Check out the episode on iTunes! I recently had the chance to talk in-depth with Pierre Grage about his new (and amazing!) book ‘Inside VFX’. I have to say the minute this book was released I had it express-delivered because I was so anxious to consume this book. I think there has been so much […]
Listen on iTunes! Chad Wanstreet is an amazing artist with a very vast background, we dive into a lot of really great subjects as we discuss his background coming from architecture to working on many high profile car commercials in Detroit to relocating to Los Angeles to work for Blur Studio. This is a subject […]
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Listen on iTunes here Chad Wanstreet is an amazing artist with a very vast background, we dive into a lot of really great subjects as we discuss his background coming from architecture to working on many high profile car commercials in Detroit to relocating to Los Angeles to work for Blur Studio. This is a […]
You can view Episode 17 on iTunes here This is one of the most critical episodes so far in our journey to grow our career and multiply our successes. Something so critical yet overlooked, is defining our name and our niche and building our brand. Associating ourselves in a way that will resonate with others […]
You can check it out on iTunes here This episode is a look back at my year and what I accomplished, as well as a lot of very valuable lessons I’ve learned along the way, including areas I failed and what I have taken from that. A lot of valuable information I’ve taken from this […]
Click here to listen in iTunes So this episode definitely is ‘off the cuff’ but there’s a lot of really vital information for those of you who do want to travel the world and want to understand where to start! I will say this is definitely just scratching the surface, and unfortunately being the week […]
Here’s a link to iTunes Midway through the month! Lots of episodes flooding out on a lot of very important subjects! This episode is all about learning the power of negotiation and becoming comfortable discussing money with employers, how to get a raise and how to position yourself so they pitch to you. This episode […]
You can view this episode on iTunes here This episode is very focused on more our core habits, how to build a ‘ritual’ to start out your day so you wake up productive and know exactly what you need to get done and go about doing it by batching your tasks intelligently and adding time […]
Listen on iTunes here This episode I have been excited to discuss for some time – and have shared a lot with my discussion with Todd Sheridan Perry in Episode 9 about his experiences on working from home in Seattle. I have had so much personal experience both launching my own visual effects studio of […]
Here is a link to visit in iTunes – please feel free to leave a rating or review – always grateful! Crafting the ultimate job letter and how to position and qualify yourself This episode dives into some of the core concepts of writing a strong cover letter or email to reach out to […]
TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER IN 2015 This is your chance – throughout December, 3x a week new episodes specifically on transforming your career and making the biggest impact in 2015! Episode 10 – Your goals for 2015 and Designing your career blueprint This month is all about change – we’re going to band together and commit […]
Click here to view iTunes I jumped at the chance to talk with Todd about this subject, as it’s one I plan to cover later this month! Todd has major success working on projects ranging from The Lord of the Rings all the way through to X-files, Final Destination 5, 2012, The Mist, and dozens […]
This is a great interview with extraordinary artist John Brennick for his contributions at studios like Weta and Digital domain and other studios around the globe on many high profile films including Dawn of the planet of the apes and The Hobbit 2. This is a really fun interview that covers a lot of really […]
(Episode updated, had a few large gaps of silence that snuck in there!) Itunes Link here – click this link to subscribe or play How to host events, learn to network and create unique opportunities to get hired! This episode is about how to maximize your potential of getting noticed. By thinking outside the box […]
Here’s the iTunes link Check out the latest episode, this was an absolute blast to do – Sean’s a great guy with lots of amazing talent there’s lots of really fun and solid information in here about him as well as about the show that you probably didn’t know. Please comment and let me know […]
Show notes to come soon, lots of show notes, too many show notes – but enjoy The final piece of the Carlos interview I couldn’t leave out – loads of great stuff specifically about his studio pipeline platform ‘Mango’
Here’s an iTunes link to watch the latest episode Course notes to come! By the way for everyone who wants to win a ONE MONTH full membership to digital tutors. Please do the following two steps. 1) Like my Facebook Page 2) Subscribe and leave a review/rating on iTunes Do this right now! And […]
#5 in iTunes career category after just 5 days – holy moly! This episode is the second part of my interview with Carlos. I will warn you this episode is a bit more on the technical side,it’s purely aimed at becoming a Technical Director and the benefits and advantages of having some scripting background, […]
Recorded a while back but this is the first time posting it, this is an interview I did with a very talented FX artist and friend of mine Ansi! Check it out, I’m sure a lot of you will love digging into this! The audio is a little shotty, I apologize for that, but the content’s […]
FINALLY!! Ok it’s here, after planning and building up to a podcast for two years and having people kicking my ass to do this, The Allan McKay Podcast is now live. After shooting 25 episodes of Artist Insight Series, and having two editors assigned to getting the episodes out, only five ever actually made it […]
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