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Manhattan Edit Workshop Launches New WebsiteImproved Functionality, Offerings, Updated News Power MEWShop (March 24, 2009)
Founded by Apter in 2002, MEWShop offers a full range of courses, from its signature Six Week Intensive course in the art and technique of editing, to one-week, weekend, custom and corporate classes in Avid, Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro, Adobe and an entire spectrum of professional product training.
MEWShop also offers events, education, and other professional services that are more clearly addressed in the new site, including MEWShop's highly regarded Artist in Residence Program (AiR), a lecture series that attracts the industry's top editors as guest speakers. AiR participants speak about their careers and their craft to students during the Six Week Intensive, and lead an intimate Q&A at the Motion Picture Editors Guild. Past AiR participants have included Oscar(tm) and Emmy(tm) winning editors including; Carol Littleton, ACE, John Gilroy, ACE, Bill Pankow, ACE, and Christopher Tellefsen, ACE.
Apter consistently receives inquiries from leading post facilities that have turned to MEWShop in their search for top talent. In response to this demand, MEWShop launched Manhattan Edit WorkForce, which takes the guesswork out of hiring by connecting students and employers.
MEWShop recently announced its sponsorship of EditFest NY, the first event of its kind on the east coast. Coming to Manhattan on June 12th & 13th, 2009, EditFest NY is a unique educational and networking event that will bring the most sought after editors straight from the cutting room directly to the audience. EditFest NY is presented in conjunction with American Cinema Editors, and will deliver vital insight into the process of editing and the role of the editor as a critical member of the creative team.
Apter noted, "New tools and a rapidly changing environment radically changed the way that aspiring editors learn about their craft, and it became apparent that an artistic but technically sound approach was in order. We believe that Manhattan Edit Workshop is playing a key role in that evolution."
About MANHATTAN EDIT WORKSHOP
Founded in 2002 by Josh Apter, Manhattan Edit Workshop offers a full range of certified courses in the art and technique of film editing - from Final Cut Studio to Avid, from Adobe to corporate and customized classes designed to provide top-tier training to professional and aspiring editors. The company's Manhattan Edit WorkForce program, where editor's reels are created and distributed to a number of top post-production facilities, is a groundbreaking connection service which allows students to meet with industry leaders. For more information please call 212-414-9570 or visit www.mewshop.com.
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