Punk production designers, CG portrait painters, powerful producers and previz pioneers — Chris Nichols selects his favorite podcasts of the last 12 months.
2018 is sure to be remembered as a vintage year for CG Garage podcasts. Host Chris Nichols interviewed a wide variety of guests from the worlds of movie making, software, video games, TV and art, each bringing incredible stories, industry insight and technical expertise to the CG Garage booth.
The show’s 200th episode was celebrated with a special podcast on Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Chris also announced that Martini Giant would become its own podcast series.
We asked Chris to select 10 of the best episodes from the last 12 months, plus you’ll also find five more of the most-listened-to podcasts at the end of this post.
1 — Alex McDowell
In 1975, Alex McDowell staged the Sex Pistols’ first headline gig — and the rest is history. After designing album covers for some of the biggest bands of the era, McDowell moved into music videos and then production design on The Crow, Fight Club and Minority Report. He tells Chris his globe-trotting, game-changing story.