In an earlier post regarding editing resources, I discussed a variety of editing programs used by a wide variety of professionals and educators, and here is an update for filmmakers interested in Media Composer by Avid. Cengage Learning offers a number of titles designed to teach use of Avid Media Composer and its editing, effects, and sound programs. These include: Media Composer 6: Professional Picture and Sound Editing by Media Composer 6: Professional Effects and Compositing by Media Composer 6: Part 2 Effects EssentialsColor Grading with Media Composer and Symphony 6
Another update since that previous post about editing, in which Oscar award-winning editors Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall are discussed, is that the most recent Academy Award winners for editing are Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, who used Avid Media Composer to edit the film Gravity. Here are two excellent interviews with Mark Sanger concerning his work on Gravity: one from Pro Video Coalition in which he specifically discusses working with Media Composer and an interview with Moviescope where he talks about the development of his career and his work with Cuarón.