For this podcast our Editor Mike Piggott spoke to Cody Amos, Creative Director at Heckler HQ. Cody has around a decade of experience in film visual effects, working at places such as Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Weta Digital. They discuss Cody’s way into the business and the many hats he now wears as a Creative Director, overseeing VFX and sometimes directing himself.
At Heckler HQ Cody now does a lot of work for brands, creating adverts and so on. They discuss how this differs from his work on Hollywood movies (such as Spider-Man: Far From Home) and his thoughts on the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike in the US and how the VFX community doesn’t have a union in the way that actors and writers do. They also touch on some work Cody did for Worksafe Victoria, a campaign around gendered violence, and talk about the trend in film and TV to just ‘fix everything in post’, putting pressure on VFX artists. We hope you enjoy this fascinating conversation.
Cody’s FX showreel from the movie world (including work on Spider-Man, Star Wars and The Hunger Games)
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