Oscar-winning visual effects guru John Knoll (Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Speed Racer) shares the secrets of his career with Luxology president Brad Peebler in a special podcast (www.luxology.com/modcast/audio.aspx?id=41) this week.
The Industrial Light & Magic vfx supervisor talks about how he leveraged his interests and hobbies into his his goal to be one of the most sought-after artists in his field. Knoll also talks about how he and his brother developed Photoshop and about using his CG mastery in movies as wide-ranging as Willow, The Abyss and Star Wars: Episode I, II and III.
Since Knoll is interviewed by Peebler, he also chats about Luxology’s modo software, which was initially used in as a hobby project and is now slated for a role in an upcoming ILM film. ‘There are some really wonderful innovations and a lot of thought has gone into workflow,’ notes Knoll.
Peebler delivers a weekly ‘modcast,’ available to all via Luxology’s website. His ‘modcasts’ vary each week, on topics ranging from thoughts on industry trends to trade show recaps to community events and outreach. Michael Blackbourne from The Embassy and McKay Hawkes from Pixelbox Studios are among his previous interviewees.