Thursday night EditShare sponsored a seminar with Oscar-nominated film editor Tariq Anwar at the Florence Gould Hall on East 59th Street in Manhattan. Despite rain the evening was well attended by writers, directors, and especially editors, and Anwar’s presentation — basically a low-key Q&A session moderated by Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Josh Apter — was fun and informative. Here are a few thoughts he shared.
‘Classroom in a Cup: Final Cut Pro X’ infuses humor with logic, helping editors of all skill levels master the new Final Cut Pro X editing application
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.
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination, is pleased to announce the upcoming online availability of its most popular training courses for aspiring and professional editors, filmmakers, and cinematographers. In partnering with Class on Demand, the leading provider of professional educational products for creative markets, MEWShop is prepping to take its immersive, hands-on training to the next level.
Hands-on, instructor-led certified training classes are the most efficient way to learn editing. I was a self-taught Avid and FCP editor for years and felt very comfortable with the machinery. It wasn't until I finally took my certified training to become an instructor that I saw what I was missing! I was shocked at the huge gaps in my knowledge. I'm a faster and better editor for having learned the software in a certified training environment, and I've seen the same results in countless MEW Shop students.
On President's Day, February 15th at 8PM EST, Manhattan Edit Workshop and Lo-Fi Pictures open the door to a virtual cutting room, inviting you to participate in an entirely new and engaging feature film process. On that date, Out of Many will become the first feature to publicly screen a working cut and seek collaborative feedback via live chat.
This five-day hands-on workshop taught by Mewshop owner Josh Apter, explores techniques of documentary editing - from the creative decisions that make a good story great, to established workflow methods for picture and sound that every editor should know.
The art of motion graphics as we know it, began in the early 1990s. Until then, flying logos were about the extent of the art. Although the art of designing motion graphics dates back as the opening credits of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.
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!
MEWShop owner Josh Apter and co-director Peter Olsen win 2001 LAFF Critics Jury Prize for their film Kaaterskill Falls.