Welcome to the CG Spectrum Podcast!

Join our hosts for entertaining career-focused chats with industry experts and emerging talent doing cutting-edge work in film and games.

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Latest Episode

How to Create a Realistic 3D Character Portrait with Ian Spriggs

Digital Portrait Artist Ian Spriggs catches up with Maxine to unpack the creative process behind his mind-blowingly realistic 3D character portraitures. In this episode, discover how Ian approaches creating his digital portraits, including how he chooses subjects, tricks for lighting and workflow, and the importance of practicing your craft. Ian also discusses the difference between hyperrealism and photorealism, how digital portraiture compares to traditional painting, and finding inspiration in art history.

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Meet the host

Meet Maxine Schnepf, host of the CG Spectrum Podcast!

MAXINE SCHNEPF: From Producing to HR, Maxine's worked on 40+ blockbuster films at studios like Mr X, Deluxe Animation and Technicolor VFX. Now as CG Spectrum's Career Development Manager, Maxine helps students get industry-ready. Her credits include: Blade Runner 2049, War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Star Trek Beyond and three Star Wars films.