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Allan McKay - Alessandro Ongaro

Episode 190 — Alessandro Ongaro

  Episode 190 — Alessandro Ongaro Alessandro Ongaro is a CG Supervisor at Double Negative. With almost 20 years of experience, he is presently considered to be among the CG Industry’s top professionals. Alessandro was born in Switzerland and holds a dual Italian and Swiss citizenship. While studying design at the School of Design in […]

Allan McKay - Digital Nomad

Episode 189 — Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Sergio Paez is a Director and Story Designer who got his start working at companies such as Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Sony. He is also a founding member of Storyboard Art, an online visual story community, with both a content creation and educational focus to further techniques in visual storytelling. In 2012, Sergio authored the book […]

Allan McKay - Mariana Acuna Acosta

Episode 188 — Mariana Acuña Acosta

Mariana Acuña Acosta is an entrepreneur who is driven by her passion for new and emerging technologies. Over the past four years, her focus has been in VR, MR and AR workflows, cross-pollination of products; the changing landscape of entertainment and the new ways of creating content. She is the Founder of Jolt VR and […]

Episode 187 — Derek Spears, VFX Sup

  Episode 187 — Derek Spears, VFX Sup Derek Spears is an award-winning VFX Supervisor. His career in Visual Effects started with the founding of Cinesite’s 3D department where he was involved with the production of Kevin Costner’s Waterworld and helped develop Cinesite’s 3D tracking system. Over the years, Spears served as the Digital Effects Supervisor on Face […]

Allan McKay - How to Learn VFX

Episode 186 — How to Learn VFX

A lot of us find out that when we start to learn an new subject, we read up everything and get basic information, often without knowing how to apply it. By having a set goal, the learning becomes more intense and we have apply it all in a context. It allows us to connect the […]

Venom (VFX Breakdown)

 ​I’m going behind the scenes on the visual effects for the movie Venom — and discussing the VFX for the film not as an artist, but as a VFX Supervisor. Share0 Tweet0 Share0 ​CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO ​This is a deep dive into deconstructing individual FX sequences and shots and the techniques and […]

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Allan McKay - Level Up

Episode 185 — A Call to Level Up

This is a personal essay on how to level up. I don’t think this Podcast is going to be for everyone; and if doesn’t resonate with you, it might not be the right time for you. I want to cut the bullshit and call it what it is: If you want to fucking level up […]

How to Set Your Big Goals To Stick

 ​So, have you started your New Year’s resolutions yet? I think we all have mixed feelings about this topic, since most of us are convinced New Year’s resolutions don’t work — and statistically, they don’t. In fact 80% of New ​Year’s resolutions fail by February. So whether it’s December 31st or August 18th, the driver […]

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What 20 Years of Failure Taught Me

I want to talk about an important subject here: The major failures I’ve had in my career — but also how they’ve led to major wins! One of the ones I talk about in this video was hitting a cap on what I could charge as a freelancer and how rethinking how I price myself […]

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Allan McKay How to Get Started in VFX

Episode 184 — How to Get Started in VFX

This is an Episode that has been a long time coming. This is easily the one question I get asked every day: How do I get started in visual effects? Where do I turn? I’m overwhelmed: Which software should I study? There are two ways to answer this question: One: The generic way of “Just […]

Episode 183 – VFX Job Interview Questions

  Let’s talk about this situation first: Going into a job interview as a creative means that they have seen your work and they like what they’ve seen. It isn’t that they’re coming in to consider you. It means that they’re narrowing down to a couple people. They just want to know if you’re a […]

Episode 182 — David Allen — Mastering Productivity

David Allen is a New York Times bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, the first edition of which was published in 2001. He is also the godfather of productivity. He has been a management consultant and a productivity expert. In addition to founding his multimillion dollar company based on the […]

Allan McKay Podcast 181 - Harmon Brothers - Poop To Gold

Episode 181 — Harmon Brothers — From Poop to Gold

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 […]

Episode 180 — Goro Fujita, 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 180 — Goro Fujita, PART II Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 180! I’m speaking with Goro Fujita about his working for Facebook and Oculus […]

Episode 179 — Aaron Sims Creative

  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.   Watch The YouTube Version (below) Episode 179 — Aaron Sims Creative Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 179! I’m speaking with Aaron Sims, the Founder of […]

Episode 178 — Does Art Actually Pay?

  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 178 — Does Art Actually Pay? Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 178! I’m answering the big question: Is there money in art? This Episode […]

Episode 177 — Goro Fujita, PART I: Virtual Reality Movie Making

  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 177 — Goro Fujita, PART I: Virtual Reality Movie Making Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 177! I’m speaking with Goro Fujita, Artistic Director at […]

Episode 176 — Job Email Teardown

  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 176 — Job Email Teardown Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 176! I’m doing the first ever Email Teardown: Reviewing what works and what doesn’t. […]

Episode 175 — Noëlle Triaureau, Vis Dev Artist and Concept Designer

  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 175 — Noëlle Triaureau, Vis Dev Artist and Concept Designer Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 175! I’m speaking with Noëlle Triaureau. We’re resuming the […]

Episode 174 — Goal Atrophy

  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 174 — Goal Atrophy Hey, everyone! This is Allan McKay. Welcome to Episode 174! Let’s talk about goals in 2019 — and how to set ourselves up to […]

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