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IN LOVE WITH THE PROCESS is a new podcast and video series that goes deep into how to survive as a freelance artist.

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THE EPISODES

EPISODE 24

In this episode, host Mike Pecci talks about his recent trip through Italy and the release of the teaser for his new film WHO'S THERE? For the first time ever, Mike broadcasts live on Instagram during the episode and answers fan questions. Topics include: The new Halloween film, commercial directing, found footage movies and the power of social media.

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Sponsored by
Puget Systems | Rule Boston Camera | Spiffy Gear

Music by: Code Elektro

GUEST on THE FILMMAKERS PODCAST EPISODE 74

Director, screenwriter, cinematographer, podcaster and great guy Mike Pecci joins Giles Alderson on the Filmmakers Podcast this week to shoot he breeze about filmmaking.

They talk Mike's award winning short film 12KM which he made after cracking his head open while ice skating on a date and having a vision for the film. We talk about making commercials, surviving in the business, coverage while filmmaking, working with actors and a generally brilliant chat about film making in general and his Podcast In Love With the Process which is about filmmaking (and food)

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT EPISODE 23

This is the first EXCLUSIVE CONTENT episode this is only available on this website for listeners that purchase it here for $5.50

After you purchase the episode, you will be redirected to a secret link to listen to the show. Drop us an email if you have any trouble.

Mike continues his lunch with director of photography Anthony Jarvis. The two talk about managing your funds as a freelancer and staying sane during the offseason. Jarvis has shot quite a few of Pecci's films including TDCBD, MOPED KNIGHTS, and Killswitch Engage's ALWAYS music video. The episode is the closest thing to actually having lunch with these two.

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Sponsored by
Puget Systems | Rule Boston Camera | Spiffy Gear

Music by: Code Elektro

EPISODE 23

Host Mike Pecci makes gourmet sandwiches for director of photography Anthony Jarvis. The two talk about food, traveling for work, set life and the importance of having fun on set. Jarvis has shot quite a few of Pecci's films including TDCBD, MOPED KNIGHTS, and Killswitch Engage's ALWAYS music video. The episode is the closest thing to actually having lunch with these two.

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Sponsored by
Puget Systems | Rule Boston Camera | Spiffy Gear

Music by: Code Elektro

MINI-EPISODE 01

The equipment we use is a tool that should bend and shape to your needs as an artist. The Mini-Episodes of In Love with the Process explore the different tools and techniques we use and why.

In this episode, director Mike Pecci talks about why he teamed up with Pugetsystems.com to build a powerful 4k PC Edit System. He talks about the many concerns editors have when making the jump from MAC to PC, and walks you through the options that have enabled him to build a bigger, faster and more affordable edit system.

Build your own edit machine at www.pugetsystems.com/solutions/cont…th_the_process

EPISODE 22

Get ready for the biggest episode of In Love with the Process yet!
Host Mike Pecci has an in-depth conversation with stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood. For over twenty-five years, the legendary stuntman and 2nd unit director has been pivotal to the success of numerous blockbusters. Eastwood has been the stunt double for both Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan on the Bond films. He doubled Brendan Fraser in The Mummy trilogy. His recent work in Mission Impossible: Fallout is a stunning array of brutal bathroom brawls, nail-biting car chases, and a helicopter fight scene! Pecci questions the stuntman from a young directors perspective, digging deep into the process of creating game-changing stunts!

This episode is brought to you by Audible | Rule Boston Camera

Music by: Code Elektro

EPISODE 21

In this episode, Mike attempts to learn about how a film get's a specific rating from the MPAA. It's one of those steps as a filmmaker that you never really think about, and one of the more important ones when it comes to making a return on your film. The difference between a PG13 and R can equal millions at the box office. Join us as we talk to Barry Freeman who servers as a consultant for filmmakers when dealing with the MPAA. Barry served on the rating board for 10 years, so he knows it inside and out. It's a fascinating look into something we never really think about.

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Music for this episode by Code Elektro www.codeelektro.com/
This episode is sponsored by TONETHISPHONE.COM | AUDIBLE

EPISODE 20

In this episode, music video directors Mike Pecci the infamous Dale RAGE Resteghini sit down and talk about their humble beginnings and their successful careers as competing directors. Rage talks about his troubled youth in the prison system and his unorthodox rise to being one of the most successful MV directors of our generation. His resume has over 1000 videos for acts like TI, Snoop Dog, Busta Rymes, Guns & Roses, Fallout boy, JA Rule, Ice Cube….the list goes on and f$#&ing on!

"It’s inspiring what a force of nature this guy is, and I hope we will get insight into how he got started, how he produces so many damn videos…and most importantly were his Rage comes from." - Pecci

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Sponsored by Audible.com | Rule Boston Camera | McFarland & Pecci

EPISODE 19

In this episode, Mike sits down and has a deep conversation with his mother (Eileen Pecci) about raising children, violent movies, visiting movies sets, influencing your kids, and her love of classic cinema. This episode is a heartfelt tribute to great parenting and the people who believe in nurturing creativity. Loaded with laughs...It's easy to understand where Pecci gets his sense of humor after listening to this one!

A big thanks to those of you who have signed up for the free trial of audible.com. We will be using that cash to help pay for big subscription expenses. If you haven't done it yet, sign up for a 30 day free trial at www.audibletrial.com/InLoveWithTheProcess

EPISODE 18

In this episode host, Mike Pecci sits down with Visual Engineer Steve Giralt and talks robots, lighting, photography, and food. Steve is the genius that shot and created that amazing Hersey’s s’mores clip that has gone viral online. At first glance, it looks like 3D animation, but it’s not.  It’s all shot in-camera! This is a fantastic episode for photographers. We talk about technique, how to market yourself using Instagram and how he gets work without an agent.

Check out stevegiralt.com to see the stuff they talk about.

Support our show by going to http://www.audibletrial.com/InLoveWithTheProcess and signing up for the 30-day trial.

 

EPISODE 17

In our most experimental episode yet, host Mike Pecci takes you on an auditory trip through his mind using food as a key to access old memories. It’s a technique he uses when writing, creating characters and developing ideas. Make sure to listen with headphones so you can enjoy the full HIFI Stereo experience!

Sponsored by: Tonethisphone.com | McFarland & Pecci

EPISODE 16

Illustrator, graphic designer and film director Ash Thorp talks with director Mike Pecci about his inspirations, working with crews and finding your voice as a motion picture director. Thorp is best known for his movie interface designs in films like Prometheus, Total Recall, and Ghost in the Shell. His shorts and film concepts (Lost Boy and a Ghost in the Shell tribute) are wildly visual and beautifully conceived. He recently just directed a cyberpunk spot for NIKE featuring a cowboy VS a ninja! Don’t miss this episode!
Check out Ash’s work at ashthorp.com/


Music for this episode by Code Elektro www.codeelektro.com/
Sponsored by Puget Systems | McFarland & Pecci

EPISODE 15

Super hero porn, portable petting zoos and pretentious reality TV stars. Standup comic Brett McCabe sits down with host Mike Pecci in Los Angeles to talk about his hilarious experiences as a production assistant in the film industry. By far the funniest episode we have done.

Music by CODE ELEKTRO
Sponsored by Puget Systems | Rule Boston Camera | McFarland & Pecci

EPISODE 14

In this episode, Pecci talks with actor Nick Apostolides and his brother Dave about making the successful move from Boston to LA, his new career in Motion Capture, the Killswitch Engage Always music video and working on a Punisher fan film. A few surprise guests interrupt the episode to talk about a bad Uber experience and much much more. Music by Code Elektro

Sponsored by Puget Systems | Rule Boston Camera | Eizo | McFarland & Pecci

EPISODE 13

In this episode Mike Pecci talks about how he handles the down time in-between projects. It’s the hardest part of the job; self-motivation, inspiration and just staying out of a rut. He also goes off the rails a bit and talks about his recent rib smoke, the new SOLO movie and Nashville. It’s the most personal episode to date.

Music by Code Elektro
Sponsored by PUGET SYSTEMS | RULE BOSTON CAMERA | McFARLAND & PECCI

 

EPISODE 12

The conversation continues with actor Lance Williams talks with Pecci about surviving as an actor, the importance of set etiquette and working with Denzil Washington on the set of Equalizer 2.

Sponsored by Puget Systems | Eizo | IKAN | Redsky Studios | McFarland & Pecci

EPISODE 11

Director Mike Pecci talks about his latest secret film project and discusses what a “proof of concept” short film is and how he puts one together. Expect an update on the current status of the feature film version of 12 Kilometers and how Pecci’s proof of concept short film 12KM got him into some of the biggest rooms in Hollywood. Guest starring in this episode is actor Lance Williams who spends a lot of time on Mike's films sets as both talent and crew. Together with assistant Dave they get into a great conversation about set life and acting that ultimately proves to be too big for one episode.

Sponsored by Puget Systems | Eizo | IKAN | Redsky Studios | McFarland & Pecci

EPISODE 10

In this episode director Mike Pecci chats with two upcoming film composers, Mike Tran and Martin from CODE ELEKTRO. Tran has written the music for Pecci’s past three films (Moped Knights, TDCBD, 12KM) while also juggling a career as a professional DJ (VOLTRAN). Martin talks about his career writing scores for commercials while creating electronic synthwave music that would make John Carpenter jealous. Together they chat about how to get started as a composer, the writing and creative process, and how to collaborate with a composer from a directors perspective. Go to http://www.codeelektro.com/ to pick up his new album Check out our facebook page for more links to the work of Mike & Martin: https://www.facebook.com/inlovewithth...

Sponsored by Puget Systems | Eizo | IKAN | Redsky Studios | McFarland & Pecci

EPISODE 09

How do you translate the emotional truth from a script into lighting?
Mike Pecci digs deep into the art of lighting with special guests gaffer Josh Dreyfus (Wheelman, The Lost City of Z, Manchester by the Sea) and lighting guru Ruben Alves (Red Sky Studios). The guys talk about the stuff you always wanted to see in American Cinematographer. What does a gaffer do? How can lighting help support themes? When getting started, what light do you turn on first? Recorded at Red Sky Studios in Boston.

Sponsored by Puget Systems | Eizo | IKAN | Redsky Studios | McFarland & Pecci

EPISODE 08

One of the best resources you have as a filmmaker is teaming up with your local camera and lighting rental houses. In this episode Pecci talks about his 16+ year relationship with Rule Boston Camera and owner John Rule. They talk about the benefits of renting gear, learning labs, how to get an internship, and much more. If you are looking to learn more about cameras or how to run your small production business, this is the episode for you.

Sponsored by Puget Systems, EIZO, Rule Boston Camera, Ikan McFarland & Pecci.

EPISODE 07

In this episode Mike Pecci talks in detail with first time director David Apostolides about his recent adventures in Europe while shooting his first feature length documentary film. They also discuss how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign from start to finish and what it’s like to travel through Europe with a small film crew. If you are a young filmmaker looking to start your first film, you will find this episode really helpful. Put on your favorite headphones, sit back and relax and enjoy the new episode of In Love with the Process.

EPISODE 06

If you don’t make it as a director, if you don’t make it as a cinematographer you can still find ways to support a creative vision. The guys from Puget Systems talk with Pecci about the MAC vs PC debate and get into how they firmly believe in supporting creative people and getting them what they need to do what they do best.

Sponsored by Rule Boston Camera | Puget Systems | EIZO | McFarland & Pecci

EPISODE 05

How to be a sucessful photographer.
In this episode, Mike Pecci talks about his career in photography with fashion photographer Gina Manning. Together they discuss how they got started in the business -- how to properly put a price tag on your services -- and the joys of collaborating with stylists and magazines. A must listen for any young photographer and filmmaker looking to boost their clients.

Check out ginamanning.com to see the work discussed on this episode

Starring Mike Pecci & Gina Manning

Sponsored by Puget Systems, EIZO, Rule Boston Camera, Ikan & McFarland & Pecci.

EPISODE 04

In this episode Pecci travels to Las Vegas for NAB and meets with Rod Clark. Together the discuss how to get a sponsorship and how a creative with a 9 to 5 job can still contribute to the artistic side of the film business.

Starring Mike Pecci, Rod Clark, Tony Fernandez, Robert Buchanan and David Apostolides.

Sponsored by Puget Systems, EIZO, Rule Boston Camera, Ikan McFarland & Pecci.

EPISODE 03

In this episode director Mike Pecci talks with special guest Jesse Leach from the Grammy winning metal band Killswitch Engage about how music videos are actually made.

Check out the behind the scenes video for the Killswitch Engage video produced by McFarland & Pecci

Starring Mike Pecci, Jesse Leach, and David Apostolides.

Sponsored byPuget Systems, and McFarland & Pecci.

 

EPISODE 02

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.

Sponsored by Eizo, Puget Systems, and McFarland & Pecci.

EPISODE 01

In this episode director Mike Pecci has a conversation with his new assistant and film student David Apostolides about getting started in the film business.

Featuring an intro with Ara Woland and narrated by Lance Williams.

Sponsored by PUGET SYSTEMS and McFARLAND & PECCI

 

SCHOOL OF MOTION PODCAST (GUEST)

Pecci is a master of his craft. He's a Director and D.P. who has been creating stunning imagery for clients as varied as Bose and Killswitch Engage. In this episode of our podcast Mike talks about ways to think about camera and lighting (among other things) that have helped him learn to hone his image-making ability. All of this knowledge can be translated into 3D, and if you use Cinema 4D you're going to want to take notes.

Listen to it here.

MODERN CINEMATOGRAPHER (Guest)

In this episode of Modern Cinematographer we speak with the director, Mike Pecci, and the DP, David Kruta, of the film 12 Kilometers.

Go to the official website for more!

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The VIDEOS


The VIDEOS


 

in love with the process of making movies

Director Mike Pecci talks about his longtime collaboration with Puget Systems and gives a sneak peek at his latest film. He edits on his movies on PC's custom built by Puget Systems

 

Creator Profile Mike Pecci Filmmaker | Puget Systems

For filmmaker, Mike Pecci, film is magical!

He wanted to find a company that cares about what they're building and even more, cares about their customers. "There's no BS," he said. "That's why we went with Puget Systems."

ON SET & IN POST

Director Mike Pecci shows how he uses the Eizo CG318 Color Edge 4k Monitor both on set and in the color suite.

Sponsored by Eizo | Puget Systems | McFarland & Pecci

Music by Code Electro Video shot and directed by Tony Fernandez

ON SET: CHEF'S NIGHT OFF

In Love with the Process visits the set of McFarland & Pecci's Chef's Night Off directed by Mike Pecci and starring @Pauliecooks

BUILDING A PC 4K VIDEO EDITING MACHINE

More than just a 4K PC edit system, this machine is a complete workhorse!
Filmmaker Mike Pecci gives an inside look at the PC he teamed up with Puget Systems and Intel to build this monster system

Sponsored by ADOBE | INTEL | Puget Systems | McFarland & Pecci

Music by Code Electro Video shot and directed by Tony Fernandez

INSTAGRAM PROMO CLIPS

LAS VEGAS TEASER

Here is a quick look at Mike Pecci's trip to NAB this year with David Apostolides and Tony Fernandez. It teases the two upcoming podcasts and video content.

Sponsored by Eizo | Puget Systems | EIZO | Rule Boston Camera | IK | McFarland & Pecci

Music by Code Electro Video shot and directed by David Apostolides

WATCH AN EPISODE RECORDED IN LAS VEGAS

In this episode, Pecci travels to LAS VEGAS with David Apostolides and Tony Fernandez to attend NAB. The interview Rod Clark from Wine Country Camera about sponsorships and how he chooses the artists he wants to support. We also talk about walking away from the freelancer life for a 9-5 job and how he still contributes to the creative side of the film business.

The Sound of Film

Not many filmmakers today have ever been in the same room with one of these, let alone listened to one running. This used to be the sound of a movie being made.

ILWP 2017 OPENING TITLES

This title sequence for our podcast was shot completely in-camera using classic optical tricks!

SHOOTING TITLES IN CAMERA

Here is a quick look at how Mike Pecci and David Apostolides created the In Love with the Process logo in-camera using 1 light, some glass, and a few transparencies.

THE POWER OF COLOR

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

 

 

CAPTURING THE CREATURE OF 12KM

An in-depth look at an adventure into science and micro-photography.   Watch how Pecci and bio-chemist Linden Gledhill created the FX for the upcoming sci-fi horror 12 Kilometers.  Sponsored by EIZO and McFARLAND & PECCI

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The SPONSORS


The SPONSORS


 

PUGET SYSTEMS have been a long supporter of my work and are a big sponsor for the Podcast. Looking for a new edit machine?  Don’t want to spend all the APPLE money?

Go check out the options at PUGETSYSTEMS.com

I have two 4K edit systems from them that I cut everything on!

 

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

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!

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The ARTICLES


The ARTICLES


How Do You Stay Motivated as a Freelance Photographer or Independent Filmmaker?

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. 

 

MAC vs PC - BREAKING THE RULES AND BUILDING SOMETHING BETTER.

I Have Been Long Frustrated by Constant Upgrades Slowing Down My Edit Suites’ by Mike Pecci

 

 

HOW TO COMPLETE A MUSIC VIDEO IN UNDER 10 DAYS.

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.

 

DO LIGHTING TESTS: A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT LIGHTING FOR LIVE MUSIC SESSIONS (PART 01)

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.

 

DO LIGHTING TESTS: A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT LIGHTING FOR LIVE MUSIC SESSIONS (PART 02)

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.