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Episode 320 — Niche Down to Stand Out

  Episode 320 — Niche Down to Stand Out You need to be ultra specific in how you define yourself when you’re applying for jobs as an artist. It’s the difference between being front-of-mind and standing out — or blending in with all the other applications. And it’s something that none of us do. By […]

Episode 319 — F9 VFX Supervisor – Peter Chiang

  Episode 319 — F9 VFX Supervisor – Peter Chiang Peter Chiang is co-founder of DNEG and a prolific and critically acclaimed Visual Effects Supervisor. He is one of the leaders in his field with over 30 years experience in the industry. Starting out as a graphic artist, animator and later visual effects art director, […]

Episode 318 — How to Raise Your Prices

  Episode 318 — How to Raise Your Prices Knowing when to raise your rates is really critical. A lot of us get the resistance in the beginning. We’re afraid that if we raise our prices too high, we’ll lose our clients. But that’s kind of the idea!  A brand is our position in the […]

Episode 317 — FOR ALL MANKIND — VFX Supervisors

  Episode 317 — FOR ALL MANKIND — VFX Supervisors Imagine the world where the global space race never ended. For All Mankind is a thrilling “what if” take on history from Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) spotlights the high stakes lives of NASA astronauts and their families. Jay Redd is a VFX Supervisor […]

Episode 316 — Linus Tech Tips’ Editor – Taran Van Hemert

  Episode 316 — Linus Tech Tips’ Editor – Taran Van Hemert Linus Tech Tips is a passionate team of professionally curious experts in consumer technology and video production which aims to inform and educate people of all ages through entertaining videos. They create product reviews, step-by-step computer build guides and a variety of other […]

Episode 315 — Becoming a TD

  Episode 315 — Becoming a TD A Technical Director handles the technical side, builds scripts, automates tasks or supports their team. Sometimes, they’re the ones handling tricky shots. Sometimes their job is about problem solving. Other times, a TD comes up with a solution when production hits a wall. At the same time, a […]

Episode 314 — Corridor Digital — Wren Weichman

  Episode 314 — Corridor Digital — Wren Weichman Wren Weichman is a VFX Artist and a YouTube Host at Corridor Digital.  Corridor Digital is a Visual Effects Studio based in Los Angeles. They’re best known for creative short-form viral videos, as well as producing and directing the web Series Rush and YouTube Red’s Lifeline. They […]

Episode 313 — Sh*t I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

  Episode 313 — Sh*t I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger In the beginning of our career, we just want traction: those quick wins that will validate us. When we get to that elite level, there are tidbits of advice from everyone else that sound stupid. But most of the things we think […]

Episode 312 — UNDERGROUND RAILROAD — VFX Supervisor

  Episode 312 — UNDERGROUND RAILROAD — VFX Supervisor  Dottie Starling is a Visual Effects Supervisor, CGI artist and digital modeler. Through both her freelance VFX career and her work with production houses such as Cinesite, Asylum, and Wildfire VFX, Dottie has worked on countless blockbuster motion pictures including Titanic, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, 007’s […]

Episode 311 — How to Land Projects Through Your Brand

  Episode 311 — How to Land Projects Through Your Brand As artists, we all have a fear that if we do too much of the same thing, we’re going to be known as a one-trick pony and get pigeonholed. But the big mistake we make when we let our careers run its own course. […]

Episode 310 — CHALK WARFARE Director — Sam Wickert

  Episode 310 — CHALK WARFARE Director — Sam Wickert Sam Wickert is a director and VFX supervisor who has worked closely with many clients such as Epic Games, Google Daydream, AMD, BlackMagic Design, Universal Orlando Resorts, Redbull, and Discover.  The most exciting projects he has enjoyed working on is the content featured on his […]

Episode 309 — Why You’re Not Landing Clients

  Episode 309 — Why You’re Not Landing Clients A lot of the time, we don’t care about building relationships. We just want instant results. We just want to get a response from the first person to whom we reach out. We don’t want to introduce ourselves to a client and make us the priority. […]

Episode 308 — Stuart Lippincott — Landing Work Through Social Media

  Episode 308 — Stuart Lippincott — Landing Work Through Social Media Stuart Lippincott is a motion graphics designer and NFT artist. He is known as @Stuz0r on social media.  In this Podcast, Allan McKay interviews motion graphics designer Stuart Lippincott about NFT’s as a side hustle, establishing the rates you’re worth, attracting better clients, […]

Episode 307 — Clinton Jones — Leaving Corridor Digital

  Episode 307 — Clinton Jones — Leaving Corridor Digital  Clinton Jones is a Director, Content Creator, VFX Artist and Photographer. He has worked at Rocket Jump and at Corridor Digital. On his YouTube Channel, where he is known as Pwnisher, he launches challenges for his community, as well as creates tutorials. His YouTube Channel […]

Episode 306 — Taking Pride in Your Work

  Episode 306 — Taking Pride in Your Work  Taking pride in your work and in your process is so critical! You want to have people want to work with you again. If you don’t get it — if you still don’t care — that is an issue for any Supervisor. This seems like simple […]

Episode 305 — Tarsier Studios — Little Nightmares

  Episode 305 — Tarsier Studios — Little Nightmares Tarsier is an independent game studio situated in Malmö, Sweden. They are the developers of Statik and the award winning Little Nightmares franchise.  Founded in 2004 as Team Tarsier, the team eventually changed their name to Tarsier Studios when they released their first two projects involving […]

Episode 304 — MAZE RUNNER Director Wes Ball

  Episode 304 — MAZE RUNNER Director Wes Ball Wes Ball is a Director, VFX and graphic artist. He’s directed The Maze Runner trilogy and currently has several projects in development, including the next installment of the Planet of the Apes franchise. Wes graduated from the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts. In […]

SPECIAL EDITION — UNDERGROUND RAILROAD — VFX Sup Dottie Starling

  SPECIAL EDITION — UNDERGROUND RAILROAD — VFX Sup Dottie Starling Dottie Starling is a Visual Effects Supervisor, CGI artist and digital modeler. Through both her freelance VFX career and her work with production houses such as Cinesite, Asylum, and Wildfire VFX, Dottie has worked on countless blockbuster motion pictures including Titanic, Lara Croft: Tomb […]

Episode 303 — BossLogic

  Episode 303 — BossLogic Kode Abdo — AKA BossLogic — is a graphic artist from Melbourne, Australia. He first started drawing when he was 6 years old. After transferring his skills to a digital platform, BossLogic was able to expose his work to a wider audience, a move that came with great success. As […]

Episode 302 — The Courage to Level Up — Matthew Encina

  Episode 302 — The Courage to Level Up — Matthew Encina Matthew Encina is a content creator, educator and creative director with over 15 years of experience of directing, designing and animating.  He previously served as the Chief Content Officer at The Futur and a Creative Director at Blind. He has taught through video […]

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