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Digital media majors earn their tools

Senior Aaron Huisman and Junior Jess Brauning recently received honorable mentions in the Avid Academic Scholarship Program. Avid gave Brauning and Huisman personally licensed copies of Avid Media Composer to “augment your studies and give you a head start in your chosen career path.” The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for Media Composer software is $4,995.

Jess Brauning and Aaron Huisman are shown setting up a green screen for a digital media class. The two were each awarded a complimentary Avid Media Composer software package for receiving honorable mentions in the Avid Academic Scholarship Program.

Jess Brauning and Aaron Huisman are shown setting up a green screen for a digital media class. The two were each awarded a complimentary Avid Media Composer software package for receiving honorable mentions in the Avid Academic Scholarship Program.

Dordt students are eligible to apply for Avid scholarships because Dordt College is an Avid Academic Partner (AAP). Avid is an industry leader in film and video production software.

Communication Professor Mark Volkers describes Avid Media Composer as the affordable, flexible, hardware-independent film and video editing solution for Mac OS X on PowerPC or Intel on Mac, and Windows XP systems. The company says that Media Composer is used to create more of the world’s films, television shows, and commercials than any other editing system. Facility-wide workflow support plus the creative tools, integrated asset management, and multi-format editing support make Media Composer the best editor on the planet, says Communication Professor Mark Volkers.