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Doctor Strange Portal VFX Tutorial (tyFlow & 3DS Max)

In the Doctor Strange VFX Portal Tutorial we will cover how to crate the portal vfx from the film, based around tyflow and Autodesk 3DS Max. Download the scene assets as well as the second lesson here: Also follow me on Insta: https://www.instagram/allanmckayofficial/ Subscribe for more videos: This was recently voted up by […]

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The Mummy Visual Effects Breakdown (Industrial Light & Magic)

I am really excited to release The Mummy Visual Effects Breakdown (1999)! Click here to subscribe so you don’t miss out on future videos: I am going to break down the visual effects process — more from my perspective as well as someone who obsessed with The Mummy (as this impacted my career a […]

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VFX Breakdown Twister (Allan McKay Reacts to ILM CGI 3D FX)

Try Dashlane Premium free for 30 days by clicking here and then get 10% off Dashlane Premium if you decide to upgrade using my code ALLANMCKAY. VFX Breakdown of Twister focusing on Industrial Light & Magic’s (ILM) Visual Effects for the 1995 movie Twister! This is sharing my thoughts and experience as a VFX […]

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Game of Thrones Visual Effects Breakdown – The Bells VFX (Mad Queen Scene Making of BTS)

This video is a Visual Effects Case Study on Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5. Discussing many of the VFX sequences in the episode, and deconstructing the visuals from the perspective of a VFX Supervisor. Get the FREE City Destruction FX Class : Subscribe to get upcoming VFX lessons: Traditionally in VFX […]

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Game of Thrones – The Bells (Mad Queen Scene) – Season 8, Episode 5 CGI

In this season 8, episode 5 of Game of Thrones, Daenerys went full Targaryen. With Drogo burning Kings Landing to ashes and all of the destruction of the city: The mad queen is in full force! Subscribe so you don’t miss out on more videos related to this here:… I wanted to put this […]

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Star Wars: Rogue One VFX Breakdown (2019 Case Study)

I’ve been wanting to publish this Star Wars Rogue One VFX Breakdown for some time, so I am excited it’s finally out! Here I wanted to discuss a lot of the iconic Visual Effects sequences, and give my spin on these. More from the perspective of how I might approach these shots, and deconstruct some […]

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Avengers: Infinity War – VFX Breakdown (2019)

The Avengers: Infinity War Visual Effects Breakdown – is episode 2 of the VFX Breakdown series I started last month. I recently had many of you vote on what movie you want to see next on my Instagram channel ( and by far the VFX of Avengers: Infinity War was one the highest vote. I […]

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Venom VFX Case Study with Allan McKay – Film School

Going behind the scenes on the visual effects for the movie Venom, discussing the VFX for the film, not as an artist but as a VFX Supervisor. Quick heads up: The ‘unedited version’ of this is located at I’ll be playing with the format as more of these go up! WHAT I NEED FROM […]

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Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer (Visual Effects) 2019

Check out the Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer VFX Breakdown. This is from the perspective of a Visual Effects supervisor, discussing some of the process and insights on the trailer. In this case I wanted to take a quick look at the visual effects of the trailer, which albeit is quite short. I still thought […]

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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 – 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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VFX Hardware

Hey guys this video goes over what type of hardware settings to use with FumeFX as well as better ways to work to get faster and more reliable simulations and more importantly more efficient workplace practice! Great for 3ds max vray cg render pipeline and fluids and particle simulations. Understanding what computer to buy for […]

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Transformers 3 VFX

A breakdown of all the VFX passes for one of the many shots I created for Transformers 3 – The Dark of The Moon.

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