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

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    • 5.0, 137 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!

    258 -- Emmanuel Shiu

    258 -- Emmanuel Shiu

    In this Podcast, Concept Designer and Illustrator Emmanuel Shiu talks about the importance of creating your personal art, as well as gives tips on how to build and maintain professional relationships and how to leverage your skills in a new career or specialty.

    • 56 min
    257 -- Work Visas in USA

    257 -- Work Visas in USA

    In this Podcast, Allan McKay shares his expertise with several types of U.S. visas: how they work, the qualifications you need and what you can do right now, to be proactive with your visa application.

    • 32 min
    256 -- Rules of the Demo Reel

    256 -- Rules of the Demo Reel

    In this Podcast, Allan McKay goes over the anatomy of a killer reel -- from which shots should be on your reel to how long it should be, which crucial information should be included and which items are of little importance -- everything that will help you get that first job as a VFX artist.

    • 34 min
    255 -- Experimentation Equals Wins

    255 -- Experimentation Equals Wins

    In this Podcast, Allan McKay talks about experimentation, how to use it to get you out of your comfort zone and to provide data for your growth and success.

    • 15 min
    254 -- Start with Why

    254 -- Start with Why

    In this Podcast, Allan McKay answers the crucial question of, “How do I stay motivated?” by tackling the bigger question of what your bigger purpose is -- your WHY -- and also gives a few hacks to get a lot more done in your day.

    • 20 min
    253 -- Marc Rienzo

    253 -- Marc Rienzo

    In this Podcast, Marc Rienzo talks about his experience as a VFX Artist and Supervisor, his past and current projects, and the importance of hard and soft skills for an artist.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

JayD9 ,

Dope!

Loving this ✊

Mody Sharay ,

Great

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

toddfiles ,

Packed wth amazing insights and information

I find a lot of Allan's insights to be valuable, no just for VFX, but for life in general (including parenting!) I really appreciate it!

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