Video Copilot’s very own Andrew Kramer is here to share his thoughts on the visual effects industry, his process of learning and sharing new skills, and what motivates him to be such a badass.Read More
Cinematographer and VFX artist Jim Geduldick joins us this week to discuss the passion of his craft, as we explore his origins in skateboarding and how that naturally evolved into his film career. We get a bit meta, digging deep into things which envelop most creatives such as time management, focus, purpose, and most importantly - how and why we do the things we do.Read More
CG generalist Chris Bjerre joins us this week to discuss his outlook on being a generalist and his craft, the fine balance needed for a successful freelance lifestyle, and the reasons he devotes so much focus on his passion projecRead More
V-Ray legend and the brains behind Mastering CGI, Grant Warwick, joins us this week to discuss his passion for teaching, a bunch of nerdy goodness about rendering engines, and the importance of truly loving what you do.Read More
Notorious blogger and rights activist VFX Soldier (AKA Daniel Lay) joins us this week for an intense industry-based discussion. Over the course of our conversation, we discuss how chaotic and broken the visual effects industry has become over the past few years.
Daniel gives a great breakdown of the issues being faced all across the world, and proposes a few great, worthwhile solutions. We also speak a bit about the tricky situation of rates, and breaking into the industry as a student while retaining the respect and integrity you deserve.Read More
Our guest this week is Scott Ross. Scott grew up in the Bronx NYC, where he came from humble beginnings. He decided that being a musician didn't help pay the bills, and so Scott found himself a new venture in the business of making movies. He progressed his way up through the ranks and became the Executive CEO of George Lucas' company, Industrial Light and Magic, and then Senior Vice President of LucasArts Entertainment Company.
He later forged his own path in the industry by creating the world renowned visual effects house, Digital Domain, which had large impact on films such as Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2012, Transformers, Titanic, Apollo 13, among many other notable films.
Scott's career has seen many rewards and challenges, but through all these transitions, Scott has consistently based his choice in selecting the paths that would allow him to follow his dreams.Read More
Allan McKay originated from Australia and is a phenomenal talent with over 18 years of experience in the VFX industry. He brings a great level of understanding on how to maintain a flow of creativity and productivity. Allan elaborates on his particular path, and how he deals with the madness of balancing life, health, and work. He mentions his experience on films, such as Looper, Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, Flight, and 2012.
Allan is a prime example of how important it is to be dynamic and positive within this industry. At the end of the day, it's who you are as a person and the convictions that you hold, which can make or break you and your career.Read More
This week we have the driven Neil Huxley, born and raised in the UK, sharpened his skills in Australia, and rose to a level in the US where he helped James Cameron with the visuals of Avatar. Neil talks to us about his youth and education, his laws in the business, John Carpenter, and the love for our background music.Read More