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Program Code: 10371 Credential: Ontario Graduate Certificate Program Length: 3 semesters Delivery Mode (Fall 2020)  : Online / In-person Current Students can view program and course details at Current Student Resources  
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Program Overview

Humber’s Post-Production graduate certificate program will develop the technological skills, creative and critical abilities you will need to thrive in the post-production industry. You will gain a firm grounding in industry-standard, non-linear video editing software. Through lectures and hands-on work, you will learn the fundamentals of the technical and aesthetic creation of digital media content and get the opportunity to specialize and target specific post-production skills to maximize your marketability in a competitive industry.

You will learn how to collaborate with other departments in the production chain, and how to develop efficient broadcast standard workflows. You will be introduced to the theory and practice of picture and sound editing/mixing, VFX and motion graphics creation, and you will learn how to make professional contacts, engage with employers and guilds, and the basic business skills you will need as a freelancer. You will study the fundamentals of branding and graphic design and produce a marketable portfolio website.

With technology as its main focus, your sound, picture, and visual effects compositing skills will enable you to create content to the industry standards required in the competitive media environment.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Semester 3

Proposed Delivery

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Prepare detailed post-production budgets using Movie Magic Budgeting programs.

  • Evaluate documentaries, narrative films, TV series and music videos for creative features and technical aspects.

  • Prepare and integrate 2-D and 3-D graphic and animation footage using post-production applications.

  • Manage the editing process using an Edit Decision List.

  • Complete picture editing projects using non-linear editing suites within specified time frames and budgets.

  • Complete audio editing projects using non-linear editing suites within specified time frames and budgets.

  • Design and build a network system for post-production applications.

  • Manage post-production teams.

  • Manage post-production projects.

  • Distribute interactive content produced through the Web and DVD.

  • Compile a portfolio of creative work for presentations to funding agencies and post-production facilities in order to secure employment.


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Work Placement

This program includes a mandatory work placement. We work with you to find a suitable placement in your chosen field of specialization, allowing you to apply the skills you’ve learned in a professional environment. Placements will take place in post-production houses and media companies in Toronto. Work placements are typically unpaid but provide you with the opportunity to further your knowledge in your chosen field and begin to build your resumé and network of professional contacts.

The Humber Advantage

The Newsroom

The Newsroom features new and improved workspaces for students working on individual projects and collaborating to cover breaking news stories.

It also houses a series of fully equipped video and audio edit suites. Students will also be able to use a Dejero, allowing them to stream video live from virtually any location. The technology also allows multiple classes to be taught at the same time.

The Newsroom reinforces the digital journalism focus of the program, it adds to the technical proficiency of our students, keeping them at the cutting edge of the industry.

Live Labs

Humber Newsroom

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Watch the News Room Teaser to see all of the equipment and rooms available to our students to give them hands-on experience for the industry.

Newsroom equipment

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Expert Faculty

Our professors have extensive experience in a variety of sound, picture, and visual effects editing roles in the film and television industry. Program co-ordinator and full-time professor Lara Johnston is a Canadian Cinema Editors Award winner for her work on Mouthpiece. Her other credits include Grey Gardens, The Whistleblower, and RED.

Your Career

You will be trained to enter the workforce as a post-production professional in picture editing, sound editing and mixing, visual effects, the burgeoning field of multi-platform content, and digital asset management and delivery.

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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2020 North Closed Waitlisted

Post-Production Graduate Certificate Program

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Grad Spotlight: Fadi Sara

Grad Spotlight: Fadi Sara

Tue, January 21, 2020

Fadi Sara graduated from 3D Animation in 2015 and is now the Tracking and Layout Department Lead at Mr. X in Toronto. 

Fadi was recently featured in The Focus Magazine for his team's work on the dramatic scene where Brad Pitt's character plummets 80,000 feet to Earth from an antenna that extends outside the planet's atmosphere.

We caught up with Fadi to find out more about what he does and how Humber helped him get there.

What is your current job title and what does that mean on a daily basis?

My current job title is "Tracking and Layout Department Lead" at Mr.X Inc in Toronto, Ontario. The tasks I perform in a day can vary, so here are some of the things that I do:

Lead - I oversee a team of 8 others on a daily basis as part of my duties as lead. I work with them to address any issues or concerns they have, as well as just general supervision, support, and direction.

New Show Setup – I work with the technical leads in the studio to set up new shows. I help ingest the data that’s been given to us by clients and set up the foundation required for each show so they’re ready for our artists to work with. This includes things like dictating render resolutions, color spaces, and software templates.

Interviews – I conduct interviews alongside my manager to scout for potential new hires in the Toronto tracking and layout department.

General Troubleshooting – I work alongside all the artists in my department to help them with any issues they may have. This can be related to the specific shot/show that they’re working on, or it could be one of our proprietary tools that needs bug fixes.

Pipeline Overseeing – I manage and oversee the pipeline for the Tracking and Layout department across all 3 locations. The "pipeline" is the technical term for the proprietary toolsets that allow for the transfer of data from one department to the other. I discuss, oversee and approve any development that affects the data coming into or going out of the tracking and layout team.

Training – Having worked with a team to pioneer the current training system in place for Tracking and Layout, I still oversee the training to this day. New hires for Toronto are seated next to me and get 1-on-1 time as they are introduced to the tools and workflow. Once they’re at a comfortable level, we put them into production. During this phase, they continue to sit next to me so I can oversee their work and troubleshoot any hiccups they may experience.

Shot Work – If there’s nothing from the above list on my plate for that day, I work on individual shots alongside my team.

What was your career path to get where you are now?

My career path after leaving Humber has been fairly single track. I was hired at Mr. X while still in my third year and have been here ever since. I was brought in as an "Entry Level Tracking Artist". Over the years, I was presented with more responsibility and higher-level tasks as my skillset, knowledge, and experience grew.

In the fall of 2017, I worked with my supervisors to restructure and establish an entirely updated training program for new hires in our department. This training has been widely successful. Over 10 artists have gone through it since and almost all are now at a senior level.

In the spring of 2018, I was given the opportunity to travel to India. We opened a branch in Bangalore and I was sent there to train the staff of the tracking and layout department in our proprietary toolsets and workflows. I held live demos, recorded hours of video training documentation, established personal connections and rapport with the individual artists, and continued communication with them afterwards, overseeing their work and progress.

In the fall of 2019, the position for department lead became available and I was presented with the promotion. I’ve been in that role since.

How did your time at Humber prepare you for what you’re doing now?

Humber did a fantastic job of preparation me for my career.

The education I received allowed me to build a portfolio that helped me acquire the position in the first place.

The outreach to former students and industry professionals prepared me by helping set up an in-depth network of resources and contacts. This helped me understand the importance of communication and references. It was a Humber grad I met through this networking that recommended me for the position at Mr. X, helping me secure the job.

Studio tours and guest speakers hosted by the professors gave me insider knowledge about the workings of the industry, and supported everything the instructors were telling us. Humber also helped prepare me with useful pointers on how to set up my demo reel, website, and resume to stand out more than other applicants.

Find out more about Fadi Sara on IMDB and read the articles where he and his team were featured: 

https://www.thefocus.com/news/ad-astra-fall-brad-pitt-mr-x-fall-from-space

https://www.thefocus.com/news/ad-astra-brad-pitt-fall-mr-x-visually-chaotic

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 5 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree, diploma or advanced diploma

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

  • Resume

  • A current resume listing previous volunteer, work and education experience. (Previous film or post-production experience not required).

  • Portfolio

  • Applicants will submit a portfolio that includes 1 – 3 pieces of original work. Portfolios may include examples of any of the following:

    • Demo reels
    • Audio or Music Demos
    • Edited Work (Scenes, Animations, Compositions)
    • Essays, Short Stories, Scripts, Articles, Reviews
    • Photographs or Artwork
    • Website or Blog
    • Other: Specific to your areas of study, work or specialization (please contact us if you are unsure if your work can be submitted for portfolio purposes)

    Submission Instructions

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Equipment Requirements

Students will need a large portable external hard drive (minimum 4TB) and a set of studio headphones.

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1 - Sound and Picture Editing

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Laptop: 2.0GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz Desktop: 2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
OS Win 10 64bit v1803 or macOS 10.13 or newer Win 10 64bit v1803 or macOS 10.13 or newer
Memory 16GB 16GB + 16GB 2133MHz DDR4
Storage 512GB SSD storage 1TB Fusion Drive storage
Monitor 13-inch Retina display with True Tone 1920 x 1080 or higher
Other 1 Gigabit Ethernet for HD, Intel Iris Plus Graphics(Graphic Card), High-speed internet access, Warranty 1 Gigabit Ethernet for HD, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 (Graphic Card), 2 x USB-C ports or more, High-speed internet access, Warranty

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5 9400 (or equivalent) Quad-Core i5 or i7
OS Win 10 64bit v1803 Win 10 64bit v1803
Memory 16GB RAM 32GB RAM
Storage 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage) 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
Monitor 1280 x 800 1920 x 1080 or higher
Other 1 Gigabit Ethernet for HD, Nvidia Geforce 2060 (Graphic Card), High-speed internet access, Warranty 1 Gigabit Ethernet for HD, Nvidia Geforce 2070 (Graphic Card), 2 x USB-C ports or more, High-speed internet access, Warranty

Contact Information

If you have questions about these Equipment & Device Requirements contact:

Lara Johnston, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5156
lara.johnston@humber.ca

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for three semesters is:

  • domestic: $8,784.90
  • international: $28,155.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Approximately $300 – $500 - textbooks and equipment, including a portable hard drive and studio headphones.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Lara Johnston, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5156
lara.johnston@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

Apply through Ontario Colleges

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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