Editor Maya Mumma, ACE on Building Tension in the Oscar-winning Film "O.J.: Made in America"

Editor Maya Mumma, ACE on building tension in "O.J.: Made in America." Recorded at "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 10, 2017.

Maya Mumma, ACE, began her career in the edit room of the Academy Award nominated documentary "Restrepo." The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and received a News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Editing. Most recently, she was an editor on the Academy Award winning 7.5 hour documentary "O.J.: Made in America" for which she was honored with the Best Editing award from the LA Film Critics Association and the ACE Eddie Award for Best Edited Documentary Feature.

She has also edited the Emmy nominated films "Which Way Is the Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington" (HBO) and "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley" (HBO), the Peabody Award winning "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" (HBO), and "A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers" (TIFF 2015, PBS 2018).

For more information go to: http://www.SightSoundandStory.com.

DP Igor Martinović on Creating the Look for "The Night Of" - VIDEO

Cinematographer Igor Martinović on creating the look for "The Night Of." From Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography on December 6th, 2017.

Igor Martinović is a New York based cinematographer of feature and documentary films as well as TV series and commercials. He photographed the Academy Award winning documentary "Man on Wire," directed by James Marsh, which also won a BAFTA for Best British Film, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. His other docs include "Keith Richards: Under the Influence" directed by Morgan Neville and "Wormwood" directed by Errol Morris.

Igor was nominated for Emmy Awards for his work on the Netflix/David Fincher TV series "House of Cards" and for the documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone?" directed by Liz Garbus.

For more information go to: https://SightSoundandStory.com.

Editor Lynne Willingham, ACE on Trusting her Gut with the "Breaking Bad" Pilot - VIDEO

Editor Lynne Willingham, ACE on trusting her gut on "Breaking Bad." From the "TV is the New Black: Television's Cinematic Revolution" panel from Sight, Sound & Story on June 14th, 2018.

In 2007/2008 and 2008/2009, Lynne Willingham, ACE, won back to back Emmy and ACE Eddie awards for AMC’s critically acclaimed "Breaking Bad" Pilot episode and the "Breaking Bad" Season 2 finale, ‘ABQ”. Over her almost forty year career, she has cut numerous television series, mows, mini-series and pilots.  Some of her work includes the mini-series, "Revelations" and "Empire," as well as the series "The Guardian," "The X-Files," "True Blood," "Revenge," and "Bloodline."  She cut the Pilot for the TNT series "Claws" in 2017. In the first year of her five year stint on "The X-Files," she was nominated for an Emmy and an ACE Eddie for the legendary, black and white episode 'Post Modern Prometheus.'  She is currently working on "The Son" for AMC and will begin her sixth season of the series "Ray Donovan" for Showtime in May.

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Emmy Nominated Editor Jim Stewart, ACE Joins Our June 2018 Six Week Intensive!

Veteran editor Jim Stewart, ACE, has been editing feature films and television for over 30 years.  His breakthrough editing position was on the hit series Life Goes On.  From there he was a part of the iconic show The Wonder Years, serving as both editor and supervising editor on over 40 episodes.  He was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Chicago Hope for Outstanding Editing in a Series in 1994 for the episode "Leave Of Absence."  For close to a decade, Jim worked on several Law & Order series, but did his most work for that series on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.  He has worked on several animated films including Valiant, Monsters, INC. and as an additional editor on Toy Story 2.  His most recent work includes ABC's Quantico and most recently CBS's Instinct.

Go to https://bit.ly/2LO056k for more information on our Six Week Intensive or for registration information. 

"Sight, Sound & Story: Post Production Summit" 2018 event trailer premieres!

MEWShop’s one-day summit returns to New York on June 14, 2018 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Panels include the art and processes of editing documentary film and episodic television. Our closing panel will highlight the career of an acclaimed feature film editor Kevin Tent, ACE with author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen. The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for guests, panelists and vendors. 

 REGISTER HERE WITH $10 OFF DISCOUNT: https://bit.ly/2Iq6aV7 
 Schedule: 3:30pm: 
Check-In 4:00pm: Opening/Sponsor Presentation 

 4:15pm - 5:15pm:  Anatomy of a Scene: Deconstructing Documentary Films Moderator: Garret Savage (My Perestroika, Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship) Speakers: Bryan Chang (Brasslands, Narco Cultura, A Year in Space), Ann Collins (Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold, Swim Team), and Matthew Hamachek (Cartel Land, The Trade, Amanda Knox, Meet the Patels) 

5:30pm - 6:30pm - TV is the New Black: Television's Cinematic Revolution Moderator: Michael Berenbaum, ACE (Sex & The City, The Americans, Divorce) Speakers: Naomi Geraghty (Billions, Bloodline, Treme) and Lynne Willingham, ACE (Breaking Bad, Ray Donovan, X-Files) 

 6:45pm - 8:30pm: "Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen": A Conversation with Kevin Tent, ACE Moderator: Bobbie O'Steen "Cut to the Chase," "The Invisible Cut" Speaker: Kevin Tent, ACE (Sideways, Election, The Descendants, Nebraska, Blow) 

 ​8:30pm - 10:00pm - Networking Party & Tech Lounge sponsored by American Cinema Editors ​ 

All Attendess will receive a 1 year subscription to Mocha Pro plug-in for Adobe. Attendees will receive information on how to receive this subscription from BorisFX after the event has completed. 

Tickets can be purchased at: https://bit.ly/2Iq6aV7 

Remembering “Lawrence of Arabia” Editor Anne V. Coates, ACE

We sadly just learned of the passing of legendary Editor Anne V. Coates, ACE. We had the pleasure of meeting Anne when she joined us for “Sight, Sound & Story” 2016 with moderator/writer Bobbie O’Steen. Anne was easily one of our most memorable panelists that we have ever had; not only for her extremely long and esteemed career, but because of her outspoken, joyful, and charming personality. She will be missed!
Below are some highlights of Anne talking about her work. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family.  See more here.

"Breaking Bad" Editor Kelley Dixon, ACE Joins Our March 2018 Workshop

MEWShop is proud to welcome editor Kelley Dixon, ACE as our Artist in Residence for our March/April 2018 Six Week Intensive Art of Editing Workshop.
Kelley Dixon, ACE got her start in post production in multiple capacities in the editing room on the features "Reservoir Dogs" and "Good Will Hunting" as well as TV's "Without a Trace," and "Revelations."  Kelley got her big break after many long years as an assistant when her editor, Lynne Willingham cut the "Breaking Bad" pilot and she became the series' second editor.  She's been nominated for four ACE awards and six Emmys - winning one Emmy in 2013 - for her work on "Breaking Bad."
Kelley also edited on HBO's "Luck," Showtime's "Shameless," AMC's "The Walking Dead," "Halt and Catch Fire" and "Preacher."  And she's currently working on the "Breaking Bad" spin-off, "Better Call Saul."
For more information on our Six Week Intensive or for registration information please go to http://mewshop.com/six_week_workshop/overview/.


Manhattan Edit Workshop for our February Open House on Feb 7th! Demos on Premiere & Avid!


Join Manhattan Edit Workshop for our February Open House!  This is an opportunity for you to learn more about our Six Week Intensive Workshop and all of our classes. You’ll get a chance to meet some of our instructors, administration, other potential students, and to get a tour of our facilities. Refreshments and snacks will be served!
Wednesday,  February 7th, 2018.  Stop by anytime between 7pm and 8pm.

Premiere Pro DEMO with Certified Instructor Mark Chandler - 7:15pm
  • Round tripping or Dynamic Link to After Effects.
  • An easy, time saving technique to work between Premiere and After Effects

Avid Media Composer DEMO with Certified Instructor Janet Dalton - 7:45pm
  • Working with the new Source Browser 
  • How to hide jump cuts with fluid morph
Also our staff will be on hand to talk to you about all of our classes including:
  • Six Week Intensive Workshop
  • Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro, Motion, and MAC OS X
  • Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, lllustrator, Speedgrade, Captivate
  • DaVinci Resolve Workshops
  • Making the Cut 
  • Avid Assistant Editor Workshop
  • Assimilate SCRATCH Workshops
  • Autodesk Smoke Workshops
  • Production Workshops
  • Custom Classes
  • Corporate and Group Training  
For any questions please feel free to call 212-414-9570 or contact jason@mewshop.com.

Remembering Legendary Editor Jerry Greenberg, ACE

Over the Christmas break we learned of the passing of Editor Jerry Greenberg. We fondly recall having Jerry on our first feature panel for our “Sight, Sound & Story” series back in 2013. The panel was entitled “New York in the ’70s: NYC Legends Discuss their Work and their Favorite Moments from this Revolutionary Era in American Cinema.” We were delighted to have him join editors Alan Heim, ACE, Susan Morse, ACE, Bill Pankow, ACE and moderator/writer Bobbie O’Steen to lend insight into that historical and magical period of New York City filmmaking. Continuing reading here: https://medium.com/@MEWShop/remembering-legendary-editor-jerry-greenberg-ace-d0df2ec3faaf

Cinematographer Buddy Squires, ASC on Following his Instincts in "Compassion in Exile"

Cinematographer Buddy Squires, ASC on following his instincts in "Compassion in Exile: The Story of the 14th Dalai Lama." From Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography on December 6th, 2017. 

 Buddy Squires, ASC is an Oscar nominated filmmaker, an Emmy Award winning cinematographer, and a member of both the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His more than 200 screen credits include two Oscar winners, seven Academy Award nominees, and ten Emmy Award winning productions. Personal honors include thirteen Primetime Emmy nominations with one Emmy Award. Squires also received the Eric Barnouw Award, a Crystal Heart Award, a Christopher Award, and a Golden Lens Award. His work is regularly featured at the Sundance, Telluride, and Tribeca Film Festivals. The Los Angeles Times praised Squires’ cinematography as “gorgeous… astonishing camera work.” Time Magazine has called it “visually amazing”. The International Documentary Association cited Squires’ “visual poetry” in awarding him their 2007 Outstanding Documentary Cinematography Award.

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DP Igor Martinović on Natural Light and Authentic Locations in "The Night Of"

Cinematographer Igor Martinović on using natural light and authentic locations in "The Night Of." From Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography on December 6th, 2017. 

 Igor Martinović is a New York based cinematographer of feature and documentary films as well as TV series and commercials. He photographed the Academy Award winning documentary "Man on Wire," directed by James Marsh, which also won a BAFTA for Best British Film, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. His other docs include "Keith Richards: Under the Influence" directed by Morgan Neville and "Wormwood" directed by Errol Morris. 

 Igor was nominated for Emmy Awards for his work on the Netflix/David Fincher TV series "House of Cards" and for the documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone?" directed by Liz Garbus. Other work of note includes the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Sangre De Mi Sangre;" "Red Riding: 1980" also with director James Marsh; "Sunlight, Jr." directed by Laurie Collyer starring Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon; "Wallander" starring Kenneth Branagh; and two Heart Of Sarajevo winners - "Fraulein" and "Buick Rivera." Igor recently won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for his work on the HBO/Steven Zaillian mini-series "The Night Of."

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Cinematographer Julio Macat, ASC on Filming the Church in "Home Alone"

Cinematographer Julio Macat, ASC on filming the church in "Home Alone." From Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography on December 6th, 2017.

The first film shot by Julio Macat, ASC, was the huge box-office hit "Home Alone."  He then went on to photograph "Home Alone II," "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "The Nutty Professor," "The Wedding Planner," "Cats and Dogs," "Bringing Down The House," and "Wedding Crashers," all of which opened to the #1 box office position in the US.  The total domestic box office receipts of the films he has photographed is over $1.7 Billion.
His extensive credits also include the features: "So I Married an Axe Murderer," "My Fellow Americans," the remake of "Miracle on 34th Street," "Because I Said So" and "Smother," both with actress Diane Keaton, and the action picture "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever."  In moving away from comedy to more dramatic work, Macat was asked by first-time director Antonio Banderas to photograph his directorial debut "Crazy in Alabama" with Melanie Griffith, and Adam Shankman to film his coming of age drama "A Walk to Remember," as well as "The Wedding Planner", and "Bringing Down the House." On another fifteen occasions, Macat guided the directorial debuts of Jason Moore, Aram Rappaport, Tom Shadyac, Raja Gosnell, Vince DiMeglio and Larry Gutterman among others. Macat has photographed the dramatic films "Moonlight and Valentino," "Only the Lonely," and the Morgan Freeman heist drama "The Code," directed by Mimi Leder.  In comedy, he has also shot "Blended," starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, "Daddy’s Home" with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, "The Boss" and "Life of the Party" both starring Melissa McCarthy, as well as "Middle School" and the upcoming "Daddy’s Home 2."

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Next Six Week Intensive Art of Editing Workshop Starts January 8, 2018!

Whether just starting out in a new career, switching gears from an old one, or pursuing your own creative goals; the Six Week Intensive helps you develop the practical tools you need every day and the foundation of your voice as a visual artist.   Our Six Week Intensive Course in the art and technique of editing is a comprehensive jump-start for anyone serious about a career in post-production.

During the six weeks you will learn the latest versions of Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects. The Workshop runs Mondaythrough Friday 10am - 5pm. The classroom will also be open to Six Week students Monday - Friday from 5pm - 6pm for lab time (schedule permitting.)

Manhattan Edit Workshop is excited to continue our successful intern referral partnership between MEWShop and ITV America (LeftField Pictures.)
ITV America (LeftField Pictures), is a reality television powerhouse with hundreds of hours of cutting-edge and innovative unscripted programming, airing on various major networks. Upon completion of the Six Week Intensive program, students will be given the opportunity to submit cover letters and resumes for paid post-production internships at ITV America (LeftField Pictures.)*  During the workshop, students will also get the opportunity to tour ITV America (LeftField Pictures) and meet Post Production Supervisors.  

Our next Artist in Residence is Emmy winning editor Brian Kates, ACE ("Treme," "The Savages," "Lee Daniels The Butler")!!
2018 Course Dates:
  • January 08, 2018 - February 16, 2018 - 5 Spots Remaining!
  • March 05, 2018 - April 13, 2018
  • April 30, 2018 - June 08, 2018
  • June 18, 2018 - July 27, 2018
  • September 10, 2018 - October 19, 2018
  • November 05, 2018 - December 14, 2018

Course Cost: $5,850 
Early Bird: $5,500 (EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 27th)

"Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography" 2017 Event Promo

This upcoming December 6th, MEWShop's acclaimed speaker series returns for the third year with an evening devoted to the art of cinematography.  Join us as we celebrate the craft of visual storytelling from the masters behind the camera - we’ll go behind the scenes with some of the industry's best cinematographers in documentary & television and then explore the process of shooting narrative feature films with an acclaimed cinematographer.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

4:00pm - Check-in

4:30pm - 5:30pm - "In The Moment: The Art of Cinematography in Documentary Filmmaking"
Moderator: Hugo Perez ("Neither Memory Nor Magic,""Lights Camera Uganda")
Panelists: Joan Churchill, ASC ("Shut Up & Sing," "Kurt & Courtney," "Last Days in Vietnam") & Buddy Squires, ASC ("The Vietnam War," "The Statue of Liberty," "The Civil War," "Baseball," "The Central Park Five") 

5:45pm - 6:45pm - "Shooting Television: Bringing the Look of Cinema to the Small Screen"
Moderator: David Leitner  (Director, Producer, and Cinematographer)
Panelists: Martin Ahlgren ("Daredevil," "House of Cards," "Blindspot") & Igor Martinović ("House of Cards," "The Night Of")

7:00pm - 8:00pm - "Behind the Lens: A Conversation with an Acclaimed Cinematographer"
Moderator: TBD
Panelist: TBD

8:00pm - 9:00pm - Networking Party & Tech Lounge

$45 General Admission

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sight-sound-story-the-art-of-cinematography-2017-tickets-36309544826?aff=mewblog

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