EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS SEPTEMBER 29th FOR "Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography"



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
Schedule:
4:00pm - Check-in
4:30pm - 5:30pm - "Thinking in Pictures - Perspectives, Composition, Lighting and Mood in Documentary Filmmaking"
Moderator: TBD
Speakers: TBD

5:45pm - 6:45pm - "The Golden Age of Television: Bringing the Look of Cinema to the Small Screen"
Moderator: TBD
Speakers: TBD

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

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

Register HERE by September 29th for early bird pricing! 

Graham Roberts on "The Contenders," a 360°/Virual Reality look at the 2016 Presidential Race


Graham Roberts on a 360° look at the presidential race. Recorded at "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 10, 2017. Graham Roberts is a 5-time Emmy Award nominated Senior Editor at The New York Times, focusing on innovation in visual journalism. ​ He leads a team that explores new approaches in video, motion graphics, virtual/augmented reality, and immersive visual storytelling. ​ He has received recognition for this work from a number of award-giving bodies, including the Society of News Design, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards, the Edward R. Murrow Awards and the Pulitzer Awards. Graham teaches motion graphics at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and speaks internationally at schools and conferences. "The Contenders": Arenas, auditoriums, restaurants, banquet halls. These are the unexceptional settings of an exceptionally American endeavor: running for president. In these communal spaces, average people have the chance to share a few words with the next Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The next president just might be the man (or woman) sidling up to you in your booth at the diner or trying to shake your hand. Campaign events are a perfect fit for virtual reality because they can seem so unreal themselves.
About our sponsor: There’s nothing we love more than being surrounded by amazing videos. And now, we mean it literally: we’re insanely thrilled to announce that Vimeo 360 is here. Now you can upload 360 videos in stunning high quality, dig into 360 Video School lessons, find inspiration on our curated 360 channel, and oh so much more. We want all creators to feel empowered, start experimenting with new 360 techniques, and begin sharing insights. The more we can delve into your wondrous videos, the more we can all find inspiration, and usher in the new standard for incredible storytelling. Go to https://join.vimeo.com/360/ for more information.

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Julina Tatlock talks about the Conan 360 Experience Featuring the Cast of "Suicide Squad"


Julina Tatlock on the Conan 360 experience featuring the cast of "Suicide Squad." Recorded at "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 10, 2017. 

 Julina Tatlock founded 30 Ninjas with Doug Liman in 2008. She is Executive Producer and a Director of the six-part VR mini-series, "Invisible." ​ Tatlock’s awards and nominations include: Two Shorty Awards, three Emmy Nominations (2 Outstanding Original Interactive Programming and Outstanding Work in Long Form Investigative Journalism), one SXSW Nomination (Best Interactive Film/TV Campaign), one TV of Tomorrow Award (Most Most Significant Content Offering), winner of Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary, both the Grand Prize and Best Mixed Media Award at the World Internet Animation Festival, and was nominated for Best Animation Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Prior to founding 30 Ninjas, Tatlock spent 15 years in television working at Martha Stewart Living and Oxygen Media. Conan 360 was created using a completely custom tech and combined with a precision workflow. 30 Ninjas used proprietary technology to deliver a color-graded, denoised, graphics-burned in 360 feed simultaneously to cable television, VR Headset and web, at a latency of less than 1 second and with zero dropped frames across all cameras in 5 days of continuous streaming.   In addition, we also delivered highlight videos within an hour after wrap nightly. 

About our sponsor: There’s nothing we love more than being surrounded by amazing videos. And now, we mean it literally: we’re insanely thrilled to announce that Vimeo 360 is here. Now you can upload 360 videos in stunning high quality, dig into 360 Video School lessons, find inspiration on our curated 360 channel, and oh so much more. We want all creators to feel empowered, start experimenting with new 360 techniques, and begin sharing insights. The more we can delve into your wondrous videos, the more we can all find inspiration, and usher in the new standard for incredible storytelling. Go to https://join.vimeo.com/360/ for more information.

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"Show Me A Hero" Editor Jo Francis, ACE Joins our June/ July 2017 Six Week Intensive Workshop


MEWShop is proud to welcome editor Jo Francis, ACE as our Artist in Residence for our June/July 2017 Six Week Intensive Art of Editing Workshop.
Jo Francis has long career as both a feature film and television editor.  Her longstanding relationship with director Paul Haggis started with the television show The Black Donnellys, and has continued on with the feature films The Next Three DaysIn the Valley of Elah, Third Person, and the television show Crash.  They also collaborated on HBO's acclaimed mini-series Show Me Hero starring Oscar Issac.  Her other work includes Netflix's Daredevil, Starz's Power and Counterpart, and TNT's Animal Kingdom
For more information on our Six Week Intensive or for registration information please go to http://mewshop.com/six_week_workshop/overview/

ICA DaVinci Resolve Workshops Return to MEWShop!



Manhattan Edit Workhsop has just announced new dates for our DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood’s blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 14 was announced at NAB this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing features among many other upgrades.

ICA 101: An Introduction to Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve

A great introduction to Resolve 14 software, this class is ideal for first time users with little to no Resolve or colorist experience. This class mixes the operational side of Resolve with some practical real world training on workflows, basic color theory, grading approaches and techniques. Among many other topics, students will learn:
A complete demo of the system, looking at every area of the new software and how it works with the control surface
Basic color theory, looking at the waveform, vectorscope and histogram as well as how different colors interact with increased saturation/contrast; why some colors complement each other more than others
Using the pan, tilt, zoom and rotate controls to explore how far you can zoom in on a film or digital image; Keyframing in the timeline and auto tracking
Resolve workflows including Film, Red, Canon, Arri Alexa, Sony F3 and other digital files
How to create looks and styles within Resolve to get a project started, including orange and teal, cross process, bleach bypass, Schindler’s red coat, duotones and day for night

Monday, July 29 – Wednesday, August 1, from 10am – 5pm
Cost: $1,495


ICA 201: Advanced Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve

This two-day 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.
What You Will Learn in ICA 201:
  • Start with dailies. Grade a look for editing from the RAW camera files
  • Making a LUT, exporting LUTs and Looks
  • Render ProRes or DNxHD for offline editing, H264 for the web
  • Export and XML/AAF from FCP/Premiere. How to roundtrip successfully
  • Conform the ProRes in Resolve using the XML, it’s not correct what can we do?
  • V12 editing page explained
  • Bring in audio .wav then compare the conform with the offline reference movie
  • Swap to the RAW camera files
  • “Conform v Bake”, what are the pros and cons of each workflow?
  • Where do we start the grade?
  • Primary grading. 3 way color corrector, Curves and LOG grading
  • Look creation. How to preview a look through the whole timeline using the split screen mode
  • Plugin FXs, is this for the Colorist?
  • Advanced secondary grading, keying, window tracking and animating
  • VFX shots inserted into the timeline
  • Physically add grain and scratches from supplied ICA media
  • Fix audio and Optical flow issues
  • Using the new RGB node 
  • External mattes, how do they help us?
  • Finish Render out to 709/DCP

Thursday, August 3 – Friday, August 4, from 10am – 5pm
Cost: $1,095


Remembering Film Editor Larry Silk, ACE















Our thoughts go out to the family & friends of Larry Silk, ACE. He’ll be remembered for his incredible kindness and devotion to craft. Some of the stories we were lucky enough to hear while he was Artist in Residence will stick with us forever. 


Read more here: https://medium.com/@MEWShop/remembering-film-editor-larry-silk-ace-875850b7aade

"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.