Allan McKay Launches New VFX Podcast Series


This weekend, veteran VFX artist Allan McKay officially launched The Allan McKay Podcast  which will be featured on his official site and iTunes. McKay is an award winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Technical Director in Hollywood with almost 20 years experience having worked for many leading studios like Industrial Light + Magic, Blur Studio, Atomic Fiction, Pixomondo, Ubisoft and many others.

The VFX podcast will be a frequent series where McKay interviews industry professionals within the 3D and VFX industry, picking their brains about career development subjects like tracking your career, building your brand, and working internationally. In addition, McKay will explore how to break into being a freelance artist and even how to learn to bid projects or launch your own studio.

McKay is passionate about education and sharing his industry experiences. He is a visiting author for Digital-Tutors and has produced some great instructional videos on RealFlow for us. He has spoken at events worldwide including SIGGRAPH and Autodesk University as well as held talks at Remedy Games, Industrial Light + Magic, Ubisoft, Frantic Films, and Prime Focus. Below is a short video where Allan explains what motivated the project.

In Episode 1 of the podcast, Allan delves into working both as a freelance artist and as studio staff. Episode 2 is an interview with Carlos Anguiano, an industry veteran who's made a successful career as a pipeline developer and character technical director. The Allan McKay Podcast is free to all listeners who want some big takeaways from industry leaders. McKay's podcast is a great resource for aspiring artists and seasoned professionals alike. Feel free to leave comments on Allan's iTunes page and rate your experience, and don't forget to let us know what you think as well.