

Your Training Session Host: Mark Chesak | Avid Certified Trainer

Mark Chesak is an editor specializing in long-form documentaries, with more than 30 years experience spanning promo producing to independent film and experimental video. From archival research to live action events, his is role in the edit bay covers story writing and craft to online and finishing with credits such as: "Crash of Flight 111" for NOVA, "Dangerous Prescription" for Frontline, "Surviving Mars" for the Discovery Channel (edited in the North Pole), plus numerous shows for History Channel, NAT GEO, NBC Sports, as well as DIY Network.

Along with work in broadcast television, Mark is also an Avid Certified Instructor and Adobe Premiere Pro trainer and has taught editing to students from varied backgrounds, countries and news organizations such as: CNN, Al Jazeera America, Fort Bragg’s Kennedy School of Special Warfare as well as to members of the White House Communications staff. He is also an adjunct professor at Boston University and Emerson College, and has taught classes at The Maine International Film Television Workshops, Future Media Concepts and at Harvard University’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies.