The FIGHT

Shot & Spliced by ERIC LATEK
Music Creation by MAURO COLANGELO
with the Sweet Guitar Swag of STEVE BADESSA

Manny Pacquiao & Floyd Mayweather. Two of the greatest fighters, training for the biggest fight in history. Taking it back 70’s Old School, “Rumble in the Jungle” style. We did not want the music to force and carry the visuals, rather than just simply flow with the juxtaposition of training. Having been able to spend the time with these guys, I was not trying to shoot this HBO or Showtime style, rather capture it my way, use my anamorphics, and present a little bit different look and feel both through the lens and in post. I shot a bunch of old film projector reels and added the splices and tape in the midst of some edit points. Grain, grit and splices, all in cinemascope delight!

40 Comments
  1. Chris Pascarelli Manny is one of the most humble human beings you would ever meet.

  2. Mr. Director, Eric Latek; This is only a small part of what your camera is going to be a part of, the world will be in an awe brother. You are the best, of the best. Love you so much. Comte Sayed Najem

  3. This is glorious! I’ve been jealous of you filming Pacquiao’s training. I’m hoping he shreds Mayweather.

  4. I’m so proud of you. I hope to see you when I visit 5-8 to 5-24 love aunty Betty Brown

  5. Eric Latek You impress me more and more every day. Thank you for being a role model. The world needs more people like you. Much respect!

  6. LOVE THIS, GUYS!!!! AWESOME!!!! Must also have a copy of that music please!!! Fantastic choices all around!!!! Looking forward to the fight of the century!!!!

  7. Wow Eric Latek love the 70’s feel and throwback Mauro Colangelo music/ sound is incredible great job! So proud to know you guys can’t wait to work together!!!! ❤️

  8. Whoa! It’s like you stepped right out of USC Film school, grabbed some 5200 series Kodak stock, strapped a lens onto your Arriflex 35 and went to work. Funkadelic my friend! Roger Corman would be proud.

  9. HA! Tom Zammarelli you hit the nail on the head there. I colored it using a Kodak stock film simulation. Pumped up the grain. Added real scratches and splices I filmed off my old 16mm film projector and added it between edits or blended it over titles. Fun stuff!

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