#009 - Daniel L. Smith

This week on the show I am joined by VFX veteran Daniel L. Smith. In the episode Dan's talks about his earlier career and his work on the world famous M&M commercials. He goes in-depth on what it was like to work with Robert Rodriguez on Spy Kids 3: Game Over. Dan also touches on a VFX “911" call he received while working in Texas. Lastly, Dan gives his insights on who will win at the 16th Annual VES Awards, and who will win the Best Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards. 

Time Stamps:

00:00:00 Intro

00:00:30 Industry News

00:02:58 Trailer Drops

00:04:05 Guest Intro

00:04:27 Commercial Break

00:05:23 Daniel L. Smith Interview

01:06:36  VES Awards/Academy Awards Talk

01:41:05 Outro

Link Dump:

Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp | Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_rTIAOohas

UNSANE | Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7KZrt_cHH0

Hereditary | Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6wWKNij_1M

Mute | Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ma8te7ywEio

VFX Voice Magazine: vfxvoice.com

Full List of the 16th Annual VES Awards Nominees: https://www.visualeffectssociety.com/post/visual-effects-society-announces-nominees-16th-annual-ves-awards

Daniel L. Smith’s Website: danimation.com

The DAVE School: http://www.daveschool.com/

Wired | Andy Serkis Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpRLTfVEhMk

Pixel Fondue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InDgcmSJTeA&list=PLv8HciXoFYX_pePjBCp1EVdVbfKG54jJL