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Pete Szijarto

Los Angeles, California

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Editor/colorist and writer/director. I love comedy / lifestyle / docu-style work with authenticity. Over a decade of experience across commercials and films. I've worked freelance and in-house at agencies and production companies.

I have been in the industry since 2008.

GEICO - Disclaimer "Fly"
Added on 1/24/2018
As a fan of the GEICO commercials in general, I was thrilled when approached with the scripts for this "Disclaimer" campaign. I immediately set to work on producing and directing two spec commmercials. They were received well and were green-lit by the client and agency. In the end, I directed three spots with 15 and 30 second cuts. For me the big challenge was trying to keep these as simple as possible but still pack a ton into each spot. I wanted a very specific look to convey this "informercial at home" feel. I asked the DP for a subtle camera movement, realistic lighting, and a specific "eye-sharp" texture to the image which was achieved through a combination of the Arri Camera and Cooke lenses. I also wanted each spot to feel very unique in the casting choice, action on screen, environments, and wardrobe. During casting I zeroed in on the talent we used due to their particular charm and comic delivery, which would allow the three spots to share a cohesive theme. Lastly each location, it's particular set dressing, and wardrobe choice was designed around each character to bolster each characters comic charm. Projects like these are absolutely a team effort and I definitely had an amazing production team, cast, and crew. I can't thank all of them along with the agency and client enough.

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Credits

Editor / VFX – Selfie (TV Pilot)

September, 2020 — October, 2020
Television – Unicorns and Unicorns

Editor – Art Broken (Season1, Web Series)

September, 2020 — October, 2020
Online – Cristovao Productions

Editor – Tastemade Disney Mulan

February, 2020 — March, 2020
Online – Tastemade

Editor / Colorist / VFX – History of Athlete Skincare with Dr. James Beard Harden

October, 2019 — April, 2020
Commercial – Art of Sport

Editor / Colorist / VFX – History of Athlete Skincare with Professor Juju Smith-Schuster

October, 2019 — April, 2020
Commercial – Art of Sport

Editor / Colorist – E-Punk

October, 2019 — December, 2019
Commercial – Razor Scooters

Editor / Colorist – Jolly Old Santa

October, 2019 — December, 2019
Commercial – Razor Scooters

Editor / Remote DP – I Used To...

July, 2019 — August, 2020
Commercial – BodyArmor

Editor – Loving In America (Best Web Series @ 2020 ABFF)

July, 2019 — October, 2019
Online – Cristovao Productions

Director – Adidas Running "My Race Film"

April, 2019 — May, 2019
Commercial – Adidas

Director – 12 Days of Little

Commercial – Tic Tac

Director – Disclaimer (3 Spots)

Commercial – Geico

Director – Welcome (8 Spots)

Commercial – Publix

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