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The VFX Artists Podcast, hosted by Kofi Opoku-Ansah and Daniel Mark Miller is the spot for artists to share, learn and discover other artists in the VFX industry. We aim to bring artists from different levels and departments to discuss industry practice, software, processes, journey and more. We are a podcast made by artists for artists.

The VFX Artists Podcast The VFX Artists Podcast

    • TV & Film
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The VFX Artists Podcast, hosted by Kofi Opoku-Ansah and Daniel Mark Miller is the spot for artists to share, learn and discover other artists in the VFX industry. We aim to bring artists from different levels and departments to discuss industry practice, software, processes, journey and more. We are a podcast made by artists for artists.

    What does it take to be a lighting artist? with Jasmine Katatikarn | TVAP EP49

    What does it take to be a lighting artist? with Jasmine Katatikarn | TVAP EP49

    What does it take to be a lighting artist? with Jasmine Katatikarn | TVAP EP49

    This week we catch up with Jasmine Katatikarn, lighting artist and co-founder of the Academy of Animated Art.

    We discuss finding your career path at any stage in life, what it takes to be a lighting artist, what makes a successful lighting application to top VFX, and animation studios, working in the VFX and animation as a woman and POC, diversity in the industry and more.

    Without a doubt, we also go on to find out about Jasmine's career path in the industry, as well as how she co-founded the Academy of Animated Art, and what her academy teaches lighting artists.

    Jasmine has over two decades of industry experience as both, being a lighting artist in the VFX industry, and the feature animation industry. Jasmine has gone to work for studios such as Blue Sky Studios (Disney), The Mill, Framestore, and many more incredible studios, stamping her signature on shows such as Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,  Rio, Rio 2, Spies in Disguise and more.
     
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    ◉ Academy of Animated Art Courses
    ◉ Diversity Action Program

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    📣The Effective Freelance Compositor, with Shonda Hunt | TVAP EP31
         
    📣Becoming a mother made me an efficient VFX Animator - Part 1 | TVAP EP35
         

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Creativity, Money and the Freelance Career, with Courtney Pryce | TVAP EP 48

    Creativity, Money and the Freelance Career, with Courtney Pryce | TVAP EP 48

    This week we caught up with Courtney Pryce. The industry veterans know him from his years as a Creative Specialist at Foundry.

    We cover a lot of ground, beginning in the "Rock&Roll" years of London VFX in the early 2000s. Also covering the role of the Creative Specialist and the secrets of financial stability as a Compositor. Courtney worked with UK Film and TV industry Union, BECTU, to put together a suggested rate card for freelance and contract staff in VFX. We get to engage with the methodology and consequences of open disclosure of the often taboo subject of the pay scale.

    Courtney also engaged strongly with the industry-wide discussion of racism sparked by the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. We don't shy away from tackling the issue of racism and nepotism in the workplace and there is a forthright but ultimately optimistic discussion.

    Nevertheless, we never lost sight of Courtney's key skills as a solid professional compositor and reactive as he shares a wealth of knowledge that will benefit artists of all levels and from all backgrounds.

    You won't want to miss out on this discussion!

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    📣The Effective Freelance Compositor, with Shonda Hunt | TVAP EP31
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    📣How I manage being a VFX artist and a mother of two - Rebecca Holdstock  | TVAP EP41
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    00:00:00 : Intro - what to expect
    00:18:17 : The Role of  a Creative Specialist at Foundry
    00:20:06 : When you're too comfortable
    00:24:00 : Freelancing "Year Zero"
    00:27:01 : Having kids as a freelancer
    00:31:01 : Burnout
    00:34:52 : VFX Rate cards: methodology and controversy
    00:43:41 : Black Lives Matter and Racism in the Industry
    00:54:25 : Projects most proud of

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Behind The Desk with Hugo Guerra | TVAP EP47

    Behind The Desk with Hugo Guerra | TVAP EP47

    Behind The Desk with Hugo Guerra | TVAP EP47

    Hugo Guerra, Director,  VFX supervisor, and creator of Hugo's Desk.

    In this episode, Kofi chats to Hugo about his career in the VFX industry. Uncovering decisions and steps that have made Hugo the Director and Supervisor he is today.

    With an incredible industry footprint, Hugo has a huge voice across the VFX industry, and I felt it quite relevant to learn more about the man behind the glasses, or as our title says, 'Behind The Desk'.

    In this episode, we discuss the creative and VFX industry in Portugal, and Sweden, remote working, industry overtime, Hugo's VFX journey in London during his time at The Mill, mistakes VFX artists to make when looking for work, steps they could take to protect themselves from being taken advantage of, best video games, movies, series of 2022, industry-wide issues, how we could tackle them, and many more.

    It was a packed and insightful discussion worth listening to the end, as well as one to be shared!

    A massive thank you to Hugo for his time and for being such a gem to the industry.

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    📣Building the Biggest VFX Asset Library in The World! ActionVFX CEO Rodolphe Pierre-Louis | TVAP EP46
         
    📣Share Knowledge - Keep Learning with María Carriedo | TVAP EP43
       

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    Chapters
    00:00:00 Coming up...    
    00:01:32 Introductions    
    00:03:11 Who is Hugo?    
    00:10:24 The Portuguese creative industry could be better    
    00:16:30 Reminiscing the London, Soho VFX industry in the 2000's    
    00:19:27 The unhealthy traits of the VFX industry - Overtime work    
    00:32:16 Chasing The Goal    
    00:37:05 How I ended up in the VFX & creative industry    
    00:39:37 Love-Hate relationship with the VFX industry    
    00:46:37 What I teach Nuke Compositors    
    00:49:49 What Junior compositors need to know when job seeking     
    01:02:41 Achieving targets on a cr
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Building the Biggest VFX Asset Library in The World! ActionVFX Founder and CEO, Rodolphe Pierre-Louis | TVAP EP46

    Building the Biggest VFX Asset Library in The World! ActionVFX Founder and CEO, Rodolphe Pierre-Louis | TVAP EP46

    I Sold Gum. Now I Blow Things Up! With Action VFX Founder and CEO Rodolphe Pierre-Louis | TVAP EP46

    I am pretty sure you've heard of Action VFX, I've used them in my own shots! So we managed to get the Founder and CEO on the show to talk about his career. It's a success story that very nearly wasn't!

    This is a great one for any artists or filmmakers who are thinking of starting a business because Rodolphe has a lot of insight into how to turn FX talent into a business model, as shown by the widespread use of Action VFX elements in the industry.

    Join us and follow Rodolphe's journey from filmmaker to entrepreneur.

    After the interview I cheekily asked if I could get our subscribers a discount code and they very kindly agreed! Details at the end of the video.

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    📣HD - AI in the VFX & Creative Industry: Impact, Issues & Solutions | TVAP EP45
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    📣Share Knowledge - Keep Learning with María Carriedo | TVAP EP43
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    Chapters
    00:00:00 : Preview
    00:00:45 : A Special Offer for Subscribers
    00:03:05 : starting in Filmmaking
    00:04:24 : College Years, Freelancing
    00:05:05 : My First Business
    00:07:24 : The Idea for Action VVFX
    00:08:36 : Things to bear in mind when shooting for Compositors
    00:16:34 : The first shoot
    00:19:33 : Launching on Kickstarter
    00:52:15 : Advice for Starting a Business
    00:56:56 : Firing Employees
    01:05:00 : Plans for the future

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    AI in the VFX & Creative Industry: Impact, Issues & Solutions | TVAP EP45

    AI in the VFX & Creative Industry: Impact, Issues & Solutions | TVAP EP45

    AI in the VFX & Creative Industry: Impact, Issues & Solutions | TVAP EP45 

    Join us, as we discuss the impact of AI in the VFX & Creative industry. 
    With the rise of platforms such as Midjourney, Dalle-2, and Stable Diffusion influencing artists, we bring forth this open discussion about what the impact could be for our industries if certain laws and rules aren't put into place to protect artists and creators worldwide. 


    We look to touch on copyright ownership and rights, privacy, ethics, and more! 


    Join us this Wednesday, Nov 2nd, 2022, for the discussion and to take part in our Q&A session with industry professionals in the VFX & creative industry. 


    Our guests are, in no particular order:


    Simon Legrand - Realtime Supervisor at Untold Studios London
    Justin Braun - FX TD at Untold Studios London
    Vladimir Venkov - Modeler/Texture Artist
    Carlo Santoriello - 3d artist, Animator & Graphic designer
    Anthony Martin - Senior Lecturer & Course Leader for Concept Art at Staffordshire University
    Jamie Bakewell - Company Owner / Creative Director (Visualisation for Film, Game & TV) at Bigtooth Studios
    Tom Paton - Writer // Director // Producer focused on integrating AI, UE5.


    Artwork created by Carlo Santoriello


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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Powering Invisible VFX, with Paul Miller and Marco Paolini, creators of Boris Silhouette | TVAP EP44

    Powering Invisible VFX, with Paul Miller and Marco Paolini, creators of Boris Silhouette | TVAP EP44

    This week it's been a real pleasure to meet Paul Miller and Marco Paolini - Software Developer and Product Manager behind the Oscar winning software, Boris Silhouette.


    Despite advances in AI, manual rotoscoping and invisible paintouts are still an essential bullwark of the VFX industry and not going away anytime soon.

    We begin our discussion  with their work on Elastic Reality (used on classic shows like Quantum Leap) and talk about how they have built Silhouette for artists who need to paint 100 stokes a second and export mattes accurate to better than a 16th of a pixel.

    Recently Silhouette has expanded it's compositing toolset so we discuss their choices around this. Of course machine learning is something cannot avoid discussing, so we look at both its promise and its limitations at the high end.

    In closing both Paul and Marco give some excellent career advice for anyone entering or advancing in the VFX and Software Development industries.


    Enjoy!

    00:00:00 : Preview
    00:01:39 : Introductions
    00:02:20 : Founding the team
    00:03:55 : Elastic Reality
    00:06:51 : Original plan for Silhouette
    00:07:43 : The Node Graph
    00:10:56 : Marco's Journey from Artist to Software
    00:14:01 : The Smallness of the Industry
    00:20:05 : What Keeps the Team Busy
    00:25:34 : The Scripting Engine
    00:28:38 : The Decision to Add More Comp Features
    00:31:28 : Performance and Paul's Nightmares
    00:35:49 : Silhouette as OFX Plugin
    00:41:15 : Limits of Machine Learning
    01:06:26 : Retimes
    01:17:38 : Paul's Advice for Aspiring Developers
    01:20:50 : Learn Python!
    01:22:41 : Marco's Advice for Getting into VFX and into Software
    01:28:41 : Closing thoughts
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    • 1 hr 31 min

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The interviewer needs to be quiet when the interviewee is talking!

I like the theme of this podcast but the fact that the interviewer constantly interrupts the interviewee with his “yeah, right, mhmm” every 2 seconds is so annoying it’s impossible to listen to what the other person has to say. I couldn’t listen to the episode for more than 10 minutes.

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