Video Postproduction Certificate

What will set you apart from prosumer editors is expertise in software applications, workflow experience, speed and knowledge of how video works on different platforms. Another aspect that will put you heads above the crowd is if you can demonstrate motion graphics skills in conjunction with video chops.

This Certificate will focus on both the aesthetics and technical side of editing, effective storytelling, color correction, audio editing, output, compression, FX and motion graphics.  In the Bay Area in 2013 it's tough to get a job as an editor (many of those jobs are in LA or NYC) but knowing how to edit video along with having other skills can lead to a myriad of jobs at start-ups, internal communications at brick-and-mortar sites, nonprofits, ad agencies, software companies, video post houses and boutique FX studios with salaries between $40K - $100K. People who do well in video post are those who understand storytelling and who embrace new technologies.




Video Editor
Postproduction Supervisor
Digital Video Producer
Video Production Manager
Video Editing Specialist
FX Artist
Postproduction Assistant



Reel from editor and BAVC certificate student Nick Strayer...



Aesthetics of Editing
Audio Post Production
Final Cut Pro X: Introduction
Final Cut Pro X: Intermediate
HD Workflow
After Effects: Introduction
DSLR Cinematography
Premiere Pro
Photoshop Introduction
Portfolio Development Series
(4 classes)






Choose 3-4 days from the following electives:

Audio Post Production Intermediate (1 day)
Cutting A Trailer (1 day)
After Effects: Intermediate
(2 days)
After Effects: Compositing (1 day)
After Effects: Motion Tracking
(1 day)
After Effects: Expressions (1 day)
Premiere Pro for FCP Editors
(1 day)