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CWA/NETT Takes Video Editing Class to Canada

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CWAers learn the basics of Final Cut Pro.

CWA/NETT's mobile training lab recently traveled to Canada to teach the basics of Final Cut Pro to members.

Here's what Rosemary Knes, a participant in the editing course in Toronto had to say:

In my 24 years of employment at the Ottawa Citizen, through many company owners, I have never once been given a formal training opportunity such as the educational course I attended in Toronto on behalf of this union.

That it was my union that stepped in to fill this breach is in many ways not surprising to me. In my working career, I have always been fully conscious that my employment conditions are very much the result of a long history of union bargaining and activism.

What I have found surprising, and humbling, is the deep generosity of the Canadian Media Guild and CWA/SCA Canada in providing such a high level of quality in the course instruction and accommodation.

Toronto was just the latest stop on a tour that's included New York City; Minneapolis, Minn.; Cleveland, Ohio; Manchester, NH; and Portland, Maine. More and more TV stations are migrating to Final Cut Pro video editing systems in broadcasting, and many newspapers are moving to video reporting without even training their employees. But that's where CWA/NETT comes in. Instructor Jill Talluto, a former CBS video editor, has trained dozens of CWAers during these three-day workshops on shooting, editing, and mixing video and audio.

CWA/NETT Academy provides instruction and training in state-of-the-art technologies across manufacturing, media and other sectors. Learn more at www.cwanett.org.