CMAI’s Live Action Courses

Avid Media composer 101 & 110 for Assistant Editors

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.

This 5-week programme will encompass technical training and soft skills, including a two-week shadow placement opportunity. Placements will take place in various post-houses in Dublin.


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.

Technical Prerequisites:

  • Candidates must have access to a computer and a separate monitor. They must have good reliable internet connectivity 20Mbps + approx.
  • All candidates must be available on a full-time basis for the entire duration of the programme.
  • The training is remote and is full-time from Monday to Friday.
  • The studio placement is in-person and will require attendance for 2 weeks in Dublin.


3 weeks online training fulltime + 2 weeks job placement in person onsite in a studio

Start date:



Course Overview

WEEK 1  

Soft & transversal skills sessions

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


Avid Media Composer MC110

Avid Media Fundamentals II – Click here for course details

WEEK 4 & 5

Shadow Placements


AVID Media Composer Certified User 101 & 110

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