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Andy Boyd — Co-Founder & VFX Supervisor, Jamm VFX

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Want to know the secrets of a successful VFX career? In this week's podcast, Andy Boyd tells Chris how he worked his way up from VFX artist to head of 3D at MPC and then became co-founder of his own company, Jamm VFX, moving from Johannesburg to London and Los Angeles in the process.

Andy gives useful insights on getting noticed and securing promotions. He also talks through the nerve-wracking process of founding a company and taking it from desperately seeking clients to being in a position where it can turn down work. Andy finishes with his thoughts on how AI will change the future of VFX and sheds a little light on Jamm’s upcoming projects.

Links:

Jamm VFX >

Jamm VFX on Instagram >

Andy Boyd on IMDb >


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Chapters:

4:22 Andy’s origins

10:40 90s VFX in Johannesburg 

13:49 Jo’burg to London to LA

17:46 How Andy met Chris

24:11 Jamm’s ingredients

32:50 Working through lockdowns

40:58 The next big thing in VFX

44:28 Remote workers and tax subsidies

52:51 Thoughts on virtual production 



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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