Manhattan Edit Workshop Introduces First Ever “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” Production Event

MEWShop's speaker series continues in New York City with a night behind the scenes of cinematography.

New York, New York – September 9, 2015 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for visual content creators, announces the expansion of their successful speakers series “Sight, Sound & Story,” with Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography, debuting September 30th in New York City.  

This new evening event celebrates the craft of visual storytelling from the masters behind the camera; taking the audience on an in-depth look at the process of shooting narrative, documentary and series television.  Following the event will be a Networking Party & Tech Lounge where the audience can meet the panelists, moderators and event sponsors.  “As our editing events gained more popularity from year to year, the next logical step was to add a production element to the Sight, Sound and Story series,” says MEWShop owner Josh Apter.  “For three years we’ve successfully gone ‘inside the edit room’ with our June post-production summit.  At this new event, we plan to share the same insights from the cinematographer’s art with some of the best in the business.”

This special evening event features:

·       Paul Koestner (Louie, Deadbeat, Better Things)

·       Nancy Schreiber, ASC (NovemberThe Nines, The Comeback)

·       Bob Richman (An Inconvenient Truth, The September Issue, Paradise Lost: the Robin Hood Hills Child Murders)

·       Matt Porwoll (Cartel Land, Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1)

·       Jerry Ricciotti (Vice, Vice News)

·       Josh & Jason Diamond  (The Diamond Bros.)

·       Hugo Perez (Betty La Flaca, Juliet Y Ramon)


Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography Panel Topics

Planned Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography panel sessions include: “The Many Challenges of Nonfiction Cinematography” and “A Cinematographer's Vision: Creating Distinct Looks for Film & TV.”

For more information about panel topics, speakers and moderators, please click HERE

2015 Technology Sponsors:

·         OWC joins us this year to showcase their amazing products to attendees.  OWC is the manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts and has been providing OWC memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1988. Widely recognized for its exemplary customer service, OWC provides extensive US-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world.

·         Perennial sponsor Blackmagic Design returns showcasing their innovating creative video technology; from cutting edge professional cameras to their groundbreaking software.



Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography will take place on September 30, 2015 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway located at 1871 Broadway, just steps from Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center.  Admission is $45.00. Cost includes ticket to Sight, Sound and Story panels and  networking party with open bar, hors d’oeuvres & sponsored giveaways.

To register, please click HERE.


About “Sight, Sound & Story” Speaker Series:

Produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), “Sight, Sound & Story” is an ongoing high-profile speaker series that brings audiences “behind the scenes” with legends of visual storytelling. Superstar and award-winning guests have included  Michael Kahn, ACE (Saving Private Ryan, Schindler’s List, Raiders of the Lost ArkLincoln), William Goldenberg, ACE (Argo, The Imitation Game, Zero Dark Thirty), Alan Heim, ACE (All That Jazz, Network), Jerry Greenberg, ACE (Apocalypse Now, The French Connection), Sidney Wolinsky, ACE (The Sopranos, The Strain, Ray Donovan), Bill Pankow, ACE (The Untouchables, Carlito’s Way), Cindy Mollo, ACE (House of Cards, Mad Men), Rob Legato (Avatar, Hugo), Fabienne Bouville, ACE (American Horror Story, Masters of Sex), Phil Stockton, M.P.S.E. (Life of Pi, Hugo), Eugene Gearty, M.P.S.E. (The Departed, Hugo), and Susan Morse, ACE (Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters).  Each event will be hosted in the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at 1871 Broadway, just footsteps from Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center.  

About Manhattan Edit Workshop – Certified 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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