Before They Were Educators: Gabe Nucci
Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 19:09
"I still freelance in the summer with my friends. That gives me good insight into the industry so that I can keep my students up-to-date about internships and experience opportunities."
Some of Nucci's students are currently applying with NBC to work on the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. If chosen, the students will be working on tasks such as logging sporting events or editing video for the Internet. In his relatively short time at Western, Nucci has found joy seeing his students thrive in the industry he once made a career out of.
"Some of the best times I've had so far is seeing my former students succeed and accomplish their goals," said Nucci, imparting that he is always open to speak with his students and that making himself available to them is very important to him.
While Nucci may have decided that rolling around in the mud under production trucks is no longer his "thing," Nucci has decided that prepping the new breed of video editors and production engineers for a competitive and thrilling industry like television is important to him. The possibility of a few Emmy invitations from former students doesn't hurt either.