Peter Frank - Greatest Edited Movies You Never Saw PT-1 EditFest NY 2011

Harry Keramidas - Feature Film Editors Panel EditFest NY 2011

Editor Harry Keramidas, A.C.E. talks about the famous skateboarding scene in "Back to the Future" and the art of filmmaking from storyboard to post-prodution. For more information on Editfest NY please go to This video was produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop and edited by Daniel Jami

Coming to Avid Media Composer: 64-bit, 4K and higher projects, a new interface - Post


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:  $499
Dates: July 16th & 17th, 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.

Art of the Guillotine interviews MEWSHop owner Josh Apter- Audio

Art of the Guillotine's Gordon Burkell interviews MEWShop owner Josh Apter about EditFest NY.  To listen to this podcast please click here.

FREE DaVinci Resolve Demo @ MEWShop July 20th 6:30pm - 9:00pm!

Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop) and Blackmagic Design Offers Free DaVinci Resolve Demo

The two-and-a-half-hour session, hosted by Patrick Inhofer of Fini, will provide an
introduction to the DaVinci Resolve for Mac non-linear color correction system, showcase proper set up and integration tips, provide how-to’s and detail Resolve features and capabilities.

When: July 20th, 2011 – Session occurs from 6:30 – 9:00 pm EST
Where: Manhattan Edit Workshop, 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1501, New York, NY

For more event information and to register, please visit

Press Photography
Product photos of DaVinci Resolve, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at

To check out Manhattan Edit Workshop's upcoming Resolve workshops, please click here.

EditFest NY 2011 "Greatest Movies You Never Saw" Part I: Peter Frank - Video

Editor Peter Frank, A.C.E. talks about his experiences editing a scene in "Cadillac Records". For more information on Editfest NY please go to This video was produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop and edited by John Schlirf.