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Katrina Salicrup — Podcast Creator / Flame Artist


Katrina Salicrup’s story packs as many twists and revelations as a finely crafted thriller. After studying art, she worked as a Flame artist for companies including Method Studios, The Mission Studio, and Wieden + Kennedy. Following the birth of her daughter, her life took an unexpected turn, and she began writing as a hobby — which has grown into an award-winning podcast.

A natural storyteller, Katrina tells Chris about her make-or-break move to LA, some of the amusing shots she helped fix, and how she learned the tricks of the trade. She also details her new adventures in fiction, from early storytelling advice to going to the recording studio. You’ll find out what makes a Flame artist different from a compositor and why podcasts are the new movies.

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4:26 Katrina’s backstory

11:09 Moving to LA

17:49 A Method-ical career choice

25:39 Working with Chris

32:15 Freelancing after the 2008 crash

38:16 Why Flame artists are unique

46:28 Becoming a mom

51:29 Starting the podcast

58:56 Beginning part two

01:05:26 Discovering her past

01:11:12 Podcasts vs movies

01:20:35 Katrina’s new goals

About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

Originally published: February 7, 2022.
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