This month’s episode goes deep into film schools and how a young filmmaker can get started in the film business. Director Sridhar Reddy and Mike Pecci give insight into how their careers began back in NYC in 1999 at New York Film Academy.
Starring Mike Pecci, Sridhar Reddy, and David Apostolides.
Check out the behind the scenes video for the Killswitch Engage video produced by McFarland & Pecci
Starring Mike Pecci, Jesse Leach, and David Apostolides.
Director & Photographer Mike Pecci shows us how using a color wheel and a color calibrated monitor can drastically make your photography better. Watch as he guides us through a product shoot with New Balance sneakers for his new series In Love with the Process.
Sponsored by Eizo | Puget Systems | Gina Manning Photography | McFarland & Pecci
Music by Code Electro Video shot and directed by David Apostolides
Have you heard the old saying that it takes over eight years to become recognized? That is can take even longer to finally get paid for your time? If that’s the case, then how in the world are you going to pay off all those student loans? The thousands of dollars you owe a college that promised you the skills to get paid? How are you going to stay motived when it seems like no one ever calls you back or looks at your work? Why shouldn’t I just stay in bed and binge watch the entirety season of Stranger Things again?
These are the real issues that every independent artist has to face today.
Creating a music video for a national act is one of the most intense tasks for a modern day filmmaker. Sure, the tools are more affordable, but declining budgets and insane turnaround times can turn your production into a sprint.
All too often in our business, we are thrust into a job in which we either have no time for or cannot afford lighting tests. I find that these gigs force me to fall back on my old tricks and techniques. This can lead to the dangerous place of shooting stuff that all looks the same.
Strap yourself in, and get ready for a really dorky article on lighting. I promise to get only slightly technical and hopefully open your eyes to the amazing differences you get from the various options available to both motion and still photography.
EIZO makes the best monitors on the market. We are proud to have them as a sponsor and supporter of our work. Looking for a self-calibrating monitor with true colors? Try the Color Edge CG277. We use it!
RULE BOSTON CAMERA is the best place to rent camera gear in New England! Not only do they carry the latest and newest equiptment, but they are always running training seminars and special guest nights that makes sure our community grows stronger. Check out the Special Pub Night that Mike hosted on directing 12KM.
McFarland & Pecci are known for creating stunning visuals and in-depth character studies. Go check out many of the projects that Pecci references in this podcast or just to see something new!