Want to be a more successful CG artist? In this podcast, returning guest Allan McKay shares crucial tips on how to market yourself, sell your products and boost your income. He takes down the myth of the starving artist, highlights the big mistakes people make on their showreels and even delves into the psychology of pricing strategies.
That's not all: Allan also predicts the VFX areas to focus on for future success, explains why struggling can be a good thing and talks about his recent CG work. Just like Allan's last podcast, this one is packed with great advice and essential tips for the VFX industry and beyond.
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6:19 Re-introducing Allan
13:20 Skills and software
19:12 How marketing can help your career
30:56 Selling your products — and yourself
38:30 Overcoming the “starving artist” mentality
43:20 The secrets of a good demo reel
50:29 How the CG industry has changed
01:02:49 Switching careers and industries
01:09:48 Thoughts on the next six years