Video: Editor Anne V. Coates, ACE on Character Chemistry in "What About Bob?"




Editor Anne V. Coates, ACE discusses character chemistry in "What About Bob?" From "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 11th, 2016.

Anne V. Coates, ACE, is a renowned British editor who has worked on over sixty films, including the classic epic "Lawrence of Arabia," for which she received an Academy Award. She has garnered four additional Academy Award nominations for "Becket," "The Elephant Man," "In the Line of Fire," and "Out of Sight." She was awarded BAFTA’s highest honor, The Academy Fellowship, as well as the Career Achievement Award from American Cinema Editors - and last year Coates was only the second editor besides Dede Allen to receive a career achievement award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. 

About the moderator: Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with students, professionals, and the movie-going public. She is an Emmy-nominated film editor and the author of two acclaimed books about editing entitled "Cut to the Chase" and "The Invisible Cut." O’Steen is currently partnered with Manhattan Edit Workshop for her series “Inside the Cutting Room," and she also moderates panels for American Cinema Editors’ EditFest. To find out more information on her speaking events go to: https://bobbieosteen.com/.

"Sight Sound and Story" is an annual event presented by Manhattan Edit Workshop that brings audiences "behind the scenes" with legends of visual storytelling. Each year the one day summit brings together a collection of diverse and intriguing high-profile speaker series to discuss the evolving world of post-production. Panels topics have included the art and processes of editing film & television, exploring ground-breaking interactive media, the fast pace of cutting sports television, getting the real from reality television, experiencing the magic of feature sound design, taking a look at the vital roles of the VFX artist, and deconstructing key scenes from fiction and documentary favorites.

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

Color Grading Feature Film Colorist Masterclass with Dado Valentic Returns to MEWShop March 4th!




















In our two-day ICA 300 course we will be working on a project that was a theatrically released feature film.   The feature was shot on Red Epic using anamorphic lenses. We are going to take the film from the preparation for grading through to the final deliverables. Apart from the obvious color grading work we will also take an extensive look at the new features in Resolve V12 for online and mastering from a feature film perspective.

Go here to learn more about this amazing class: http://mewshop.com/courses/course_detail/ICA%20300/

Color Grading Commercials - Colorists Masterclass with Dado Valentic Starts March 2nd!



In our two-day ICA 301 course the participants will focus on a previously released international fashion brand commercial. We will look at the commercial from preparation for grading through to the final deliverables. Apart from the obvious colour grading work we will also take an extensive look at the new features in Resolve v12 for online and mastering.

Go here to learn more about this amazing class: http://mewshop.com/courses/course_detail/ICA%20301/

Advanced Colorist Strategies with Resolve 12.5 with Warren Eagles starts February 2nd!!


Our two-day ICA 201 class is designed around a small conformed sequence that you can take away. We will work through the project from start to finish not only looking at Resolve, but also using general colorist strategies. You will be able to keep the project and stills, a great way to continue your learning.
Find out more about this course here: http://mewshop.com/courses/course_detail/ICA%20201/

Video - Film Editor John Gilroy, ACE on Using Sparse Coverage in "Narc"



Artist in Residence John Gilroy, ACE "Narc." For more information on Manhattan Edit Workshop's 6 Week Editing Intensive and Artist In Residence program please visit: www.mewshop.com/six_week_workshop/

John Gilroy, ACE, began his career working with Francis Ford Coppola's longtime editor Barry Malkin on "Peggy Sue Got Married" and MEWShop Artist in Residence Jeffrey Wolf, ACE on "Beautiful Girls" and "The Ref." His credits include the Academy Award winning "Michael Clayton", "The Bourne Legacy", "Nightcrawler", "Pacific Rim," "Miracle", "Tumbleweeds", "Narc", "Pride & Glory" and "Duplicity."

"Narc" is a 2002 American crime thriller film written and directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric. The plot revolves around the efforts of two police detectives in search of the murderer of an undercover police officer. As they investigate, they engage in unethical behavior and uncover dark secrets that will challenge their fragile relationship.

"Logan" Editor Mike McCusker, ACE joins MEWShop's January Six Week Intensive Program! Class starts January 9th!



MEWShop is proud to welcome Oscar nominated film editor Mike McCusker, ACE as our Artist in Residence for our Six Week Intensive Art of Editing Workshop that starts January 9, 2017.  
Mike's first feature film in the editor’s chair resulted in an Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Film Editing: Walk the Line.  Walk the Line won the ACE Eddie that year for Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical. Since then he has edited 3:10 to Yuma, Australia, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Wolverine, 13 Hours, The Girl on the Train, and the soon to be released Wolverine sequel  Logan

For more information on our Six Week Intensive or for registration information please go to http://mewshop.com/six_week_workshop/overview/

VIDEO: Film Editor Stephen Rotter discusses "Enchanted" with Bobbie O’Steen



Editor Stephen Rotter talks about the process of editing a musical number, as seen in "Enchanted." From the Series: "Manhattan Edit Workshop Presents Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen" featuring editor Stephen Rotter on April 25, 2013.

Stephen Rotter has worked as a film editor on more than thirty feature films. He won an Academy Award for his work on "The Right Stuff" and an Emmy and Eddie for the mini-series "Holocaust" starring Meryl Streep. Stephen's other editing credits include "The World According To Garp," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "The Parent Trap," "What Women Want," "America's Sweethearts" and the 2007 hit, "Enchanted."

Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with students, professionals, and the movie-going public. She is an Emmy-nominated film editor and the author of two acclaimed books about editing entitled "Cut to the Chase" and "The Invisible Cut." O’Steen is currently partnered with Manhattan Edit Workshop for her series “Inside the Cutting Room," and she also moderates panels for American Cinema Editors’ EditFest. To find out more information on her speaking events go to:http://www.bobbieosteen.com/.

See more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFTpOOSGrCfKShrx15YojdQ

VIDEO: How to Add a Gap Clip in Final Cut Pro X



A quick guide to adding gap clips in Apple's Final Cut Pro X 10.3.

Manhattan Edit Workshop is a New York Film Editing School offering a full range of basic to advanced manufacturer certified training courses, from the Avid, Autodesk, Assimilate and Apple products to the complete suite of Adobe applications.

Manhattan Edit Workshop's mission is to provide the highest quality education for filmmakers and editors. Focusing on both the art and technology inherent to our craft. We foster a "learn by doing" approach in an atmosphere where mistakes are encouraged as part of the process and the only "silly" question is the one that isn't asked.

More information about Manhattan Edit Workshop and the classes offered visit: https://mewshop.com/
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VIDEO: Andrew Weisblum, ACE Discusses the Advantages of Going Against the Script with "Black Swan"



  Inside The Cutting Room With Bobbie O'Steen" Featuring Andrew Weisblum, ACE - Black Swan Part II.  From the Series: "Manhattan Edit Workshop Presents Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen" featuring editor Andrew Weisblum, ACE on February 21st, 2013.

Andrew Weisblum, ACE is an American film and a visual effects editor. He has collaborated frequently with directors Darren Aronofsky and Wes Anderson. Weisblum was nominated for an American Cinema Editors's Eddie Award for Best Edited Animated Feature Film for his work on “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and an Academy Award for Best Film Editing for his work on “Black Swan.”

About the moderator: Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with students, professionals, and the movie-going public. She is an Emmy-nominated film editor and the author of two acclaimed books about editing entitled "Cut to the Chase" and "The Invisible Cut." O’Steen is currently partnered with Manhattan Edit Workshop for her series “Inside the Cutting Room," and she also moderates panels for American Cinema Editors’ EditFest. To find out more information on her speaking events go to: http://www.bobbieosteen.com/.

See more of our videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFTpOOSGrCfKShrx15YojdQ

VIDEO: How to Create Customized Workspaces in Final Cut Pro X



A quick guide to creating customized workspaces in Apple's Final Cut Pro X 10.3.

Manhattan Edit Workshop is a New York Film Editing School offering a full range of basic to advanced manufacturer certified training courses, from the Avid, Autodesk, Assimilate and Apple products to the complete suite of Adobe applications.

Manhattan Edit Workshop's mission is to provide the highest quality education for filmmakers and editors. Focusing on both the art and technology inherent to our craft. We foster a "learn by doing" approach in an atmosphere where mistakes are encouraged as part of the process and the only "silly" question is the one that isn't asked.

More information about Manhattan Edit Workshop and the classes offered visit: https://mewshop.com/
Follow us on Twitter: @MEWshop / https://twitter.com/mewshop 
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Watch Our Six Week Workshop Profile on Alumni Spencer Morin. Next Six Week Intensive Workshop Starts January 9th!



Former Manhattan Edit Workshop Six-Week student Spencer Morin talks about his experiences with Mewshop's Six Week Intensive Program, as well as his work at Cause + Effect Productions on projects for MTV and Nickelodeon.

About MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Course
The post-production industry is highly competitive, and knowing the industry standards – Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Avid Media Composer – is critical for success. MEWShop is the only school in the world to offer in one comprehensive, six-week course all of these editing applications, taught by certified instructors. No other program guarantees more time in the classroom or more working on one’s own machine. The Six Week Intensive Course takes students through each program as they work on various real-world projects to illustrate the distinct strengths and nuances of each NLE. MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive is also the only course of its kind that allows students to choose the footage they want to edit on the platform they prefer.

Beyond the creative and technical aspects of editing, a portion of the Six Week Intensive Course also is focused on how to secure a job once the class ends. Students will draft cover letters and resumes, which will be refined over the span of the class, and also discuss with instructors interview strategies and job applications, as well as how to appropriately set rates and find the right work for each graduate’s unique interests.

For more information on Manhattan Edit Workshop's Six Week Intensive Workshop go to: http://www.mewshop.com/six_week_workshop/.

New Class Series with Film Historian and Author Bobbie O’Steen Debuts January 7th!

Manhattan Edit Workshop Announces New Class Series with Film Historian and Author Bobbie O’Steen


'Making the Cut with Bobbie O’Steen’ courses explore the editor’s endgame decisions from inside the cutting room
New York, New York – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the east coast's top school in the post-production industry, for cutting edge certified training and for filmmakers learning the art and craft of editing, has just announced weekend dates for the ‘Making the Cut with Bobbie O’Steen’ class series this January 2017.  The purpose of this course is to understand the art and technique of master editors through screening and discussion of their work.  How do they decide what shot to use and when exactly to cut in and out of that shot? How do they shape actors’ performances and fit the puzzle pieces together to make a story work? O’Steen will reveal the wisdom and strategies of master editors by taking you through a cut-by-cut analysis of many classic movie scenes, based on interviews from her popular books, panels, and event series. Ultimately, you’ll develop a deeper knowledge of the thinking behind the editing process, empowering you to become a better editor and storyteller yourself.
Carol Littleton, ACE (E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, The Big Chill) notes “O'Steen uses her insider knowledge and sensitivity to the work of editors to expose the techniques, or rather the feelings, and the instincts behind "making movie magic." Adds MEWShop President Jason Banke “Bobbie O’Steen’s wealth of knowledge and insight gained from extensive research and years of interviews with master editors is second to none. These intensive courses about the decision-making process of editing taught by someone of Bobbie’s caliber is an experience that existing and aspiring editors and filmmakers will not want to miss.”
Making the Cut with Bobbie O’Steen: Volume 1 - Saturday & Sunday,  January 7 - 8, 2017   from 10am – 6pm
Cost: $695.00
DAY 1:  From Raw Footage to Final Cut: The Making of Two Classics.
Scenes from - The Graduate and Rosemary’s Baby
DAY 2: The Biggest Challenges: Beginnings, Endings and the Dialogue Scene.
Scenes from – Breathless, Bonnie & Clyde, Manhattan, Michael Clayton, Up, Gosford Park, Rachel Getting Married, Moneyball

Special Guest Editor Coming Soon!  Past guest editor include Michael Berenbaum, ACE (Sex and the City, The Americans), Stephen Rotter (The Right Stuff, Enchanted), and Craig McKay, ACE (Philadelphia, Silence of the Lambs)

Making the Cut with Bobbie O’Steen: Volume 2 - Saturday & Sunday, January 13 - 14, 2017  from 10am – 6pm
Cost: $695.00
DAY 1: The Musical and Action Scene - Playing with Sound, Motion, and Time.
Scenes from - A Hard Day’s Night, All That Jazz, The Big Chill, The French Connection, The Right Stuff, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Argo
DAY 2: The Sex and Suspense Scene – Power of Psychology and Point of View.
Scenes from - Body Heat, Don’t Look Now, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Chinatown, Silence of the Lambs, Black Swan

Special Guest Editor Coming Soon!  Past guest editor include Michael Berenbaum, ACE (Sex and the City, The Americans), Stephen Rotter (The Right Stuff, Enchanted), and Craig McKay, ACE (Philadelphia, Silence of the Lambs)
Registration
Students can register at https://www.mewshop.com/registration/.  Our Making the Cut with Bobbie O’Steen: Volume 1 & Volume 2 courses are located under the “two-day/weekend” drop down menu.  Prospective students can sign up for both Making the Cut: Volume 1 & Volume 2 courses and receive 10% off the total price (Regular Price is $1,390.00 - $695.00 for each class). By bundling these classes the discounted total price is $1,249.00!  Please indicate in the comments section of the registration page that you are signing up and taking both classes to receive the discounted bundle price. 
About Bobbie O’Steen
Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with film students, professionals and the movie-going public. She is an Emmy-nominated editor and author of two acclaimed books about editing. Cut to the Chase is based on interviews with her late husband and colleague, legendary editor Sam O’Steen; and her second book, The Invisible Cut, deconstructs classic movie scenes through a cut-by-cut analysis.
She has taught graduate school workshops at NYU and contributes commentary and interviews about the art of editing for The Criterion Collection releases. She has moderated numerous panels honoring master editors at EditFest as well as NYU, Emerson College, UCLA and 92Y Tribeca. She is now partnered with Manhattan Edit Workshop to regularly host her evening event series in NYC called “Inside the Cutting Room.” She has also written for such publications as ACE’s CinemaEditor Magazine, which recently named her “Film Editing’s Greatest Champion.” 
O’Steen’s next project is an authoritative, media-rich eBook called "Making the Cut at Pixar" about the editor's pioneering role in computer animation.   You can find out more information at bobbieosteen.com.                                                                                        

VIDEO: Sound Editors Phil Stockton, Eugene Gearty, and Sam Miille, discuss sound designing the storm scene from "Life of Pi"



"Sight, Sound & Story" - Soundshow NY: "Life of Pi" Part 3.  From Sight, Sound, and Story on June 8th, 2013.

Starting in 1982 Eugene Gearty was one of the first digital Sound Editor/Designers in the film industry. He pioneered the use of the access and the Synclavier systems for use in creating and editing sound effects for movies such as "Silence of the Lambs," "Do The Right Thing," "Men in Black," and "The Hudsucker Proxy." He has worked with many New York directors including Joel & Ethan Coen , Jim Jaramusch and Lee Daniels. He has been nominated for an Academy Award 3 times and won an Oscar for "Hugo." He has won the Golden Lion (Taiwan) and the Hong Kong “Oscar"(China) for "Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon." He has also won the MPSE golden reel for Sound Effects editing for "The Aviator."  His Television credits include "Boardwalk Empire" for which he received an Emmy for his work on the Martin Scorsese directed pilot.  After being nominated for an Oscar in 2013 for his work on Ang Lee’s "Life of Pi," he has been working  on  Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street "and with the Savannah College of Art and Design on expanding their Sound Design program.

Phil Stockton is a Supervising Sound Editor who has worked on an array of feature films and documentaries for such directors as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, John Sayles, Ang Lee and many others. Phil has been recognized numerous times in the form of awards and nominations including an Oscar and a BAFTA (British Academy Award) nomination for “Life of Pi,” and an Oscar and BAFTA win for “Hugo.” He also has 3  Emmy nominations with a win for “Boardwalk Empire,” and several MPSE Golden Reel Awards – most recently for “Life of Pi“ and ”George Harrison, Living in the Material World.“

Phil has had the good fortune to work on over 120 films including such classics as "Raising Arizona," "Goodfellas," "Do The Right Thing," "Etenal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Brokeback Mountain." He recently finished working on "The Wolf of Wall Street for Martin Scorsese."

Sam Miille has been working in sound for film for nearly a decade.  In that time he’s collaborated with the Oscar winning team of Eugene Gearty and Phil Stockton on such works as "Life of Pi," "Hugo," "Shutter Island," "Boardwalk Empire," "Miracle At Santa Anna," and "The Departed."  Sam assists Mr Gearty in the technical and organizational aspects of the fast paced and dynamic world of Sound Fx editing. Sam has supervised the sound on episodes of "Independent Lens" and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom," along with several independent films and short subjects.

"Life of Pi" is a 2012 American 3D adventure drama film based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Directed by Ang Lee, the film's adapted screenplay was written by David Magee, and it stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, GĂ©rard Depardieu, Tabu, and Adil Hussain.

The storyline revolves around an Indian man named Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, living in Canada and telling a novelist about his life story and how at 16 he survives a shipwreck in which his family dies, and is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

"Sight Sound and Story" is an annual event presented by Manhattan Edit Workshop that brings audiences "behind the scenes" with legends of visual storytelling.
Each year the one day summit brings together a collection of diverse and intriguing high-profile speaker series to discuss the evolving world of post-production.

Panels topics include the art and processes of editing film & television, exploring ground-breaking interactive media, experiencing the magic of feature sound design, taking a look at the vital roles of the VFX artist, and deconstructing key scenes from fiction and documentary favorites

Like us on Facebook at Sight, Sound & Story: https://www.facebook.com/InsideCuttin...
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www.sightsoundandstory.com

Watch our Six Week Student Profile on Assistant Editor Jonathan Proctor. The next Six Week Intensive Starts January 9th!



Former Manhattan Edit Workshop Six-Week student and assistant editor Jonathan Proctor talks about his experiences with Mewshop's Six Week Intensive Program and his work on HBO's "Vinyl."

About MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Course
The post-production industry is highly competitive, and knowing the industry standards – Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Avid Media Composer – is critical for success. MEWShop is the only school in the world to offer in one comprehensive, six-week course all of these editing applications, taught by certified instructors. No other program guarantees more time in the classroom or more working on one’s own machine. The Six Week Intensive Course takes students through each program as they work on various real-world projects to illustrate the distinct strengths and nuances of each NLE. MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive is also the only course of its kind that allows students to choose the footage they want to edit on the platform they prefer.

Beyond the creative and technical aspects of editing, a portion of the Six Week Intensive Course also is focused on how to secure a job once the class ends. Students will draft cover letters and resumes, which will be refined over the span of the class, and also discuss with instructors interview strategies and job applications, as well as how to appropriately set rates and find the right work for each graduate’s unique interests.

For more information on Manhattan Edit Workshop's Six Week Intensive Workshop go to: http://www.mewshop.com/six_week_workshop