372 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

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    • 5.0 • 138 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!

    370 - Zoic Studios - Virtual Production Sup for the Real Time Group - Scott Rosekrans

    370 - Zoic Studios - Virtual Production Sup for the Real Time Group - Scott Rosekrans

    Scott Rosekrans is a VFX Supervisor and Virtual Production Supervisor for the Real Time Group at Zoic Studios. He's been working to integrate Unreal Engine into every facet of the facilities post production workflow, from previz and on-set virtual production to final renders. He is also Unreal Authorized Instructor Partner for Epic Games.
    Scott graduated in 2005 from Savannah College of Art and Design, with a degree in Computer Arts. He was trained as a generalist and chose to pursue my focus of rigging. He joined Zoic Studios in 2007 as an intern; and within two years, he was handling all rigging work for the entire studio. 
     In this interview with Allan McKay, VFX Supervisor and Virtual Production Supervisor for the Real Time Group at Zoic Studios Scott Rosekrans talks about his journey from being an artist, to joining Zoic Studios, to becoming Unreal Authorized Instructor Partner for Epic Games. He also talks about working in Unreal, incorporating realtime into Zoic’s pipeline and the future of virtual production.
    For more show notes, visit www.allanmckay.com/370.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    369 – DI4D – Colin Urquhart & Douglas Green

    369 – DI4D – Colin Urquhart & Douglas Green

    DI4D the world’s leading 4D facial performance capture service that specializes in animation for digital doubles. Their proprietary technology is derived from over 30 years of cutting edge research and development dating back to their own PhD research. Since then, the company has consistently innovated at the cutting edge of what is technically possible in the field. 
    With bases in the UK and US, they work globally with partners across the entertainment and research sectors to develop and deliver high resolution 3D facial image capture, 4D facial performance capture systems, ground-breaking digital double creation software and services. Some of the titles that DI4D has worked on, both in film and games, are: Blade Runner 2049, Morbius, The Matrix: Resurrections, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Free Guy, Call of Duty, F1 2021, and many more!
    In this Podcast, Allan McKay speaks to Co-Founders of DI4D Colin Urquhart and Douglas Green about the DI4D technology for facial capture, the innovative thinking behind the process, digital doubles, uncanny valley, the facial capture rig and other behind-the-scenes of the motion capture process. 
    For more show notes, visit www.allanmckay.com/369.

    • 37 min
    368 – YouTuber and VFX Artist Eloi Andaluz Fullà

    368 – YouTuber and VFX Artist Eloi Andaluz Fullà

    Eloi Andaluz Fullà is a visual artist with over 18 years of experience in 3D. He’s worked in architecture, motion graphics, advertising, mappings, interactive installations and movies. He is specialized in particles and dynamics simulations. He has worked as a freelancer for different VFX studios, providing tools and workflows for specific shots. 
    For the last 7+ years, he’s been working for Scanline VFX. As part of the Scanline VFX team, he won an Emmy for Outstanding VFX for their work on the last Episodes of Game of Thrones.
    Eloi is also a Co-Founder of Effective TD’s, a community of Technical Directors and a specialized store for VFX solutions. On his YouTube Channel – which has over 30K subscribers – you will find tutorials, tips and tricks.
    In this Podcast, Allan McKay interviews YouTuber and VFX Artist Eloi Andaluz Fullà about transitioning careers from architecture to 3D, working for Scanline VFX; realtime, TyFlow and other upcoming technology; and why simplicity is always key.
    For more show notes, visit www.allanmckay.com/368.

    • 57 min
    367 – Magnopus - Co Founder / CEO Ben Grossmann

    367 – Magnopus - Co Founder / CEO Ben Grossmann

    Oscar-winning Visual Effects Specialist Ben Grossmann has been paving the way for the new immersive web for nearly 20 years. As a Co-Founder of Magnopus, he’s long had a vision of bringing physical and digital worlds together through connected spaces. His passion for immersive technologies has made him a prominent voice on the subject.
    Over the years, Ben has used his experience in films to lead augmented and virtual reality projects for brands like Sony, Disney, Meta, and NASA. He led the creation of a virtual live-action world for the makers of Disney’s The Lion King. And most recently, directed Expo Dubai Xplorer, bringing the world’s largest social digital twin to life for tens of millions of visitors globally. 
    Prior to Magnopus, Ben supervised visual effects on more than a dozen feature films including the Oscar-nominated Star Trek Into Darkness, and Martin Scorsese’s Hugo — earning him the Oscar for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in 2012. His work continues to transform the way movies are made today. Ben has also directed award-winning commercial campaigns and worked on iconic projects like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.
    He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Visual Effects Society. 
    In this Podcast, Allan McKay interviews the Co-Founder of Magnopus Ben Grossmann about his journey in VFX, taking initiative as a young Artist, the state of VFX versus the promise of VR, visual fidelity versus interactivity, the power of communication and persuasion, how Artists pigeonhole themselves, the power of “WE” and how and when to say NO.
    For more show notes, visit www.allanmckay.com/367.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    366 – VR Entrepreneur - Sally Slade

    366 – VR Entrepreneur - Sally Slade

    Sally Slade worked for eight years in the VFX Industry, supporting visionary creators at Oscar award-winning studios, before pivoting to the XR Industry in 2016. 
    Sally was nominated as “Reality Mixer of the Year” by Microsoft for her HoloLens product, Muralize, and further decorated by the AWE for her contributions to back-to-back Auggie award-winning XR experiences: Meow Wolf’s The Navigator, and the Virtual Production System used by Disney’s The Lion King. 
    Most recently, Sally served as a Senior Technical Designer at Magnopus. She is currently the CTO at VOLTAKU. 
    Her hobbies include illustration and VTubing. She has released a “virtual production for anime” app called Vodcasto.
    In this Episode, Allan McKay talks to the CTO of VOLTAKU, AR/VR Developer Sally Slade about her work in VR, AR, MR, XR; launching VOLTAKU, developing her own app, upcoming technology and the importance of programming skills for artists.
    For more show notes, visit www.allanmckay.com/366.

    • 56 min
    365 – BUCK – Creative Director Orion Tait

    365 – BUCK – Creative Director Orion Tait

    Orion Tait is a Director and Partner at Buck, leading its New York studio in creating commercials and content for major brands from all over the world. With a background in filmmaking, fine arts and graphic design, his varied body of work is rooted in visual storytelling and continues to push the boundaries of innovation and quality in the commercial realm. 
    A champion and steward of Buck’s well regarded culture of collaboration, Orion has led teams large and small, developing campaigns and directing work for Google, Nike, IBM, Mastercard, Umbro, Oreo, and Sherwin Williams. As a respected leader in his industry, Orion has lectured at numerous schools and festivals across the globe and served or chaired on several awards juries, including YCN, AICP and the Art Directors Club.
    In this Podcast, Allan McKay interviews Orion Tait, Director and Partner at Buck, about making creative choices as a company, people and relationships as the most important asset, innovation and technological disruption, effects of COVID-10 of creative businesses – and collaborating with Tim Miller on Love Death + Robots Season 3.
    For more show notes, visit www.allanmckay.com/365.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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138 Ratings

Ice Cold Coop ,

Phenomenal Podcast!!

Honestly loving Allan’s insight to the VFX industry. I wish I would have found this early in my career.

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Dope!

Loving this ✊

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This is a quality content! I never listen to podcasts, but I never get bored listening to his! Everything minute is so full of valuable information. #VFX1

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