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Hands-on FCP X Training July 9th & 10th at Manhattan Edit Workshop!

New York's First Hands-On FCP X Training!

Rebuilt from the ground up, FCP X takes full advantage of the latest Apple hardware and Mac OS to solve the most difficult technical challenges in video editing, allowing filmmakers to focus on creative storytelling.
This two-day, hands-on course, taught by Apple Certified Instructor and Mewshop Six-Week Intensive Teacher Ari Feldman, will take you through FCP X from understanding its bold new interface through capture and editing to final output - and of course, all the amazing new features in between.

Through demonstration and hands-on exercises, some of the topics you'll learn include:
  • New FCP interface
  • 64-Bit Support
  • ColorSync-Managed Color Pipeline
  • Increased Native Format Support
  • Better GPU Utilization and Grand Central Dispatch
  • Background Processing
  • Content Auto-Analysis
  • Range-Based Keywords
  • Smart Collections
  • Clip Connections
  • Magnetic Timeline
  • Compound Clips
  • Color Correction
  • Inline Precision Editor
  • Audition
  • AND everything else we discover by July 9th!

As an additional offer, students who bring their own laptops with with FCPX installed will have the opportunity to take Mewshop's training media with them after the class.

NOTE: Though "Hands On with FCPX" is not an Apple Certified Class, it is taught by Apple Certified Instructor, Mewshop Six-Week Intensive Teacher and film editor Ari Feldman

Course Cost:  $299 before June 30th  $499 July 1-July 7th
Dates: July 9 - 10, 2011, 10am - 5pm

Click here to register.


Completely redesigned from the ground up, Final Cut Pro adds extraordinary speed, quality, and flexibility to every part of the post-production workflow.

Revolutionary Video Editing
• Assemble clips in the Magnetic Timeline without clip collisions or sync problems.
• Use Clip Connections to attach B-roll, sound effects, and music to the timeline.
• Reduce clutter by grouping clips into a Compound Clip.

Easily expand it back to single clips.?
• Perfect your pacing right in the timeline with the Inline Precision Editor.
• Cycle through different shots, graphics, or effects at one place in the timeline with Auditions.

Powerful Media Organization
• Import a broad range of formats including native AVCHD, H.264 from DSLRs, and more.
• Content Auto-Analysis captures camera metadata and analyzes shots in the background.
• Choose analysis options for stabilization, rolling shutter correction, and audio enhancement.
• Create and apply custom keywords on the fly as you select ranges in clips.
• Smart Collections let you dynamically organize content and find any shot in a few clicks.

Incredible Performance?
• New 64-bit architecture uses all the RAM in your system for larger projects and richer effects.
• The Cocoa foundation makes Final Cut Pro more responsive, interactive, and fun to use.
• Final Cut Pro taps the GPU on the graphics card and all the cores in your Mac for speed.
• Background processing lets you keep working without interruption.
• A ColorSync-managed color pipeline produces accurate, consistent color across applications.

Compelling, Customizable Effects?
• Preview effects to see how they look with your footage before applying them.
• Change the look of titles, transitions, and effects using intuitive controls.
• Control effects with precision using a keyframe editor that appears directly in the timeline.
• Adjust the Ken Burns effect with simple onscreen arrows for start and end points.

Integrated Audio Editing
• Let Final Cut Pro repair significant audio problems such as hum, excessive noise, and more.
• Sync DSLR video with separate audio in a single step, with instant audio waveform matching.
• Enrich your soundtrack with a library of royalty-free sound effects and audio effect plug-ins.
• Create immersive audio experiences in 5.1 surround.

Intuitive Color Grading
• Improve the look of any clip with the single-click Balance Color feature.
• Apply the Match Color feature to match the looks of two clips shot under different conditions.
• Manipulate color, saturation, and exposure with the Color Board.
• Fine tune color for a specific color range or area of the screen using keying and masks.

One-Step, Optimized Output
• Export projects to Apple devices and websites such as Vimeo, YouTube, and Facebook
• Add your content to a set of themed menus, then burn a DVD or Blu-ray disc.
• Output files for HTTP live streaming in a single step.

Mewshop Captures The Action of EditFest NY 2011 Via Signature Padumentaries Featuring Filmmaking's Finest

Interviews with the industry’s hottest editors and filmmakers – Malcolm Jamieson (Down to the Bone/Treme), David Zieff (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster), Ken Schretzmann (Toy Story 3), Andrew Weisblum (Black Swan) and more

New York, New York – June 14, 2011 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital-training destination for post-production and content creators, takes viewers behind the scenes of the 2011 ACE EditFest NY event held at the Director’s Guild of America Theater in New York City this past weekend. Mewshop’s signature Padumentaries – first unleashed on the floor of NAB 2011 - were shot with a hand-made iPad shoulder rig named the “Padcaster.” The inventive device captured the highlights of this year’s editing and filmmaking extravaganza, giving viewers a sneak peek into the blockbuster event with sound bites and interviews from the industry’s top talent.

ACE EditFest NY Padumentaries include:

• Brad Fuller
Brad Fuller began his career as Associate Editor on Errol Morris' first film, Gates of Heaven. He has worked with Morris several times since including Vernon, Florida, A Brief History of Time, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control and Standard Operating Procedure. Fuller's other credits include Gary Oldman's Nil by Mouth, Nathaniel Kahn's Oscar- nominated short Two Hands, Every Little Step, which was short-listed for the Oscar, and most recently, Countdown to Zero and Rebirth, both of which screened at Sundance.

EditFestNY - Straight Cuts - Bradley Fuller, Documentary Editor #editfest

• Norman Hollyn
Norman Hollyn has been described as a “media expert,” a reference to his experience in a wide variety of media types – in both the old media and new media worlds. He is a long-time film, television and music editor (Heathers, The Cotton Club, and Oliver Stone’s Wild Palms, are among his extensive credits) who is presently an Associate Professor and the Head of the Editing Track in the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

EditFestNY - Straight Cuts - @NormanHollyn #editfest

• Malcolm Jamieson
Malcolm Jamieson has been working in film, television, and the visual arts since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1991.  He has just completed editing the second season of the HBO series Treme with David Simon and Eric Overmyer. He recently edited Joshua Marston’s second feature The Forgiveness of Blood, which premiered at Berlinale 2011 and was awarded the Silver Bear for screenwriting. His previous television credits include the pilot and first three seasons of AMC's award-winning drama Mad Men from creator Matthew Weiner, the pilot and second episode of HBO's comedy Bored to Death starring Jason Schwartzman and Ted Danson, and the first season of Showtime's comedy Nurse Jackie starring Edie Falco.

EditFestNY - Straight Cuts - Malcolm Jamieson, Editor, 'Mad Men' #editfest

• Vincent “Vinny” LoBrutto
Vincent LoBrutto is an instructor of editing, and cinema studies for the Department of Film, Video and Animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he is a thesis advisor and member of the Thesis Committee. He is the author of Selected Takes: Film Editors on Editing (Praeger, 1991); By Design: Interviews with Film Production Designers (Praeger, 1992); Sound-On-Film: Interviews with Creators of Film Sound (Praeger, 1994); Stanley Kubrick: A Biography (Penguin, 1997); Principal Photography: Interviews with Feature Film Cinematographers (Praeger, 1999); The Filmmaker’s Guide to Production Design (Allworth, 2000); The Encyclopedia of American Independent Filmmaking (Greenwood, 2002); Becoming Film Literate: The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures (Praeger, 2005); Martin Scorsese: A Biography (Praeger, 2008); Gus Van Sant: His Own Private Idaho (Praeger, 2010); and The Art of Motion Picture Editing (Allworth/Random House 2010).

EditFestNY - Straight Cuts Final Panel - Vincent "Vinnie" LoBrutto, Moderator #editfest

• Bobbie O’Steen
Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer who has been immersed in the world of film editing all her life, initially by her father, editor Richard C. Meyer (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). She then studied film and earned a degree in anthropology at Stanford University and worked as a story editor (with Ray Bradbury and Howard Fast), screenwriter (Clem & Peewee), and film editor (Straight Time). Following an Emmy® nomination in editing for the television movie Best Little Girl in the World, she began to write about the “invisible art.”

• Ken Schretzmann
Ken Schretzmann, A.C.E. was lead editor on Toy Story 3. His work at Pixar Animation Studios includes Cars as lead editor, and Monsters, Inc. as second editor. Prior to that, he was assistant editor on Men in Black, Get Shorty, and Fried Green Tomatoes. In 2011 he received an Eddie award for his work on Toy Story 3. A graduate of Syracuse University's Newhouse School, he currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

EditFestNY - Straight Cuts - Ken Schretzmann, Editor, "Toy Story 3" #editfest

• Andrew Weisblum
Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E., was nominated this year for an Academy Award® for Best Film Editing for Black Swan. His work on that film was also recognized with BAFTA and ACE Eddie award nominations as well as recognition from multiple film critics associations, including the award for best film editing of the year from the Boston Society of Film Critics. He previously collaborated with Darren Aronofsky on The Wrestler. More recently, he edited the Oscar® nominated Fantastic Mr. Fox for Wes Anderson for which he earned a Best Edited Animated Feature ACE Eddie nomination. Weisblum also edited The Darjeeling Limited with Anderson and Broken English for Zoe Cassavetes. He is currently editing Moonrise Kingdom for Anderson as well.

EditFestNY - Straight Cuts Final Panel - Andrew Weisblum, Editor, "Black Swan"

• Jeffrey Wolf
Jeffrey edited The Longshots (2008), for The Weinstein Co.; First Sunday (2008), for Sony Screengems; and the independent Lake City starring Sissy Spacek (2007). His other credits include the film Holes (2003), based on the 1998 Newbury Award winning novel by Louis Sachar. During much of his career, Wolf collaborated as editor on the films of the late director Ted Demme, including such innovative, smart, dark comedies as The Ref (1994) and such dramatic, character driven comedies as Beautiful Girls (1996). Other Demme films include Monument Ave. (1998) and Life (1999). He also has collaborated with the iconoclastic film director/artist John Waters on A Dirty Shame (2004) and Cecil B. Demented (2000). In addition, Wolf edited twice for legendary filmmaker Arthur Penn on Four Friends (1981) and Penn & Teller Get Killed (1989). Other outstanding films on Wolf’s resume include: Network (1976), Baby, Its You (1983), and The Godfather Saga (1984).

EditFestNY 2011 - Straight Cuts - Jeff Wolf

• David Zieff
David Zieff has been editing documentaries, feature films and television for almost three decades, working in music, comedy and sociopolitical arenas, occasionally at the same time. Recently Zieff was a creative consultant on the Oscar Award-winning documentary The Cove, and edited and produced ESPN’s Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks, receiving rave reviews at Sundance 2010. He also won a Peabody Award for the doc mini-series Black Magic. Zieff edited and produced Crazy Love, a Sundance nominee and winner of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. He was the supervising editor of the critically acclaimed and multiple award-winning Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, shaping over 1600 hours of footage into a Sundance hit, and one of the most celebrated music films of all time.

EditFest - Straight Cuts - David Zieff, Editor, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" #editfest

About Manhattan Edit Workshop
Manhattan Edit Workshop was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing cutting-edge editing instruction on Apple, Avid, and Adobe platforms. Mewshop’s signature Six-Week Intensive is a jump-start for anyone looking for a career in editing; weekend and one-week courses introduce and solidify core-editing concepts. Corporate and group training is offered through a customized curriculum, either in-house or on-site, for professionals that are eager to learn a new skill or to build on existing ones. The facility’s focus on small workshops, highly skilled and certified faculty, and a results-oriented curriculum have quickly won it the reputation of being New York’s premier postproduction teaching facility..

For all press inquiries please contact:
Cara Zambri
Zazil Media Group
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(skype) cara.zambri

Janice Dolan
Zazil Media Group
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(skype) janicedolan

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Free Demo at Manhattan Edit Workshop June 12th!

Manhattan Edit Workshop and Adobe are proud to offer a free demo event covering Premiere Pro CS5.5! In this demo Certified Adobe Instructor Aanarav Saranev will go over the new features of Premiere Pro CS5.5 as well as it's integration across the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite products. This event is free and space is limited, sign up now! 

Demo Times:
Session One: 10am - 11am
Session Two: 12pm - 1pm

Click here to sign up!

Certification Sunday is Back at MEWSHOP June 12th!

Certification Sunday is back for EditFest NY 2011!

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. This class will be taught by our Final Cut Pro Certified Instructor Mark Chandler.

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 June 12, 2011 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Course Cost: $199*.

Discounted Cost With EditFest NY 2011 Ticket: $149*

Please put in promo code EFNY11 in the promo box when registering to receive the discount. Registration is under the special workshops drop down menu on the registration page.


The Certification exam is 1 hour and 30 min long and will begin promptly at 3:00pm after the review session.


FCP 101, FCP 100 or FCP 200.
Experienced Final Cut Pro users who have worked with all aspects of Final Cut Pro are also eligible to take the exam.

*Certification Sunday is a separate cost than EditFest NY 2011.