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April 23, 2020
Maxon surprises subscribers with a new version of Cinema 4D. Dubbed S22, this subscription only release adds new UV tools, Viewport, modelling updates, and more! Chad Ashley and new team member Shawn Astrom dive into all the juicy details in this podcast.
March 12, 2020
What tools do you need to work from home, and how do you stay focused? In this episode, the team shares how they work remotely from home and the discipline it takes to make it a successful working environment. You'll hear about the tools Greyscalegorilla uses to run the business, project management, chat, and more.
March 6, 2020
Professional colorist Jeremy Stuart enlightens us on the world of color, as the team learns all about the entire ACES workflow and what that means for 3D artists. In this episode, the team invites professional colorist Jeremy Stuart into the studio to discuss all thing ACES. ACES is a color workflow system that was developed for the motion picture industry that is being widely adopted by production houses all over the world. It's the future or working with color.  Does that mean it's time for you to start learning ACES color in Cinema 4D? We discuss all things color, and take a deep dive into the technical details behind this revolutionary color space.  Want to learn more about ACES? Check out our latest tutorial down below, or hop into the pro training series Getting to Know ACES streaming now in Greyscalegorilla Plus.
February 6, 2020
With apps like Procreate and Cavalry disrupting the Adobe ecosystem, should motion designers look to add these tools to their workflow? In this episode, the team talks to School of Motion founder and all-around extraordinary human being Joey Korenman. Listen to them talk about updates Adobe is working on for After Effects and Photoshop, popular new tools like Procreate and Cavalry, and the benefits of online education versus a traditional school. Both Joey and Nick Campbell also share insights to entrepreneur-ism and the challenges they face as leaders of growing companies.
January 30, 2020
In this episode of the Greyscalegorilla podcast, the team catches up after the holidays. Hear them talk about movies, shows, and their favorite gifts. Take a listen to the latest in industry news from around the mograph world, and finally hear about some tips and tricks to help you stay motivated during the cold winter months.
December 11, 2019
Are we going back to Mac? In this episode the team talks about the new Mac Pro. Is this expensive machine a viable option for 3D artists and motion designers? We also cover the latest new features in Arnold and Redshift.
November 21, 2019
Houdini expert Russ Gautier talks about his motion design career and going from creating in-store ads to working on the biggest Marvel films.
November 8, 2019
In this podcast, the team guides you through the process of choosing what new software you want to learn while avoiding program shaming and overwhelming amount of options.
November 1, 2019
Barton Damer, founder and owner of Already Been Chewed, reveals his process on hiring 3D artists and building a culture that helps creativity thrive.
October 25, 2019
In this podcast, Chad Ashley gets to know 3D artist extraordinaire Zachary Corzine. They talk about Zach's history, learning motion design and 3D, going from ad agency work to freelance to one of the top studios in the world. They even touch a bit on his new Procedural Systems training series in Greyscalegorilla Plus. All that and much more!
October 15, 2019
Who do you call when you have a problem with your PC? Plus we talk about some incredible title work, Arnold updates, and the new training coming to Greyscalegorilla Plus.
September 18, 2019
Making action-packed 3D titles for films like John Wick Chapter 3, freelance artist Amador Valenzuela tells us about working on movies in his Illinois basement.
September 9, 2019
In this interview, Nick calls up fellow 3D educator Andy Needham to talk about his career, teaching 3D, and learning Cinema 4D R21. You can find Andy's new series, Greyscalegorilla's Guide to Cinema 4D R21, streaming now on Greyscalegorilla Plus.
August 27, 2019
In this podcast episode, the team talks about exciting new Cinema 4D R21 features, upcoming events the team will be attending in the US and Canada, cord-cutting, and all the big Disney Plus announcements.
August 21, 2019
In episode number 109, the team talks about "Bumping the Lamp", a phrase coined during the production of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. See how the incredible attention to detail inspired animators to create their best possible work. You will also hear about the passing of legendary animator Richard Williams, problem solving during production, and how to best explain challenges to clients or creative directors.
August 15, 2019
Today's 3D artists and motion designers are constantly learning new software to add to their toolbox. With lowering software costs, there is so much more to learn. In this episode the team talks about software news like Autodesk's indie licenses and the release of Blender 2.8. They also discuss all the other tools artists are expected to know in addition to Cinema 4D.
August 8, 2019
In this episode, the gang talks about Maxon's big Siggraph news, a new C4D subscription service with an option to bundle Redshift. Also, get the scoop on Greyscalegorilla+ and more exciting things announced on the Siggraph floor.
April 18, 2019
The team talks about the big news from NAB 2019, including Maxon's acquisition of Redshift, making everydays with Beeple, MoGraph Meetups, and a big sale.
March 19, 2019
In this episode, Chad Ashley and Shawn Astrom share their thoughts on Arnold GPU and their experiences beta testing the renderer.
March 15, 2019
In this episode, the gang announces the GSG10 Giveaway Winners, talk about NAB 2019, Arnold and Redshift, their first jobs, and so much more.
January 22, 2019
Gear heads Chad Ashley and Shawn Astrom talk about their favorite gear of 2018, and what they are looking forward to the most in 2019.
November 28, 2018
Nick is finally leaving his Mac for a PC, but he doesn't know where to start.
November 26, 2018
Experience the new Greyscalegorilla Show, catch up on where we've been, and how the podcast has changed.
April 26, 2018
In our 100th podcast, the crew decides to forgo the stereotypical clip show and instead share some of their biggest failures.
April 3, 2018
In our 99th episode leading up to number 100, the group answers questions from the audience and announce the return of 5 Second Projects.
March 13, 2018
In this Podcast, the crew discusses important skills they've consciously or subconsciously picked up along the way that made them more valuable motion designers.
March 6, 2018
In this Podcast, the group shares their own stories and secrets that have helped them communicate with clients over the years.
February 27, 2018
In this Podcast, the crew discusses 3D printing, NAB, and when it's time to learn new things.
February 20, 2018
In this Podcast, the crew discusses how they each discovered the power of the camera in Cinema 4D. The camera can be a powerful storytelling device and should be treated as such even in Motion design.
February 12, 2018
In this Podcast, the crew celebrates 9 years of tutorials on GSG. The group discusses their favorite tutorials and what they've learned about creating them.
February 6, 2018
In this Podcast, the crew discusses the daunting task of facing the unknown once your time at school has ended.
January 30, 2018
In this podcast the group discusses their own personal approaches to being organized and whether or not you can over-organize.
January 17, 2018
In this podcast, the crew talks discusses do's and don'ts when putting together a demo reel.
January 9, 2018
In this podcast, the group discusses various ways to get un-stuck when dealing with obstacles, problems, or rabbit holes. Figuring out when you are becoming a Roomba is a valuable skill.
December 22, 2017
In this podcast, we talk about all of our favorite non-motion design things of 2017.
December 11, 2017
In this podcast we share some of our favorite plugins, tools, websites, and utilities that we use every day.
December 5, 2017
In this Podcast, we discuss how important it is to break things both technically and creatively. Designing your way out of new challenges is crucial to a successful creative career in motion design. We also give an update on the Render Wars and talk about our huge 40% Off Sale on December 12th.
November 28, 2017
Life is short and we all know balance is the key to happiness. So how do you strike that balance and keep the important stuff from falling away? In this Podcast, the group talks about freelancing vs going staff and finding balance and ultimately happiness in this crazy creative business.
November 22, 2017
In this episode, we attempt to deconstruct the decision-making process behind trying new tools/techniques.
November 14, 2017
Recently, Chris and Chad created a fully CG spot for the Happy Toolbox Model pack and in this Podcast episode, they talk all about the process of getting that piece done. Everything from the layout to the animation, to lighting and all the hurdles in between.
November 1, 2017
In this episode, we open up our customer Slack channel to ask us anything that's on their minds. We touch on just about everything on this one, including 3D tools, production strategies, and inspirational posters.
October 23, 2017
In Greyscalegorilla Podcast Episode 82, the group gets deep into discussing a recent Vimeo Staff pick video ("Uncanny Valley" by Alan Warburton). Things get really interesting in this one! Say hello/goodbye to the Uncanny Valley!
October 17, 2017
In this Podcast, the group shares strategies around wrangling client expectations. Whether your dealing with clients face to face or through the quagmire of a studio CD or Producer, this can be a tricky minefield to navigate. Well, this episode has plenty of useful metaphors that can help.
October 10, 2017
In this episode, the crew welcomes special guest Jon Bosley. Jon is an amazingly talented 3D Freelancer known for his deep understanding of all things X-Particles. Jon joins the show to talk about his journey and to introduce his new training product available on Greyscalegorilla.com " Gorilla Guide to X-Particles with Jon Bosley."
October 4, 2017
In this episode, the crew discusses the unique ways we as creatives learn or even learn how to learn.
September 26, 2017
Wish you had a time machine and could tell your past self to take that class or go on that trip? Or, are you contemplating a direction in your life right now that could be life-changing? In this podcast, the crew discusses things they would tell their younger selves. Is it learning a skill, a language, or just taking time to see the world? What would you tell your younger self to learn or stick with? Question the path. The Creative life is not the same for everyone.
September 19, 2017
In this podcast, the crew talks about ideas (or sometimes the lack thereof). The group shares their own experience around blank-page thinking and some techniques they employ to keep the creative juices flowing.
September 12, 2017
In this episode, the crew talks about the creative process and how to deal with the inevitable gut wrenching client/creative notes. We all get attached to the work, but how do you disconnect yet still deliver work that resonates with the viewer?
September 6, 2017
In this episode, the crew talks how to be a great freelancer and more importantly gives solid advice on how NOT to behave as a freelancer. AKA, don't be the smelly freelancer.
August 28, 2017
In this episode, the crew discusses anxiety around social media and how it relates to the motion design industry. FOMO is real! Chris asks the group to comment on how they manage the sometimes overwhelming amount of social media stimuli and what effects does it have on their happiness. Are you feeling this too? Let us know!
August 21, 2017
In this episode, the crew talks about whether or not they are doing exactly what they imagined they'd be doing when they were in school. They also discuss all the varied paths that led them to where they are now. How did you get to where you are, is it what you imagined? Let us know!
August 14, 2017
Thanks to Maxon for sponsoring the GSG Podcast Go to gsg.maxon3d.com to start shopping - http://gsg.maxon3d.com Be sure to use the code "GSG2017" during checkout to save 10% Ends August 31st, 2017 In this episode, the crew discusses a new article that Chad Ashley contributed to for Motionographer on the state of rendering in C4D. They also tackle the age old issue of how to balance work that pays the bills and work that makes you happy.
August 7, 2017
In this episode, the whole gang is back from Siggraph 2017! The GSG crew talks about their first impressions of Cinema 4D R19, things that stood out at Siggraph, and give us an update on the "Render Wars".
July 18, 2017
In this episode, the gang talks about the much-anticipated GSG Product "Pro Studios Metal", a pack of 45 HDRIs built for metallic surfaces. They also chat about the upcoming Siggraph event, VR, and sweaty heads.
July 3, 2017
In this episode, Chris and Chad interview Senior Designer at the Mill Chicago, Josh Van Praag (Best Hair in Motion Design). They talk about Josh's path of freelancing on both coasts before eventually coming to a rest in Chicago at the Mill.
June 26, 2017
In this episode, Chris and Chad share stories and experiences about having to educate their clients about the process of 3D production.
June 19, 2017
In this episode, the gang talks about the value of focus and the issues surrounding a lack thereof.
June 12, 2017
In this episode, the crew talks about the value of understanding photography and live action. When should you pick up a camera and when you should pick up a mouse. Oh and stop putting so much DOF on everything.
June 6, 2017
In this episode, the crew discusses the WWDC keynote announcements made by Apple in June of 2017
May 31, 2017
In this episode, Chris and Chad chat live with GSG Connect members and answer questions about C4D, Windows vs Mac, and more.
May 22, 2017
In this episode, the guys talk about learning, problem-solving skills, when to crack open the manual, and when to ask for help.
May 15, 2017
In this episode, the crew chats about first jobs, salary negotiation tactics, and getting paid what you're worth.
May 10, 2017
An interview with the amazing artist, Beeple from Half Rez 2016 We were able to ask him questions about how he stay's so prolific and has made inspiring daily renders for over 10 years in a row. This one was a lot of fun. If you would like to join us for Half Rez 2017, please register over at https://www.halfrez.com/
May 8, 2017
In this episode, the crew announces Half Rez 6 tickets going on sale, the new GSG Connect Slack channel, and updates us all on the Render Wars.
May 1, 2017
The team is back from NAB in Las Vegas! Listen to Nick, Chris, and Chad share their favorite moments from the show!
April 24, 2017
A Special Q&A Episode where Nick answers qustions on how he got started in motion design and how he created Greyscalegorilla.
April 18, 2017
In this episode, the crew discusses when it's a good time to start your own studio. Topics also include being freelance vs independent contractor and the latest in the Render Wars.
April 10, 2017
In this episode, the gang discusses whether or not plugins/tools are needed to make great work. Also, at what point can tools/plugins help or hurt?
April 3, 2017
In this episode, the group talks all about working remotely. The good, bad, and the lonely bits about working from home. We even manage to work in a few tip/tricks to help make working from home easier.
March 27, 2017
In this episode, the group discusses some of their favorite pranks over the years and gives a few tips in the spirit of April Fools.
March 20, 2017
In this episode, the group discusses recent "Daily Renders" trends and the dangers of chasing Likes vs growing your skillset.
March 13, 2017
In this episode, discuss the launch of the latest Greyscalegorilla tool, Gorilla Grade LUTs. We also discuss the state of the motion design industry in these ever changing times.
March 6, 2017
In this episode, we chat with frequent GSG collaborator and Instagram sensation David Brodeur. David shares with us how he got started in the industry as well as filling us in on what he's been up to lately. Octane comes up a bit as it is David's renderer of choice.
February 27, 2017
In this episode, we talk about rendering, the benefits of multiple uv's, the new AMD Ryzen CPU's, and color/lighting theory. We also talk about the benefits of thinking like a photographer to get better results out of your renders.
February 20, 2017
Get your coffee, take your cold shower, and eat some breakfast. This episode is all about finding a morning routine that gets you up and gets you creative.
February 13, 2017
We hit our 50th EPISODE!! To celebrate we decided to record this one live. We had a blast answering all of your questions. In fact, we may live cast more of these (NAB, Siggraph?)
February 6, 2017
In this episode, we answer quickfire questions from our loyal listeners. We talk about everything from where we find our inspiration to how we back up our hard drives. This was a fun one!
January 30, 2017
In this episode, we celebrate the GSG blog's 9 year anniversary by choosing our favorite tutorials throughout the year. We also discuss the latest news in the "Render Wars"
January 24, 2017
In this episode we cover Mentors, Learning by Example, and Seeking Input on your Work.
January 18, 2017
In this episode we talk about getting older while still having a career in Motion Design.
January 9, 2017
In this episode, we talk about why you should be learning how to use nodes. A bit of history of how we built our upcoming plugin for Octane and Arnold users called HDRI Link. And we also talk a bit about the importance of compositing.
January 3, 2017
In this episode, we talk a bit about the future of rendering including the upcoming Arnold GPU renderer. We chat about how to approach buying the right hardware for 3D animation. And, we talk about New Years Resolutions and how to make sure you are on the right career path.
December 28, 2016
In this episode, we share with you some of our favorite things from 2016.
December 20, 2016
In this episode, we talk about Procrastination and how to deal it with work and personal projects. Also, chad unboxes his new Google Pixel phone.
December 14, 2016
In this episode, we talk about how to learn faster and what to do when you find yourself the worst one in the room. Let's learn how to learn and find the right techniques to become a professional Motion Designer.
December 5, 2016
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November 29, 2016
Please subscribe to the podcast and please give us a review on iTunes. It helps us get the word out. Thanks for listening! Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes Show Notes 40% OFF Greyscalegorilla Sale Canon GX7 Fuck You Pay Me By Mike Monteiro For Exposure Clients From Hell
November 21, 2016
Please subscribe to the podcast and please give us a review on iTunes. It helps us get the word out. Thanks for listening! Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes Show Notes Trevor Kerr’s Reel Star Wars Short By Trevor X-Particles Sale $100 Off (details coming soon) GSG Sale 40% OFF (details coming soon) Kerr Motion […]
November 14, 2016
Please subscribe to the podcast and please give us a review on iTunes. It helps us get the word out. Thanks for listening! Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes Show Notes New After Effects Announcements Fusion Project Felix AMD Fire Renderer Signal Where Chris Got His Machine GSG Hardware Page coming soon…
November 9, 2016
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October 17, 2016
In this episode, we talk about Redshift, we talk a bit about VR technology, we discuss working in a team vs working for yourself, and we discover why musicals make nick cry. Please subscribe to the podcast and please give us a review on iTunes. It helps us get the word out. Thanks for listening! […]
October 10, 2016
In this episode, we talk about wasted Render farms, and better data plans. We talk about how to keep learning and pivot to making things that work, and we talk about why Whirlyball is way better than Paint Ball. Please subscribe to the podcast and please give us a review on iTunes. It helps us […]
October 4, 2016
In this episode, we talk about Cinema 4D Layouts, AskGSG Season 3, Some of our most used Scripts, And why we should all be using the Take System more than we do now. We even get into a bit of Tutorial Theory about how to best teach beginners and intermediate Cinema 4D artists. Please subscribe […]
September 26, 2016
In this episode, we talk about some Cinema 4D Rendering news, we announce the next season of AskGSG, and we share some of our favorite Youtube channels. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and please give us a review. Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes Show Notes Blender Cycles Standing Desk Jamis ASKGSG Season […]
September 19, 2016
In this episode, we talk about Half Rez 2016, what we learned from the event, lucid dreaming, board games, and what to do when staring at a blank page when you need to design something.
September 12, 2016
In this episode, we talk about what initially got us in to this crazy 3D world to begin with. We also discuss what's coming up at Half Rez 2016.
September 7, 2016
In this episode, Chris, Chad and Nick sit down to talk about our favorite Productivity Tools and what's new at Greyscalegorilla.
January 1, 2016
In this episode, I talk to Creative Director, Chad Ashley from Digital Kitchen about his career and how he got started as a CG artist. Chad talks about why he recently switched from 3DS Max to Cinema 4D. We talk a bit about our history together including when we worked together at Digital Kitchen.
November 13, 2015
In this episode, I talk to EJ Hassenfratz from Eyedesyn about his career and how he got started as a Motion Designer. EJ has been posting his excellent tutorials on Greyscalegorilla lately and also doing a live show over at youtube. You can follow him on twitter at Eyedesyn.
October 27, 2015
In this episode I talk with Mike Senften, also known as "The Monkey", about some of the things we were interested from our past that made us who we are today. The topics jump from puzzles, theater, music, and sound waves. Later in the episode, we talk about Freelancing an how hard it would be to sell a hot dog in New York City.
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