FCP 200: Begins September 14th

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.

Week Intensives are 10am-6pm, Monday through Friday.

Cost: $1700 (includes Apple Certified Courseware)

Certification cost: Free with course

Register Here

DVDSP September 5th and 6th

This two-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.

Weekend intensives are from 10am-6pm.

Cost: $1000 (includes Apple Certified Courseware)***

Certification Exam Fee: $100 with course

***Special Six Week Alumni Discount available***

Masterclass: After Effects August 22nd

We are running another session of our ever popular Masterclass: After Effects on August 22nd. In this intensive, one-day course taught by Marcus Geduld, we'll tour the major features of Adobe After Effects. After learning the interface, we'll dive into

importing assets and timeline animation. We'll round out the morning with effects, nested timelines and rendering. After lunch, we'll launch into some of AE's advanced features, such as Bezier masks, chroma keying, text animation and some advanced effects.

By the end of the day, you'll know After Effects well enough to get tons of real-world work done. You'll also leave with a list of resources you can use to gain further knowledge and take your After Effect's work to the next level.

Topics Include:

  • The Interface.
  • Importing assets.
  • Timeline Animation and the Comp Panel.
  • Effects.
  • Nesting and Precomposing.
  • Rendering.
  • Masks and Paths.
  • Chroma Keying.
  • Text Animation.
  • Advanced Effects.

Each student gets their own workstation. Class will run 10am to 5pm. Course fee is $199.

Click here to register.

Heather's Interview Video!

Check out one of our Six Week Graduates- Heather Smith.
More to come....

Manhattan Edit Workshop Six Week Workshop Student Profile - Heather Smith from Manhattan Edit on Vimeo.

Retool Bootcamp: from Broadcast to Broadband is September 17th

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 brought to you by 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

HD Expo 2009/Createasphere - Thursday September 17, 2009
The New Yorker Hotel
10:30pm - 1:30pm
Course Cost: $199

Early Bird course cost: $149 (students must sign up before September 1, 2009 for this special)

Registration is under the Special Workshops drop down menu on the registration page. Register Here.

Registration to ReTool Bootcamp includes a free pass to HD Expo this September 2009. For more information on the expo go to www.hdexpo.net.

Want to learn Avid 101 on Saturdays and Sundays?

Well we have it! Coming up on August 15-16 we have Avid 101 A and then Avid 101 B hitting on August 22-23. Learn the full Avid 101 curriculum over two consecutive weekends.

Avid 101 A : August 15-16

Cost: $1000

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. Topics include: Introduction to Tools & Workflow, Basic Editing, Timeline Editing, Trimming the Sequence, Editing Dialog, Advanced Trimming, Refining Audio, Customizing Your Workspace, Caturing File-Based Media, Organizing Clips and Bins, Managing Media and Delivering the Finished Work.

Students will use Avid Media Composer to capture and organize source footage, edit sync and non-sync material, trim sequences, edit audio, create titles, and output work. The final product will be a finished program. This course is also appropriate for Avid Symphony users.

Avid 101 B: August 22-23

Cost: $1000

This two-day course covers editing and effects in the Avid Media Composer. Class time is divided between demonstration and hands-on-practice. This course is also appropriate for Avid Symphony users.

Topics include: Introduction to Effects, Creating Motion Effects, Introduction to Compositing, Nesting Effects, Perfomance and Rendering, Introduction to Finishing, Creating with Avid Marquee and Review and Approval.

Prerequisites: Students should have completed the 101A Editing with Avid Media Composer course. This class is also suitable for users of Avid Xpress Pro.

Weekend and Two-day intensives are from 10am-6pm.

Students are expected to take Avid MC 101A in conjunction with Avid MC 101B as required by Avid. This class was formely Avid MC 110.

Register Here



Where are they now? Heather Smith
















Heather Smith is a graduate from our October 2007 Six Week Intensive course. Shortly after graduation she move to LA to work for Madison Road where she worked as a digitizer and logger on a show called Big Shot Live. After a year she decided it was time to return to New York. She's only been here nearly a year and a half and has already worked for Lost Planet, Outpost Digital, Thornberg and Forester and NBC. It's been here in New York where she's been able to assist in the creative world of editing, which is her favorite part! She's currently working as an assistant editor on Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers, where on occasion you may even catch a glimpse of her lovely face on the show! She also enjoys assisting because of the technical elements utilized. MEWSHOP prepared her for the world of editing in the perfect way. Not only did she learn Avid and Final Cut Pro, but with her reel she knew she had credibility. Heather recommends after graduation, and beforehand, to meet as many people as possible so you can get your name out there. It's skill and personality you need to land THE job!

Final Cut Pro 200 starts Sept 14th

A Comprehensive Study of Final Cut Pro is FCP 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.

This class run September 14th to 18th, Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm.
Class cost is $1700.

Register here.

Color Correction Masterclass *This Saturday* August 8th

There are still a few spots available for the Color Correction Masterclass this Saturday, August 8th.
Covered in class:
-scopes
-primary color correction
-secondary color correction
-vignettes
-applying "looks"
-and round tripping to and from FCP
The class will run 10am to 5pm at our facility, 80 Fifth Ave Suite 1501.
If you have interest in attending you must register online by this Friday, August 7th, no later than 4pm.
The cost is $199 but for members of Shooting People, IFP, NYWIFT and Six Week Alumni it's only $149.
See you Saturday!

Come to MEW to learn all the new FCS 3 and Avid 3.5 upgrades!!

To celebrate the exciting new release of Avid 3.5 and Final Cut Studio 3, Mewshop has designed two cost-effective, hands-on classes to keep your skill up to speed. Register now, stay ahead of the competition and look for discounts of 25% for Mewshop's creative partners!










Final Cut Studio Highlights include:
Final Cut Pro 7 - Expanded ProRes codec support, Easy Export, iChat Theater support, improved speed changes, additional marker selections better tapeless support, new timecode viewer
Motion 4 - Enhanced animation support, additional settings customization
Soundtrack Pro 3 - New multitrack audio tools, Voice Level Match, Advanced Time Stretch
Color 1.5 - Native support for 4K, AVC-Intra, XDCAM 422, Prores 444
Compressor 3.5 - Easy Export, customizable sharing, encoding presets for Blu-Ray Support

Dates for Final Cut Studio Highlights: Friday August 28th or Saturday August 29th
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Price: $199
Register Here












Avid 3.5 highlights include:
Improved tapeless workflow and HD support
Avid Media Access (AMA).
Support for 3D Cinema
Keyframeable Color Correction
Fluid Stabilizer
12 Channels of audio I/O via HD-SDI
Audio Improvements
Improvements to the Timecode Burn-In Tool

Dates for Avid 3.5 Upgrades: Friday Sept 11th or Saturday Sept 12th
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Register Here