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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents “Behind the Lens: Shooting the Documentary” on September 13th

 

Go Behind the Camera with Award-winning Cinematographers about the Unique Creative Process Shooting Documentary films.

 

New York, NY – October 5th, 2021 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on October 13th with Cinematographers Matt Porwoll and Claudia Raschke with Moderator & Filmmaker Jeremey Workman.

 

Inside Episode XIV:  Shooting Documentaries requires ample stores of patience and persistence.  You have to make decisions quickly, often in very difficult environments,  drawing only on your intuition and a keen sense of what the moment demands.  Join us for a special conversation with Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning Cinematographer Claudia Raschke and Emmy award-winning cinematographer Matt Porwoll as they discuss their creative process of shooting the Documentary and how they captured some of the most breathtaking scenes in Documentary film.  Acclaimed Documentary filmmaker and award-winning editor Jeremy Workman will help guide the conversation; as well as show examples of Claudia and Matt's work.  This is a free online event where attendees will be able to ask questions live! 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be live at 5:00 PM EDT/ 2:00 PM PDT on October 13th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

This event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: AJA Video Systems.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our invaluable partners ProductionHUB, Digital Cinema Society, LAPPG, NYWIFT, Film Fatales, and The D-Word. 

 

To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/3FkFzGT

 

About Our Panelists:

Matt Porwoll is an Emmy® award-winning cinematographer based in New York.  His work has screened theatrically, appeared on TV networks such as Discovery, Showtime, HBO, CNN, A&E, and PBS, as well as online outlets including Vogue, Glamour, Wired, Teen Vogue and W Magazine.  Recently, Porwoll shot the film “Tigerland,” directed by Academy Award®-winner Ross Kauffman, that premiered in competition at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and garnered a 2020 Cinema Eye Honors nomination for Best Broadcast Cinematography.  Porwoll also served as the series cinematographer on Showtime’s "The Trade: Season 1," a 5-part documentary series about the opioid epidemic.  The feature documentary "Cartel Land," which Matt shot and co-produced, won Best Cinematography Awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, 2016 Cinema Eye Honors and 2016 Primetime Emmys.  The film was also nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature.

 

Porwoll has served as an additional cinematographer on numerous other films including "City of Ghosts," and "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare," directed by Academy Award®-nominated director Matthew Heineman, HBO’s Emmy®-nominated "By The People: The Election of Barack Obama," and HBO’s "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1," which won the 2015 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short.

 

In addition to working as a cinematographer, Matt enjoys sharing the technical side of the craft as well.  Whether it's covering topics such as cameras, lenses and lighting on his blog or collaborating with manufacturers about working with their equipment, teaching and sharing his experiences has been a rewarding complement to his work.

 

Claudia Raschke was born in one of the largest European ports near the Baltic Sea in Northern Germany.  Throughout her childhood the chain of movie theaters owned by her mother brought Claudia into the world of film.  After college Claudia studied the art and technique of cinematography on the practical level while working with some of the most prominent and accomplished international filmmakers.  She is a founding member of the NYC Kamera Kollektiv, a boutique agency for documentary cinematographers and a member of AMPAS.


Among her many notable award-winning films are: Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning

“RBG” (Magnolia/ Participant/ CNN), Oscar-nominated “God is The Bigger Elvis” (HBO), Peabody Award-winning “Black Magic” (ESPN), Oscar short-listed “Mad Hot Ballroom”

(Paramount), Oscar short-listed and Emmy-winning “Boys State” (A24), “Particle Fever “ (Bond 360), “The Freedom to Marry” (Argot Pictures).


Her latest feature documentary work includes “Fauci” (NAT GEO/ Magnolia/ Disney+), “My Name is Pauli Murray” (Amazon Studios/Participant Media), “Ballerina Boys” (PBS/American Masters) and “Julia” (CNN / Imagine Entertainment/ Sony Classic) to be released November 5, 2021.

 

Jeremy Workman is the director of the documentaries “Lily Topples the World” (Discovery), “The World Before Your Feet” (Greenwich Entertainment / Kino Lorber), “Magical Universe” (IFC Films), and “Who is Henry Jaglom?” (First Run Features), among others.   Jeremy's documentaries have been released in theaters and on TV throughout the world and played at such film festivals as SXSW, Tribeca, AFI, Vancouver, Melbourne, DOC NYC, Hamptons, among many others.

 

Jeremy's 2021 documentary “Lily Topples the World” - about acclaimed domino artist Lily Hevesh - was the Grand Prize Winner for Best Documentary at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival. Soon after, it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2021 San Francisco Intl Film Festival.  Executive Produced by actress Kelly Marie Tran, the documentary went on to become a high-profile acquisition for Discovery/Discovery+ and was released to wide acclaim in late August 2021.   Stamped ”Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes, “Lily Topples the World” has already grown into an unlikely hit amongst kids and families. 

Jeremy’s 2018/2019 documentary “The World Before Your Feet” - about Matt Green’s mission to walk every street of New York City - was released in over 75 US cities during 2018/2019.  Executive Produced by Jesse Eisenberg, it was hailed upon its release and played in US and Canadian theaters for nearly 6 months.  It currently stands at 100% on RottenTomatoes.

 

 

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents “Making it Work: From Assistant Editor to Editor” on August 25th

 

Go inside the edit suite of Documentary films and learn about the invaluable relationship and workflow between Assistant Editor and Editor.

New York, NY – August 12, 2021 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on August 25th with Samali Bikangaga, Carla Gutierriez, Grace Medenhall, and Ted Raviv with Moderator Maya Mumma, ACE.

 

Inside Episode XIII: A good working relationship between the film editor and assistant editor is crucial to a well-run edit room.  That is especially the case in documentary filmmaking where an editor is often tasked with sifting through hundreds of hours of footage to find the story.  Join us for a special conversion with Editor Carla Gutierriez and Assistant Editor/Associate Editor Grace Medenhall; as well as Editor Ted Raviv and Assistant Editor Samali Bikangaga as they discuss the unique relationship between editor and assistant editor and how that impacts the creative process of editing documentary film.  Acclaimed documentary Editor Maya Mumma, ACE, will help guide the conversation; as well as show examples of documentaries that the team have worked on.  This is a free online event where attendees will be able to ask questions live!

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be live at 5:00 PM EDT/ 2:00 PM PDT on August 25th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

This event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: AJA.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our invaluable partners ProductionHUB, Digital Cinema Society, LAPPG, NYWIFT, Film Fatales, and The D-Word. 

 

To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/3yLP9in

 

About Our Panelists:

Samali Bikangaga is currently an Associate Editor on a forthcoming six-part documentary series for HBO directed by Jamila Wignot.  She served as the lead Assistant Editor for "Muhammad Ali," a four-part documentary series directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and Dave McMahon that will air on PBS September 19-22.  At Florentine Films, She also served as the Assistant Editor on "East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story" that premiered on PBS in March 2020 (dir. Sarah Burns and Dave McMahon).  Samali is a 2018 mentee of the Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Program and earned a BA in Media Studies with a concentration in Journalism from Hunter College.  The daughter of Ugandan immigrants, Samali was born and raised in San Francisco.  Her multicultural upbringing helped shape a social justice perspective that she has carried in her film work.  Samali resides in Brooklyn, NY where she enjoys watching horror movies and bike rides to the beach.

Carla Gutierrez is an Emmy and ACE Eddie-nominated documentary editor.  She cut the Oscar-nominated film "RBG," about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  "RBG" premiered at Sundance and was theatrically released by Magnolia Pictures.  It won the National Board of Review Award for Best Documentary, the Critics' Choice Award for Best Political Documentary, and a DuPont-Columbia Award.

Carla’s latest film is the Netflix Original documentary "Pray Away" which tells the story of the “pray the gay away” or ex-gay movement.  "Pray Away" premiered at Tribeca and was an official selection of the Telluride Film festival.

Carla recently finished editing "Julia," about the great American cook and TV personality Julia Child for Sony Pictures Classics, CNN Films and Imagine Entertainment.

Carla also edited the Oscar-nominated film "La Corona" (HBO) and the Emmy-nominated documentaries "Reportero" (POV), "Kingdom of Shadows" (POV) and "Farewell Ferris Wheel "(America Reframed).  Other credits include: "When Two Worlds Collide" (Special Jury Award at Sundance and Cinema Eye Honors nomination); "Chavela" (Berlinale Premiere and winner of both the Audience and Grand Jury Awards at Outfest); "The Last Out" (Special Jury Mention at Tribeca).

Carla has been a creative adviser for the Sundance Edit Lab, and a mentor for the Firelight Producers’ Lab, The Karen Schmeer Diversity Program and the Tribeca Film Fellows program.  She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and the American Cinema Editors. Carla received a Masters in Documentary Film from Stanford University.

Grace Mendenhall is a video editor and motion graphics designer with a special interest in experimental documentary and stories focused on queer identity.  She served as Associate Editor on the Oscar-nominated documentary "RBG," as well as "Julia," a forthcoming documentary from the same team about the life of Julia Child.  On "Pray Away," which premiered at Tribeca 2021, Grace was the Associate Editor and Post-Production Supervisor.  As Assistant Editor, she has worked on "The Last Out" (Tribeca 2021) and "Patrimonio "(Berlinale 2018).  Grace edited the short documentary "Small Family, Happy Family," which premiered at Big Sky Film Festival in 2019 and was screened at the United Nations. Her editing work has also appeared on PBS, National Geographic, and The Marshall Project, among others.  She is a 2018 mentee of the Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Program and has studied at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Duke Center for Documentary Studies, and the Bay Area Video Coalition.  She is currently working on a Masters in media studies from Concordia University in Montréal.

 

Maya Mumma, ACE, was an editor on the Academy Award-winning documentary "O.J.: Made in America" for which she was honored with a Best Editing award from the LA Film Critics Association, an ACE Eddie, and a Primetime Emmy.  She began her career in the edit room of the Academy Award-nominated documentary "Restrepo," which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.  She has gone on to edit such films as "Which Way Is the Front Line From Here," "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," the Peabody Award-winning "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown," "A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers," the Emmy-winning "King in the Wilderness," the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality," and this year's "Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union."  She has mentored for the Firelight Media Documentary Lab, the Open City Documentary Festival Assembly Lab, the TFI/A&E IndieFilms StoryLab, and is the president of the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship.

 

Ted Raviv worked as an editor for the newly released "On Broadway" (dir. Oren Jacoby, Storyville Films), which screened at DOC NYC after making its premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival.  Most recently he edited episode three of the four-part series, "Muhammad Ali"  directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon that will air on PBS September 19-22.  At Florentine Films, Ted worked on Emmy Award-winning documentaries such as "Prohibition" and "The Roosevelts".  He also served as an editor, along with Lewis Erskine, on part one of the two-part series, "Jackie Robinson."  In 2016, he participated in the Sundance Documentary Edit & Story Lab as a contributing editor on "This is Congo."  His short-form work includes the Lebanese narrative film, "In White, "which screened at over forty festivals including the BFI London Film Festival and the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.  Ted is a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild.  He lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he enjoys eating vegan food with his wife and fellow editor, Cat.

 

 

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents “Making the Grade: Color in TV and Film” on July 22nd

 

Find out why Color in TV & Film has evolved as an essential part of the storytelling process.

New York, NY – July 12, 2021 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on July 22nd with Colorists Andrea Chlebak and Eric Whipp with moderator Jason Druss.

 

Inside Episode XII: The colorist's contribution to a film goes beyond just making the scenes and images look good. A great colorist will draw the audience's eye to what is important in the story and magnify the emotional tone of the film in ways that can be subtle yet powerful.

Join us for this special conversation with senior colorists Andrea Chlebak (“Watchmen,” “Elysium,” “An American Pickle”) and Eric Whipp (“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Happy Feet,” “Lego Movie 2: the Second Part”) as they discuss the creative process of color grading in their work. Jason Druss, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Frame.io., will guide the conversation as well as show examples of how Andrea and Eric use color to connect with audiences.  There will be a section for all attendees to ask questions during this event.

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be live at 5:00 PM EDT/ 2:00 PM PDT on July 22nd.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

This event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: AJA.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our invaluable partners ProductionHUB, Digital Cinema Society, LAPPG, NYWIFT, Film Fatales, and The D-Word. 

 

To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/3wKrjC1

 

About Our Panelists:

Andrea Chlebak, has spent the past 16 years honing her skills as a colorist for major studios and indies alike.

 

Canadian-born, Chlebak’s recent work has included supervising color for Seth Rogen’s “An American Pickle” for HBOMax, as well as collaborating for a third time with award-winning cinematographer Gregory Middleton ASC to supervise color for Netflix’s feature “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monsterhunting”.

 

Starting out as a graphic artist and photographer, then editor and compositor, the opportunity to become a colorist in 2006 was a turning point for Chlebak.  Her multi-disciplinary background has spanned features, docu-series and commercials.  Major credits include Hollywood studio films such as Neill Blomkamp’s “Elysium” and “Chappie”, as well as award-winning indies “Mandy” and “Prospect”.  Her career has taken her to some of the industry’s leading post-production houses including Deluxe, EFILM, Encore, Company3, and Digital Film Central.


Jason Druss is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Frame.io and freelance colorist. Previously a Sr. Colorist at WarnerMedia Studios and Colorist at NFL Films, Jason specializes in advertising, branded content and documentary work. Living in NJ, Jason loves working on his house and geeking out about the future of post-production and collaborative technologies in filmmaking.

Eric Whipp was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and raised in Australia.  He became a colorist in the 1990s and helped George Miller with his Oscar-winning film, “Happy Feet.”  Today he is a Co-Founder and Senior Colorist at Alter Ego in Toronto, Canada.

 

He reunited with George Miller for the ground-breaking film “Mad Max: Fury Road.”  He most recently finished “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.”

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents “Inside the Cutting Room of Dede Allen” on June 17th

 

Take a journey into the legendary career of one of the greatest film editors of all-time.

 

New York, NY – June 10, 2021 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues in June with a deep dive “Inside the Cutting Room of Dede Allen,” moderated by Author & Film Historian Bobbie O'Steen.


Inside Episode XI: This panel, moderated by author and film historian Bobbie O'Steen, will honor legendary editor, Dede Allen.  She first achieved success in New York in The Sixties, a seminal period in filmmaking, when she revolutionized the art form, working with some of the most influential auteur directors, such as Arthur Penn and Sidney Lumet.  In her work, performance was key, as she boldly captured the emotion, while propelling the story forward.  “I cut from my gut” expressed the heart of this maverick woman's approach, as she broke rules with both imagery and sound and brought the lexicon of New Wave cinema into American filmmaking, upending Hollywood tradition.  Allen was also a mentor to a generation of highly successful editors, including the late Jerry Greenberg and Richard Marks. 

 

This panel will include other master editors she mentored, collaborated with, and inspired, - Editors William Goldenberg, ACE (“Argo,” “Zero Dark Thirty”), Mary Jo Markey, ACE (“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” “Super 8”), Craig McKay, ACE (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Reds”), Joi McMillon, ACE (“Moonlight,” “The Underground Railroad”), and Stephen Rotter (“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “The Right Stuff”); as well as Allen's son, Re-Recording Mixer Tom Fleischman (“Raging Bull,” “Hugo”).  

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be live at 5:00 PM EDT/ 2:00 PM PDT on June 17th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

This event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: AJA.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our invaluable partners ProductionHUB, Digital Cinema Society, LAPPG, NYWIFT, Film Fatales, and The D-Word. 

 

To register, please go to https://bit.ly/3zkL31B.

 

About Our Panelists:

Tom Fleischman began mixing feature films under the mentorship of New York re -recording mixer Richard (Dick) Vorisek in 1979.  Since then Tom has mixed nearly 200 features, documentaries, commercials, and television projects and has developed long term working relationships with many directors.  He has earned 5 Academy Award nominations for Warren Beatty’s “Reds,” Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of the Lambs,” Martin Scorsese’s “Gangs Of New York,” “The Aviator,” and he won an Oscar and BAFTA Award for “Hugo.”  In television Tom has won 5 Emmy Awards, and 5 CAS Awards for sound mixing.

 

William Goldenberg, ACE, most recently edited Paul Greengrass’s “News of the World” starring Tom Hanks.  He previously collaborated with Greengrass on Netflix’s “22 July.”

He won the Academy Award, BAFTA and ACE Award for Ben Affleck’s Best Picture-winning “Argo.”

 

Goldenberg received Oscar, BAFTA and ACE nominations for editing “The Imitation Game” and “Zero Dark Thirty” (with Dylan Tichenor).  He was nominated for an Oscar for “Seabiscuit” and “The Insider” (with Paul Rubell and David Rosenbloom).

His other credits include: Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit”, Ben Affleck’s crime dramas “Live By Night” and “Gone Baby Gone”, Peter Landsman’s “Concussion”, Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” (with Tim Squyres), Michael Mann’s “Miami,” “Ali,” and “Heat”, Michael Bay’s “Transformers” III, IV, and the recently released “6 Underground,” Jon Turteltaub’s “National Treasure” I and II, “Domino” for Tony Scott; as well as “Pleasantville,” “Coyote Ugly,” “The Long Kiss Goodnight,” and “Alive” (with Michael Kahn).  

Goldenberg also edited the HBO film “Citizen X,” receiving an Emmy nomination for Editing for a Miniseries or Special; as well as the Oscar nominated short film “Kangaroo Court,” directed by Sean Astin.

 

Mary Jo Markey, ACE, is an accomplished editor in both film and television.  After her studies in English Literature at Ohio State University and her move to the west coast, she got her first look at a cutting room and what editors do while working as an assistant to Robert Redford, and from that moment she wanted to know more.  With Redford’s help, Markey was hired to be an apprentice to Dede Allen in the "Milagro Beanfield War" cutting room, which was the beginning of her editing career.


After cutting a series of independent films and television movies, Markey began her collaboration with JJ Abrams as one of the editors of the TV series Felicity during its first three seasons (1998-2000).  Markey then moved over to edit the first two seasons of "Alias", during which she received her first Emmy nomination for the episode “Q and A.”  Later, in 2005, Markey won the Emmy for Drama Series Editing for her work on the "Lost" pilot.  In 2006, Markey’s collaboration with JJ Abrams moved to the large screen with "Mission Impossible III."  Their work together continued with the HBO pilot "Anatomy of Hope," 2009’s "Star Trek" (which led to an ACE Eddie nomination), the "Undercovers" pilot, "Super 8," and "Star Trek Into Darkness”  in 2013.


Besides projects with Abrams, Markey has edited the award-winning HBO film “Life” Support, which was selected as the closing night film for the 2007 Sundance Film Festival (and brought her an additional Emmy nomination as well as an ACE Eddie nomination), "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "The Great Wall," directed by master of Chinese cinema Zhang Yimou, and the sci-fi thriller "Life."  But the highlight of her credit list has to be "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," an enormous hit which resulted in an academy award nomination and an additional ACE Eddie nod for Markey.  


Ms. Markey is an active member of several professional organizations. She was the creator of the first “PRIME CUTS: Emmy Winning Editors on Their Craft,” (which celebrated its thirteenth anniversary this year), served for four years on the Academy of Motion Pictures Editing Branch Committee, and is currently serving her second term as an ACE board member.   She makes frequent appearances on panels and seminars, has served as a mentor to her former assistants and PA’s, and has never lost her love for the craft and creativity of editing.
 
Craig McKay, ACE, is an American feature film editor, story consultant, director, and executive producer.  Recognized with two Academy Award-nominations for editing “Reds” and “The Silence of the Lambs”, and an Emmy Award for editing the NBC miniseries “Holocaust,” he has edited more than forty films including “Philadelphia,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Cop Land,” and “Maid in Manhattan.”

His directing credits include “Bubbe Meises”, “Bubbe Stories” for PBS and HBO's “The Red Shoes”, written by John Guare.  Story consultant credits include Bravo's “Haiti: Dreams of Democracy”, Academy Award-nominated “Mandela,” and PBS's award-winning “Witness: Voices from the Holocaust.”

McKay has served as a creative advisor at the Sundance Institute Filmmaker's Lab and is also an executive producer on the award-winning feature-length documentary “A Normal Life.”

 

Joi McMillon, ACE, is an award-winning editor best known for her work on Barry Jenkins’ critically acclaimed film “Moonlight," the Best Picture winner at the 89th Academy Awards.  McMillon’s work on the feature solidified her place in history as the first black female nominated for an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Film Editing.  McMillon led the editorial department on “The Underground Railroad,” Jenkins’ limited series adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for Amazon Studios.  Currently, she serves as the editor of Disney’s upcoming Untitled “Lion King” Prequel, which marks her fifth collaboration with Jenkins since 2016.  Recently, McMillon  cut the highly anticipated, twitter-thread-based feature “Zola,” working alongside the immensely talented filmmaker Janicza Bravo, another frequent collaborator of hers.  Born and raised in Central Florida, McMillon earned her BFA from the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University.  She is a member of the American Cinema Editors and sits on the Academy’s Film Editors Branch Executive Committee. 

 

Bobbie O’Steen is a writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with students, professionals, and cinephiles.  She is a graduate of Stanford University, an Emmy- nominated editor, and author of two acclaimed books about editing: "Cut to the Chase,” based on interviews with her late husband and colleague, legendary editor Sam O’Steen, about such landmark films as “The Graduate” and “Chinatown”; and “The Invisible Cut,” which deconstructs the editing process as well as classic movie scenes through a cut-by-cut analysis. 

Her latest book, to be published this year by Focal Press, is an authoritative, media-rich eBook called "Making the Cut at Pixar" about the editor's pioneering role in computer animation.    
                                                                                                           
Bobbie hosts an ongoing event series, “Inside the Cutting Room,” honoring editors through screening and discussion at ACE’s EditFest, MEWShop’s Sight, Sound, & Story, and at Emerson College, 92nd St Y, and UCLA. She has taught at American Film Institute, John Hopkins University, The New School, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has also created an ongoing class series, “Making the Cut,” where she explores the artistry and technique of editing, based on her interviews with over seventy editors. 

She contributes commentary and discussion for The Criterion Collection releases of iconic films such as “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Don’t Look Now”, and has written articles for many publications, including CinemaEditor Magazine, which named her “Film Editing’s Greatest Champion.” 


More info at www.bobbieosteen.com.

 

Stephen Rotter was hired by Dede Allen as a second assistant on “Alice’s Restaurant” and went on to assist her on “Slaughter House Five,” “Little Big Man,” and “Visions of Eight.”  He received a co-editor credit on “Night Moves“ with the blessing of Dede, who was an incredible mentor, and the director Arthur Penn.  His next movie was “The Missouri Breaks“ where he shared credit with Dede and Gerald Greenberg.  At this point he left the nest and embarked on his own career.  His favorite projects are the miniseries “Holocaust“ for which he received an Emmy, “The World According to Garp,” and “The Right Stuff,“ for which he won an Academy Award along with a team of Editors.  Other films special to him are “Heaven Help Us,“ “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “My Blue Heaven,“ “Father of the Bride Part II,” The Parent Trap,” “What Women Want,” “Something’s Gotta Give“ (as additional editor), and “Enchanted.”

One of the best days of his career was being hired as an assistant by Dede Allen and Richard Marks, her first assistant at the time.

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents “The Role of the VFX Supervisor: Visual Effects in Post” on May 13th

 

Go behind the green screen with award-winning VFX effects artists from TV & Film

 

New York, NY – May 6, 2021 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues with VFX supervisors Brigitte Bourque and Eran Dinur with Moderator Ross Shain.

 

Inside Episode X:  The use of visual effects in television and film has become an essential part of production, as has the audience's higher expectations for even more realistic and stunning visual effects.  Join us for this special conversation with Emmy-winning and VES award-winning VFX supervisor Eran Dinur (“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Uncut Gems,” “Ad Astra,” “The Greatest Showman”) and VFX Supervisor Brigitte Bourque (“The Planet of the Apes,” “Armageddon,” “Fast and Furious,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “X-men”), as they discuss how visual effects support and enhance a story and offer insights into how their career got started in the visual effects world.  The conversation will be guided by moderator Ross Shain, an Academy Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning visual effects veteran and Chief Product Officer from Boris FX. There will be a section for you to ask questions during this event!

 

All attendees for the event will receive a free 1-year subscription to Boris FX's Optics, the new VFX plugin for Photoshop and Lightworks.  Everyone who registers for the event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be live at 5:00 PM EDT/ 2:00 PM PDT on May 13th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

This event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: AJA.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our invaluable partners ProductionHUB, Digital Cinema Society, LAPPG, NYWIFT, Film Fatales, and The D-Word.  Following the panel there will be a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A session.  To register, please go to https://bit.ly/33knVBn.

 

About Our Panelists:

Brigitte Bourque is a Visual Effects Supervisor with over 25 years of experience working in the film and television industry.  Brigitte got her start in filmmaking as a script supervisor and production coordinator/assistant in Miami and Los Angeles before moving into visual effects as an artist.  She has worked at studios such as ILM, Rhythm & Hues, CinesiteLA, and CIS-Hollywood before joining FuseFX in 2013.  Her extensive credit list includes “The Planet of the Apes,” “Armageddon,” “The Chronicles of Riddick,” “Poseidon,” “Fast and Furious,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “X-men,” and “The Mummy Returns.”  Her recent credits include “9-1-1 Lone Star,” “9-1-1,” and “Empire.”

 

Eran Dinur is an Emmy and VES awards-winning VFX supervisor, and author of "The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects."  His extensive on-set and in-house supervision credits includes films such as “The Trial of The Chicago 7,” “Uncut Gems,” “Ad Astra,” “The Lighthouse,” “Hereditary,” “The Greatest Showman,” “The Lost City of Z,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and TV series such as “The Men Who Built America “and “Boardwalk Empire,” for which he received an Emmy award and two VES awards.

Originally a musician who wrote music for theater, Eran turned his passion for VFX into a career that started at ILM Singapore, working as Senior Compositor on films such as “Iron Man,” “Star Trek,” “Transformers,” and “Terminator Salvation.”  Eran served as Brainstorm Digital’s senior VFX supervisor since 2011.  In November 2020 he joined FuseFX NYC as Head of 2D/VFX Supervisor.

Eran’s book, "The Filmmaker’s Guide to Visual Effects" was published in 2017 by Routledge/Focal and has since been adopted by film schools and colleges around the world.  His second book, "The Complete Guide to Photorealism" will be published by Routledge in fall 2021.  Eran created online VFX courses for fxphd and wrote articles for magazines like 3D World and No Film School.  He is adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts.


Ross Shain is an accomplished visual effects industry veteran and the Chief Product Officer from Boris FX.  An award-winning compositor and product designer, Ross has been honored with both an Academy Award (2013) and Emmy Award (2019) for technical achievement and contribution to the design of Mocha planar tracking software.  At Boris FX, Ross works across the marketing, engineering, and executive teams to help develop essential tools for professional film and video post-production workflows.  Learn more about Boris FX at www.borisfx.com.

 

 

*All speakers are subject to availability

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents Inside the Cutting Room of “Schitt’s Creek” on April 21st

 

Go behind the scenes with the editors of one of the most unsuspecting hits in the history of television.

 

New York, NY – April 13, 2021 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues in April with "Schitt's Creek" Editors Trevor Ambrose & Paul Winestock, CCE, moderated by Author & Film Historian Bobbie O'Steen.


Inside Episode IX:  This panel focuses on the multi-Emmy winning series, "Schitt's Creek," which made us laugh, cry, and captured our hearts completely at a time when we needed it most.  Join author and film historian Bobbie O'Steen for a discussion with Emmy-nominated editors Trevor Ambrose and Paul Winestock, CCE.  They will talk about how they helped shape and deepen the characters over time, how they crafted that delicate balance between comedy & drama, and reveal other ways that they contributed to this Canadian gem becoming one of the most surprising success stories in the history of television. 

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be live at 5:00 PM EDT/ 2:00 PM PDT on April 21st.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

This event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: AJA.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our invaluable partners ProductionHUB, Digital Cinema Society, LAPPG, NYWIFT, Film Fatales, and The D-Word.  Following the panel there will be a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A session.  To register, please go to https://bit.ly/3uNgBd4.

 

About Our Panelists:

Trevor Ambrose is a Film and Television Editor. His film work includes the critically acclaimed "Stepping Razor: Red X" (The Peter Tosh Story) and "Killing Patient Zero."

 

Currently, he has the pleasure of editing New Line/Warner Bros.’ "8-Bit Christmas."  His television credits include "The Kids in the Hall," "Saturday Night Live," "Good God," and "Schitt’s Creek" for which he received a 2021 Emmy nomination.  Recently, Trevor had the honor of receiving his 2nd ACE EDDIE Award nomination for "Schitt’s Creek" series finale "Happy Ending."

 

Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with students, professionals, and the movie-going public.  She is an Emmy®-nominated editor and author of two acclaimed books about editing: "Cut to the Chase,” based on interviews with her late husband and colleague, legendary editor Sam O’Steen, about such landmark films as "The Graduate" and "Chinatown"; and “The Invisible Cut,” which deconstructs classic movie scenes through a cut-by-cut analysis.

 

Bobbie hosts an ongoing event series, “Inside the Cutting Room,” honoring editors through screening and discussion at ACE’s EditFest, as well as Emerson College, NYU, UCLA, NYIT, and 92nd St Y.  She has taught at AFI, John Hopkins University, NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts, and The New School.  She has also created a class series, “Making the Cut” at Manhattan Edit Workshop, where she explores the editing process, based on her interviews with over seventy editors.  She contributes commentary for The Criterion Collection DVD/Blu-Ray releases and has written articles for such publications as CinemaEditor Magazine, which named her “Film Editing’s Greatest Champion.”

 

Her latest book is an authoritative, media-rich eBook called "Making the Cut at Pixar" about the editor's pioneering role in computer animation.  More info at www.bobbieosteen.com.

 

Paul Winestock, CCE, is an editor who dabbles in documentary, but primarily works in comedy and dramatic episodic programming.  Paul is co-founder of the Canadian Cinema Editors (CCE), a national organization aimed at promoting the craft of editing. Paul joined "Schitt’s Creek" as it was entering its 4th season.  The next 3 seasons were a highlight in Paul’s career; he is fantastically proud to have been part of a remarkable team including Dan and Eugene Levy, and Trevor, and to have been part of this landmark show.

 

*All speakers are subject to availability

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Online - Discussion on Sound Editorial Creative and Technical Collaboration” on March 30th

 

Sight, Sound & Story: Live event series continues in March with a behind the scenes look at Editorial Sound

 

New York, NY - March 25, 2021 - As part of Manhattan Edit Workshop’s series, “Sight, Sound and Story”, Janet Dalton and Jason Banke have gathered artists and collaborators in the world of sound to explore their creative and technical collaboration from the edit to the mix.  postPerspective’s Randi Altman will moderate the session on March 30th, 2021, at 5pm EDT.

 

Robert Hein, Josh Berger, Grant Elder, and Ian Cymore, have worked as a team for many years, collaborating on a host of projects.  On this panel, the team will discuss their creative and technical process through sound editorial on Ron Howard’s “Hillbilly Elegy” and Disney’s “Noelle.”

 

In sharing their editorial workflow, they hope to inspire sound editorial teams with different approaches to creatively collaborating for both sound design and dialogue editorial in preparation for any mix.

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be live at 5pm EDT/ 2Ppm PDT on March 30th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.  Following the panel there will be a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A session.  To register, please go to https://bit.ly/3tNNTs0.

 

This event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: AJA.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our invaluable partners ProductionHUB, Digital Cinema Society, LAPPG, NYWIFT, Film Fatales, and The D-Word.

 

PANELISTS:

Robert Hein started his career as an assistant sound editor on “Sophie's Choice,” for which he created the scream as the daughter is being taken away from her mother.  It was on this job that Robert realized how sound has the capability for gut-wrenching power in filmmaking.  Since then, he has been nominated for BAFTA, Emmy, and MPSE awards, and has

collaborated with such inspiring directors as James Ivory, Lee Daniels, Marc Lawrence, Ron Howard, Jim Jarmusch, Alan Yang, and James Gray.

Robert's approach to his work is very personal.  He says, "Each new project represents a part of me. I know it is a temporary endeavor, but we put our heart and soul into these films.  So, when I start, I take it as very personal experience.” It’s his subtle art of pushing the soundtrack of a film to new levels, while exceeding the filmmaker’s creative intent, that has earned him a reputation of trusted collaborator.

 

Josh Berger is an Emmy-nominated re-recording mixer who has worked alongside such revered directing talents as Ron Howard, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Steven Soderbergh, James Gray, Alan Yang, and Ken Burns.  His work has been seen at festivals around the world such as Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, NYFF, Tribeca and Sundance.  Prior to joining HARBOR in 2013, he worked with Technicolor-Postworks in NYC, honing his craft on a variety of commercials, promos and TV shows for Discovery, NBC, Food Network and The History Channel.

Josh is “dedicated to collaborating with clients to create an exceptional soundtrack."  He approaches every project differently, allowing the story and director’s vision to lead the creative process.

 

Grant Elder is a sound designer, re-recording mixer and supervising sound editor who has collaborated with such acclaimed filmmakers as Ron Howard, Steven Soderbergh, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Nia DaCosta, and Michael Tyburski.  Grant’s work on Fisher Steven’s documentary ”Before the Flood,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, earned him a nomination for a MPSE Golden Reel for Best Sound Editing. 

Grant works to craft unique sonic landscapes for every project.  He says, “Whether that’s by wielding original sound design, authentic field recordings, or dynamic mixing, the goal is always to help create a visceral experience for the audience while serving the story and the filmmaker’s vision.”  Grant’s technical expertise blended with his artistic sensibilities and his ability to make filmmakers comfortable on the stage has allowed him to build meaningful relationships with creatives.

Ian Cymore started his sound career as a live engineer for concerts and theatrical productions. Eager to transition into the post-production arena, he subsequently secured a role with HARBOR.  He is now an accomplished supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer for both film and television.  He has collaborated with directors such as Michael Tyburski, Edward Burns, Joel Edgerton, Chris Smith, Steven Soderbergh, and Alan Yang. His work on “Tiger King” earned him Emmy nominations in both Best Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

“A film with sparse and subtle sounds can be as impactful as a film with many layers of complex sound elements,” Ian explains, “It’s within those details that I can execute the director's vision.” Ian’s keen ear for crisp dialogue is highlighted in every film he supports.

 

Randi Altman has been working in and reporting on the post industry for more than two decades, and she’s a respected authority on technology and how it’s used.  As editor-in-chief of postPerspective, she works as a crucial bridge between the post and production communities and the technology companies that serve them.

*All speakers are subject to availability

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Online “Making it Work: From Editor to Director” on February 25th

 

Sight, Sound & Story: Live event series starts 2021 by going behind the scenes of Documentary filmmaking.

 

New York, NY – February 4, 2021 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues in February with the filmmakers from the acclaimed documentary film “Dick Johnson is Dead.”


Inside Episode VII:  There can be no more collaborative and intertwined relationship in filmmaking than that between Director and Editor.  In documentary filmmaking this is especially so.  Join us for a special conversion with Director Kirsten Johnson, ASC and Editor Nels Bangerter as they discuss the creative process of documentary filmmaking within the acclaimed films “Dick Johnson Is Dead “and “Cameraperson”; as well as other films.  Creative Director of Wheelhouse Creative and documentary filmmaker Jeremy Workman will help guide the conversation and show examples of Kirsten and Nels work.  Jeremy was also an editing collaborator for the dance sequence in “Dick Johnson is Dead” and edited the trailer for “Cameraperson.”

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be live at 5:00 PM EST/ 2:00 PM PST on February 25th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

This event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our new Technology Sponsor: AJA.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our invaluable partners ProductionHUB, Digital Cinema Society, LAPPG, NYWIFT, Film Fatales, and The D-Word.  Following the panel there will be a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A session.  To register, please go to https://bit.ly/2MWcj2m.

 

*All speakers are subject to availability

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Online with “Making the Grade: Color in TV & Film” on December 17th

 

The Sight, Sound & Story: Live monthly event series wraps up 2020 with an event celebrating Colorists and their contribution to TV and Film

 

New York, NY – December 2, 2020 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues in December with a deep dive into the world of Color in TV and Film.


Inside Episode VI:  The contribution of the colorist in film goes beyond just making the scenes and images look good.  A great colorist will draw the audience's eye to what is important in the story and enhance the emotional tone of the film in ways that can be subtle yet effective. 

Join us for this special conversation with colorists Stephen Nakamura (X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Martian, Prometheus) and Élodie Ichter (The Irishman, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, The Maze Runner) as they discuss the creative process of color grading in their work.  Jason Druss who is a senior colorist at WarnerMedia Studios, will guide the conversation as well as show examples of how Stephen and Élodie use color correction to make their films click for audiences.

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be live at 5:00 PM EST/ 2:00 PM PST on December 17th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

This event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, ZEISS, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: Shutterstock.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our invaluable partners ProductionHUB, Digital Cinema Society, LAPPG, NYWIFT, Film Fatales, and The D-Word. 

 

Following the panel there will be a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A session.  To register, please go to https://bit.ly/36v3cNI.

*All speakers are subject to availability

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Goes “Inside the Cutting Room of Sam O’Steen” on November 19th

 

The Sight, Sound & Story: Live monthly event series continues in November with Author & Film Historian Bobbie O’Steen and a panel of seven editors

New York, NY – October 30, 2020 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues in November with an in-depth look at the work of legendary editor Sam O’Steen.


Inside Episode V:  This panel will honor legendary editor Sam O’Steen.  He first found acclaim for his work in the late 1960s, at a time when the studio system was crumbling, and independent filmmakers were captivating young audiences with personal, provocative narratives and experiments with sound, music, cinematography, and editing.  These shifts all elevated the status of the editor.  Bobbie O’Steen, who was Sam’s wife and collaborator, is a film historian whose book, "Cut to the Chase," is filled with Sam's behind-the-scenes stories on such landmark films as “The Graduate,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” and “Chinatown.”  She will moderate the panel of seven editors, who will share and discuss specific scenes that show how Sam’s work inspired them. 

 

Panelists for this event will include Michael R. Miller, ACE (“Miller's Crossing, Armageddon”), Darrin Navarro, ACE (“Ballers,” “Mozart in the Jungle”), Suzana Peric (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Pianist”), Terilyn Shropshire, ACE (“The Old Guard,” “Eves Bayou”), Zach Staenberg, ACE (“The Matrix” Trilogy, “Pacific Rim: Uprising”) & more!*

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live an hour prior to the event.  The event will be live at 5:00 PM EST/ 2:00 PM PST on November 19th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

This event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, ZEISS, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: Shutterstock.  Following the panel there will be a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A networking event.  To register, please go to https://bit.ly/3mOYPCg.

 

*All speakers are subject to availability

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Online with “SoundShow: Sound Design in Film & TV” on October 14th

 

Sight, Sound & Story: Live monthly online event series continues in October with Supervising Sound Editors Bobbi Banks & Mildred Iatrou, and Re-Recording Mixer Robert Fernandez

New York, NY – October 1, 2020 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues in October with an in-depth look into the world of Sound Design.


Inside Episode IV:  Sound is one of the most important elements in film and can be used to elevate a performance, evoke emotions, indicate mood and emphasize what's on the screen. Join Moderator Woody Woodhall, CAS who will take a deep dive into the creative process of sound design in film and television. He will be joined by multiple Emmy-nominated Supervising Sound Editor Bobbi Banks, AMPAS, ATAS, MPSE, multiple Oscar-nominated Supervising Sound Editor Mildred Iatrou, and Grammy and Emmy-winner, Re-Recording Mixer Robert Fernandez. This panel will take us through the creative process of sound design and sound mixing and explore how sound shapes and influences our viewing experience. Through discussion and viewing scenes, we will see and hear examples of the panelists extraordinary work in sound.

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live an hour prior to the event.  The event will be live at 5:00 PM EST/ 2:00 PM PST on October 14th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

Our event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, ZEISS, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: Shutterstock.  Following the panel there will be a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A networking event.  To register, please go to https://bit.ly/3ikajex.

 

Our next Sight, Sound & Story: Live event will be on November 12th with Film Historian Bobbie O’Steen.  Please go to www.SightSoundandStory.com for up to date information.

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Online with “From Editor to Producer: Making it Work” on September 16th

 

Sight, Sound & Story: Live monthly online event series continues in September with Editor Daysha Broadway & Producer Deniese Davis

 

New York, NY – September 10, 2020 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues this September with an inside look at the Editor and Producer relationship in scripted series featuring Editor Daysha Broadway & Producer Deniese Davis.  


Inside Episode III: The relationships between Editors and Producers are some of the most important in the post-production process in television.  In this panel we'll hear from multiple

Emmy-nominated Editor Daysha Broadway and multiple Emmy-nominated Producer Deniese

Davis.  Sean Weiner will moderate the panel and explore how emerging filmmakers can learn

from Daysha's and Deniese's careers.   Sean will discuss with Daysha how her past Documentary

and Reality TV editing informs her approach to editing scripted television.  He will also talk with Deniese on her work on the web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” how that led to her success in Peak TV.  They will both discuss their relationship as Editor and Producer on the Emmy-winning “Insecure” and the Emmy-nominated “A Black Lady Sketch Show.”  Through

reflection on their experiences connecting with one another in the film industry and analysis of clips from each of their shows, Daysha and Deniese will both reveal how an Editor and Producer

combine their particular talents to make it work!

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live an hour prior to the event.  The event will be live at 7:30PM ESD/4:30PM PSD. This will gain free access for all attendees who register.  There’ll be live raffles throughout the event, but attendees must be present. 

 

Our event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, ZEISS, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: Shutterstock.  Following the panel there will be a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A networking event.  To register, please go to https://bit.ly/35mTX1G.

 

Our next Sight, Sound & Story: Live event will be on October 14th.  Please go to www.SightSoundandStory.com for up to date information.

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Online with “Behind the Lens with DP John Simmons, ASC” on August 19th

 

The Second Episode Features Acclaimed Cinematographer John Simmons, ASC and Moderated by Snehal Patel from ZEISS

New York, NY – August 14, 2020 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues this August with acclaimed Cinematographer John Simmons, ASC.  


Inside Episode II: An Emmy-winning cinematographer and celebrated photographer, John Simmons, ASC has had an illustrious career which spans nearly four decades. During this conversation, Johnny will reflect on the opportunities that led him on this upward trajectory in the film industry. Learn how other art mediums, such as painting, informed his lighting techniques on-set as a cinematographer, as we examine some of his earlier television work. We will also discuss the importance of mentorship – Johnny’s guidance has impacted many up-and-coming filmmakers working today – and his role on the ASC Vision Committee, which promotes the advancement of underrepresented cinematographers and film community at large. 

 

Moderated by ZEISS Cine Sales Director Snehal Patel.

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live an hour prior to the event.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.  There’ll be live raffles throughout the event, but attendees must be present. 

 

Our event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, ZEISS, American Cinema Editors, & EditFest Global; as well as our Technology Sponsor: Shutterstock.  Following the panel there will be a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A networking event.  To register, please go to https://bit.ly/31SKGLr.

 

Our next Sight, Sound & Story: Live event will be on September 16th.  Please go to www.SightSoundandStory.com for up to date information.

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Debuts Online with First Event “Mentors inside the Cutting Room” on July 9th

 

First Episode Features Editors Carol Littleton, ACE, Norman Buckley, ACE, and Brandi Bradburn, ACE moderated by Bobbie O’Steen

 

New York, NY – June 30, 2020 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Sight, Sound & Story's 2020 event series format is moving online.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sight, Sound & Story has delayed its live in-person events (June's Post Summit & November's The Art of Cinematography) until 2021.  Until that time the event series is launching a live online monthly event series starting on July 9th.  This series will feature unique guests and subjects that will vary between editing, cinematography, and all aspects of filmmaking.  These live events will give attendees a chance to ask questions and even win raffle prizes from our sponsors.  Most importantly, these events will be live and free to the public.


Inside Episode I: Film editors have been called invisible artists, the final storytellers, and unsung heroes.  They are also wonderful mentors, passionate about their work and eager to pass on their wisdom and knowledge.  Film historian Bobbie O'Steen moderates a panel that focuses on three very talented editors – Carol Littleton, ACE (“E.T. the Extra-terrestrial,” “The Big Chill”), Norman Buckley, ACE (“The O.C.,” “Gossip Girl”), and Brandi Bradburn, ACE (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “This Is Us”) – who have helped so many aspiring editors achieve their goals.  They’ll discuss their own career choices that led them down unpredictable and inspiring paths to success and screen some of their work to explain what they learned about shaping compelling and entertaining stories. They'll also give valuable advice on how to build and nurture collaborative relationships and how to advocate for a healthy work/life balance. 

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password to Vimeo Live an hour prior to the event.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.  There’ll be live raffles throughout the event, but attendees must be present. 

 

Our event wouldn’t be possible without our Master Storyteller Sponsors: OWC, ZEISS & American Cinema Editors; as well as our Technology Sponsor: Shutterstock.  Following the panel there will be a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A networking event.  To register, please go to https://rb.gy/lpcyd8.

 

Our next Sight, Sound & Story: Live event will be on August 12th.  Please go to www.SightSoundandStory.com for up to date information.

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Oscar-nominated Cinematographer Dean Cundey, ASC Headlines Sold-Out NYC Cinematography Summit

Award-Winning DPs Go Behind-the-Scenes at 5th Annual Sight, Sound & Story

New York, NY -- November 19, 2019 -- Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in training for content creators, held its annual “Sight, Sound & Story: Cinematography Summit” on November 14th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Three panels featuring award-winning cinematographers discussed their craft, followed by a lively networking party attended by the New York film production community and filmmaking gear and technology sponsors.

This year’s event kicked-off with documentary DP's Tom Hurwitz, ASC (“Harlan County U.S.A.,” “The Queen of Versailles”), and Claudia Raschke (“RBG,” “God is the Bigger Elvis”), diving deep into their varying experiences in documentary filmmaking and how dance influenced their styles in capturing specific moments on their films. Bringing a very New York style to the stage were veteran television cinematographers Tom Houghton, ASC (“Elementary,” “American Horror Story: Coven”) and Frank Prinzi, ASC (“Northern Exposure,” “The Blacklist”), for our TV Panel. Both DP’s took the audience behind the scenes of shooting in NYC, as well as on locations like New Orleans and London.

The closing panel featured Oscar-nominated DP Dean Cundey, ASC (“Jurassic Park,” “Halloween,” “Back to the Future”), sharing his insights from some of the most iconic films of the past thirty years. He took the audience behind-the-scenes of the “Back to the Future” franchise, as well as the groundbreaking cinematic techniques he used in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Jurassic Park,” and “Apollo 13.” Jim Kamp, David Leitner, and Sean Weiner moderated, respectively.

Mr. Cundey commented, “What a great time I had at the Sight, Sound & Story event! It was a privilege and pleasure to meet so many avid filmmakers, and to be able to share. Please invite me again!”

Mitch Gross, Cinema Product Manager for Panasonic said, “The event was great. Not only is it entertaining to hear stories from set and how people go about achieving their vision, but the cinematographers delved into why they do what they do and the personal passions that drive them. Plus, they all hung out afterward to talk with the attendees, making for a convivial evening. It was great fun and Panasonic was proud to have sponsored the event.”

Sponsors of the 2019 "Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography Summit” included Master Storyteller & Networking Party Sponsor ZEISS and Technology Sponsors Adorama Rental Company, OWC, Panasonic, and Shutterstock.

Sight, Sound & Story continues in 2020 with its Post Production Summit on June 11th and Cinematography Summit on November 12th. Please visit

www.SightSoundandStory.com for a collection of videos and more information on our events.

Follow us on twitter @SightSndStory, facebook, and a complete video library on YouTube at: http://bit.ly/28YAWFi.

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5th Annual Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography Symposium Returns to NYC in November

An Evening Featuring In-Depth Conversations with Master Filmmakers Set for November 14th

New York, NY – October 4, 2019 – Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in education for content creators, announces the return of “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” on November 14th at the NYIT Auditorium Theater on Broadway. 

 

This year’s line-up features cinematographers Dean Cundey, ASC (“Jurassic Park,” “Halloween,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Back to the Future,” “Apollo 13”), Tom Hurwitz, ASC (“American Dream,” “Harlan County U.S.A.,” “The Queen of Versailles,”), Claudia Raschke (“RBG,” “God is the Bigger Elvis”), and Tom Houghton, ASC (“Elementary,” “American Horror Story: Coven,” “Rescue Me”.)  Moderators include David Leitner (Director & Cinematographer), Jim Kamp (Producer) and Tony Wisniewski (ZEISS - Marketing Manager). 

 

Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with top gear companies including our Platinum Sponsor ZEISS; Shutterstock, OWC, Padcaster and more at our Networking Party & Tech Lounge, sponsored by ZEISS.  There will also be exclusive raffle prizes for attendees.

 
Limited seating - purchase tickets for the November 14th event here:
https://bit.ly/332yoz5.  Cost includes a ticket to all panels and networking party with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres & sponsored giveaways.   


To inquire about tickets or partnership opportunities, please contact
jason@mewshop.com.

Press Contacts

Jason Banke

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Jason@mewshop.com

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Oscar-Nominated Editor Mary Jo Markey, ACE Headlines Sold Out Post Production Summit “Sight, Sound & Story” Annual Event Celebrates Seventh Year in NYC

 

New York, NY – July 8, 2019,Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in training for content creators, held its annual “Sight, Sound & Story: Post Production Summit” symposium on June 13th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.  Nearly 300 attendees watched three panels covering TV, documentary and feature film with acclaimed editors discussing their craft, followed by a networking party sponsored by American Cinema Editors.

 

This year’s post-production summit started off with acclaimed documentary editors Carla Gutierrez, ACE (“RBG,” “La Corona,” “Chavela”), Jean Tsien, ACE (“The Apollo,” “Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing”), and moderator Jeremy Workman (“Magical Universe,” “The World Before Your Feet”) discussing their unique processes working on historical and groundbreaking films.  The second panel discussed the cinematic revolution of Peak TV through the perspective of editors.  This panel featured Kate Sanford, ACE (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Deuce,” “The Wire”), Leo Trombetta, ACE (“13 Reasons Why,” “True Detective,” “Mad Men”) and moderator Gordon Burkell (AOTG.com).

 

The closing panel featured the talents of Oscar-nominated editor Mary Jo Markey, ACE (“Star Wars - Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” “Star Trek,” “Mission Impossible III,” “Charlie's Angels”) with author and historian Bobbie O’Steen.  Mary Jo and Bobbie took the audience through her beginning collaborations with director JJ Abrams on the hit shows “Felicity,” “Alias,” and “Lost”; which eventually led to their partnership blossoming on blockbusters on the “Mission Impossible,” “Star Trek,” and “Star Wars” franchises.

 

The 2019 Post Production Summit sponsors included Technology Sponsors; ZEISS Cine Lenses, & Shutterstock, and Supporting Sponsors; Boris FX, American Cinema Editors, EditStock, & Padcaster.

 

Sight, Sound & Story continues in 2019 with its Art of Cinematography event on November 14th featuring legendary Cinematographer Dean Cundey, ASC (“Jurassic Park,” “Halloween,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Back to the Future,” “Apollo 13”).  Visit www.SightSoundandStory.com for a collection of videos and more info.

 

Follow us on twitter @SightSndStory, facebook, and access our complete video library on our YouTube channel.

 

For more information contact Jason Banke at jason@mewshop.com.

 

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Sight, Sound & Story: Post Production Summit” Returns for its Seventh Year to NYC on June 13th

Oscar-nominated editor Mary Jo Markey, ACE, heads this year’s celebrated lineup. Tickets available now.

New York, NY – May 9, 2018 – Manhattan Edit Workshop the east coast leader in education for content creators, announces the return of “Sight, Sound & Story: Post Production Summit,” taking place June 13th at the NYIT Auditorium Theater on Broadway.

 

This year’s event showcases the editor of worldwide box office hits ”Star Wars – Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” “Star Trek,” and “Mission Impossible III”; some of the editors behind the hit TV shows “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “13 Reasons Why,” “True Detective,” “Mad Men,” and “The Wire”; and editors of the documentaries “RBG,” “Chavela,” “Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing,” and the upcoming HBO documentary “The Apollo.”  Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with companies including Shutterstock, ZEISS, BorisFX, and Padcaster at our Networking Party & Tech Lounge, sponsored by American Cinema Editors.   There will also be exclusive raffle prizes for attendees.

 

Executive Producer Jason Banke comments, “This year we have assembled one of the most talented and diverse groups of artists in the seven-year history of our program.”  Banke adds, “The wide range of work and career experiences will be something all of our attendees will benefit from.”

 

This year’s line-up features editors Mary Jo Markey, ACE (“Star Wars - Episode VII: The Force Awakens,” “Star Trek,” “Mission Impossible III,” “Charlie's Angels”), Kate Sanford, ACE (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Deuce,” “The Wire”), Carla Gutierrez, ACE (“RBG,” “La Corona,” “Chavela”), Leo Trombetta, ACE (“13 Reasons Why,” “True Detective,” “Mad Men”) Jean Tsien, ACE (“The Apollo,” “Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing”), Moderator Bobbie O'Steen (author of "Cut to the Chase” & "The Invisible Cut"), Moderator Jeremy Workman (“Magical Universe,” “The World Before Your Feet”), and Moderator Gordon Burkell (AOTG.com).

 

Registration Details:

Make sure to secure your ticket before they sell out! Following the event is a networking/tech party sponsored by the American Cinema Editors, including hors d’oeuvres, drinks and giveaways. Event admission is $49.00.  To register, please go to http://bit.ly/2PXLdoZ.


Boris FX will provide all attendees a FREE 1-month subscription to Sapphire, Continuum & Mocha Pro.

 

To inquire about tickets or partnership opportunities please contact jason@mewshop.com.

Sight, Sound & Story Event Series Launches Audio Podcast

The Sight, Sound & Story audio podcast series debuts featuring acclaimed Cinematographer Bruce Logan, ASC

New York, New York, March 13, 2019 –– This new bi-weekly series will highlight acclaimed editors, cinematographers, sound designers, VFX artists or content creators pulled from our decade long events; as well as our upcoming 2019 symposiums. This audio podcast will have exclusive interviews with masters like Anne V. Coates, ACE (“Lawrence of Arabia,” “The Elephant Man”), Michael Kahn, ACE (“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Jurassic Park”), Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC (“Game of Thrones,” “Ray Donovan”), William Goldenberg, ACE (“The Imitation Game,” “Argo), Kelley Dixon, ACE (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”), Bruce Logan, ASC (“Star Wars: Episode I – A New Hope,” “Tron”), Dylan Tichenor, ACE (“Boogie Nights,” “There Will Be Blood”), Alan Heim, ACE (“All That Jazz,” “Network”), and Susan Morse, ACE (“Manhattan”); to name just a few.  “We are very proud to make all of our content available in full audio form to go along with our existing highlight videos already on YouTube,” says Executive Producer Jason Banke. “It’s a wealth of knowledge for anyone interested in the art and tech of filmmaking and storytelling.” 

 

Look for new podcasts from our archives or new events on a biweekly basis.   You can subscribe to the Sight, Sound & Story podcast on:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sightsoundandstory or

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sight-sound-story/id1455528822?mt=2.

 

Our first episode highlights the eclectic career of Bruce Logan ASC, from his not-so-humble beginnings on “2001 A Space Odyssey” to his crowning achievement as the cinematographer on “Tron,” the first film to combine live action and computer-generated images."

 

About “Sight, Sound & Story” Speaker Series:

Produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), Sight, Sound & Story is an ongoing high-profile speaker series that brings audiences “behind the scenes” with legends of visual storytelling. Each event will be hosted in the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway at 1871 Broadway, just footsteps from Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center.  For more information go to https://www.sightsoundandstory.com/.

 

Press Contacts

Jason Banke

Executive Producer

Jason@mewshop.com

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ASC Cinematographers Headline Sold-Out NYC Cinematography Event

Award-Winning Documentary, TV and Feature Film DPs Go Behind-the-Scenes

 

New York, NY – December 13, 2018, – Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in training for content creators, held its annual “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” symposium on December 6th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.  Three panels featuring award-winning cinematographers discussed their craft, followed by a networking party attended by industry-leading sponsors, filmmakers, and creative production professionals.  Tohm Sansani, Director, Product Management at Vimeo noted, "Sight, Sound, and Story was a fantastic event. It brought together a diverse community of video professionals and filmmakers who all share the same passion for telling exceptional stories through film." 

 

The program this year kicked-off with documentary DPs Alan Jacobsen (“Strong Island,” “Finding 52”) and Martina Radwan (“The Final Year,” “Inventing Tomorrow”) comparing and contrasting how their methods of shooting varied and carried the tone of the films they were working on.  Veteran Cinematographer Bruce Logan, ASC (“Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Tron,” “2001: A Space Odyssey”) took the stage for an intimate discussion on his legendary career.  He recalled how he got his start working with animation on Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”, to exploding a model of the Death Star in “Star Wars,” to shooting scenes from the groundbreaking film “Tron.”  The closing panel featured acclaimed veteran Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC (“Game of Thrones,” “Westworld,” “Ray Donovan,”) sharing his insights from some of the most-watched television shows in history.  He took the audience deep behind-the-scenes of “Ray Donovan” & “Westworld”; and then the complexities of shooting hundreds of extras from a massive battle scene in “Game of Thrones.”  Hugo Perez, Snehal Patel, and David Leitner moderated, respectively.

 

Panelist Bruce Logan, ASC commented on the evening as, “I had a great time at Sight, Sound & Story. Not only did I have a great time speaking with Snehal, but I also found the other presenters fascinating, and learned a lot.” 

 

“This is a wonderful way for people interested in cinematography to get access to the masters,” shared moderator and ZEISS Sales Manager Snehal Patel.  “The DPs are happy to share lessons they learned on set, and insider information about how the industry works. I learned so much from these artists.  Don’t miss the next one!”

 

The 2018 “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” sponsors included Platinum and Networking Party Sponsor ZEISS, Master Storyteller Sponsors Adorama and Vimeo; and Technology Sponsor Shutterstock.

 

Sight, Sound & Story continues in 2019 with its Post Production Summit on June 13th and The Art of Cinematography event on November 14th; as well as evening events throughout the year.  Please visit www.SightSoundandStory.com for a collection of videos and more information on our events.

 

Follow us on twitter @SightSndStory, facebook, and a complete video library on YouTube at http://bit.ly/28YAWFi

 

For more information contact Jason Banke at jason@mewshop.com.

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4th Annual Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography Symposium Returns to NYC

An Evening Featuring In-Depth Conversations with Master Filmmakers Set for December 5th

 

New York, NY – November 19, 2018Manhattan 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.”  Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to speak directly with top gear companies including ZEISS, Adorama, Shutterstock, Padcaster, and other partners at our Networking Party & Tech Lounge, sponsored by ZEISS.  Executive Producer Jason Banke comments, “Each year we strive to bring the most talented and innovative artists to the New York community of filmmakers and DP’s.  We are incredibly excited to host these conversations with such an amazing group of cinematographers.”  Banke adds, “We wouldn’t be able to throw this year-end educational event without the support of our generous partners.”

 

This year’s line-up features cinematographers Robert McLachlan, ASC, CSC (“Game of Thrones,” Westworld,” “Ray Donovan,” “The Affair”), Bruce Logan, ASC (“Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope,” “Tron,” “2001: A Space Odyssey”), Claudia Raschke (“RBG,” “Mad Hot Ballroom”), Alan Jacobsen (“Strong Island,” “Finding 52”), Moderator David Leitner (Director & Cinematographer), Moderator Hugo Perez (Director & Producer), and Moderator Tony Wisniewski (ZEISS, Marketing Manager).

 

“Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” opens its doors on December 5th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.  Limited seating left, discounted tickets here: https://bit.ly/2zeW3jq.  Cost includes a ticket to all panels and networking party with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres & sponsored giveaways.   

 

To inquire about tickets or partnership opportunities please contact jason@mewshop.com.

 

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Oscar-Nominated Editor Kevin Tent, ACE Headlines Sold Out Post Production Summit

“Sight, Sound & Story", Successfully Returns For Its Sixth Year to NYC

 

New York, NY – June 25, 2018, – 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.

 

This year’s post-production summit started off with acclaimed documentary editors Bryan Chang (“Brasslands,” “Narco Cultura,” “A Year in Space”), Ann Collins (“Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold,” “Swim Team”), and Matthew Hamachek (“Cartel Land,” “The Trade,” “Amanda Knox,” “Meet the Patels”); moderated by Garret Savage.  The second panel discussed the cinematic revolution of TV as experienced by editors.  This panel featured Naomi Geraghty (“Billions,” “Bloodline,” “Treme”), Lynne Willingham, ACE (“Breaking Bad,” “Ray Donovan,” “X-Files”), and moderator Michael Berenbaum, ACE (“Sex & The City,” “The Americans,” “Divorce”).    

 

The closing panel featured the talents of Oscar-nominated editor Kevin Tent, ACE (“Sideways,” “Election,” “The Descendants,” “Nebraska,” “Blow”) with author and historian Bobbie O’Steen.  Tent and O’Steen took the audience through his career from his beginnings with B-Film legend Roger Corman, to his long-standing success with Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne.

You can read more about the TV Panel here from No Film School: https://bit.ly/2tlFmQg

You can read more about the Kevin Tent panel here from No Film School: https://bit.ly/2KgiknN.

You can see a live blog courtesy of the D-Word here: https://www.d-word.com/topics/267-Sight-Sound-Story-2018?post=361623

 

The 2018 Post Production Summit sponsors included Master Storyteller Sponsor Vimeo and Technology Sponsors; OWC, Keycode Media, Avid, ZEISS Cine Lenses, & Shutterstock, and Supporting Sponsors; Boris FX, American Cinema Editors, EditStock, & Padcaster.

Sight, Sound & Story continues in 2018 with its Art of Cinematography event on December 5th.  visit www.SightSoundandStory.com for a collection of videos and more info.

 

Follow us on twitter @SightSndStoryfacebook, and a complete video library on YouTube at http://bit.ly/28YAWFi

 

For more information contact Jason Banke at jason@mewshop.com.

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“Sight, Sound & Story: Post Production Summit” Returns for its Sixth Year to NYC on June 14th

 

Oscar-nominated Kevin Tent, ACE, heads this year’s lineup of celebrated editors. Tickets available now.

New York, NY – May 8, 2018Manhattan 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.

 

MEWShop President, Jason Banke comments, “After two straight sold-out post production events, we anticipate another full house for this year’s lineup.  The event showcases a unique opportunity to learn directly from our industry’s leaders and experience the passion that goes into filmmaking, documentary editing, directing for TV, and more.”  Panel Topics this year include: “Television's Cinematic Revolution,” “Deconstructing Documentary Films,” and "Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen" featuring Oscar-nominated editor Kevin Tent, ACE.

This special one-day summit features the some of the best in the business:

  • Kevin Tent, ACE ("Nebraska," "Sideways," "The Descendants," “Election")

  • Lynne Willingham, ACE (“Breaking Bad,” “Ray Donovan,” “X-Files”)

  • Naomi Geraghty (“Billions,” “Bloodline,” “Treme”)

  • Michael Berenbaum, ACE ("The Americans," “Divorce,” "Sex and the City")

  • Ann Collins (“Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold,” “Swim Team”)

  • Matthew Hamachek (“Cartel Land,” “The Trade,” “Amanda Knox,” “Meet the Patels”)

  • Bobbie O'Steen ("Cut to the Chase," "The Invisible Cut")

  • Bryan Chang (“Brasslands,” “Narco Cultura,” “A Year in Space”)

  • Garret Savage ("My Perestroika," Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship)

 

Registration Details:

Make sure to secure your ticket before they sell out! Following the event is a networking/tech party sponsored by the American Cinema Editors, including hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and giveaways. Event admission is $49.00 including access to the after-party, with discounts available at select partner organizations. To register, please go to https://bit.ly/2q1Fdz8.


All Attendees will receive a one-year subscription to Mocha Pro plug-in for Adobe courtesy of our supporting sponsor Boris FX.

 

Follow us on twitter @SightSndStory, facebook, and a complete video library on YouTube at http://bit.ly/28YAWFi

 

For more information contact Jason Banke at jason@mewshop.com.

 

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New York Production Community Gathers for Sold-Out “Sight, Sound & Story” Cinematography Year-End Event

Award-Winning and Acclaimed Documentary, TV and Feature Film Cinematographers Discuss their Careers and Go Behind-the-Scenes with Nearly 300 Attendees

New York, NY - December 7, 2017, – Manhattan Edit Workshop, the east coast leader in training for content creators, held its annual “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” symposium on December 6th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.  Three panels featuring award-winning cinematographers discussed their craft, followed by a networking party attended by industry-leading sponsors, filmmakers, and creative production professionals.   

 

“Sight, Sound & Story is a positive, energizing, and informative evening.  It's a wonderful gathering of generous industry professionals and VER is proud to be part of it,” shared Anthony Gigante, Head of Business Development, TV, Cinema & Broadcast, VER.  Abby Hessney, Senior Marketing Manager, Adorama, added “Events like Sight, Sound & Story really connect seasoned cinematographers to learning and aspiring filmmakers.  I love being a part of opportunities like this where we can get into the minds of creative geniuses.”

 

The program this year kicked-off with documentary DPs Joan Churchill, ASC (“Shut Up & Sing,” “Aileen”) and Buddy Squires, ASC (“Baseball,” “The Vietnam War”)  taking the audience all over the world through visuals of their library of work.  Martin Ahlgren (“Daredevil,” House of Cards”) and Igor Martinovic (“The Night Of,” “House of Cards”) talked about how TV has evolved to cinema-level of production.  The closing panel featured acclaimed veteran Julio Macat, ASC (“Home Alone,”“Pitch Perfect,” “Wedding Crashers”), going behind the lens and discussing his long and distinguished career.  Hugo Perez, David Leitner, and Josh Apter moderated, respectively.

 

Julio Macat, ASC shared his first experience in the following way, “The Sight, Sound & Story symposium, which discussed the intricate roles between a director, cinematographer and editor in documentary, TV and feature films, was a smart, concentrated exposé on the different facets of the practical filmmaking process.  I got to know Josh Apter and his team and found their commitment to further exploring and teaching the art of filmmaking nothing short of admirable.”  

 

Tony Wisniewski, Marketing Manager at ZEISS Cine Lenses, wrapped up the event as, "a fantastic mix of industry veterans and aspiring filmmakers.  It was a delight to meet and speak with people so passionate about the art of film and production."   

 

The 2017 Art of Cinematography sponsors included ZEISS Cine Lenses, Vimeo, Adorama, VER, Tiffen, ARRI, Glyph, OWC, and Padcaster.

 

Sight, Sound & Story continues in 2018 with its Post-Production Summit on June 9th and The Art of Cinematography on December 5th.  Visit www.SightSoundandStory.com for a collection of videos and more info.

 

Follow us on twitter @SightSndStory, facebook, and a complete video library on YouTube at: http://bit.ly/28YAWFi

 

For more information contact Jason Banke at jason@mewshop.com.

 

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Manhattan Edit Workshop Returns with “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” Event in New York City - December 6th 2017

Featuring Cinematographers Julio Macat, ASC, Joan Chruchill, ASC, Igor Martinovic, Martin Ahlgren & Buddy Squires, ASC.

New York, New York, November 30, 2017 - Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the east coast leader in training and certification for content creators, announces the return of Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography, taking place December 6th at the NYIT Auditorium Theater on Broadway.

This year’s event showcases some of the industry’s best cinematographers who have shot blockbusters such as “Wedding Crashers,” “Home Alone,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”; hit TV shows including “Daredevil,” “The Night Of,” “House of Cards” and “Blindspot”; and award-winning plus Docs “Kurt & Courtney,” “Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing,” “The Central Park Five,” and most of Ken Burns’ library of films. Additionally attendees will have the opportunity to speak with industry leading innovators Zeiss, Adorama, Vimeo, VER, ARRI, Tiffen Steadicam, Glyph, OWC and Padcaster at our Networking Party & Tech Lounge. MEWShop President Jason Banke says, “We are beyond excited to include cinematographers of this level combined with a who’s who of technology companies that will be in one room for one evening.” Banke adds, “For New York filmmakers and DP’s, this is the can’t miss event of the year to learn, get inspired and network.”

The evening features cinematographers Julio Macat, ASC (“Wedding Crashers,” Home Alone,” “Pitch Perfect,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”), Joan Churchill, ASC (“Shut Up & Sing,” “Kurt & Courtney,” “Last Days in Vietnam”,) Buddy Squires, ASC (“The Vietnam War,” ”The Statue of Liberty,” “The Central Park Five”), Martin Ahlgren (“Daredevil,” “House of Cards,” “Blindspot”), Igor Martinović (“House of Cards,” “The Night Of”), David Leitner (Moderator). and Hugo Perez (Moderator).

Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography is on December 6th at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. Limited seating left, discounted tickets here: http://bit.ly/2naBKQs. Cost includes ticket to Sight, Sound and Story panels and networking party with open bar, hors d’oeuvres & sponsored giveaways.

To inquire about tickets or partnerships please contact jason@mewshop.com.

Oscar-Nominated Editor Dylan Tichenor, ACE Headlines One Day Post Production Summit

Sight, Sound & Story’s Fifth Annual Event Sells Out For Second Year in a Row 

New York, New York –July 6, 2017 - On June 10, 2017, Sight, Sound and Story celebrated their fifth annual Post Production Summit at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.  Over 300 filmmakers, editors and post-production professionals gathered for a front row seat to a full day of panels focused on the art of post-production. This year’s panels included “Anatomy of a Scene: Deconstructing Documentary Films,” “Cinematic 360/VR Panel: 360 Degrees of Storytelling,” “TV is the New Black: Television's Cinematic Revolution” and “Inside the Cutting room with Bobbie O’Steen;” for an in-depth discussion with acclaimed film editor Dylan Tichenor, ACE.  The day-long summit was followed by a two-hour networking party sponsored by American Cinema Editors (ACE.)

Manhattan Edit Workshop President Jason Banke said, “Sight, Sound and Story is a unique opportunity to bring people together, learn from some of the best in the industry and build community.  Each year we are blown away by the panel discussions and we’re fortunate that companies such as OWC, Vimeo, Blackmagic Design, Boris FX, EditStock, American Cinema Editors and Padcaster make events like this possible for the industry.”  Banke added, “We look forward to presenting this event for years to come and returning this December with our annual evening devoted to the art of cinematography.”

"I've been an editor for over 20 years and this was my first “Sight, Sound and Story” event. Great networking and excellent speakers that were informative, inspiring and entertaining." - Mike Trentacosti, Editor 

 

Panel Highlights 

During the Anatomy of a Scene: Deconstructing Documentary Films panel, Editor Amy Foote (The Work, Mavis!, A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt) explained some of her editing techniques and how she often begins her documentary edits with a verite scene and no VO to pull the audience in. When initially watching the footage, Maya Mumma, ACE (O.J.: Made in America, Restrepo) remembers the moments that ‘hit her in the gut’ and holds onto them because “they will hit the audience” too. Seasoned editor Sam Pollard (Four Little Girls, When The Levees Broke) also mentioned that editors sit with footage for so long that they can feel ownership of it and sometimes have to “step back and see another view.”  Mumma added that when editing documentaries she looks for how the smaller stories can connect to reveal the bigger story.

 

The second panel, Cinematic 360/VR Panel: 360 Degrees of Storytelling, began with a discussion about what VR and 360 degree video actually means. Senior Editor at The New York Times Graham Roberts said that VR is a “brand new medium. It's just getting out of the gate."  When Julina Tatlock started in VR, she explained that it was difficult figuring out what the VR production rules were and which ones they could break. The story focus is vital in VR especially in emotional breaks within the story and knowing where to look.

 

The TV is the New Black: Television's Cinematic Revolution panel kicked off with a pre-recorded introduction from long time collaborator and actor Sarah Jessica Parker, introducing moderator Michael Berenbaum, ACE (Sex and the City, The Americans, Divorce).  As the conversations began, it became clear that Kabir Akhtar, ACE (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Arrested Development, New Girl) and Julius Ramsay (The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, Outcast) had known each other from very early on in their careers.  They spoke of their editing war stories as they climbed the ladder in the industry and encouraged the audience to seek out people doing the kind of work you want to do.  Suzy Elmiger, ACE (Mozart in the Jungle, Master of None, Casual) spoke of her longtime feature film editing career and how she has found diving into the online and television programing to be invigorating.   She mentioned that a film can get bogged down, but in TV you have no choice but to keep moving.

Sight, Sound & Story - The Post Production Event of the Year; Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary, NYC, June 10th

Oscar-nominated Dylan Tichenor, ACE, heads this year’s lineup of celebrated editors, VR industry leaders and more. Tickets available now.

New York, New York - May 18, 2017 - Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training hub for post-production and content creators, announces their all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for “Sight, Sound & Story” 2017. The annual one-day event is held this year on June 10, 2017 at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, just footsteps from Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center. “Sight, Sound and Story” is a high-profile speaker series that brings audiences behind the scenes and face to face with the legends of visual story telling.

MEWShop President, Jason Banke comments, “Each year we strive to bring the best talent from Post Production directly to our live audiences at “Sight, Sound and Story”. The event showcases a unique opportunity to learn directly from our industry’s leaders and experience the passion that goes into filmmaking, documentary editing, directing for TV, creating virtual reality experiences and more. Last year’s sold-out event was a huge success and we look forward to producing this exceptional experience for many years to come.”

Panel Topics This Year include; “Television's Cinematic Revolution,” “Deconstructing Documentary Films”, Cinematic 360/VR, and "Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen" featuring Dylan Tichenor, ACE (There Will Be Blood, Brokeback Mountain, Boogie Nights, The Town.)

This special one-day symposium features the some of the best in the business:

  •     Dylan Tichenor, ACE ("There Will Be Blood," "Brokeback Mountain," "Boogie Nights," 'The Town")

  •     Suzy Elmiger, ACE ("Mozart in the Jungle," "Master of None," "Casual")

  •     Kabir Akhtar, ACE ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Arrested Development," "New Girl)

  •     Maya Mumma, ACE ("O.J.: Made in America," "Restrepo")

  •     Julius Ramsay ("The Walking Dead," "Battlestar Galactica," "Outcast")

  •     Bobbie O'Steen, ("Cut to the Chase," "The Invisible Cut")

  •     Michael Berenbaum, ACE ("The Americans," "Sex and the City")

  •     Julina Tatlock (Co-founder 30 Ninjas)

  •     Amy Foote ("The Work," "Mavis!," "A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt")

  •     Sam Pollard ("Four Little Girls," "When The Levees Broke")

  •     Garret Savage ("My Perestroika," Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship)

  •     Graham Roberts (Senior Editor at The New York Times)

  •     Joergen Geerds (CEO and Creative Director at Koncept VR)

  •     Ross Shain, Chief Marketing Officer at Boris FX & Imagineer Systems

“Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” Production Event Returns December 6th

New York, New York - November 10, 2016 - Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the east coast leader in training and certification for content creators, announces the return of Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography, December 6th at the NYIT Auditorium Theater on Broadway.

This evening event celebrates the craft of visual storytelling from the masters behind the camera; taking the audience on an in-depth look at the process of shooting narrative features, documentaries and series television. Following the event will be a Networking Party & Tech Lounge where the audience can meet panelists, moderators and event sponsors. “We were met with remarkable success when we expanded our ‘Sight, Sound & Story’ event series to include production last year,” says MEWShop President Jason Banke. “This year’s event is even bigger and better than last year, as we continue to expand and improve our speaker series each year.”

This special evening event features: 

  • Eric Edwards (“Knocked Up,” “Kids,” “My Own Private Idaho”)

  • Wolfgang Held ("Sophie and the Rising Sun," "Bruno," "Years of Living Dangerously")

  • Kirsten Johnson (“Citizenfour,” “Cameraperson,” “Fahrenheit 9/11”)

  • Vanja Cernjul, ASC (“30 Rock,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Marco Polo”)

  • Eric Lin (“I Smile Back,” “Equity”)

  • David Leitner (Moderator)

  • Marcin Kapron (Moderator)

 

Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography panel sessions include: “Thinking in Pictures – Perspective, Composition, Lighting, and Mood” and “Life Behind the Lens: DP's Talk Careers and Creativity in Films and Television.”

Legendary Editor Anne Coates, ACE Headlines Sight, Sound & Story 2016 

28 June 2016

Manhattan Edit Workshop's Fourth Annual June Post Summit Sells Out

 

New York, New York - June 28, 2016 - On June 11, 2016, over 300 editors, filmmakers, and post production professionals packed the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway for a full day of panels focused on the art of editing documentary films, episodic TV, visual effects, and an in-depth discussion with legendary Oscar-winning editor Anne V. Coates, ACE.  The day-long summit was followed by a two-hour networking party sponsored by the American Cinema Editors (ACE.)  This year marks the fourth year of the only New York full day summit focused on the art of post production. 

Manhattan Edit Workshop President Jason Banke said, "Having a master editor like Anne Coates share her experiences from her over 60-year-long career editing films including "The Elephant Man," "Lawrence of Arabia," "Out of Sight," and "In the Line of Fire" was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all of us.  Each year we try to bring the best talent in the industry to our event and this year was our best year yet."  Banke continued, "We feel fortunate that companies including HP, Intel, Blackmagic Design, G-Technology, Audio Network, Shutterstock, Boris FX, Imagineer Systems, and Padcaster supported this year's event.  We look forward to growing the series in the months and years to come."  This September 28th, the series will return with an evening devoted to the art of cinematography.

 

 

The Post Production Event of the Year, “Sight, Sound & Story” Returns to New York City on June 11th

19 May 2016

 

Legendary Academy Award-winner Anne V. Coates, ACE heads this year’s lineup of celebrated VFX artists and editors 

 

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."

 

 

Manhattan Edit Workshop Introduces First Ever “Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography” Production Event

9 September 2015

 

MEWShop's speaker series continues in New York City with a night behind the scenes of cinematography.

 

New York, New York – September 9, 2015 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for visual content creators, announces the expansion of their successful speakers series “Sight, Sound & Story,” with Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography, debuting September 30th in New York City.  

 

This new evening event celebrates the craft of visual storytelling from the masters behind the camera; taking the audience on an in-depth look at the process of shooting narrative, documentary and series television.  Following the event will be a Networking Party & Tech Lounge where the audience can meet the panelists, moderators and event sponsors.  “As our editing events gained more popularity from year to year, the next logical step was to add a production element to the Sight, Sound and Story series,” says MEWShop owner Josh Apter.  “For three years we’ve successfully gone ‘inside the edit room’ with our June post-production summit.  At this new event, we plan to share the same insights from the cinematographer’s art with some of the best in the business.” 

 

 

 

 

Legends of Visual Storytelling Gather in Manhattan for the Post - Production Event of the Year: Sight, Sound & Story

7  April 2015

 

Academy Award-winner William Goldenberg, ACE heads this year’s lineup of celebrated artists, editors and filmmakers 

 

New York, New York – April 7, 2015 – 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 special one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held on June 13, 2015 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. We feel this year is our strongest, most diverse yet - we’ll explore the vital role of Visual Effects in cinema, the inner-workings of groundbreaking documentaries, compelling work from television’s golden age, and to close this year’s show, a look at William Goldenberg, ACE’s acclaimed career including The Imitation Game, Zero Dark Thirty, and the Oscar winning Argo,” 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 the best in the business."

 

 

 

 

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“The Wolf of Wall Street” Oscar®-Winning Sound Editors Return to New York for Manhattan Edit Workshop's Event Series

12 June 2014

 

Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille gather at MEWShop’s Sight, Sound & Story event on June 14th for the MPSE SoundShow NY, sponsored by Audio Network

 

New York, New York – June 12, 2014 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting the Oscar®-winning sound editors behind blockbusters hits such as “Hugo,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island” and, most recently, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Joining MEWShop for the popular event Sight, Sound & Story on June 14th, Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille will present the MPSE SoundShow NY panel “‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Soundscape From Production Audio to Final Mix,’ moderated by sound editor and designer Pam DeMetrius-Thomas and sponsored by Audio Network.

 

 

 

 

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Michael Kahn, ACE, Headlines Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Distinguished Event This June; HP and Intel® Join as Panel Sponsors

3 June 2014

 

Academy Award®-winning editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., joins Bobbie O’Steen to discuss his illustrious filmmaking career in the premier panel, sponsored by HP and Intel®

 

New York, New York – June 3, 2014 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has announced exciting new updates to its annual post-production event, which returns to Manhattan on June 14, 2014. Headlining the one-day event is Academy Award®-winning editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., who will join author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen for the premier panel, “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen.” Sponsored by HP and Intel®, this in-depth session will explore Michael’s legendary and eclectic career – from his early work in television through his 34-year collaboration with director Steven Spielberg.

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Legends of Storytelling Gather Once Again in Manhattan for the Filmmaking Event of the Year

16 April 2014

 

Legends of Storytelling Gather Once Again in Manhattan for the Filmmaking Event of the Year: Sight, Sound & Story

Three-time Academy Award-winner Michael Kahn joins this year’s lineup of celebrated artists, editors and filmmakers 

 

New York, New York – April 16, 2014 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced the all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, Sight, Sound & Story, held on June 14, 2014 at the French Institute in mid-town Manhattan. “Sight, Sound & Story is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of post-production. This year, we're pulling out all the stops. We'll see film scenes evolve and discuss that process live with the editors who shaped them, screen scenes from The Wolf of Wall Street from simple production sound to the final surround mix with the team who created it, and to close this year’s show, Michael Kahn, A.C.E. will look at iconic scenes from his more than 30-year collaboration with Steven Spielberg,” says Josh Apter, founder and president of Manhattan Edit Workshop. “With focus on features, television's golden age, sports docudrama and more, this event appeals to movie lovers, seasoned pros, directors and producers. Culminating in a huge networking party - there's something here for everyone!”