and don't forget about Summer Camp...

Seth Rodin mentioned us in his Blog

So here's to another Awesome summer at MEWShop!  

Summer Plans??? More Education in your future....

Here's the latest list of what classes we have running this summer.  
Take a peak or two..... We hope you see something to your liking!

  7/6/09 – 7/7/09

Adobe After Effects CS4 Level II: This two-day intermediate class will take you beyond the basics by focusing on industry standard best-practices for creating motion graphics. Building on concepts learned in the level one class, course topics include blending modes, masks and track mattes, working in 3D Space, cameras, lighting in 3D, parenting, nesting  and advanced text animation

Prerequisite: After Effects Level I or equivalent experience. Monday & Tuesday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/6/09 – 7/10/09

Final Cut Pro 200: This five-day workshop highlights the entire feature set of Final Cut Pro. This course is designed for those seeking an in-depth understanding of Final Cut Pro’s technical capabilities.  Students will also have the opportunity to cut a sample narrative project to learn the creative aspects of editing and emulate real-world workflow situations.

Topics include basic set-up, customizing preferences and settings, capturing  video and audio, editing and trimming techniques, ripple, roll, slip and slide tools, audio editing, time re-map, motion titles, clip speed, militia, media management, as well as finishing and title creation using Live Type, and final output.  Apple Pro Certification available for this course. Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $1,700. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/10/09 – 7/12/09

DVD Studio Pro 101: This three-day hands-on course delves into the world of DVD authoring using DVD Studio Pro. In this comprehensive course students learn everything they need to create a professional DVD. This course guides students through every aspect of DVD authoring, from initial storyboarding to burning and replication.

Using compelling media and a real-world production workflow, students learn how to create amazing MPEG 2 video with Compressor as well as how create eye-popping motion menus directly in DVD Studio Pro. Students also “author” a DVD by creating buttons, interactive links, slideshows, playlists and even adding alternate audio stream and camera angles.  Friday - Sunday 10am – 6pm Cost $1,200 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/11/09 – 7/12/09

Avid Media Composer 101: This is a two-day weekend course that introduces the concepts of nonlinear editing and includes all basic features of the Avid Media Composer system for Macintosh. Session time is divided between demonstration and hands-on practice, with ample time for experimentation with sample SD and HD material.  Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $1000 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/13/09 – 7/14/09

Adobe Illustrator CS4 Level I:  This software is an essential art design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the Web, and in any other medium.

This two-day course provides a thorough overview of the interface, the tools, the features, tricks and tips for using Illustrator CS4. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice. Monday & Tuesday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/13/09 – 7/17//09

Avid Media Composer 101/110: This five-day intensive course incorporates the vital elements of Avid Media Composer’s core 101 and 110 classes to provide an in-depth understanding of Media Composer’s entire feature set. Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $2,200 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/18/09 – 7/19/09

Final Cut Pro 250: This two-day hands-on course introduces students to the primary feature set and interface of Final Cut Pro. Using Avid editing terminology and references as stepping-stones, this course translates a student’s existing editing talents to the FCP skill set. In this course students learn Final Cut Pro editing operations - capturing, sound editing, creating bins and sequences, as well as Final Cut Pro’s extensive effects package, real time color correcting and numerous tips and keyboard shortcuts for everything in between.
 Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $1,200 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/18/09 – 7/19/09

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Level I: Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard application for professional image manipulation. This two-day introductory class will get you up-to-speed quickly. This course starts with an overview of the workspace and tools, and moves onto project planning and workflow, basic photo correction, photo retouching and restoration, working with layers  and masking techniques and channels.  Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/18/09 – 7/19/09

Avid Media Composer 110:  This two-day course introduces basic effects and is a prerequisite for the 305 Advanced Avid Media Composer Effects course. Topics include: creating multilayered effects, key framing effects, creating effect templates, mixing HD and SD clips in an effect composite, using AVX plug-in effects, creating motion effects and time warps, using the 3D Effects option, and nesting layers. Class time is divided between demonstration and hands-on-practice. This course is also appropriate for Avid Symphony users. Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $1000. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/20/09 – 7/21/09

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Level I: Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard application for professional image manipulation. This two-day introductory class will get you up-to-speed quickly. This course starts with an overview of the workspace and tools, and moves onto project planning and workflow, basic photo correction, photo retouching and restoration, working with layers  and masking techniques and channels. Monday & Tuesday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/24/09 – 7/26/09

Color 101: This three-day hands-on course will familiarize students with Apple's masterful new color grading and finishing software. Start with the basics of color balancing and correction, and move on to the fine points of secondary grading, including scene matching, using vignettes to isolate and track regions, creating advanced color effects and "looks," skin tone adjustments, adjusting the composition and framing of a shot, and much more.

This course is designed for existing Final Cut Pro users who want to learn more about the color correction and grading capabilities of Color.  Friday - Sunday 10am – 6pm Cost $1,200 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/25/09

A Filmmaker’s Guide to Motion - Masterclass: This one day, intensive, hands-on workshop will take you from learning Motion's overall workflow (as both a stand alone application and as part of Final Cut Studio), to tackling real-world projects using built-in and third-party solutions. Class subjects include: understanding 3D (cameras, lights, etc.), basic keying techniques, roundtripping in Final Cut Studio, working with filters, and keyframes & behaviors. This workshop is geared towards existing Final Cut Studio users who are looking to use Motion as a more integrated part of their overall projects.  Each student gets their own workstation. Saturday 10am – 5pm, Cost: $199. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/25/09 – 7/26/09

Adobe Illustrator CS4 Level I:  This software is an essential art design tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the Web, and in any other medium.

This two-day course provides a thorough overview of the interface, the tools, the features, tricks and tips for using Illustrator CS4. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.
 .  Saturday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950. For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/27/09 – 7/28/09

Adobe After Effects CS4 Level I:  This two-day introductory class introduces you to the essentials for this powerful application for motion graphics and visual effects.  Topics include traditional After Effects workflow, basic Animation with effects and presets, introductory text animation, basic keying and 3D, rending and output. .  Monday & Tuesday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  7/27/09 – 7/29/09

Final Cut Pro 101: This three-day hands-on apple certified course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of Final Cut Pro. In this course, you learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include basic setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, ripple, roll, slip and slide tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output.  Monday – Wednesday 10am-6pm, Cost: $1,200.

  7/29/09 – 7/30/09

Adobe After Effects CS4 Level II: This two-day intermediate class will take you beyond the basics by focusing on industry standard best-practices for creating motion graphics. Building on concepts learned in the level one class, course topics include blending modes, masks and track mattes, working in 3D Space, cameras, lighting in 3D, parenting, nesting  and advanced text animation

Prerequisite: After Effects Level I or equivalent experience.

Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 6pm, Cost: $950 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  Upcoming Dates To Remember:

  9/14/09 – 10/23/09

Mewshop's Six Week Intensive Course in the art and technique of editing is a comprehensive jump-start for anyone serious about a career in post-production. Learn the two leading industry tools: Avid and Final Cut Pro. Work with top editors in our Artist in Residence Program. Create a professional editors reel to let your talent speak for itself.  Let MEWForce connect you to at least fifteen* post facilities. Tackle the Apple and Avid Certification exam FREE. Class runs Monday - Friday 10AM -5PM, Course cost: $5,750 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

  From You To YOUTUBE:

Nowadays, anyone can pick up a camera and make a movie.  Only a few can make a great one.  From You to YouTube is an intensive hands-on summer workshop for young adults in writing, shooting, directing, editing and even distributing your own work.

Have an idea already?  Bring it to class and workshop it.

Need an idea?  Discover it here.

This class teaches concepts of story and structure, how to use a camera for your own shoot, shows the basics of film editing theory & technique, and how to compress your final product down to size to share on the web.

Designed to create a fun and exciting learning atmosphere, class is divided into small crews of writer/directors.  In week one you tackle writing, camera instruction, and pre-production.  Then it’s two solid days of shooting films.  The week ends with screening dailies and an introduction to editing.

In week two you will learn how to use Final Cut Pro and how to streamline your post-production workflow.  With an emphasis on the creative aspects of storytelling, we will look at films to understand the “why” of editing in addition to just the “how.”  Each student has their own fully equipped, state-of the-art editing system and access to cameras and equipment for their shoots.

You’ll leave the class with a developed sense of how to make films, and a final product on DVD to prove it.

This workshop is intended for young adults, ages 12 - 18, with a working knowledge of Macintosh computers and a passion for filmmaking.

Two Week Intensives are from 10am - 5pm. Upcoming Class Dates:

August 3 - August 14

August 17 - August 28.  Course cost: $2,000 For more information or to register go to www.mewshop.com.

more Edit Fest reports

wanna see the panelists who came to Edit Fest NY this year?
Go Here and SEE!

FCP 101: June 29, 30 and July 1st

An Introduction to Final Cut Pro will be starting June 29th and there is still space available for those interested.  

This three-day hands-on apple certified course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of Final Cut Pro. In this course, you learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include basic setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, ripple, roll, slip and slide tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output.

Apple Pro Certification available for this course.

Three-day intensives are from 10am-5pm.

Cost: $1200

FCP Certification Exam is Free with course.  

Register Here

The Film Editor's Blog

Looking for Tricks of the Trade? Editing Techniques?  Opinions on Editing?  Try Craig McKay's blog, designed "to promote a creative dialogue between those individuals who are actively involved in the Invisible Art of Film Editing."

The Film Editor's Blog

Enjoy!

Retool Bootcamp Success!

We have had an overwhelming positive response to the Retool Bootcamp!  If you weren't able to make it this go around, do not fear, we will be running it again!  The dates are yet to be determined but definitely in the works.


A few words from a few attendees.    

"The Retool Bootcamp was an onslaught of information that made me think of editing in a whole new way. I left the class feeling both enlightened and excited to use what I learned in class in the field." ~Joe Schuck


"Evan's Retool Bootcamp was awesome!  Very well-paced and very informative.  He's a pretty good instructor!  His energy and interest were super inspiring." ~Karen Encarnacion 


"If you want to learn the latest in applications for film editors, then Evan's bootcamp is a must." ~Lisa Tuvalo

From You To YouTube


Looking for a class for your teenage future film maker?  We have two hitting on August 3rd and August 17th.  


From You To YouTube | Apple Courses | Courses | Manhattan Edit Workshop

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Photoshop Masterclass Saturday June 27th

In this intensive, one-day course taught by Photoshop expert  Marcus Geduld, we'll explore all of Photoshop's major features, including color correction, layers, transparency, brushes and filters. Since this course is geared to filmmakers and videographers, Marcus will focus on issues related to film and video, such as Pixel Aspect Ratio, working with text, video-safe color and creating backgrounds.

No one-day course can teach you all of Photoshop, but we'll send you out the door with a list of resources you can use to explore additional features and gain Photoshop mastery.


Topics Include:


1. Perusing Pixels in Photoshop.
2. Investigating the Interface.
3. Learning to Love Layers.
4. Trying Transparency.
5. Having Fun with Filters.
6. Breaking in Brushes
7. Typing Terrific Text.
8. Careful Color Correction
9. Beautifying Backgrounds.
10. Perfecting Photo Restoring.
11. Considering Camera Raw.
12. Savoring Saving.

Date: Saturday - June 27, 2009 
Hours: 10am - 5pm
Cost: $199



Check us out on StudioDailyBlogs

We were also featured on StudioDailyBlog where Bryant Frazer wrote about EditFest NY.  
Here's a little blurb....

Having a family member in your chosen profession is still a good way to get a leg up, but the panelists stressed that it’s important for anyone who wants to work in film to figure out as early as possible what it is that they want to do. “Look at the jobs at the top that you might want to do, and get on that path,” counseled Plummy Tucker (Aeon Flux, Jennifer’s Body), who got her start in the business as a location production assistant on Dead Poets Society before quickly seguing into an editorial career that included multiple editorial-team gigs with John Sayles. And Troy Takaki (Hitch, Fool’s Gold), who worked in TV before connecting with feature director Andy Tennant for Sweet Home Alabama, followed a similar trajectory. “I was a really good PA from 9 [a.m.] to 7 [p.m.], and then I would hang out with the assistant editors,” he recalled. “I spent a lot of extra time — my own time — learning to be an assistant editor.”

But he warned against spending too much time excelling in the wrong department. “You’ll be doing really well as a props person,” he suggested. “And you’ll never be an editor.”

EditFest NY 2009 Success!

Thank you to those that attended and participated in EditFest NY this year!  
We were all mentally and physically fed by so many top notch editors working on the East and West coast.  Extremely Inspirational Indeed!
Here's a sneak peek of what fellow attendee Gordon Burkell said about his impression of EditFest NY.

"The editors on the comedy panel set the day up well with a good sense of humour. The editors that stood out were Michael Berenbaum, A.C.E. who set up a small joke for the audience when he showed a clip of two characters, from Sex and the City, fighting. Michael prepped us by saying that we were about to witness a fight between two of the main female characters. The lights dimmed, the curtain opened, and the screen projected Michael Berenbaum Sex and the City Clip. All of a sudden we see the wolfman and Frankenstein fighting. Josh, the moderator, yells out that‘s not the clip and when the lights go up Michael put the mic to his mouth and said “Heads are gonna roll” with a sly smile."

Retool Bootcamp is this Sunday!

Is This Class For You?!? 
Do you know how to save multiple gigs of space from your hard drive without removing your own apps or data?
Do you know how to find valuable hidden applications on your mac?
Do you know how to get in control of what your system is working on and where it's power goes?
Do you know why you need a RAID drive system?
Do you know the difference between Firewire 800 and Esata?
Do you know how to streamline your network interfaces?
Can you make your machine play any media file, in almost any codec, for free?
Have you mastered your disk utility application?
Can you FTP files with no application installed?

If you answered NO to any of these, you need to get your brain into BOOTCAMP.

Retool Bootcamp: from Broadcast to Broadband is an intensive three-hour seminar at Manhattan Edit Workshop that demystifies key areas of the digital media pipeline and fills in knowledge gaps along the way.  With a focus on vital workflow concepts and applications used in real-world environments, Retool Bootcamp arms you with an in-depth understanding of how modern work is executed for both broadcast and web delivery.  If you live and work in the digital world, Retool Bootcamp will take you to a new level of resourcefulness and efficiency.

Retool Bootcamp is designed and taught by Evan Schechtman, founder of New York's first and largest Final Cut Pro facility, Outpost Digital.  With more than fifteen years experience pioneering new workflows, Evan has created and configured post-production facilities all over the world.  Having helped define the cutting edge in digital media workflow, Evan possesses a unique insight into the world of technology, business and promotion.

Audience:
Broadcast Producers
Editors/Assistant Editors
Graphic Designers
Digital Artists
Bloggers and Vloggers
Anyone looking for the most up-to-date digital media know-how

Topics Include:
Personal System Optimization
Windows in a Mac world
Storage Topologies and Networking
Compression, Transcoding and Access
Desktop Media Tricks and Tips
WWW Solutions for Media Producers
 

EditFest NY Weekend, Sunday June 14, 2009
Session One: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Session Two: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Course Cost: $149
REGISTER HERE.

Free Ticket to EditFest NY for 2009 Six Week Students!

Just wanted to remind you all that if you are interested in enrolling in our Six Week Intensive program then you should do it..... really SOON!!! 

If you enroll this week you will receive free entrance to EditFest NY, which happens this Friday and Saturday, June 12th and 13th.  At MEWShop you not only learn FCP, Avid, meet working Editors, build a reel, but you truly are building a solid foundation to enter the Editing world!  And what a better kick off for your future career than to attend EditFest NY?  You'll hear inspiring words from successful Editors such as Michael Berenbaum, Christopher Tellefsen and others!  

More Posting of Edit Fest NY 2009!

Creative Cow





On Reel-Exchange too!

Reel Exchange

Edit Fest NY articles on Post Production Buyers Guide and Movie Maker

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Post Production Buyers Guide
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Here's what Goldy had to say....

EditFest Comes to New York City

Published June 4, 2009


Touted as the first seminar of its kind about the art and technique of film editing, EditFest NY returns to Manhattan on June 12 to bring aspiring moviemakers together with some of the most sought-after editors in the biz. Presented by Manhattan Edit Workshop and American Cinema Editors, the weekend event offers attendees Q&A sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities at an opening night gala reception.

“One of ACE’s highest priorities is to help educate and mentor the next generation of editors,” says A.C.E. President Randy Roberts. “EditFest is a unique opportunity for attendees to spend time with some of the most accomplished editors working in film and television today. We are very proud of this event and so pleased to be teaming up with Manhattan Edit Workshop to bring EditFest to New York.”

Launched in L.A. last year, EditFest comes to the east coast for the first time with some of the most respected and well-known editors working in film and television today. With panels including “Breaking Into the Editing Business,” “What’s So Funny: The Art of Cutting Comedy” and “Truth and Fiction: The Documentary Edit,” expert editors like Jay Rabinowitz (I’m Not There, Requiem for a Dream) and Meg Reticker ("30 Rock,” “Big Love") will take attendees through the exploration of a career of editing as well as an analysis of their own work and careers.

“It’s a way for people to get in front of the best editors in New York, ask them questions, learn about the craft of editing in five panels and come back Sunday for a day of really unique training opportunities,” says Manhattan Edit Workshop founder Josh Apter. “There’s really nothing separating anyone who’s attending from the editors they’re going to be listening to; you can go right up and talk to them.”

One of the guest lecturers is long-time Martin Scorsese collaborator and three-time Oscar-winner Thelma Schoonmaker. Also amongst the guest speakers is post-production house Outpost Digital founder and Final Cut Pro expert Evan Schechtman, who’ll be teaching his first workshop at EditFest. “The breadth of knowledge he brings to a class like this is really unmatched,” notes Apter. “I don’t know anyone who knows as much about the technical side as he does.”

After two days of packed panels, EditFest NY closes with “Certification Sunday” and “Retool Bootcamp,” a training component added to the seminar to offer technical education, including a review and exam, for anyone looking to get certified as an Apple-Certified Pro. “I’d love for people to walk away with a bag full of creative and technical skills that they didn’t have three days before,” says Apter.

Visit www.editfestny.com for more information. 

Motion 101= June 19th to 21st

Motion 101 is coming up and you don't want to miss your chance....  
June 19th to 21st with Nisi Jacobs as the instructor.  

This three-day hands-on course will familiarize students with Motion, Apple's revolutionary software for motion graphics design. This comprehensive course covers working with Motion's Real-Time Design engine and interface, behavior-based animation, parameter behaviors, blend modes, advanced particle system design, advanced title animation, working with templates, chroma key techniques, masking methods, DVD motion menu design, tablet-driven gesture UI techniques, working with audio, keyframing, and integration.

Register here!

Avid 101/110 Still Open for Monday, June 15th

Here's a quick run down of what you'll learn if you take the Avid 101/110 course on June 15th 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 here or call us at 212-414-9570.
Questions and tours of our facility are always welcome!

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Latest Artists in Residence to come to MEWSHOP

Last week our school was graced with editors Norm Hollyn and Kate Sanford as part of the Six Week Intensive Artist-in-Residence Program.





The Artist-in-Residence Program is a core component of Manhattan Edit Workshop's Six Week Art of Editing Course. Top film editors join the class to screen and discuss their work, while students share their edits for comments and critique. Each class ends with a public event co-hosted by the Motion Picture Editor's Guild. It's an evening of film excerpts, stories and lively Q&A.

The next Six Week Intensive Starts on June 15th so get busy and register if you want to experience this event!

EditFestNY Is coming up!

Come to EditFestNY 2009

Friday June 12, 2009:
7:00pm – 9:00pm  Breaking Into the Editing Business
9:00pm – late  Opening Night Reception and Party w/ Editing Panel

Saturday June 13, 2009:
10:00am – 11:30am  What’s so Funny: The Art of Cutting Comedy
12:00pm – 1:30pm  The Documentary Edit: The Process of Discovering the Truth
2:30pm – 4:00pm  Small Screen, Big Picture: Editing Television
4:30pm – 6:00pm  From Dailies to Delivery: Feature Editing

All taking place  at 110 W. 57th Street.  Off the NRQW and F trains at 57th Street.  
You won't want to miss out on this opportunity to hear from masters of the editing craft!

Space is limited so Register Here!