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Essential Media Composer Skills for Wales HETV Edit Assistants

May 18 - May 19


Age – 18+

Career Stages – Early, Experienced

Industries – High-End TV

Funding – ScreenSkills Fully Funded

This hands-on session will ensure you have the core skills required in the use of Media Composer and the knowledge of workflow of a scripted programme and the ability to carry out day to day task that would be a requirement as an edit assistant. You’ll run through the processes from beginning to end in the key tasks amen on a daily basis using professional equipment.

This course covers:

  • Two days training with a professional Edit Assistant who is currently working within the industry
  • Learn the fundamental tools and processes in using Media Composer
  • Take away the skills to be able to manage data, keep relevant records, communicate with the editor, organise projects, manage layouts and much more
  • Basics of Nexis storage use and administration 

This programme will be delivered by Gorilla Academy and is supported by the ScreenSkills High-end TV Skills Fund with contributions from UK high-end TV productions.

Who’s it for:

They training programme is for machine room operators or new entrants into post production who want a guide to skills required to be an edit assistant. It is also useful for current edit assistants who want to reinforce their current skills or assistants moving from an unscripted workflow into a scripted project.

What it covers:

On this course you will cover all the essential skills required for an edit assistant in a scripted programme. It will allow you to enhance your skills for this position and run through common tasks and jobs required as well as look at any common issues and work arounds so you can hit the ground running.

Once compete you will feel confident with the skills required to assist and edit/editor as well as confidence in handling shared resources across a project.

Course Outline

  • Backup, Ingest and LTO
  • Nearline and Nexis use
  • Working with a DIT
  • The Colour Pipeline
  • Organising a project
  • Sync with sound
  • Metadata and clip labelling
  • Exporting cuts for viewing/Dailies
  • Logs and paperwork
  • Signiant and other portals
  • Delivering preview cuts
  • VFX integration/Pulls
  • Conforms
  • Working with a Post House



Trainer information

Lucy Harris

Lucy Harris has worked on some of the largest productions o come out of Wales in the last few years including Dr Who, The Way, GenZ and is currently working as the Edit Assistant on Dope Girls.

Over the years Lucy has worked in both scripted and unscripted programming but has primarily landed most of her recent work with scripted and we’re so glad she could be involved in this programme as our principle trainer.



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Gorilla Academy
029 22 450 100
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Gorilla 101
101 Golate House, 101 St Marys Street
Cardiff, CF101DX
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