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Video Editing School in Manhattan, New York City

Manhattan Edit Workshop, New York:
Located in Lower Manhattan, New York City, near Union Square, Manhattan Edit Workshop offers a full range of courses, from the Avid, Autodesk, Assimilate and Apple products to the complete suite of Adobe applications. Our signature Six-Week Intensive is a jump-start for anyone looking for a career in editing. Learn Avid, Final Cut Pro and After Effects, work with top editors, and create a professional reel to let your talent speak for itself.

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Weekend and one-week classes introduce and solidify the core concepts, while custom one on ones let you set your goals at your own pace. Corporate and group training customizes a curriculum, either in-house or on-site, for professionals eager to learn a new skill or to build on an existing one. All classes are split between lecture and hands-on exercise-so you'll be cutting on your own edit system from day one. Manhattan Edit Workshop is an Apple, Adobe, Avid, Autodesk, & Assimilate Authorized Training Partner.

Why train at an Apple, Avid or Adobe Authorized Training Center?

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Apple Training Centers:
Apple training centers have been carefully selected and have met Apple’s highest standards in all areas including: facility, instructors, course delivery and infrastructure. The goal of the Program is to offer Apple customers the highest-quality training experience; from the beginner up to the most seasoned Professional.

Avid Authorized Training Partners:
Avid’s Authorized Training Partner program assures students that course curricula are carefully developed by a team of highly experienced educational specialists. Education Centers use Avid certified teaching staff and authorized courseware

Adobe Authorized Training Center:
An Adobe Authorized Training Center is a training facility that offers instructor-led courses and training on Adobe products. To become an AATC, a training center must manage their own training facility, employ Adobe Certified Instructors (ACIs), and meet additional requirements.

Autodesk Authorized Training Center:
Autodesk® Training Centers (ATC®) have met Autodesk's rigorous standards of excellence. Smoke classes taught at ATCs are based on certified curriculum developed by Autodesk in-house training experts and experienced educators. ATCs instructors must demonstrate thorough knowledge of Smoke by completing the Smoke Instructor training and certification program.

Assimilate Authorized Training Partner:
Assimilate® Training Partners have met Assimilate's highest standards to provide authorized training for their groundbreaking products SCRATCH® and SCRATCH LAB®.

Instructors:

Our instructors are working editors, web designers, sound engineers and designers, cinematographers, prod, colorists, motion graphics artists, as well as certified Avid, Apple, Autodesk, Assimilate and Adobe trainers. A maximum teacher to student ratio of 1:6* ensures individualized attention and allows students to work at their own pace.

You will work one-on-one with instructors every day. Even during the initial period of hands-on instruction, there is ample opportunity for one-on-one instruction and support.

Programs:

Manhattan Edit Workshop offers a full range of courses, from the Avid, Autodesk, Assimilate and Apple products to the complete suite of Adobe applications.

Some of our workshops Include:
Apple: Final Cut Pro, Motion, iWork, iLife, and Logic Pro.
Adobe: After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Flash.
Avid: Avid Media Comoser and Pro Tools.
Autodesk: Smoke
Assimilate: SCRATCH
Blackmagic: Resolve
Production Workshops: Digital Cinema/DSLR workshops, Documentary Filmmaker's Intensive and The Filmmaker's Intensive summer program.

FAQs:

Why Manhattan Edit Workshop?
Manhattan Edit Workshop offers a full range of courses, from the Apple, Avid and Adobe family of products; to classes in cutting-edge tools like Resolve, Smoke and Scratch.  Our certified training fits any schedule, from one-week, weekend and evening classes to custom, one-on-one, on-site and on-line training.

More Than Just Editing - Our extensive calendar of scheduled courses is supplemented by a growing list of speciality and production workshops, like Digital Cinema/DSLR workshops, our new Hands-on Documentary Intensive and The Filmmmaker's Intensive summer program with the C47, the art of iOS programming classes, as well as one-day workshops like our Masterclass Series, and Certification Exam/Review sessions.

Bring The Training To You - While many students travel to New York City from across the globe to attend our courses. Manhattan Edit Workshop often delivers trainig right to an out-of-town client.  We can easily customize a class for an on-site workshop, or conduct on-line sessions in almost any discipline.

Your Experience is Our Priority - Manhattan Edit Workshop's certified training center status ensures the highest quality educationl experience, from the beginner to the most seasoned professional.  All classes are split between lecture and hands-on exercises, so you'll be creating on your own system from day one.

Events Beyond The Classroom - Throughout the year, amazing events like American Cineam Editors EditFest NY are co-produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop, bringing the most sought-after editors straight from the cutting room to the audience.

Will I have my own computer?

Yes. Each student has his/her own workstation for the duration of the workshop.

Can you help me find work as an editor/assistant?

While Manhattan Edit Workshop is in no way a placement agency, we actively pursue relationships with the post-production community in order to develop employment opportunities for workshop participants (Manhattan Edit Workforce). More than half of past workshop participants have found work as assistant editors and/or editors, either at post-production facilities or as freelancers. Many of these opportunities were developed within our growing network or potential employers.

Do I need any prior editing or computer knowledge in order to take the course?

Our intro level courses as well as the Six Week Intensive, assume no prior knowledge of editing or software involved.  Previous experience is required for advanced courses. A basic working knowledge of the Macintosh Operation system will enhance your experience.  For those with no Mac experience, we recommend taking a basic introductory Macintosh computer class prior to your Manhattan Edit Workshop course.

Do you offer financial aid or scholarships?

As a small art school, one not associated with any universities or colleges, we are unable at this time to offer financial aid or scholarships for our courses.

We do offer a private student loan for courses totaling more than $2,500.  Students may take a combination of courses together or a single course that equals that amount. All students must fill out the appropriate loan application through Manhattan Edit Workshop and be approved by an outside organization.  All plans are designed around students on a case-by-case basis, but must be paid off within 6-12 months. 

Can I tour the facilities?

Prospective students are encouraged to visit out facilities Monday-Friday from 10am - 5pm to gain a sense of our program and space. 

What is a valid form of payment?

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX, money order and personal checks and cold hard cash.

Can I work with my own material in your workshops?

We provide the certified Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Assimilate and Avid course material for our one week, two-day, three-day and weekend courses. Six Week students may bring in their own material to edit during the final two weeks of the course for inclusion on their reels.

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Address: 80 Fifth Avenue Suite 1501, Manhattan, New York , USA