Category: Avid Club

Dec 20 2011

NFI Instructor Talks Avid

Nashville Film Institute’s Avid Instructor Scott Simmons was recently on a podcast speaking on many topics but one that we at the Avid Editing Club love…..editing.

Scott Simmons is a senior editor at Filmworkers in Nashville, Tennessee. In his decade as an editor he has worked on projects ranging from music videos for Taylor Swift and Kenny Rogers to concerts for Toby Mac and Gary Allan to television programs for CMT and ABC Sports to commercials, documentaries and corporate work. Scott is also a contributing writer for Studio Daily and runs the popular post-production blog The Editblog on Pro Video Coalition. You may even find him teaching a few classes at NAB.

Check out the following link to the podcast:

Scott Simmons Podcast (MP4)

Scott has shown interest in assisting with the Avid Editing Club which for us is a really big deal!

Dec 16 2011

Free Avid Media Composer 6 Training

Here at Nashville Film Institute we support continuing education in and out of the classroom. Students at NFI get a well rounded education piece that includes classroom and hands on with Avid Media Composer 5.5 “Avid MC5.5″. Now that Avid MC6 has came out it is time for all of us students, instructors, and the general public to get training now.

ProMAX is proud to bring you the ‘Edit to the Future’ series. A comprehensive, 12-session training, designed for Pro Video editors moving from Final Cut Pro or MC5.5 to the newest version of Avid’s Media Composer software.

Free training for Media composer 6:


What is the cost for this training? There is no cost for any of this, it is sponsored by ProMAX and Avid.


What if I can’t make a training session? We will post all of the webinars online for later viewing and so you can watch them at your own leisure.


What do I need to participate? If you only want to watch any computer or ipad will do. If you want to interact, we encourage you to have MC6 as well as download the content we will provide free of charge from on the ProMax website. An email with information to download this content will be sent when you register for training.


I’m new to video editing will this help me? Although there may be some useful content for you, the training is designed for Pro Video Editors and will assume you have a professional understanding of video workflows.


Will I be able to ask questions? Time permitting there will be Q&A at the end of each session. You are also encouraged to ask questions during the training.

Dec 11 2011

The NFI Avid Editing Club

Nashville Film InstituteNashville Film Institute Avid Editing Club is committed to providing understanding, ease of workflow inside of Avid Editing System, both for on campus and off, to the Nashville Film Institute campus and surrounding community.

Nashville Film Institute Avid Editing Club Credo
The objectives and purposes of the Nashville Film Institute Avid Editing Club are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession. Read more »