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

From Compositing to Virtual Production in Real-time 3D with Azra Alkan

Maxine speaks with Azra Alkan, Compositing Supervisor and Real-Time Look Development Artist, about how to determine your worth as an artist in film and games. In this episode, you’ll hear about Azra’s career journey — moving to the United States from Turkey to study computer programming and then into compositing supervision followed by real-time 3D virtual production. Azra breaks down why authentic networking is so valuable and how important it has been in her profession, including landing the highly competitive Epic Games Unreal Engine Fellowship in 2020. Plus, practical tips like how to research to create opportunities for yourself!

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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.