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.”