Ariel Estigarribia

Full Sail U. - Lab Specialist

Partnered with Avid to fine-tune a system capable of supporting multiple student editors at the same time.

Full Sail isn’t like other film schools. With 10 soundstages and a full 19-scene backlot, the Los Angeles-based academy simulates a real-world work environment, where students prep, shoot and post several projects while working toward a bachelor’s degree — all in 21 months. Although individual students may be interested in different aspects of filmmaking, they must each complete every class, including Estigarribia’s editing lab.

For much of Full Sail’s 14-year partnership with Avid, students had to take turns at professional editing workstations. “When Avid introduced the idea of the Unity system, that lit a really big fire under us,” Estigarribia remembers. The Unity MediaNetwork allows multiple users to draw from a master system at the same time. Full Sail pushed the limit, linking as many as 25 workstations at once. While students learned on Avid equipment, Avid studied Full Sail, reconfiguring the Unity to handle the school’s needs — in turn, offering a stronger product to the industry at large.

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