New media/communications faculty complete Avid training



Faculty and staff in Northwestern State University’s Department of New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts completed Avid certification last week. Avid is industry-standard video editing software used in broadcasting and filmmaking. Learning the program will be useful to students in Level 1 and Level 2 film and video editing classes who are interested in working in newsrooms or experimenting with filmmaking, according to Collier Hyams, associate professor of communications and coordinator of New Media and Communication Arts. By establishing the university as an Avid learning partner, students will have the opportunity to take the Avid certification course and add that credential to their resumes. Skills in film and video editing also cross over into graphic communications/graphic design.

From left are Student Media Coordinator Daniel Thiels, Avid Master Instructor Carlos Rojanos, Emily Zering, instructor in New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts; Davey Antilley, director of NSU TV, and Hyams. Not shown is Mirla Enriquez, instructor of graphic communications in Fine + Graphic Art.

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