Welcome to the CG Spectrum Podcast!

Join our hosts, Maxine Schnepf and Justin Mohlman, 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

Overcome Impostor Syndrome with SPIN FX Artist Kate Xagoraris

Kate Xagoraris, Mid-level Effects Artist at SPIN VFX and CG Spectrum Mentor, joins Maxine to discuss her popular Houdini tutorials blog, her work on medical and scientific visualization tools, dealing with impostor syndrome, being pigeonholed at work and how to break out of that pattern, as well as embracing the fear that comes with working in FX. As always, we dive into plenty of practical and actionable tips for advancing in your career.

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Meet the hosts

Meet Maxine Schnepf and Justin Mohlman, hosts 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.

JUSTIN MOHLMAN: Justin is a CG Spectrum mentor, Game Development Producer and Author at Epic Games, and active Creative Director for The Rookies. Over the past 2 decades, Justin has helped bring dozens of games to life while at studios like Disney Interactive, Robomondo, Midway Games, and Phosphor Studios. Credits include franchises like Tony Hawk, Kingdom Hearts and Mortal Kombat.

Justine and Maxine