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VFX Masterminds Join MEW for From the Cutting Room

October 28, 2013, 11:38 AM

New York, New York – October 24, 2013 – Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today the return of popular series, From the Cutting Room (more info). The upcoming industry event, which is slated for Thursday, November 21st, will feature Rob Legato (HugoAvatar, Shutter Island) and Mark Russell (The Adjustment BureauDoubtMinority Report). The celebrated VFX duo, currently at work on the upcoming Scorsese film, Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques behind creating stunning visual effects and discuss how they take full advantage of the performance and reliability of HP Z Workstations powered by Intel® Xeon® processors. The evening event, moderated by MEWShop’s Josh Apter, will take place at the famed French Institute on November 21st at 7pm.

About Rob Legato
Rob Legato won two Academy Awards for his outstanding work on the films Titanic (1998) andHugo (2012). He was also a part of the visual effects team for Star Trek: The Next Generationas both Visual Effects Coordinator and Visual Effects Supervisor. Legato is praised for his HD-based workflow methodology, which he has honed specifically through his collaborations with Martin Scorsese and critically acclaimed editor Thelma Schoonmaker.

About Mark Russell
Mark Russell is known for his visual effects work on films including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial(1982), Minority Report (2002), and The Adjustment Bureau (2011). In 2009, he was nominated for a VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture.

Register for From the Cutting Room: Rob Legato and Mark Russell

• Where: The French Institute, Florence Gould Theater
• When: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6:30pm
• Cost: FREE – seats are limited – register now!

From the Cutting Room Sponsors – HP and Intel
The November 21, 2013 From the Cutting Room event is sponsored by HP and Intel.

Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

About the From the Cutting Room Speaker Series
From the Cutting Room, presented by Manhattan Edit Workshop, is a series of evening events featuring some of the most prestigious names in postproduction, such as Tariq Anwar (view clips from the event here). Each event offers intriguing panels spanning the art of editing film, episodic and non-fiction TV, the techniques behind creating stunning visual effects, and the vital craft of sound design. Organizations interested in sponsoring the event should contact Jason Banke at

About Manhattan Edit Workshop
Headquartered in the Flatiron District of New York, Manhattan Edit Workshop was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing cutting-edge instruction on Apple®, Adobe® and Avid® platforms. Since then, MEWShop has added Digital Cinema Production classes, DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk® Smoke®, Assimilate Scratch training and a two-week documentary film production course to its already impressive curriculum. MEWShop’s signature Six-Week Intensive is a jump-start for anyone looking for a career in post-production, while weekend and one-week courses introduce and solidify core editing concepts. Corporate and group training offer a customized curriculum, either in-house or on-site, for professionals eager to learn a new skill or to build on existing ones. The facility’s focus on small workshops, highly skilled and certified faculty, and a results-oriented curriculum have quickly won it the reputation as New York’s premier post-production teaching facility.

Press Contacts
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Lauren Leger
Zazil Media Group
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(skype) lauren.zazil


Celebrated visual effects artists Rob Legato and Mark Russell headline MEWshop’s next installment of the popular speaker series, to be held on November 21st

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