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Hi, I'm Joseph Nilo

Multimedia Professional in Asheville, NC.

About Me

I'm a multimedia professional and developer living in Asheville, NC. I work on a variety of different projects. I created this site to showcase some of the work I've been involved with and the many hats I wear in my professional life: Video Producer / Animator, Colorist, Voiceover Artist, and Developer.

When I'm not working, I spend my free time with my wife, 3 kids, 1 corgi, and 1 cat. You will often find me in at my mountaintop home near Asheville, NC or in the woods hiking or mountain biking.


Latest Blog Posts


How to Learn Final Cut Pro
Jan. 27, 2023 • Joseph Nilo
Learn the best ways to master Final Cut Pro through online courses, in-person classes, and self-paced tutorials. Improve your video editing skills today!

Final Cut Pro is a powerful video editing software that has become an industry standard for professional video editors. It's used by filmmakers, television producer...

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Google Search Console “Content Ideas” Released
Jan. 25, 2023 • Joseph Nilo
Learn about "Content Ideas" in Google Search Console, how it can improve SEO & new content. Discover why it's considered "experimental".

I received an interesting email this morning from Google Search Console . It announced an “experimental” new feature of GSC called “Content Ideas”. Clicki...

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How to Create a Seamless Transition in Final Cut Pro (And Why You Should)
Jan. 24, 2023 • Joseph Nilo
Learn how to create a seamless transition in Final Cut Pro and about some of the transitions that will make your timelines shine!

Creating a seamless transition in Final Cut Pro is a crucial skill for any video editor to have in their toolkit. It’s the cherry on top of your edit, the magical glue t...

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Top 5 AI Tools Used In Video Production
Jan. 19, 2023 • Joseph Nilo
Artificial Intelligence tools are helping make videos already. See the Top 5 AI tools in Video Production. You might be using them right now!

As a 20-year veteran editor, colorist, and animator in the world of video production, I have seen firsthand how technology has transformed the industry. From the trans...

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iMovie vs. Final Cut Pro
Jan. 15, 2023 • Joseph Nilo
Learn the differences between the two video editing suites and discover which is best suited for your project's needs. Get all the info you need to make an informed decision - read now!

When it comes to video editing software, two of the most popular options for both professional and amateur filmmakers are iMovie and Final Cut Pro. But how do you know wh...

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Mastering the Essentials: A Beginner's Guide to Final Cut Pro Keyboard Shortcuts
Jan. 11, 2023 • Joseph Nilo
Unlock the full potential of Final Cut Pro with our beginner-friendly guide to mastering essential keyboard shortcuts. Boost your editing efficiency today!

If you're just starting out with Final Cut Pro X or if you're looking to streamline your video editing workflow, then you're in the right place. Whether...

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Optimizing Performance in Final Cut Pro
Jan. 6, 2023 • Joseph Nilo
Discover how to achieve top performance levels for your Final Cut Pro editing projects with these easy-to-follow techniques. Learn more about optimization strategies and tricks today!

As a video editor, you know that performance is key. Whether you’re working on a short film, a music video, or a corporate video, you want your software to be able to kee...

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My History With Final Cut Pro
Jan. 4, 2023 • Joseph Nilo
Picture taken in the early 2000's - coloring a feature film in Apple Color (RIP) that was edited in Final Cut Pro 7.

I've been a video editor for 20+ years. I've been through about all forms of video editing software in my career. I started with Final Cut Pro and have had an ...

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How I Learned Python
Dec. 27, 2022 • Joseph Nilo
In this personal blog post I cover my journey learning Python Programming and Django and cover some resources and tips that I learned along the way.

It seems there are tons of people interested in learning the Python programming language. Whether you're interested in machine learning, web development, data sci...

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Best Monitors for Video Editing
Nov. 28, 2022 • Joseph Nilo
Are you looking for the best monitors for video editing in 2023? Our comprehensive review will show you the top models available, along with key concepts and features to watch out for when shopping.

Video editors spend a lot of time worrying about hard drive space, GPUs, CPUs, RAM, etc., but what is more important for the visual medium of editing video than the monit...

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Premiere Pro Transcription: The Ultimate Guide
Nov. 26, 2022 • Joseph Nilo
This guide provides an in-depth look at how to use Premiere Pro for audio to text transcription and closed caption files.

Transcription is becoming a more and more important part of the post-production workflow. Many video editors need to transcribe audio to create captions for compliance or...

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Surfer SEO Pricing Explained- A Comprehensive Overview
Nov. 15, 2022, 9:16 p.m. • Joseph Nilo
In this article, you will find a comprehensive overview of SurferSEO's pricing and features. You can also read my real-world review.

I use Surfer SEO weekly to create blog content for my company and this blog, and write scripts for YouTube videos . It comes in handy when I'm trying to rank co...

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My Favorite Logitech Products Reviewed and On Sale
Nov. 1, 2022, 5:56 p.m. • Joseph Nilo
Get the Best Deals On Some Great Logitech Peripherals

I have a ton of Logitech products and I love them all (in various ways). I have a few favorites that I use every day as a video editor and I wanted to share them with y...

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iMac Video Editing Guide
Oct. 22, 2022 • Joseph Nilo
Your guide to all things related to editing video on the Apple iMac

So you've got an iMac as your mac for video editing. This will be your guide to the best video editing software for your iMac and the best ways to maximize the power...

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7 Best Audio Mixers for Podcasting in 2023
Oct. 21, 2022 • Joseph Nilo
Audio quality is as important (if not more) than video quality. An audience will forgive sub-par video but if the audio is bad, they'll turn it off.

To create the best audio mix for streaming and podcasting, you need a powerful and versatile mixer. Let's take a look at some audio equipment you can use for high a ...

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How a Mac CPU Impacts Mac Video Editing
Oct. 14, 2022 • Joseph Nilo
The CPU is a vital part of your computer's ability to edit video footage.

Your Mac computer's central processing unit, or CPU, is responsible for handling the majority of the instructions your computer needs to carry out. In many cases, ...

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