The beat . A blog by premiumbeat

Ashley Kennedy

Ashley Kennedy is an experienced video editor, college instructor, e-learning course designer, and textbook author.

Currently, she teaches courses in the advanced post-production curriculum at Columbia College Chicago and is also the Digital Media Instructor for Columbia College’s Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence, where she designs technology-focused workshops and courses for campus-wide faculty. As former Principle Instructor and Certifications Program Manager at Avid Technology, Inc., she taught and developed the Avid Certified curriculum, and also managed the Avid Certified Instructor worldwide program.

She is also a author, and she recently wrote two textbooks: Editing with Avid Media Composer 5 and Avid Editing: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users.

June 11, 2011 Author:

If you’ve edited heavily with effects, you’ve surely run into performance issues, and even dropped frames. In this post, discover some tricks to maximize your real-time playback performance in Avid Media Composer. Read More

Getting Better Real-Time Playback Performance in Avid Media Composer

  • May 23, 2011

    How to render an effects composite intelligently in Avid Media Composer


    Editors often spend needless valuable time and drive space rendering their entire sequence. This article discusses the optimal ways to render your sequence that will cut down significantly on both time and space. Read More

  • May 23, 2011

    Welcome the newest PremiumBeat blogger: Ashley Kennedy


    Ashley Kennedy, video editor and educator, has joined the PremiumBeat blogging team. She’ll offer lots of educational content related to the post production industry on a weekly basis! Read More