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Brooklyn College Adopts An Avid Workflow


Avid announced that the Brooklyn College Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema has adopted an Avid workflow built on the company’s MediaCentral Platform. Avid systems will be used throughout the school’s production and postproduction workflows when it opens this fall.

The Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema is housed at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn, the largest soundstage complex on the East Coast and home to many film and TV productions.

To help students access media and learn to collaborate on media projects with teams distributed around the world, a reality of modern media creation, the school has implemented advanced media management systems from the Avid Media Suite. Its workflow includes the Avid Interplay | Production asset management system and Avid MediaCentral | UX, a cloud-based, web front-end to the MediaCentral Platform. The workflow will facilitate real-time, cloud-based collaboration between students and faculty from any location using industry-standard tools.

“Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the industry after they graduate, and experience in industry-standard Avid solutions will be a critical factor in their success,” said Jonathan Wacks, founding director and professor of the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. “By using the same tools and workflows used in major studios, production companies and editing houses, our students will be fully prepared to hit the ground running when they graduate.”

The Feirstein school has also deployed Avid ISIS l 7500 shared storage systems to support real-time collaborative workflows.

Creative tools include Avid Media Composer | Software for video editing, Media Composer | Cloud for remote editing and viewing and Media Composer | Symphony Option for advanced color correction and finishing. The school has deployed Avid Pro Tools for sound editing, along with Pro Tools | S6 consoles and an S5 Fusion custom audio console with Pro Tools | HDX and Pro Tools | HD for advanced mixing and music scoring.

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