Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Faith, Family and Fists - A profile of boxer Steve USS Cunningham

More and more I'm getting a chance to make videos outside the world of bodybuilding. 

Here's my latest, a quick profile of a boxer from my old neighborhood in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Why you won't see my raw footage

I get many requests to see the raw footage of my projects. It ain't gonna happen!

You have to trust that what I am showing you is the best footage there is, and that there is no more good stuff. No artist in his/her right mind lets you see the crap. Our job is to show you only the best.

Art is in the editing.

Most of the time the unused footage is badly shot or the sound is bad or the subject is rambling or repeating himself or it's just plain boring because nothing is happening.

Does anyone really think I wouldn't use something that's GOOD? If you watched the raw footage I guarantee you would end up skipping over most of it and fast forwarding to the parts that are in my edited video. 

That's what editing IS. Finding the good parts and leaving the trash behind.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Never be bored again!

Very often people (mostly young people) will post online that they are bored and don't know what to do with their time.

I have never felt that way. Ever. Even when I was young.

Here's my secret. Always have a creative project ongoing in your life.

It could be a painting, a novel or a poem. For me it was music, art and journalism. (Now video.) For some it could be work for a charity or a homeless shelter.

But no matter what it is, it must be something that moves you forward to a specific goal small increments at a time.

Free time becomes a precious gift to be used, not something to get through until the next Avengers movie comes out or your friends show up with the beer.

If your project is something that you can think about and plan about and dream about when you are standing in the line at the supermarket, you will never be bored.

Mike's words of wisdom for Saturday! :-)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Kai Greene: A Day in the Life" a big success!

Recently, FLEX magazine commissioned me to create a video that would accompany a print article about what a day in the life was like for a top pro bodybuilder.

What we ended up with was a series of THREE videos that some are saying are the best bodybuilding documentaries that they've seen in a long time!

 Here they are! Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Highest rated videos on!

Very proud to see that that 3 of the top 5 highest rated videos on are my Kai videos!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How awesome is this??

From the marketing director talking about my X-FIT video series...
"Hey guys, I had the team pull the traffic from the site and since our early Feb. launch date, we’ve received 95,000 page views and users are spending on average over 2 minutes on the page. This is INCREDIBLE! We are EXTREMELY pleased with this showing. It’s one of the best performing campaigns on our site!"
More proof that hard work pays off! See what the fuss is about!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A special announcement for CrossFit or cross training enthusiasts of any kind!

I have become known in the past few years for my bodybuilding videos. But recently I have been given the opportunity to explore a new world...CrossFit and cross training! I have spent the last few months producing training videos for a new site called!

If you’d like to get a taste of a new way to get fit then check out some of the cross training and CrossFit videos we have begun to post!

This is the page you want to bookmark!!

We have begun to post our educational and inspirational training videos and there’s lots more to come. Check them out! Tell us what you think and what you’d like to see in the future.

And be sure to sign up to get notifications of product specials and new videos whenever they come out

Soon we will begin to post 20 incredible WODs (that's Workout Of the Day, for you newbies!) and several challenge workouts with which you can earn cash and prizes by competing against other X-FIT enthusiasts all across the country!

I’m very excited about this new direction for Mike Pulcinella Video Productions and I have even been challenged to try a CrossFit workout for myself! You will hear and SEE more about that very soon!


P.S. Don’t worry, there will be more bodybuilding videos with Kai Greene, Jose Raymond and others coming in the following months!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A CrossFit video series!

Coming soon! An instructional series for CrossFit!

I've been shooting instruction about individual CrossFit movements as well as intense training sessions.

As always I will be digging into what CrossFit IS and what it means to the people that love it.

Stay tuned!