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Assistant Editor Bootcamp

Coming up: Summer 2024

Our online summer intensive includes two of our most popular classes redesigned for young minds and is centered around the most popular editing platform used in the industry, Avid Media Composer. Through discussions and hands-on exercises, students will become adept at the technical skills needed to succeed as an Assistant Editor and explore all tools available for professionals. Curriculum also includes industry know-how and critical soft skills such as a breakdown of union vs. non-union jobs, how to obtain and keep those jobs, interview practice, résumé building, and more. Most importantly, students will learn not only how to get their foot in the door, but to excel at the position while following their career goals.

At the conclusion of the bootcamp, students will be prepared to start their industry career with access to the vast cumulative experience of our community of professional educators, editors, engineers, and executives. Industry pathway & skills certifications and job placement assistance are included at no extra cost. For $2995 per seat, students can take advantage of this unique 3-week program as well as access on-going benefits. 

Classes will be presented online but students will have the option of attending in-person at Key Code Education’s newly-renovated training center in Burbank, CA. Limited in-person seats available. 

Key Code Education is proud to offer a Scholarship Contest for the 2023 Assistant Editor Bootcamp. Unlike traditional scholarships, Key Code Education will have a contest for the best media projects.

The media project can be a narrative-driven piece or a music video in either animation or live action. Projects will be scored on creativity and effort.

Guidelines for media project:

  • Duration: Between 2 and 3 minutes
  • Must be filmed or animated by contestant (existing songs may be used)
  • No profanity or obscene material
  • Open to ages 16-19

*Upon submission, Key Code Education’s senior staff will review and rate the submissions with one Top Prize winner, two Gold Prize winners, and three Silver winners.

  • Top Prize receives 100% scholarship
  • Gold Prize receives 75% scholarship
  • Silver Prize receives 25% scholarship

*To submit, email a private YouTube link of project here. In the subject line include “AE Bootcamp Scholarship Contest Submission”. Contestants retain ownership of their submissions.

Deadline for submission is May 1st, 2023

The AE Bootcamp Scholarship Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored by Key Code Education (“Sponsor”) and is open to individuals who are at least 16 years of age but no older than 19 years of age as of May 1st, 2023, and who meet all other eligibility criteria set forth in the Contest rules. By participating in the Contest, contestants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

Contestants must submit a media project that meets the guidelines set forth in the Contest rules. The media project must be the original work of the contestant, and the contestant must have all necessary rights and permissions to use any music or other copyrighted materials in the project. By submitting a media project, the contestant grants the Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, copy, distribute, and display the project in any media or format now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the Sponsor’s website and social media channels, for any purpose related to the Contest or the promotion of the Sponsor’s products and services.

The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it determines, in its sole discretion, does not comply with the Contest rules or that is inappropriate or offensive in any way. The Sponsor also reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest at any time for any reason, including but not limited to fraud, technical problems, or any other factor beyond the Sponsor’s reasonable control that interferes with the proper conduct of the Contest.

By participating in the Contest, contestants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents from any and all claims, damages, or liabilities arising from or related to their participation in the Contest or the use of any prize awarded in the Contest.

The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Any dispute arising from or related to the Contest shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

For more information about the Contest, please contact the Sponsor at the address, email, or phone number listed above.

Day 1: Welcome to the Industry Presented by Education Manager, Veronica Warner

  • Greeting and Introductions
  • Who is Key Code Education?
    • Intro: Veronica Warner, Education Manager KCE
    • Breaking In: “How I Broke into the Industry”
  • Bootcamp Overview
  • Bootcamp Expectations and Objectives
  • Exercise/Open Discussion: Career Goals & Experience

Day 2: A Deep Dive into Production & Post-Production Presented by Chief Academic Officer, Johnathon Amayo

  • Intro: Johnathon Amayo, Chief Academic Officer KCE
  • Post Careers: A Breakdown of Jobs in the Post Industry
  • Scripted vs. Non-Scripted vs. Broadcast
  • Tools of Production & Post-Production
  • Editing Tools: Avid, Adobe, & Blackmagic
  • Exercise: Installing & Operating Avid, Adobe, & Blackmagic

MC101 Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I is an introductory course with advanced elements designed to get Producers, Editors, and Assistant Editors up-and-running on the software (or review and refresh for individuals with experience). In this course, students develop an understanding of the video editing process and the skills to edit a video project from start to finish. This includes understanding the relationship between media and project files, media storage location, the abilities to create the project file; bring in the source video and audio files; edit the sequence, titles, music, and VFXs, and then outputting the finished sequence.

Day 3: Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101 Day 1) Presented by Principal Instructor, Jason Rose

Day 4: Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101 Day 2) Presented by Principal Instructor, Jason Rose

Day 5: Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101 Day 3) Presented by Principal Instructor, Jason Rose

Day 1Avid Media Composer Fundamentals I (MC101 Day 4) Presented by Principal Instructor, Jason Rose

Key Code Education’s ED201M Assistant Editing Essentials: Media Composer is a proprietary course that breaks down every duty and technical concern faced by the Assistant Editor. This intensive class is specifically designed to keep you up-to-date in the ever-changing post-production environment and prepare you for working in scripted and unscripted productions through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises. Students will learn about which codecs to use when importing or linking, how to organize projects, how to group, creating string-outs, using ScriptSync, and much more. 

Students will also take time to learn about the career path of an Assistant Editor and how to succeed at their job by working with support, creative, and executive team members by mastering soft skills.

Day 2Avid Assistant Editing Essentials (ED201 Day 1) Presented by Principal Instructor, Jason Rose

Day 3Avid Assistant Editing Essentials (ED201 Day 2) Presented by Principal Instructor, Jason Rose

Day 4Avid Assistant Editing Essentials (ED201 Day 3) Presented by Principal Instructor, Jason Rose

Day 5Avid Assistant Editing Essentials (ED201 Day 4) Presented by Principal Instructor, Jason Rose

Day 1: Storage Types, Shared Storage & Workflow Presented by Chief Academic Officer, Johnathon Amayo

  • Storage Types (Local vs. Shared)
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS) vs. Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • Intro: Avid NEXIS Shared Storage System & Configurations
  • Assistant Editors Administration of Avid NEXIS Shared Storage
  • Non-Avid Shared Storage Systems
  • Managing Local & Removable Storage

Day 2: Grow Your Mind, Grow Your Future
 Presented by Education Manager, Veronica Warner

  • Think Before You Type: Navigating Instant Communication
  • Email Etiquette and More
  • How to Speak with Purpose and Power
  • Networking and Building Contacts
  • How to Gain Experience without Experience

Day 3: Skills Workshop and Interview Practice
 Presented by Education Manager, Veronica Warner

  • Inherent Value: Crafting Your Own Skills to Take Anywhere
  • Brain Power: Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset
  • Resume Building: How to Look Good on Paper and Beyond
    • How to Highlight Skills With or Without Experience
    • The Art of the Cover Letter
  • Exercise: Résumé Writing & Interviewing

Day 4: Professionalism for the New Creatives
 Presented by Chief Academic Officer, Johnathon Amayo

  • Jobs vs Careers: Taking the Right First Step & Why
  • The Real Influencers: Fundamental Techniques for Positive Interaction
  • Teamwork Really Does Make the Dream Work
  • Tips for Success: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Day 5: Review & Preparing For What’s Next
 Presented by Education Manager, Veronica Warner

  • Bootcamp Summary & Résumé Review
  • Q&A
  • Goal Review

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