Born and raised in Rome, Italy, I grew up steeped in his country’s storied film history. Icons of Italian filmmaking like Rossellini, Fellini, De Sica and Visconti filmed their masterpieces in his hometown; often at the Ponti-De Laurentiis studios,... [more]
Born and raised in Rome, Italy, I grew up steeped in his country’s storied film history. Icons of Italian filmmaking like Rossellini, Fellini, De Sica and Visconti filmed their masterpieces in his hometown; often at the Ponti-De Laurentiis studios, which later became the school where he later learned and honed his craft.
Multi award-winning (1 Emmy, 3 Tellys, Silver and Bronze Reel at the 41st Annual MCA-I Media Festival) Director/DP/Editor with experience in commercials, promos, PSAs, travel shows and documentaries. I can produce for a variety of media platforms. I am a seasoned professional who thrives in a fast-paced creative environment with an eye towards guiding projects from concept to completion. My long career has given me a deep breadth of experience writing, producing, directing, shooting and editing.
My background in local news in Miami and Detroit has trained me to quickly adapt to any production environment. I have worked with many directors, including Academy Award Winner Alex Gibney and in a variety of production roles through the years; from P.A. to coordinator to sound playback operator, food-stylist and actor.
I am an Adobe Premiere Pro CC Certified Expert, After Effects, Photoshop as well as Final Cut Pro and I am familiar with different types of workflows, including but not limited to DSLRs.
I have an editing degree from The Italian Film Institute in Rome, Italy. My love for film pushed me to study acting for 2 years at the Actor's Workshop in Detroit under the tutelage of Brian Lawrence.
In March 2013 I completed a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification. I have served as a judge for Emmys twice 2009 and 2013 for the Pacific Southwest Region.
I am fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.
September 15th 2006
PP crashes on OMF export by paolo mugnaini 4 years ago HI All, I am trying to export audio for protools as OMF. I have tried ALL combinations but I get this error message s it crashes. screenshot2015-07-23at10.33.36pm.png I have not being able to fins a s
Re: PP crashes on OMF export by paolo mugnaini 4 years ago HI Yes I have and it said it could not do it. Now if I try the same with the timeline where I still have nested clips and audio it exports OMf with no problem but then the nested audio is not there.
AAF and OMF Export CS6 by Greg Jones 7 years ago So I'm new to Premiere Pro, From Final Cut Pro and AVID. I did a small edit, which went fairly smooth. I've tried exporting an AAF for my audio guy and he cannot open it in ProTools. I thought I'd try
Ai files won't move in 3D space. by paolo mugnaini 4 years ago HI Guys, I am losing my mind. Working in AE CS5. I have an Ai file. I separated the layers. Saved it. opened it up in AE and when I click on the cube for 3d it flips them and then I can't move them in
Re: Ai files won't move in 3D space. by paolo mugnaini 4 years ago Hi Guys, Sorry for the late reply but I hd to leave work on wed and could have answered without AE open. SO yes you were right somehow it changed from active camera to back..... Thanks for your help!!
Ai files won't move in 3D space in AE by paolo mugnaini 4 years ago HI Guys, I am losing my mind. Working in AE CS5. I have an Ai file. I separated the layers. Saved it. opened it up in AE and when I click on the cube for 3d it flips them and then I can't move them in
New iMacs and Premiere by paolo mugnaini 6 years ago Hi all, I am looking to purchase a 2013 iMac but not sure if the card it comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, is going to be working fine with Pr and AE
C300 output by paolo mugnaini 7 years ago Hi Guys, Working with the C300. I am trying to output to a macbook pro as a monitor. I don't have a large monitor and I would like to have one on an upcoming shoot. Does anyone have had experience wit
Re: C300 output by Todd Terry 7 years ago Do you have the Wi-Fi transmitter accessory for your C300 (the WFT-E6A) If so, that's the only way I know of that you'd be able to view the C300's live output on a Macbook that doesn't have any inputs
Canon XF Utility Not working by paolo mugnaini 7 years ago Hi guys, I have tried install the XF utility software but 1st it won't let me install the FCP plug in, then when I open the Canon XF utility it gives me an error and it closes it. I have a macpro with
AE CS5 Crashes by paolo mugnaini 7 years ago Hi, I am having huge issues with AE CS5. It has crashed at least 20 times today. I am on a MacPro 12 cores with 12Gb RAM. In my 1920x1080 comp I have 15 layers. Mostly text, 2 particles, 1 texture and
Camera not working on 5.0 by paolo mugnaini 7 years ago Hello everyone, I am on a MACPRO 12Core OS 10.7.4 CS 5.0 I am trying to make some camera moves and it's not working. It either freezes or it does move but can't see it on the type or video. Any sugges
Re: Camera not working on 5.0 by paolo mugnaini 7 years ago Hi Dave, I meant to say "it doesn't move" sorry. It happens as I am trying to make a camera move. On my very first key frame it moves then it doesn't recognize my second one. Even if I go and punch th
Focus on 7D by paolo mugnaini 8 years ago Hi, I have recently bought a 7D and in testing I noticed that the image on the LCD while in movie mode is not as sharp as the image while in Live view. I wonder if anyone has experience that as well,
File Error: Access Denied by joey williams 10 years ago I just got a new MacPro, and transferred my old drive in my old MacBook Pro over to the new drive in the MacPro. I have FCS installed on the machine that I transferred, and I am trying to use it on my
Advice-Suggestions by paolo mugnaini 9 years ago Hello All, I have been with tiger and a G5 now for a while and I am about to make the upgrade to the new 12 core Macpros and FCP 7. Anyone with a similar experience to guide me through this I've heard
Re: Advice-Suggestions by Zane Barker 9 years ago paolo mugnaini "I've heard Snow Leaopard has a ton of issues especially with FCP7." You heard wrong. **Hindsight is always 1080p**
FCP upgrade by paolo mugnaini 10 years ago Hi, I have FCP 5.1.4 Academic and now I would like to upgrade to the new 7 but with the full license. I called Apple and I got mixed answers. One time they told me that all I had to do was to purchase
Motion tracking issue by paolo mugnaini 9 years ago Hello Everyone, I am trying to motion track a POV shot form inside a car in order to replace the sky. The problem I encounter is that once I track it and parent the sky shot to the null the sky goes a
Change MAC Drive by paolo mugnaini 9 years ago Hello All, The title of the post is kind of confusing. I have a G5 dual, I would like to know if I can move my operating system from the current drive to a different one. Is that possible Thanks Paolo
Re: Change MAC Drive by paolo mugnaini 9 years ago Hi Guys, Thanks very much for all the help. Here's what happened: I have a 1 Tb G-Raid2 drive that seemingly died, it wouldn't mount, and the drives would not start spinning. So i took it to the "tech
Layered logo into watermark by paolo mugnaini 9 years ago HI all, I have alyered logo that I have been trying to turn into a watermark. I am designing a look for a CCTV channel and I want the logo to turn into a watermark so I need to make a watermark of it
Re: Layered logo into watermark by paolo mugnaini 9 years ago Richard, Thank you so much! I had looked for the tutorial but couldn't find it. I will look again In depth. Thanks for making the tutorials they have been of great help to me as I am just now starting
OT - Academic@$899 upgradeable? by Steven Gonzales 10 years ago Does anyone have a definitive answer whether Final Cut Pro Academic is upgradeable An Apple Rep for our school said yes, but I don't trust any info from him. I need to tell dozens of incoming students
apple dispaly issue by paolo mugnaini 11 years ago Hello all, I know this is the wrong forum but I really do not know who to ask, I have tried apple and...you know the rest. I have 2 apple displays 20" and they have been great, but yesterday when I tu
HVX 200A vs HXV205A by paolo mugnaini 11 years ago Hello, Does anyone know the difference between the HVX 200A and the HVX 205A I have tried to look but I can't find any info on it, yet people are talking about it. Thanks P FCP 5.1.4 - PowerMac 2.2 Du
Re: HVX 200A vs HXV205A by Jan Crittenden Livingston 11 years ago Hi, This is a version of the HVX200A for some other country. This means that if you were a US buyer, it would not have the P2 Card, nor the HVX-Book by Barry Green nor a US Warranty. I do not reccall
System rebuilding issue by paolo mugnaini 12 years ago Hi, I have a G5 I had to re install and erase my HD cause I had issues, now that i am rebuilding the system it won't let me install FCS, I get to the DVDP disc and it says Installation failed.... I tr
Re: System rebuilding issue by Jeff Greenberg 12 years ago Try making an image of all the FCS DVDs to your machine - there may be an error on the DVDSP materials (an it would need replacing.) Alternatively, do a custom install of everything BUT DVSP.Best, Jef
safari issues by paolo mugnaini 12 years ago HI, I have been having lots of problems with my internet. It takes forever to open any page, it won't let me upload, I can't read my email, it's just awful. I called my internet provider and they said
Re: safari issues by paolo mugnaini 12 years ago I have the one that came with tiger, I mean I have been updating it, but the issue is also with firefox....not as bad as with safari though. I believe al of the slowing down started when Hotmail updat
quicktime 7.2 and FCP by paolo mugnaini 12 years ago this might not be the right forum but I am 100% in the dark here.... Has anyone had major problems re QT 7.2 Not playing HD and 10 bit files showing a white screen and on FCP this message "codec not f
G5 set up for After FX and FCP by paolo mugnaini 12 years ago Hello, I have a G5 Dual 2.2 with 4.5Gb of ram, 2 hard drives, the one that came with the G5 160Gb and a external lacie with 250Gb. Now i would like to know how I can maximize what I have so that my Ma
Motion-Maya or AE? by paolo mugnaini 12 years ago I am sorry, but I am thinking of moving towards motion graphics and I am lost as far as which one to spend money training on. could you please help thanks Paolom
Re: Motion-Maya or AE? by paolo mugnaini 12 years ago thank you, i wanna be more marketalble...nowdays being an editor is not enough, and it seems that AE is almost a requirement. P
maya-motion and AE by paolo mugnaini 12 years ago I am sorry, but I am thingking of moving towards motion graphics and I am lost as far as which one to spend money training on. could you please help thanks Paolom
Re: maya-motion and AE by Greg Neumayer 12 years ago Teerav, I appreciate your input about using Cinema4D and AE. I've been using AE since 3.1, and a couple years ago got into maya, specifically for some 3D work. I've always wanted to integrate the two,
is there a best animation software? by paolo mugnaini 12 years ago Hello I am an editor I would like to make the transition into motion graphics and digital animation. Is there a "best" software or are there a number of good ones depending on the specific needs thank