While speaking at the It’s Art Masterclass 2016 event in Paris, we teamed together to enjoy some beer and talk VFX for this episodes podcast.
This episode dives into many subjects from what we look for when hiring or building teams for projects, what it takes to work at big studios, lots of great insights into getting work and being a better artist, as well as workflow, process and what our electricity bills tend to look like when boasting a render-farm!
Mark Theriault is an FX Lead at Image Engine in Vancouver, previously working for studios such as Industrial Light + Magic, Dreamworks, Blur Studio, Frantic Films/Prime Focus and many others. He has an extensive background in VFX working on films such as Star Wars, Deadpool, Independence Day: Resurgence, Avengers and many others.
Anselm Seherr-Thoss (Ansi) is a VFX Supervisor located in New Orleans, Louisiana. He’s worked for studios such as Blur Studio, Frantic Films/Prime Focus, Atomic Fiction, Pixomondo and many other studios around the US and Europe. Some of the projects Ansi has worked on include Quantico, NCIS: New Orleans, Grimm, The Expendables 3, Star Trek 2, Avatar and GI Joe.
You can also listen to the AM Podcast with Ansi at http://www.allanmckay.com/ansi/
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Next week I have some vfx case studies I’m doing coming up which you probably don’t want to miss
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