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Mitch Jacobson

Mitch is a creative producer/director, broadcast editor and a multi-camera expert with 30 years experience in entertainment production. He has edited documentaries (Pavarotti and The Newport Jazz Festival), comedy (Guy Code, Wild ‘N Out), sizzles reels (Tommy Hilfiger, P Diddy, Pepsi), talk shows (The Chew, Rachael Ray and The Wendy Williams Show) & concert films (Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Kid Rock). Mitch has directed and shot 100’s of live special events for Planet Hollywood, Universal Studios, Hard Rock Cafe and Disney.

Mitch is the owner of Category Five Studios in New York City. He also works on loan-out for broadcast and cable networks (MTV, Discovery, ABC, History) and the biggest brands in fashion, music, sports and entertainment.

He has been a keynote speaker at the NAB- National Association of Broadcasting conference, an editing instructor for The Motion Picture Editors Guild and a contract trainer for NewTek’s TriCaster and the presenter of “Stream Camp” a national touring live stream multicamera workshop. He is also the hosts the special webcast “Cutting It Close” a technolgy talk show.

His book, Mastering Multicamera Techniques: From Pre-production to Editing and Deliverables (Focal Press) has been published in English, Portuguese and Russian. It is also available as a Kindle e-book on Amazon.com

Mitch Jacobson’s Blog:

Cutting it Close

Irwin Young: Film Processing History & Color Blindness

By: Mitch Jacobson, Category Five Studios | NYC The geek in me feels like a groupie today except I'm not backstage at a rock concert.  I'm at the historic DuArt Film Lab Building in New [...]

Cutting It Close: Editing Tear Jerkers with Dan Zimmerman

Dan Zimmerman, A.C.E., was born and raised in California. You could say editing is in his blood. He is the son of legendary editor Don Zimmerman, and his twin brother Dean, and younger brother David are both editors. The [...]

A Virtual Duet with Andrea Bocelli & Ariana Grande

I had the privilege of on-line editing the new PBS concert special Andrea Bocelli: Cinema for the Great Performances team in NYC this month. My favorite segment features Andrea Bocelli singing a virtual duet with Ariana Grande  E più [...]

Cutting it Close with Pietro Scalia: The Intimate Space Between the Director and the Editor

Pietro Scalia has worked closely with several of the worlds best directors including Bernardo Bertolucci, Oliver Stone and Ridley Scott. He has won an Oscar for JFK,  Most recently he completed  The Martian, starring Matt Damon and sat down with me for [...]

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Cutting it Close with Eddie Hamilton: Editing ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

Mitch Jacobson:   This film is the greatest action movie of the summer, a real feel good film.  You must be really proud. Eddie Hamilton:   I am enormously proud of the film and how hard [...]

By | November 29th, 2015|Categories: Editing, Technology, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Live Multicam in Premiere Pro- Edit-While-Recording Demo

Hi, Everyone. I'll be at AbleCine tomorrow (Tuesday June 8th) to show-and-tell about a very cool workflow I have been using on a lot of award shows lately: Edit-While-Recording: Live Multicam in Premiere Pro. I'll present [...]