VIDEO: Jesse Averna, Sidney Wolinsky, ACE and Michael Berenbaum, ACE on After E...

Editors Jesse Averna, Sidney Wolinsky, ACE and Michael Berenbaum, ACE on the importance of Adobe After Effects.

From Manhattan Edit Workshop's Sight, Sound & Story event, June 13, 2015. For more information visit and

About Jesse Averna (@Dr0id): For the last six seasons, the series editor for "Sesame Street," for which he has won five Emmys. Jesse also teaches Continuing Ed at the School of Visual Arts, recently directed a new children’s series "Monica’s Mixing Bowl" and is in active development on his own film. He also leads a weekly Twitter chat every Wednesday night for Post Professionals, called #PostChat. When Jesse’s not engaged in the above, or spending time with his family, he’s editing recap promo’s for SyFy’s "12 Monkeys.' Basically, he’s a workaholic insomniac with a love for his daughter, Post Production, monsters and droids.

About Michael Berenbaum, ACE: Michael served as editor on both "Sex and the City" and "Sex and the City 2, "the box office hits based on the HBO series, on which Berenbaum also worked. His other recent projects include the hit FX series, "The Americans," starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys and Netflix's "Marco Polo." Berenbaum also edited "What to Expect When You're Expecting," whose cast includes Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Kendrick, and Chris Rock; "War, Inc.," starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, and Hilary Duff; and "Hollywoodland," starring Adrien Brody and Diane Lane. He has worked with such directors as Joel and Ethan Coen, John Turturro, Al Pacino, Julian Schnabel and Martin Scorsese. During his six-year stint on the series "Sex and the City," Berenbaum received two Emmy Award nominations and two American Cinema Editors (ACE) Awards. In addition, he received an Emmy for his work on the pilot episode of "Desperate Housewives." Berenbaum’s other television work includes the hit series "Nurse Jackie," "Running Wilde,' 'Life Is Wild," "The Comeback," "The Wire" and "Ed,' as well as several telefilms.

About Sidney Wolinsky, ACE: Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Wolinsky, graduated from Brandeis University and received a Masters in Film from San Francisco State University. As an editor he has worked on feature films, documentaries, and dramatic series. He edited David Chase’s film "Not Fade Away." Among the series he has worked on are "The Sopranos," "Rome,' "Ray Donovan," and "House of Cards." He edited pilot episodes for "Blue Bloods," "Boardwalk Empire," "Ray Donovan," 'The Strain," and "Extant." He has received two Eddies for his work on "The Sopranos" and an Emmy for the "Boardwalk Empire" pilot. He is currently completing the second season of "Power."