Editor Practicum

Discovery Category: Training (e.g. workshops, courses, etc.)
Start Date: Jun 29, 2020
End Date: Jun 25, 2021
Format: In-Person
Venue Name: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Address: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020, Banff, AB, Canada, T1L 1H5
Cost: The program fee is covered 100% by financial assistance from Banff Centre.
Provider: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
WebSite Address: http://bit.ly/2E7Rz0X


Program Overview
Learn through exposure to a wide range of post production projects under supervision by and mentorship from Banff Centre staff and faculty, and through collaboration with other practicum participants and project-related artists.

The primary tools of focus will be AVID Media Composer and Symphony editing applications, along with some time spent in Adobe Photoshop and After Effects for the creation of related graphic elements. 

What does the program offer?
Participants will strengthen their practical skills in a fast-paced, professional, multi-system broadcast environment. Participants will collaborate with fellow practicums in the production roles of producers, directors, and videographers, as well as those in the complimentary post-production roles of graphic design / visual FX and post sound. Learning will include (but not be limited to) transcoding, synching and sorting dailies, offline / online editing including advanced colour grading, and Avid audio mixing strategies.

These skills will be applied to a variety of projects from inception to delivery, with a focus on multi-cam talks / performances and short form documentary-style stories. Organizational, logistical, and diplomacy skills are strengthened through communications across production and post production crews. Practicum participants will also have the opportunity to attend relevant Banff Centre talks and events to expand their knowledge and personal artistic network.

Who should apply?
The ideal applicant will have a combination of formal training with a minimum of one year of professional experience in video editing using current non-linear editing tools. Applicants should be willing to adapt and excel in a professional, multi-system, AVID shared storage environment/workflow. A basic working knowledge of Photoshop, After Effects, and image compositing software is considered an asset, as is a practical understanding of codecs, encoding, file creation, and management.

Applicants should possess excellent diplomacy skills and willingness to work closely with project producers, artists, and clients. In addition, applicants should be confident managing multiple projects and deadlines with strong time management skills. Preference will be given to participants demonstrating a strong desire to utilize this opportunity to pursue employment specifically in the post production field.

How to Register:

Please visit the program page for details on the application requirements and process: http://bit.ly/2E7Rz0X

Contact Info:

Email: PracticumAdmissions@banffcentre.ca