Perspectives on Editing: Anne Coates on editing | Video | The Academy

Oscar-winning film editor Anne Coates (“Lawrence of Arabia”) shares her perspective on editing. Please click on the link below to see the video:



Perspectives on Editing: Anne Coates on editing | Video | The Academy

Hitchcock on FIlm Editing


The Master explans what EDITING really is and how it effects the movie.


DSLR Fundamentals Workshop This Weekend!

Manhattan Edit Workshop's DSLR Fundamental Workshop is almost full! We have opened a few more seats for this weekends class. For more information please click here. To see a great article about the season finale of House that was shot on a DSLR please go to the link below:

House Season Finale Shot With A DSLR

The Invisible Cut: Tim Squyres and Bobbie O'Steen talk about the editing...







When director Robert Altman made “Gosford Park” he had 55 days to shoot a film involving 58 actors, who were often in group scenes. Because of this time constraint, Altman would usually light the entire scenes and have all the actors individually mic’d, with two cameras always moving among them. There was no time to get all the eye lines right or have the action to match from shot to shot – and no two takes were ever the same.

For more information go to Bobbie O'Steen's Blog here.

Avid Media Composer 5: One Month Later















Okay, let’s get one thing out of the way first: the new Drap and Drop timeline in Avid Media Composer 5.0 isn’t a direct rip-off of Final Cut Pro’s timeline. Nor will an FCP editor sit down in front of MC5 and instantly be able to rip into the timeline via mousing in the same way they do with FCP. To read more click here.


EditFest LA Returns August 6 - 7, 2010








American Cinema Editor's EditFest LA is returning August 6 - 7, 2010 to Universal Studios!  The editors of Quantum Solace, Pulp Fiction, The Sugarland Express, E.T., Apocalypse, Burn Notice, Tron, Glee and more! Please click here for more information.

Great New Video Series From Our Friends At "The Art of The Guillotine"

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.   For more information click here.


Artist in Residence: Thomas Haneke

Today we are taking a look back at one of our favorite Artist In Residence, documentary film editor Tom Haneke.





To see more video clips from our Artist In Residence program click here.

Review: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 | Studio Daily

Great review of the new Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 on Studio Daily. To read the article click on: Review: Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 | Studio Daily.  For more information on Premiere Pro workshops at Manhattan Edit Workshop click here.

Walter Murch Lecture From 2003 (Part 2)

Walter Murch Lecture - Part 2 of 2


Walter Murch is the most highly-awarded film editor working today, with 3 BAFTA Awards and 3 Oscars for picture editing and sound mixing. Walter Murch's credits include Apocalypse Now, Godfather II and III, American Grafitti and THX-1138, through to The English Patient and Cold Mountain. In this Lecture, Murch notes that film editing is now 100 years old, and recounts achievements from the history of the craft and discusses his own body of work.


To see part 2 of the lecture click here.

Walter Murch Lecture From 2003 (Part 1)



Walter Murch Lecture - Part 1 of 2


Walter Murch in conversation at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2003. Winner of 3 BAFTA Awards and 3 Oscars for picture editing and sound mixing. His credits include Apocalypse Now, Godfather II and III, American Grafitti, THX-1138, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The English Patient and Cold Mountain. Among the Directors he has worked with are Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Anthony Minghella and Fred Zinnemann. The lecture gives an insight behind the scenes to showcase the work of this master of film and sound editing describing not only the techniques used in his craft, but also the creative inspiration behind in the choices he made in the editing room. Murch also notes that film editing is now 100 years old, and recounts achievements from the history of the craft.

Check Out The New Features in Avid Media Composer 5!







Avid Media Composer 5 Is Here!


New features of Avid Media Composer 5:

  • Directly access and edit RED files through AMA, without transcoding (images are scaled to HD frame size)
  • Work natively with QuickTime video formats, including Apple ProRes and H.264
  • Edit video and audio by dragging and dropping elements in the timeline
  • Keep high-end finishing projects in-house and gain great color precision with HD-RGB support (including dual-link I/O support with Nitris DX systems)
  • Monitor video externally with support for the Matrox MXO2 Mini
  • Mix and match frame sizes and aspect ratios — in addition to formats, frame rates, and resolutions — in the same timeline
  • Take a break during long renders and have your system email you when the job’s done
  • Import AVCHD files directly from cameras and other devices
  • Capture to and edit XDCAM HD and DVC PRO HD formats from baseband without additional hardware
  • Access low-res XDCAM proxies for offline work, with full-quality audio
  • Import text-based ancillary data and embed it in the video signal with the new “Data Track” and SMPTE 436M support using Nitris DX- and Mojo DX-based systems
  • View stereo audio tracks as single channels in the timeline for easier handling
  • Create high-quality sounds and mixes with support for RTAS audio processing plug-ins
  • Natively access and edit 4:2:2 MPEG-2 media from the new Canon cameras using AMA
Click here to view upcoming Avid Media Composer workshops at Manhattan Edit Workshop.

"The Look of Michael Clayton" by Bobbie O'Steen

A great article about the look of Michael Clayton by Bobbie O'Steen in the latest edition of 
the Editors Guild Magazine:


To read more click here.



Dede Allen and Robert Wise talk about their work.


A great video of Dede Allen and Robert Wise from our friends at "The Art of The Guillotine".



Mewshop is Now Training Captivate!!



Manhattan Edit Workshop is now training Captivate 5! Please click here for more information.

Orson Welles Discusses Editing!



Orson Welles discusses editing.

New Dates Announced For Video DSLR Fundamentals 3-Day Workshop! July 30th - August 1st!

New dates have been announced for the Video DSLR Fundamentals 3-Day Workshop.  We have changed the dates of the workshop to July 30th - August 1st.  If you register by July 15th, the early bird price is $399, the regular price is now $499! Click here for more information. The discounted price will be reflected after you register on-line.

Dede Allen on Starting Her Career


The great editor Dede Allen talks about starting her career as a sound editor.