VFX, STORYTELLING & IP – GUEST: Adrian Bobb

In this Episode of VFX LIFESTYLE, Adrian Bobb Adrian Bobb, VFX Artist and Film Maker based in Toronto, Canada, shares the vison behind his award winning sci-fi short film: EXT.With a multicultural cast including Cara Gee known for her role in The Expanse, he talks as well about the importance of diversity and representation in […]

Women in VFX – Guest: Zoe Cranley

In this Episode of VFX LIFESTYLE, Zoe Cranley, Head of Build at DNEG, formerly known as Double Negative, shares inspiring moments about her journey and her perspective about the VFX industry on the topic of Women in VFX. Watch the full interview on: vfx-lifestyle.com Let’s start conversations on FB: @vfxlifestyle IG: @vfx_lifestyle TW: @VFX_Lifestyle “When […]

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. Watch more interviews on vfx-lifestyle.com Let’s start conversations on FB: @vfxlifestyle IG: @vfx_lifestyle TW: […]

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 […]