New York, NY – November 19, 2018 – Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in education for content creators, announces the return of “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” on December 5th at the NYIT Auditorium Theater on Broadway. This year’s event showcases some of the industry’s leading cinematographers behind worldwide hit TV shows including “Game of Thrones,” “Ray Donovan,” and “Westworld”; pioneers of cinematic production on classics such as “Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Tron,” and “2001: A Space Odyssey”; and cinematographers that shot award-winning documentaries “Strong Island,” “Finding 52,” “Mad Hot Ballroom,” and “RBG.”
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in training for content creators, held its annual “Sight, Sound & Story: Post Production Summit” symposium on June 14th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Nearly 300 attendees watched three panels covering TV, documentary and feature film with legendary editors discussing their craft, followed by a networking party sponsored by American Cinema Editors.
Editor Kevin Tent discussed his career and long-collaboration with Alexander Payne during an event at this year's Sight, Sound & Story.
Top editors discuss their craft and give their thoughts on the state of cinematic TV.
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.
After EditFest NY moved to London, Manhattan Edit Workshop picked up the reins with its Sight, Sound & Story (SS&S) conferences. The first post production event premiered in June of 2013. The format was similar — top-of-their-craft editors and post specialists participating in panels focusing on specific areas of the industry. Over the years there have been great panels on TV editing, sound effects and audio editing, VFX and virtual reality. I have attended these events since they began. They are a great chance to get inspired, learn more about my industry and meet great people.
The Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop) has announced the return of “Sight, Sound and Story: The Art of Cinematography,” which will take place on December 6 at the NYIT Auditorium Theater on Broadway.
This year, I was asked to live tweet from Sight Sound & Story on behalf of Blue Collar Post Collective. As part of their mission to make post events as accessible to members of our industry as possible, they often attend events like this one and provide live blogging, tweeting and recaps of the events for their members via their Facebook group. What follows are the recaps that I posted to that group after the event and massaged a bit for the sake of postPerspective.
Maya Mumma has worked on numerous documentary projects including as an associate editor on Restrepo, and as an editor on Which Way Is the Front Line from Here?, The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington, Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin’ to Tell You, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers, and ESPN Film’s Oscar-winning: O.J.: Made in America. Mumma will be speaking at Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Sight, Sound and Story event June 10th at the NYIT Auditorium.
Away from the major tradeshow cycle, there are any number of smaller events that have grabbed themselves deserved places on the calendar and offer something a bit more niche and perhaps a bit more special too. New York's Sight, Sound & Story this weekend is one of them.
Manhattan Edit Workshop’s recent Sight, Sound & Story: Art of Cinematography in New York City featured two one-hour panels: “Thinking In Pictures — Perspectives, Compositions, Lighting and Mood” and “Life Behind the Lens: DPs Talk Careers and Creativity in Film and Television.” The first focused on documentary work and the second on narrative-based storytelling. Both sparked questions and ideas in the head of this DP, including what roles and responsibilities cinematographers play in the storytelling process.
The cinematographer of “My Blind Brother” talks his most difficult shot with PV
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to Eric Lin who is a cinematographer best known for his work on I Smile Back (2015), Equity (2016) and Rudderless (2014). His latest film “My Blind Brother” hit theaters earlier this year and can currently be seen on Video on Demand. The conversation between Eric and myself not only touched on his most difficult shot from “My Blind Brother,” but also about life as a cinematographer who is trying to balance work and life. To focus topics and for better understanding, I edited the transcribed audio from our interview. I tried to keep Eric’s voice and answers as true to our conversation as possible.
If after reading this transcribed interview between Eric Lin and myself and you want to hear more from Eric then head over to Sight, Sound, & Story. Manhattan Edit Workshop’s speaker series. The workshop will dive into the craft of visual storytelling from masters behind the lens. Joining Eric Lin will be Eric Alan Edwards (My Own Private Idaho) and Vanja Cernjul (Marco Polo).
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.
Is TV an "editor's medium"? The industry's top cutters think so.
Between the three of them, Kelley Dixon, Kate Sanford, and Leo Trombetta have cut thousands of hours of television and movies. Dixon has worked on Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Trombetta on Wayward Pines, and Kate Sanford on The Wire and, most recently, Vinyl. At the recent Sight, Sound & Story panel, 'TV Is the New Black: Television's Cinematic Revolution', each discussed their careers and recent work, and gave tips for those looking to get into the industry. Here are the three top takeaways we learned from them.
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.
How does the most unnoticed job in Hollywood actually work? Four VFX veterans break it down.
Leo Trombetta, ACE has professional credits dating back into the mid 1980s and has been in the editor’s chair since the early 1990s. He has edited more than a dozen feature films, like “Twin Falls Idaho” and a range of TV shows like WB’s “Roswell,” Michael Mann’s “Luck” for HBO, AMC’s “Mad Men,” FOX’s “Wayward Pines,” and Netflix’s “Narcos.” He has also worked as a sound editor on such films as “Bonfire of the Vanities” and David Mamet’s “Homicide.”
Trombetta won an Emmy and an ACE Eddie for editing “Temple Grandin” for HBO Films as well as additional Eddies in 2011 and 2012. He will appear at the Manhattan Editor’s Workshop’s “Sight, Sound and Story” event in NYC, June 11th.
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), is the only school of it’s kind to offer one comprehensive, six-week course that includes all of the editing applications taught by certified instructors. The Six Week Intensive Course takes students through each program as they work on various real-world projects to illustrate the distinct strengths and nuances of each Non Linear Editing System. MEWShop also runs their annual one-day summit called “Sight, Sound & Story” on June 11, 2016 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. This event includes the art and processes of editing documentary film and episodic television, and behind the green screen with VFX artists. Below is our interview with Jason Banke, President of Manhattan Edit Workshop: