A new group of Marist students earned professional certifications in this fall’s Advanced Post-Production class. The newly-certified students are Rachel Karach, Lindsey Mulcahy, James Maxson, Marissa Bellantoni, and Alec Rizzo.
The students now hold certificates in Avid Media Composer, an industry-recognized professional credential.
Marist became an official Avid Learning Partner in 2009. Since then more than two dozen students have become Avid certified.
To become certified, students must take two rigorous courses, each with its own comprehensive examination. Courses are taught by Prof. Jeff Bass, Senior Professional Lecturer in Marist’s Media Arts Department, and an Avid Certified Instructor with 20 years’ experience using Media Composer.
Avid Technology makes world’s most popular film and video editing systems. Most feature films and network television programs are edited with Avid systems.
Marist’s Lowell Thomas Communication Center has three Avid labs with more than 30 systems available for student work. They are used for production classes offered by the Media Arts and Communication departments.
Courses are taught by Prof. Jeff Bass, Senior Professional Lecturer in Marist’s Media Arts Department, and an Avid Certified Instructor with 20 years’ experience using Media Composer.
Prof. Bass will also be teaching Marist’s Pre-College program in Digital Movie Making this summer. Pre-College offers rising juniors and seniors in high school the opportunity spend two weeks living on campus and earn three college credits.