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Episode 216 — Dan Katcher — Creatures

  Episode 216 — Dan Katcher — Creatures Welcome to Episode 216! I’m speaking with Dan Katcher, the Father of Dragons. Dan is responsible for designing all the dragons for Game of Thrones, including other creature work. I’m really excited for this Episode. This one I wanted to do from the beginning of my Podcast […]

Episode 215 — Better Student Experiences

  Episode 215 — Better Student Experiences Hi, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 215! We’re going to be talking about setting yourself up for success in courses: How to get the most out of your studies. This is a round table with Mitch Bowler of Pencil Kings and Evolve and Sergio Paez, […]

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Episode 214 — How to Win the Day

  Episode 214 — How to Win the Day Hi, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 214! I’m going to be talking about Productivity, but more importantly — about How to Win the Day! This is something I’m really passionate about. So many of us say, “I wish I had more hours in […]

Episode 213 — Ruairi Robinson — Director

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Episode 212 — Image Engine — VFX Sups

  Episode 212 — Image Engine — VFX Sups Welcome to Episode 212! I’m going to be speaking with two of the Image Engine Supervisors on Game of Thrones: Jörn Großhans and Thomas Schelesny. I’m really excited about this one. Both Jörn and Thomas have been involved heavily on GOT. We get into a lot […]

Episode 210 — Feeding the Trolls

  Episode 210 — Feeding the Trolls Welcome to Episode 210! I’m going to talk about dealing with trolls. I’ve talked about this before I want to lean into it more. I’ve been wanting to put it together for a while. In the past I’ve said, “Don’t feed the trolls!” Now, I have a slightly […]

Episode 209 — Fired and Homeless

  Episode 209 — Fired and Homeless Welcome to Episode 209! I’m going to talk about something a bit different: about my first real job, getting fired and becoming homeless — and what I’ve learned from that in order to remain successful in my career and ensure that I stay on top and in control […]

Episode 208 — Brian Dixon — Author of START WITH YOUR PEOPLE

  Episode 208 — Brian Dixon — Author of START WITH YOUR PEOPLE Welcome to Episode 208! I’m speaking with Brian Dixon, the author of Start with Your People. We talk about combining art and business — and a lot more! The thing that caught my eye in Brian’s book is building our mission statement. […]

Episode 207 — How Old is Too Old for VFX?

  Episode 207 — How Old is Too Old for VFX? Welcome to Episode 207! I’m going to be talking about how old is too old to start working in VFX. Whether you’re in your 40s-50s or your 14 years old — this Episode is for you! Enjoy! Let’s dive in! FIRST THINGS FIRST: [01:03] […]

Episode 206 — How to Build Exposure

  Episode 206 — How to Build Exposure Welcome to Episode 206! This Episode is on the subject of building exposure: Leveraging what you’ve already done in your career to build a content machine and to use that to build a bigger name, to get attention, to get work and to build your brand. I’m […]

Episode 205 — Working from Home

  Episode 205 — Working from Home Welcome to Episode 205! I want to talk about working remotely, how to work from home and give some ideas on how to get started. These are my thoughts on how to transition from working at big studio to working from home — on several jobs! — and […]

Episode 204 — Lucas Ridley

  Episode 204 — Lucas Ridley Welcome to Episode 204! I’m interviewing Character Animator, VFX Supervisor — and an all-around Badass — Lucas Ridley! You might be familiar with his work: I put out the Venom training in late 2018 and Lucas animated all of it. Lately, he animated my Thanos training (www.MarvelCourse.com). I’m amazing […]

Episode 203 — Will A.I. Take Our Artist Jobs?

  Episode 203 — Will A.I. Take Our Artist Jobs? Welcome to Episode 203! This was a Live Stream I recently did. This Episodes covers a topic that has come up a lot recently: Will Artificial Intelligence take away our jobs? Not so long ago, it would’ve been a paranoid question to ask. Nowadays, we’re […]

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Episode 202 — How to Take Your Career to the Next Level

  Episode 202 — How to Take Your Career to the Next Level Welcome to Episode 202! This is a Live Stream session on How to Take Your 3D Artist Career to the Next Level. In the creative industry, the main thing is to focus on how to get that first job. We tend to […]

Episode 201 — Should You Go to School for VFX?

  Episode 201 — Should You Go to School for VFX? Welcome to Episode 201! I want to answer a question I get asked all the time: Should I go to school to study VFX or should I study online? And what school should I go to? What are my options? I want to offer […]

Episode 200 — Interview with Allan McKay

  Episode 200 — Interview with Allan McKay Welcome to Episode 200! I cannot believe we’ve done 200 Episodes! I hope you’re getting a lot out of this Podcast. Please also email me if you have any feedback: [email protected] In this Podcast, I am being interviewed by D2 Conference’s Fabio Palvelli. D2 Conference brings you […]

Episode 199 — Realism in Hollywood VFX

Welcome to Episode 199! I’m covering the topic of realism in Hollywood VFX films. This Episode came to be from some comments on my YouTube Channel: Someone was asking if the buildings would explode when the dragons from Game of Thrones would hit them with fire. This is something that we deal with a lot, […]

Allan McKay Ep. 198 Sell Yourself

Episode 198 — Sell Yourself

Welcome to Episode 198! This Podcast is about the subject of selling yourself: It’s a different take on how you see yourself and how you apply for jobs. The key things when people apply for jobs are: Building relationships; Having an urgency around applying for jobs in the first place. Here, I take a different […]

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Episode 197 — Should Artists Build a Personal Brand?

Episode 197 — Should Artists Build a Personal Brand? In this Podcast, Allan talks about the topic of branding. As he’s said before, “You could be the greatest artist in the world! But if no one knows who you are, then how are you going to get work?” This Live Stream because with the question: […]

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