Alumni News

John Bacon, June 2013 Graduate - John now works as an assistant editor for the promotional department at A&E Networks.  Shortly after the class he worked at Zodiac New York on the post-production team for the show "Smokey Mountain Money."

Jessica Farmer, January 2013 Graduate - Jessica has worked at The Now Corporation as an Editor/Assistant Editor since March 2013. She has worked on various music videos, promo spots, commercials since she started.

Eddie Cheaz, October 2012 Graduate -  Shortly after taking the class, Eddie began working for The NonVerbal Group as an editor and producer.  In this capacity Eddie captures and analyzes nonverbal communication that he edits and produced for use in their research, education, and training purposes. The Nonverbal Group are a group of academics and professionals who are dedicated to conducting research on nonverbal communication, while furthering the understanding of this relatively new and fascinating branch of social science.

Aliana Melendez, January 2012 Graduate - Aliana started as a Logger/Edit Room Assistant at Hybrid Films for the show "Parking Wars" shortly after completing the Six Week Intensive. She briefly worked as an Assistant Editor at Sharp Entertainment, before going to BET/Viacom as an Assistant Editor/Media Manager where she has been since 2013.

Spencer Morin, April 2011 Graduate - Spencer worked in various capacities as a freelance editor after graduating from MEWShop. He spent some time a post-production assistant on "Damages" Season 5.  Later he moved on to do some work with "BalconyTV" where he Shot, edited, animated an episode for a daily music show. Since 2013 Spencer has worked at Cause and [Effect] Productions as an assistant editor.

Iris Rodrigo, March 2011 Graduate - Iris is a video editor on Health videos crafted from scripted interviews with experts, images, and creative graphics at Health Guru Media. Her focus there is on personal story videos featuring unscripted, documentary-style intereviews and b-roll.  Healthguru.com is the leading destination site for health video on the web.

David Pisani, March 2011 Graduate - David recently completed his first feature film "Isn't it Delicious", by director Michael Patrick Henry.  This recent movie starred Tony winner Alice Ripley, in addition to the male lead Keir Dullea, who played the lead Dave Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's 1968 "2001: A Space Odyssey".

Parker Dixon, March 2011 Graduate - After working as a teaching assistant for Manhattan Edit Workshop's Six Week Intensive, Parker began freelancing at Studio 13 on various projects. Currently he is an assistant editor on the feature documentary film "Wrenched" about environmentalist Edward Abbey by director ML Lincoln.

Alex Pieretti, October 2010 Graduate - Shortly after taking the class, Alex got a freelance assistant editing job at JWT Marketing in Manhattan.  JWT is the world's best known marketing and communications brand and the fourth largest advertising agency in the world.

Drew Palazzo, August 2010 Graduate - Since working as a teaching assistant for Manhattan Edit Workshop's Six Week Intensive, Drew has worked at Nickolodeon, and MLB. Drew also assisted on a documentary called "Casting By".  He currently is working as an assistant for advertising agency Ogilvy and Mather.

Michael Sorola, July 2010 Graduate - Michael is currently working in San Francisco as an Editing Intern and Assistant Editor at the 9th St. Independent Film Center.  "Being a Mewshop Alumni really helped me get the position. I am actually doing and will be doing everything involved with post-production", says Michael about his roles.   Michael adds, "Right now, we are working on a feature doc and looking to be picture locked by Spring 2011. We are also in the early stages of pre-production for a feature narrative."

David Marks, June 2010 Graduate -David has been assitant editing on a feature documentary "When The Drum Is Beating", about a haitian jazz orchestra that's been playing strong for 60 years.  This film will be debuting at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

Rebecca Reiley, April 2010 Graduate -  Rebecca recently started working on a documentary for the American Independence Museum.   The museum is located in Exeter, which was the capitol of New Hampshire during the Revolutionary war. The premise of the documentary is how New Hampshire played a critical role in shaping our nation. "The documentary was a lot of work to do, but I was able to apply what I learned about Final Cut Pro directly to the film", says Rebecca.  The film will be shown at the Museum and on NHPTV summer 2011.

Christopher Graham, October 2009 Graduate -  Christopher has been working for ABC News running the hidden camera truck for WWYD.  He recently worked on the 2011 Sundance Selection "Higher Ground" and has been assisting on the latest "Paradise Lost" documentary.

Michelle M. Kim, March 2009 Graduate - “Manhattan Edit Workshop gave me the tools I needed to confidently apply for jobs at established post-production facilities. I found that I had an advantage over other applicants in that many people in the industry highly regard the caliber of instruction at Mewshop. Two years after having graduated from the Six-Week Course, I obtained a job at very well known and reputable establishment, thanks to Mewshop's work force program. Attending the six-week workshop was hands down the best decision I made for my career,” says Michelle.

Michelle is currently working as an editing assistant at NBC Universal/Peacock Productions, one of the leading media and entertainment companies in the world. She is working on an original series created specifically for the Sleuth Channel, an NBC Universal Cable network dedicated entirely to the intensely popular and enduring mystery and crime genres. An NBC employee who coincidentally, was also a Mewshop Alum, hired Michelle. In addition, she is currently editing a cooking/travel show touring in Korea, which features Chef Jean Georges and his wife Marja. The show is co-hosted by major celebrities, Hugh Jackman and Heather Graham, and is set to air as a national broadcast for PBS.

Jamie Unruh, October 2008 Graduate - Right out of the Six Week Intensive, Jamie started as a logger at Hybrid Films working on A&E's "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and "Parking Wars".  Jamie edited a music video in late 2008 for Cary Judd called "The Ah-ha Song", which went on to win it's category at the Connecticut Film Festival.  She also edited several projects for 20/20 Pictures including: post production supervisor and editor for a 15 episode commercial series for Western Pest Services called "Bugs Ruin Everything", editor on a fashion sizzle video on the MTV Video Music Awards for UsWeekly Magazine and editor on web videos for emmys.com covering the 2010 62nd Priemtime Emmy Awards.

Since leaving Hybrid, she has worked as an Avid assistant editor on "Cash Cab Chicago" (Lion TV) on the Discovery Channel, "The Mathis Project" (iTV) - an hour special airing on BET, and she is currently working on a princess themed hour show for "Say Yes to the Dress" airing on TLC (Half Yard).  She's also worked as assistant editor on "1stAveMachine" and broadcast commercials for Google, Nokia and Fuse.

Todd Cury, August 2008 Graduate - Upon completion Cury began freelance work on Steven Segal’s “Lawman,” and the Discovery Channels’ “Storm Chasers.” After Mewshop owner Josh Apter reached out to him with a possible job opportunity at Hybrid Films, Cury was brought into the studio for an interview and immediately hired. “I would never have gotten this position had it not been for the tools I learned at Mewshop,” says Cury. He logged for six months at Hybrid Films and was then promoted to Production Coordinator for the show “Dog The Bounty Hunter.” He quickly became his own boss, supervising his colleagues, some of which attended Mewshop with him. Cury is about to head into his eighth season of “Dog The Bounty Hunter,” and his second as a Coordinator.

Deric Tibbs, June 2008 Graduate - Deric is editing Network News Briefs, which reach over 80 million homes around the globe, for BET Networks. In his spare time, Deric edited his first music video on Final Cut and Motion, “Teach Me How to Rosie,” by the Couture Dolls. “Attending Manhattan Edit Workshop was by far the best experience I have had in the past 11 years.”

Joe Schuck, June 2008 Graduate - Joe is now an Apple Certified Final Cut Pro instructor for Manhattan Edit Workshop.   Besides training, Joe works as a Senior Game Night Editor at MLB.com.  His other work includes jobs at Hybrid Films and assistant editing for MTV's "True Life".

Stacy Parrish, May 2008 Graduate -  Last year, Stacy was an honorary guest speaker at the Swedish Film Festival “Pixel,” during which he spoke of his sound design and scoring work with T Bone Burnett. While at Mewshop, Stacy was given the opportunity to log footage for the popular A&E series "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and "Parking Wars". This experience led directly to a gig as a sound tech for Zodiac, owner of the Swedish MTV. Parrish created content for a popular Swedish TV “house wife” reality series called "Skane Fruar". Parrish has also been shooting and editing an educational film for Malmoe University about “Horse Therapy;” using horses to help people with mental and physical afflictions.  He was recently named post-production supervisor on a film for one of Sweden’s brightest new burgeoning film directors, Robert Lillhonga. He is supervising the films grading in Color, and is producing the score and engineering the sound design for the entire film. In his spare time, Parrish has been working with a British film director co-creating a documentary about an American photographer who specializes in surfing photos. He travels around the world shooting the world’s best surfers in the most extreme conditions. The duo will be following him to Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, and California to collect footage and content for the documentary. The film will be funded with Swedish culture money.

Frank Perrotto, February 2008 Graduate -  Frank's most recent work in post-production work includes "Made" for MTV, ESPN U, "Dora the Explorer" and Nickelodeon.   He's also editing a sizzle reel for  History Channel's "UFO Hunters" and A&E's "Paranormal State".

Veronica Rutledge, November 2007 Graduate - Veronica's recent work includes being an Assistant Editor on a Eurostyle film called "Generation Um" starring Keanu Reeves.   Since graduating she's also worked at MTV, and as an apprentice for former Artist in Residence Brian Kates, for the feature film "Jack Goes Boating" directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman.  She also worked on the post-production staff for a feature length documentary on The Police guitarist Andy Summers.

Heather Smith, October 2007 Graduate - Heather has worked for MTV, NBC Universal, Studio Case, Postworks, Production NYC!, Lost Planet, Outpost Digital and Thornberg & Forester since leaving the course.  Watch her Six Week student profile video below:

Valentine Sheldon, July 2007 Graduate - Over the past few years Valentine has edited a lot of sizzles, pilots and episodic television, including A&E's "Peacemaker: LA Gang Wars", the pilot for A&E's "Purgatory",  and various stages of shows for TruTV, Lifetime, MTV, Bravo, TLC and ABC. His work also includes two feature length documentaries, "Carjacked" and "Another Lost Angel".  Valentine served as a producer and editor for segments of ABC's 2008 Peabody Award winning documentary "Hopkins".

Ari Feldman, May 2007 Graduate - Ari has been the editor and assistant editor of independent films, documentaries, television shows, and corporate videos.  He was the assistant editor of the film, "Wedding Bros." and his clients include Lifetime and the Princess Grace Foundation.  Ari is currently one of our Six Week Intensive instructors as well as a Certified Apple Instructor.

Todd Shuss, April 2007 Graduate -  Todd's been working for the last few years on video production and editing for Alice In Chains, . In addition to his gig as an assistant tour manager, he still works as the band's videographer, photographer, and web site blogger.  He's edited most of their tour and studio related videos over the last few years. Todd also does exclusive video production for the Coachella Festival Music Festival every year.

Kevin Moore, April 2006 Graduate - “I landed a job the day after I graduated from Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Six Week Intensive,” says Kevin Moore, Editor, Hybrid Films. “The class prepares you for working within a professional post-production environment, so when I started working I had a strong understanding of the way things worked and what I was up against. Thanks to Mewshop’s Six Week course, I’m now working as an editor on 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' and 'Parking Wars', as well as making my own short films.”  Watch his Six Week student profile video below:

Hope Kim, February 2005 Graduate -  Hope just finished up an edit for the Ars Nova theatre.  She's also worked at Rainbow Media and Young & Rubicam.

Michael Slavens,, December 2004 Graduate - Michael owns Five Eyed Films in New York and works as a director, editor and motion graphics designer.  His clients include Sam Adams and New York Sports Club.

Lekesha Dunlop, November 2004 Graduate -  Since 2007 Lekesha has been a freelance Producer/Editor with ABC News. She's also been editing for an ad company based out of Missouri, as well as local projects.