The Editor Leaves His Mark on 'Michael Clayton' - MPEG

Wuala Online Storage Introduces Sync for Professionals

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - From ProVideo Coalition

Today, two years after its official beta launch, Wuala announces its latest feature - Wuala Sync. Users can now synchronize files online and across multiple computers and operating systems. Changes made on the user’s home computer will be automatically synchronized to his or her work computer. The user can work right on the desktop, even if offline. In addition, Wuala’s file versioning and time travel feature allows users to access and restore previous file versions.

To read the full article please click here.

Julian Clarke on Editing District 9 Part Two

Part 2 of Julian Clarke's discussion. Julian Clarke, editor of District 9 discusses his work and approach to cutting District 9. This is a part of the Canadian Cinema Editors screening and discussion events they put on in Toronto, Canada.

Cutting To The Chase - Editors Discuss Their Craft At EditFest LA

Cutting to the Chase
Editors Discuss Their Craft at EditFest LA

by Laura Almo  photos by Peter Zakhary/Tilt Photo
The American Cinema Editors’ (ACE) third annual EditFest LA took place the first weekend of August at Universal Studios.  It was a veritable feast of editing talk.  The five panel discussions covered a lot of ground––from breaking into the business and making the transition from assistant to editor, to analyzing scenes and talking shop.  The opening panel, Welcome to EditFest, moderated by the organization’s president, Randy Roberts, A.C.E., highlighted just how much the field of editing has changed in the digital age, a topic on everyone’s mind throughout the two-day gathering.  

To read the rest of the article please go here.

AVID Media Composer 5: Interview with Deepraj Sandhar

AVID Media Composer 5: Interview with Deepraj Sandhar posted on Art of the Guillotine from MacVideo,  gives an overview of what Media Composer 5 offers to the editing world.  To see the interview click here.

New Dates Announced For 2011 Six Week Intensive Workshop!

Manhattan Edit Workshop has just posted upcoming dates for their signature Six Week Intensive Workshop.  

2011 Six Week Intensive Workshop Dates:
  • January 10 - February 18
  • February 28 - April 8
  • April 25 - June 3
  • June 20 - July 29
  • September 12 - October 21
  • November 7 - December 16

For more information on our Six Week Intensive Workshop please click here.

New! Five-Day HD-DSLR Filmmakers Workshop - October 25 - 29, 2010

An extension of our original two-day class, Manhattan Edit Workshop’s HD - DSLR Filmmakers Workshop is a five-day, hands-on workshop covering pre-production, production and post for DSLR Filmmakers.
Through hands-on exercise and demonstration, instructors Josh Apter and Jem Schofield will lead you through pre-production, planning, camera set-up, shooting and in-depth editing with the most popular tools on the market. You will also work on your own documentary film project which will be screened at the end of the course.
We’ll cover shooting techniques, helpful tricks, infinite accessories, and workflow solutions for this new filmmaking tool.
 Among the topics covered:
• HD-DSLR camera overviews.
• Lighting for DSLR.
• Field Recording.
• Best shooting practices, shortcomings and workarounds.
• Shooting video like film.
• Double-System sound.
• Camera support systems and “tricking out” your DSLR.
• Lenses, adapters and how to use them.
• Transcoding and ingesting.
• Editing and output.
• EZ setups and proven workflow techniques.

Course Dates: October 25 - 29, 2010,  Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm.
Students must provide their own HD-DSLR cameras. Each student will be provided with their own workstation.

For more information please click here.

Perspectives on Editing: Animation and Documentary Techniques | Video | The Academy

Perspectives on Editing: Animation and Documentary Techniques

Film editors Kevin Nolting, John Carnochan, Joe Bini, Nancy Frazen, Kate Amend, Bill Cartright, Lois Freeman-Fox and Brian Johnson discuss the differences in editing for animated films and live action films. To see the video please go to the link below:

Perspectives on Editing: Animation and Documentary Techniques | Video | The Academy

Television Panel - EditFest LA 2009 Part Two

The Art of The Guillotine has announced new features on their website as well as a new video section.  Check out the first video from A.C.E.'s EditFest LA 2009 Television Panel Part Two.   For more information click here.

New York Renews Tax Credit, Adds Post Incentive

NEW YORK - New York State has renewed the 30 percent tax credit on film and television production for five years through 2015. And, for the first time, a post production tax credit has been included in the program.

To read the full article at Post Magazine please go to News | Post Magazine.

District 9 Editor Julian Clarke Talk Pt. 1

District 9's editor Julian Clarke from the Editing Association Video Series on The Art of The Guillotine.

Long Island Film Academy Students Visit MEWShop!

On Thursday July 22nd, high school students from the Long Island Film Academy visited Manhattan Edit Workshop to discuss the history and process of editing, as well as the basics of Final Cut Pro.   Long Island Film Academy is a summer crash course in filmmaking sponsored by SUNY Farmingdale and the Hempstead Boys and Girls Club.  To see the full article from Long Island Film Academy's site please go here.

MEWShop Owner Josh Apter and GM Jason Banke discuss editing with students from the Long Island Film Academy.

Great Deals On Upcoming CS5 Courses For August and September!

Great Deal On Upcoming CS5 Courses For August!  

After Effects Level II - August 12 -13,  2010
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. For more information on this class click here.

Register Here.

Photoshop Level I - August 22 - 23, 2010
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. For more information on this class click here.

Register Here.

Photoshop Level II - September 2 - 3, 2010
This two-day advanced class will help you go beyond the basics offered in our Photoshop Level 1 class. This course offers Photoshop and typographic design, vector drawing tools & techniques , advanced layers techniques, compositing , ImageReady, and color management. For more information on this class click here.

Register Here.
Illustrator Level I - August 31- September 1, 2010
This two-day course provides a thorough overview of the interface, the tools, the features, tricks and tips for using Illustrator. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice. For more information on this class click here.

Register Here.

Another Great Article on EditFest NY 2010

Heres another great article on EditFest NY 2010 from Kirsten Studio : An Editors Blog.  Click here to read the article.

DSLR Fundamentals Workshop at MEWShop! Another Success!

This past weekend MEWShop held another successful DSLR Fundamentals Workshop. Check out video from the class below:

After the continued success of our Three-day DSLR Fundamentals Workshop, MEWShop is proud to announce our new Five-day  HD - DSLR Filmmaking Bootcamp: From Storyboard to Screen. Please click here to see information on this great new class for DSLR Filmmakers coming in October.