Editor Practicum

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Editor Practicum

The application deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Work and 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 practicum participants 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. Duties 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 in 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.

Application Deadline: March 27, 2019
Program Dates: May 6, 2019 – April 30, 2020

For more information or to apply online, visit banffcentre.ca.

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