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Specialist or Generalist in Your Career as Digital Artist?

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, […]

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Demo Reels You’ll Have Over Your Career (in VFX)

I wanted to hit the subject around portfolio’s and demo reel shard this month. Mostly because there is so much information, I wanted to shed light on some of it here. Also, as mentioned in the video — check out www.allanmckay.com/myreel/ for the Ultimate Demo Reel Guide, which all of these videos are built around. […]

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VFX Job Hack – How to Get Any Studio’s Personal Email Address (2019)

Typically when we see a job posted, we instantly jump to their website and fill out the job application, upload our reel and pray to the VFX gods that you are considered for the position. The problem is — so is everybody else. And all the things that we do to make ourselves stand out […]

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VFX Career Goals for 2019 – Setting Goals That Stick!

Check out my website for more content: www.allanmckay.com Get the FREE Demo Reel Guide at www.allanmckay.com/myreel/ Please take a moment to subscribe for future content! As Designers, Film Makers and Visual Effects Artists — we all set out with big goals to conquer every single year. Typically we let these goals atrophy, as we get […]

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REAL Emails I Get Applying for VFX Jobs!

As a VFX Supervisor and business owner, I want to be BRUTALLY HONEST and deconstruct everything wrong (and right) with emails I receive on a daily basis from artists applying for visual effects jobs. As VFX Artists, Designers and Game Developers — a lot of us make the mistake of assuming people will just click […]

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What 20 Years of Failing in VFX Has Taught Me

Follow me / Get daily updates: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allanmckayofficial/ My website (tutorials): https://www.allanmckay.com Get the FREE Demo Reel Guide at: www.allanmckay.com/myreel/ Throughout my career I’ve had a lot of successes. But what most people don’t realize, and what most of us in general try not to dwell on — is that we have a lot of […]

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How Much Money Do 3D Artists Make? (Creative Career Salary)

Is there MONEY in ART? Or, is the starving artist myth actually real? I wanted to dig deep in this episode around the difference between those who are making money in the industry and others who are not reaching their full potential. And, discuss the the big question “Does art, actually pay?” For full show […]

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How To Get Started in Visual Effects (in 2019)

The question I get asked the most is: “How to get started in Visual Effects?” In 2019, we’re in the information age — with so many resources, so much information that it’s so easy to get overwhelmed that we stop, before we even begin. There IS information out there on this topic, but most of […]

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My Demo Reel (From 17 Years Ago!)

I had a lot of direct messages from people asking about this so I just thought I’d take a second to mention it again. You can get the class at VFXCOURSE.com – It’s a new VFX class I put together It’s 9 videos – and takes a live action visual effects shot through from start to […]

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