Manhattan Edit Workshop Opens Registration For New SCRATCH 101: Finishing Course

Join MEWShop for SCRATCH 101: Finishing, a two-day hands-on workshop that introduces students to this powerful finishing toolset

New York, New York – March 8, 2016 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination, in cooperation with The Studio B&H, today opened registration for the new SCRATCH 101: Finishing workshop. Held on April 2 – 3, 2016, the SCRATCH 101: Finishing course offers students valuable hands-on end-to-end post-production DI workflow; as well as a conforming and color-grading for the unique requirements of episodic broadcast. 

Assimilate and The Studio B&H are proud to offer a permanent SCRATCH license (Mac or Windows) to any Manhattan Edit Workshop SCRATCH course attendee for the one-time special promotional price of $995. Offer starts on April 5, 2016, 12:00 AM ET and will run through May 15, 2016 11:59 PM ET. Please contact us via email at to submit your request. You must have completed the course to be eligible. Proof of course completion is required. Offer not valid in the store.

SCRATCH 101: Finishing - Course Outline

Day one of the workshop will begin with an introduction and overview of SCRATCH. Instructors will walk students through CONstruct, media, player, output, LAB Dailies Workflow and more. Students will learn how to sync audio and edit content, color grade and verify color range with scopes, and process queue and rendering, among many other things. Day two will cover the SCRATCH finishing workflow, conform, primary and secondary grading, and advanced grading using scaffolds.

Who Should Attend
The SCRATCH 101: Finishing workshop is designed for any creative familiar with post-production concepts. This could be an independent feature filmmaker who needs to learn about SCRATCH’s comprehensive, end-to-end post-production DI workflow capabilities or a colorist who needs to learn the ins and outs of SCRATCH’s conform and color-grading feature set to meet the unique requirements of an episodic broadcast project they are working on.

SCRATCH 101: Finishing Registration Details

The two-day SCRATCH 101 workshop will take place on Saturday April 2, 2016 and Sunday April 3, 2016, at the MEWShop headquarters: 119 W 23rd Street, Suite 700, New York, NY.

The course fee is $995.00. For more information or to register, please click here.

About the Instructor 

Cairo-born and Queens, New York - based, Instructor Sherif Sadek has been making shorts since 1999. After graduating with a B.F.A. in Film/Video/Animation from Rochester Institute of Technology, he returned to his native Egypt to work on a documentary film about the nomadic Arab/African tribe of the Bisharin.

In late 2001, Sherif returned to New York, working on documentaries on Arab-Americans in post-9/11 America, the Iraq War, and Latin gangs in Los Angeles.  Sherif has also shot and edited a few narrative shorts, including a fiction, silent black-and-white film, and a documentary about taxi drivers in Cairo.

In the post-production scene, Sherif has worked at Technicolor Creative Services, PostWorks NY (when they were separate companies), Assimilate Inc., Nutmeg Post, and is now a DI Engineer at Post Factory NY.


Are you a independent feature filmmaker who needs a comprehensive, end-to-end post-production DI workflow with uncompromising quality? Or are you a artist who needs a dailies, conform and color-grading tool ideal for the unique requirements of episodic and spot television production? SCRATCH is so flexible and comprehensive it's actually been called a post house in a box. And ASSIMILATE was the first DI partner to natively support RED, so it’s no surprise that SCRATCH is the most mature, reliable tool you can buy for digital workflows. Period.



ASSIMILATE® is the premier provider of digital workflow and post-production tools, that have proven to be essential in the successful creation of thousands of studio and independent features, television shows, music videos and corporate video productions.

About The Studio – B&H
The Studio at B&H, a new division of B&H Photo Video Pro Audio, is dedicated to providing solutions for broadcast and digital cinema by offering a full range of products and services for all of your production and post production needs. The Studio team consists of highly skilled professionals with years of real-world experience. They are trained and certified to assist with pre & post-sales support, consultation, system design, and integration.

At the heart of The Studio is the new professional showroom, which is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. Professionals now have the opportunity to test and compare equipment as well as participate in product demonstrations and training.

About Manhattan Edit Workshop – Certified Training in New York City & 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.

Follow @mewshop on Twitter and Facebook. For more information on Manhattan Edit Workshop please visit:


Press Contacts

Jason Banke

Manhattan Edit Worksh


Jason Banke