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Revisiting our 2015 goals – and learning to fail UP!

Click here to listen on iTunes! Back in December we set out the challenge of setting BIG goals for 2015 and as time passes – it’s time to check in.. How are you doing with your goals? This episode is to focus not on setting goals, but how to stay accountable and how to minimize […]

How to build the ultimate reel to land your dream job

Click here to listen on iTunes! After the first ‘Review my Reel’ session was a total success with over 100 people attending, this episode follows the momentum of this and discusses a lot of advice on what we are all doing with our reels that we probably shouldn’t, as well as key things to keep […]

Gears of War – Insights with the Character Team

Click here to listen on iTunes! With the announcement of Gears of War 4 last week from Microsoft, this episode focuses on the talented character team behind the development of GOW4. Probably the most spectular features of Gears of War is the amazing creature and character designs and attention to detail in all of the […]

Dawn of the Zombies… a great episode on film making

Click here to listen on iTunes! Alf is a 3D artist and film maker in Norway, partner of the vfx studio Gimpville. Recently Alf has completed an epic 6 month journey to complete his own parody short film (trailer) called Dawn of the planet of the zombies and giant killer plants on some serious acid […]

Delcio Gomes – Industrial Light + Magic – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Click here to listen on iTunes! Delcio originally from Brazil has worked on projects like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Terminator Genisys, Thor: The Dark World, Oblivion and many others as both a modeler and cg generalist. This is a really great episode giving a lot of insight into Delcio’s background as well as a lot […]

Episode 37 – VFX Round Table – Chad, Hnedel, Allan & Sol

Click here to listen on iTunes! This is by far the most random episode on the podcast so far! As Chad, Hnedel, Sol and Allan gather together over a few beers and do a free for all discussing a lot to do with the industry, film, virtual reality as well as process, pipeline and people. […]

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 […]

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