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Call for 2015 Karen Schmeer Fellowship is Open!

The Open Call for submissions for our 2015 Fellowship begins today! The online application must be completed by September 30, 2014. There is no fee to apply.

2015 will mark the fifth year of honoring the memory of our friend and gifted editor Karen Schmeer. Inspired by Karen's generous nature, the Fellowship assists emerging documentary editors by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. We work with American Cinema Editors (ACE), Manhattan Edit Workshop, SXSW and many other valuable partners to offer a wide array of opportunities for promising editors.
Karen Schmeer
If you are an emerging documentary film editor who has cut between one and three films with at least one of those being a documentary, please take a look at our FAQ to see all of our eligibility rules.

If you know an editor or editors who would benefit from this opportunity, please send them to our website.

Our 2014 Fellow, Colin Nusbaum, has already had a busy year. He's worked on Andrea Scott's documentary, Florence, Arizona, cut a fundraising trailer for director Rebecca Haimowitz, and is currently editing a short film about photographer Phillip Toledano for director Josh Seftel. A few weeks ago he attended the Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab as an assistant editor fellow. The feature documentary he completed last year, "Tough Love," has been playing at festivals across the country. His Fellowship benefits have brought him to the SXSW Film Festival, IFFBoston, Manhattan Edit Workshop's "Sight, Sound & Story" seminar, and he took an Avid class at MEWshop. He's been working with his mentors Jonathan Oppenheim, David Teague and Jean Tsien, A.C.E. and is working with POV on an ongoing series of posts about the "under-appreciated process and craft of documentary editors." We're excited to see what the rest of the year brings for Colin.

Past recipients were Jim Hession (Rich Hill, Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present), Lindsay Utz (In CountryBully), and Erin Casper (American Promise, Our School).

Good luck to our 2015 applicants and thank you to all of our supporters.
2014 Fellow Colin Nusbaum (photo by Tayna Braganti)
KSFEF BOARD MEMBERS
Robin Hessman
Ann Kim
Ellie Lee
Garret Savage, Board President
Rachel Shuman
OUR AIM
The yearlong Fellowship is designed to foster the development of an emerging documentary film editor by creating opportunities for him or her to grow creatively and expand his or her professional community. The experience includes mentorship; passes to SXSW, IFFBoston, Stranger than Fiction, DOC NYC, ACE EditFest, Rooftop Films, and MEWshop's Sight, Sound and Story summit; travel, accommodations, and per diem to two of those events; a MEWshop editing class, a $1000 Rooftop Films equipment rental credit; a $1000 cash award; "Special" membership in ACE (includes a subscription to Cinema Editor magazine); a $250 Powell's Books gift certificate; a portrait session with Tanya Braganti Photography; and a DVD collection of all 13 of Karen’s films.
OUR PARTNERS
Thanks as always to our fantastic partners: American Cinema Editors (ACE), Manhattan Edit WorkshopSXSWIFFBostonRooftop FilmsStranger Than FictionDOC NYC, and new (officially) this year: Tanya Braganti Photography. We also want to say thank you again to all of the producers and directors of Karen's films who have donated DVDs for the complete collection of her films for past, present and future fellows.
IFFBOSTON'S KAREN SCHMEER AWARD
FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY EDITING
In addition to all the benefits we offer the Fellow, we also fund a $500 cash award for the winner of IFFBoston's annual Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing. The 2014 winners are Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel for Print the Legend.

Workshop for Avid Assistant Editors Returns on July 31st! Early Bird Price of $499 Ends July 19th!



Workshop for Avid Assistant Editors Returns! Early Bird Price of $499 Ends July 19th!


The job of the assistant editor has never been so tough. Assistants are expected to handle a dizzying array of tasks including how to ingest a myriad range of file formats and codecs, Sync and group multiple cameras, prep for export and on-line and of course, organize, organize, organize. Assistants are often expected to know everything from “why did my computer crash” to “why can’t I AMA link my 5D footage” to “where are my are keys?!”.

This workshop will teach you the skills to get you well on your way to becoming an Avid Assistant Editor.  We will cover topics from how to create a project to ingesting file based media such as XDCAM EX and Canon 5D footage to prepping for on-line and creating an AAF export.

The class will cover the following topics:


  • Creating Projects and Profiles
  • Organizational Techniques
  • Introduction to Avid User Interface
  • File Base Ingest
  • Import and AMA
  • Capturing Tape
  • Syncing
  • Group and Multigroup
  • Consolidating
  • Transcoding
  • Decomposing
  • Relinking
  • Multicamera Editing
  • Audio Passes
  • Outputs
  • Exporting Quicktimes
  • Exporting AAF/OMF Files
  • Outputting to Tape
  • Prep for Online


The class is designed for the budding assistant editor or producer.  You should have some knowledge of avid but be new to editing and assistant editing. The workshop will also be useful to the producer who needs to know how to get started with Avid Media Composer.

Course Cost: $599 
When: July 31, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Time: 10am - 6pm
Early Bird: $499 (early bird ends July 19th)



Cost: 499

Assimilate Inc's Steve Bannerman is interviewed by Josh Apter at NABShow 2014



Assimilate Inc's Steve Bannerman is interviewed by Manhattan Edit Workshop's Josh Apter at NABShow 2014 from the Aotg.com booth. They discuss Scratch and Scratch Labs, 4K workflows, Stereo 3D, turnkey systems, and so much more!

Dreamsync's Jon Acosta interviewed by MEW's Josh Apter at the AOTG Booth at NABShow 2014



Jon Acosta talks about Dreamsync and how it works, what it costs and more! A new feature for Dreamsync will allow to add subtitles and close captioning and he announces it only at the Aotg.com booth! 

NEW DATES FOR DAVINCI RESOLVE CLASSES!!



Our Popular ICA Classes Return featuring Resolve V11! MEWShop offers ICA 101, ICA 201, and Warren's Looks starting July 28th!  Click here for more information!

MEWShop's Josh Apter talks with Shutterstock about their 4K Collection



Josh Apter from Manhattan Edit Workshop, interviews Ben Pfeifer & Derick Rhodes from Shutterstock about their product and what they have planned for NABShow 2014. They also announce their 4K collection, setting the stage for the 4K revolution.


Editor Michael Berenbaum, A.C.E., editor of The Americans will be speaking at our event Sight, Sound & Story 2014!  Some of Michael's other work includes Sex and the City I & II, The Wire, Before Night Falls, Nurse Jackie and What to Expect When Expecting.  For more information go to www.SightSoundandStory.com.

Manhattan Edit Workshop Tutorial: Canon 5D Mark III Essentials: Shooting Movies



Pete and Josh discuss Shooting Movies on the Canon 5D Mark III.

From Manhattan Edit Workshop's series: Canon 5D Mark III Essentials.

Please visit www.mewshop.com for classes and training information.

Sight, Sound & Story 2013: Jerry Greenberg, A.C.E. Remembers his first Editing Gig




Editor Jerry Greenberg, A.C.E. fondly looks back on his first assistant editing gig during the Legends of the 70's panel at Inside the Cutting Room: Sight, Sound & Story on June 8th, 2013. This event was produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop.

Panelists (from left to right): Bill Pankow, A.C.E., Jerry Greenberg, A.C.E., Susan Morse, A.C.E., Alan Heim, A.C.E.
Moderator: Bobbie O'Steen

www.sightsoundandstory.com

Editor Gary Levy from "Nurse Jackie" Joins "Sight, Sound & Story" 2014 Lineup!


Editor Gary Levy, editor of Nurse Jackie will be speaking at our event Sight, Sound & Story 2014!  Some of Gary's other work includes Royal Pains, The Office, and The Unusuals . For more information go to www.SightSoundandStory.com. 

Manhattan Edit Workshop Tutorial: Canon 5D Mark III Essentials: Shooting Modes



Pete and Josh discuss the various Shooting Modes featured on the Canon 5D Mark III. 

From Manhattan Edit Workshop's series: Canon 5D Mark III Essentials.

Please visit www.mewshop.com for classes and training information.

Sight, Sound & Story 2013: Susan Morse, A.C.E. talks about Dede Allen, A.C.E.



Editor Susan Morse, A.C.E. recounts a story that foreshadows her brilliant contributions to the world of filmmaking, during the Legends of the 70's panel at Inside the Cutting Room: Sight, Sound & Story on June 8th, 2013. This event was produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop.

Panelists (from left to right): Bill Pankow, A.C.E., Jerry Greenberg, A.C.E., Susan Morse, A.C.E., Alan Heim, A.C.E.
Moderator: Bobbie O'Steen

www.sightsoundandstory.com

Manhattan Edit Workshop Tutorial: Canon 5D Mark III Essentials: Quick Start Guide



Pete and Josh give a Quick Start Guide for the Canon 5D Mark III.

From Manhattan Edit Workshop's series: Canon 5D Mark III Essentials.

Please visit www.mewshop.com for classes and training information.

Manhattan Edit Workshop Tutorial: Canon 5D Mark III Essentials: Quick Control



Pete and Josh discuss using the Quick Control button on the Canon 5D Mark III.

From Manhattan Edit Workshop's series: Canon 5D Mark III Essentials.

Please visit www.mewshop.com for classes and training information.

Sight, Sound & Story 2013: Bill Pankow, A.C.E. discusses working with Jerry Greenberg, A.C.E.



Editor Bill Pankow, A.C.E. expresses his amazement with the opportunity to work as Jerry Greenberg, A.C.E.'s assistant (Note: Jerry is sitting directly next to him.) From the June 8th event Inside the Cutting Room: Sight, Sound & Story produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop.

Panelists (from left to right): Bill Pankow, A.C.E., Jerry Greenberg, A.C.E., Susan Morse, A.C.E., Alan Heim, A.C.E.
Moderator: Bobbie O'Steen