100 episodes

Allan McKay is an award winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Technical Director in Hollywood - join Allan as he interviews many of the leading experts in Hollywood about their careers, pitfalls and what they took to succeed, while also gaining a lot of core knowledge to help build your career, money and success and skills to make the biggest impact in your career AND in your life!

The Allan McKay Podcast Emmy Award Winner | Speaker | Mentor | Visual Effects Expert

    • Careers
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Allan McKay is an award winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Technical Director in Hollywood - join Allan as he interviews many of the leading experts in Hollywood about their careers, pitfalls and what they took to succeed, while also gaining a lot of core knowledge to help build your career, money and success and skills to make the biggest impact in your career AND in your life!

    264 -- Deconstructing Prince of Persia

    264 -- Deconstructing Prince of Persia

    In this Podcast, Allan McKay deconstructs his previous Podcast with Jordan Mechner, the Creator of Prince of Persia -- and the actionable steps you can apply to your creative career.

    • 29 min
    263 -- Work from Home

    263 -- Work from Home

    In this Podcast, Allan McKay takes a look at the consequences of having to work from home post COVID-19, breaks down different ways VFX artists can make it happen -- and the positive outcomes of transitioning into a truly global industry.

    • 57 min
    262 -- Chaos Group -- Chris Nichols

    262 -- Chaos Group -- Chris Nichols

    In this Podcast, the host of CG Garage Podcast and Director of Chaos Group Labs Chris Nichols and Allan McKay talk about digital humans, virtual production, the effects of COVID-19 on the industry and the evolution of their Podcasts.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    261 -- How I Organize My Day

    261 -- How I Organize My Day

    In this Podcast, Allan McKay shares an every-day organizational system that he’s developed to increase his productivity, as well as the daily nine questions he asks to manage himself better.

    • 14 min
    260 -- Rosana Sullivan -- Pixar

    260 -- Rosana Sullivan -- Pixar

    In this Podcast, Director, Writer and Storyboard Artist Rosana Sullivan gives insider tips on making a successful demo reel, talks about having side passion projects and braintrust for creatives, as well as her experience working at Pixar and her Oscar nominated short film KITBULL.

    • 53 min
    259 -- Rise FX

    259 -- Rise FX

    In this Podcast, Allan McKay interviews Rise FX’s Supervisors Andreas Giesen and Korbinian Hopfner about the secret to a great reel, the importance of starting out as a generalist, the soft and hard skills crucial for a successful VFX Artist, and much more.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Suvi B ,

Not only for the VFX artists!

I am a graphic designer and art director and I absolutely love this podcast. I have been listening to Allan since my partner - who works in CGI - got me onto him. Allan gives so much useful information for any professional (not just VFX artists) who is interested in productivity and becoming better at what they do.

I really considering Allan one of my mentors, as I have learned so much from him and I find myself often using the advice I learned from the podcast. Haha, a real fan girl right here. I really resonate with Allan's message of putting yourself out there and becoming the best you can be - taking control of your life and career. Allan is all about taking action and not just sitting around and passively waiting for things to happen.

I especially love the solo episodes where Allan is talking about productivity hacks and how-to's. I find myself getting pumped and wanting get things done immediately.

Thank you for the massive amount of inspiration and advice you give every week Allan!

Adrianous2 ,

Great industry insight

This podcast if prefect for my needs. It describes the job I want to be headed into. Very interesting.

Psithur ,

Full of Gems

This podcast is full of hidden gems / usefull information. Very interesting and informative. Not to be missed!

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