Manhattan Edit Workshop's Day for Learning.
This past June 10-11 saw the audtitorium of Manhattan's Directors Guild Theatre full of eager students, editors and other creatives who attended the 2011 American Cinema Editor's (ACE EditFest New York. Co-sponsored by digital training center Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the now-annual East Coast event is supported by the Motion Pictures Editors Guild, as well as post industry mainstays Avid, Adobe, AJA, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design and others.
While the New York edition of EditFest - sponsored by American Cinema Editors-has whetted East Coaster's appetite for advanced training and talks with top edit talent, the fact that it unspools only once a year has left many wishing for more.
That wish can true on a cold evening in January with the launch of EditFest Shortcuts, a one-on-one screening and Q&A dedicated to explicating an experienced editor's career. Author Bobbie O'Steen, well known for her interviews at both EditFest LA and EditFest NY, was in her element as she kicked off this debut session with Craig McKay, ACE.
Over a mid-June weekend at New York's DGA Theatre the American Cinema Editors (ACE) hosted EditFest co-sponsored with Editors Guild and Avid.