Allan McKay

Allan McKay is an Emmy Award winning VFX Supervisor and Technical Director. He is responsible for many visual effects sequences including on hit titles like God of War: Ragnarok, Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones, Marvel’s Runaways, Bloodshot, Transformers, Blade, The Last Airbender, Star Trek, Superman, Flight, The Equalizer, and dozens of others; as well as many of the top video games worldwide: Halo, Destiny, Call of Duty, Bioshock, Prototype, Half-Life, and Team Fortress 2.

Allan has been working in the visual effects industry for more than 25 years, gaining experience with leading studios like ILM, Pixomondo, Blur Studio, Sony, Paramount Pictures, Atomic Fiction, Prime Focus, Ubisoft, Activision, and many more. Formally CPO of a one-hundred million dollar tech company in San Francisco, CA and currently VFX Supervisor and Head of CG for Refuge VFX.

In addition to his VFX work, Allan runs many online courses, as well as a mentorship. Over the past two decades, he has appeared as a speaker at events in over 15 different cities including Paris, Sydney, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Singapore, Helsinki. He has taught master classes at SIGGRAPH and IAMAG and various other events on subjects ranging from Career, Business, VFX Simulations and VFX Supervisor as well as Artificial Intelligence. As well as participating on panels alongside Steve Wozniak, Nvidia and Google.

His hit Podcast is rated in the top 200 podcasts on iTunes where he interviews many award winning VFX Artists, Supervisors and Film Directors, focusing on both creativity and drive, as well as on how to boost your career and achieve success as a creative. The Podcast and YouTube Channel features interviews with industry leaders, artists and successful entrepreneurs from the fields of film, tv and gaming such as: President of Pixar Jim Morris, Digital Domain President Lala Gavgavian, John Romero one of the creators of the hit video game ‘Doom’, Founder of Blur Studios and Film Director Tim Miller, CTO of Epic Games Kim Libreri, Co-Founder and CEO of Magnopus Ben Grossmann, Director Wes Ball, Digital Artist Beeple.

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