Media Composer Core Skills for HETV in Wales

A man sits in front of a monitor in an edit suite.
@ Gorilla Academy
A man sits in front of a monitor in an edit suite.
@ Gorilla Academy
Career stages
Early, Experienced
High-end TV
ScreenSkills funded

This course is only open to applicants based in Wales.

During this two-day course led by trainer and industry professional Paul Owen at the new Gorilla Academy in Cardiff, participants will be introduced to Media Composer and Nexis storage and guided through the skills required to edit within a shared working environment. Most programmes edited and delivered in the UK have been cut using Media Composer and edited by multiple editors throughout the programme's lifecycle so it's essential to gain skills and tips on how to deliver in a post-production environment.

Once complete,  participants will feel confident with the basic use of Media Composer as well as confidence in handling shared resources across a project.

This programme is funded by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund made up of contributions from UK high-end TV productions. 

Who it's for

This course is only open to applicants based in Wales.

This training programme is for:

  • editors who are used to using other non-linear editing packages
  • new entrants who have not had guided support in the use of Media Composer in a post-production facility
  • editors who have not had experience of using Media Composer in a shared storage environment and want to learn more about collaborating with other editors on a project.

We always welcome applications from under-represented groups, including, but not limited to: those from minority ethnic backgrounds; those with a disability; those from the LGBTQ+ community and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

We offer inclusive training. If you have any needs which we can accommodate during the recruitment process and beyond, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to meet them.

Contact with any questions.

What it covers

This training course will include the following:

  • overview of the interface and tools
  • starting a project and working in a shared storage environment
  • a basic overview of Nexis workspace administration
  • basic edit techniques and tools
  • organising footage, bins and clips
  • getting to grips with the sequence
  • refining the edit
  • working with audio
  • basic transitions
  • basic effects
  • rudimentary colour and image adjustments
  • output options and exports
  • the “offline” and “online” process

Paul Owen has been a major player in post-production in Wales for over 25 years. He has been an editor using Media Composer for all of this time as well as being a qualified Avid trainer for the last 10 years.

He has large portfolio of productions under his belt and continues to edit, and is regularly sort after by some of the biggest production companies in Wales.

He has worked across many genres including drama, documentary and sports.

How to apply

Please click 'apply now' to submit your application.

Closing Date for applications will be 12 noon on Thursday 25 April,  2024.

Contact information

Name: Paul Hawke-Williams

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