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MPSE Sound Show NY Exploring The Soundscape of Shutter Island -December 9th! - Tickets On Sale Now!!!

One Night Only: Thursday, December 9, 2010, at the School of Visual Arts’ Silas Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10011. General admission is $30. Members of the MPSE, Seniors, and students with valid ID are $20.

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Imagineer Systems Ships mocha Pro Today!

GUILDFORD, UK (November 15, 2010) -- Imagineer Systems ( today announced the immediate availability of its newest 64-bit VFX software, mocha Pro.  Leveraging more than 8 years of engineering research and development, mocha Pro delivers all the planar tracking and rotoscoping tools from its award winningmocha, adds compositing tools for match moving, auto image and wire removal, clean plate generation, lens distortion correction and stabilization, to deliver an all-in-one master VFX tool set.

Imagineer Systems also announced today it has made significant enhancements and added capabilities to mocha for After Effects, the Company’s stand alone tracking and roto tool for the After Effects community.  Now re-named mocha AE, this award-winning VFX tool now extends its support to both the After Effects and Final Cut Pro communities.  With this development, mocha AE now help solve problematic shots that challenge the built in tools of After Effects and Final Cut by bringing advanced planar tracking and matte creation tools in a simple, easy to learn interface.  While Adobe After Effects CS4 and CS5 continue to ship with free copies of mocha for After Effects, these customers are offered a streamlined upgrade path to the new mocha AE v2.5.

“The release of mocha Pro in many ways marks a new beginning for Imagineer Systems,” said John-Paul Smith, chief executive officer of Imagineer Systems.  “We’ve often talked about streamlining and simplifying workflows for our customers; today, we’re announcing how we’ve streamlined and simplified our product offerings as well.  Deciding on which Imagineer Systems tool set is best for you should be as simple as using the tools themselves.  And we’ve made that a reality with a new web site, new training videos and a simplified product lineup that now includes mocha Pro,mocha and mocha AE.  It’s that simple.”

mocha Pro has been in beta test leading up to its release, and Imagineer Systems reached out to the VFX community to help run it through its paces.  Here are some of their reactions to mocha Pro:

“We are long time fans of Imagineer’s mokeymonet and motor and over the years our VFX artists have relied heavily on all of them.  The integration with all of our systems has been seamless, while the trackers, removal and compositing tools are incredibly impressive.  Now with mocha Pro, having all the tools combined in one application will enhance our capabilities in all areas for our clients, and greatly simplify the workflow for our artists.”
Jeff Fleck, Senior Editor, Postique

“I’ve been beta testing mocha Pro on some projects, and I have to say I’m loving it!  To have the best of all worlds, tracking, object removal with stabilization and all within a new interface - it must be my birthday or something!  I would love to buy mocha Pro - no more copying over two programs for the film business stuff!”
Vincent MacTiernan, Extreme Digital Productions

mocha Pro is amazing!  I’ve been working on a project that requires miniaturizing objects in a scene, but the footage had to be stabilized first.  The original footage was so bad, it looked like it was shot on a ship in a storm in the North Sea.  The scale rotation and position of objects kept moving and there was barely anything in the scene to track apart from a partially obscured table.  I couldn’t believe it, but mocha Pro have a solid track with only 90% of the pixels available -mocha Pro followed the track nice and tightly - what an improvement!”
Phil Colfer, VFX Artist

VFX Workflow Evolution: mocha Pro
Built on Imagineer Systems’ award-winning 2.5D planar tracking technology, and integrated with its signature insertion and placement, removal and stabilization tools, mocha Pro is designed to complement any editing, compositing and finishing environment.  mocha Pro offers digital media artists a powerful, intuitive and innovative planar tracking-based solution with a streamlined interface, accelerated workflow and the power to easily manipulate and track shots not possible with traditional solutions.

By taking the best and most widely used features of mokey and monet, and combining them with the Company’s signature planar tracking technology, Imagineer Systems is delivering a world class VFX tool that greatly increases artist productivity, making it the ideal VFX complement for commercial and feature film post production, 2D-3D conversion projects, broadcast design and boutique agencies.

mocha Pro adds powerful and highly sought-after removal and compositing tools originally found in Imagineer Systems’ legacy mokey and monet tools, such as:
  • Object removal and patching
  • Lens correction
  • Offset & 3D offset tracking
  • Insert composite module
  • Mesh warper for custom insert distortions and deformations
  • Stabilization

mocha Pro also delivers a number of new features, including:
  • Improved and streamlined user interface;
  • A fast, powerful 64-bit architecture;
  • New, OpenEXR support ideal for the film community;
  • Free bundled mocha shape plug-ins for Final Cut and After Effects roto import
  • Easy, streamlined upgrade path from all current Imagineer Systems solutions.

mocha Pro is available immediately and is priced as follows:
  • mocha Pro node-locked license: $1,495 US
  • Cross-platform floating license: $1,695 US

Imagineer Systems has also simplified the upgrade path for existing customers.  Users can upgrade from any existing Imagineer Systems product:
  • Any Imagineer Systems node-locked product: $895 US
  • Cross-platform floating license: $1,095 US

For more information, please visit

mocha AE v2.5 Adds Support for Final Cut Pro
As part of its efforts to streamline and simplify its product offerings, Imagineer Systems also today unveiled mocha AEmocha AE, a stand alone tracking and roto tool now updated to support both After Effects and Final Cut users, helps After Effects and Final Cut users by bringing advanced planar tracking and matte creation tools in a simple, easy to learn interface.  Accurate roto masks can quickly be created with variable per-point edge feathering in record time. Includedmocha shape plug-ins allow users to import roto shapes directly to an After Effects layer or Final Cut timeline. mocha AEgenerates corner pin, scale and transform tracking data as keyframes for the most accurate screen inserts and match moves. 

Available immediately, the new version, mocha AE v2.5 features:

  • Planar tracking & rotoscoping 
  • 64 bit optimized
  • New improved interface
  • OpenEXR support
  • The ability to paste roto data directly to AE CS5 mask channel
  • NEW! Final Cut Pro track and roto support
  • Ships with free mocha shape plug-ins for Final Cut & After Effects
  • Runs on Mac & Windows 

Adobe CS4 and CS5 customers who wish to upgrade to mocha AE v2.5 can visit for more information.  Additionally with this new development, mocha for Final Cut will no longer be sold as a stand-alone product as all of its functionality are now included in mocha AE.

mocha AE v2.5 is also available immediately and is priced at $249.00 US and as a $99.00 US upgrade for Adobe CS4 & CS5 customers.

mocha Shape plug ins for After Effects and Final Cut Pro are now included free of charge with all new mocha products, including mocha Promocha and mocha AE.

About Imagineer Systems 
Imagineer Systems Ltd innovates and markets next-generation visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post production markets.  Imagineer Systems has made its mark on such marquee Hollywood blockbuster productions as Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, Shutter Island, Invictus, G-Force and the Harry Potter series. Imagineer’s desktop product line consists of mocha Pro - roto, planar tracking, compositing, and removal utility;  mocha - planar tracking and roto utility for all VFX artists; mocha AE - a planar tracking and roto utility designed for After Effects and Final Cut Pro users.  Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and its headquarters is located in Guildford, United Kingdom.  For more information visit

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Six Week Intensive Workshop Starts November 8th - New Payment Options

Six Week Intensive Workshop
Starts November 8th!!

New Payment Options Now Available!

"My advice to aspiring editors is this: learn Avid, learn Final Cut Pro, learn After Effects." Michael Tronik - Editor, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Scent of a Woman
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.

Our redesigned program makes the best class of its kind even better:
  • Learn the leading industry tools: Avid, Final Cut Pro and now After Effects
  • 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. Read about this program as featured on
  • Take the Apple Certification exam for free ($150 value)
  • Free ticket to EditFest NY 2011 ($349 value)
  • Exclusive Six Week Alumni discounts on Mewshop workshops, masterclasses and events
Whether just starting out in a new career, switching gears from an old one, or pursuing your own creative goals, this class helps you develop a solid foundation as a visual artist-the practical tools you need every day and the style that makes your voice unique.

The best class just got even better. Besides the industry leading editing programs, Mewshop has found that more and more, jobs require working knowledge of  After Effects. In response to this demand we have added two days of After Effects training to our signature workshop.  When you leave Mewshop, you will have the tools you need to compete in the job market.

Six Week Intensives are Monday through Friday 10AM -5PM

Course cost: $5,850

Register Here

2010 Class Dates:
-November 8 - December 17

2011 Class 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

NEW PAYMENT OPTIONS!!! Student loans are now available for courses totaling more than $2,500.  Students may take a combination of courses together or a single course that equals that amount. All students must fill out the appropriate loan application through Manhattan Edit Workshop.  All plans are designed around students on a case-by-case basis, but must be paid off within 6-12 months. Please call 212-414-9570 or email for details.

Boris Yamnitsky: Founder, Boris FX - MacVideo - Video

History of Boris FX and demonstration of Boris Continuum Complete.

Boris FX is regarded throughout the video industry as a company which has been innovative and focussed on providing tools to editors, compositors and effects artists who wish to extend the potential creating high quality video effects. Several products are on offer, including tool-sets which rate alongside the best of the best in the world of motion graphics and video effects creation. 

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Back By Demand - Weekend DSLR Fundamentals Workshop November 19 - 21!!!

Everything you need to know to shoot like a pro!

In just two short years, the wildly popular HD-DSLR craze has put HD video-shooting still Cameras in the hands of thousands of filmmakers.

Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Video DSLR Fundamentals Class is a three-day, hands-on workshop covering the shooting techniques, helpful tricks, infinite accessories, and known workflow solutions for this amazing new filmmaking tool.

Through hands-on exercise and demonstration, instructors Josh Apter and Jem Schofield will lead you through camera set-up, shooting and editing with the most popular HD-DSLR models on the market.
Among the topics covered:

• HD-DSLR overviews and popular models.
• Best shooting practices, shortcomings and workarounds.
• Shooting video like film.
• Double-System audio.
• 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.

Meet and greet on Friday November 19th from 7pm - 9pm. Class runs Saturday November 20th & Sunday November 21st, from 10am - 5pm (lunch will be provided on each day).

Class Schedule:

Friday Night - Meet & Greet
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Workshop Outline
What is DSLR & Digital Cinema?

Saturday - Day One
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Support Systems

1:00PM - 2:00PM

2:00PM - 3:00PM
Pre-Pro /Shot Lists

3:00 - 6:00PM

Sunday - Day Two
9:00AM - 11:00AM

11:00AM - 1:00PM
Post Production Workflow

1:00PM - 2:00PM

2:00PM - 5:00PM
Edit & Export

Early Bird Cost: $499 (Students must sign up before November 5, 2010. Price will be reflected after students register.)

Course Cost: $599

Class size is limited to 16 students.
Students must provide their own HD-DSLR cameras. Each student will be provided with their own workstation

Registration is under "Special Workshops" on the registration page. Register here.