Articles in CG Garage

Andrea Blasich — Sculptor, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Traditional sculpting techniques still play an important role in CG film production. Talented sculptor Andrea Blasich tells Chris about the pros and cons of clay.

Revealing the 16 greatest CG Garage podcasts of 2019

Chris Nichols rounds up the must-listen-to podcasts of last year, featuring Hollywood directors, pioneering architects, VFX wizards — and esports matriarchs.

Tim Miller — Director, “Terminator: Dark Fate”

“Terminator: Dark Fate,” “Love, Death & Robots” and “Deadpool” director, Tim Miller, returns to CG Garage to offer a human perspective on the Hollywood machine.

Ivona Alexandrova — Total Chaos / THU Golden Ticket Winner

Ivona’s imaginative competition entry won her a trip to THU — and a place on the podcast. This bright VFX student tells Chris about her education and ambitions.

Vicki Dobbs Beck — Executive in Charge, ILMxLAB

From immigrants to immortal galactic overlords: The business of creating compelling immersive experiences at ILM’s cutting-edge new technology division.

Pedro Conti — Director, Flooul Animation

From Sao Paolo to Los Angeles: How music and animation have helped CG Artist and Director Pedro Conti get through tough times and be true to his heart.

Alex Nice and Robert Nederhorst — John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum

Glass act: “John Wick 3’s” VFX supervisor and concept artist reflect on creating the movie’s incredible translucent sets — and then smashing them up.

Jaroslav Křivánek

We pay our respects to Jaroslav Křivánek as we revisit episode #176, recorded in Bulgaria with Jaroslav and Ondřej Karlík in May 2018.

Andrew Gordon — Head of Animation, DNEG

Andrew Gordon, the man behind some of Pixar’s most iconic characters, discusses his 20-plus years of experience working alongside legends and his move to DNEG.

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ASAI Architecture & Imagined Environments Panel

Arch-viz trailblazers and super-talented VFX artists join Chris to talk about the past, present and future of visualization for architecture and other mediums.

Celia Hodent — Game UX Consultant

How are modern video games designed to hook us in and keep us engaged? Join “Fortnite’s” user-experience director for a deep dive into the psychology of gaming.

Peter Ramsey — Director, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Discover how Francis Ford Coppola, Tank Girl and Santa Claus helped this former storyboard artist enter the Spider-Verse and reinvent a familiar character.

John Chalfant — Creative Director, Sky Carousel

From “Diablo” cinematics to diamond-studded domes for David Lynch, John Chalfant has done it all. Hear his incredible origin story and his secrets for success.

Greg Downing — Hyperacuity

He’s crawled under pyramids, explored Chinese caves and experienced Björk’s resonant frequency. Meet Greg Downing — photography’s answer to Indiana Jones.

Joy Lea — CG Art Director, ARwall

Joy returns to the podcast — and she’s gone from games to movies including “The Lion King” and ARwall’s incredible new augmented-reality virtual production system.

Arutyun Artur Sayan — Blur Studio

The master of the monstrous longshot on creating mind-blowing VFX for “Oblivion,” “Tomorrowland,” “Supergirl” and “Love, Death and Robots.”

Neil Huxley — Director

From South London to Middle-earth: “Shadow of War,” “Assassin’s Creed” and UFC promo director tells Chris how a passion for movies helped turn his life around.

Ankit Patel — Director of Developer Product Marketing, NVIDIA

NVIDIA’s powerful, versatile technology has been one of the CG industry’s best power-ups. Find out the story behind the silicone with one of its smartest guys.

Cobus Bothma — Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Discover how this world-renowned architecture firm is embracing technology and future-proofing workflows via Lavina, mixed reality and machine learning.

Robert Legato — VFX Supervisor and 2nd Unit Director

Meet the three-time Oscar-winner and passionate movie fan who put real tech into virtual sets via “The Aviator,” “The Jungle Book,” “The Lion King” and more.

Zap Andersson — Autodesk (Part Deux)

The Brad Pitt of rendering opens up on OSL shaders, takes a trip into the uncanny valley and talks synthesized cats, slightly annoyed rodents and arm-wrestling.

Marcos Fajardo — Founder and Software Architect, Solid Angle

Get to the choppa and discover the past, present and future of the Arnold renderer with the man who created it

Matt Wallin — VFX Artist, FXGuide Podcast Co-Host and Professor

“The Matrix,” “Star Wars” and “King Kong” VFX artist — and fxguide podcast co-host — tells Chris how and why he made the jump from production to academia.

Ondřej Karlík & Jaroslav Křivánek — Corona & Caustics

Caustics make good CG scenes look great — but they’re often avoided. Find out why it’s faster and easier to add this lighting phenomenon with Corona Renderer.