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Upcoming Dates:


Manhattan Edit Workshop's Filmmaker's Intensive Program

August 6 - 17, 2012
Where: New York City (@ Production Central NYC & Mewshop)
Regular Price: $2,750 (Please inquire with us about housing options. They are not included in the price.)

The Filmmaker's Intensive (TFMI), is an annual two week program that takes people out of their day to day environment and focuses them on the art & science of making movies. This year's program is specifically designed to provide each student an intense education in non-fiction, filmmaking from some of the best documentarians in the industry.

Co-produced by theC47 and Manhattan Edit Workshop, TFMI 2012 will take place in the heart of New York City from August 6th through August 17th. The program will include craft-based training and Masterclasses from world renowned documentary filmmakers such as Chuck Workman, Susan Froemke and David Zieff - all of whom have taught there for many years and bring an unmatched passion and knowledge to the classroom.

The program also includes hands-on and practical sessions on camera, lighting, sound, scouting locations pre-production, shooting & conducting interviews, paper-editing and post-production from logging footage to final delivery.

Under the close guidance of TFMI master filmmakers and students will work together to produce and direct their own documentary films, as well as edit and screen their final cuts at the end of the program.

Sponsors for this year's program include AbelCine, AJA, Avenger, Creative Light, Kessler, Kino Flo, Litepanels, Manfrotto, RØDE, Sekonic, Tenba, Tiffen, Zeiss and more.

There are only 30 spots in this year's intensive (which are filling up fast), so head over to to find out more about the program.

Students must submit a short application to the program before being accepted. To apply please click here. There are financing options available for this program.

Meet Our Master Instructors for The Filmmaker's Intensive:

Chuck Workman (One Day Master Director's Class*) Writer/Director/Producer
Chuck Workman has over 30 years in the industry and has written, directed and produced numerous feature films, documentaries and shorts. He has received 10 Emmy nominations and has created well-known sequences for 20 Academy Awards presentations. He teaches film production at SUNY Purchase College where he was appointed a Distinguished Artist. He's currently in production on two feature documentary films, one on a world-famous actor/director, and another on several filmmakers' takes on the nature of cinema.

Susan Froemke (One Day Master Producer/Director Class*) Producer/Director
Susan Froemke is a non-fiction filmmaker with over thirty documentary films to her credit from the classic Grey Gardens (1976) to Lalee's Kin (2001), an HBO film on poverty that was nominated for an Academy Award. A four-time Emmy Award-winner, Froemke has been in production on Wagner's Dream for over three years, filming in New York, Montreal and Quebec City. Before starting her own production company in 2003, Froemke was the principal filmmaker at legendary Maysles Films in New York for over two decades.

David Zieff (One Day Master Editor's Class*)
David Zieff has been editing documentaries, feature films and television for almost three decades, working in music, comedy and sociopolitical arenas, occasionally at the same time. Recently Zieff was a creative consultant on the Oscar® award-winning documentary The Cove, and edited and produced ESPN's Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks, receiving rave reviews at Sundance 2010, as well winning a Peabody Award for the doc mini-series Black Magic. Zieff edited and produced Crazy Love, a Sundance nominee and winner of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. He was the supervising editor of the critically-acclaimed and multiple award-winning Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, shaping over 1600 hours of footage into a Sundance hit, and one of the most celebrated music films of all time. On television, Zieff was the senior editor of Michael Moore's Emmy-winning series The Awful Truth and TV Nation, and many signature Comedy Central shows.

*Subject to schedule availability. Only an unforeseen project would change that. We do not anticipate this happening.



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