CG Garage

#309: January 11, 2021
David Schaefer & Dmitriy Glazyrin — Co-Founders, Mondlicht Studios
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How do you turn a building into a ship? CG advertising specialists David Schaefer and Dmitriy Glazyrin talk about the tech behind their huge images and videos.

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#308: January 4, 2021
Bilali Mack — Visual Effects Supervisor, Alkemy X
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Flame artist turned VFX sup Bilali Mack tells Chris about working on “Let Him Go” and “Powerbook II: Ghost” — and how he tells stories with smoke and blood.

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#307: December 29, 2020
Alessandro Cangelosi — Freelance Lighting TD, FX TD and Instructor
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Working from Rome: VFX freelancer Alessandro Cangelosi tells Chris how he tackled shots on “Independence Day: Resurgence” and “2012,” and his new teaching role.

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#306: December 21, 2020
Babak Bina — Senior 3D Generalist, Director and Instructor
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Babak Bina creates VFX for Hollywood movies, leads Gnomon Workshop classes — and he also directs short films. Find out more about this man of many talents.

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#305: December 14, 2020
Dwayne Burgess, concept artist — “Fargo” and “American Ninja Warrior”
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Concept artist Dwayne Burgess talks about helping with set designs on “Fargo” and “American Ninja Warrior” — and how V-Ray for SketchUp has changed his workflow.

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#304: December 7, 2020
Shannon Wiggins — Director of Placement & Alumni Relations, Gnomon School of Visual Effects
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Gnomon doesn’t just teach students VFX — it also gets them jobs at illustrious studios. Meet Shannon Wiggins, the woman behind the school’s 97% placement rate.

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#303: November 30, 2020
Al Quattrocchi — Creative Director & Principal at Tornado Creative LA/Salty Fly Fisherman
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Al Quattrocchi has combined a successful career in graphic design with a passion for fly fishing. He tells Chris about winning Grammys and catching corbinas.

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#302: November 23, 2020
Yining Karl Li — Senior Software Engineer, Walt Disney Animation Studios
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Meet Yining Karl Li, the software engineer who’s helped Disney create the Hyperion rendering tech behind “Big Hero 6,” “Moana” and “Raya and the Last Dragon.”

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#301: November 16, 2020
Mike Campau — Digital Artist
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Mike Campau’s visuals seamlessly blend photography, retouching and CGI for hyperreal results. He tells Chris about his approaches to work and going freelance.

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#300: November 9, 2020
Gary Yost — 3ds Max Development Team Leader & WisdomVR Project Founder
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Chris celebrates episode 300 with Gary Yost, the father of 3D Studio and 3ds Max. Hear the stories behind Autodesk’s seminal software and Gary’s short films.

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#299: November 2, 2020
Lou Pecora — Visual Effects Supervisor
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“Legion,” “Fargo” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” effects supervisor Lou Pecora returns to the podcast to talk about working up the VFX ladder and COVID-19 downtime.

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#298: October 26, 2020
Scott Meadows — Head of Visualization and Virtual Production, Digital Domain
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Previz has evolved from a useful pre-production tool to an all-encompassing part of the moviemaking process — and Scott Meadows has seen it all. He tells Chris his story.

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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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