In the spirit of Halloween here are some videos from our vault of Editors working on scary movies, television and online haunted hotels!

Check out some scary and educational behind the scenes videos from the world of Post Production from our library!

Legendary Editor Anne V. Coates, ACE goes "Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O'Steen" to talk about editing alternate reveals in "The Elephant Man," from "Sight, Sound & Story" 2016.




Sidney Wolinsky, ACE discusses working with Guillermo del Toro on "The Strain," from "Sight, Sound & Story" 2015.

 



Editor Fabienne Bouville, ACE on stylistic changes between seasons of  "American Horror Story," from "Sight, Sound & Story" 2015.




Oscar Tillman & Adele Major Discuss the Creation of an Interactive Horror Website "Hotel 626" from "Sight, Sound & Story" 2013.




Craig McKay, ACE goes "Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O'Steen" to talk about the process of parallel cutting from "The Silence of the Lambs."




Editor Tina Hirch, ACE from EditFest NY 2011 discussing how an experimental decision influenced "Twilight Zone: The Movie."

Woman Crush Wednesday: Documentary Editor Erin Casper





This week's #WCW at MEWShop is former Sight, Sound and Story panelist and Erin Casper! Erin is an Emmy-nominated documentary editor based in New York.  Erin’s recent editing credits include "The Last Season" (2015 Truer Than Fiction Independent Spirit Award nominee); and "American Promise" (POV 2014, Special Jury Prize for Achievement in Filmmaking at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Official Selection of the 51st Annual New York Film Festival).  Erin also edited "The New Black" (Independent Lens in 2014, GLAAD and NAACP Image Award nominee); "Our School," (winner of the 2011 Sterling Award for Best US Feature Documentary at AFI DOCS); and short nonfiction pieces for NY Times Op-Docs and The Intercept.

In 2011, Erin was the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship, and has had the distinct honor of attending the Sundance Documentary Edit & Story Lab in 2009, 2011 and 2015.

The film in this video, American Promise, is a documentary spanning 13 years from directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson. The film captures the stories of Brewster and Stephenson's 5-year-old son Idris and his best friend and classmate Seun as these families navigate their way through the rigorous prep-school process. The film is set against the backdrop of a persistent educational achievement gap that dramatically affects African-American boys at all socioeconomic levels across the country.

You can follow Erin on Twitter at @erinlcasper.

VIDEO - Editor Artist in Residence Jeffrey Wolf, ACE on His Process for Cutting SNL's "White Like Me"



Artist in Residence Jeffrey Wolf, ACE on SNL Skit "White Like Me."

From Manhattan Edit Workshop's "Critical Ends" series, featuring award winning editors discussing their craft as a part of our Six Week Editing Intensive. For more information on Manhattan Edit Workshop's Six Week Editing Intensive and Artist In Residence program please visit: mewshop.com/six_week_workshop/

Jeffrey Wolf, ACE, worked with director Ted Demme on "The Ref," "Beautiful Girls," "Monument Avenue" and "Life." He also edited the award-winning film "Holes," "Penn & Teller get Killed" and "Billy Madison." He also worked on "The Longshots" starring Ice-Cube, and directed his first film, the documentary, "James Castle, Portait of an Artist."

In "White Like Me," from Saturday Night Live sketch in the mid 1980’s,Eddie Murphy goes undercover using makeup to see what it is like to be white. The satirical skit follows Murphy as he goes through a number of everyday experiences as a white man. He is shocked to see the many privileges and benefits he receives from other white New Yorkers – from a cocktail party in a city bus to free money at the bank.

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Featuring a clip from "White Like Me" TM & © 1984 Broadway Video

"White Like Me". n.d. In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 15, 2015 from http://www.criticalmediaproject.org/cml/media/eddie-murphy-white-like-me/

NEW VIDEO!! - Editor William Goldenberg, ACE Discusses Cutting Varying Performances in a Scene from "The Insider"



Editor William Goldenberg, ACE discusses putting together a scene featuring actors with wildly different performing styles, as seen in "The Insider." From the panel "Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O'Steen," at "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 13th, 2015.

William Goldenberg, ACE, has more than twenty film and television credits since 1992. He won the Academy Award for Film Editing for the film Argo, and has been nominated for "The Insider," "Seabiscuit," "Zero Dark Thirty," and "The Imitation Game." He has also received nominations for nine other editing-related awards. Goldenberg has had an extended, notable collaboration with the director Michael Mann including "Heat," "The Insider," "Ali," and "Miami Vice." Some of his other work includes "Unbroken," "Alive," "Pleasantville," "National Treasure," and "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction," and "Gone Baby Gone."

About the moderator: Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with students, professionals, and the movie-going public. She is an Emmy-nominated film editor and the author of two acclaimed books about editing entitled "Cut to the Chase" and "The Invisible Cut." O’Steen is currently partnered with Manhattan Edit Workshop for her series “Inside the Cutting Room," and she also moderates panels for American Cinema Editors’ EditFest. To find out more information on her speaking events go to: http://www.bobbieosteen.com

"The Insider" is a 1999 American drama film directed by Michael Mann, based on the true story of a 60 Minutes segment about Jeffrey Wigand, a whistleblower in the tobacco industry. The 60 Minutes story originally aired in November 1995 in an altered form because of objections by CBS' then-owner, Laurence Tisch, who also controlled the Lorillard Tobacco Company. The story later aired in a complete and uncensored form on February 4, 1996.

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"Sight Sound and Story" is an annual event presented by Manhattan Edit Workshop that brings audiences "behind the scenes" with legends of visual storytelling. Each year the one day summit brings together a collection of diverse and intriguing high-profile speaker series to discuss the evolving world of post-production. Panels topics have included the art and processes of editing film & television, exploring ground-breaking interactive media, the fast pace of cutting sports television, getting the real from reality television, experiencing the magic of feature sound design, taking a look at the vital roles of the VFX artist, and deconstructing key scenes from fiction and documentary favorites.

For more information go to: SightSoundandStory.com.
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Featuring a clip from "The Insider” TM & © 1999 Buena Vista Pictures
"The Insider". n.d. In Wikipedia. Retrieved July 13, 2015 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Insider_(film)

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MEWTube's Final Cut Pro X Tutorial Masterpost


MEWTube is home to hundreds of videos about post-production and editing -- not just interviews with post professionals, but also, quick how-to videos for every step of the post process. They're things you find yourself Googling mid-project, short tutorials it never hurts to have on hand.

Here's a compilation of our videos tutorials for Final Cut Pro X!




















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Manhattan Edit Workshop Launches Educational TV and Film Videos on YouTube Channel Featuring Industry Experts

New York, New York - October 18, 2016 - As the leader in post-production training and certification, Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), has produced, over a number of years, a wealth of video content. Already known for its "Sight, Sound & Story" speaker series and Six-Week Art of Editing course, MEWShop is expanding its purview to web content. That content is available on YouTube.com/MEWShop, from interviews with award-winning editors and cinematographers, to how-to videos detailing step-by-step edit processes.

MEWTube is home to more than 400 videos from MEWShop's "Sight, Sound & Story" event series; including documentary editors, cinematographers, VFX artists, and exclusive interviews with dozens of top visual storytellers like Anne V. Coates, ACE (Lawrence of Arabia, The Elephant Man), Michael Kahn, ACE (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park), William Goldenberg, ACE (The Imitation Game, Argo), Kelley Dixon, ACE (Breaking Bad), Alan Heim, ACE (All That Jazz, Network), and Susan Morse, ACE (Manhattan), to name just a few.

MEWTube also boasts a series of how-to videos, providing concise instructions and troubleshooting for a range of programs and equipment including Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and DSLR cameras. Other exclusive content includes a rich archive of videos from of ACE's EditFest NY event, excerpts from "Inside The Cutting Room With Bobbie O'Steen," a co-produced event series with host and acclaimed author and historian Bobbie O'Steen, and clips from the "Critical Ends" series, featuring short interviews on the editing aesthetics from MEWShop's Artist in Residence program.

"We've been honored to have such incredibly talented artists work directly with our students and share their experiences in both a classroom setting and in our larger events as well," says MEWShop owner Josh Apter. "Since 2004 we've been archiving and sharing this content - first on our site, then on Vimeo and now through MEWTube, where we're presenting all of our content in a single collection. It's the largest archive of its kind and a wealth of knowledge for anyone interested in the art and tech of filmmaking." With this channel, MEWShop aims to provide resources and inspiration to fledgling film editors, students, cinema buffs and more.

Subscribe to MEWTube at http://www.youtube.com/mewshop for new videos every week!







About Manhattan Edit Workshop -  Training in New York City and Your City
Headquartered in the Flatiron District of New York City, Manhattan Edit Workshop was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing cutting-edge instruction on Apple®, Adobe® and Avid® platforms. Since then, MEWShop has added Digital Cinema Production classes, DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk® Smoke®, Assimilate Scratch training and a two-week documentary film production course to its already impressive curriculum. MEWShop's signature Six-Week Intensive is a jump-start for anyone looking for a career in post-production, while weekend and one-week courses introduce and solidify core editing concepts. Corporate and group training offer a customized curriculum, either in-house or on-site, for professionals 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 as New York's premier post-production teaching facility.

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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

Registration
Students can register at https://www.mewshop.com/registration/.  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 www.bobbieosteen.com.

Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC on shooting the period piece "Shadow Magic" - VIDEO



Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC discusses shooting the period piece "Shadow Magic." Recorded at the event "Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography" on September 30, 2015.

Nancy Schreiber, ASC is an award winning cinematographer based in both New York and Los Angeles. She came up through the ranks as an electrician and gaffer, working in commercials features and documentaries for such directors and producers as Martha Coolidge, Michael Hausman, and Richard Pearce.

"Shadow Magic" is a 2000 film directed and co-written by Ann Hu. The film was a US-China co-production starring Xia Yu, Jared Harris and Xing Yufei. The movie was Ann Hu's directorial debut.

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"Sight Sound and Story" is an annual event presented by Manhattan Edit Workshop that brings audiences "behind the scenes" with legends of visual storytelling. Each year the one day summit brings together a collection of diverse and intriguing high-profile speaker series to discuss the evolving world of post-production. Panels topics have included the art and processes of editing film & television, exploring ground-breaking interactive media, the fast pace of cutting sports television, getting the real from reality television, experiencing the magic of feature sound design, taking a look at the vital roles of the VFX artist, and deconstructing key scenes from fiction and documentary favorites.

For more information go to: http://www.SightSoundandStory.com.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Announces New Class Series with Film Historian and Author Bobbie O’Steen



'Making the Cut with Bobbie O’Steen’ courses explore the editor’s endgame decisions from inside the cutting room
New York, New York – September 29, 2016 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the east coast's top school in the post-production industry, for cutting edge certified training and for filmmakers learning the art and craft of editing, has just announced weekend dates for the ‘Making the Cut with Bobbie O’Steen’ class series this January 2017.  The purpose of these courses is to understand the art and technique of master editors through screening and discussion of their work.  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.

Carol Littleton, ACE (E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, The Big Chill) notes “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." Adds MEWShop President Jason Banke “Bobbie O’Steen’s wealth of knowledge and insight gained from extensive research and years of interviews with master editors is second to none. These intensive courses about the decision-making process of editing taught by someone of Bobbie’s caliber is an experience that existing and aspiring editors and filmmakers will not want to miss.”

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

Registration
Students can register at https://www.mewshop.com/registration/.  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.   You can find out more information at bobbieosteen.com.