Hi, Escobar… I’ve looked

AvatarJennifer O’Rourke

Hi, Escobar… I’ve looked some Avid training DVDs over and felt it was good for me for a point-by-point how-to-do-this explanation. Avid is pretty complex, so you need to have a good understanding of editing as a whole or you can get bogged down and frustrated with it’s interface. It is an incredible program, though.

You don’t say if you’ve been editing for a while, or what editing programs you’ve been working on. I took a 2-day hands-on class in Santa Monica at a specialty-school a number of years ago and felt I got more out of the training DVDs than the school.

You don’t say which training DVD you are looking at on the VideoGuys site, so I’m not sure, again, which program it might include, but I do know that Avid is very particular about who writes and releases training manuals for their product, which means they’re scrutinized by the Avid company and the training is very thorough.

If anything, owning the DVD might give you a jump-start to understanding the program before you deceide to invest the time and expenses you have to put into enrolling into a traditional college class. Give us more info on your skill level and and which training program you’re looking at…

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