Editor Chris Lebenzon talks about editing - Video



Editor Chris Lebenzon talks about his editing experiences and dealing with directors. Chris's credits include Alice in Wonderland, Top Gun, Ed Wood and Mars Attacks!

Early Bird For DSLR Filmmaking Workshop Ends October 1st!!!



HD- DSLR Filmmakers Workshop

From Storyboard to Screen



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.



Early Bird Price: $995 (Students must sign up by October 1, 2010)
Regular Price: $1,295
Maximum 20 students. Register here.

Quentin Tarantino's Editor Sally Menke Passes Away



LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) Los Angeles coroner's officials plan to perform an autopsy on the body of Sally JoAnne Menke, a longtime Quentin Tarantino film editor, who died while hiking in the Hollywood Hills amid record Southern California high heat.



Investigators suspect she died of hyperthermia on Monday, when downtown Los Angeles was on its way to a record high of 113, Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Fred Corral said.
"She was observed in a trail. She may have been disoriented because of the heat,'' Corral said.
Menke, the daughter-in-law of famed cellist Aldo Simoes Parisot, edited every Quentin Tarantino film from "Reservoir Dogs'' in 1992 to last year's "Inglourious Basterds,"  which earned her an Academy Award nomination.
She's also credited for her work with Oliver Stone on "Heaven Earth" and Billy Bob Thornton on "All the Pretty Horses."

GM of Black Magic Discusses New DaVinci Resolve Software - MacVideo



An in-depth discussion about DaVinci Resolve on the Mac: what this means for the world of color correction, different options offered in the DaVinci range, key features which DaVinci offers and the Blackmagic strategy for making high-end tools affordable and within reach of everyone.


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Top Ten Final Cut Pro Tips and Tricks For Editors



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The Quadro FX 4800 For Mac + Premiere Pro CS5 = Fast - Pro Video Coalition



FCP 7 Review Session and Exam - Special Price! September 26!


Certification Sunday is back at Manhattan Edit Workshop.  Get certified in Final Cut Pro 7!

Mewshop’s Certification Sunday is a half-day review and exam session for Final Cut Pro users who wish to be recognized by Apple and the industry as Apple-Certified Pros.

The course includes in-depth application review and the Apple-Certified Final Cut Pro Level 1 End User Exam (an online, 70-question, multiple-choice test.)

Pass the Level-One Certification Exam and differentiate yourself to employers and colleagues as a highly skilled FCP user, receive a certificate from Apple distinguishing you as an Apple-Certified Pro, and have the right to use the Apple-Certified Pro logo on your own promotional materials.

Who Should Attend?
This session is designed for Final Cut Pro users who wish to take the Apple Certified Final Cut Pro Level 1 End User Exam independent of a longer course.

Sunday - September 26, 2010
11:30am - 5:30pm
Course Cost: $199.
Special Price With Coupon Code $149!!!

Registration is under the weekend drop down menu on the registration page. Enter coupon code MEWB001092310 in the comments box to receive special discount.  Register HERE.

The Certification exam is 1 hour and 30 min long and will begin promptly at 4:00pm after the review session.

Video : Perspectives on Editing: Advice for Apprentice Editors - The Academy

Perspectives on Editing: Advice for Apprentice Editors
Film editors Anne Coates, Donn Cambern, Walter Murch, Lois Freeman-Fox, Nancy Frazen, Mark Goldblatt, John Carnochan and Kent Beyda describe the qualities they look in apprentice editors.

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Adobe Highlights IBC 2010 - BBC Announces Using Premiere as Their Primary Non- Linear Editing Tool


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Adobe After Effects CS5 Review - Millimeter






Adobe After Effects CS5 Review Sep 9, 2010 12:00 PM, By Franklin McMahon








Earlier this year,Adobe released a new update to After Effects with a great round of new features and additions. Probably the most notable change is that this new version of the software operates as a native 64-bit application. When I purchased my 8-coreApple Mac Pro, I added 20GB of memory, but honestly the option to use all of that memory has been limited until the new 64-bit architecture of Snow Leopard. In addition, there have been few creative programs that have taken advantage of the memory until recently. CS5 finally gets it right and allows you not only to use all your RAM and CPU cycles but also to selectively decide how you use it.Earlier this year,Adobe released a new update to After Effects with a great round of new features and additions. Probably the most notable change is that this new version of the software operates as a native 64-bit application. When I purchased my 8-coreApple Mac Pro, I added 20GB of memory, but honestly the option to use all of that memory has been limited until the new 64-bit architecture of Snow Leopard. In addition, there have been few creative programs that have taken advantage of the memory until recently. CS5 finally gets it right and allows you not only to use all your RAM and CPU cycles but also to selectively decide how you use it.
To Read the full article please click here: Adobe After Effects CS5 Review