Be Film, The Underground Film Festival

Started last night! And Josh and I were there! (Yummy food and great shorts)
Here's a mini sneak peak of what we saw last night.
"You're Outa Here"
a feisty Animation piece.
Enjoy.

If you are interested in attending any of their screenings please check Be Film for dates and times. Tickets to each screening are $10 and the Festival goes all week long.

Avid 101/110 Course still open for May 25th!

Here's a quick run down of what you'll learn if you take the Avid 101/110 course on May 25th at Manhattan Edit Workshop...

Basic Editing, Fine-Tuning, Customizing Your Workspace, Saving Your Work, Editing Dialog, Subclipping and Storyboarding, Timeline Editing, Working with Audio, Capturing Media, Preparing Your Bin for Editing, Creating Titles with Avid Marquee, Media Management, AVX Plug-in Effects, Vertical Effects, Motion Effects, The Color Effect, Nesting Effects, Introduction to the 3D Warp Effect, Working with Shapes, and Additional 3D Warp Parameters.

This course is $2,200.

If you are interested please register at www.mewshop.com or call us at 212-414-9570.
Questions and tours of our facility are always welcome!

Biking for Obama

Here's a News Media Montage created by our own Jason Banke for Ryan Bowen's "Biking For Obama."
Enjoy!

You can see more of his work at JB Visual Media

Certification Sunday on June 14th



Mewshop’s Certification Sunday is a half-day review and exam session for Final Cut Pro users who wish to be recognized by Apple and the industry as Apple-Certified Pros.

The course includes in-depth application review with an Apple-Certified Trainer, and the Apple-Certified Final Cut Pro Level 1 End User Exam (an online, 70-question, multiple-choice test.)

Pass the Level-One Certification Exam and differentiate yourself to employers and colleagues as a highly skilled FCP user, receive a certificate from Apple distinguishing you as an Apple-Certified Pro, and have the right to use the Apple-Certified Pro logo on your own promotional materials.

Certification Sunday is presented in conjunction with
EditFest NY - unique educational and networking event that brings the most sought-after editors straight from the cutting room directly to the audience. Presented on June 12th - June 13th by American Cinema Editors (ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop), EditFest NY will deliver vital insight into the role and process of the editor as a critical part of any creative team.

Who Should Attend?
This session is designed for Final Cut Pro users who wish to take the Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Level 1 End User Exam independent of a longer course.

The course cost is $249.

Prerequisites
FCP 101, FCP 100 or FCP 200.
Experienced Final Cut Pro users who have worked with all aspects of Final Cut Pro are also eligible to take the exam.

Details about the Art of Documentary

This will be a one of a kind class! Not only will Josh be discussing the art of documentary film-making but, you'll be workshopping new footage - Biking for Obama's Ryan Bowen. Check him out at www.bikingforobama.com

We will be hearing from additional special guests as well. Former six-week instructor Thomas Dexter will be examining sequences from a documentary he's editing about south african folk singer Syd Kitchen. And "Heart of Stone" editor Anand Kamalakar and director Beth Toni Kruvant will be in attendance. "Heart of Stone" won the Audience Award at the Slamdance Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival and Best Documentary Feature at Cinequest Film Festival.

Art of Documentary

Starts April 20th.
We know you wanted this class and now it's here.
Don't let it pass you by.
Make that good story great only at MEWShop.
Register Here

Be Film Underground

April 28 - May 2, 2009
Opening and Closing Nights @ The Dolby Screening Room
Daily Screenings @ The Disney Screening Room

We are a sponsor with this independent film event. Check out Be Film for more details if you are interested! We think you will all love this!

Art of Documentary- It's coming!


Heart of Stone: An 85-minute documentary by Beth Toni Kruvant, 2008.

This film documents the challenges of an inner city high school and the workings of its devoted principal, ambitious Jewish and African American alumni, students, and even gang members to restore the school’s safety and past glory.

In 2001, Weequahic High School’s new principal Ron Stone created an unconventional conflict resolution program inspiring gang members to graduate and pursue college. Stone, who watched students engage in a mass brawl upon his arrival to the school, was able to forge a truce with the gangs and establish the school as a “non-violence” zone.

Stone partners with the alumni to raise funds for college scholarships and other school activities. At Weequahic High School, where Philip Roth immortalized his Newark, NJ as a turn of the century Camelot, we see an unusual tale where past meets present and adolescents strive to overcome adversity.

The Next Artist In Residence-

Look for more info in May.... We are Excited!

EditFestNY

EditFest NY premieres in Manhattan on June 12th, 2009 - an exciting, unique educational and networking event that brings the most sought after editors straight from the cutting room directly to the audience.

Presented by American Cinema Editors (
ACE) and Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop), EditFest NY will deliver vital insight into the role and process of the editor as a critical part of any creative team.

Over two tightly-programmed days, attendees - including professional editors, production executives, network and studio staff, fledgling assistants and content creators - will participate in sharply planned, targeted panels and extensive Q&A sessions. They’ll listen to, learn from and engage with the most respected, award winning editors of feature films and television. Attendees, VIPs, sponsors and panelists will also mingle at the highly anticipated opening night reception.

Oscar winners. Oscar nominees. Emmy nominees. Emmy winners. Comedy Editors. Box Office mega-hit editors. Dramatic editors. Action editors. They’ll all be at EditFest NY - interacting with an audience of working professionals, motivated students and rising stars who have embraced EditFest NY as a key learning opportunity.

Dates: June 12 – 13, 2009

Location: Directors Guild Theater, Manhattan

Click here to see EditFest NY Panelists and Participants.

For sponsorship opportunities click here.

Friday June 12, 2009:

7pm – 9pm Breaking Into the Editing Business

9pm – ? Opening Night Reception and Party w/ Editing Panel Sponsored by Avid Technology

Saturday June 13, 2009:

10:00am – 11:30am - What’s so Funny: The Art of Cutting Comedy

12:00 – 1:30 – Truth and Fiction: The Documentary Edit

2:30 – 4:00 – Small Screen, Big Picture: Editing Television

4:30 – 6:00pm - From Dailies to Delivery: Feature Editing

ACE is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950 which votes editors into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.

Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop) is an Apple and Avid authorized training facility, dedicated to providing the most up to date education and information for today’s working post production professional.