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The VFX Apprentice Podcast is for people who love Visual Effect, CG, 3D, Film, Games or VR. It’s for student, hobbyists, and professionals alike. Join our host Andrew Buttigieg as he interviews artists and learns about their individual journeys, past and present projects, tips and tricks, and advice for breaking into the industry.

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In today's episode I interview Jamie Dunbar of Dragonboots Studios and Melbourne Organiser of the DLF (Digital Labourers Federation). We chat about Jamie’s career and his involvement with the DLF. We also disucuss the next meeting on Monday the 29th May, so if you are in Melbourne, be sure to come and hang out over a drink or two.

Melbourne DLF: An evening with Autodesk
29 May at 6:30pm
The Water Rat Hotel
256 Moray Street, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3205

Links:
Dragonboots Studios website: http://www.dragonbootsstudios.com/
Dragonboots Studios Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DragonbootsStudios
TCH YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiN68C9rloPAzBKj1CGcEEm-jj1v6YLUe
From the Highchair YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBTmkEDFLJbZDShnKR9pnTe0Z1A0kGy1I
DLF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dlfmelbournedrinks
DLF Google group chat: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dlfchat
DLF Google group jobs: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/dlfjobs

The VFX Apprentice Podcast is for people who love Visual Effect, CG, 3D, Film, Games or VR. It’s for student, hobbyists, and professionals alike. Join our host Andrew Buttigieg as he interviews artists and learns about their individual journeys, past and present projects, tips and tricks, and advice for breaking into the industry.

portfolio/blog. http://www.buttigieg.org
instagram. https://www.instagram.com/abuttigieg01
web. http://www.vfxapprentice.com
email. vfxapprenticepodcast@gmail.com
twitter. https://twitter.com/VFXApprentice
facebook. https://facebook.com/vfxapprentice

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In this week's episode I interview Tobias of the YouTube Channel Surfaced Studio. Tobias provides a different kind of filmmaking and visual effect tutorials - which he calls 'edutainment'. He covers Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition and other great filmmaking and VFX tools & techniques, and more recently has added Houdini to the list.
Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/user/SurfacedStudio

Correction: The next version of Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve Studio is dropping down to $299US from $999US, not Fusion (My Bad, but there’s always hope).

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The VFX Apprentice Podcast is for people who love Visual Effect, CG, 3D, Film, Games or VR. It’s for student, hobbyists, and professionals alike. Join our host Andrew Buttigieg as he interviews artists and learns about their individual journeys, past and present projects, tips and tricks, and advice for breaking into the industry.

portfolio/blog. http://www.buttigieg.org
instagram. https://www.instagram.com/abuttigieg01
web. http://www.vfxapprentice.com

email. vfxapprenticepodcast@gmail.com
twitter. https://twitter.com/VFXApprentice
facebook. https://facebook.com/vfxapprentice

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In today’s episode I have a chat with Daniel Knight, the director of TrollBridge, the epic Sir Terry Pratchett Discworld based fan film. We discuss the films history, it’s challenges, progress, all things Troll Bridge. I was genuinely surprised at how long the production leaders have been working on the film. Their dedication to the film is truly amazing.

Be sure to checkout TrollBridge.film to learn more the project and to put some visuals to what we were discussing. And thanks for listening.

TROLL BRIDGE is a cinematic DISCWORLD adaptation of the short story by Terry Pratchett.

The VFX Apprentice Podcast is for people who love Visual Effect, CG, 3D, Film, Games or VR. It’s for student, hobbyists, and professionals alike. Join our host Andrew Buttigieg as he interviews artists and learns about their individual journeys, past and present projects, tips and tricks, and advice for breaking into the industry.

portfolio/blog. http://www.buttigieg.org
web. http://www.vfxapprentice.com
email. vfxapprenticepodcast@gmail.com
twitter. https://twitter.com/VFXApprentice
facebook. https://facebook.com/vfxapprentice

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In today’s episode I interview Ben Andersen, the Lead FX Pipeline TD at Iloura in Melbourne.

Join us as we discuss how he got his start in the industry at Kleiser Walczak, his time at Pixar and Dreamworks, moving to Australia, tips on what to include in a demo reel, his involvement with Grid Markets Cloud Rendering, and some of his work that he is most proud of.

Iloura Website: http://iloura.com.au/
Ben’s IMDB Page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1290892/
Grid Markets Cloud Render Farm: http://www.gridmarkets.com/

 

The VFX Apprentice Podcast tracks Andrew Buttigieg’s progress as he learns about VFX tools and techniques. Join him as he shares what he has learnt, reviews online courses and tutorials, and interviews other artists.

portfolio/blog. http://www.buttigieg.org
web. http://www.vfxapprentice.com
email. vfxapprenticepodcast@gmail.com
twitter. https://twitter.com/VFXApprentice
facebook. https://facebook.com/vfxapprentice

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In today's episode I review the Lynda.com course Up and Running with Houdini by Scott Pagano. This tutorial introduce the fundamental 3D concepts; modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, and rendering as they apply in Houdini. It shows to manipulate geometry; apply materials; add lights and cameras to a scene; render images; and even create simple particle systems.

So join me as I review Up and Running with Houdini by Scott Pagano.

This episode is the is the audio of the video review available on my YouTube channel.

Video Review: https://youtu.be/IzsQKJNl3so
Course Page: https://www.lynda.com/Houdini-tutorials/Up-Running-Houdini/182377-2.html

The VFX Apprentice Podcast tracks Andrew Buttigieg’s progress as he learns about VFX tools and techniques. Join him as he shares what he has learnt, reviews online courses and tutorials, and interviews other artists.

portfolio/blog. http://www.buttigieg.org
web. http://www.vfxapprentice.com
email. vfxapprenticepodcast@gmail.com
twitter. https://twitter.com/VFXApprentice
facebook. https://facebook.com/vfxapprentice

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In today's episode I interview SideFX’s Paul Fratesi and Jeff Wagner. Paul is the Global Business and Relationship Manager for Side FX software and Jeff is a Senior Technology Consultant for Side FX. Paul and Jeff were in Melbourne as part of the Houdini 16 Down Under tour. So join me as we discuss all things Houdini.

Side FX Software
https://www.sidefx.com/

The VFX Apprentice Podcast tracks Andrew Buttigieg’s progress as he learns about VFX tools and techniques. Join him as he shares what he has learnt, reviews online courses and tutorials, and interviews other artists.

portfolio/blog. http://www.buttigieg.org
web. http://www.vfxapprentice.com
email. vfxapprenticepodcast@gmail.com
twitter. https://twitter.com/VFXApprentice
facebook. https://facebook.com/vfxapprentice

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March 7, 2017

Ep. 001 - Relaunch

The VFX Apprentice Podcast is the podcast where I (Andrew Buttigieg) share what I’ve learnt about VFX tools and techniques, review online courses and tutorials, and interviews other artists.

Today’s episode is the relaunch of the podcast where I’ll be introducing the podcast, myself, and my goals.

You can learn more about me on my personal website: http://www.buttigieg.org/

Check out my iOS Sticker Apps: https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/andrew-buttigieg/id1207546671

Episode Recorded Tuesday 7th March 2017.

You can reach me via:
email. vfxapprenticepodcast@gmail.com
twitter. https://twitter.com/VFXApprentice
facebook. https://facebook.com/vfxapprentice

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