Allan McKay, award winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Technical Director, started the ‘The Allan McKay Podcast’ a couple years ago with the purpose of bringing insight and valued content to artists working both in visual effects as well as other mediums. In these episodes, McKay interviews industry professionals within the 3D and VFX industry, picking their brains about career development subjects like tracking your career, building your brand, and working internationally.
In his most recent podcast episode #62, he interviews our very own Pete Draper of Makuta VFX, touching on topics ranging from freelance work, the 3D industry ‘back in the day’ and finally, his book, “Deconstructing the Elements”(http://www.allanmckay.com/62/).
With almost 20 years experience having worked for many leading Hollywood studios, some of McKay’s film credits include The Equalizer, Star Trek into Darkness, Flight, Superman, Metallica, 2012, The Last Airbender, Daybreakers, Transformers 3 and many others.
So yes, all you aspiring special effects technicians, his podcast is definitely worth checking out 🙂