In Love with the Process | Filmmaking | Photography | Lifestyle |

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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 li… read more

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September 20th, 2019


Get ready for the final episode in the six-part mini-series documenting director Mike Pecci and Photographer Gina Manning’s move from Boston to Los Angeles, and their 10-day road adventure across America. In this …


September 4th, 2019


Gina & Mike hit the road. After months of planning, booking hotels and plotting out their road trip, the quest from Boston to Los Angeles begins. In this episode, hear about their first night in upstate NY, the food …


August 31st, 2019


In this episode, host Mike Pecci talks about the results of his big apartment hunt in Los Angeles, booking a shipment container, and the final steps …


August 19th, 2019


In this episode, we travel with host Mike Pecci as he spends 7 days in Los Angeles hunting for an apartment. Will Mike find a place that will fit within his budget and has enough room for three people? What area will he …

EP47 | The Production Designer: Building Worlds(Guest Lawrence Sampson)

August 4th, 2019


In this episode, director Mike Pecci sits down with his long-time collaborator, production designer Lawrence Sampson. The two dig deep into how the …

EP46 | Working for your Heroes(Guest Alejandro Montoya Marin)

July 30th, 2019


In this episode, Pecci has an in-depth conversation with indi-filmmaker Alejandro Montoya Marin about his progression from directing shorts to feature films. They talk about the value of film festivals and what it's …


July 15th, 2019


Part #2 of the move from Boston to Los Angeles mini-series on the In Love with the Process Podcast hosted by filmmaker Mike Pecci. In this episode Mike talks about prepping for the 9-day road trip, finding the right …

EP45 | Finding A Human Connection to Music (Guest DJ7L)

July 8th, 2019


The episode's guest is a man who LOVES music.
He loves to create it, to play it for people.
His extensive knowledge of film soundtracks and scores will make any movie lover stop and listen. Not only has this man …

EP44 | The Indie Film Hustle (Guest Alex Farrari)

July 1st, 2019


Alex Farrari the creator of the Indie Film Hustle podcast and is today's guest! We talk filmmaking, changing your mental outlook, the dangers of partnering up with the wrong people and about his new …

Mini-Episode 03 | Video Editing: Finding the Right Tools (feat. Jon Bach)

June 24th, 2019


The only way to survive as a filmmaker these days is to be smart about how you spend your money and to keep your overhead and operating cost way …

EP43 | Learning from other Directors (Guest Stuart Valberg)

June 17th, 2019


The path to success as a filmmaker is littered with lonely and often stressful moments. Most of the time you feel like you are just trying to …


June 9th, 2019


Have you ever thought about moving to Los Angeles to chase your dreams? How much will it cost? How do you find a place to live in a state that you …

EP42 | The Exciting Life of a Stuntman (Guest Paul Lowe)

June 2nd, 2019


Paul Lowe leads an exciting life.
He gets tossed in front of moving cars, jumps horses out of the back of speeding trains and sometimes gets pinned …

EP41 | The Video Game Concept and Design Team (Guest Hunter Schultz from Massra Studios)

May 26th, 2019


How many of you listening play video games? Every take a second and consider the thousands of hours that go into creating these epic worlds? The trail and error required for designing the characters and the way they …

Mini-Episode 02| The Movies that Shape Us (feat. Mike Pecci)

May 20th, 2019


It's Godzilla month!
Join host Mike Pecci as he talks about the films he loved as a kid that have since shaped him as a filmmaker and artist. Specifically his love for the Godzilla series. This is an epic episode, …

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May 15th, 2019


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EP40 | Guest speaking at Kutztown University (with Mike Pecci)

May 6th, 2019


This episode is a live recording of host Mike Pecci guest speaking to a graduating class of film students at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He …

EP39 | Designing & Creating Monsters (with Aaron Sims)

April 29th, 2019


Creature Effects legend Aaron Sims joins us on this episode of the In Love with the Process Podcast and gets nerdy with host Mike Pecci about concept art, creature make-up fx, CGI, and his amazing company Aaron Sims …

EP38 | The Assistant Director: Guiding your Crew through the Storm (with Vladimir Minuty)

April 22nd, 2019


How many of you actually know what an assistant director does on set? It’s always surprising to see the number of people in our business that can’t really answer that question. Well on today's show, host Mike Pecci is …

EP37 | The Make-Up Artist (with Brenda Welch)

April 9th, 2019


In order to be a great filmmaker, you have to take the time to understand how every aspect of the craft works. From lighting to craft services, stunts to line producing, sound recording to make-up. It's about falling …

EP36 | Directing Commercials (with Mike Pecci)

March 25th, 2019


Director Mike Pecci walks us through the process of directing commercials. What is the difference between a union shoot and a commercial shoot? How are web ads different? How do you inspire a crew that you meet the day …

EP34 | Photography: Finding Your Style (Guest Maurice Sinclair)

March 18th, 2019


In this episode, Pecci talks with Maurice Sinclair, a young photographer, and filmmaker from Switzerland about how to find your creative style and develop your skills professionally.
Discussion topics include: Casting …

EP35 | Filming a TV Series (Guest Jeremy Benning)

March 11th, 2019


In this episode, host Mike Pecci has a deep conversation with cinematographer Jeremy Benning from the Amazon series "The Expanse". The two dig deep into how a tv series is shot, who designs the look of the show, and …

EP32 | Shooting a Fashion Campaign (Guest Gina Manning)

March 4th, 2019


In this episode, fashion photographer Gina Manning takes us through her recent fashion campaign for Bruno Magli step by step. Learn how she creates her wildly original concepts, how she interacts with clients through …

EP33 | Let's Talk about Lighting (w/ Mike Pecci)

February 22nd, 2019


In this episode, host Mike Pecci talks about how he approaches lighting for film and photography. He challenges the listener to change the way they see light in everyday situations and urges young filmmakers to start …

EP31 | Learning from other Directors (Guest Zach Merck)

February 11th, 2019


In this episode, host Mike Pecci has a deep conversation with director Zach Merck (from the RIDLEY SCOTT CREATIVE GROUP)about the power of opening up and sharing with other directors. Zach started his career as an …

EP30 | Teaming Up with A Cinematographer(feat. DAVID KRUTA)

January 29th, 2019


Here it is gang! The show you have been filling our inbox with requests for!
“12KM” & “WHO’s THERE” cinematographer David Kruta sits down with …

EP29 | Bar Safari San Fransisco (feat.Drinking Pals Eric, Matt & Chris)

January 22nd, 2019


Join host Mike Pecci as he goes on a Bar Safari in San Fransisco!
What is a Bar Safari? Well, the rules are simple; Find the most run down dive bar …

EP28 | Surviving as a Photographer (feat.Heather McGrath)

December 29th, 2018


Photographer Heather McGrath takes the time to get real about what it takes to survive in a world of cutthroat competition and plummeting budgets. Host Mike Pecci digs deep into her past as a photographer’s assistant, …

EP27 | Advice for a Film Student(feat.Taylor Thum)

December 14th, 2018


Have you noticed all of these online courses, master classes, and tutorials that promise to help you get clients? They seems to be all that is in our instagram feed lately. "If you buy our APP you will become a better …

EP25 | The Independent Theatre Program Manager(feat. Mark Anastasio)

November 20th, 2018


In this episode, Pecci sits down with Mark Anastasio the program manager at the famous Coolidge Corner Theatre. They talk about cult horror films, …

EP26 | I Love Illustrated Movie Posters(feat. Matt Griffin)

October 31st, 2018


HAPPY HALLOWEEN from In Love with the process!
In this episode, Mike gets really nerdy about his love for illustrated movie posters and chats with guest artist Matt Griffin. Matt recently did the amazing poster art for …

EP23 | Exclusive Content Instructions

October 17th, 2018


This is the first EXCLUSIVE CONTENT episode this is only available at for $5.50. After you purchase the episode, you will be redirected to a secret link to listen to the …

EP24| Travel. Instagram Live. WHO'S THERE?(feat. Mike Pecci)

October 15th, 2018


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 …

EP23 pt01 | Having Fun on Set | DOP(feat. Anthony Jarvis)

October 8th, 2018


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 …

Mini-Episode 01 | The Edit System (feat. Mike Pecci)

September 12th, 2018


In this episode, director Mike Pecci talks about why he teamed up with to build a powerful 4k PC Edit System. He talks about the …

EP22 | Blood, Sweat and Bullets | Stuntman(feat. Wade Eastwood)

August 28th, 2018


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 …

EP21 | MPAA: How do Movies get Rated?(feat. Barry Freeman)

August 20th, 2018


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 …

EP20 | The Rise of a Music Video Director(feat. Dale "RAGE" Resteghini)

August 6th, 2018


In this episode, music video directors Mike Pecci the infamous Dale RAGE Resteghini sit down and talk about their humble beginnings and their …

A Series Promise (feat. director Mike Pecci)

August 6th, 2018


Host Mike Pecci explains what you can expect from the podcast In Love with the Process. Honesty, inspiration, and great guests!

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EP19 | Nurturing Creativity(feat. Eileen Pecci)

July 31st, 2018


In this episode, Mike sits down and has a deep conversation with his mother (Eileen Pecci) about raising children, violent movies, visiting movies …

EP18 | The Visual Engineer(feat. STEVE GIRALT)

July 18th, 2018


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 …

EP17 | Using FOOD to trigger MEMORIES(feat. MIKE PECCI)

July 8th, 2018


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 …

EP15 | The Unappreciated Production Assistant(feat. Brett McCabe)

June 27th, 2018


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 …

EP16 | The Strange Life of a Film Director(feat. ASH THORP)

June 20th, 2018


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 …


June 3rd, 2018


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 …

EP13 | The Art of Waiting | How do you stay sane in-between projects?

May 30th, 2018


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 …

EP12 | Working with actors (feat. LANCE WILLIAMS & DAVE APOSTOLIDES)

May 17th, 2018


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.

EP11 | Creating a proof of concept short film (feat. LANCE WILLIAMS & DAVE APOSTOLIDES)

May 2nd, 2018


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 …

EP10 | Working with a Film Composer (feat. CODE ELEKTRO & MIKE TRAN)

January 30th, 2018


In this episode director Mike Pecci chats with two upcoming film composers, Mike Tran and Martin from CODE ELEKRO. Tran has written the music for Pecci’s past three films (Moped Knights, TDCBD, 12KM) while also juggling …

EP09 | The Power of Lighting! (feat. Josh Dreyfus & Ruben Alves)

October 31st, 2017


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 …

EP08 | Why you should Rent Gear (feat. John Rule)

September 14th, 2017


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 …

EP07 | How to Produce your First Film (feat. David Apostolides)

August 24th, 2017


In this episode Mike Pecci talks in detail with first time director David Apostolides about his recent adventures in Europe while shooting his first …

EP06 | Don't Let Your Tools Control Your Life (feat. Puget Systems Team)

August 1st, 2017


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 …

Series Intro (feat. director Mike Pecci)

July 12th, 2017


Here is a quick look at what you can expect from the In Love with the Process podcast.

EP05 | How to be a Sucessful Photographer (feat. Fashion Photographer Gina Manning)

July 7th, 2017


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 …

EP04 | How to get a Sponsor (feat. Marketing VP. Rod Clark)

June 28th, 2017


In this episode, Pecci travels to LAS VEGAS with David Apostolides and Tony Fernandez to attend NAB. The interview Rod Clark from Wine Country …

EP03 | How Music Videos Are Made (feat. Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach)

May 5th, 2017


In this episode music video director Mike Pecci talks with special guest Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach about how music videos are made.

EP02 | Getting Started in the Film Buisness (feat. film director Sridhar Reddy)

April 4th, 2017


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 …

EP01 | It All Starts Here (feat. David Apostolides)

March 19th, 2017


There is an old saying that it takes 10,000 hours of dedicated practice to become a master of anything, that it takes about 8 years before you are …

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