"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.

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!
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