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“Wednesday” editor Jay Prychidny CCE joins Manhattan Edit Workshop as Artist in Residence

Sep 15, 2023

Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop) proudly announces that editor Jay Prychidny CCE will be the Artist in Residence for the current September Six Week Intensive Workshop. MEWShop is a leading online digital-training destination for post-production specialists and content creators. 

This upcoming workshop will feature Jay Prychidny CCE as the Artist in Residence. Jay’s notable work on the mega-hit series, Wednesday will provide students with an incredible opportunity to learn from his firsthand experiences. From working with legendary director Tim Burton, to his early work editing several reality TV shows, Jay’s experience will touch on aspects of breaking into and succeeding in the industry.

Jay Prychidny CCE, is a multiple award-winning producer and picture editor, including back-to-back Canadian Screen Award wins in 2017 & 2018 for, Orphan Black and The Amazing Race Canada.

His factual work has been amongst some of the most watched series in Canada, also including The Week The Women Went, Top Chef Canada, and Canada’s Next Top Model, for which he won a Gemini and Canadian Cinema Editors award for best editing in 2010/2011.

As a producer on, Orphan Black, Lost & Found Music Studios, The Next Step and Snowpiercer, he supervised the editing, sound, music, and visual effects for every episode. His other scripted work includes, Altered Carbon, Killjoys, Into The Badlands, and The Alienist. He just recently finished editing his first feature, Scream VI, for Paramount Pictures. His latest project is, Beetlejuice 2 for Warner Bros, which is his second time working with Tim Burton. He previously edited all the iconic director’s episodes of the hit Netflix series Wednesday, for which he won a Canadian Cinema Editors award for best editing in 2023.

MEWShop’s next Six Week Intensive Workshop will start on November 6, 2023, and will be taught live both in person and online. The classes will take place from Monday to Friday, starting at 10 AM ET and concluding at 5 PM ET. If you’re interested in participating or learning more about the workshop, please visit https://www.mewshop.com/6-week-overview for registration and detailed information.

To take advantage of MEWShop’s early bird pricing for the next class, make sure to register before October 6th. Don’t miss the next chance to enhance your editing skills and gain valuable industry knowledge in MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Workshop.

About Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Six Week Intensive Workshop: The post-production industry is highly competitive, and knowing the industry standards – Premiere Pro, After Effects and Avid Media Composer – is critical for success.  MEWShop offers all of this in one comprehensive six-week course, the training that aspiring post-production professionals need in each of these editing applications, taught by certified instructors.  

 Beyond the creative and technical aspects of editing, a portion of the Six Week Intensive Workshop is focused on the best strategies to secure a job once the class ends.  Students will draft cover letters and resumes, which will be refined over the span of the class and discuss with instructors about interview strategies and job applications, as well as how to appropriately set rates and find the right work for each graduate’s unique interests. 

Also included in the Six Week Intensive is the option to gain your Avid Certification. Avid certification provides tangible benefits including:

  • Industry recognition of proven expertise in Avid Media Composer.
  • Career advancement with measurable value to employers.
  • Differentiate yourself with certification-specific badges and digital credentials that can be easily managed and shared in LinkedIn and other social media, added to your personal marketing materials, and includes a printable certificate of achievement.

We will help you prepare for the Avid Certification exam with a class prep session. By passing the exam, you’ll earn the coveted title of Avid Certified Specialist and gain a valuable edge in the job market.

The Six Week Intensive will run both in person and online Monday – Friday from 10am EST – 5pm EST with an hour lunch.  

In person students will be provided with an iMac workstation to use during class time. The workstation comes preloaded with programs and media for the course.

Online students will be provided with class media and projects prior to class start date. Lessons, screenings, and discussions will take place via Zoom. Students will need to obtain an Avid license from Avid or have or obtain an Adobe Premiere Pro license for the duration of the class.  These can be purchased separately, or Manhattan Edit Workshop can direct students to free or temporary options.  Please make sure that your home computer specs are up to standard to handle these applications prior to taking the workshop.  Manhattan Edit Workshop administration will do a trial run the week before the class begins with each student to verify that everything is working.  For additional questions on online training, please contact jason@mewshop.com.

 **Artists in Residence are schedule permitting.

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