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  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. […]

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Episode 80 – Live Hardware Q&A

Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com     This episode dives right into a subject that we all are probably guilty of not applying. Eyes glazed over during book consumption, clicking away on Facebook while watching tutorials, or playing around on our phone during lectures. How […]

Episode 78 – Jeff Okun – VFX Supervisor – 38 Years in Hollywood

Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list! Check out www.VFXRates.com   Jeff Okun is a Visual Effects Supervisor who has worked on wide-ranging effects in award winning films such as Blood Diamond, Stargate, Sphere, Red Planet, Deep Blue Sea, The Last Starfighter, and many more. His career spans for nearly […]

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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 […]

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Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list!  072 – Mike Blum – From Disney to Directing Award winning Director and Producer Allan McKay interviews Mike Blum, an Emmy-nominated director who has won awards as a director, writer and producer. Prior to opening his boutique animation studio Pipsqueak Films, Mike worked […]

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Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list!   The December 2016 FX Challenge For more information on the challenge, and to vote as well as get access to all of the bonuses, and scene files, HDRI, footage and more – CLICK HERE   Episode 71 – The Value of Mentors (and […]

Episode 69 talking Independence Day Resurgence with Andre Canteral

Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list!   Andre Cantarel is a LA based CG Supervisor originally from Germany, he’s worked on films such as 2012, Whitehouse Down, Independence Day Resurgence and dozens of others. He has a ridiculous attention to detail in his work, and it shows on everything […]

Episode 68 – Pricing ourselves as artists

Click here to listen on iTunes! Get on the VIP insiders list!   This episode dives deep into the topic of pricing and going after what you’re worth. This is actually a snippet of a live webinar with the FX TD Mentorship which we touched briefly on the subject of pricing. This conversation started as […]

Episode 65 – Every Tool I Use To 10x My Day

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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 […]

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Episode 63 – $1,000 an hour – negotiating beyond your limits

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 […]

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