The purpose of this class is to understand the art and technique of master editors. How do they decide what shot to use and when exactly to cut in and out of that shot? How do they shape actors’ performances and fit the puzzle pieces together to make a story work? O’Steen will reveal the wisdom and strategies of master editors by taking you through a cut-by-cut analysis of many classic movie scenes, based on interviews from her popular books, panels, and event series. Ultimately, you’ll develop a deeper knowledge of the thinking behind the editing process, empowering you to become a better editor and storyteller yourself.

Tuesday - Thursday, October 25 - 27, 2016. Three-day intensives are from 10am-6pm.

Regular Price: $995 Early Bird Price: $895

Prospective students can sign up for both Making the Cut: Volume 1 & Volume 2 courses and receive 15% off the total price (Regular Price - $1,990.00 ($995.00 for each class,) with bundle discount $1,690.00!! Please indicate in the comments section of the registration page that you are taking more than one class and would like to receive the bundle price when registering.

Class Schedule:

DAY 1: From Dailies to Final Cut: Analysis of a lined script and the making of two classics.

Scenes from - The Graduate and Rosemary’s Baby

DAY 2: Beginnings and Endings: Setting up a world and the payoff.

Scenes from – Breathless, Bonnie & Clyde, All That Jazz, Manhattan, Saving Private Ryan, Michael Clayton, Up

DAY 3: Finessing the Problem Scene: Using sleight of hand and controlling focus.

Scenes from - 12 Angry Men, Becket, Body Heat, Gosford Park, Rachel Getting Married, Moneyball, Before Midnight

Bobbie O’Steen is a New York-based writer and film historian, dedicated to sharing the editor’s invisible art with film students, professionals and the movie-going public. She is an Emmy-nominated editor and author of two acclaimed books about editing. Cut to the Chase is based on interviews with her late husband and colleague, legendary editor Sam O’Steen; and her second book, The Invisible Cut, deconstructs classic movie scenes through a cut-by-cut analysis.

She has taught graduate school workshops at NYU and contributes commentary and interviews about the art of editing for The Criterion Collection releases. She has moderated numerous panels honoring master editors at EditFest as well as NYU, Emerson College, UCLA and 92Y Tribeca. She is now partnered with Manhattan Edit Workshop to regularly host her evening event series in NYC called “Inside the Cutting Room.” She has also written for such publications as ACE’s CinemaEditor Magazine, which recently named her “Film Editing’s Greatest Champion.”

O’Steen’s next project is an authoritative, media-rich eBook called "Making the Cut at Pixar" about the editor's pioneering role in computer animation.

For more information go to http://bobbieosteen.com.

**Note: The curriculum above comprises planned material typically covered in the class. The instructor may, at her discretion, adjust the lesson plan or scenes shown in class to meet the needs of the class.

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