Upcoming Dates

Making The Cut with Bobbie O'Steen: Volume 1

Click here to see Making the Cut: Volume 2


“O'Steen uses her insider knowledge and sensitivity to the work of editors to expose the techniques, or rather the feelings, and the instincts behind "making movie magic."  - Editor Carol Littleton, ACE (E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, The Big Chill) 

The purpose of this weekend course is to reveal the art and technique of master editors through the screening and discussion of their work.   By doing a cut-by-cut analysis, Bobbie will explain the strategies and decisions behind the editing of many successful films - based on extensive interviews from her books, panels, and event series - which will ultimately empower you to become a better editor and storyteller yourself. 

Class Schedule:

DAY 1:  From Raw Footage to Final Cut: The Making of Two Classics.

Scenes from - The Graduate and Rosemary’s Baby

DAY 2: The Biggest Challenges: Beginnings, Endings and the Dialogue Scene.

Scenes from – Breathless, Bonnie & Clyde, Manhattan, Michael Clayton, Up, Gosford Park, Rachel Getting Married, Moneyball

Special Guest Editor on Day 2 TBD!  Past guest editors include Michael Berenbaum, ACE (Sex and the City, The Americans), Stephen Rotter (The Right Stuff, Enchanted), and Craig McKay, ACE (Philadelphia, Silence of the Lambs)

Who is this class for?

Editors, Assistant Editors, Post Supervisors, Directors, Producers and Filmmakers



NEW DATES COMING SOON!  Weekend intensives are from 10am-6pm.  

Regular Price: $695  (registration is under two-day/weekend drop down tab)

Click here to see our Making the Cut: Volume 2 class.

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 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.


Cost: $695

Certification cost: NA