DIVERSITY in the Video Game industry – VFX LIFESTYLE – Guest: Osama Dorias

In this Episode of VFX LIFESTYLE, Osama Dorias, Senior Game Designer at Warner Brother Games WB Games Montréal and Co-founder of Montreal Independent Game Awards, shares his thoughts about the DIVERSITY in the Video Game industry. It’s refreshing, positive and hopeful. Full interview available soon on vfx-lifestyle.com Let’s start conversations on FB: @vfxlifestyle IG: @vfx_lifestyle […]

Job search depression: What it entails and how to get through it

Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota recently sponsored a study that examines how job loss and the hunt for a new job impact the job-seeker’s mental health and well-being. Perhaps the study’s findings don’t come as a surprise; job seekers often experience an emotional low following the loss of a job, feel better […]

Can Special Effects Be Special Again?

“You’ll believe a man can fly.” So proclaimed billboards and posters across the nation in 1978, in anticipation of the December release of Richard Donner’s Superman — The Movie. It wasn’t an idle promise. Although the Man of Steel had been depicted in numerous TV shows and cartoons over the years, Donner’s film vowed something […]

Why Mindfulness Is the Ultimate Habit for Success

There are habits you can develop that impact nearly every aspect of your personal and professional success. Running is a great example, because people who run regularly see powerful benefits, like having more energy, thinking more clearly and getting sick less often. I am a runner and a huge proponent of running, but I realize […]

5 reliable ways you can move outside your comfort zone

After 20 years as an investigative agent, I found myself in a comfort zone. Safely ensconced in familiar territory, I balked when asked to be the spokesperson for the FBI in Northern California. It sounded like fun and even a little glamorous because I would be interviewed by local and national news media. So why […]

That time marriage advice helped me manage my team

Isn’t it funny how work relationships are sometimes compared to a marriage, like “married to work” or he’s my “work husband”? Sort’ve makes sense, though: you spend a lot of time with your coworkers, and engage in emotional activities like celebrating big wins and debating the best approach to a problem. (We like to call […]

9 Ways Being a Happier Person Increases Productivity

As defined in a previous Calendar article, happiness is “both an emotion and a state. It’s a subjective term used to describe a wide-range of positive emotions, such as joy, pride, contentment, and gratitude.” Simply put there are many ways to become a happier person. And being a happier person increases productivity. Regardless of the […]