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Ashley Kennedy Ashley Kennedy is a staff author at LinkedIn, creating video post-production courses for Lynda.com.

Ashley Kennedy is a former instructor at Avid and Columbia College Chicago. She teaches video editing and storytelling. In addition to creating online courses, she has hundreds of hours of experience leading face-to-face classes and facilitating online and hybrid courses. She has also written two textbooks on video editing, which have been widely used by editors and film students worldwide.

Prior to joining the lynda.com team, she taught in the post-production track at Columbia College Chicago for five years. Before that, she was the principle instructor and certifications program manager at Avid, where she taught and developed the Avid Certified curriculum and managed the Avid Certified Instructor worldwide program.

Ashley holds a BS in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois, and an MFA in film from Boston University. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two children.
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  • view course page for Filmmaking Forum: Scene Analysis

    Learn how film professionals arrive at the finished product. Ashley Kennedy breaks down scenes and interviews the filmmakers about their aesthetic, approach, workflow, and collaboration style in this biweekly series.

    1h 32m
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  • view course page for Filmmaking Forum: Conversations

    Get filmmaking tips in our new biweekly series. Join online conversations with modern filmmakers, as they discuss technology, technique, and storytelling, and offer advice for new directors and editors entering the industry.

    1h 44m
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  • view course page for Introduction to Music in Film and Video

    Explore the theory and process of incorporating music with film and video projects—and gain understanding about the rules and workflow of various film score options.

    1h 49m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2015)

  • view course page for Frame.io Video Collaboration and Review

    Make your media collaboration strategy smarter with Frame.io. Learn about the benefits and features of Frame.io and find out how to integrate Frame.io with Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X.

    1h 56m
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  • view course page for Introduction to Documentary Video Storytelling

    Learn about the history and importance of documentary filmmaking. This course explores the narrative building blocks of documentaries, and delves into specific examples of nonfiction filmmaking to explore the myriad of ways filmmakers have approached this craft over the past 120 years—culminating into the evolution of today's documentary film.

    1h 54m
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  • view course page for Avid Media Composer 8 Essential Training

    Learn about each step in the Avid Media Composer workflow—from preparation and organization to editing and refining, to audio and effects, to media management and output.

    10h 33m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Final Cut Pro X 10.2 Essential Training

  • view course page for Getting Started with Final Cut Pro 10.2.x

    Get started with Final Cut Pro X, Apple's flagship video editing software. Review the major steps of a post-production workflow, including ingest, editing, effects, and export.

    1h 15m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started with Premiere Pro CC (2015)

  • view course page for Video Post Tips Weekly

    Get post-production tips on topics such as compositing, color correction, audio, and media management.

    11h 36m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for The History of Film and Video Editing

    An introduction to the history of film and video editing, including both essential editing techniques and evolving technology.

    2h 10m
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  • view course page for Introduction to Video Dialogue Editing

  • view course page for Conversations in Video Editing

    Ashley Kennedy chats with veteran video editors about their latest projects and their unique approaches to editing and storytelling with video.

    5h 13m
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  • view course page for Introduction to Video Color Correction

    Introduces the concepts behind color correction and color grading, and guides editors through the process of correcting contrast, color balance, and hue/saturation in individual shots and entire films.

    2h 49m
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  • view course page for Introduction to Video Editing

    Learn how to edit video in this project-based introduction to both the aesthetic and technical aspects of video editing.

    2h 54m
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  • view course page for Commercial Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x

  • view course page for Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2014)

  • view course page for Final Cut Pro X 10.1.x Essential Training

  • view course page for Avid Media Composer 7 Essential Training

    Learn to edit, refine, and enhance your video project with Avid Media Composer—a must-know software solution for all aspiring filmmakers.

    7h 21m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Commercial Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9

  • view course page for Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9 Essential Training

  • view course page for Narrative Scene Editing with Avid Media Composer

  • view course page for Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer

  • view course page for Color Correction: Creating a Polished Look in Avid Media Composer

  • view course page for Editing with Composites and Effects in Avid Media Composer

    Create and animate complex composites using mattes, keys, and intraframe effects—elements that allow editors and motion graphics artists to seamlessly combine and animate multiple layers of content—with Avid Media Composer.

    2h 14m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Avid Media Composer 6 Essential Training

  • view course page for Avid Media Composer 5 Essential Training

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