The Collective Podcast

The Collective Podcast

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The Collective Podcast brings you weekly episodes of entertaining, informative, honest discussions with creative industry professionals from around the world. Created and hosted by designer/director Ash Thorp, he aims to explore the struggles of work/life balance and to share the experiences of influential creatives from all realms of media, including (but not limited to) designers, illustrators, visual effects artists, writers, painters, and programmers.

Episodes

Ep. 129 - Erik Wernquist  

Swedish director Erik Wernquist joins us this week to discuss his major inspirations including sci-fi art and novels, how important passion projects are to his career, and a bunch of behind-the-scenes info on his short film Wanderers as well as his work for Jamie xx. GUEST LINKS: Erik’s Website: http://erikwernquist.com/ Erik’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/erikwernquist Wanderers: https://vimeo.com/108650530 Gosh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjNssEVlB6M ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Carl Sagan: http://www.carlsagan.com/ Chesley Bonestell: http://www.bonestell.org/ Kim Stanley Robinson: http://www.kimstanleyrobinson.info/ HiRISE: http://mars.nasa.gov/mro/mission/instruments/hirise/ The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 128 - Zhang Jingna  

------- Ep. 128 - Zhang Jingna --------- World-renowned photographer Zhang Jingna joins us this week to discuss why she began taking photos, how she derives inspiration from other fields and injects it into her work, and how important passion projects have become to her on a personal level. GUEST LINKS: Zhang’s Website: http://zhangjingna.com/ Zhang’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/zemotion Zhang’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/zemotion/ Zhang’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zemotion/ ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Gregory Crewdson: http://www.gregorycrewdsonmovie.com/ noah-kh: http://noah-kh.deviantart.com/ “Every element you put in [your photography] should serve a purpose and add something for you.” -Zhang Jingna The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 127 - Daniel Savage  

Illustrator and art director Daniel Savage joins us this week to discuss how he got his start in the industry, the challenges of discovering his own style and how it’s led to unique community-driven projects like Yule Log, and the intricacies, benefits, and occasional downsides to freelancing. GUEST LINKS: Daniel’s Website: http://www.danielsavage.estate/ Daniel’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/somethingsavage Daniel’s Tumblr: http://somethingsavage.tumblr.com/ Yule Log 2.0: http://www.watchyulelog.com/ Mixed.parts: http://mixed.parts ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Rowland B. Wilson’s Trade Secrets: http://amzn.to/20FQ6mz John K Curriculum: http://johnkcurriculum.blogspot.com/ Michelle Higa: http://slanted.org/ Jeffrey Rose: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/jeffrey-rose/ “Ultimately, I would love to find a way to create money from something I’ve made, versus making something for money.” -Daniel Savage The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 126 - THE LINE  

Animators Sam Taylor and Wesley Louis of THE LINE collective join us this week to discuss the power of the medium, the importance of finding like-minded individuals to collaborate with, and some wonderful insight into their work process and favorite projects. GUEST LINKS: THE LINE: http://www.thelineanimation.com Everything I Can See From Here: http://www.thelineanimation.com/work/#/eicsfh/ Super Turbo Atomic Mega Rabbit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvqXRFPU_aQ Wank London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yLOkwwtxN4 THE LINE’s Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/theline# Sam’s Website: http://samtayloranimation.tumblr.com/ Wesley’s Website: http://librabear.tumblr.com/ ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Mural.ly: https://mural.ly/ Scrum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrum_(software_development) WhenisGood: http://whenisgood.net/ TVPaint: http://www.tvpaint.com/v2/content/article/home/ Magical Flying Turbo Hat Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFuwusy7fCQ Electric Theatre Collective: http://electrictheatre.tv/ The Lego Movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1490017/ “There’s no secret ingredient. You’ve kind of got to do it and surround yourself with people that actually do the same thing as you, so they can push you forward and inspire you.” -Wesley Louis, THE LINE The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 125 - Mingjue Helen Chen  

Paramount Animation art director Mingjue Helen Chen joins us this week to discuss her early influences and how she got her start as an illustrator, the importance of creating meaningful work for herself, and the nebulous role technology plays in our industry. GUEST LINKS: Helen’s Website: http://jigokuen.tumblr.com/ Helen’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/MingjueChen Helen’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/mingjuechen/ Paperman: http://www.disneyanimation.com/projects/paperman Wreck-It Ralph: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1772341/ ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Tuna Bora: http://tunabora.com/ Attack on Titan: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2560140/ Fullmetal Alchemist: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421357/ The Incredibles: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317705/ The Name of the Wind: http://amzn.to/1jV2VIl Serial: http://serialpodcast.org/ Emily Blunt: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1289434/ Halt and Catch Fire: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543312/ Utopia: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2384811/ Peaky Blinders: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2442560/ Proejct Greenlight: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0299368/ I don’t usually find myself sitting there not being sure of what to draw or paint, and I think that shift for me came when I realized that I didn’t feel the need to impress everyone all the time.” -Mingjue Helen Chen The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 124 - Ian Wharton  

AKQA creative director Ian Wharton, author of Spark for the Fire joins us this week to discuss the importance of retaining your youthful creativity, the incredible power of working with the right team, and the elusive characteristics of defining one’s taste. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Sign up with code TCP for a 30-day free trial and 10% off! GUEST LINKS: Ian’s Website: http://ianwharton.com/ Ian’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ianwharton Spark for the Fire: http://www.sparkforthefire.com/ AKQA: http://www.akqa.com/ Solar: http://www.ianwharton.com/work/solar/ ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: The Mill: http://www.themill.com/ Six Principles of Youthful Thinking: http://sparkforthefire.com/#contents Gary Vaynerchuk: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/ Tribal Leadership: http://amzn.to/1QKK4KT “It’s so damn easy to get complacent; it’s so easy to get cynical about things. Neither of things are conducive to creativity.” -Ian Wharton The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 123 - Raoul Marks  

Emmy Award-winning artist Raoul Marks joins us this week to discuss the struggles and benefits of working remotely from Australia, the confusing task of determining what his title is, and a ton of information about his often one-man process to create incredibly detailed and provocative art. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Sign up with code TCP for a 30-day free trial and 10% off! GUEST LINKS: Raoul’s Website: http://raoulmarks.com/ Raoul’s Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/raoulmarks Elastic: http://elastic.tv/ True Detective Titles: https://vimeo.com/84017154 Semi-Permanent Titles: https://vimeo.com/129051743 Man in the High Castle: https://vimeo.com/117116735 Halt and Catch Fire Titles: https://vimeo.com/97089384 SPRING: http://cargocollective.com/marxmotion/SPRING ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Hardcore History: http://www.dancarlin.com/hardcore-history-series/ Patrick Clair: http://www.antibody.tv/ Octane Renderer: https://home.otoy.com/render/octane-render/ Ghost In The Shell: Identity in Space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXTnl1FVFBw Kogonada: http://kogonada.com/ It Follows: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3235888/ Videodrome: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086541/ SPRING: http://cargocollective.com/marxmotion/SPRING Beeple’s Zero Day: https://vimeo.com/140163198 Anthony Scott Burns: https://vimeo.com/pilotpriest “The things that have really helped me in my career is when I’ve focused on things that I liked. Making things for myself; actually being indulgent.” -Raoul Marks The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 122 - Errolson Hugh  

Errolson Hugh, the co-founder and mastermind behind Berlin-based apparel designer ACRONYM joins us this week to share how constantly traveling affects his creative flow, some self-reflection on the company, and the future of the fashion and apparel industry. GUEST LINKS: Acronym: https://acrnm.com/ Errolson’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/erlsn Errolson’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/erlsn.acr/ ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Robert Rodriguez interviews Del Toro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbG_YellRqs Stone Island: http://www.stoneisland.com/ Ammo NYC: http://www.ammonyc.com/ The Next Black: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCsGLWrfE4Y “People often mention the 10,000 hours and I often wonder if that’s really enough.” -Errolson Hugh The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 121 - UNA  

Kelly Thompson and Andrew Archer of Melbourne-based design studio UNA join us this week to share the story of how and why they decided to start their new company, the incredible power of combining their different skillsets, and a peek into what they have in store for their so-called UNAverse. GUEST LINKS: UNA’s Website: http://www.weareuna.com/ UNA’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/weareuna UNA’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareuna/ I Am Fearless: http://www.weareuna.com/libra Bloomberg: http://www.weareuna.com/bloomberg ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Good Books: https://vimeo.com/35720685 David Downton: http://www.daviddownton.com/ Nintendo Masterclass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePRC2Uau-ag Semi-Permanent: https://www.semipermanent.com/ Essentialism: http://amzn.to/1gthfWk Eat That Frog!: http://amzn.to/1i4yZXZ The Compound Effect: http://amzn.to/1FHjpID “It’s just time. Time and a lot of hard work. Lots of people say to me ‘aw, you’re so lucky.’ I am not lucky - I just worked my ass off.” -Kelly Thompson, UNA The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 120 - Casey Hupke  

------- Ep. 120 - Casey Hupke --------- Los Angeles-based motion designer and director Casey Hupke joins us this week to discuss the perks of working from home, the age-old debate of Mac vs PC with tons of tech nerd talk to boot, and some information about the game he’s developing with his wife. Andrew and I are both very proud to announce Learn Squared, a new form of art education we’ve co-founded with today’s guest Anthony Jones, as well as past guest Maciej Kuciara. We’ll be sharing more info in the coming weeks, and if you’d like to stay up to date please sign up for the newsletter at www.learnsquared.com GUEST LINKS: Casey’s Website: http://www.xcaseyx.com/ Casey’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/darthcasey Casey’s Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/heu Zoic: http://www.zoicstudios.com/ ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Apple Watch: http://www.apple.com/watch/ Garmin Vivofit: http://amzn.to/1hSl3BA Dungeons & Dragons: http://dnd.wizards.com/ Raoul Marks’ Semi Permanent Titles: https://vimeo.com/129051743 Razer Blade laptop: http://amzn.to/1JQomTn Thor V2 Case: http://amzn.to/1g6JRVp GMUNK x Windows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNwnz0IIsJE XParticles http://3.x-particles.com/ Ori and the Blind Forest: http://www.oriblindforest.com/ “Never lie to your producers. If you’re in a bind, tell someone immediately - don’t wait until it’s too late.” -Casey Hupke The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 119 - Anthony Jones - Part 3  

Legendary concept designer and educator Anthony Jones (AKA Robotpencil) joins us for the third time this week to share a bunch of new information about his newly released book Heaven's Hell which we discussed last time he was on the show, some insights and adventures related to his worldwide Creative Juice Expo, and toward the end we reveal some exclusive tidbits about the new educational platform we're starting called Learn Squared. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Sign up with code TCP for a 30-day free trial and 10% off! GUEST LINKS: Anthony’s Website: http://www.robotpencil.net/ Anthony’s Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/robotpencil Anthony’s Mentorships: http://www.robotpencil.net/mentorship Creative Juice: http://www.creativejuiceexpo.com/ Heaven’s Hell: http://amzn.to/1QbkcHk Learn Squared: https://www.learnsquared.com/ ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Duolingo: https://www.duolingo.com/ The ONE Thing: http://amzn.to/1KgLSGf Neil DeGrasse Tyson: http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/ The Compound Effect: http://amzn.to/1FHjpID “One day you will get that job that you wanted, and it's going to be a curse.” -Anthony Jones The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 118 - Nejc Polovsak  

Slovenia-based motion graphic designer Nejc Polovsak joins us this week to share how he achieves such a unique vibrancy in his work, how he got started on his artistic path, and how his location affects his life socially, creatively, and professionally. GUEST LINKS: Nejc’s Website: http://twistedpoly.com/ Nejc’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/twistedpoly Nejc’s Tumblr: http://twistedpoly.tumblr.com/ Pausefest: https://vimeo.com/79397750 Mothership: https://vimeo.com/110259937 ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Outliers: http://amzn.to/1LwVDU8 The Compound Effect: http://amzn.to/1JmGe8k Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience: http://amzn.to/1NUNo4D Slovenia: http://www.slovenia.info/ Eat That Frog!: http://amzn.to/1i4yZXZ The Power of Habit: http://amzn.to/1WSOZ0O The 4-Hour Workweek: http://amzn.to/181wPF3 “Client work will always be client work.” -Nejc Polovsak The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 117 - Jessica Svendsen  

Graphic designer Jessica Svendsen joins us this week to discuss the nuances she encounters while discovering her own personal design and voice. We discuss the oddities that occur from subjective viewpoints in art and design and how important it is to understand and develop your core fundamentals to guide your taste. This episode is sponsored by MAXON, the creators of Cinema 4D, who are currently offering a free demo for North and South American users at livedemo.maxon3d.com. GUEST LINKS: Jessica’s Website: http://jessicasvendsen.com/ Jessica’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jessicasvendsen Jessica’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/jessica_svendsen/ Pentagram: http://www.pentagram.com/ ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Stefan Sagmeister: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefan_Sagmeister Paul Rand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Rand Ash’s The Martian Project: http://ashthorp.com/the-martian The Shallows: http://www.amzn.to/Piprw9 “There can be a certain monolithic ideology to the way design is taught, so having a student body with diversity is better for the profession overall.” -Jessica Svendsen The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 116 - Ben Lukas Boysen  

Berlin-based composer Ben Lukas Boysen, otherwise known as HECQ, joins us this week to tell us about his musical influences, the struggles of finding new music in the Internet-age, and how German culture has affected his work. This episode is sponsored by MAXON, the creators of Cinema 4D, who will be livestreaming from Siggraph 2015 Los Angeles at C4DLive.com. GUEST LINKS: Ben’s Website: http://hecq.de/ Ben’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/benlukasboysen Ben’s SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/benlukasboysen Sorry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFCftcU9-z0 Sundays: https://vimeo.com/122325664 ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Restive: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1766037/ Arvo Pärt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvo_P%C3%A4rt Arvo Pärt - Fratres: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vdgZAJVnes Mstislav Rostropovich - Tchaikovsky's Andante Cantabile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNG1RIq-VD4 Spotify: www.spotify.com “No software [or] piece of hardware will save or help you. They’re only good and useful if you actually have an idea.” -Ben Lukas Boysen The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 115 - Mike Yamada  

Legendary illustrator and art director Mike Yamada tells us about his education at Art Center and the decade he spent working with Dreamworks. Mike also shares his love for creative passion, some insight to the process and tools he uses, as well as some of his favorite books. We also discuss his experiences going to Comic-Con and a bit about his odd work/life balance. This episode is sponsored by MAXON. For this month of August only, MAXON is running an online special -- If you purchase Cinema 4D by August 31, you will also get the newest version of Cinema 4D R17 absolutely free. In addition, you get FREE premium access to Cineversity tutorials and resources. Find out more by visiting maxon.net This episode is also brought to you by Squarespace. Sign up with code TCP for a 30-day free trial and 10% off! GUEST LINKS: Mike’s Blog: http://mikeyamada.blogspot.com/ Mike’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/myamada1979/ Mike’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelyamada Big Hero 6: http://amzn.to/1IVFXcb The Art of Big Hero 6: http://amzn.to/1IVFUgm ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: The Wes Anderson Collection: http://amzn.to/1K1iokn Primer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390384/ Mary Blair: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Blair Raymond Loewy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Loewy Alexander McQueen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_McQueen Kyle T. Webster’s Brushes: http://www.kyletwebster.com/portfolio/brushes/ Motive Artworks: http://www.motiveartworks.com/ Outliers: http://amzn.to/1Wy0bjb “If you don’t [love what you’re doing], then there’s a point where you’re going to be this weird, dated shell of an artist. You won’t be relevant anymore, you won’t make anything that makes anyone excited.” -Mike Yamada The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 114 - Jama Jurabaev  

London-based matte painter Jama Jurabaev joins us this week to tell us some backstory about his heritage and how he got his start in the industry, his experiences at school, working super long hours, and pushing the limits to achieve his goals. We also go deeply into the types of software and processes he uses to create the stunning work he puts out regularly. This episode is sponsored by MAXON, the creators of Cinema 4D, who will be livestreaming from Siggraph 2015 Los Angeles at C4DLive.com. This episode is also brought to you by Squarespace. Sign up with code TCP for a 30-day free trial and 10% off! GUEST LINKS: Jama’s Website: http://jamajurabaev.com/ Jama’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jama.jurabaev Jama’s DeviantArt: http://jamajurabaev.deviantart.com/ Jama’s Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/jamajurabaev World War II Project: http://jamajurabaev.com/#/world-war-ii/ BMW Project: https://www.facebook.com/jama.jurabaev/posts/1093291880700911 ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Feng Zhu: http://fengzhudesign.com/ Ralph McQuarrie: http://dreamsandvisionspress.com/ Half-Life: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-Life_(video_game) Parody VR Commercial (NSFW): https://vimeo.com/74044572 3D-Coat: http://3d-coat.com/ Marmoset: http://www.marmoset.co/ Squarespace: http://www.squarespace.com/ “The new tools are coming, new possibilities are coming - you just need to go for them rather than defending whatever you do the best and denying everything else.” -Jama Jurabaev The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 113 - Danny Yount  

The Prodigal son returns! My mentor from the Prologue days and friend Danny Yount is back for round two after a two year gap between episodes. Danny shares what he has been up to since our last talk and reveals his new company Prodigal Pictures and how things are progressing for him in his life. We also discuss what Danny looks for in collaborative teammates and creating world class work and how to present it. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Sign up with code TCP for a 30-day free trial and 10% off! GUEST LINKS: Danny’s Website: http://dannyyount.com/ Danny’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannyyount Danny’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/danny_yount/ Prodigal Pictures: http://prodigalpictures.com/ ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Intuitive Surgical: http://www.intuitivesurgical.com/ Elon Musk biography: http://amzn.to/1K0xqCA X-Particles: http://3.x-particles.com/ The Abyss: http://amzn.to/1SzMmS3 Chef’s Table: http://www.netflix.com/title/80007945 American Graffiti: http://amzn.to/1OZlaqb It Follows: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3235888/ “I don’t have a master plan other than: I want to end well, and I want to end up in a very quiet existence.” -Danny Yount The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 112 - Brad Wright  

Concept artist extraordinaire Brad Wright joins the show this week to discuss how he got his start in the field of art. We go in-depth into his role at Creative Assembly on Alien Isolation and his love of the franchise. We also discuss his passion and love for Frank Herbert's Dune and how he might someday like to bring that project to life as he sees it. This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Sign up with code TCP for a 30-day free trial and 10% off! GUEST LINKS: Brad’s ArtStation: https://www.artstation.com/artist/bradwright/ Brad’s Tumblr: http://bradwright.tumblr.com/ Creative Assembly: http://www.creative-assembly.com/ Alien: Isolation: http://www.alienisolation.com/ ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Art of Alien: Isolation: http://amzn.to/1KsIFJi Syndicate: http://www.ea.com/syndicate Starbreeze Studios: http://starbreeze.com/ Terrence Malick: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000517/ John Paul Leon: http://thecollectivepodcast.com/87 Gregory Crewdson: http://www.gregorycrewdsonmovie.com/ Dune: http://amzn.to/1Mvh8Ya “If you want it to be your career, then it’s going to be your life as well. It’s going to take over, and that’s a good thing. But it’s definitely going to take over.” -Brad Wright The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 111 - Disasterpeace  

Fez and It Follows composer Rich Vreeland, (AKA Disasterpeace) joins us this week to tell the story of how he broke into the music industry, some insight to the business side of making music, the importance of inspiration and collaboration, and where things are headed for him in the future. This episode is brought to you by Blend, a two-day design and animation festival in Vancouver on October 16 & 17. GUEST LINKS: Rich’s Website: http://disasterpeace.com/ Rich’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/disasterpeace Mini Metro: http://dinopoloclub.com/minimetro/ Fez: http://fezgame.com/ It Follows: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3235888/ ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Road to the Winter Classic: http://www.epixhd.com/movie/epix-presents-road-to-the-nhl-winter-classic-episode-1/ Totonoko: https://totonoko.bandcamp.com/releases The Secret Life of Pronouns: http://amzn.to/1LOrSiZ The Fifth Agreement: http://amzn.to/1QAgHyJ Women: http://amzn.to/1gjWBsr Jaga Jazzist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaga_Jazzist Madeline Tasquin: http://tasqu.in/ Michael Giacchino: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0315974/ “I didn’t want to be the person who was doing projects that I didn’t really care about, and then ... burying them.” -Disasterpeace The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Ep. 110 - Justin Holt  

Prolific texture painter Justin Holt, whose recent credits include Chappie, Jurassic World, and Elysium (to name a few), joins us this week to share his thoughts on the ups and downs of the VFX industry, the importance of doing what you love, and the state of Hollywood’s sequel/remake culture. GUEST LINKS: Justin’s Website: http://justinmichaelholt.com/ Justin’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/justinmholt/ Justin’s IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2358060/ Justin’s CGWorkshop Course: http://www.cgsociety.org/training/course/realistic-character-texture-painting-in-mari Justin’s Gnomon Store: http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/category/253/ ------------------------------ The Collective Newsletter: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/newsletter Subscribe on iTunes: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/itunes Subscribe via RSS: http://www.thecollectivepodcast.com/rss Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thecollectivepodcast Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thecpodcast ------------------------------ SHOW NOTES: Think Tank Training Centre: http://www.tttc.ca/ Savannah College of Art and Design: http://www.scad.edu/ George Lucas: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000184/ Elon Musk: http://amzn.to/1T6JBnU The Fifth Agreement: http://amzn.to/1QAgHyJ Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: http://amzn.to/1NmgOJ3 JJ Abrams: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0009190/ Christopher Walken: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000686/ Pixar Timeline: http://i.imgur.com/PW4s7wA.jpg Watchmen: http://amzn.to/1LDJSg5 Ex Machina: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/ Sunshine: http://amzn.to/1f1ZTQC Original Spider-Man Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjtXUULtH4E “You have to be your own agent, you have to be your own manager, you have to be your own publicist, and you have to just work. If you want this bad enough, you gotta be on all fronts.” -Justin Holt The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

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