Welcome to the Grady College AATC (Adobe and Avid Authorized Training Center). Founded in 2009, the center offers certified instruction on Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve. With a facility featuring the latest versions of each software, lead trainer Professor James Biddle provides basic and advanced level courses for professionals, as well as, UGA staff, students, professors, seeking a new or advanced skill set on one or more of these NLE (Non-Linear Editing Systems).
The Grady College AATC is located in Room 132 of Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Featuring up-to-date IMac systems and a large screen viewing system, the center teaches up to eight people per course.
With 25+ years of post-production & sound design/recording experience, and over 10 years of certified instructor experience, Professor James has taught certified courses on Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro Suite, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve and many other NLE, sound, DVD design and color correction applications.
Professor Biddle, a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, has taught classes in sound design, single camera production and post-production at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication since 2006. Professor Biddle also works as a freelance contract Adobe Premiere for Sterling Ledet & Associates, a contract Adobe Premiere Trainer for Turner Studios and an online Adobe Premiere Instructor for UCLAext.
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Certification Courses Offered
ADOBE PREMIERE by Adobe Systems Incorporated
As part of Adobe Systems Creative Cloud, the subscription service giving users access to graphic design, web development, photography, etc., Premiere Pro provides the video editing hub for the cloud system. Offering integration with Photoshop, Prelude, After Effects and other Creative Cloud Applications, Premiere Pro provides tools for independent producers, broadcasters and feature works such as “Monsters.”
We offer one official certification course for Adobe Premiere CC. This course is two full days in length.
Payment for all certified instruction includes the appropriate, course-approved training materials and parking passes for the North and Tate Parking Lots. Versions of the software, as well as subscriptions cloud-based systems (Adobe CC, Avid Media composer, DaVinci Resolve) are not included with instruction. The certification test for Adobe Premiere is not included in the cost of instruction. Those wanting to take the certification exam for Adobe Premiere will need to sign-up for a Pearson VUE test at a Pearson VUE Testing Center (approximate cost of $200). We prefer the Amatrace testing center in Atlanta and the Athens Technical College testing center in Athens, GA.
AVID MEDIA COMPOSER by Avid Technology
Still considered the dominant non-linear editing system in the film and television industry, the Media Composer is the flagship of Avid Technology. Offering strong editing, effects, sound mixing and color correction tools, Avid Media Composer software and editors have been used on such works as “Modern Family,” “Avatar,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The Avengers.”
We offer five official certification courses for Avid Media Composer:
- Avid 101 – Editing Essentials – 5 Days
- Avid 110 – Effects Essentials – 5 Days
- Avid 201 – Professional Picture and Sound Editing – 5 Days
- Avid 210 – Professional Effects and Compositing – 5 Days
- Avid 239 – Professional Color Correction – 5 Days
Payment for all certified Avid instruction includes the appropriate, course-approved training materials, two tests and parking passes for the North and Tate Parking Lots. Versions of the software, as well as subscriptions cloud-based systems (Adobe CC, Avid Media composer, DaVinci Resolve) are not included with instruction. We offer all certification testing on Avid Media Composer courses premises at our AATC.
DAVINCI RESOLVE by Blackmagic Design
The leader in color correct technology, Davinci resolve offers editing, audio, compositing and color correction for the skilled design and beginner.
Certification courses include:
- Introduction to Davinci Resolve – 5 days
- Advanced Editing in Davinci Resolve – 5 days
- Fusion Effects – 5 days
- Fairlight Audio – 5 days
- Color Correction – 5 days
Payment for all certified Avid instruction includes the appropriate, course-approved training materials, two tests and parking passes for the North and Tate Parking Lots. Versions of the software, as well as subscriptions cloud-based systems (Adobe CC, Avid Media composer, DaVinci Resolve) are not included with instruction. We offer all certification testing for Davinci Resolve courses on premises at our AATC.
Individual or Group Training Sessions and Pricing
If you, or your group is interested in certification or non-certification training, including online options, please contact Professor Biddle. If you want to schedule a session with the lead trainer, send a direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-224-4604. To talk about certified and non-certified training costs, email Professor Biddle.
Grady College is located between Baldwin & Hooper Streets and Sanford Drive and East Campus Road. Sanford is a one-way street going toward Baldwin Street, so be careful.
The entrance to the training center is located on the corner of Hooper Street and Sanford Drive on the Sanford Drive side. For weekend trainings, the doors into Grady College are locked. Professor Biddle will send instructions on how to enter the building on weekends.
For weekday sessions, trainees should park in the North Deck on Jackson Street, or the Tate Deck on South Lumpkin Street. The AATC will provide parking passes for these lots for each day of training.
For weekend sessions, you can park for free in the Grady College Lot, N08, or in the North Deck or the Tate Deck. If you park at Grady College, make certain you park in the Grady College section (with the security arm), not in the Psychology Area.