We created the ACCESS:VFX Podcast to engage and host discussion covering issues of inclusion, diversity, awareness and opportunity within the VFX, Animation & Games industries. We have casual conversations with artists, producers, parents and more, to get the inside view of how we can make the industry more progressive.
Lasting between 20-40 mins they are perfect length to accompany you while you travel to work.
You can listen to our podcasts on Soundcloud, Spotify, Acast, TuneIn and Apple Podcasts.
For National Coming Out Day, here is a special episode of the ACCESS:VFX podcast recorded LIVE in front of an audience at our September Q-VFX event, kindly hosted by our friends at DNEG. Join us for an interview with some of our Q-VFX members - including a last-minute entry from the audience! - as we talk coming out, mental health and hear each person’s story from their own perspective.
Every summer studios across the world offer short work placements for budding VFX artists who aspire to work in the industry. They are an ideal stepping stone from education into industry, and we wanted to hear what it’s actually like. So we chatted to 8 of the interns who spent 8 weeks of their summer at Framestore, to hear their experience of what goes on. If you’re thinking of applying for an internship this podcast is essential listening!
Coders build the foundation of any modern VFX or CG animation studio, but it’s still a very male-dominated role. So to celebrate #NationalCodingWeek, we spoke to female coders at DNEG, The Mill, Blue Zoo Animation & Outpost VFX to discover what they do, why it’s still not a gender-balanced role and how we can go about fixing that.
In partnership with UK Screen Alliance and AnimationUK we reveal a major new report on Inclusion & Diversity in UK VFX, animation & post-production sectors highlighting unsung progress + areas for improvement. This podcast discusses why the survey was needed, and what the resulting actions are.
At ACCESS:VFX we celebrate and raise awareness of amazing career paths in VFX, animation & games. But with that comes a responsibility to prepare future talent for a client-facing industry, where creative scope can often outstrip resources which can result in demanding hours of work. This potentially could take its toll on stress levels and work/life balance. This is a positive conversation that’s not about criticising any studios; the conversation is bigger than that.
A conversation on balancing two demanding jobs; we chat to Dads working in VFX who share their experiences, how they managed to make it work and what studios can do to help.
A conversation on balancing two demanding jobs; four working mothers who share their experiences, how they managed to make it work and what studios can do to help. With: Elaine Kieran, Judy Barr, Chryssa Sanders and Nene Parsotam
Want to find out more about how they can channel their love for animation into an exciting career in the visual effects (VFX), animation and games industries? Listen to this podcast and then come along to the event at Escape Studios in central London this August (8th/9th/10th)
In this episode, MPC NY VFX artists Ash Yee and Giulia Bartra chat to each other about their experiences of moving to New York and breaking into the industry.
Celebrating a new LGBTQI+ community hub! Big thanks to our panelists, Framestore for hosting, Foundry for sponsoring the event, ILM for the bingo prizes (tickets to Disneyland!!) and our drag queen bingo host Lady Gala! 🏳️🌈
In this episode we speak to Cat Gulácsy and Ryan Penny, co-chairs of the newly formed New York Chapter of ACCESS:VFX to discuss their motivations for getting involved, the recent launch event and their plans and ambitions for the coming year.
In this podcast, we speak to some of the industry experts at the event, including Eva Adams, Production Coordinator at Framestore, Paul Wilkes (Global Head of Talent Management at MPC), Tom Knight (Talent Manager at the Mill), Ian Fellows (2D Supervisor)
The VFX Festival EDU is an inspiring event for school and college students who would love to learn more about the world of VFX, Games and Animation during a series of talks and networking sessions.
The fourth instalment in our series of talking to Runners, where we find out the real deal on what it's really like moving to a big city and getting an entry level job at a VFX studio. In this episode DNEG London's Harriet talks to 2D Runner Phil, and MPC New York's Runners Mackenzie & Anthony talk about their experiences.
ACCESS: VFX along with a group of like-minded folks from the VFX, animation and games community are thrilled to introduce ‘Q-VFX’, a new, inclusive LGBTQI+ community hub where both our staff and aspiring talent can access information, events, mentorship and support.
Find out why studios are embracing a new way of super-charging the UK’s talent pipeline and why your studio needs to get involved. We speak to NextGen Skills Academy, UK Screen Alliance and Framestore to get the facts without the fluff.
Talking to Runners where we find out the real deal on what it's really like to join a VFX studio at entry level. In this episode Cinesite Runners Charlotte and Vanessa chat about their experiences.
In this series of episodes, we’re finding out what it’s really like to move to a big city and get a first job in a VFX studio on an entry-level salary.
In this series of episodes, we’re finding out what it’s really like to move to a big city and get a first job as a runner in a VFX studio, sharing tips on how to live on a tight budget. In this episode Simon Devereux chats to Runners at The Mill.