Manhattan Edit Workshop is proud to announce that acclaimed edtior David Ian Salter, ACE, will be our November 2015 Artist in Residence. David's work includes the recently released The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and Finding Nemo which won the 2004 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature . Some of David's other work includes Toy Story 2, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and A Bug's Life. MEWShop Owner and Six Week Intensive Instructor Josh Apter says, “We had David as an Artist in Residence a few years ago. His interaction with the students was so rewarding and informative, we’ve really been looking forward to the time when he was available again for the class." Our next Six Week Intensive starts November 2nd!
In the Six-Week Intensive Course at Manhattan Edit Workshop (Mewshop), students learn how to use editing software like Final Cut Pro and Avid.
But the school also emphasizes the importance of editing history and theory, ensuring that students know how, when and why to use the tools they have been taught. After all, editors who achieve success in the industry must understand the art of editing as well as which keys to press on a computer. The school’s Artists in Residence program hammers home this point by bringing editors to screen and discuss their work, sharing with students the lessons they’ve learned throughout their own careers.
As part of MEWShop’s signature Six Week Art of Editing course, award winning editors act as Artist in Residence – where they curate a selection of films to be viewed and analyzed throughout the workshop and offer insight and advice about the editing profession. Each six week program then closes with an invitation only discussion, about their craft and body of work. “This one night only event is the most popular events we do”, says Josh Apter, “The audience varies, from novices to seasoned post production veterans. And without fail, we end up turning people away at the door.”
Whether you know Carol Littleton’s work from films like Steven Spielberg’s E.T., Lawrence Kasdan’s The Big Chill, or Jonathan Demme’s The Manchurian Candidate, chances are you know her work. Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Six Week Intensive Art of Editing Course is honored to have her as the first Artist in residence of 2007.
Every moviemaker knows that a film never truly takes shape until it makes way to the editing room. A great editor is a much a necessity for a successful film as as a talented writer or director. If it seems like well-known directors work with same editors over the course of their movies career that's because, well, they do!