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#297: October 19, 2020
Shuzo Shiota — President/CEO, Polygon Pictures
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Shuzo Shiota’s Polygon Pictures has produced TV shows including “Star Wars” and “Transformers.” He explains how Japan’s art has found a big audience in the west.

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#296: October 12, 2020
Matt Akey and Aldo Ruggiero — Crafty Apes, “The Babysitter: Killer Queen”
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Heads up! Crafty Apes’ Matt Akey and Aldo Ruggiero on how they helped director McG create a potent mix of slapstick and gore for “The Babysitter: Killer Queen.”

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#295: October 5, 2020
Allan McKay — VFX Supervisor & Technical Director
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This podcast could change your career: Allan McKay tells Chris how to create the perfect reel, become a successful freelancer — and find your true worth.

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#294: September 28, 2020
Maciej Kuciara — Concept Artist & Director
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Maciej Kuciara has created concept art for everything from “The Last of Us” to “Blade Runner 2049.” Find out how “Showtime” has brought his own vision to life.

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#293: September 21, 2020
Asuka Tohda-Kinney —CG Supervisor, Digital Domain
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DD’s Asuka Tohda-Kinney has worked on “I, Robot,” “The Twilight Zone” — and the cover of TIME magazine. Find out how she’s mastered both coding and creativity.

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#292: September 14, 2020
Jeff Mottle — CEO and Founder, CGarchitect
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CGarchitect founder Jeff Mottle has rebuilt his influential site as an AI-powered all-encompassing platform for the arch-viz industry. Listen to find out more.

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#291: September 8, 2020
Jose Gomez — Executive Creative Director, ATK PLN
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From skateboards to storyboards: Jose Gomez has founded fashion companies and created stunning motion graphics and commercials. He tells Chris his amazing story.

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#290: August 31, 2020
Mengyi Fan & Samantha Anderson — SHoP Architects
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From Brooklyn to Botswana: SHoP Architects visualization pros Mengyi and Sam on the tech they use to create beautiful buildings and oversee construction remotely.

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#289: August 24, 2020
V-Ray 5 with Chaos Group’s Alex Yolov and Peter Matanov
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Chaos Group has reinvented rendering with V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max and Maya. Alex Yolov and Peter Matanov tell Chris about the journey behind the software’s features.

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#288: August 17, 2020
Aron Hjartarson — Executive Creative Director, Framestore LA
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Icelander Aron Hjartarson explains how his passion for CG has whisked him from Coca-Cola commercials to big-budget movies including “Gravity” and “Contraband.”

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#287: August 10, 2020
Hao Li — CEO and Co-Founder, Pinscreen
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Soon, our virtual clones will look and act just like us. Meet genius Hao Li and find out how his Pinscreen software captures and creates accurate digital humans.

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#286: August 3, 2020
Andrew Price — Founder, Blender Guru/Poliigon
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Blender Guru’s Andrew Price has made a living and built a big fan base through his passion for the free 3D software. He tells Chris his incredible story.

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#285: July 27, 2020
Afonso Salcedo Returns — Creative Producer, Photographer, Lighting Artist
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From empty streets to epic protests: Lockdown Los Angeles inspired Afonso Salcedo to pursue photojournalism. He tells Chris more in his second CG Garage podcast.

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#284: July 20, 2020
Douglas Trumbull — Visionary Filmmaker & Visual Effects Pioneer

Douglas Trumbull, the genius behind the visual effects of “2001,” “Close Encounters” and “Star Trek,” on his 50-year quest to understand and improve cinema.

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#282: July 6, 2020
Glenn Derry — Virtual Production Expert
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Meet Glenn Derry, the man who coined the phrase “virtual production,” and hear about how he transformed VFX via “Avatar,” “The Aviator,” and “The Jungle Book.”

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#281: June 29, 2020
Andy Lomas — Artist and Lecturer in Creative Computing
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Math and biology meet in Andy Lomas’s intricate, mind-bending CG art. He tells Chris how his background in VFX and enthusiasm for natural forms inspired his work.

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#280: June 22, 2020
Matthew Bannister—Founder, DBOX
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The Credit Revolution has begun. Meet Matthew Bannister, the man behind the movement, and find out why we need to give artists the recognition they deserve.

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#279: June 15, 2020
Mike Wuetherick — Head of Tech, Media & Entertainment, Unity Technologies
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Join Unity's Mike Wuetherick to discover how videogame technology, such as real-time and cloud computing, is changing how entertainment is produced and consumed.

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#278: June 9, 2020
David Guthrie — Founder & Director, fluidG
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Architect and professor David Guthrie founded a PPE company to help healthcare professionals. Find out how he did it — and why he loves cubes and mandolins.

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#277: May 26, 2020
Ben Procter — Production Designer, “Avatar” Sequels

Eager to return to Pandora? Production designer Ben Procter reveals the art department’s inner workings and the tech behind James Cameron’s vision for Avatar 2.

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#276: May 18, 2020
Jim Lammers — President, Trinity3D and Trinity Animation

When industry legend Jim Lammers isn't creating 3D content, including "Archer" sets, he's purveying the latest VFX software. He tells Chris and Lon his story.

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#275: May 11, 2020
Jody Madden — CEO, Foundry

How do you keep people positive during times of uncertainty? Foundry CEO Jody Madden reflects on 20 years in the VFX industry — and prepares for future shifts.

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#274: May 4, 2020
Michael Golden — Founder & Visualist, Three Marks

This podcast will change the way you create arch-viz. Three Marks’ Michael Golden explains his philosophy behind great images that keep your client happy.

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#273: April 27, 2020
Alberto Mielgo — Director, LD+R’s “The Witness”

Examining “The Witness:” Director Alberto Mielgo on making one of “Love, Death & Robots’” most memorable episodes — and his dreams of animated Oscar success.

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#272: April 20, 2020
Matthias Buehler — Founder & CTO, vrbn studios

Arch viz and VFX meet in the fascinating career of Matthias Buehler, who’s helped build the CityEngine software and brought realistic cities to movies and games.

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