One of the most common questions I get asked – and this week alone I’ve received a lot of email about this is exact question..”Should I be a specialist, or should I be a generalist?”This question applies to you – whether you’re a designer, an FX TD, animator, you work in video games, or you […]
Sign up for the FREE New Training here: allanmckay.com/decay/. Download The Productive Artist by Allan McKay here: allanmckay.com/productiveartist/. Download a guide for Setting Yourself Up for the BEST YEAR YET! here: allanmckay.com/bestyearyet/. Episode 108 – Finding Your Purpose [-[27:11] What I figured we would talk about something really important: If your goals […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Join the FXTD Mentorship at allanmckay.com/fireball Check out www.VFXRates.com Episode 88 — A Live Career Intensive with Allan McKay Hey, everyone! Welcome to Episode 88. I’m doing a Live Career Intensive. Let’s dive in! FIRST THINGS FIRST: I. [-[1:44:28] This going to be […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Show Notes After a small hiatus, Allan McKay returns with a new episode ‘Creative Negotiation’. Learning to step away from the black and white form of trade that we’re typically used to, and instead prioritize what your real current career goals and needs […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Probably one of the more controversial episodes put out – as is anything to do with money. But this episode dives into understanding the logistics of what you charge as a freelancer and how to re-think it all to get what you […]
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 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 […]
You can view this episode on iTunes here This episode is very focused on more our core habits, how to build a ‘ritual’ to start out your day so you wake up productive and know exactly what you need to get done and go about doing it by batching your tasks intelligently and adding time […]
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 […]
Here is a link to visit in iTunes – please feel free to leave a rating or review – always grateful! Crafting the ultimate job letter and how to position and qualify yourself This episode dives into some of the core concepts of writing a strong cover letter or email to reach out to […]
TRANSFORM YOUR CAREER IN 2015 This is your chance – throughout December, 3x a week new episodes specifically on transforming your career and making the biggest impact in 2015! Episode 10 – Your goals for 2015 and Designing your career blueprint This month is all about change – we’re going to band together and commit […]
Click here to view iTunes I jumped at the chance to talk with Todd about this subject, as it’s one I plan to cover later this month! Todd has major success working on projects ranging from The Lord of the Rings all the way through to X-files, Final Destination 5, 2012, The Mist, and dozens […]
This is a great interview with extraordinary artist John Brennick for his contributions at studios like Weta and Digital domain and other studios around the globe on many high profile films including Dawn of the planet of the apes and The Hobbit 2. This is a really fun interview that covers a lot of really […]
(Episode updated, had a few large gaps of silence that snuck in there!) Itunes Link here – click this link to subscribe or play How to host events, learn to network and create unique opportunities to get hired! This episode is about how to maximize your potential of getting noticed. By thinking outside the box […]
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“If only there was more time in the day”
“How do you find the time to get so much done”
“I would learn a new skill.. if I had the time”
For many of us, finding time and energy to do more is one of the hardest things we have. Time is finite and we can either be pro-active with our time, or reactive. Meaning – we are constantly running around, jumping from one thing to another, and never really feeling in control.
Allan specifically wrote this guide, after the thousands of responses he received to his contributions on productivity on his Podcast, as well as articles he’s written on the subject, and interviews he’s given.
Allan has interviewed the New York Times Best Selling Authors David Allen (Getting Things Done) and Laura Vanderkam as well as dozens of other experts on the subject – as well as applying many of his best practices.
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Whether you’re in games, film or design this guide is focused on giving you the answers and knowledge to confidently seek out the set-up and hardware you need to get the speed and reliability to create the most jaw-dropping visuals you can create. Without being bogged down by slow hardware, or investing in the wrong areas that ‘cost a fortune’ and don’t really make much of an impact on speed and stability.
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How much should I charge?
If I ask too much, will I scare them off?
What are the key things that I’m doing wrong?
Money, negotiating, probably two words that build the most tension just at the thought of, other than public speaking.
This guide was designed for Artists – whether you’re a Designer, Illustrator, Matte Painter, Animator, FX, whatever! We all need to get hired for productions, and we all need to get what we’re worth.
But, most of are afraid of missing the mark, and scaring away our employers. Or, just not sure how to even start the conversation. Worse, we’re not sure what we’re actually worth, or we just plain don’t want to be in a tense back and forth negotiation.
Realistically – a good negotiator never needs to haggle, they never have a moment of tension, they never are in an uncomfortable situation. It’s actually very seamless, easy and kind of fun. But, it does require understanding many of the fundamentals that this guide covers in-depth. Negotiating your worth the wrong way can cost you tens of thousands of dollars per year, and it’s the most critical thing we all shouldn’t ignore.
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