Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com Episode 103 — Forced Exile — Burning Everything to the Ground to 10X Your Growth! Hi, everyone! Welcome to Episode 103! This Episode is actually about why I left Los Angeles and moved to a city with no VFX […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com Edwin Braun is the CEO and co-founder of Cebas Visual Technology, the developer of Thinking Particles for 3DS Max, as well as other plugins. Cebas’ software has been used in a number of influential films such as […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com In this Podcast, Allan McKay interviews Wirginia Romanowska, a VFX Lead for id Software. Wirginia’s extensive experience as FX lead at id software on Doom, as well as working on many other major titles around the world. […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com Jason Scheier’s Links: https://www.artstation.com/artist/d3cap http://www.parallaxinfinite.com/ https://gumroad.com/jscheier On this Podcast, Allan McKay interviews Jason Scheier, a Conceptual Illustrator who has worked with a number of studios including DreamWorks Animation, Warner Brothers Feature Animation and Walt Disney Imagineering. His projects […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! In this Episode, Allan McKay interviews Joaquin Baldwin, a CG Layout Supervisor for the Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as a photographer and animator (www.joaquinbaldwin.com/). Joaquin has been working for Disney since 2010 where he’s been a part of films like […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! I’m going to assume you’re probably just like me. I’m forever curious, I’m constantly trying new things out, tweaking things, revising and using anything and everything in ways they’re not intended, just to see what results I’m going to get.So if you […]
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 […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Jami works at Bungie in Seattle, WA well known for Halo and Destiny among other high profile projects. This episode we dive into her role at Bungie on Destiny, as well as her experiences graduating from college and going into video games, […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Darryl Johnson is a 3D generalist working for studios in LA like Blur and Blizzard Cinematics, as well as previously in Detroit at various car commercial houses. This episode is a fun filled episode covering everything from video games and getting started, […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! This episode is a big one on goal setting we cover a lot of great subjects and topics situated around goal setting but more importantly actionable steps to building better habits rather than it just being simple mindsets that aren’t going to […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! This episode is about how learning a little code, can go a long way for artists and creatives. Most of us are intimidated by programming and think it’s only for math guys and people wired a certain way, where it’s really about […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! This is a 1 hour master class from March 2015 in Paris, condensing a lot of information into a rapid fire session! On top of that, December is about closing 2015 out strong and gearing up for making 2016 your year! Check […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Mitch is the founder of Pencil Kings an online training site that teaches illustration and drawing techniques – his background comes from working in film and games for various big name clients in Canada and the United States and China. At a turning […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Marc Simonetti is an amazing French illustrator and concept artist who’s worked on dozens of high profile projects from the work of H.P. Lovecraft to Game of Thrones fans out there – many of the covers of ‘A song of Ice and Fire’ […]
Click here to listen on iTunes! In this episode we explore the many different ways we can make money online as well as even automate our income to give us more freedom and a bit of a ‘buffer’ to go after out dreams without hurting our savings. In our journey to go after our goals […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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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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From learning to front load your pay raise, to hosting networking events and positioning you as an authority. Allan goes through many tactics and ways to take control, and make this your BEST YEAR YET!
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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