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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.
 
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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…
 
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 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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Whether it’s a lack of stimulus checks or strategically timed landscaping, everyone has a reason to be stressed right now. Host Mike Pecci is once again joined by Ass. Producer Liam D. O’Brien to weigh in on life as we know it in Self-Quarantine. Between bleach cocktails, UFO sightings, and free Covid-19 testing, this week had enough news to last 4…
 
All young filmmakers have the same goal. We spend every waking hour pushing toward it, every quiet moment thinking about it. How do I get my first feature film made? There is such a small percentage of people who actually make a full length film, and lets pretend for a minute that you just finished yours. You get into Sundance, it gets bought by Ne…
 
Host Mike Pecci is once again joined by Ass. Producer Liam D. O’Brien to discuss the updates of Self-Quarantine. After 1 month of flattening the curve, Liam has finally caught up on some movies Mike thinks everyone should see, Mike is ready to throw his computer at the people breaking quarantine outside of his house, and the Federal Government is d…
 
It’s finally here. Host Mike Pecci has been openly obsessed with food since... well... forever, and he finally got to sit down with a true master of the craft to nerd out about the effort, skill, experience, dedication, and true passion that it takes to run your own restaurant. Brian Dunsmoor, Owner/Chef at LA-based Hatchet Hall woodfire cookery, s…
 
We have been putting out so many episodes recently, and so much incredible content, that I don't blame anyone for not being able to keep up with all of the new releases. In fact, with the Self-Quarantine Mini-Series being added onto the regular weekly release schedule, it's one hell of a commitment to stay up-to-date with everything ILWP is produci…
 
Wow. We just had our best week ever. Thank you so much to every single one of you! Host Mike Pecci says we have the best fans all of the time, and you really are showing why that's true. Because you all devote your time & energy to the show in such a difficult time, we are making sure to return the favor with the Self-Quarantine Mini-Series! This w…
 
Have you ever stood in line at a coffee shop and stared at your phone? Of course you have, and our guest, Colie Wertz, does that all the time. Except when Colie stands there, he's sketching spaceships for Star Wars. Colie has worked for ILM, Lucasfilm, & the Orphanage as a concept artist designing some of the most iconic spaceships & vehicles (like…
 
Over 6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week and apparently every one of them watched Tiger King. Host Mike Pecci was in that group (maybe not the part about Tiger King) and helps breakdown the process of signing up for unemployment in California. We also cover recipes we tried out this week, a number of helpful resources for creatives…
 
It's your worst nightmare: you wake up to find your favorite entertainers laughing at every word you say. Host Mike Pecci came out of Music Video Directing Retirement to create the nightmare-fueled Lynchian music video for Czarface's "Bizarro" featuring Tom Segura & Christina P from Your Mom's House. Longtime friends Mike, DJ7L, & ESOTERIC of Czarf…
 
Staying focused at a time like this is so difficult. This week, Host Mike Pecci & Liam D. O’Brien discuss the importance of making lists, how impactful a sandwich can be, and how to make the most of being quarantined. Liam also shares some resources for creatives to get through this time financially, mentally, and emotionally. Check out the links b…
 
Animation and cinema constantly reference each other, and the animated films of the 1980s captivated Host Mike Pecci through their exaggerated motion, their impossible camera angles, and their ability to break all the rules of physics and cinema. The insane amount of time and effort it takes to create animations, however, brings the art form to ano…
 
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. With Covid-19 quarantining the U.S., it’s important to remember to keep our creative expression alive, so we’ve created a mini-series to document this time & offer info / news / advice / how we’re using this as an excuse to create! For our first episode, Rick Darge has returned to …
 
Film gear. What a love-hate relationship we have with that term. When it comes to buying the gear we need to make our art, it sometimes feels like we have to maneuver through a sea of snake oil just to find affordable, dependable equipment. Meeting someone who is genuinely interested in providing artists with the tools they need without exploiting …
 
Every time you work on a new project, you gain experience that you can bring with you to the next one. Host Mike Pecci affectionately refers to the tricks and life experience you bring with you as your toolkit. For actors and directors, language is one of the most intricate tools within that toolkit and can make or break an audience’s experience. A…
 
There’s no expiration date on artistic ability. The saying is that the best time to invest your money was 10 years ago, but the second best time is now. The same can be said for your artistic career. Paul Pecci, our host Mike Pecci’s father, is well-versed in both sides of that phrase. Paul spent most of his life as a banker, but connected with his…
 
Horror has always held a special place in Host Mike Pecci’s heart, and one name that stands as a legend in the world of horror is Sam Raimi. To be part of the Evil Dead franchise is a dream for so many, and to actually reach that dream: to be one of the people who get to see themselves in that universe… it takes a special kind of person. Our guest …
 
YOU ARE MAKING PROGRESS. REACHING YOUR DREAMS TAKES TIME. DO NOT UNDER-APPRECIATE EXPERIENCE. Host Mike Pecci and guest Cinematographer Oren Soffer discuss what it means to trust in your path and your decisions in the film business. In this episode of ILWP, we cover the benefits of building a personal brand, putting in the hours to hone your craft,…
 
Don’t lie. You’ve thought about it: What is it like to be a porn star? With over 650 million views on Pornhub, Logan Pierce is one of the most popular male talents in the adult industry. Host Mike Pecci has the same questions you do about what it’s like to work in porn, and Logan was more than happy to help us peak through the bedroom door to see w…
 
Fast cars. Big stars. Huge sets. That’s the average day for guest Mike Ambrose as he works as a Union Gaffer on projects like the Fast & Furious Franchise, Marvel Studios films, and Mad Men. Host Mike Pecci travelled to the set of Ambrose’s current film to meet the gaffer on location & get an in-person experience of what it’s like to be a gaffer on…
 
We’ve all heard about how great LEDs are. Not only are they cooler, easier to handle, and use less energy than tungsten options, you can even program them to be any color of the rainbow. Or so they say… Cinematographer Tim Kang comes from a scientific background, and uses both his technical and artistic skills as a Color Scientist for Quasar Scienc…
 
Who decides what movies get made? Is it the artists? The executives? Something more sinister, maybe? Machines? We're living in a world where artificial intelligence is being used to decide what content is placed in front of you, so what does that mean for us: the the viewers and creators?Guest Brett McCabe returns to the show to share his thoughts …
 
These days, Hollywood blockbusters are dependent on huge epic action sequences. Characters either fight on planets that we have never seen before or hopelessly dodge skyscraper-sized creatures that battle in post-apocalyptic cities. Ever ask yourself, how the hell do you shoot something, create the effects for a creature that doesn't exist? Where d…
 
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