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Sight, Sound & Story Live Presents “Making it Work: From Editor to Director” on December 8th

 

Sight, Sound & Story: Live event series goes behind the scenes with the filmmakers of the critically acclaimed film “Emergency.”

 

New York, NY – November 30, 2022 Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series co-produced by Filmmaker U, continues on December 8th with “Emergency” Director Carey Williams & Editor Lam Nguyen, moderated by Filmmaker U’s Gordon Burkell.

Inside Episode XXIII: In filmmaking the relationship between Editor and Director is key to successful storytelling. Join Director Carey Williams and Editor Lam Nguyen as they discuss their work on the recent Sundance award-winning film "Emergency," currently streaming on Amazon Prime. They will discuss their creative approach to editing scenes, the collaborative relationship between director and editor, and the challenges of balancing tension and humor within the film. Award-winning Director Carey Williams and Editor Lam Nguyen will be joined by moderator Gordon Burkell who will discuss the film and show scenes from their extraordinary film "Emergency."

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be available at 8:00 PM ET/ 5:00 PM PT on December 8th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

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

To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/3VG15gM

 

About Our Panelists:

Lam T. Nguyen is an award-winning editor based in Los Angeles with over 15 years of experience working on documentaries, shorts and features alongside award-winning directors and producers such as Timur Bekmambetov.

Most recently, Lam edited Amazon Studio’s "Emergency," directed by Carey Williams, which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and screened at SXSW. The film won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance and was also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.

Lam previously worked with Williams on his 2021 Sundance feature "R#J" - a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, produced by Interface films and Bekmambetov’s production company, Bazelevs Entertainment. The film premiered at 2021 Sundance and screened at SXSW. Lam’s work on the film earned him the SXSW Special Jury Adobe Editing Award.

His editing credits further include the Snapchat Original series "Dead of Night" and Magnolia Network's documentary "The Courage to Run" with Joanna and Chip Gaines.

Additional roles he held on past editing projects include co-producer of Rick Ramage’s musical film "Ichabod!" "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"; and writing for the mountain climbing documentary "3 Peaks 3 Weeks," which won Best Adventure Film at the Boulder International Film Festival.

Lam’s breadth of work in film and documentary led him to being invited to the prestigious Sundance Directors Lab in 2022. Lam worked alongside filmmakers as they participated in roundtable discussions, presentations and one-on-one meetings, as well as rehearsing, shooting and editing a scene from their work-in-progress screenplays.

 

Hailed by Filmmaker Magazine as one of 2018’s New Faces of Independent Film, Carey Williams is a director bringing a unique and visually striking cinematic eye to the exploration of the human condition. Williams’ short film "Cherry Waves," won Best Short awards from HBO, NBC Shortcuts, San Diego Film Festival, as well as Best Narrative from Hollyshorts Film Festival. His first feature "R#J," a modern day retelling of Romeo and Juliet, premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and the feature version of his Sundance and SXSW Award winning short film "Emergency," is slated for summer 2022 release from Amazon Studios.Outside of narrative film and television, Sarroff also has deep experience lensing music videos. Some of his credits include videos for David Guetta, Alexandra Savior, Lil Kim, POND, Lil Tracy, Coyote, Broods, Ian Kelly, James Supercave and San Cisco.

 

Gordon Burkell is an editor who has been in the industry for 15 years, editing predominantly documentaries. He is the founder of aotg.com, a site that shares and organizes new information and news for post professionals, recognized as one of the top sites for the film industry by MovieMaker Magazine. The site includes Aotg.tv, The Cutting Room Podcast, and mobile apps to keep post professionals up to date on current post news. Gordon currently teaches and hosts panels, events, and lectures at Ryerson University.

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Sight, Sound & Story Live Presents “Behind the Lens: Capturing Horror Films” on October 27th

 

Jump into the Spirit of Halloween and go behind the lens of the horror film genre.

 

New York, NY – October 17, 2022 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on October 27th with acclaimed Cinematographers, Charlie Sarroff and Oona Menges, with Moderator Chad Anderson.

 

Inside Episode XXII: Horror films depend on the cinematographer to create the compositions, tone, mood, and surreal imagery that scare us to our core and keep us on the edge of our seats.  Just in time for Halloween, join us for a special conversation with Cinematographers Charlie Sarroff and Oona Menges as they discuss their approach to capturing horror and suspense.  Charlie Sarroff's latest work can be seen in the recently released traumatic horror "Smile," directed by Parker Finn.  Oona Menges work in the genre can be seen in "The Host," directed by Andy Newbery.  Moderator Chad Anderson will guide the discussion and show examples of Charlie and Oona's extraordinary work in the horror genre.

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be available at 8:00 PM EST/ 5:00 PM PST on October 27th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

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

 

To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/3yqCO5f

 

About Our Panelists:

Oona Menges is admired for her exquisite compositions and artful lighting skills she developed while working her way up through the camera department on every genre of film. Menges recently wrapped shooting Apple TV’s, "Lovely Little Farm," the highly anticipated family friendly live-action/animation hybrid. Working with BAFTA Award winning creators Maddy Darrall, Billy Macqueen and Catherine Williams, who’ve collaborated on hit children's television titles including "Teletubbies," "Topsy & Tim" and "Waffle the Wonder Dog."

In early 2021 Menges shot "L.O.L.A," a thrilling story about sisters who discover a machine that can intercept radio and television broadcasts from the future. Directed by Andrew Legge, the 1940s period/sci-fi stars Emma Appleton and Stefanie Martini.

She also recently lensed "The Host," directed by long-time collaborator Andy Newbery. A dark crime horror film, "The Host" follows a London banker whose run-ins with a Chinese cartel leads to an international adventure filled with dark secrets and consequences.

Prior to "The Host," Menges worked on the web drama series "Different for Girls," photographing six episodes. It is based on a novel of the same name, written by Jacquie Lawrence. The adaptation follows a group of lesbian and bisexual women whose lives and loves are as rich and complex as any of their heterosexual contemporaries.

Menges also lensed the mini-series "Joe All Alone," based on Joanna Nadin’s bestselling novel. "Joe All Alone" is the story of a young boy who is left home alone for a week to fend for himself, dealing with new friends and a mysterious parcel of money he uncovers in the bathroom.

The first feature film Menges shot was the 2015 investigative thriller "Social Suicide," directed by Bruce Webb. The film is a loose retelling of Romeo and Juliet through a social media lens. It examines the lengths teenagers will go to, to get noticed on the internet.

Menges also filmed several short films, including: O-T Fagbenle’s "Moth (Man of the House)"; George Tanu’s "Looking for Albert"; Ian Boisvert and Drew Hoffman’s "Rubicon"; Lyndon Ives’ "Verity"; and the TV movie "Elen," directed by Andy Newbery.

Menges is on the board of the GBCT and on the committee for the British Camera Operator Awards with a role as mentor for screen skills. With affiliations to IATSE, BECTU, GBCT, WFTV, BSC.

 

Charlie Sarroff is an award-winning Australian cinematographer, known for his compelling and dexterous lensing of films and television shows. His latest work can be seen in "Smile," director Parker Finn’s upcoming traumatic horror releasing to theaters Sep. 30.

Starring Sosie Bacon, Rob Morgan, Kal Penn, Jessie T. Usher and Kyle Gallner, "Smile" follows the story of a psychiatrist who witnesses a traumatic event involving a patient. As she begins to see and experience terrifying occurrences only visible to her, she grows increasingly convinced that a supernatural force is following her.

Currently, Sarroff is working on "Broke," an independent neo-western from director Carlyle Eubank starring Wyatt Russell.

Sarroff is known for his work on critically acclaimed films such as Natalie Erika James’s "Relic," Kelly Oxford’s "Pink Skies Ahead" and Sam Kristofski’s "Zieri Cosmos." For his outstanding lensing on "Relic," Sarroff earned features in Australian Cinematographer Magazine, Filmmaker Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter.

Sarroff’s films have screened at festivals across the globe including SXSW, Sundance, Sitges Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival, the Sydney International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the Cairo International Film Festival, the Rome Independent Film Festival and the Prague Short Film Festival.

Outside of narrative film and television, Sarroff also has deep experience lensing music videos. Some of his credits include videos for David Guetta, Alexandra Savior, Lil Kim, POND, Lil Tracy, Coyote, Broods, Ian Kelly, James Supercave and San Cisco.

 

Chad Anderson is a college professor, animation geek, poet, video editor & skateboarder from the Jersey Shore. He has worked on a range of editing and visual FX projects for corporate, educational, broadcast, non-profit and military organizations all over the country (and once in Korea). Previous clients have included E! Entertainment, "The Charlie Rose Show," the WB, The Count Basie Theatre and a film that went straight to video with John Stamos in it. He holds a Master’s in Education from NJCU and has been teaching for over 18 years. His favorite movie is "Joe Versus the Volcano."

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents “The Role of the VFX Supervisor in Film” on August 31st

 

Go behind the green screen of Visual Effects in film with award-winning VFX Supervisors

 

New York, NY – August 18, 2022 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on August 31st with “The Role of the VFX Supervisor in Film” featuring VFX Supervisor Jake Morrison ("Thor: Love and Thunder," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Ant-Man," "The Avengers," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers") and Director & VFX supervisor Mark Russell ("In the Heights," "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Minority Report") with Moderator Ross Shain (Chief Product Officer from Boris FX).

 

Inside Episode XXI: The use of visual effects in film has become an essential part of production. Join us for this insightful conversation with BAFTA and Critics Choice Award nominated VFX Supervisor, Jake Morrison and VES and SLFCA nominated Director & VFX supervisor, Mark Russell.

Jake and Mark will discuss the indispensable contributions that VFX play in films such as "Thor: Ragnarok" and "In the Heights." They will also explore the unique relationship between the VFX Supervisor and the Director as well as give invaluable insights to anyone interested in pursuing a career in visual effects. 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.

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be available at 8:00 PM EST/ 5:00 PM PST on August 31st.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

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

 

To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/3Qk3P0H

 

About Our Panelists:

Jake Morrison most recently acted as both Second Unit Director and Overall Visual Effects Supervisor for Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

Morrison supervised, shot and designed the visual effects for Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ as well as Marvel Studio’s blockbuster hit “Thor: Ragnarok.” Directed by Taika Waititi, the film clocked in at nearly 2,800 shots and resulted in a 2018 Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.

Prior to this, Morrison supervised “Ant-Man”, directed by Peyton Reed, earning a BAFTA nomination for Special Visual Effects.

As overall VFX Supervisor on Alan Taylor’s “Thor: The Dark World,” he received a Saturn Award nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. He began his tenure with Marvel Studios over ten years ago as Second Unit Supervisor on Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers.”

Morrison has been blending photography and computer graphics for over twenty-five years. Pursuing an early interest in creating real-time visuals to be performed alongside live music, Morrison taught himself a graphical programming language and learned video-sampling techniques. Since then he has pursued a career as a VFX / CG Supervisor as well as a Lead Compositor on many tent-pole films including Peter Jackson’s Oscar winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and Zac Snyder’s “300” as well as numerous commercial and television credits.

Other motion picture credits (in assorted VFX roles) include “Mission Impossible II,” Sam Raimi’s "Spider-Man", a trio of projects for the Wachowski siblings (“Speed Racer,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions”), “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

 

 

For the last 20 years Mark Russell has supervised and managed the visual effects in both studio and independent film projects with a broad range of commercial and artistic appeal. Mark began his career in film production in Los Angeles, working on groundbreaking films such as "Saving Private Ryan," "Minority Report," and "Hellboy." Since moving to Brooklyn in 2004, he has been advocating for the NY film and television community. He was the visual effects supervisor on J. C. Chandor’s "A Most Violent Year" and "Triple Frontier," "The Promise "with director Terry George and visual effects producer on Martin Scorsese’s "The Wolf of Wall Street." In addition to studio films like "In the Heights," "The Adjustment Bureau" and "Tower Heist," Mark has a soft spot for less commercial fare like "The Sleep Dealer," "Please Give, "Synecdoche, NY" and "The Europa Report."

Mark is currently in pre-production on "Megalopolis" with Francis Ford Coppola which is scheduled to begin shooting in the fall.

 


Ross Shain is a visual effects artist, software product designer, and the Chief Product Officer of Boris FX. Ross has been honored numerous times for his technical contributions to the film and television industry for Mocha planar tracking software. In 2013, he received an Academy of Motion Pictures science & technology award and in 2019 a Television Academy Engineering Emmy.

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents SoundShow: Behind the Sound of “Ted Lasso” on July 14th

 

The Emmy-nominated sound team of "Ted Lasso” take a deep dive of their work on the AppleTV+ hit show.

 

New York, NY – June 28, 2022 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on July 14th with SoundShow: Behind the Sound of “Ted Lasso” featuring Supervising Sound Editor Brent Findley, CAS, MPSE ("The Good Place," "The Defiant Ones"), Foley Artist Sanaa Kelley & Co-Supervising Sound Editor ("Cry Macho," "The Walking Dead"), and Dialogue Editor Bernard Weiser ("The Hurt Locker," "True Detective") with Moderator Chad Anderson (Manhattan Edit Workshop & Brookdale Community College).

 

Inside Episode XX:  Sound is one of the most important elements in television and can be used to evoke emotions, indicate mood and elevate a performance.  Join the Emmy-nominated sound team behind the wildly successful AppleTV+ show "Ted Lasso" as they discuss sound design, foley techniques, sound recording tricks and much more.  Emmy-nominated Supervising Sound Editor Brent Findley, three-time Emmy-nominated Co-Supervising Sound Editor and Dialogue Editor Bernard Weiser, and Emmy-nominated foley Artist Sanna Kelley will be joined by Moderator Chad Anderson to dissect scenes and discuss their extraordinary work on sound from the series.

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be available at 8:00 PM EST/ 5:00 PM PST on July 14th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register. 

 

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

 

To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/3OLEcF5

 

 

About Our Panelists:

Brent Findley, CAS, MPSE, is an award-winning Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer who has worked on numerous film, television, and commercial projects.  His accolades include an Emmy nomination; a Cinema Audio Society award; and Golden Reel Award for "The Liberator," and nine MSPE Golden Reel nominations for sound editing projects such as AppleTV+'s "Ted Lasso," NBC's "The Good Place," and the Grammy-winning docuseries "The Defiant Ones."

 

With a focus on episodic television, his current projects include AppleTV+'s sports comedy "Ted Lasso" Seasons 1-3, "WeCrashed," and "Little America."  He was also the supervising sound editor on Peacock's "Rutherford Falls" and "MacGruber"; Amazon's romantic comedy "With Love"; and Netflix's "Atypical."

 

Brent's work on "Ted Lasso" earned him his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing, as well as a Golden Reel nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing from the MPSE; and a CAS Award for Sound Mixing.

 

Brent has also contributed his skills to many other projects, including Chris Rocks’ "Kenan," "Whiskey Cavalier," Marvel’s "The Gifted," and the feature "American Hustle."

 

On his projects, Brent seeks to understand and develop the creatives’ vision to translate concepts to specific directions for the sound team. In summer 2022, Brent participated in the CAS and MPSE’s “Sounds Like Success” panel for the Produced By Conference, presented by the Producers Guild of America.  Alongside co-panelists Amanda Beggs, Curt Sobel and Michael Minkler, Brent advised on topics such as when producers should bring on their post sound teams, best practices for sound, and how directors and producers can maximize their budget in post sound.

 

Born and raised in Michigan, Brent and his wife have been living in Los Angeles and have worked in the entertainment business for over 15 years.  His prior professional background in IT supports his embracing evolving methods of post-production sound, including emerging technologies for remote collaboration to safely complete projects under COVID protocols.

 

 

Sanaa Kelley is a California-based Foley Artist and founder of Reel Foley Sound with 27 years of industry experience.  Her accolades include three Emmy-nominations, 20 MSPE Golden Reel nominations for Foley on projects such as AppleTV+'s sports comedy "Ted Lasso," currently airing for Season 2 and renewed for Season 3; AMC's Emmy- winning series "The Walking Dead"; Disney +'s "The Right Stuff" as well as The CW's "The 100."  In 2016, Sanaa's earned a Golden Reel Award as part of the Sound Editing team for her work on the live-action film "All the Wilderness."

 

With a focus on episodic television, Sanaa's most recent projects include her work as a Foley artist on HBO Max’s "The Flight Attendant," AppleTV+’s "Lisey’s Story" starring Julianne Moore.  Her TV credits further include Warner Bros’ award-winning drama series "Pretty Little Liars"; Netflix's "The Midnight Club" directed by Mike Flanagan; HBO Max’s "Minx"; Fox's multi-generational musical drama "Monarch" starring Susan Sarandon, and Fox's "The Cleaning Lady."

 

Sanaa's Foley skills have been featured in films such as "Cry Macho" directed by Clint Eastwood; HBO's "Those Who Wish Me Dead" starring Angelina Jolie; and Universal's "Ouija" starring Olivia Cooke.  In addition to TV and features, Sanaa worked Foley for Nickelodeon’s popular animated series "Avatar the Last Airbender" and "Rugrats."

 

Born and raised in Morocco, Sanaa is a long-time resident of California and is one of TikTok's fast-growing stars, with over 2 million followers in one year.

 

 

Bernard Weiser is a three-time Emmy-nominated supervising sound editor, dialogue editor and sound designer with 37 years of experience in film and television.  His work on AppleTV+s “Ted Lasso” earned Bernard his third Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation.

 

In 2019, Bernard earned two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie, Or Special for his work on HBO’s “Deadwood: The Movie” and “True Detective” where he served as a dialogue editor.  Additionally, he has 21 Golden Reel Award nominations from the Motion Pictures Sound Editors (MPSE) for his work on hit TV series and films including “American Hustle,” “The Hurt Locker,” and “Spider- Man 3.”  Furthermore, Bernard served as the sound effects editor on “The Hurt Locker” which went on to win the Academy Award and BAFTA for Best Sound.  Currently, along with his work on "Ted Lasso," Bernard is Supervising Sound Editor on “Law & Order SVU” for NBC.

 

Through the years, Bernard has worked on projects for Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Fox Studios, Disney Studios, MGM, Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros.; in addition to working on broadcast shows for Lifetime, A&E, CBS, ABC, NBC, HBO, Sony Television, Netflix and AppleTV+.  For the past 17 years much of his time has been associated with Sony Pictures and Sony Television.

 

Bernard is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  He served as Vice President of the MPSE and is currently President of the Entertainment Industry Professionals Mentoring Alliance.  He has also directed and produced the MPSE Golden Reel Awards.

 

Bernard is extremely knowledgeable about the latest technology and software editing applications and has helped develop and guide outreach programs to ensure that the sound community can stay current with new editing applications, project security, and the most up-to-date digital workflow techniques.  He has also helped mentor students finishing their education and other editors wishing to change their area of expertise.  Bernard has taught sound design as a lecturer and panelist for various institutions including UCSB and UCLA.  He promotes a vision that sound is a vital part of the storytelling process.

 

 

Chad Anderson is a college professor, animation geek, poet, video editor & skateboarder from the Jersey Shore.  He has worked on a range of editing and visual FX projects for corporate, educational, broadcast, non-profit and military organizations all over the country (and once in Korea).  Previous clients have included E! Entertainment, "The Charlie Rose Show," the WB, The Count Basie Theatre and a film that went straight to video with John Stamos in it.  He holds a Master’s in Education from NJCU and has been teaching for over 18 years.  His favorite movie is "Joe Versus the Volcano."

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents Inside the Cutting Room of “Succession” on March 24th

 

Go inside the cutting room of peak tv’s most captivating and compelling drama series.

New York, NY – March 15, 2022 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on March 24th with Inside the Cutting Room of “Succession” featuring Editors Ken Eluto, ACE, Bill Henry, ACE and Jane Rizzo with Author & Historian Bobbie O’Steen.

 

Inside Episode XIX: This panel focuses on the tragicomic saga of a super rich and powerful family that has riveted HBO audiences for the past three seasons.  Join Bobbie O'Steen for a discussion with three of the series masterful editors - Ken Eluto, ACE, BillHenry, ACE, and Jane Rizzo - who discuss the challenges and rewards of working with constant camera movement, complex plotlines, and multi-layered performances that reveal the many shifting alliances and betrayals in this highly acclaimed series.  This is a free online event!

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be available at 7:30 PM ET/ 4:30 PM PT on March 24th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

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

 

To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/367nbnG

 

About Our Panelists:

Ken Eluto, ACE, has worked as an editor in multiple genres, including features, TV movies, dramatic and comedy series, pilots, and documentaries.  Ken won two Emmy Awards and has been nominated eight times for film editing.  He has won two ACE Eddie Awards and has been nominated five times.

"The Battle Over Citizen Kane," a documentary Ken edited, was nominated for an Academy Award and received a Primetime Emmy-nomination for outstanding editing.

For many years, Ken worked on critically acclaimed TV shows produced by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, including "Homicide: Life on the Street," "OZ" and the HBO Film, "Shot in the Heart," directed by Agnieszka Holland.  He later worked with Tina Fey on seven seasons of "30 Rock" and three seasons of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

 

Since 2018, Ken has worked on all three seasons of "Succession," gaining another Emmy nomination and two ACE Eddie nominations including winning this year.

 

 

Bill Henry, ACE, started his career in Los Angeles as a feature film assistant: beginning with a Roger Corman film cut on moviolas in an airless Venice loft.  Ten years later he moved to NYC to work on “The First Wives Club,” with editor John Bloom, a collaboration that later led to Mike Nichols’ “Angels in America” for HBO.  Two more Nichols’ films followed, “Closer” and “Charlie Wilson’s War” as an Additional Editor.  In 2010, he cut Victoria Mahoney’s feature debut “Yelling to the Sky,” which was selected for competition in the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.

 

Bill’s television career highlights over the last decade include NBC’s musical drama “SMASH,” Garry Trudeau’s political satire “Alpha House” for Amazon, Netflix’s “Marco Polo,” Apple+’s “Dickinson,” HBO’s “The Gilded Age,” and “Succession” which won him an Emmy for the Season 2 Finale.

Currently he’s working on a new Apple+ series “Hello, Tomorrow,” starring Billy Crudup.

 

 

Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based film historian and the author of two acclaimed books: "Cut to the Chase," based on interviews with her late husband and colleague, legendary editor Sam O’Steen, and "The Invisible Cut," which deconstructs the editing process and classic movie scenes through a cut-by-cut analysis.

 

Bobbie hosts an ongoing event series, “Inside the Cutting Room,” honoring master editors at ACE’s EditFest and MEWShop’s Sight, Sound & Story series and has taught at AFI, Emerson College, John Hopkins University, The New School, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She has created a class series, “Making the Cut,” where she explores the editing process, based on her interviews with over eighty editors.  She also contributes to The Criterion Collection releases and has written for various publications, including CinemaEditor Magazine, which named her “Film Editing’s Greatest Champion.”

Her latest book, "Making the Cut at Pixar: The Art of Editing Animation," co-authored with Bill Kinder and being published this May by Focal Press, is an authoritative media-rich Ebook about the editor’s pioneering role in computer animation.

More info at www.http://www.bobbieosteen.com

 

 

A native of Rome, Italy, Jane Rizzo graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and started her career in NY as an assistant editor on both documentaries and narrative films (including working for one of her idols, Robert Altman).


Her editing credits include award winning films “Leave No Trace,” “Z for Zachariah,” Sundance hits “Compliance,” “Ain’t them Bodies Saints,” “Great World of Sound.”  Her work has played at film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, NY.


Her television credits include the HBO hits “Succession” (for which she received an ACE nomination), “High Maintenance,” “The Get Down” for Netflix, “Super Pumped“ for Showtime and “Dickinson” for Apple tv.

She is currently editing the movie “The Beanie Bubble” for Apple.

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents Creating a New Sound Universe for “The Wheel of Time” on March 2nd

 

Go Behind-the-scenes of Creating the Distinct Soundscapes of Amazon’s New Fantasy Series

New York, NY – February 17, 2022 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on March 2nd with Creating a New Sound Universe for “The Wheel of Time” featuring Sound Designer Luke Gentry, Sound Designer Ben Meechan & Supervising Sound Editor Matt Skelding with Moderator Woody Woodhall, CAS.

 

Inside Episode XVIII: Sound is one of the most important elements in film and can be used to elevate a performance, evoke emotions, and make fantasy worlds come alive. Join Emmy-winning Supervising Sound Editor Matt Skelding ("Black Mirror"), and Sound Designers Luke Gentry ("Aladdin," "Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard ") & Ben Meechan ("Last Night In Soho") as they discuss their incredible sound work on Amazon's new fantasy series The Wheel of Time. The conversation will be guided by moderator Woody Woodhall, CAS (Studio Principal of Allied Post Audio), who will discuss with the team how they created the otherworldly ambiance, and bold, unique sound identity for The Wheel of Time. They will also discuss how they collaborated with the showrunners and how they had the freedom to try new things while also sticking with the integrity of the book series the show is based on. Throughout the discussion we will see and hear examples of their extraordinary work in this series.  This is a free online event!

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be available at 8:00 PM EST/ 5:00 PM PST on March 2nd.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

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

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

 

About Our Panelists:

Luke Gentry is an Emmy-nominated sound designer based in London. His extensive experience ranges from TV and games to independent films and iconic studio features. A frequent collaborator with Guy Ritchie, Luke sound designed Disney’s 2019 remake of "Aladdin" and "The Gentlemen." His recent work includes sound designing Amazon’s fantasy drama series "The Wheel of Time"; and he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing as the sound designer of Netflix’s award-winning animated miniseries "Watership Down."

His credits further include sound designing Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, "The Hitman's Bodyguard," Warner Bros.’ "Tomb Raider," and the horror thriller "The Ritual," and FX editing "Wrath of Man."

His passion for recording and inventive approach to sound design drive him to constantly push boundaries and create unique soundscapes for each project.

Ben Meechan is a UK-based sound designer with over 18 years of industry experience. "From Mission Impossible: Fallout" to Edgar Wright’s "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, "Ben is no stranger to innovative sound design and hard-hitting effects.  In 2022, his work as the sound designer of Wright’s "Last Night in Soho" earned Ben a spot on the Oscar shortlist for Sound.  His recent credits further include sound designing Amazon’s fantasy drama series "The Wheel of Time" and Showtime’s upcoming sci-fi series "The Man Who Fell to Earth" developed by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, based on the 1963 novel by Walter Tevis.

In addition to major feature films and TV dramas, Ben has also worked on animated projects, documentaries, and independent films. 

A true craftsman with a strong sensibility for storytelling, Ben collaborates heavily with his fellow filmmakers to create a cohesive story while always staying true to his own style.

Matt Skelding is an Emmy-winning supervising sound editor based in London. With over 20 years of industry experience, he has worked on a diverse array of projects ranging from studio features ("Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil") to award-winning television and independent films ("Peaky Blinders," "The Danish Girl" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing," "Missouri").  Most recently, Matt served as the supervising sound editor of Amazon’s fantasy drama series "The Wheel of Time," prior to which he headed the sound team for Seasons 1 and 2 of TNT’s "The Alienist." He is currently the co-supervising sound editor of Netflix’s upcoming film "Matilda."

His work on Netflix’s hit series "Black Mirror" earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing on a Limited Series, as well as a Golden Reel Award from Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

His accolades further include three BAFTA nominations for Best Sound on "Wallander," "Great Expectations," and "The Promise"; a BAFTA TV Craft nomination for "Peaky Blinders"; a Craft & Design Award nomination from the Royal Television Society for "Strike Back"; and three additional MPSE Golden Reel nominations.

Woody Woodhall, CAS is the owner of Allied Post Audio in Santa Monica, CA and is an award-winning supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer.  His work spans feature films, documentaries, podcasts, commercials, and television programming including hundreds of hours for outlets such as Netflix, Amazon Studios, YouTube Red, CBS, Comedy Central, and Food Network.  He has recently completed mixing the 1st season of the series "Cal Fire" for Discovery Network, a feature documentary on the electronic musician, Moby, called, "Moby Doc," as well as an upcoming feature film release starring Mena Suvari called, "The Greatest Inheritance." Woody is author of the college textbook, Audio Production and Postproduction, used at universities across the world.  He also heads the Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) where he shares his filmmaking expertise alongside other working professionals on a monthly basis.

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents “Behind the Lens: Shooting the Western Film” on January 27th

 

Go Behind-the-scenes of Shooting the Western with the Acclaimed DP’s of “The Harder They Fall” and “Old Henry”

 

New York, NY – January 13, 2022 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on January 27th “Behind the Lens: Shooting the Western Film” with Cinematographers Mihai Malaimare Jr. and John Matyśiak with Moderator Sean Weiner.

 

Inside Episode XVII: The western is one of the most popular film genres in American film history.  Beginning in 1903 with Edwin Porter's "The Great Train Robbery," the western portrays a time and look that is uniquely American.  Join us for a fresh take on this classic film genre with Cinematographers Mihai Malaimare Jr. and John Matyśiak, as they discuss their creative process in filming "Old Henry" and "The Harder They Fall."  Sean Weiner, who is the Director of the Creative Culture program at the Jacob Burns Film Center, will guide the conversation as well as show and discuss scenes from both films.  This is a free online event!

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be available at 5:00 PM EDT/ 2:00 PM PDT on January 27th.  This will gain free access for all attendees who register.

 

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

 

To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/3I6wOB1

 

About Our Panelists:

Director of Photography Mihai Malaimare Jr. is currently working on “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” the biopic about the Los Angeles Lakers’ dynasty during the 1980s, set to release in 2022.  Netflix’s action-packed Western "The Harder They Fall" is Malaimare’s most recent project, starring Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors and Zazie Beetz.  Which was recently released late last year on Netflix.

Malaimare worked on director Taika Waititi’s satirical comedy "JoJo Rabbit" in 2019, which went on to win an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film received acclaim from numerous film festivals, earning Malaimare Jr. the Hollywood Film Award for Cinematographer of the Year, as well as a nomination for the Golden Frog at Camerimage.

In 2018, his work on the film "The Hate U Give," directed by George Tillman, Jr. earned more than 20 awards and is regarded as one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year.

He is also known for his collaboration with Academy Award® winning writer and director Francis Ford Coppola on feature film, "Youth Without Youth," for which Malaimare received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Cinematography. The two went on to collaborate on more films, including the drama feature "Tetro" and the surrealist genre film, "Twixt."

His burgeoning profile and evocative early work landed him a spot on Variety’s coveted “10 Cinematographers to Watch” list in 2007. Malaimare’s other feature credits include: Paul Thomas Andersons’ "The Master," which earned five Best Cinematography awards; "A Walk Among the Tombstones," "November Criminals," "Sleepless," and "Delirium."

Malaimare’s prolific commercial portfolio includes numerous award-winning ads for clients such as Apple, Samsung, Nike, Sony, Hulu and Toyota. His work features a wide variety of luminaries from world-class athletes Blake Griffin, Lionel Messi and LeBron James, award-winning movie talents Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Spike Lee, plus celebrated musicians such as Taylor Swift, Adam Levine, Drake, Nikki Minaj and Sean Combs.

A native of Romania, Malaimare began his film career after attending the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest. Now based in Los Angeles, he remains an avid still photographer, a passion he’s sustained since childhood. He is represented by Worldwide Production Agency in Los Angeles.

 

Director of Photography John Matyśiak’s career has focused on shooting internationally recognized independent films, which have screened at over 50 festivals worldwide, including the Festival de Cannes.  Matyśiak is widely admired for his arresting, contemporary images, which evocatively support and amplify his directors’ vision.

He recently shot "Meet Cute," a genre-defying dark comedy starring Pete Davidson and Hayley Cuoco, directed by Alex Lehmann and produced by Akiva Goldsman.

Prior to shooting "Old Henry," which premiered at TIFF 2021, Matyśiak achieved the Best Cinematography award at the 25th Los Angeles Asian-Pacific Film Festival for his work on the feature films, "Two Shadows" and "Model Minority."

His commercial clients include Audi, Jameson, Nissan and Lexus. Matyśiak studied film at the Czech National Film School, FAMU, in Prague and Emerson College in Boston, MA. He is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600.

He is based in Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

As Director of Programs, Media Arts Lab, Sean Weiner leads the growth, overall strategic vision, and wildly talented staff of the education program and Creative Culture–an artist support program for emerging and established filmmakers guided by a philosophy of inclusion and collaboration. Since 2016, Creative Culture’s fellowship program has produced short films steadily selected at film festivals like Sundance, Berlinale, SXSW with acquisitions by Criterion, Fox Searchlight, POV, and other reputable outlets.  In support of feature films, Creative Culture’s residency program is curated in partnership with sister organizations like Black Public Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and Sundance Institute.

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents “Making it Work: From Cinematographer to Colorist” on November 11th

 

Go behind-the-scenes with the DP and Colorist of the new Netflix film “Passing”

 

New York, NY – November 4, 2021 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on November 11th behind the look of Netflix’s spectacular new film “Passing” with Cinematographer Edu Grau, ASC, and Colorist Roman Hankewycz with Moderator & Colorist Patrick Inhofer.

 

Inside Episode XVI: In this panel, Cinematographer Edu Grau, ASC, and Colorist Roman Hankewycz discuss their collaboration to bring Rebecca Hall’s “Passing” a brilliantly stark color palette to elevate the story.  Edu will discuss his choice of lensing and their decision to shoot in color, though the finished film would be delivered in B&W, Dolby Vision.  Veteran Colorist and Educator Patrick Inhofer will moderate this in-depth discussion and bring the audience behind-the-scenes of one of the most distinctive looking films of the year!  This is a free online event!

 

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be available at 5:00 PM EDT/ 2:00 PM PDT on November 11th.  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 Sponsors: AJA Video Systems, ZEISS, and Filmmaker U.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our partners ProductionHUB, Digital Cinema Society, LAPPG, NYWIFT, Film Fatales, and The D-Word

 

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

 

About Our Panelists:

Born in Barcelona in 1981, Edu Grau, ASC, is one of the youngest members of the American Society of Cinematographers. He is mostly known for his adaptable and beautiful style in very different movies such as "A Single Man, Buried, "The Gift," "Suffragette," "Boy Erased," "The Way Back" and "Passing" as well as some European art-house like "Honor de Cavalleria" and "Quién Te Cantará."

Edu (short for Eduard) specialized in Cinematography at ESCAC in Barcelona and the NFTS in London, before making his first feature as a director of photography at 23, Honor de Cavalleria, that was selected in Cannes Film Festival 2006. In 2008 Tom Ford fell in love with his reel and brought him to the US to shoot his big break "A Single Man." Edu was 27. The movie, named by Vice one of the ¨30 most beautiful movies of all time,¨ changed Edu's career and put him on the Global map of Cinematographers. He has worked since with some of the biggest stars and talents in the planet, with the likes of Nicole Kidman, Ryan Reynolds, Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Lady Gaga, Ben Affleck, Emily Blunt, Penelope Cruz, Micheal Fassbender, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Hall, David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, Sam Rockwell, Margot Robbie, Ruth Negga and Michelle Williams to name a few.

 

His range of directors is equally impressive, ranging from art-house cult auteurs like Albert Serra and Carlos Vermut, to powerful visual powerhouses like Tom Ford, Gavin O'Connor and Sarah Gavron, combined with actors turned directors like Joel Edgerton and Rebecca Hall. Throughout his work, he has shown an impressive capability to adapt to the director's visual language while keeping a strong beautiful style that supports the performance of the actors.

Edu Grau won the Bronze Frog at Camerimage 2011 for his cinematography of Buried, as well as being nominated for the Goya, Gaudí and CECC Awards. He was selected in Competition at Camerimage for his films "A Single Man," "Suffragette," "A Single Shot" and "Animals." He was nominated for a Goya and a Gaudí Award for "Quién te cantará," as well as winning the CECCAward in 2019. He combines features films with TV series and commercials.

 

"Passing," his latest film by Rebecca Hall with Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga, Bill Camp and Alexander Skarsgârd premiered in Sundance 2021 and was bought by Netflix, which is planning to release the B&W 4:3 movie in the awards season.

 

With over 15 years of experience, Roman Hankewycz started his career in New York City as an editorial assistant, facility engineer, and online editor. As a colorist, Roman’s work blends an aesthetic sensitivity, bolstered by his deep technical understanding which influences his creative approach. "I love the process,” says Hankewycz, “digging into each project, obsessing over pixels, taking the work home, and waking up with new ideas.”

Roman's reputation of creating purposeful looks and finding elegant solutions to complex technical projects allows him to build long-standing relationships with cinematographers, directors, and visual effects teams.

Roman’s recent credits include Netflix’s “Haltson,” A24’s “The Humans,” Rebecca Hall’s “Passing,” Netflix’s “The Secrets We Keep,” Amy Koppleman’s “A Mouthful of Aire,” Netflix’s “Intrusion,” Ari Aster’s “Midsommar,” Starz’s “P-Valley,” Netflix’s “Tiger King,” Tate Taylor’s “Breaking News in Yuba County,” and Ken Burns’ “College Behind Bars.”

 

Patrick Inhofer is a professional colorist currently residing in Orlando, Florida. He’s a 32-year veteran of the film and television post-production industry. Patrick takes his 15 years of experience working at high-end full-service New York City post houses and delivers those same services to low and mid budget productions, bringing them high-quality images and professional workflows at competitive prices. Since 2010, Patrick has continuously published a weekly free Newsletter for digital video colorists curating the internet for the latest news and high-quality content relevant to professional and aspiring colorists. In 2012, Patrick co-founded MixingLight.com, a membership-based website offering continuing education for professional colorists on the art, craft, and business of digital color grading.

Patrick has worked on films, documentaries, television series, corporate videos, promos, and ID packages for a range of clients ranging from broadcast / cable networks, to indie films making the festival circuit, to corporate giants. He’s worked with directors Barry Levinson and Bruce Sinofsky. Other clients include: HBO, NBC, ABC, Showtime, ESPN, Oxygen, AMC, Lifetime, TNT, TBS, National Geographic Channel, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, AOL, TV One, Virgin Records, Hasbro, Brighthouse, Disney+, and many more.

 

 

*All speakers are subject to availability

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Sight, Sound & Story: Live Presents “Behind the Lens: Capturing Horror Films” on October 28th

 

Get into the Spirit of Halloween and go behind-the-scenes with some of today’s most innovative Cinematographers of the horror film genre.

 

New York, NY – October 20th, 2021 - Manhattan Edit Workshop’s “Sight, Sound & Story: Live” monthly online event series continues on October 28th with acclaimed Cinematographers James Kniest, Toby Oliver, ACS, and Checco Varese, ASC, with Moderator & Filmmaker/Author Jay Holben.

 

Inside Episode XV:  Horror films rely heavily on the cinematographer to create the tone, mood and surreal imagery that frighten us to our core.  Just in time for Halloween, join us for a special conversation with Cinematographers James Kniest ("Annabelle," "The Haunting of Bly Manor"), Toby Oliver, ACS ("Get Out," "Insidious: The Last Key") & Checco Varese, ASC ("Them: Covenant," "It: Chapter Two"); as they discuss their creative process of capturing some of the most frightening scenes in filmmaking today.   Acclaimed director, producer and author Jay Holben will help guide the conversation; as well as show examples of their work.  This is a free online event!

 

All attendees who register for this event will receive a link and password 30 minutes prior to the event.  The event will be available at 5:00 PM EDT/ 2:00 PM PDT on October 28th.  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 Sponsors: AJA Video Systems, ZEISS, and Filmmaker U.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our partners ProductionHUB, Digital Cinema Society, LAPPG, NYWIFT, Film Fatales, and The D-Word

 

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

 

About Our Panelists:

James Kniest, is a seasoned cinematographer who has shot all manner of projects, including feature films, television series and commercials.  Recently, Kniest shot four episodes of Netflix’s "The Haunting of Bly Manor," created by Mike Flanagan, a previous collaborator.   Before "The Haunting of Bly Manor," Kniest lensed several episodes of the horror anthology series, "Into the Dark," produced by Hulu and Blumhouse Productions.  Each episode of "Into the Dark" is themed around a holiday specific to each month of the year, with Kniest shooting episodes themed around Saint Patrick’s Day, Christmas and Halloween.

Kniest also shot the Warner Brothers’ horror-mystery "Annabelle," directed by John R. Leonetti. "Annabelle" was the second installment in "The Conjuring" universe, and is based on the account of famed paranormal authors and investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Aside from "Annabelle," Kniest has worked as the cinematographer on several horror feature films, including Stacy Title’s "The Bye Bye Man," Phil Claydon’s "Within," and Netflix’s "Hush," directed by Mike Flanagan.

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Along with feature films, Kniest filmed short films including "Hector: Lost Souls with Switchblades" and "The Hunted," both directed by Jeff Compton, "Merry Widow," by Tyler Jay and "Crossing Cords," by Soren Garcia-Rey.

 

Toby Oliver, ACS, is an award-winning cinematographer whose career extends internationally from his native Australia.  Most recently, Oliver shot Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo’s "Barb and Star go to Vista Del Mar," which releases on premium video on demand February 12th.  Oliver also lensed: "The Dirt", Jeff Tremaine’s biopic film on hard rock band Mötley Crüe for Netflix; "Insidious: The Last Key" for director Adam Robitel; and writer/director Chris Landon’s comic thrillers "Happy Death Day" and "Happy Death Day 2U" for Universal.

He is best known for his work on Jordan Peele’s racially-charged comedic thriller horror "Get Out," starring Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya. The film premiered at a midnight screening at the Sundance Film Festival, ranked #1 at the U.S. Box Office on its opening weekend, and went on to earn an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and three other nominations including Best Picture.

Previously, Oliver shot Blumhouse Productions’ thriller "The Darkness" (aka "6 Miranda Drive") for director Greg Mclean, starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell; and lensed indie fantasy drama "Wildling in New York" for Maven Pictures and director Fritz Bohm with Liv Tyler, Bel Powley and Brad Dourif.

Oliver’s work on the Australian WWI suspense war drama "Beneath Hill 60" earned him an Australian Film Institute Award, and the TV movie "Beaconsfield," about a pair of miners trapped over a kilometer underground in a tiny cage, won a number of awards including an ACS Gold Award and the ACS Best in Show. He collected another ACS Gold Award for his vivid outback cinematography on Greg Mclean’s action-horror sequel "Wolf Creek 2," which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, as well as an Australian Academy nod for TV movie "Carlotta". He also worked extensively in mainland China, shooting the hit Chinese language rom-com "Waiting Alone" and the Australia/China co-production "33 Postcards," starring Guy Pearce.

 

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Checco Varese, ASC, recently wrapped "Dopesick" with directors Barry Levinson, Michael Cuesta, Patricia Riggen and Danny Strong. Starring Michael Keaton, Rosario Dawson and Peter Saskgard, the series takes viewers to the epicenter of America's struggle with opioid addiction.

Varese’s most recent work can be seen on Amazon Studios’ original, "Them: Covenant." The notable horror anthology series, created by Little Marvin, centers around a black family who move to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood in the 1950s during The Great Migration.

Previously, he shot "It: Chapter Two" for director Andy Muschietti, the sequel to 2017’s box office hit. The film aired at the Camerimage film festival. In addition, he has lensed the pilot for Fox’s legal drama "Proven Innocent"; the CW’s "Jane the Novela" pilot; several episodes of "Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan" for Amazon with John Krasinski starring in the titular role; and director Jeffrey Nachmanoff’s sci-fi thriller, Replicas, featuring Keanu Reeves and Thomas Middleditch.

Working with his longtime collaborator, director Patricia Riggen, Varese lensed "Miracles From Heaven," as well as Riggen’s "The 33," based on the extraordinary real-life story of 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine. His other feature credits include Riggen’s "Girl in Progress" and second unit on Guillermo del Toro’s "Pacific Rim."

Thanks to his prolific body of work, Varese has established a reputation as the unofficial ‘pilot guy.’ He has lensed nearly two dozen season starters which, more often than not, go on to be picked up to series: FX’s "The Strain"; A&E’s The Returned; ABC Family’s "The Fosters"; "Melrose Place" for the CW; and "The Defenders" for CBS. And who can forget the "True Blood" pilot, which led to a seven-season-long series.

 

Jay Holben is an independent director and producer in Los Angeles, California. His most recent work is the feature romantic drama "Before the Dawn."

A former cinematographer, he is an author of two commercially-published books on cinematography, a contributing technical editor for American Cinematographer Magazine, faculty instructor for Global Cinematography Institute and international lecturer, an Associate Member of the ASC and the co-chair of the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council Lens Committee.

 

 

*All speakers are subject to availability

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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 Sponsors: AJA Video Systems, ZEISS, and Filmmaker U.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our 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.

 

 

*All speakers are subject to availability

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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 Sponsors: AJA Video Systems, ZEISS, and Filmmaker U.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our 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.

 

 

*All speakers are subject to availability

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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 Sponsors: AJA Video Systems, ZEISS, and Filmmaker U.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our 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 Sponsors: AJA Video Systems, ZEISS, and Filmmaker U.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our 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 Sponsors: AJA Video Systems, ZEISS, and Filmmaker U.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our 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 Sponsors: AJA Video Systems, ZEISS, and Filmmaker U.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our 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 Sponsors: AJA Video Systems, ZEISS, and Filmmaker U.  We are also grateful for the continued support of our 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

Executive Producer

Jason@mewshop.com

212-414-9570

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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.

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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

212-414-9570

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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,” a