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Episode 149 — Should I Be a Generalist or a Specialist?

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book. Allan McKay’s YouTube Channel. Allan McKay’s Instagram.   Episode 149 — Should I Be a Generalist or a Specialist? Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 149! I’m answering the age-old question: Should I be […]

Episode 148 — Kevin Baillie — Atomic Fiction

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book. Allan McKay’s YouTube Channel. Allan McKay’s Instagram.   Episode 148 — Kevin Baillie — Atomic Fiction Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 148! I’m speaking with Kevin Baillie from Atomic Fiction. He is one […]

New Tutorial – Optical Flares in Nuke

Just a quick update to say I have posted a new tutorial on using Video Co-Pilot’s Optical Flares in Nuke. Taking advantage of the 3D environment to be able to place 3D lights and have them flare out or augment the lighting. I really like this approach, as it’s extremely subtle but enrichen’s the shots quite […]

Episode 147 — Bobby Chiu — Schoolism — PART II

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book. Allan McKay’s YouTube Channel. Allan McKay’s Instagram.   Episode 147 — Bobby Chiu — Schoolism — PART II Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 147! I’m speaking with Bobby Chiu from Schoolism. This our […]

Under Construction

Quick temporary update over the weekend to just mention A) The website is up! B) There’s probably going to be things breaking a little 🙂 Bare with me as I get everything online. For me this is something I should have done a decade ago. But this website will be updated multiple times each week, […]

Episode 146 — Framestore’s Recruiter Kathleen Ruffalo

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book. Allan McKay’s YouTube Channel. Allan McKay’s Instagram.   Episode 146 — Framestore’s Recruiter Kathleen Ruffalo  Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 146! I’m speaking with Kathleen Ruffalo from Framestore. She is a Crew Manager. […]

Episode 145 — HALON Entertainment — Brad Alexander

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book. Allan McKay’s YouTube Channel. Allan McKay’s Instagram.   Episode 145 — HALON Entertainment — Brad Alexander  Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 145! I’m speaking with one of the founders of HALON Brad Alexander. […]

Episode 144 — Soho VFX — Berj Bannayan

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book. Allan McKay’s YouTube Channel. Allan McKay’s Instagram.   Episode 144 — Soho VFX — Berj Bannayan Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 144! I’m speaking with Berj Bannayan, one of the Founders of Soho […]

Episode 143 — Scanline VFX Sup Ivo Klaus — PART II: Industry Advice

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book. Allan McKay’s YouTube Channel. Allan McKay’s Instagram.   Episode 143 — Scanline VFX Sup Ivo Klaus — PART II: Industry Advice Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 143! I’m speaking with Ivo Klaus, one […]

Episode 142 — Kat Evans — Discussing 15 Years in VFX

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book. Allan McKay’s YouTube Channel. Allan McKay’s Instagram.   Episode 142 — Kat Evans — Discussing 15 Years in VFX Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 142! I’m speaking with Kat Evans. This is the […]

Episode 141 — Sony Pictures Imageworks — Senior Layout Sup Adam Holmes

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book. Allan McKay’s YouTube Channel. Allan McKay’s Instagram.   Episode 141 — Sony Pictures Imageworks — Adam Holmes Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 141! I’m speaking with Adam Holmes, a Layout Supervisor at Sony […]

Episode 140 — MPC’s Animation Sup — Catherine Mullan

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book. Allan McKay’s YouTube Channel. Allan McKay’s Instagram.   Episode 140 — MPC’s Animation Sup — Catherine Mullan Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 140! I’m speaking with Catherine Mullan who is the Animation Supervisor […]

Episode 139 — Sony Pictures Animation — Ovi Nedelcu

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book. Allan McKay’s YouTube Channel. Allan McKay’s Instagram.   Episode 139 — Sony Pictures Animation — Ovi Nedelcu Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 139! I’m speaking with Ovi Nedelcu, a Storyboard Artist for Sony […]

Episode 138 — Allan McKay — Ask Me Anything

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book. Allan McKay’s YouTube Channel. Allan McKay’s Instagram.   Episode 138 — Allan McKay — Ask Me Anything Hi, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 138! I’m doing the first ever AMA (Ask Me Anything) Podcast. […]

Episode 137 — The Ultimate Guide to Demo Reels

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book.   Episode 137 — The Ultimate Guide to Demo Reels  PART I: 5 Demo Reel Mistakes That are Costing You the Job — and You Don’t Even Know It!  Hi, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to […]

First Post!

​        Finally! After much work and back and forth the new website is up!…. [quickfavor]

Episode 136 — Scanline FX Sup Ivo Klaus

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book.   Episode 136 — Scanline FX Sup Ivo Klaus Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 136! I’m speaking with Ivo Klaus, one of the FX Supervisors at Scanline VFX. Ivo has been at Scanline […]

Episode 135 — FXGuide Founder Mike Seymour

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book.   Episode 135 — FXGuide Founder Mike Seymour Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 135! I’m speaking with Mike Seymour from FXGuide. I’m excited about this. This Episode is focused around the Virtual Humans […]

Episode 134 — Pixar’s Bob Scott — From Traditional Animation to CGI

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book.   Episode 134 — Pixar’s Bob Scott — From Traditional Animation to CGI Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 134! I’m speaking with Bob Scott from Pixar. Bob came from Warner Brothers and interesting […]

Episode 133 — Director Ryan Connolly — Film Riot

  Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com. Upload The Productive Artist e-book.   Episode 133 — Director Ryan Connolly — Film Riot Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 133! I’m speaking with Film Riot’s Ryan Connolly. I’m really excited for this one! Ryan runs a filmmaking […]

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