"Sight, Sound & Story" 2017 Post Production Summit - Promo Video



MEWShop’s one-day summit returns to New York on June 10, 2017 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Panels include the art and processes of editing documentary film and episodic television, and behind the scenes of cinematic VR. Our closing panel will highlight the career of an award-winning feature film editor with author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen. The summit culminates in a gala reception and networking session for guests, panelists and vendors.

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Schedule:

10:00am - 11:30am - Anatomy of a Scene: Deconstructing Documentary Films
Moderator: Garret Savage (My Perestroika, Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship)
Speakers: Amy Foote (The Work, Mavis!, A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt), Maya Mumma (O.J.: Made in America, Restrepo), & Sam Pollard (Four Little Girls, When The Levees Broke)

11:45am - 1:15pm - Cinematic 360/VR Panel: 360 Degrees of Storytelling
Moderator: Ross Shain, Chief Marketing Officer at Boris FX & Imagineer Systems
Speakers: Joergen Geerds (CEO and Creative Director at Koncept VR), Graham Roberts (Senior Editor at The New York Times), and Julina Tatlock (Co-founder 30 Ninjas)

2:00pm - 3:45pm - TV is the New Black: Television's Cinematic Revolution
Moderator: Michael Berenbaum, ACE (The Americans, Sex and the City, Marco Polo)
Speakers: Kabir Akhtar, ACE (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Arrested Development, New Girl), Suzy Elmiger, ACE (Mozart in the Jungle, Master of None, Casual), and Julius Ramsay (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, Outcast)

4:00pm - 6:00pm - "Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen": A Conversation with Dylan Tichenor, ACE
Moderator: Bobbie O'Steen ("Cut to the Chase," "The Invisible Cut")
Speaker: Dylan Tichenor, ACE (There Will Be Blood, Brokeback Mountain, Boogie Nights, The Town


 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Networking Party & Tech Lounge sponsored by American Cinema Editors

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.sightsoundandstory.com

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March Edit Madness Continue with ROUND TWO!!!! Voting Starts Today!



Each March, college basketball dominates the month with the insanity of the "March Madness" tournament. This year Manhattan Edit Workshop has picked the top 32 edited narrative feature film scenes to face off for "March Edit Madness"!  The best edited scene's continue to do battle in ROUND TWO each day on Manhattan Edit Workshop's facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ManhattanEditWorkshop), where the public will have 24 hours to vote on selected scenes moving on to the next round. 

Below are the matchups!

ROUND TWO
March 23, 2017
EAST
1. Baptism scene in "The Godfather" vs. 4. Splitscreen scene in "Requiem for a Dream"  VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/bzzfkc
WINNER:

WEST
1. Pool scene in "The Graduate" vs. 5. Phone booth attack scene in "The Birds" VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/lhtbvy
WINNER:

March 24, 2017
NORTH
1. Subway scene in The French Connection" vs. 4. 'How am I funny?' scene in "Goodfellas" VOTE HERE:  https://poll.fbapp.io/aryyos
WINNER:

SOUTH
1. Opening sequence in "Saving Private Ryan" vs. 4. Opening scene in "Inglorious Basterds" VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/geahip
WINNER: 

March 27, 2017
EAST
2. Odessa Steps from "Battleship Potemkin" vs. 6. Opening sequence in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"  VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/zkmhdj
WINNER: 

WEST
3. Crosscutting raid scene in "Silence of the Lambs" vs.7.Facesmash scene in "The Social Network" VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/dbuqav
WINNER: 

March 28, 2017
NORTH
2. Martin Sheen mirror scene in "Apocalypse Now" vs. 3. Shower scene in "Pyscho" VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/mluyhf
WINNER: 

SOUTH
2. Fight scene in "Raging Bull" vs. 6. Final car chase in "Mad Max: Fury Road" VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/kqekzu
WINNER: 

ROUND THREE
March 29, 2017 -March 30, 2017

ROUND FOUR (THE FINAL FOUR!!)
March 31, 2017

FINALS
April 3, 2017

*Classes will be schedule permitting.

VIDEO: Michael Berenbaum, ACE on Incorporating a Pre-recorded Music Track into ...





Manhattan Edit Workshop presents: Sight, Sound & Story - Michael Berenbaum, ACE on "The Americans." From Sight, Sound & Story - June 14th, 2014.

Michael Berenbaum, ACE, has been editing feature films and television in New York for over twenty years. He has worked with such directors as Joel and Ethan Coen, John Turturro, Al Pacino, Julian Schnabel, and Martin Scorsese. His television work includes "Sex and the City," for which he won two ACE awards, the pilot for "Desperate Housewives," for which he won an Emmy, "ED", "The Wire," "The Comeback", and "Love Monkey." His latest films include "Hollywoodland," starring Adrian Brody & Diane Lane, both "Sex and the City" features, "What to Expect When Expecting" starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Rock, and the FX series "The Americans", starring Kari Russell and Matthew Rhys.

"The Americans" is an American television period drama series created and produced by former CIA officer Joe Weisberg. The series premiered in the United States on January 30, 2013, on the cable network FX and completed its second season on May 21, 2014.

Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys), two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple living in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. with their unsuspecting children (Holly Taylor and Keidrich Sellati) and their neighbor, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI counterintelligence agent.

The series focuses on the personal and professional lives of the Jennings', sometimes incorporating real-life events into the narrative. The show's creator has described the series as being ultimately about a marriage

March Edit Madness! Crosscutting raid scene in "Silence of the Lambs" vs. Sex/lounge scene in "Out of Sight" - VOTE NOW!

VOTE NOW for March Edit Madness!!  VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/gblxbf



Round 1 - West Bracket - 3. Crosscutting raid scene in "Silence of the Lambs"  vs. 6. Sex/lounge scene in "Out of Sight"

Up next we have two cross-cutting the scenes; the first in the Raid sequence from Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of the Lambs," and the second is the Lounge scene from Steven Soderbergh's "Out of Sight." "The Silence of the Lambs" was edited by Craig McKay, ACE, and won an Academy award for Best Picture. Anne Coates, ACE received an Oscar nomination for her work on "Out of Sight."

For full information on #MarchEditMadness go to http://bit.ly/2nrPzcI.  Keep voting each day as we get through the best 32 scenes for a showdown on April 3rd!


MORE MARCH EDIT MADNESS!! Ambush in "Bonnie & Clyde" vs. Facesmash scene in "The Social Network" - VOTE NOW!

VOTE NOW for March Edit Madness!!  VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/zthani




Round 1 - West Bracket - 2. Ambush in "Bonnie & Clyde" vs. 7. Facesmash scene in "The Social Network"

In this matchup we have the frenetic Facesmash sequence from David Fincher's "The Social Network" up against the finale of Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde." Kirk Baxter, ACE and Angus Wall, ACE won the Academy Award for editing "The Social Network," and the film itself was nominated for Best Picture. "Bonnie and Clyde" was cut by the legendary Dede Allen, ACE.
 
For full information on #MarchEditMadness go to http://bit.ly/2nrPzcI.  Keep voting each day as we get through the best 32 scenes for a showdown on April 3rd!

MARCH EDIT MADNESS CONTINUES...Match scene in "Lawrence of Arabia" vs. Opening sequence in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" - VOTE NOW!

VOTE NOW for March Edit Madness!!  VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/vbmymc



Round 1 - East Bracket - 3. Match scene in "Lawrence of Arabia" vs. 6. Opening sequence in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

This matchup features the infamous Match Cut from David Lean's "Lawrence of Arabia" against the iconic opening sequence of Steven Spielberg's "Raiders of the Lost Ark." "Lawrence of Arabia" won Best Picture and Anne Coates, ACE won Best Editing for her work on the film. Michael Kahn, ACE also won Best Editing for his work on "Raider of the Lost Ark."

For full information on #MarchEditMadness go to http://bit.ly/2nrPzcI.  Keep voting each day as we get through the best 32 scenes for a showdown on April 3rd!

March Edit Madness! Odessa Steps from "Battleship Potemkin" vs. The final Duel in "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" - VOTE NOW!

VOTE NOW for March Edit Madness!!  VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/msabpw



Round 1 - East Bracket  - 2. Odessa Steps from "Battleship Potemkin" vs. 7. The final Duel in "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly"

Here we have the climactic final duel from Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" up against the timeless Odessa Steps sequence from Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin." "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" was edited by Eugenio Alabiso and Nino Baragli, and "Battleship Potemkin" was edited by Sergei Eisenstein himself.
For full information on #MarchEditMadness go to http://bit.ly/2nrPzcI.  Keep voting each day as we get through the best 32 scenes for a showdown on April 3rd!

March Edit Madness - Fight scene in "Raging Bull" vs Crop dusting scene in "North by Northwest" - VOTE NOW!

VOTE NOW for March Edit Madness!!  VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/ngcxft



Round 1 - South Bracket
2. Fight scene in "Raging Bull" vs  7. Crop dusting scene in "North by Northwest"

This matchup has the Crop Dusting scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" against the Sugar Ray Robinson fight from Martin Scorsese's "Raging Bull." George Tomasini, ACE was nominated for Best Editing for his work on "North by Northwest," and Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE won Best Editing for her work on "Raging Bull".

For full information on #MarchEditMadness go to http://bit.ly/2nrPzcI.  Keep voting each day as we get through the best 32 scenes for a showdown on April 3rd!

March Edit Madness - Opening to "All That Jazz" vs. Final car chase in "Mad Max: Fury Road" - VOTE NOW!

VOTE NOW for March Edit Madness!!  VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/qvnpfn



Round 1 - South Bracket - 3. Opening to "All That Jazz" vs. 6. Final car chase in "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Our next matchup features the musical opening to Bob Fosse's "All That Jazz" against the nail-biting final Car Chase from George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road." Alan Heim, ACE won Best Editing for his work on "All That Jazz," and Margaret Sixel, ACE also won Best Editing for her work on "Mad Max: Fury Road."
For full information on #MarchEditMadness go to http://bit.ly/2nrPzcI.  Keep voting each day as we get through the best 32 scenes for a showdown on April 3rd!

March Edit Madness - Martin Sheen mirror scene in "Apocalypse Now" vs Chariot race in "Ben-Hur" - VOTE NOW!

VOTE NOW for March Edit Madness!!  VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/dgjrhq



Round 1 - North Bracket - 2. Martin Sheen mirror scene in "Apocalypse Now" vs 7. Chariot race in "Ben-Hur"

This matchup features the epic Chariot Race from William Wyler's "Ben-Hur" against the dramatic opening to Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now." "Ben-Hur" won Best Picture as well as Best Editing by Ralph E. Winters, ACE and John D. Dunning, ACERichard Marks, ACE, Walter Murch, ACE,  Gerald B. Greenberg, ACE and Lisa Fruchtman, ACE were all nominated for their work on "Apocalypse Now." 

For full information on #MarchEditMadness go to http://bit.ly/2nrPzcI.  Keep voting each day as we get through the best 32 scenes for a showdown on April 3rd!

March Edit Madness - Shower scene in "Pyscho" vs. Opening scene in "The Manchurian Candidate" VOTE NOW!

VOTE NOW for March Edit Madness!!  VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/ububhl


Round 1 - North Bracket - 3. Shower scene in "Pyscho" vs. 6. Opening scene in "The Manchurian Candidate"
Here we have the infamous Shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" up against the opening scene of John Frankenheimer's "The Manchurian Candidate." "Psycho" was edited by George Tomasini, ACE, and Ferris Webster, ACE was nominated for Best Editing for his work on "The Manchurian Candidate."
For full information on #MarchEditMadness go to http://bit.ly/2nrPzcI.  Keep voting each day as we get through the best 32 scenes for a showdown on April 3rd!
#MarchEditMadness #Mewshop # #MEWShop #ACE #FerrisWebster #GeorgeTomasini #marchmadness #AlfredHitchcock #Pyscho #TheManchurianCandidate 

March Edit Madness Competition Starts March 16th! - ENTER TO WIN- VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITES

March Edit Madness Competition Starts March 16th! 
Enter to win by picking the correct brackets. Vote on your favorite edited scenes of all-time.


Each March, college basketball dominates the month with the insanity of the "March Madness" tournament. This year Manhattan Edit Workshop has picked the top 32 edited narrative feature film scenes to face off for "March Edit Madness"!  Scene's will start facing off beginning Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12PM on Manhattan Edit Workshop's facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ManhattanEditWorkshop), where the public will have 24 hours to vote on selected scenes moving on to the next round. Followers can also can try their hand picking their brackets and submitting it back to Manhattan Edit Workshop by Friday, March 17, 2017 at noon for a chance to win prizes.

#MARCHEDITMADNESS
March Edit Madness Contest Rules & Prizes

First place will be a Premiere Pro 101: An Introduction to Premiere Pro workshop or MC 101: Media Composer Fundamentals I workshop at Manhattan Edit Workshop in Manhattan.*

Second through Fifth places will be a two tickets to "Sight, Sound & Story" Post Production Summit on June 10th! See more information here: http://www.sightsoundandstory.com/.

Filled out brackets must be submitted to jason@mewshop.com and contestants must have voted rounds one and two via social media.

How we decided who is in the top 32

It wasn't easy and we know we left some out (we have a whole list that didn't make it!) Scenes were decided by a board of judges based on awards, nominations, impact on the art of editing, impact on the entire film, pop culture, and overall recognition. We narrowed it down to only narrative feature films. Hopefully each year will bring new additions or even different genres. This was strictly to celebrate the art and impact of editing and get our community involved. Enjoy and good luck!

SCHEDULE OF MATCHES
ROUND ONE
EAST
March 16, 2017
1. Baptism scene in "The Godfather" vs. 8. Subway fight scene in "The Matrix"  VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/movie-scenes
WINNER: 1. Baptism scene in “The Godfather”

5. The sacrifice of Faramir from "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" vs. 4. Splitscreen scene in "Requiem for a Dream" VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/gaxada
WINNER: 4. Splitscreen scene in “Requiem for a Dream”

March 20, 2017
3. Match scene in "Lawrence of Arabia" vs. 6. Opening sequence in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/vbmymc
WINNER: 6. Opening sequence in "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

7. The final duel in "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" vs. 2. Odessa Steps from "Battleship Potemkin" VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/msabpw
WINNER: 2. Odessa Steps from "Battleship Potemkin" 

NORTH
March 17, 2017
1. Subway scene in The French Connection" vs. 8. Opening of "A Hard Days Night"
WINNER: 1. Subway scene in The French Connection”

5. 'My sister, my daughter' from "Chinatown" vs. 4. 'How am I funny?' scene in "Goodfellas"
WINNER: 4. ‘How am I funny?’ scene in “Goodfellas”

March 21, 2017
3. Shower scene in "Pyscho" vs 6. Opening scene in "The Manchurian Candidate"
WINNER: 3. Shower scene in "Pyscho"

7. Chariot race in "Ben-Hur" vs 2. Martin Sheen mirror scene in "Apocalypse Now"
WINNER: 2. Martin Sheen mirror scene in "Apocalypse Now"

WEST
March 16, 2017
1. Pool scene in "The Graduate" vs. 8. Opening massacre in "The Wild Bunch" VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/obywgz
WINNER: 1. Pool scene in “The Graduate”

5. Phone booth attack scene in "The Birds" vs. 4. Gorilla to spaceship scene "2001: A Space Odyssey" VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/gzvffa
WINNER: 5. Phone booth attack scene in “The Birds”

March 20, 2017  
3. Crosscutting raid scene in "Silence of the Lambs" vs. 6. Sex/lounge scene in "Out of Sight" VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/gblxbf
WINNER: 3. Crosscutting raid scene in "Silence of the Lambs"

7. Facesmash scene in "The Social Network" vs. 2. Ambush in "Bonnie & Clyde" VOTE HERE: https://poll.fbapp.io/zthani
WINNER: 7. Facesmash scene in "The Social Network"

SOUTH
March 17, 2017
1. Opening sequence in "Saving Private Ryan" vs. 8. Rosebud scene in "Citizen Kane"
WINNER: 1. Opening sequence in “Saving Private Ryan”

5. Initiation scene in "City of God" vs. 4. Opening scene in "Inglorious Basterds"
WINNER: 4. Opening scene in “Inglorious Basterds”

March 21, 2017
3. Opening to "All That Jazz" vs. 6. Final car chase in "Mad Max: Fury Road"
WINNER: 6. Final car chase in "Mad Max: Fury Road"

7. Crop dusting scene in "North by Northwest" . vs 2. Fight scene in "Raging Bull"
WINNER: 2. Fight scene in "Raging Bull"

ROUND TWO
March 23, 2017
EAST
1. Baptism scene in "The Godfather" vs. 4. Splitscreen scene in "Requiem for a Dream"  VOTE HERE:
WINNER:

WEST
1. Pool scene in "The Graduate" vs. 5. Phone booth attack scene in "The Birds" VOTE HERE:
WINNER:

March 24, 2017
NORTH
1. Subway scene in The French Connection" vs. 4. 'How am I funny?' scene in "Goodfellas" VOTE HERE:
WINNER:

SOUTH
1. Opening sequence in "Saving Private Ryan" vs. 4. Opening scene in "Inglorious Basterds" VOTE HERE:
WINNER: 

March 27, 2017
EAST
2. Odessa Steps from "Battleship Potemkin" vs. 6. Opening sequence in "Raiders of the Lost Ark  VOTE HERE:
WINNER: 

WEST
3. Crosscutting raid scene in "Silence of the Lambs" vs.7.Facesmash scene in "The Social Network" VOTE HERE:
WINNER: 

March 28, 2017
NORTH
2. Martin Sheen mirror scene in "Apocalypse Now" vs. 3. Shower scene in "Pyscho" VOTE HERE:
WINNER: 

SOUTH
2. Fight scene in "Raging Bull" vs. 6. Final car chase in "Mad Max: Fury Road" VOTE HERE:
WINNER: 

ROUND THREE
March 29, 2017 -March 30, 2017

ROUND FOUR (THE FINAL FOUR!!)
March 31, 2017

FINALS
April 3, 2017
*Classes will be schedule permitting.