The Sight, Sound & Story audio podcast series debuts featuring acclaimed Cinematographer Bruce Logan, ASC
MEWShop is proud to welcome editor Kelley Dixon, ACE as our Artist in Residence for our March/April 2018 Six Week Intensive Art of Editing Workshop.
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.
Oscar-nominated Dylan Tichenor, ACE, heads this year’s lineup of celebrated editors, VR industry leaders and more. Tickets available now.
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).
New York, New York – May 19, 2016 - 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 annual one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held this year on June 11, 2016 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. This year’s panels include a look at visual effects artists, television's golden age, and groundbreaking documentaries. The event culminates with legendary editor Anne V. Coates, ACE’s acclaimed career including The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Becket, In the Line of Fire, and the Oscar winning Lawrence of Arabia,” 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 some of today’s greatest story tellers."
Cinematographer Matt Porwoll is based in New York City. His most recent work, Cartel Land, was nominated for a 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary (feature). Cartel Land was also selected for competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and subsequently went on to win the US Documentary Prize for Cinematography. He was one of three speakers on the documentary panel at MEWShop's "Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography," 2015 event. We recently caught up with him to ask some in-depth questions about his career and experiences as a cinematographer.
In this edition of “Spotlight on an Editor,” we had the opportunity to sit with legendary editor of “Silence of the Lambs,” Craig McKay, ACE. For our April 2015 workshop, Mr. McKay visited and spoke with our Six Week Intensive students through our Artist in Residence program.
Manhattan Edit Workshop is Hosting TECH TALKS. For this Tech Talk we have partnered with Blackmagic Design.
Come join us for an exciting evening of talking tech. Blackmagic will demo the new Resolve 12 and will answer questions about Resolve’s new editing, grading and workflow features. Now shipping, DaVinci Resolve 12 combines professional non-linear video editing with the world's most advanced color corrector so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system. DaVinci Resolve 12 offers more than 80 new features, including a new modern interface, multi-cam editing, powerful new media management tools, an entirely new professional audio engine with support for VST/AU plugins, shot matching, 3D keyer, new 3D perspective tracker, enhanced curve editing and much more.
Jason Banke named President of Manhattan Edit Workshop
New York, New York – September 25, 2015 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWshop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, is happy to announce an evolving leadership within the organization. Jason Banke, MEWShop’s VP of Operations, will now be taking over as the company’s President, continuing to expand MEWShop’s course offerings and personally overseeing all training and event initiatives.
Montage Magic: How Dissolve creates must-watch videos using stock footage
Stock footage company Dissolve has received 4 Vimeo Staff Picks and millions of views for its funny and intriguing showreels – built using only clips from its collection.
Join this workshop to learn tips on the art of video montage, working with stock or found footage, and making the most of less-than-perfect source material.
New Color Grading courses in Resolve 12 taught by ICA instructors Dado Valentic & Warren Eagles
New York, New York – August 28, 2015 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced dates for new color grading courses in Resolve 12. MEWShop’s upcoming advanced International Colorist Academy (ICA) workshops in September; will be taught by Dado Valentic, founder of U.K.’s leading creative studio MYTHERAPY and fellow instructor for the ICA. Instructor Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the (ICA); will once again return in October to teach our popular introductory ICA 101 and ICA 201 workshops. “Our introductory ICA workshops with Resolve at MEWShop have been a resounding success since their inception in 2012,” comments Eagles. “I expect our advanced classes will be of similar success and can’t wait to return to New York with our expanded line up!”
Sometimes Manhattan Edit Workshop will ask Artist in Residences to return again and again, because of their unique interaction with our students and their amazing ability to critique and mentor aspiring editors. In this edition of “Spotlight on an Editor,” one such Artist in Residence, Peter Frank, ACE, who has returned several times to work with our Six Week Intensive students to share his experiences.
Manhattan Edit Workshop is proud to announce that acclaimed edtior Joe Klotz, ACE, will be our September 2015 Artist in Residence. Joe's work includes Lee Daniels' The Butler and Precious, in which he was nominated for a 2009 Academy Award for Best Editing. Some of Joe's other work includes Chappelle's Show, Rabbit Hole, Upright Citizen's Brigade, Choke, and Happyish. MEWShop Owner and Six Week Intensive Instructor Josh Apter adds, "Our Artist in Residence program always brings in some of the best in the business and Joe is among those at the top of their game. I look forward to seeing him working hands-on with our students." Our next Six Week Intensive starts September 14th!
Come join us for an exciting evening of talking tech. Audio Network will demo their new website functionality that will make the music search and project-building process easier. Learn about Audio Network’s high-quality music library and how it can help to enhance your production value. Attendees will also get a behind-the-scenes look at how Audio Network make and package their music as well as a crash course on music rights for different formats and media.
New York, New York – March 31, 2015 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced dates for two new color grading courses to be taught by Dado Valentic, founder of the U.K.’s leading creative studio MYTHERAPY and instructor for the International Colorist Academy (ICA). “I chose to partner with MEWShop, as they are the most advanced training center in New York,” says Dado. “My classes have been successful all around the world and after recently opening an office for MYTHERAPY in New York, it felt like the right time. I am also really excited by the talent in the New York Area!”
What I love about these videos from the Manhattan Edit Workshop, is that not only do I get to hear from some of the film industry’s top editors, sound designers and visual effects artists, but that I can learn from them as they show how they handle the inherent creative challenges that every film project contains. And regardless of the scale of the budget, making sure what worked in the script works on screen, or overcoming production audio problems or even massaging the footage there is, to make a scene work is the same challenge the world over.
Manhattan Edit Workshop's Day for Learning.
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting a free Open House on Wednesday, March 19th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at 119 West 23rd Street in Manhattan. Attendees to the MEWShop Open House will have the opportunity to speak with MEW instructors to learn about class offerings including Final Cut Pro(R) X, Media Composer(R) 7, Premiere Pro(R) CC, After Effects(R) CC, Autodesk Smoke(R) and DaVinci Resolve(R) 10. Josh Apter, MEWShop president and founder of The Padcaster(R), will also be giving a demo of the multifunctional iPad case that enables on-the-go filmmaking, showing attendees filmmaking apps available on the iPad as well as the best accessories to use with The Padcaster.
In the world of production and post production, it can be difficult deciding between all of your camera options and figuring out the workflow that is right for you and your specific project. Filmmakers today need to know how to examine their choices and not settle for something that doesn’t suit their needs.