Using the maclab for video
Final Cut Pro and Color - editing and color grading your video work
Soundtrack Pro and Logic - Audio for your projects, Soundtrack Pro is great for foley etc as you can see the video in realtime while playing and editing sound as you would in any high end Audio Software (such as Logic)
After Effects and Shake - Compositing software, though after effects also doubles as Animation Software.
These are all great software tools! USE them!
Any questions of course ask me - I am in the labs Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.