"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

The Six Week Intensive in the art and technique of editing, is a comprehensive jump-start for anyone serious about a career in post-production.  Whether just starting out, changing your career or pursuing your own creative goals - the Six Week Intensive will help you to develop the practical tools and foundation you need as a visual artist.

The course consists of foundational training in the top industry video editing programs - Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.  In addition, we devote time each day to film theory; covering the history & evolution of editing techniques, as well as the aesthetics of narrative, short-form, comedy and documentary.  You’ll not only learn editing tools but you’ll understand why and how to use them.


Course Highlights

Your Own Private Workstation.

For the full six weeks you’ll have your own fully equipped editing station and storage drive.  With an intimate 6 to 1 student to teacher ratio, there’s no need to double up and share a system, and no concern that you’ll get lost in an overcrowded classroom.  Our facility also features a surround sound system for film and student screenings.

Your Choice for Your Work.

Choose to edit from a variety of real films and projects.


Access to our exclusive Six Week Alumni Facebook group for career/technical advice and job opportunities.


Artist in Residence

The Artist-in-Residence is a core component of the workshop.  Top film editors join the class to screen and discuss their work, while students share their edits for comments and critique.  Recent Artist in Residence include Susan Morse, ACE (Manhattan, Hannah & Her Sisters), Jay Rabinowitz, ACE  (Requiem for a Dream, I'm Not  There), Craig McKay, ACE (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), and Kelley Dixon, ACE (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead.)


Get Certified

Take the Avid user certification exams for free.  Once certified use Avid's logo on your resume and website to get an edge over other job applicants. We are the only Six Week Program to offer certification in both the MC 101 and MC 110 workshops & tests (combined these equal the Avid Certified User for Media Composer.)

Not Just a Class For Editors

Our class is suitable for Directors, DP's, or Producers looking to learn the art of storytelling as an editor.

Create Your Demo Reel

Construct your reel from in-class work on scenes from actual films and projects to represent your talent and get your foot in the door.  


Get Online

Build your own web site to showcase your demo reel and contact information for potential employers.

Jumpstart Your Job Search. 

We connect you to Post Production companies such as ITV-America (formerly Leftfield Pictures,) Outpost Digital (Radical Media,) AMC, and H&O Post.  Through our program, Six Week Alumni will be given the opportunity to apply for a paid editorial internship at both ITV-America and Outpost Digital.* Many of our Six Week Alumni are currently working as editors, assistant editors and paid internship at these companies. 

Resumes & Cover Letters

We help you craft a professional resume and cover letter specifically for the post production industry.


Free admission to Sight, Sound & Story 2019 Get exclusive Six Week Alumni discounts on MEWShop workshops and events.


Conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan, with easy access from anywhere in the tri-state area.

"I'm continually impressed by the seriousness of purpose of the students passing through MEWShop's 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

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


More questions? Check our FAQ or contact us.


Course Dates

  • November 4, 2019 - December 13, 2019
  • January 13, 2020 - February 21, 2020
  • March 2, 2020 - April 10, 2020
  • April 27, 2020 - June 5, 2020
  • June 22, 2020 - July 31, 2020
  • September 14, 2020 - October 23, 2020
  • November 9, 2020 - December 18, 2020


Course Cost: $5,850

REGISTER EARLY - GET $350 OFF!! If students pay for the full amount of the workshop 30 days prior to the start date of a class, there is an early bird price of $5,500.00.  

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.  Please contact us for details about our no-interest payment plans and our low interest private loans that are available.

*Manhattan Edit Workshop will be closed and the Six Week Intensive will be closed on the following days to observe National holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.  These dates will not be made up for the class if they fall within the timeframe of a Six Week Intensive Workshop.

*Manhattan Edit Workshop cannot guarantee students will be hired or granted an interview as a result of the Six Week Intensive Workshop.

**Certification tests must be redeemed within 30 days and taken on-site.