Boston Magazine Presents Mike Pecci Photos

Boston Magazine Presents Mike Pecci Photos

Here is the first image from the big Boston Magazine shoot we just finished. It's on the stands now. This is my favorite from the series and the first we shot. We took over a drive-in in Menden MA (owned by the Phantom Gourmet dudes!) and created a cinematic scene. Amazing crew on this one and fantastic models! Next week I'll be releasing a new Photoshop tutorial that goes into detail on how this image was created!

TEAM:
Mike Pecci, Photographer
Jason Zucco, Photo Assistant
Anthony Jarvis, Lighting Tech
Gina Manning, Assistant & Additional Photography
Anthony Fernandez, Associate Producer
Rachel Slade, Executive Editor
Hector Sanchez, Design Director
Toan Trinh, Photo Editor
Lydia Santangelo, Stylist
Mary Elizabeth Loncich, Assistant Stylist
Jennifer Dunlea, Prop Stylist
Cheryl Higgins, Team Artist Rep
Maryelle O’Rouke, Hair & Makeup
Yojanse Jimenez, Hair & Makeup
Laura Dillon, Hair & Makeup
Heather Cohen, Hair & Makeup
Lauren Sinclair, Shag General Manager
Maggie Inc, Modeling agency
Kristian, Model
Marisa, Model
Keith, Model

Mike Pecci's Grindhouse DVD Sale

Mike Pecci's Grindhouse DVD Sale

For a limited time only you can get Mike Pecci's Grindhouse DVD for only $9.00!!!

Gina Manning Presents Crew Life

Gina Manning Presents Crew Life

Gina Manning spent time hanging with the crew on the set of the Boston Magazine Summer Issue shoot. Her video gives a serious and in depth look at what it's like to be on one of Pecci's sets.
https://vimeo.com/94562248

Photographer Mike Pecci & IKAN Lighting

Photographer Mike Pecci & IKAN Lighting

IKAN PRESENTS: MIKE PECCI.  

Battery Powered Lighting on Location.

As the cinematographer for a documentary, being able to think creatively during high stress situations is key.  You will be trying to find the best shot under the tightest time constraints, and you can’t be afraid to be constantly searching, constantly tweaking, to make the film better.  Having a lighting kit that runs completely on batteries allows you to do some amazing setups and remote locations and lets you put lights wherever you want.  This seminar will show examples of Mike’s recent work and give you an inside look at the kits he travels with.  With the aid of fellow cameraman Anthony Jarvis, he will show us an example of the type of lighting they use.  Mike Pecci has been a film director, photographer, & cinematographer for over 14 years.  He is currently co-owner of McFarland & Pecci where he has shot and co-directed music videos, short films, and documentaries.

 

It's scheduled for 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 21, Dedham Holiday Inn in the PATIO ROOM. 

Mike Pecci - Profoto Lights

Mike Pecci - Profoto Lights

This was my first shoot using Profoto gear.

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Evalena Marie

Mike Pecci 2014 Photography

Mike Pecci 2014 Photography

Photographer Mike Pecci 2014 NEW!

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I believe that there is a way to create a better and more successful Punisher on screen.  Not just for the comic book fans, but for fans of action films, fans of violence, and fans of the iconic antihero.  Frank Castle is more than a man with guns - he is a dead man on a mission.  He needs to finally be represented with respect.  I believe I can do this.  So I made a short fan film called The Dead Can’t Be Distracted. - Mike Pecci

Read the entire article here: http://mikepecci.com/tdcbd01

Click Motion Pictures Below

 

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Mike Pecci Living Image

Mike Pecci Living Image

Ball and Buck | IN THE HUNT | Directed by Mike Pecci

Ball and Buck | IN THE HUNT | Directed by Mike Pecci

Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/73530661

Fashion videos are notorious for resorting to the same old tropes that have persisted for ages. Models posed on abstract backgrounds, or lounging against urban/idyllic backdrops. Occasionally there’s a story set somewhere impossibly luxe and exotic. Well, it wouldn’t be a Ball and Buck video if we didn’t do things differently.

Directed by award-winning director and photographer Mike Pecci, “In the Hunt” plays with expectations, showing how a real man who exemplifies the Ball & Buck lifestyle out in the field might find himself hunted elsewhere.

“In the Hunt” stars Jesse Leach, lead singer of American metalcore band Killswitch Engage, and Maxim model/designer Minji Cho. It was inspired in part by William Claxton’s iconic photograph of Steve McQueen eating, and in part by hunting poetry. “It’s kind of a hunted-becomes-hunter tale,” says writer Rich Tseng. “A man who’s comfortable in his style and who he is exudes that everywhere, even with something as mundane as eating.” For Pecci, “looking good is about throwing quality clothes together simply, and just filling your closet with stuff that can be just tossed on with no effort.”

Combine all that with an originally-composed score by Mike Tran, aka DJ Voltran, and production by McFarland & Pecci (Mcfarlandandpecci.com), and the end result is rugged elegance in a video that’s hard for anyone to resist.

Directed by: Mike Pecci
Copywriter: Richard Tseng
Produced at McFarland & Pecci
Starring: Minji Cho & Jesse Leach
Voice Over: Jacqui Dupre
Original Score by: Mike Tran (DJ Voltran)
Shot at Deep Ellumn in Boston
Clothing provided by: Ball & Buck
Associate Producer: Tony Fernandez
Line Producer: Joan Cassin
Camera: Anthony Jarvis
Makeup: Nicole Fisher

 

TDCBD Mike Pecci

TDCBD Mike Pecci

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TDCBD | The Punisher Fan film you can't see.

TDCBD | The Punisher Fan film you can't see.

Directed by Mike Pecci, The Dead Can't Be Distracted was given a cease and desist from Marvel and will not be released to the public.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - "ALWAYS" (OFFICIAL VIDEO) | MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES | NOISEY »  Here's the video for “Always” from Killswitch Engage

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - "ALWAYS" (OFFICIAL VIDEO) | MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES | NOISEY » Here's the video for “Always” from Killswitch Engage

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - "ALWAYS" (OFFICIAL VIDEO) | MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES | NOISEY »

                                                                                                             

Here's the video for “Always” from Killswitch Engage’s new album, 'Disarm The Descent.' Source Main page (current trends)

 

               

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THE UNHEARD NERD PODCAST

THE UNHEARD NERD PODCAST

Listen here: http://theunheardnerd.podbean.com/
Did an hour long interview with the guys at Unheard Nerd.  We talked about work, comics, and discussed in detail the creation and events surrounding The Dead Can't Be Distracted.  These guys covered it all so if you have any questions about the fan film or the process.  Definitely take a listen.

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Mike Pecci | MORE THAN JUST PICTURES | DEMO

The recent demo created for the ASMP night. 

SEKONIC | MIKE PECCI | PHOTOGRAPHER

SEKONIC | MIKE PECCI | PHOTOGRAPHER

READ IT HERE: http://blog.sekonic.com/2012/03/20/mike-peccis-grindhouse-schooling/

Boston photographer and filmmaker Mike Pecci has never left his hometown for long. Aside from a stint at film school in New York, Pecci has remained in Boston, a testament to the independent spirit of the arts in that town.

Although he likes to work in Los Angeles and New York, he won’t be relocating his home base and studio in Boston any time soon. “I like being around people who are filmmakers because you’re actually hanging out with real folks, hearing real stories, and being inspired by real life. It’s a good city,” he says.

Drawn to illustration and movies as a child, Pecci was diligent in his research to help aid his artistic career goals. At a community college, he discovered the world of production design, seeing it from a crafts standpoint, and not completely from a storyteller’s viewpoint. He decided this was what he wanted to do, “because it takes all the elements of everything I love—music, illustration, and all that—and puts it all together in one big package,” he says. It was at that moment he wanted to be a filmmaker.

The Punisher Fan Film

The Punisher Fan Film

Photos from the set of the new Punisher fan film The Dead Can't Be Distracted by Mike Pecci.  Photos by Gina Manning

GETTING YOUR STYLE SHOT QUICKLY

GETTING YOUR STYLE SHOT QUICKLY

READ BOUT IT HERE

Director Mike Pecci talks about his techniques when shooting the new commercial for the Boston Celtics and his upcoming Sci-Fi Film! 

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Mike Pecci Grindhouse

Mike Pecci Grindhouse

Go the the "Buy Shit" section and grab a copy of the acclaimed Grindhouse Shorts dvd! 

ASMP Flyer

ASMP Flyer

Fashion

Fashion

Fashion videos are notorious for resorting to the same old tropes that have persisted for ages. Models posed on abstract backgrounds, or lounging against urban/idyllic backdrops. Occasionally there’s a story set somewhere impossibly luxe and exotic. Well, it wouldn’t be a Ball and Buck video if we didn’t do things differently.

Directed by award-winning director and photographer Mike Pecci, “In the Hunt” plays with expectations, showing how a real man who exemplifies the Ball & Buck lifestyle out in the field might find himself hunted elsewhere.

“In the Hunt” stars Jesse Leach, lead singer of American metalcore band Killswitch Engage, and Maxim model/designer Minji Cho. It was inspired in part by William Claxton’s iconic photograph of Steve McQueen eating, and in part by hunting poetry. “It’s kind of a hunted-becomes-hunter tale,” says writer Rich Tseng. “A man who’s comfortable in his style and who he is exudes that everywhere, even with something as mundane as eating.” For Pecci, “looking good is about throwing quality clothes together simply, and just filling your closet with stuff that can be just tossed on with no effort.”

Combine all that with an originally-composed score by Mike Tran, aka DJ Voltran, and production by McFarland & Pecci (Mcfarlandandpecci.com), and the end result is rugged elegance in a video that’s hard for anyone to resist.

Directed by: Mike Pecci
Copywriter: Richard Tseng
Produced at McFarland & Pecci
Starring: Minji Cho & Jesse Leach
Voice Over: Jacqui Dupre
Original Score by: Mike Tran (DJ Voltran)
Shot at Deep Ellumn in Boston
Clothing provided by: Ball & Buck
Associate Producer: Tony Fernandez
Line Producer: Joan Cassin
Camera: Anthony Jarvis
Makeup: Nicole Fisher

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Watch us all goofing around on the set of a Killswitch Engage music video. 

Mike Pecci | Grindhouse

Mike Pecci | Grindhouse

"I kind of feel like somebody else might have felt a long time ago when they were shown My Best Friend’s Birthday – the little known movie that Tarantino made before he went on to unleash Reservoir Dogs. The feeling pretty much comes down to something like ‘I’m in the presence of something special here, something on the edge of breaking through…'"  – Skin Deep Magazine  

Czarface | Inspectach Deck | WU-TANG

Czarface | Inspectach Deck | WU-TANG

Watch the official video for Czarface directed by McFarland & Pecci.  You can see Pecci's Grindhouse roots shine in this short film.

Watch it here: http://vimeo.com/58680810

Test Kitchen - Mike Pecci

Test Kitchen - Mike Pecci

Watch it here: https://vimeo.com/76149687
The Test Kitchen is something we do at McFarand & Pecci whenever we have a spare moment.  It’s an opportunity for us to test out new techniques, gear, or shooting ideas and share it with the crew.  This time around we got a hook up from the lovely folks at Quixote Studio in Boston and brought in some new toys to test.  Nikon shipped us out some fantastic new lenses and I fell in love with the Nikor 20mm lens.  We have a few projects coming up that require a lot of movement with compact cameras so we wanted to see how the Nikon D800 would mount to a specially rigged Zcuto cage.  Ikan also let us test run their LED 1x1’s.   They are battery powered and have a sweet digital control panel on the back allowing us to dial in specific brightness and color levels.  They also have remote controls that can work on all the lights or just individuals.  We wanted to see what sort of flares we got using them with the lenses.  Expect to see this stuff used on our next piece.  Check out some of the clips that we shot with a slight low contrast setting and without and color grading.  Drop me a line if you have any specific questions.

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CZARFACE (Featuring Inspectah Deck of WuTang Clan / 7l & Esoteric) "Air 'em Out" (official video)

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