Audio and Video Postproduction Program – Montreal

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: January, April, July and September.

  • Duration: 2 years

  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From 32,000 CAD

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Post-production is both the science and the art of bringing a video production (such as a movie or television show) to life.

In simple terms, post-production refers to all the tasks that occur after filming is complete and editing of visual and audio materials begins.

Trebas Institute’s Audio Video Post-Production Program gives you all the knowledge and skills to thrive in the post-production industry.

Receive highly specialized hands-on training to master all the major facets of the discipline: Video Editing, Sound Editing and Mixing, Foley, Automatic Dialog Replacement (ADR), Motion Graphics Design, the list goes on! You also work with industry-standard hardware and software, better preparing you to enter the workforce upon graduation.

Career opportunities

Graduates pursue successful careers in the following roles:

  • Video editor
  • Assistant editor
  • Sound editor
  • Supervisor / Post-Production Coordinator
  • Post supervisor
  • Foley Artist
  • Color grading and correction artist
  • Digital Overlay Graphic Designer

Program structure

In this quarter, you will learn: the core principles and practices of the post-production industry (eg, key players, industry structure, current trends, etc.); the most used software programs in post-production and what are each of their functions; how to record sound effects for video; as well as an overview of the post-production process (i.e. how to analyze the various takes and recordings and set up a project plan and workflow accordingly).

  • The post-production industry – 45h
  • Introduction to the digital environment in post-production – 45h
  • Sound recording and Foley – 45h
  • Introduction to Postproduction – 45h

In this quarter, you will learn: an overview of the history of film and television; lighting and “green screen” techniques for shooting special effects; how to create 2D animations, illustrations, and other computer graphics; as well as how to begin to apply some of the techniques and tools learned in previous courses to edit and produce the final version of an advertisement designed for television.

  • History of Cinema and Television – 45h
  • Cinematography in Postproduction – 45h
  • 2D graphic elements – 60h

In this quarter, you will learn: how to develop your critical analysis skills to determine the music needs for a particular video production; how to record, edit, replace and integrate dialogue (voice) for video; how to create the credits (opening and closing) of a film or television production; as well as how to successfully complete the post-production of a report.

  • Music on video: practical analysis – 45h
  • Auto Dialog Override (ADR) / Post-sync – 45h
  • Credit production – 60h
  • Postproduction II: Reports – 60h

In this quarter, you will learn: the fundamental principles and techniques used for 3D animation; composition (how to seamlessly combine visual elements from a variety of different sources in one image / scene); how to analyze video to identify various degrees of color intensity and nuances, as well as other factors such as saturation and contrast to perform color grading and correction; as well as the tools and techniques used in the post-production of documentaries.

  • 3D animation – 75h
  • Composition – 75h
  • Color correction and grading – 75 h
  • Postproduction III: Documentaries – 60h

In this quarter, you will learn: all the theory and techniques necessary to create professional-sounding audio for your video projects; how to create 2D and 3D animated graphics; how to create and overlay 2D graphic images and animations for video; in addition to integrating all the knowledge and skills that you will have acquired throughout the program by completing the post-production of a short film.

  • Mixing and sound editing – 45h
  • Digital Overlay Graphic Design – 60 hrs
  • Graphic design in motion – 60h
  • Postproduction IV: Short Films – 60h

Skills and competences

Throughout this program, you will develop some of the following skills and competencies:

  • Achieve a high level of proficiency in all key software programs and equipment used in audio and video post-production.
  • Successfully navigate the post-production industry
  • Record and edit sound for video, from dialogue (voice), footsteps, ambient noises and more.
  • Analyze the various takes (video sequences) and sound recordings and set up a project plan and workflow accordingly
  • Apply lighting techniques and “green screen” to shoot special effects
  • Record, edit, replace and integrate dialogue (voice) for video
  • Create the credits (opening and closing) of a film or television production.
  • Perform color correction and color grading for video
  • Seamlessly combine visuals from a variety of different sources in one image / scene
  • And much more!

Admission requirements

Under the provisions of section 4 of the University Education Regulations in relation to admission conditions, a person who has received instruction deemed sufficient by the university and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a study program leading to a Certification of university studies:

  1. The person has interrupted full-time studies or has completed full-time post-secondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
  2. The person is covered by an agreement between the university and an employer or by a government study program;
  3. The person has interrupted his studies full-time for a period and has completed post-secondary studies full-time for a period; or
  4. The person has a high school vocational diploma.

Specific admission criteria for an ACS / AEC.

A person applying for an ACS / AEC program must have sufficient oral and written proficiency in the language of instruction. A person who has studied outside of Quebec must provide the result of a proficiency test for the language of instruction.

For programs where the language of instruction is English, the accepted language proficiency tests are:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 5
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT: 55
  • Cambridge English Language Assessment: 162
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL): 40
  • Academic PTE: 42
  • Duolingo: 85

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