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Editor Liza Cardinale, ACE, is MEWShop’s artist-in-residence

Dead to Me editor Liza Cardinale, ACE, will be the next artist-in-residence at Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop) and advise during the next Six-Week Intensive editing workshop starting July 6. Cardinale is a television editor who works across many  genres and is drawn to stories with complex female characters and juicy relationships. She earned an Eddie nomination for the Dead to Me pilot. Some of her credits include Outlander and Orange Is the New Black.

Cardinale got her start studying film theory at UC Berkeley, where she edited on the school’s tape-to-tape system without any formal training. Later, she visited a friend on the set of The Truth About Charlie and met the legendary editor Carol Littleton, ACE. After that encounter, Cardinale decided editing would be her career of choice.

The next installment of MEWShop’s workshop will be taught live exclusively online Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm beginning July 6. More information and registration are available here.

The Six-Week Intensive in the art and technique of editing is a comprehensive jump-start for anyone thinking about a career in post. The course consists of foundational training in the most used video editing programs — Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. Each day, time is dedicated to film theory, covering the history and evolution of editing techniques as well as the aesthetics of narrative, short-form

Cardinale will be taking part remotely during the last couple of segments to look at students’ work and critique what the class has been working on. The class will also screen her work. She will then talk to students about being a working editor and how she started, and she’ll give advice.

“We have successfully replicated our workshop and experience online since March,” says MEWShop president Jason Banke. “What is really thrilling to us now is being able to offer our signature workshop outside of the New York area for students anywhere in the world.”

Sight, Sound & Story editor-heavy summit is set for next weekend

Manhattan Edit Workshop’s (MEWShop) one-day summit, Sight, Sound & Story, returns to New York on June 11 at the NYIT Auditorium. Panels include the art and processes of editing documentary film and episodic television, and behind the greenscreen with VFX artists. This year’s closing panel will highlight the career of Oscar-winning feature film editor Anne V. Coates, ACE, with author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen. Coates has worked on such films as The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Unfaithful, Becket, In the Line of Fire and the Oscar-winning Lawrence of Arabia.

The event’s schedule is as follows:

10:00am – 11:30am — Visual Effects: Behind the Green Screen and the Integral Role of the VFX Team
Moderator: Ross Shain, chief marketing officer at Boris FX & Imagineer Systems
Speakers: Sean Devereaux (Hardcore Henry, The Magnificent Seven), Ed Mendez (The Leftovers, Sin City, X-Men 2) and Michael Huber (Creed, American Ultra) or Alex Lemke (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Into the Woods)

11:45am – 1:15pm — Anatomy of a Scene: Deconstructing Documentary Films
Moderator: Livia Bloom, editor of “Errol Morris: Interviews,” writer for Cinema Scope, Filmmaker Magazine, and Film Comment)
Speakers: Erin Casper (American Promise, The Last Season), Mona Davis (The Farm, Angola, USA, Love and Diane), Gabriel Rhodes (The Tillman Story, Newtown)

2:00pm – 3:45pm – TV is the New Black: Television’s Cinematic Revolution
Moderator: Michael Berenbaum, ACE (The Americans, Sex and the City)
Speakers: Kelley Dixon, ACE (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead), Kate Sanford, ACE (Vinyl, Boardwalk Empire, The Wire), Leo Trombetta, ACE (Narcos, Mad Men, Temple Grandin)

4:00pm – 6:00pm — “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen”: A Conversation with Oscar-Winning Editor Anne Coates
Moderator: Bobbie O’Steen (Cut to the Chase, The Invisible Cut)
Speaker: Anne V. Coates, ACE (Lawrence of Arabia, The Elephant Man, Out of Sight, Erin Brockovich)

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Check this space soon for our report from the conference!