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Al Quattrocchi — Creative Director & Principal at Tornado Creative LA/Salty Fly Fisherman

Al Quattrocchi is a man of passion and talent. From a young age, he’s honed his artistic skills via typesetting, movie posters and Grammy-winning album packaging. Along the way, he’s been taught by Jim Blinn of Blinn-Phong shading fame, worked with poster artist Drew Struzan and shaken hands with musical legend Art Garfunkel.

At the same time, Al has indulged his love for fly fishing, which grew from exploring the waters near New York. He tells Chris about what makes fly fishing so attractive to artists, his book about catching the elusive California corbina and how he gets involved with the fly-fishing community. Al’s Italian-American inflection and gift for storytelling make for an engrossing podcast.


Al Q's official site >

Buy The Corbina Diaries >

Al Quattrocchi (@ondafly) on Twitter >

Tornado Creative >

Al Q (@alquattrocchi) on Instagram >


4:53 Al’s background

7:56 What inspired Al to pursue art

11:19 First experiences with computers — and Jim Blinn

17:56 Movie posters and Grammy awards

21:12 Al’s passion for fishing

28:28 Moving into saltwater fly fishing

35:15 Catching corbina and writing books

44:53 Al’s involvement in the community

51:25 His Sicilian passion for food

About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

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