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Film Director and Photographer Mike Pecci hosts a new podcast that goes deep into how to survive as a freelance artist and indi-film director. How do you stay INSPIRED & MOTIVATED? What are the TECHNIQUES that lead to your personal STYLE? Join us and LEARN from others while building a network of life long clients and collaborators. Go to inlovewiththeprocess.com for more info.
 
Your stories don’t define you, but how you tell them will. If relationships are the key to happiness, communication is the doorway, and communication is most engaging when we use stories as our foundation. Whether you’re sharing personal stories or business stories, how you share them makes a difference in how you remember them, and in how you’re perceived by the people you’re interacting with. When I’m working with clients, I remind them to listen for understanding, not to respond. During t ...
 
Military Wives: The Official Film Podcast hosted by Gaby Roslin is an exclusive podcast to support the release of ‘Military Wives’ in cinemas on March 6th. If you love cinema, you are going to love this film and this podcast series. Inspired by the incredible true story of friendship, love and support on the home front, the film shows a group of women come together as their partners serve in Afghanistan. Together they form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some ...
 
ArtCenter College of Design’s bi-weekly podcast features intimate interviews with leading artists examining the ideas fueling their work and how the creative process can be a catalyst for change—personally, professionally and globally. Hosted by ArtCenter President, Lorne M. Buchman, these conversations examine the many ways in which artists and designers are enriching our lives. ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education; and our mission statement—Learn to cr ...
 
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Her first career dream was to become a dolphin trainer, and a few years after accomplishing that goal, she switched gears. Her next dream was to be a filmmaker, but in the first semester, just as she was getting started, she had an unwelcome surprise - a cancer diagnosis. During episode of this podcast, with Rocky Connell, master baker, we agreed t…
 
Resilience isn't something you can learn without practice, and Alana Sheeren has had plenty of practice. When I saw the trailer for her movie, Listen Closely, I had to reach out to speak with her. Alana started her young adult years as a Can Can dancer in Dawson City in the Yukon Territory in northern Canada. She stayed there for three months that …
 
Angie Gallagher lived between two worlds. As a child of an immigrant mother and a white American father, her life was filled with questions and contradictions. In this conversation, Angie shared how being raised in a family where racism was subtle but cruel made her more resilient. Her mother is Thai and met her father when he was serving during th…
 
Joey Held's background is broadcast journalism, and as he has continued in his career in writing, sales, and a variety of other jobs, that background has served him well. After all, being able to ask the right questions at the right time simply opens doors. He's a very curious guy, especially about people and the way their minds work. Joey hosts a …
 
Mike drops in for a hot second and talks about how he designed the new limited run of t-shirts for the show. Each order goes towards the show's budget and if you buy one, and send Mike the confirmation code to inlovewiththeprocess@gmail.com ..... he will send you a link to 12KM for FREE!Buy your shirt now here: https://shop.upstatemerch.com/ILWP/sh…
 
Imposter syndrome sucks. At some point we've all had it, and the sad truth is that young artists are swindled by companies trying to get great work without paying for it. Host Mike Pecci reiterates this message on the show constantly: You need to charge enough for your work. Don't let these assholes take advantage of you. In the motion design world…
 
Renee Lindo found her calling after many years of corporate life, working her way up through the ranks. She realized that her personal sense of style, and the way she intentionally presented herself was a big part of her confidence. And if she could help other women see their beauty and build their confidence, she could make a difference in their l…
 
You're in the middle of cooking something in your kitchen, and you have to grab the spatula. Where is it? Did you have to think about it or did you already start moving toward where you know it will be? Our guest this week, Chef Frank Prisinzano, has been helping thousands of people on Instagram by teaching them simple recipes that will knock the s…
 
In my years guiding clients in improving communication techniques, whether that's for keynote speaking or simply presenting themselves and their work, I've found that when we uncover pivotal moments in their lives and career, their most meaningful stories, they become more comfortable and confident to speak - anywhere. As you listen to this podcast…
 
In this episode, host Mike Pecci digs deeper into the visual language of cinema and deconstructs the magic behind Steven Spielberg's film CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. He also discusses the Meisner method of acting.Be sure to visit inlovewiththeprocess.com for more great episodes.Here are the clips referenced during the show:Clip 01: https://…
 
Yeah, yeah, yeah... of course we push for you to not be so worried about the finish line: to be In Love With The Process. It's not about the awards. It's not about the recognition. It's not about the money. But like- come on... When you're watching the newest Star Wars film and flipping out over the leaked Batman footage that voice starts whisperin…
 
Well into his adulthood, Alan Samuel Cohen heard a family story that shifted his sense of self, his identity. While sitting together at a family dinner with his adult siblings and aging aunts, one of those older women mentioned a specific violent incident that occurred before the family moved to America. She spoke of it clinically, historically, wi…
 
Let's get deep into how to start designing a scene for a movie. Not just any scene, but the type of sequence that audiences will remember for the rest of their lives. What lenses do you pick, how does the camera move, what coverage do you get for the edit. Host Mike Pecci tackles it all and walks us through the scene from Indiana Jones Temple of Do…
 
The reality is that almost everyone in this industry struggles to get onto that first big set. If your dad is the Muscles from Brussels, that's not really a problem. Our guests, Kris and Nic Van Damme, shared with Host Mike Pecci what it means to be the children of one of the most famous action stars in the world. These guys are awesome and their s…
 
He was designated captain of his hockey team - at 6. Errol Doebler's father had a chat with him just before their first game. "Errol, you're the Captain. Your team needs you to say something encouraging to them." ...And that was his first leadership lesson. He felt the pressure to lead, but also a keen sense of responsibility - and pride. He attend…
 
How do you transition from an actor into a director? How do you handle the stress of independent filmmaking in an on-demand market? How do you break into the industry after 30? Romany Malco, our guest this week, answers all of these questions and more about his unconventional career as an actor and director. Host Mike Pecci and Romany discuss the d…
 
Dr. John Schinnerer almost gave his podcast the title The Reluctant Podcaster. Similar to my own journey, starting a podcast wasn't at all on his radar. It was a vivid vision at a retreat that included workshops with Dan Millman (author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior), spa massages, and a drum circle. So much of this conversation comes back to …
 
Have you ever had an idea late at night, an epiphany that will change everything? How do you catalog it, curate ideas, how can you help it grow into something special? In today's episode host Mike Pecci talks about his process of keeping track of good ideas and gives insight into how long it has taken a single thought to become a finished film.Mike…
 
It's not unusual to have a "Series of Unfortunate Events" in our lives, those multiple years of trauma, grief, and struggle, that can either make us bitter, or help us develop resilience in a positive way, to become even more compassionate toward others. Kerrian Fournier went through two of those phases, once in her early career, and again years la…
 
On September 23rd, Change Lab will kick off its seventh season, which is dedicated to amplifying Black voices in art, design and activism. Much has changed since our last episode – everything really. So in response to these radically shifting times, this next set of interviews will lean into the special relationship between uncertainty and creativi…
 
One of the first people that Host Mike Pecci hung out with after arriving in LA was another director named Dan Centrone. The two hit it off immediately: they both have experience as music video directors, they have the same East Coast mindset, and they've both dealt with some of the worst experiences in the business. Which is why we never were able…
 
Mareo McCracken knows the negative aspect of labels like "troublemaker." He also knows the positive impact of being called a "peacemaker", which is the title his mother gave him as a child. It wasn't until he was an adult that his mother admitted he was the worst of her 6 children in terms of picking fights and antagonizing his siblings. But after …
 
In this week's mini-episode of IN LOVE WITH THE PROCESS, Mike and Liam are joined by Lance Williams. We talk about the importance of empathy when discussing current issues, and acknowledging the human beings we interact with. Lance & Mike also share some really great insight into the casting process. What a way to celebrate a birthday!Boston to LA …
 
Becoming a director is a lifelong journey. I know. It sucks. And it doesn’t help that we keep hearing about “overnight successes.” That’s why it’s important to get a dose of inspiration every now and then to remind us that we’re taking the right steps to reach our goals. Giles Alderson, host of The Filmmakers Podcast & director of The Dare and Arth…
 
Those adolescent years are hard on anyone, to add challenges like moving to a new town and school, particularly as someone who naturally stands out, and you have serious potential for confidence busting. Karyn is a force, and by her stories you can tell she has always been that way. But for many years, she struggled with confidence, and ended up in…
 
In this week's mini-episode of IN LOVE WITH THE PROCESS, Mike and Liam test out ILWP's brand new podcasting gear upgrade and start to build the new upgraded sound live on the show! They also talk about today's new album release from BIG BLACK DELTA and give a call to director Rick Darge. It's so packed that it's practically a regular length episode…
 
"That set was a circus!" Does that sound like an insult? Think again. Our guest this week, Steven Strong, is the CEO of Quasar Science, one of the best lighting companies with some of our favorite products, and we're not just saying that because they're one of our amazing sponsors. (We love you!) If you've listened to this show, you've heard Host M…
 
What keeps you humble? "I know I can always be better than I am today." After you've toured with John Cougar Mellencamp, Smashing Pumpkins, and Melissa Etheridge, you might also have to think about how to remain humble. Kenny's musical background might surprise you, he earned his percussion chops playing classical music, and studying in one of the …
 
Mandy. If you listen to this show, you're probably as obsessed with that film as we are, and if you aren't: stop what you're doing. Go watch it right now. Once you've seen Nic Cage in an acid-induced chainsaw fight, I'm betting you'll feel the same way we do. The whole film has such a unique voice, and it's clear that this was purposely created by …
 
Just taking a moment to check in with you on Thursday June 25, 2020. We are excited about the release of the remastered first episode of ILWP on our YouTube channel. Loaded with all sorts of awesome 12KM visuals. Click here to visit our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5CRj5elNHZuT2vn3C9NPwg?view_as=subscriberMike also gives tips …
 
Heather Younger is no stranger to adversity. Born to a white, Jewish mother and a black father, her mother's family was less than welcoming, and Heather grew up without any contact with the majority of that family. What's really significant about Heather's words is that she backs them up with real action and and her behavior absolutely brings that …
 
While having better gear can help create a better finished product, something that will outmatch any lens is becoming an expert in a craft. We've discussed Production Design before on the show and our guest this week, Bill Groom, is an expert in recreating historical periods all the way down to the doorknobs. Bill has designed some of the most visu…
 
Host Mike Pecci has mentioned on the show countless times how important it is for young artists to have strong mentors. Director Lesli Linka Glatter was mentored by some of the biggest names in Hollywood on her way to creating a powerhouse of a career: Gilmore Girls, Pretty Little Liars, Homeland, House, ER, Law & Order... The list is absolutely in…
 
Callie Kazakoff was surprised to hear from me, and even more surprised to be asked to be a guest on this podcast. "I'm only 20! What do I have to add?" We met when she participated in my session in a day-long virtual leadership retreat. The topic was storytelling and personal brand, in the context of being intentional in the stories we share, parti…
 
Films like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman showcased the music industry as sexy, glamorous, and full of inspiration. That's... not how things are anymore. Navigating the modern music industry is almost impossible, but our guest has figured out how to pull it off. Big Black Delta joins Host Mike Pecci to discuss owning his own label, playing every i…
 
I was introduced to Susan Lindner by our mutual friend Joe Kwon. He was sure we must meet, given our mutual love for the power of storytelling, and our passion for connection. He is the "Connection Counselor" after all! Joe was right. Susan is an extraordinary woman. Her experiences span the globe, and she is one of those people who finds lessons i…
 
Directing documentaries is an incredibly demanding, immersive, and, yes, cinematic job. For another director-director conversation, Host Mike Pecci is joined by Ryan Booth to discuss Ryan's experience crafting the narrative of real stories. Ryan's portfolio includes collaborations with Nike, Spotify, and Vevo as well as a handful of Vimeo Staff Pic…
 
Documentary Filmmaker Rudy Hypolite is, without a doubt, an empathetic documentarian. His films, PUSH: Madison versus Madison and This Ain't Normal are grounded, empathetic examinations of the real lives of black men, teens, and boys inducted from birth into gangs, violence, brotherhood, and a disassociation with the established "law and order" of …
 
Adam Lewis Walker promised me he went by his full name because the name Adam Walker was far too common and wouldn't be searchable - not because he's a serial killer. Am I the only one who remembers the article on Slate.com from 2011? He had me laughing from the moment we hit record, and our conversation ranged from the end of his Olympic pole vault…
 
In the film industry, time is king. So many of us are racing toward our goals and constant improvement is necessary, but the reality is that it's going to take a long time for us to achieve our goals as creatives. Host Mike Pecci spoke with Cinematographer Dan Laustsen about his decades of experience as one of the best DPs in the industry. Dan's in…
 
He was in his early 20s when he decided to hitchhike across the US, just to explore and meet people. It was being on the road in those conditions that made Yonason Goldson an exceptional listener and discerner of each person's truth. We met via LinkedIn, and I was eager to have a chat with the Rabbi to hear more of his stories, especially after rea…
 
What the hell does a pellet grill have to do with directing? It's no secret that Host Mike Pecci loves barbecue almost as much as he loves films, so you know he was excited to talk to Chef Tom Jackson of All Things Barbecue. This show is basically that: all about barbecue, but don't think that there aren't any lessons to pull from such a conversati…
 
Martha Kohl has always had a strong connection to history, but not in a traditional way. She loved listening to the stories told by her parents and grandparents about how and where they grew up, the social and political environments of those times, and the ways those experiences shaped their lives. It was when she was 17 and stuck in a cabin withou…
 
Self-Quarantine has taken its toll on In Love With The Process. After months of dealing with construction, roommates, and seeing themselves on video chats, Host Mike Pecci and Ass. Producer Liam D. O’Brien are losing it. If you’re dealing with crazy people ignoring PPE rules, excited about your state kind of sort of opening up again, or just find y…
 
One reason young creatives are so focused on learning new skills is because they believe those skills will get them jobs. Sure, learning techniques will help you make better work, but at a certain point, it isn't enough to be the best button presser in the room. Directors Mike Pecci and Salomon Ligthelm break down the importance of understanding an…
 
Think about that title for a second. Your Stories Don’t Define You. Those things that happen in your life are not what define you, create your identity, and shape your relationships. It’s how you talk about those things that matters. When you tell people about the experiences in your life, you shape those experiences for yourself through subconscio…
 
A very special guest returned to the show for a very special Mother's Day episode of In Love With The Process. Eileen Pecci, Host Mike Pecci's very own mother joins Mike, Special Guest Gina Manning, & Ass. Producer Liam D. O'Brien to discuss one of our favorite Self-Quarantine past-times: reality television. If you're obsessed with that House of Ka…
 
How many of you have made a YouTube channel to post some funny videos. Maybe you’re even on TikTok. Ass. Producer Liam D. O’Brien knows the feeling, the hope of maybe one day writing for a comedy like Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia or the big one: Saturday Night Live. That’s the dream for some of us. But how do you go from making videos in your a…
 
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