Manhattan Edit Workshop Presents: The Art of Visual Effects with mocha Pro and eyeon Fusion

New York, New York – November 15, 2012 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting an Art of Visual Effects event with mocha Pro and eyeon Fusion this December.  The free event, to be held on Wednesday December 5th, will begin with a meet and greet over refreshments, to be followed by demos of mocha Pro and eyeon Fusion.

Ross Shain, the CMO of Imagineer Systems, will kick the presentations off with a demo of mocha Pro and its motion tracking and visual effects capabilities. The award-winning planar tracking software developed by Imagineer Systems, mocha Pro combines advanced tools for roto, planar tracking, object removal and 3D camera solve into a single desktop application, standing alone as the "Swiss army knife" of the post-production and visual effects industry. Shain will present real world examples of how artists and editors can incorporate mocha Pro into their workflow for advanced finishing techniques, such as cleaning up footage and creating roto-masks with less manual key-frames. mocha Pro integrates with industry-popular compositing, editing and animation applications such as After Effects, Avid, Final Cut, Nuke, Fusion, Autodesk and many more. Widely used by visual effects artists and animators worldwide, mocha Pro has made its mark on Hollywood films such as Alice in Wonderland, X-Men, Black Swan and the Harry Potter series.

Following Shain’s presentation will be Jeff Krebs from eyeon Fusion.  Krebs, the Director of Sales for eyeon Software, will be presenting Connection 1.5 with Fusion 6.4. Connection’s AVX2 architecture is a brilliant round-trip link between Avid’s editing product lineup and eyeon’s advanced node-based visual effects environment.  Krebs will also be presenting solutions with Connection that provide a unique approach to effects and editing procedures which solve problems that editors face during their daily editing sessions. The freedom of working in Fusion nodes is just one part of this exciting presentation. Attendees will also experience Fusion’s true 3D workspace that supports real depth, shading and lighting.  This is where eyeon takes visual effects to the next level, far beyond layers.

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This event is FREE but spots are limited!  

One lucky door prize winner will receive a full seat of Connection/Fusion software (valued at $2,495).  Another winner will receive a full seat of mocha Pro v3 software (valued at $1,495).

Manhattan Edit Workshop will also debut a new mocha AE workshop on January 12, 2013 for those interested in learning mocha AE, a stand alone planar tracking and rotoscoping utility optimized for After Effects.  Students will learn how they can incorporate mocha AE into their workflow and maximize the program’s potential.  Vincent MacTiernan, who specializes in tracking, compositing and green screen, will be instructing the class, sharing his insight and experience editing with attendees.  Attend the free demo event on December 5th in order to receive a $50 discount on the registration cost for this mocha AE workshop – regular cost is $399.

Course topics for the mocha AE workshop include:
1. What is Planar Tracking
2. mocha Workflow
3. User Interface
4. Tracking
5. Rotoscoping
6. Advanced Tracking Techniques

Register for mocha AE Level I Workshop
When: Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 10am to 6pm
Cost: $399
Register here

About Jeff Krebs
Jeff Krebs is the Director of Sales for eyeon Software, with over 27 years of post-production experience.  He has held positions at Avid Technology, and some of Toronto’s largest post facilities, including ownership in Serial Digital Post, which he ran for 10 years.  Working as a hybrid, online editor, visual effects artist and colorist, Jeff was nominated for visual effects on Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict.  This is where he discovered the joy of Fusion and procedural nodes. With literally hundreds of series, documentaries, reality TV, and movies of the week under his belt, Jeff took his experience back to eyeon.  Beyond sales director, Jeff also acts as product manager for eyeon Connection, the bridge between editorial and visual effects.

About Ross Shain
Ross Shain is the Chief Marketing Officer of Imagineer Systems.  With 20 years of creative and technical experience in post-production and the software industry, Shain has held responsibilities ranging from post-production specialist and product designer to business development executive.  As an award winning visual effects supervisor and finishing artist, he worked on numerous music videos, network show opens, nationally televised commercials and independent films.  Prior to his role at Imagineer Systems, Shain held positions with Avid Technology, On2 Technologies, Northern Lights Post and New York University’s CADA Program.

About Vincent MacTiernan
Vincent MacTiernan is a Visual FX Freelancer in NYC Specializing in Visual FX for both the Film and Television Industry.  He specializes in Tracking, Compositing and Green screen. Winner of the 2012 The CableFAXIES award for tracking work on ESPN: Day in the Life. Winner of Best Music Video at 2012 Hollyshorts in Hollywood for Life Vest Inside for Kindness Boomerang. Winner of the 2009 LA Reel Festival for Best Digital Visual FX in Feature Film for work done on the film Crimson Mask.

About Manhattan Edit Workshop – Certified Training in New York City and Your City
Headquartered in New York’s Union Square, 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 “Filmmakers Intensive” 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 offers 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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