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Episode 35 – Starting your own Visual Effects Studio

Click here to listen on iTunes! This episode we dive right into what it takes to launch your own studio. Such a big subject and so much to cover – if you want to know leave a comment below #Iwanttoknowmore! and I will gladly put together a step by step episode series on the business […]

034 – The Importance of Finding Mentors

Click here to listen on iTunes! This episode is all about how impactful having mentors or experts in your life can be, and modeling those you idolize or see as successful. The key is to push yourself out of your comfort zone and find those that are able to push you and inspire you as […]

Episode 32 – Becoming a LinkedIn Ninja!

Click here to listen on iTunes! LinkedIn is the number one job finding and networking resource on the web! YET it’s not optimized for artist use – it’s optimized typically for more corporate, and start up jobs and long form productions. The typical approach to finding work with LinkedIn typically will not apply to Designers, […]

Episode 31! Killer tools to help you get s!#% _DONE_!

Click here to listen on iTunes! By far the most different episode I have made to date. Rather than focusing on interviewing artists or on core ways to build up your career. I wanted to share some of the tools _I_ use in production or day to day that are pivotal to getting things done. […]

Episode 30 – Dan Roarty – Character Artist

Click here to listen on iTunes! Dan’s background working in video games on projects ranging from Star Wars 1313 to Tomb Raider to Gears of War to many other iconic projects as well as high profile studios such as Lucas Arts. What makes Dan stand out is his phenomenally realistic character work, many of his […]

Episode 29 – Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot

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 29 — Andrew Kramer, Video Copilot. Hi, everyone! This is Allan McKay. I’m interview Andrew Kramer from Video Copilot. This Episode I’ve been wanting to do for quite a […]

Episode 28 – Christopher Nichols!

Click here to listen on iTunes! Christopher Nichols has an impressive resume of working for many of the leading studios, from The Day After Tomorrow, I, Robot, Stealth, Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, Maleficent and The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo to photo real cars and photo real humans. Chris works with Chaos Group – the developers […]

026 – Extreme Workflow and Productivity Hacks!

Click here to listen on iTunes! This episode is a unique solo episode packed to the brim with a lot of workflow hacks and core advice to manage yourself better and get a lot more done inside of your standard work day. This is vital methods I apply to my work every day of every […]

Part 2 of episode with Sol Rogers! Career and industry low down!

Click here to listen on iTunes! Part 2 of the really great and insightful interview with Sol Rogers! Covering a lot of really great industry advice and career advise based on his lengthy experience in the industry as well as lecturing at London universities. Lots of great stuff – this was our chat prior to […]

Episode 24 – Sol Rogers – Virtual Reality Specialist

Click here to listen on iTunes! Sol Rogers, all round nice guy and super knowledgeable on all things VR! This episode we dive into what Rewind FX – Sol’s company has been able to pull off in the realm of Virtual Reality for massive clients from Red Bull, Lexus, and just many many massive events […]

Episode 22 – Tobin Kirk, Executive Producer for Blind Design Agency

Check out this episode on iTunes! Episode 22 is epic! Check it out! Everything from discussing careers, hiring artists, scheduling, bidding and budgets through to more heavier into the production side of film and design projects, crazy Matt Damn stories (well not too crazy) and everything in-between. We cover everything from Coldplay music videos to […]

Episode 20 – Pierre Grage’s new book ‘Inside VFX’

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 […]

Episode 19 – Blur Studio’s Chad Wanstreet Pt. 2

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 […]

Episode 18 – Blur Studio’s Chad Wanstreet Pt. 1

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 […]

Episode 17 – Building your brand and defining your niche!

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 […]

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