"The instructors are the program's greatest strength, especially in combination with the small class size. They have a solid program and an excellent school."
—Christopher Olsen
, Editor, Co-Founder, Momentum Media Group NY

Jason Banke

President & Editor

In his new role as President, Jason oversees all of MEWShop's operations, including instructors, employees, courses offered, marketing, events and facility management.   He has helped solidify MEWShop’s reputation as the “top spot on the east coast to learn the editors craft” with world reknowned training in post-production and cinematography.   He is also executive producer of "Sight, Sound & Story" event series which does events focused on Cinematography and Post Production in New York City annually.  This yearly sold out event features some of the most creative minds in the Film and Television industry. 

Jason has worked in various capacities on set or in post production on commercials, reality shows, corporate videos and several independent films.  He received a degree from Hofstra University in Film and Video Production, where he completed five short films.  He is also a graduate of MEWShop's Six Week Intensive workshop and a former teaching assistant for these classes.  Jason also oversees all strategic partnerships and continue to build on Manhattan Edit Workshop's stellar reputation he has helped build in the past eight years. 

He shoots and edits his own projects when not at MEWShop, and is a member of the satirical video team, “Cringe Factory” which has produced a number of viral videos garnering almost 7 million YouTube views.

Jason is also licensed School Director and School Agent by the New York State Department of Education.