Avid Enables Educators to Provide Video Production Experience

Reprinted from an Avid press release

Avid announced today that its wide array of audio and video solutions meet the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) funding guidelines for education and training. Configured to address the respective skill and grade level of students ranging from elementary school through college, Avid is offering three new highly-customizable solutions: Avid Audio Recording Studio, Avid Film Production Lab and Avid Television and Video Production Studio. The solutions are available to educators at up to 85 percent off USMSRP and provide students with access to the media creation tools they will encounter in advanced education programs as well as in film, television, broadcast, music and audio production careers. Now, any school or institution that qualifies for ARRA funding can apply stimulus resources to invest in the same tools used by professionals creating todays most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world.
New Avid Education Solutions
Avid has integrated a selection of its best-in-class tools such as Media Composer editing software, Pro Tools recording and mixing systems, Axiom MIDI keyboard controllers, and Sibelius music notation software, into three solutions for technology-based curriculum. The solutions consist of the same tools used by creative teams behind Star Trek, LOST and Linkin Park, and are designed to help inspire creative expression and prepare students for advanced educational opportunities and/or digital media careers. The three solutions are:

Audio Recording Studio is a collaborative solution that enables educators to teach audio recording and production workflow techniques such as audio editing, mixing and mastering for students interested in music production careers

Film Production Lab consists of the same post production solutions used by professionals and is designed to prepare students aspiring to work on film and episodic television

Television and Video Production Studio addresses all facets of broadcast television such as commercial, talk show and local news show projects. The studio provides an integrated toolset for students to hone industry skills from script writing and on-camera performance to sound and video editing

Under ARRA guidelines, qualifying schools and institutions can also apply funding for Avids complete support services as well as professional development and training programs for certification.

To learn more about Avids education solutions and how to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, visit: www.avid.com/arrafunding.

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