Artists in Residence

The Artist-in-Residence Program is a core component of Manhattan Edit Workshop's Six Week Art of Editing Course. Top film editors join the class to screen and discuss their work, while students share their edits for comments and critique.

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Jay Rabinowitz

Jay Rabinowitz, ACE, has enjoyed a long creative collaboration with Jim Jarmusch. Their previous work together includes Broken Flowers, Coffee and Cigarettes, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Year of the Horse (for which Mr. Rabinowitz received an A.C.E. [American Cinema Editors] Award nomination), Dead Man, Night on Earth, and the “INT. TRAILER. NIGHT.” segment of the Ten Minutes Older series of short films.


His other credits as film editor include Mark Webber’s directorial debut Explicit Ills; Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There; Frank Oz’ The Stepford Wives; Adam Bhala Lough’s Bomb the System (for which he was honored with the Best Editing award at the Milan Film Festival) and Weapons; Curtis Hanson’s Academy Award-winning 8 Mile; Arliss Howard’s Big Bad Love and R. Less Howard’s telefilm Dawn Anna; Stacy Cochran’s short Richard Lester!; Paul Schrader’s Academy Award-winning Affliction; Keith Gordon’s Mother Night; Lodge Kerrigan’s Clean, Shaven; and Sara Driver’s When Pigs Fly.

Mr. Rabinowitz’ editing for Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream was cited as the year’s best by the Phoenix Film Critics Society and the Online Film Critics Society; subsequently, the latter group cited his editing for Mr. Aronofsky’s The Fountain as the year’s best.

He also functioned as music editor on Explicit Ills; Bomb the System and Weapons; Big Bad Love; Requiem for a Dream; When Pigs Fly; and Mr. Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers, Coffee and Cigarettes, and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.


For Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, he edited numerous episodes of the television series Oz and Homicide: Life on the Street.  Mr. Rabinowitz worked with legendary photographer Robert Frank on the latter’s film Last Supper.


He recent work includes The Tree of Life, the latest film from writer/director Terrence Malick and Rampart from Oscar nomintated writer/director Oren Moverman.