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Episode 152 – More Than One Kind of Demo Reel

  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 152 – More Than One Kind of Demo Reel Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 152: Going through the evolution of your demo reel and […]

Episode 151 — Insights into Hiring with Realtime UK

  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 151 — Insights into Hiring with Realtime UK Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 151! I’m speaking with Pete Leonard, the Hiring Manager for Realtime […]

Specialist or Generalist as a Digital Artist?

​One of the most common questions I get asked – and this week alone I’ve received a lot of email about this is exact question..”Should I be a specialist, or should I be a generalist?”This question applies to you – whether you’re a designer, an FX TD, animator, you work in video games, or you […]

Episode 150 — How to Stalk People (and Get the Contacts)

  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 150 — How to Stalk People (and Get the Contacts) Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 150! This Episode is all about stalking: In other […]

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]

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