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Mike Nuget

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How Strong Setups Can Enhance Remote Workflows in the Film Industry with Mike Nuget

CineCast: A Cinedeck Podcast

Mike Nuget has always been ready to work from home. As a freelance colorist, Nuget often goes to post-production houses to work, but he’s also had a home setup for years with the software he needs to do his job and work with producers and directors all over the globe. With the COVID-19 pandemic creating the need to shelter-in-place, most people have become remote workers, putting Nuget in a unique situation as one of the few people in the industry who was prepared for that change. He was working on a five-episode series that suddenly needed to get wrapped up quickly with people contributing from a number of places. “When the pandemic kind of really struck and they were kind of shutting everything down, literally, at that moment, all five episodes were being worked on at the same time,” Nuget said. “It was literally the worst time that this could’ve happened, because we had so much going on.” Nuget took on a bigger role, adding responsibilities beyond the colorist position. He’s leaned heavily on tools like Cinedeck’s cineXtools and its file delivery system, which can shrink the time it takes to make changes a producer wants by hours. “That insertion ability, it’s just – it’s priceless,” Nuget said. Nuget isn’t sure if work will ever look the same after the COVID-19 crisis, but he was happy he’d prepared himself to work from anywhere now that working from home is a requirement.

15mins

13 Apr 2020

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Looking Through a Freelance Editor’s Software Toolkit with Mike Nuget

CineCast: A Cinedeck Podcast

The typical two-hour movie that audiences enjoy across the world daily is the culmination of a year or multi-year process. Projects fit for the big screen or the flat screen take months to put together once filming starts, but by the time it hits the desk of freelance colorist and finishing editor Mike Nuget, it is expected to be finished within days. Nuget gets films fit for viewing by perfecting audio, color, and other fine edits. This can be an extremely pressure-packed job, and with ever-changing technology, Nuget has continually had to adapt to the tools at his disposal. “If I’m not thinking about my job then I’m falling behind in a way,” he said. “I’m constantly learning something, whether it’s just watching a tutorial online about software that I already know and it’s just tips and tricks from somebody else, or it’s a completely different software that I’ve never heard of that I want to learn about.” An editor’s toolkit is essential for not only quality work, but an efficient workflow. Though there are many, Nuget cited Cinedeck’s cineXtools specifically as one of his favorites and calls it an indispensable program for saving time and increasing efficiency. CineXtools allows editors to make small changes to an exported file without having to completely rerender the final piece. He estimated that the ability to insert an edit into a file using Cinedeck’s software once saved him at least 21 hours on a project, which carried the added benefit of reducing costs for his client as well. The ability to stay sharp and in tune with new pieces of equipment keeps Nuget in demand by some of the largest names in television and film. With a portfolio that includes work for HBO, Netflix, ABC, NBC, ESPN, and Hulu among other major networks, he said his flexibility on multiple editing platforms, coupled with 20 years of experience, keep him busy. While there is pressure to learn quickly and turnaround projects sometimes within the same week, Nuget takes time to enjoy learning the nuances of different editing software services while doing his job. He advised young editors to make YouTube their ‘best friend’ and puts together tutorials on basic editing tips to continue preparing the future of the workforce.

31mins

2 Aug 2019

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Solving Post-Production Problems with Mike Nuget & Matt Schneider

CineCast: A Cinedeck Podcast

Each innovation to the ways that we consume television and film creates new problems for the people in that industry to creatively solve. For freelance colorist and finishing editor Mike Nuget and director of technology for PostWorks Matt Schneider, that means the workflow for every project looks slightly different. Nuget and Schneider joined this episode of the podcast to explain how 4K and other new technologies have changed the way they do their jobs and talked about some of the new software that’s making their lives easier. “People think that files are easier because you can just drag and drop them,” Nuget said. “If the camera guy two years ago who shot something didn’t label the files right, then two years later when it gets into my room it’s chaos.” Nuget and Schneider talked about the challenges presented with each project and the increasingly blurred lines between the creatives and the post-production experts.

37mins

1 Aug 2019

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Looking Through a Freelance Editor's Software Toolkit with Mike Nuget

MarketScale Radio

The typical two-hour movie that audiences enjoy across the world daily is the culmination of a year or multi-year process. Projects fit for the big screen or the flat screen take months to put together once filming starts, but by the time it hits the desk of freelance colorist and finishing editor Mike Nuget, it is expected to be finished within days. Nuget gets films fit for viewing by perfecting audio, color, and other fine edits. This can be an extremely pressure-packed job, and with ever-changing technology, Nuget has continually had to adapt to the tools at his disposal. “If I’m not thinking about my job then I’m falling behind in a way,” he said. “I’m constantly learning something, whether it’s just watching a tutorial online about software that I already know and it’s just tips and tricks from somebody else, or it’s a completely different software that I’ve never heard of that I want to learn about.” An editor's toolkit is essential for not only quality work, but an efficient workflow. Though there are many, Nuget cited Cinedeck's cineXtools specifically as one of his favorites and calls it an indispensable program for saving time and increasing efficiency. CineXtools allows editors to make small changes to an exported file without having to completely rerender the final piece. He estimated that the ability to insert an edit into a file using Cinedeck's software once saved him at least 21 hours on a project, which carried the added benefit of reducing costs for his client as well. The ability to stay sharp and in tune with new pieces of equipment keeps Nuget in demand by some of the largest names in television and film. With a portfolio that includes work for HBO, Netflix, ABC, NBC, ESPN, and Hulu among other major networks, he said his flexibility on multiple editing platforms, coupled with 20 years of experience, keep him busy. While there is pressure to learn quickly and turnaround projects sometimes within the same week, Nuget takes time to enjoy learning the nuances of different editing software services while doing his job. He advises young editors to make YouTube their ‘best friend’ and puts together tutorials on basic editing tips to continue preparing the future of the workforce.

31mins

15 May 2019

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Solving Post-Production Problems with Mike Nuget & Matt Schneider

MarketScale Radio

Each innovation to the ways that we consume television and film creates new problems for the people in that industry to creatively solve. For freelance colorist and finishing editor Mike Nuget and Director of Technology for PostWorks Matt Schneider, that means the workflow for every project looks slightly different. Mike and Matt joined the MarketScale Sports & Entertainment podcast to explain how 4K and other new technologies have changed the way they do their jobs and talked about some of the new software that's making their lives easier. "People think that files are easier because you can just drag and drop them," Mike says. "If the camera guy two years ago who shot something didn't label the files right, then two years later when it gets into my room it's chaos." Matt and Mike talk about the challenges presented with each project and the increasingly blurred lines between the creatives and the post-production experts.

38mins

4 Dec 2018