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Future Media Concepts to Deliver the 2003 Avid Master Editor Workshop

New York, N.Y. – March 3rd, 2003 -- Future Media Concepts (FMC), the nation's premier digital media training center, today announced that it will work with Avid Technology, Inc. to deliver the 2003 Avid® Master Editor Workshop, the industry’s most pre-eminent editing class. The workshop is scheduled to take place in Miami Beach, Florida from Tuesday May 13th to Saturday May 17th 2003.

Targeted exclusively at the industry’s most advanced video, film and television editors, this five-day intensive event is designed to bring a higher level of integration of editing aesthetics and techniques to participants’ everyday work. The event will include high-end technical sessions on Avid’s industry-leading software as well as third party applications; it will also feature creative sessions, work critiques and presentations by celebrity editors as well as brainstorming sessions and discussion groups. Topics will include power tips, business issues, reel critique and advice, facility workflow issues, DV, Avid Unity™ systems, HD, and troubleshooting. In addition, there will be a keynote presentation by Joe Bentivegna, Avid’s vice president and general manager of Video Development & Operations.

Upon successful completion of the workshop, attendees will earn the prestigious title of Avid Master Editor.

“Over the years, the Avid Master Editor Workshop has gained a reputation of excellence, and attendees regularly include Academy Award winning editors. This year marks the first time that we have entrusted a third party to be involved in this prestigious and highly anticipated event. Working together with FMC, we expect that the 2003 Master Editor Workshop will once again offer an unparalleled combination of quality instruction and attendees, and will foster a high-level of interaction and exchange between some of the world’s most talented and experienced editors,” said Greg Staten, Avid’s principal instructor.

The Avid Master Editor Workshop is unlike any other industry-sponsored training event and we are very proud to be playing a part in it. We are confident that the line up of industry leading trainers and guest speakers, combined with the beautiful Miami Beach venue we have chosen, will make it a memorable event for everyone involved,” said Ben Kozuch, FMC’s president and co-founder.

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FMC is the co-producer of the industry's leading conferences and expos including Avid World East www.avidworldeast.com The NY DV Show www.nydvshow.com and the LA DV Show http://www.ladvshow.com/