this week @fxphd
By John Montgomery & Mike Seymour
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Find out the latest happenings behind the scenes at fxphd.com, where you can take your visual effects, motion graphics, and production skills to the next level.
||this week @fxphd – March 23, 2015||John reports in from GTC with some insight into Pixar's new animation and the ever changing march of video cards.||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – March 12, 2015||Another Apple product announcement with John and Mike debating the uses of the various new laptop choices.||3/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – February 26, 2015||Predictinator Oscars wrap up, 3D scanning with your iPad, website security and John and Mike take a first look at the Arri ALEXA Mini.||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – February 19, 2015||Improvement to VisFX in episodic TV and new iterations of light stage, environment mapping and VR technology.||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – February 5, 2015||John and Mike talk about this year's Super Bowl commercials and the difficulties inherent with rendering at a distance.||2/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – January 29, 2015||Customization of fxphd and fxguide's websites and its importance to user experience and working with backups.||1/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – January 22, 2015||End of term surveys are coming out for members of the October14 term and the end of an era at Cinefex magazine.||1/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – January 15, 2015||Updates to the VPN, including the addition of RealFlow, and it's the beginning of awards season.||1/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – January 8, 2015||A new year and a new term at fxphd, and John and Mike walk through the great new lineup of courses on offer.||1/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – November 27, 2014||An on set safety reminder from Mike and John and the release of Renderman 19, which is now available on the VPN.||11/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – November 20, 2014||Mike and John gear up for Siggraph Asia, and the changing landscape of digital cameras for still and video.||11/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – November 6, 2014||Break week is upcoming, along with the scheduled server move. Already a lot of contention in the Oscars animation category, and The Foundry gets an interview with the UK's Telegraph.||11/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – October 30, 2014||The importance of solid product roll out, the stability of Adobe, and the possibility of cell phone camera footage showing up in production pipelines.||10/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – October 23, 2014||Updates are coming to the fxphd distribution servers and VPN, and members can now sign up for early access to the Flare and Flame Assist Learning Edition.||10/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – October 16, 2014||Back from being exceptionally busy, John and Mike get a chance to sit down and discuss all the great new courses this term at fxphd.||10/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – September 18, 2014||New company acquisitions for Blackmagic and Microsoft, and what that means for their place in their industries. Mike makes a call out for fxphd gamers for a future podcast.||9/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – September 11, 2014||The new Apple Watch prompts a few questions about the original intentions for and actual uses of tech, and monitor and camera resolutions keep growing.||9/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – September 4, 2014||Response to the new Background Fundamentals Challenge, answering some questions from the forums and exclusivity between fxphd and fxguide.||9/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||this week @fxphd – August 28, 2014||Mike and John are back from Siggraph, the new exploration of VR in post and the return of the Background Fundamental Challenge.||8/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
I was a member for two terms and loved fxphd. I was also at Academy of Art, paid about $12,000 for the term, and didn't learn a tenth as much as I learned at fxphd for $300. This podcast keeps you up-to-date with what's going on at fxphd. Tony Farley (www.beautifulplaces.tv)
I thank God for you guys... don't know how I would have done it w/o you!
As others have mentioned, you will learn more from these guys then you will from film school (I just finished at UCLA). Fantastic and I recommend their courses to anyone who wants to get better. I want to be a member for life.