Author and Film Historian Bobbie O'Steen talk about her new "Making the Cut Course Series" - VIDEO

Making the Cut with Bobbie O'Steen Course Series - Promo Video from Manhattan Edit Workshop on Vimeo.

The purpose of these classes is to understand the art and technique of master editors. How do they decide what shot to use and when exactly to cut in and out of that shot? How do they shape actors’ performances and fit the puzzle pieces together to make a story work? O’Steen will reveal the wisdom and strategies of master editors by taking you through a cut-by-cut analysis of many classic movie scenes, based on interviews from her popular books, panels, and event series. Ultimately, you’ll develop a deeper knowledge of the thinking behind the editing process, empowering you to become a better editor and storyteller yourself.

“O'Steen uses her insider knowledge and sensitivity to the work of editors to expose the techniques, or rather the feelings, and the instincts behind "making movie magic." - Editor Carol Littleton, ACE ("E.T. the Extra Terrestrial," "The Big Chill")

About the classes:

Making the Cut with Bobbie O’Steen: Volume 1 - Saturday & Sunday,  January 7 - 8, 2017   from 10am – 6pm
Cost: $695.00
DAY 1:  From Raw Footage to Final Cut: The Making of Two Classics.
Scenes from - The Graduate and Rosemary’s Baby
DAY 2: The Biggest Challenges: Beginnings, Endings and the Dialogue Scene.
Scenes from – Breathless, Bonnie & Clyde, Manhattan, Michael Clayton, Up, Gosford Park, Rachel Getting Married, Moneyball

Making the Cut with Bobbie O’Steen: Volume 2 - Saturday & Sunday, January 13 - 14, 2017  from 10am – 6pm
Cost: $695.00
DAY 1: The Musical and Action Scene - Playing with Sound, Motion, and Time.
Scenes from - A Hard Day’s Night, All That Jazz, The Big Chill, The French Connection, The Right Stuff, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Argo
DAY 2: The Sex and Suspense Scene – Power of Psychology and Point of View.
Scenes from - Body Heat, Don’t Look Now, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Chinatown, Silence of the Lambs, Black Swan

Students can register at  Our Making the Cut with Bobbie O’Steen: Volume 1 & Volume 2 courses are located under the “two-day/weekend” drop down menu.  Prospective students can sign up for both Making the Cut: Volume 1 & Volume 2 courses and receive 10% off the total price (Regular Price is $1,390.00 - $695.00 for each class). By bundling these classes the discounted total price is $1,249.00!  Please indicate in the comments section of the registration page that you are signing up and taking both classes to receive the discounted bundle price.

About Bobbie O'Steen: Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with film students, professionals and the movie-going public. She is an Emmy-nominated editor and author of two acclaimed books about editing. Cut to the Chase is based on interviews with her late husband and colleague, legendary editor Sam O’Steen; and her second book, The Invisible Cut, deconstructs classic movie scenes through a cut-by-cut analysis.

She has taught graduate school workshops at NYU and contributes commentary and interviews about the art of editing for The Criterion Collection releases. She has moderated numerous panels honoring master editors at EditFest as well as NYU, Emerson College, UCLA and 92Y Tribeca. She is now partnered with Manhattan Edit Workshop to regularly host her evening event series in NYC called “Inside the Cutting Room.” She has also written for such publications as ACE’s CinemaEditor Magazine, which recently named her “Film Editing’s Greatest Champion.”

O’Steen’s next project is an authoritative, media-rich eBook called "Making the Cut at Pixar" about the editor's pioneering role in computer animation.  For more information go to