He'll Take Manhattan - Our Fall 2006 Artist in Residence


This past fall, Michael Berenbaum served as Manhattan Edit Workshop Artist-in-Residence for the Six Week Art-of-Editing course. Berenbaum mentored a class of students and worked with them on a unique project. “The directors of the film I’m finishing now, The Marconi Brothers, are friends with [MEW founder] Josh Apter and they provided footage from the movie for the students to edit,” he says. “It was fun to compare my work with what other people would come up with using the same footage.” For the culminating event of Berenbaum’s visit, over 50 students and professionals met at the Motion Picture Editors Guild’s TriBeCa offices for a lecture and discussion. Berenbaum presented clips from the hit HBO series, Sex and the City as well as Miller’s Crossing (1990) Barton Fink and more, pointing out specific challenges or surprises that occurred while completing the projects.