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Here's What It's Like to Be in the Cutting Room with Alexander Payne

Editor Kevin Tent discussed his career and long-collaboration with Alexander Payne during an event at this year's Sight, Sound & Story.

“Sight, Sound & Story: Post Production Summit” Returns for its Sixth Year to NYC on June 14th

Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the east coast leader in training and certification for content creators, announces the return of Sight, Sound & Story: Post Production Summit, taking place June 14th at the NYIT Auditorium Theater on Broadway.

Manhattan Edit Workshop Announces New Class Series with Film Historian and Author Bobbie O’Steen

New York, New York – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the east coast's top school in the post-production industry, for cutting edge certified training and for filmmakers learning the art and craft of editing, has just announced weekend dates for the ‘Making the Cut with Bobbie O’Steen’ class series this January 2017.  The purpose of this course is to understand the art and technique of master editors through screening and discussion of their work.  How do they decide what shot to use and when exactly to cut in and out of that shot? How do they shape actors’ performances and fit the puzzle pieces together to make a story work? O’Steen will reveal the wisdom and strategies of master editors by taking you through a cut-by-cut analysis of many classic movie scenes, based on interviews from her popular books, panels, and event series. Ultimately, you’ll develop a deeper knowledge of the thinking behind the editing process, empowering you to become a better editor and storyteller yourself.

Sight, Sound & Story: How these editing, VFX pros found their path

Earlier this month, Manhattan Edit Workshop held its yearly Sight, Sound & Story conference in New York City. It was a full day of panel discussions featuring editors and visual effects pros at the top of their game. The conversations were refreshing and helpful — the panelists focused on their individual journey to where they are now, as well as the craft of filmmaking rather than tools and techniques.

5 Groundbreaking Editing Rules from Oscar-Winning Editor of 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'The Elephant Man'

Legendary editor Anne V. Coates has won two and been nominated for five Oscars (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007). The nonagenarian editor refuses to use Avid; instead, Coates said she "has her own system" which was custom-made to her preferences—much like the one made for Thelma Schoonmaker—though she refuses to elaborate on the details.

Goldenberg Interview Highlights Sight, Sound & Story Summit

The Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEW) continues to grow its reputation as the top spot on the East Coast to learn the editor's craft. So it’s perhaps not unusual that it offers a great service pulling together panels of top-notch working editors who provide insight into how they pull off the latest reality TV show, miniseries or feature. 

Legends of Visual Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for the Post - Production Event of the Year: Sight, Sound & Story

Academy Award-winner William Goldenberg, ACE heads this year’s lineup of celebrated artists, editors and filmmakers 

New York, New York – April 7, 2015 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held on June 13, 2015 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at Columbus Circle. “Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of visual storytelling. We feel this year is our strongest, most diverse yet - we’ll explore the vital role of Visual Effects in cinema, the inner-workings of groundbreaking documentaries, compelling work from television’s golden age, and to close this year’s show, a look at William Goldenberg, ACE’s acclaimed career including The Imitation Game, Zero Dark Thirty, and the Oscar winning Argo,” says Josh Apter, owner of Manhattan Edit Workshop.  "Our mission each year is to entertain, educate and provide our audience with unprecedented access and insight from the best in the business."

Michael Kahn, ACE, Headlines Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Distinguished Sight, Sound & Story Event This June; HP and Intel® Join as Panel Sponsors

Academy Award®-winning editor Michael Kahn, ACE, joins Bobbie O’Steen to discuss his illustrious filmmaking career in the premier panel, sponsored by HP and Intel®

New for MEW 2014: Enhance Your Post-Production Skills with New Class Offerings

Manhattan Edit Workshop offers classes in Creative Cloud, Resolve 10, OS X Mavericks and Pro Tools 11, plus a film analysis course with acclaimed film historian Bobbie O’Steen; become a master in post in 2014

Visual Effects Masterminds Behind “Hugo,” “Avatar” and “The Adjustment Bureau” Join Manhattan Edit Workshop for From the Cutting Room

Celebrated visual effects artists Rob Legato and Mark Russell headline MEWshop’s next installment of the popular speaker series, to be held on November 21st

Editors, Sound Designers & VFX Artists Share Their Secrets at MEW’s 6/8 Event - ProductionHUB

Read ProductionHUB's review of Sight, Sound & Story 2013!

Stephen Rotter: Do What The Film Needs - From The Guild

Red Rob Feld's article on Manhattan Edit Workshop and Bobbie O'Steen's "Inside the Cutting Room" event featuring editor Stephen Rotter.

Inside The Cutting Room With Bobbie O'Steen Featuring Stephen Rotter

Read about our upcoming Inside the Cutting Room event featuring editor Stephen Rotter.

Andrew Weisblum: The Versatile Editor - From The Guild

Read Dan Ochiva's article on our Inside the Cutting Room event featuring Editor Andrew Weisblum, ACE!

Post Script: 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Black Swan' editor Andrew Weisblum

Manhattan Edit Workshop launched its “Inside the Cutting Room” series last month with a sit down with editor Andrew Weisblum, ACE.  Hosted by author/film historian Bobbie O’Steen, the two-hour event looked at Weisblum’s career as a film editor and his relationships with two very different directors: Wes Anderson (The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom) and Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Black Swan). 

Cutting for Story: Editor Andrew Weisblum in Conversation - Filmmaker Magazine

Thelma Schoonmaker and Martin Scorsese. Walter Murch and Francis Ford Coppola. Tim Squyres and Ang Lee. For many an editor, these longtime creative partnerships represent the most alluring and elusive of career ideals. For editor Andrew Weisblum, that ideal is well on the way to becoming a reality — twice over. Since 2007, Weisblum has cut all of both Wes Anderson’s and Darren Aronofsky’s feature films, ranging in style from the witty charm of Fantastic Mr. Fox to the demented psychodrama of Black Swan (for which Weisblum was Oscar nominated). Kicking off this year’s Manhattan Edit Workshop series “Inside the Cutting Room With Bobbie O’Steen” with an evening of clips and conversation last week, Weisblum reflected on his collaborations with these dramatically different directors. It was a study in opposites that proved again and again that it’s story, not style, that makes the editor.

Inside The Cutting Room Kicks Off the 2013 Speaker Series With Andrew Weisblum, ACE

Headlining the first installment of the 2013 Inside the Cutting Room speaker series, held on February 21, is master film editor Andrew Weisblum, A.C.E. whose critically acclaimed work includes Moonrise Kingdom, Black SwanFantastic Mr. Fox and The Wrestler. O’Steen further comments, "I am honored to welcome Andrew Weisblum as our first guest. His talent and insights about the editing process are an inspiration." Together, they’ll screen and discuss key scenes from Weisblum’s body of work. Weisblum adds, “I'm excited to have an opportunity to talk about my collaborations and explore a bit of the process of how these films ultimately came together.”