Wise receives Avid certification, joins ‘elite’ group


Paul Wise, an engineering laboratory technician in Engineering and Media Technologies, has achieved “Elite” status as an Avid Certified Support Representative.

Avid Technology Inc. specializes in audio and video production technology, especially editing, management, and distribution systems. The ACSR certification means Wise has completed more than 500 hours of training classes and exams in different Avid editing systems, including shared storage, production workflow, asset management, and Cloud-based collaboration.

“This certification allows me to be able to provide Pellissippi State and our students with cutting-edge technologies and the ability to introduce our students to enterprise-level workflows,” he says.

Wise is one of fewer than 100 active ACSR Elites around the world. But unlike most of them, who specialize in only one discipline, he is certified in Media Composer, the video side of ACSR, and Pro Tools, the audio side, as well as the workflow required to bridge both worlds.

Wise hopes the certification, plus new Avid software, will allow Pellissippi State to offer Cloud-based video and audio editing for instructors and, eventually, students.

Wise graduated from Pellissippi State in 1996 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Video Production Technology.