About

artist • technician

With the creative expectations and technical demands of getting your show through online and ready for air, it is ever important to have a finishing editor with both an artists’ eye and technicians’ experience.

Mike works collaboratively with clients to bring their creative vision to the screen, or he can work independently to create an original look that clients love. And with his 20 years experience in the post industry, Mike can quickly identify and solve any technical problems that arise when finishing a show.

As an Emmy and Telly award winning editor and colorist, he has lent his creative vision to television, music videos, commercials and films. His clients include Anheuser-Busch, Disney, Lexus, Citibank, Ralston Purina, Red Bull, the WNBA, Linkin Park, The St. Louis Cardinals and The United States Marines. His unique visual style has been featured on NBC, CBS, Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV, Discovery, NatGeo, A&E, VH1 and the screens at Carnegie Hall.

Today, Mike is one of the industry’s ‘go to’ guys for color grading and online editing. With Mike in the chair, you can be completely confident that your show will look great and be error free. His creativity, speed and attention to detail will keep your clients coming back again and again.

A gorgeous show that passes QC the first time.
What else could you want?!


artist • technician

With the creative expectations and technical demands of getting your show through online and ready for air, it is ever important to have a finishing editor with both an artists’ eye and technicians’ experience.

Mike works collaboratively with clients to bring their creative vision to the screen, or he can work independently to create an original look that clients love. And with his 20 years experience in the post industry, Mike can quickly identify and solve any technical problems that arise when finishing a show.

As an Emmy and Telly award winning editor and colorist, he has lent his creative vision to television, music videos, commercials and films. His clients include Anheuser-Busch, Disney, Lexus, Citibank, Ralston Purina, Red Bull, the WNBA, Linkin Park, The St. Louis Cardinals and The United States Marines. His unique visual style has been featured on NBC, CBS, Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV, Discovery, NatGeo, A&E, VH1 and the screens at Carnegie Hall.

Today, Mike is one of the industry’s ‘go to’ guys for color grading and online editing. With Mike in the chair, you can be completely confident that your show will look great and be error free. His creativity, speed and attention to detail will keep your clients coming back again and again.

A gorgeous show that passes QC the first time.
What else could you want?!

Specialties

• 12 Years Online Editing / Color Grading
• 24 Years Editing
• First Class Client Relations
• DaVinci Resolve
• Avid Symphony
• Adobe Photoshop & After Effects
• Tape & Data Workflows
• Error-Free Mastering and Delivery
• Expert help navigating file formats, frame rates, color spaces, conversions, transcodes, codecs, VTRs, tape workflows, data workflows, editorial, conforming, online, color correction, color grading, mattes, masks, LUTs, OMFs, AAFs, EDLs, XMLs, and more.

Credits

SHOW PROD CO NETWORK
‘The Legend of Mick Dodge’ (20 ep) Screaming Flea Nat Geo Online • Colorist
“Are You The One’ (9 ep) Lighthearted Productions MTV Online • Colorist
‘The Legend of Mick Dodge’ (9 ep) Screaming Flea Nat Geo Online • Colorist
‘Airplane Repo’ (10 ep) Undertow Films Discovery Online • Colorist
‘Shark Wranglers’ (10 ep) Undertow Films Nat Geo Online • Colorist
‘Ultimate Factories: Jack Daniels’ KAOS Entertainment Discovery Online • Colorist
‘Mad Genius’ (6 ep) Planet Grande FUSE Online • Colorist
‘The Bakery Bunch’ KAOS Entertainment TLC Online • Colorist
‘TV’s Greatest Surprises’ Paley Center for Media CBS Online • Colorist
‘Chainsaw Ice Sculptors: Alaska’ Traveling Circus TLC Online • Colorist
‘Future Food’ (8 ep) Planet Green Discovery Online • Colorist
‘America Haunts’ Shankly Travel Channel Online • Colorist
‘Ace In The House’ Planet Grande GSN Online • Colorist
‘Dynamite USA’ Planet Grande Showtime Online • Colorist
‘CMT Big Break’ Planet Grande CMT Online • Colorist
‘Glamour Women of the Year Awards’ Planet Grande Carnegie Hall Online • Colorist
‘World Series of Blackjack’ (13 ep) Planet Grande GSN Supervising Editor • Online • Colorist
‘A Day in the Life of Television’ Museum of TV & Radio CBS Online • Colorist
‘InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2006’ Planet Grande NBC Online • Colorist
‘Small Town Secrets’ (7 ep) Planet Grande CMT Supervising Editor • Graphics • Online • Colorist
‘Inside Out: Juliette Lewis’ Planet Grande VH1 Online • Colorist
‘Unforgettable Moments in Television’ Museum of TV & Radio NBC Editor • Online • Colorist
‘InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2005’ Planet Grande NBC Online • Colorist
‘The One Day At A Time Reunion’ Museum of TV & Radio NBC Online • Colorist
‘InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2005’ Planet Grande NBC Online • Colorist
‘The Surreal Life’ 51 Minds VH1 Online • Colorist
‘100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time’ Central Productions Comedy Central Online • Colorist
‘Homecoming: Jimmy Carter in Plains’ Planet Grande CMT Online • Colorist
‘Next Action Star’ (13 ep) GRB Entertainment NBC Film Unit Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Most Shocking’ (3 ep) Planet Grande CMT Supervising Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Funniest Families of Television Comedy’ Museum of TV & Radio NBC Online • Colorist
‘The Andy Griffith Show Reunion’ Planet Grande CBS Online • Colorist
‘Maxim’s Hot 100’ Planet Grande NBC Online • Colorist
‘The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special’ Planet Grande CBS Online • Colorist
‘Great Women of Television Comedy’ Museum of TV & Radio NBC Online • Colorist
‘Shirley Mania’ Van Ness Films A&E Online • Colorist
‘Animal Planet: Neglected Angels’ Discovery Discovery Online • Colorist
TITLE PROD CO DISTRIBUTOR
‘Carrie’ MGM 20th Century Fox Colorist for Studio Screenings
‘Stolen’ Millenium Films Nu Image Films Colorist for Studio Screenings
‘The Helpers’ (Feature) Chris Stokes Entertainment TBD Colorist
‘The Last Rites of Ransom Pride’ (Feature) Horsethief Films Screen Media Editor • Post Supervisor
‘Nobelity’ (Feature Documentary) Nobelity Productions Lightning Ent. Colorist
‘Defiance’ (Feature) Missouri Trails Productions Lions Gate Films Editor • Post Supervisor
‘That Guy’ (Short) Moonlit Images Productions Editor • VFX • Colorist
TITLE PROD CO AGENCY
‘Halle by Halle Berry’ Halle Berry Laird + Partners Online • Colorist
‘Expect Great’ (4 spot campaign) WNBA NBA Editor
‘UFO’ Foster Farms Grupo Gallegos Online
‘Crawl Control’ Lexus Team One Online
‘Yakut Probiotic’ (7 spot campaign) Yakult Ys and Partners Editor
‘Instant Holes’ Dalco Adamson Director • VFX Super • Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Achievement’ Big Brothers & Big Sisters Schupp Director • Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Summer Sizzle’ (3 spot campaign) Charter Communications Hughes Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Hero’ / ‘War’ NCADA Skylight Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Shake ‘N Meal’ Dairy Queen Dalcom Editor • Online • VFX
‘Connected’ (3 spot campaign) Charter Communications Hughes Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Unleash’ (3 spot campaign) Charter Communications Hughes Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Champions’ International Skating Union IKON Editor • VFX • Online • Colorist
‘Gondola’ (4 spot campaign) Keystone Resorts Schupp Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Bud Light Freeze Frame: Indy’ Anheuser-Busch Schupp Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Bud Light Freeze Frame: Phoenix’ Anheuser-Busch Schupp Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Purina Nutrient Management’ Ralston Purina Checkmark Editor • Online • Colorist
Glory’ [EMMY AWARD] Anheuser-Busch Schupp Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Hockey 101’ Anheuser-Busch Schupp Online • Colorist
‘Bud Light Spotlight: Cocoa Beach’ Anheuser-Busch Schupp Editor • Online • Colorist
TITLE BAND LABEL
‘Leave Out All The Rest’ Linkin Park Warner Brothers Online
‘Young’ Hollywood Undead Octane Records Online • Colorist
‘Resurrection’ Ray Wylie Hubbard Sustain Records Editor • VFX • Online • Colorist
‘Snake Farm’ Ray Wylie Hubbard Sustain Records Editor • VFX • Online • Colorist
TITLE CLIENT AGENCY
‘Red Bull Moments-Todd and Phil’ Red Bull Red Bull Media House Online • Colorist
‘America’s Marines’ (7 episodes) United States Marines JWT Editor • Online • Colorist


SHOW PROD CO NETWORK
‘The Legend of Mick Dodge’ (20 ep) Screaming Flea Nat Geo Online • Colorist
“Are You The One’ (9 ep) Lighthearted Productions MTV Online • Colorist
‘The Legend of Mick Dodge’ (9 ep) Screaming Flea Nat Geo Online • Colorist
‘Airplane Repo’ (10 ep) Undertow Films Discovery Online • Colorist
‘Shark Wranglers’ (10 ep) Undertow Films Nat Geo Online • Colorist
‘Ultimate Factories: Jack Daniels’ KAOS Entertainment Discovery Online • Colorist
‘Mad Genius’ (6 ep) Planet Grande FUSE Online • Colorist
‘The Bakery Bunch’ KAOS Entertainment TLC Online • Colorist
‘TV’s Greatest Surprises’ Paley Center for Media CBS Online • Colorist
‘Chainsaw Ice Sculptors: Alaska’ Traveling Circus TLC Online • Colorist
‘Future Food’ (8 ep) Planet Green Discovery Online • Colorist
‘America Haunts’ Shankly Travel Channel Online • Colorist
‘Ace In The House’ Planet Grande GSN Online • Colorist
‘Dynamite USA’ Planet Grande Showtime Online • Colorist
‘CMT Big Break’ Planet Grande CMT Online • Colorist
‘Glamour Women of the Year Awards’ Planet Grande Carnegie Hall Online • Colorist
‘World Series of Blackjack’ (13 ep) Planet Grande GSN Supervising Editor • Online • Colorist
‘A Day in the Life of Television’ Museum of TV & Radio CBS Online • Colorist
‘InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2006’ Planet Grande NBC Online • Colorist
‘Small Town Secrets’ (7 ep) Planet Grande CMT Supervising Editor • Graphics • Online • Colorist
‘Inside Out: Juliette Lewis’ Planet Grande VH1 Online • Colorist
‘Unforgettable Moments in Television’ Museum of TV & Radio NBC Editor • Online • Colorist
‘InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2005’ Planet Grande NBC Online • Colorist
‘The One Day At A Time Reunion’ Museum of TV & Radio NBC Online • Colorist
‘InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2005’ Planet Grande NBC Online • Colorist
‘The Surreal Life’ 51 Minds VH1 Online • Colorist
‘100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time’ Central Productions Comedy Central Online • Colorist
‘Homecoming: Jimmy Carter in Plains’ Planet Grande CMT Online • Colorist
‘Next Action Star’ (13 ep) GRB Entertainment NBC Film Unit Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Most Shocking’ (3 ep) Planet Grande CMT Supervising Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Funniest Families of Television Comedy’ Museum of TV & Radio NBC Online • Colorist
‘The Andy Griffith Show Reunion’ Planet Grande CBS Online • Colorist
‘Maxim’s Hot 100’ Planet Grande NBC Online • Colorist
‘The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special’ Planet Grande CBS Online • Colorist
‘Great Women of Television Comedy’ Museum of TV & Radio NBC Online • Colorist
‘Shirley Mania’ Van Ness Films A&E Online • Colorist
‘Animal Planet: Neglected Angels’ Discovery Discovery Online • Colorist
TITLE PROD CO DISTRIBUTOR
‘Carrie’ MGM 20th Century Fox Colorist for Studio Screenings
‘Stolen’ Millenium Films Nu Image Films Colorist for Studio Screenings
‘The Helpers’ (Feature) Chris Stokes Entertainment TBD Colorist
‘The Last Rites of Ransom Pride’ (Feature) Horsethief Films Screen Media Editor • Post Supervisor
‘Nobelity’ (Feature Documentary) Nobelity Productions Lightning Ent. Colorist
‘Defiance’ (Feature) Missouri Trails Productions Lions Gate Films Editor • Post Supervisor
‘That Guy’ (Short) Moonlit Images Productions Editor • VFX • Colorist
TITLE PROD CO AGENCY
‘Halle by Halle Berry’ Halle Berry Laird + Partners Online • Colorist
‘Expect Great’ (4 spot campaign) WNBA NBA Editor
‘UFO’ Foster Farms Grupo Gallegos Online
‘Crawl Control’ Lexus Team One Online
‘Yakut Probiotic’ (7 spot campaign) Yakult Ys and Partners Editor
‘Instant Holes’ Dalco Adamson Director • VFX Super • Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Achievement’ Big Brothers & Big Sisters Schupp Director • Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Summer Sizzle’ (3 spot campaign) Charter Communications Hughes Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Hero’ / ‘War’ NCADA Skylight Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Shake ‘N Meal’ Dairy Queen Dalcom Editor • Online • VFX
‘Connected’ (3 spot campaign) Charter Communications Hughes Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Unleash’ (3 spot campaign) Charter Communications Hughes Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Champions’ International Skating Union IKON Editor • VFX • Online • Colorist
‘Gondola’ (4 spot campaign) Keystone Resorts Schupp Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Bud Light Freeze Frame: Indy’ Anheuser-Busch Schupp Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Bud Light Freeze Frame: Phoenix’ Anheuser-Busch Schupp Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Purina Nutrient Management’ Ralston Purina Checkmark Editor • Online • Colorist
Glory’ [EMMY AWARD] Anheuser-Busch Schupp Editor • Online • Colorist
‘Hockey 101’ Anheuser-Busch Schupp Online • Colorist
‘Bud Light Spotlight: Cocoa Beach’ Anheuser-Busch Schupp Editor • Online • Colorist
TITLE BAND LABEL
‘Leave Out All The Rest’ Linkin Park Warner Brothers Online
‘Young’ Hollywood Undead Octane Records Online • Colorist
‘Resurrection’ Ray Wylie Hubbard Sustain Records Editor • VFX • Online • Colorist
‘Snake Farm’ Ray Wylie Hubbard Sustain Records Editor • VFX • Online • Colorist
TITLE CLIENT AGENCY
‘Red Bull Moments-Todd and Phil’ Red Bull Red Bull Media House Online • Colorist
‘America’s Marines’ (7 episodes) United States Marines JWT Editor • Online • Colorist

REFERRALS

Before / After

Breakdown

Workflow

PLANNING

  • Meet with the Director, DP or Producers to establish a look for the show. If possible, please provide images or known references.
  • Meet with Post Producer to design workflow specific to clients production and post-production needs.
  • Create templates for consistent offline delivery of subtitles (fonts/layout), show graphics, timeline track layout, etc.

PRE-ONLINE (prepped in editorial before delivery to online)

  • Confirm that the Offline Locked Cut timeline is formatted to network clock spec.
  • Prep and clean Offline Locked Cut.
  • Uncollapse all collapsed layers (Submaster Effects) in the timeline. [Very important!]
  • Organize Offline Locked Cut timeline clips so that common elements are on discreet tracks.
    • Ex. V1-Main Footage, V2-Stock Footage, V3-Interviews, V4-Graphics, V5-Titles, etc.
  • Consolidate Offline Locked Cut timeline with 24/30 frame handles.
  • Collect all full resolution animation files for show series graphics, episode specific graphics and stills.
  • Collect all finished audio mix and stems files.
  • Collect all Network Delivery Spec documentation.
  • Deliver all prepped and collected elements to online at least 5 days prior to scheduled episode screening.
ONLINE PREP

  • Receive Offline Locked Cut, consolidated media and elements from Editorial at least 5 days before online screening.
  • Confirm that the show is formatted correctly and cut to clock per network spec.
  • Prep Offline Sequence in Symphony for Online:
    • Uncollapse all collapsed layers/submasters [should be done prior to delivery].
    • Remove all matchframe edits.
    • Commit all multi-cam clips.
    • Update all timewarp effects. 
    • Remove all color effects from offline.
    • Relink groups and subclips to master clips.
    • Recreate titles in high-res DNxHD codec.
COLOR

  • Prep locked cut in Symphony for exporting to Resolve.
  • Export AAF, AIF and offline reference for Resolve.
  • Conform cut in Resolve via AAF.
  • Color correct all shots to REC709 broadcast spec.
  • Color grade all shots to producers specific look.
  • Render and export color graded media.

ONLINE

  • Relink graded media to prepped locked cut in Symphony.
  • Track and blur uncleared elements. Up to 25 shots per episode. (Overage if more than 25).
  • Correct all technical issues with images including fixing dead pixels, cloning out booms, correcting mis-matched frame rates, and more. Up to 25 shots per episode. (Overage if more than 25).
  • QC all resizes, reformats, timewarps, matte keys & titles.
  • Lay in newly imported series and episode graphics.
  • Check all subtitles for correct size and location.
  • Lay in final sound mix and stems.
  • Create slates for all program segments.
  • Confirm all onscreen elements conform to Network Spec show time & screen geography.
  • Final QC check of CC Master.
REVIEW

  • 2-3 hour session with Producer & Post Producer to review the episode.
  • Make any changes according to Producer’s and Post Producer’s notes.

DELIVERY

  • Create all versions of show for delivery including but not limited to Texted, Textless, International and Spllt-Track.
  • Export all final digital masters for delivery.
  • Schedule and deliver masters to QC.
PLANNING

  • Meet with the Director, DP or Producers to establish a look for the show. If possible, please provide images or known references.
  • Meet with Post Producer to design workflow specific to clients production and post-production needs.
  • Create templates for consistent offline delivery of subtitles (fonts/layout), show graphics, timeline track layout, etc.

PRE-ONLINE (prepped in editorial before delivery to online)

  • Confirm that the Offline Locked Cut timeline is formatted to network clock spec.
  • Prep and clean Offline Locked Cut.
  • Uncollapse all collapsed layers (Submaster Effects) in the timeline. [Very important!]
  • Organize Offline Locked Cut timeline clips so that common elements are on discreet tracks.
    • Ex. V1-Main Footage, V2-Stock Footage, V3-Interviews, V4-Graphics, V5-Titles, etc.
  • Consolidate Offline Locked Cut timeline with 24/30 frame handles.
  • Collect all full resolution animation files for show series graphics, episode specific graphics and stills.
  • Collect all finished audio mix and stems files.
  • Collect all Network Delivery Spec documentation.
  • Deliver all prepped and collected elements to online at least 5 days prior to scheduled episode screening.
ONLINE PREP

  • Receive Offline Locked Cut, consolidated media and elements from Editorial at least 5 days before online screening.
  • Confirm that the show is formatted correctly and cut to clock per network spec.
  • Prep Offline Sequence in Symphony for Online:
    • Uncollapse all collapsed layers/submasters [should be done prior to delivery].
    • Remove all matchframe edits.
    • Commit all multi-cam clips.
    • Update all timewarp effects. 
    • Remove all color effects from offline.
    • Relink groups and subclips to master clips.
      • Recreate titles in high-res DNxHD codec.
COLOR

  • Prep locked cut in Symphony for exporting to Resolve.
  • Export AAF, AIF and offline reference for Resolve.
  • Conform cut in Resolve via AAF.
  • Color correct all shots to REC709 broadcast spec.
  • Color grade all shots to producers specific look.
  • Render and export color graded media.

ONLINE

  • Relink graded media to prepped locked cut in Symphony.
  • Track and blur uncleared elements. Up to 25 shots per episode. (Overage if more than 25).
  • Correct all technical issues with images including fixing dead pixels, cloning out booms, correcting mis-matched frame rates, and more. Up to 25 shots per episode. (Overage if more than 25).
  • QC all resizes, reformats, timewarps, matte keys & titles.
  • Lay in newly imported series and episode graphics.
  • Check all subtitles for correct size and location.
  • Lay in final sound mix and stems.
  • Create slates for all program segments.
  • Confirm all onscreen elements conform to Network Spec show time & screen geography.
  • Final QC check of CC Master.
REVIEW

  • 2-3 hour session with Producer & Post Producer to review the episode.
  • Make any changes according to Producer’s and Post Producer’s notes.

DELIVERY

  • Create all versions of show for delivery including but not limited to Texted, Textless, International and Spllt-Track.
  • Export all final digital masters for delivery.
  • Schedule and deliver masters to QC.

Clients

Contact

Mike Wolf
Online Editor | Colorist
310-357-7211
wolf@mikewolfpost.com




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