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"Manhattan Edit Workshop continues to grow its reputation as the top spot on the East Coast to learn the editor's craft.” - Dan Ochiva, NYC Production & Post News NYC Production & Post News

Manhattan Edit Workshop's Six Week Intensive Course in the art and technique of editing is a comprehensive jump-start for anyone serious about a career in post-production.

In addition to certified training in Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and After Effects, we devote time each day to film theory; covering the history & evolution of editing technique, as well as the aesthetics of narrative, short-form, comedy and documentary.  You’ll not only learn the tools – you’ll understand why we use them.  Please click here to read about our program as featured in Post Magazine online.

  • The only class in the world where you can learn ALL of the leading industry tools: Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and After Effects.
  • Work with top editors in our Artist in Residence Program.  Recent Artists in Residence include: Susan Morse, ACE (Manhattan, The Purple Rose of Cairo), Alexander Hall (True Detective, The Treme, Messenger), Jay Rabinowitz, ACE (Requiem for a Dream, I'm Not There), Peter Frank, ACE (Blue Bloods, Cadillac Records), Craig McKay, ACE (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), Gary Levy, ACE (Royal PainsNurse Jackie), Sabine Hoffman, ACE (The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee), Ken Eluto, ACE (30 Rock, Oz, Homicide), and Deborah Moran (Bloodline, Damages).
  • Create a professional editors portfolio and build your own website to showcase your work so you can start working on your career when the class ends.
  • Participate in Manhattan Edit WorkForce and connect to at least twenty-five* post facilities, instantly. Read about this program as featured on Apple.com.  Actual number of post-production facilities may be higher.
  • Take the FCP X ($250 value) and the MC 101 ($150 value) & MC 110 ($150 value), user exams FREE!**
  • Certified Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and Apple FCP X instruction included in every Six Week Intensive!
  • The only class of it’s kind to guarantee that you cut on your own workstation for the duration of the class.  Students never share a station - ever.
  • Conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan, with easy access from anywhere in the tri-state area.
  • Get exclusive Six Week Alumni discounts on MEWShop workshops and events.
  • Free admission to Sight, Sound & Story 2016!


"I'm continually impressed by the seriousness of purpose of the students passing through the MEW workshops, to the point where I've hired a number of graduates on projects of mine.  My only regret is that a place like MEW didn't exist when I was first trying to break into the film industry. I had to learn everything the hard way." - Doug Block, Director (112 Weddings, The Kids Grow Up, 51 Birch Street) & Founder and Co-host of The D-Word 

Whether just starting out in a new career, switching gears from an old one, or pursuing your own creative goals, the Six Week Intensive helps you develop the practical tools you need every day, and the foundation of your voice as a visual artist.

Six Week Intensives are Monday through Friday 10AM -5PM.  The classroom will also be open to Six Week students Monday - Friday from 5pm - 6pm for lab time (schedule permitting.)

Course cost: $5,850


2015 Course Dates:

  • November 2, 2015 - December 11, 2015 - 5 Spots Remaining!

2016 Course Dates:
  • January 4, 2016 - February 12, 2016
  • February 29, 2016 - April 8, 2016
  • April 25, 2016 - June 3, 2016
  • June 20, 2016 - July 29, 2016
  • September 12, 2016 - October 21, 2016
  • November 7, 2016 - December 16, 2016


Private student loans and payment plans are available for the Six Week Intensive Workshop.   All students must fill out the appropriate loan application through Manhattan Edit Workshop for private loans.  All private loan plans are designed around students on a case-by-case basis, but must be paid off within 6-24 months. Please call 212-414-9570 or email jason@mewshop.com for details about our payment plans and our low interest private loans that are available.

To receive additional information or to submit inquiries about the Six Week Intensive Workshop click here or call 212-414-9570.

Manhattan Edit Workshop will be closed and the Six Week Intensive will not hold classes on the following dates to observe National holidays: November 26 - 27, 2015, May 30, 2016, July 4, 2016, and November 24 - 25, 2016.  These dates will not be made up for the class.

*Actual number of post-production facilities may be higher. **Certification tests must be redeemed within 30 days and taken on-site.



Former Manhattan Edit Workshop Six-Week student Joe Schuck talks about his experiences with Mewshop's Six Week Intensive Program. He talks about his work after the class at MLB.com and on television shows such as "True Life, Best Funeral Ever," "The First 48," and his current job editing Discovery Channel's hit show "Alaskan Bush People."


Former Manhattan Edit Workshop Six-Week student Jose Berrios talks about his experiences with Mewshop's Six Week Intensive Program.  Jose is currently Post-Production Supervisor for "Alaskan Bush People," the hit series on Discovery Channel. In the past he has served as Assistant Editor on "Alaskan Bush People," "Best Funeral Ever," and "Houston Beauty."  Before working in Reality Television, Jose worked for MLB.com as a Game Night Editor.



Former Mewshop Six-Week student Jamie Unruh talks about her decision to take and her experiences with Mewshop's Six Week Intensive Program. She talks about her work after the class at ITV, Lion Television, emmys.com and her current work editingher first feature documentary with director E.J. Vaughn.



Former Mewshop Six-Week student Kevin Moore talks about editing for the show "Dog the Bounty Hunter", "Parking Wars" and his own work as director of the zombie short, "Plague".



Manhattan Edit Workshop Six Week Workshop Student Profile of Heather Smith. For more information on our Six Week Intensive Workshop go to www.mewshop.com.