Episode 295 — DOOM ETERNAL – Hugo Martin Welcome to Episode 295! This is Allan McKay. I want to break down a discussion I had with Hugo Martin, the Creative Director for DOOM and DOOM Eternal, and all the key takeaways I learned from speaking to him. I’m really excited about this. It’s a […]
Episode 294 — Dickinson VFX Supervisor – Lotta Forssman Lotta (aka Charlotta) Forssman is a VFX supervisor based out of NYC. For nearly a decade, she has been part of Molecule VFX and has worked on shows like Ballers (HBO), The Good Cop, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Master of None (Netflix). She has been a […]
Episode 247 – COVID-19 and the Future of VFX – with Todd Sheridan Perry Todd Sheridan Perry works in the film industry as a freelance VFX Supervisor / CG Supervisor as well as digital artist, screenwriter, editor and director. He is a classically trained artist, as well as both a traditional and digital animator. […]
Welcome to Episode 199! I’m covering the topic of realism in Hollywood VFX films. This Episode came to be from some comments on my YouTube Channel: Someone was asking if the buildings would explode when the dragons from Game of Thrones would hit them with fire. This is something that we deal with a lot, […]
The Harmon Brothers is a marketing firm based in Provo, Utah, that has a history of making viral advertising videos. Founded by brothers Daniel, Neil, Jeffrey and Theron Harmon and CEO Benton Crane, the company creates marketing campaigns that are usually the length of an infomercial — but with a distinct sense of humor. Their […]
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 158 — How to Change Careers After 30 Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 158! I’m talking about changing careers — into Visual Effects or […]
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 153 — Ryan Connolly — Making of Short Film BALLiSTIC Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 153! I’m speaking with Ryan Connolly from Film Riot, […]
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 […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com Episode 101 — Interview with Ben Snow, ILM VFX Supervisor — Iron Man, The Mummy, Star Wars, mother! Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 101 with Ben Snow, a VFX Supervisor at ILM. We just […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! This episode is focused on something that affects us all, but also more recently for me has actually been a very critical subject, as we all face those times that completely derail us from our path, habits and routine. Sometimes it’s just for […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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“If only there was more time in the day”
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Money, negotiating, probably two words that build the most tension just at the thought of, other than public speaking.
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