The Grey Ave Podcast – Jeff White

While the movie Kong Skull Island is still in Cinemas, I managed to get hold of one of the major contributors to the film, all the way from Industrial Light & Magic(ILM)

Jeff White is the visual effects supervisor of Kong, he has also worked on other big films such as Avengers, Warcraft, Transformers and Starwars just to name a few.

In this episode, we covered:
– The experience of making Kong
– Working at ILM
– His story
– Other films he has worked on
– Team building
– What he looks for in an artist
– Life/work balance
– Advice

Enjoy

Kong trailer:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=44LdLqgOpjo

Avengers Trailer:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOrNdBpGMv8

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The Grey Ave Podcast – Chris Nichols

Christopher Nichols is one of the most inspiring, smart and creative people in the CGI industry right now. From working with leading studios on The Day After Tomorrow, I Robot, Stealth, Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, Maleficent and The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo to photo real cars and photoreal humans and now going into new art and technology adventures.

Chris is the Director of Chaos Group, the developers of V-Ray as one of the main people behind Chaos Group Labs. He has been involved with many high profile projects while pushing art and tech in new directions.

His career journey is very interesting, it’s the reason why I had to bring him on the podcast since I have been following him for a long time throughout my career and I have learnt so much from him. One of the main things is changing careers. He is never stuck, always reinventing himself and doing fun things while still putting out great work.

Below are the links mentioned in this podcast:
Chris’s Podcast
Chris’s short film
Chaos group
Vray reel
Chris’s IMDB

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