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This podcast is part of the Chaos Group Labs. In this podcast, we talk to our friends, find out what they are doing, talk about what we are doing, and generally look at all things that interest us including CGI, VFX, Design, Rendering, Raytracing, an d any other CG Nerdy stuff.
 
The Veterans Impact Radio Show is a resource for our military veterans and their families. This show is a roadmap for navigating through a new life… civilian life. The topics that are covered, help inform our nation’s heroes on the best practices for reintegrating back into our communities after their military services. Find out more at www.veteransimpact.com
 
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I respond to a listener’s question requesting advice as he prepares for his transition in 2024. Be sure to subscribe to the Transition Newsletter on Substack here: https://bit.ly/37Bb8Ne Order my book, “Black Veteran Entrepreneur” here: https://amzn.to/3gme7kg Apply for The Breaking Barriers in Entrepreneurship Workshop Series here: https://bunkerl…
 
Today on DWB, I’m joined by Marine Veteran and Business Advisor, Doug Minter, Head of Canada’s Black Chamber of Commerce and a serial entrepreneur. Like my own business coach, Bill Watkins, Doug has worked with hundreds if not thousands of entrepreneurs and knows more than a thing or two about branding, and the importance of creating experiences an…
 
Jonathan Egstad knows Nuke like few others. He started working with the compositing software at Digital Domain, where he developed a 3D subsystem and bagged an Academy Award, before moving to the pioneering animation studio Image Movers. Subsequently, he joined Dreamworks Animation (formerly PDI) to help integrate Nuke into its compositing pipeline…
 
In this episode of the Transition, I’m joined by Army Veteran and Executive Coach Charlie Gilkey, Founder of Productive Flourishing, which helps creators, business owners, and leaders thrive, through award-winning tools and services. Additionally, Charlies is also the author of “The Small Business Lifecycle: A Guide for Taking the Right Steps at th…
 
Meats Meier is a unique combination of artist and technical director. Not only does he create incredible biomechanical pieces with ZBrush, but he’s also advanced VFX via projects including Hellboy and The Day After Tomorrow. More recently, Meats has art-directed virtual production for Obi-Wan Kenobi and Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of …
 
On this episode of The Transition, I share a framework to help you drive revenue now. There’s no magic pill for revenue, but what you can do is build a repeatable process that puts you in the best possible position to get it. Be sure to subscribe to the Transition Newsletter on Substack here: https://bit.ly/37Bb8Ne Order my book, “Black Veteran Ent…
 
Today on DWB, I chop it up with my fraternity brother and fellow Marine, Andre Truss, a serial entrepreneur based in Jacksonville, NC.Truss talks about his omnipresent social media strategy to stay top of mind with prospects, how he uses teaching to drive his lead generation, and his plans for his new restaurant. Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whi…
 
Chris has interviewed many VFX supervisors and directors on the podcast, but it’s rare to meet someone who does both. Not only does Yuval Levy direct (and creative direct) commercials for the likes of BMW, Ford, and Microsoft, but he’s also VFX supervised a wide variety of Hollywood films, including The Adjustment Bureau, Smile, and Tower Heist. Yu…
 
On this episode of the Transition, I’m joined by Bunker Labs Ambassador Courtney Zaugg, Founder & CEO of Plaka Associates, an Indiana based economic developing consulting firm that collaborates with innovators in economic development to design entrepreneurship-led strategies that shape talent, community, and industry ecosystems. She’s also the Co-F…
 
Today on DWB, I discuss why poor positioning can kill your revenue. If your sales and marketing isn’t working, then your positioning is broken. Luckily, we’re going to discuss how to fix it. Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whistle Brand Newsletter on Substack here: www.dogwhistlebranding.com Order my book, “Black Veteran Entrepreneur” here: https:/…
 
Andrew Bardusk is a humble legend of the VFX industry. He started as a dustbuster on movies, then moved to compositing for Medium and Once Upon a Time and effects supervision on Arrow. Today, Andrew serves as visual effects supervisor on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Andrew talks about how streaming services have revolutionized Zoic’s wheelhouse of epi…
 
Do you know your brands category? Specifically how customers are positioning you in their mind? If not, this is an episode you don’t want to miss. Be sure to subscribe to the Transition Newsletter on Substack here: https://bit.ly/37Bb8Ne Order my book, “Black Veteran Entrepreneur” here: https://amzn.to/3gme7kg Apply for The Breaking Barriers in Ent…
 
Today on DWB, I go over a simple marketing framework called The Hawke Method, coined by Hawke Media CEO Erik Huberman. Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whistle Brand Newsletter on Substack here: www.dogwhistlebranding.com Order my book, “Black Veteran Entrepreneur” here: https://amzn.to/3gme7kg Purchase “The Hawke Method” here: https://amzn.to/3W20A…
 
Digital humans are back on the podcast! This week, Chris is joined by (real humans) Culley Bunker and Richard Kidd, a pair of VFX veterans who have given stars the beauty treatment and worked on dozens of movies. They’re part of the team that formed Prototype, a new company that specializes in creating digital humans, using machine learning to perf…
 
We’re kicking off the New Year with Army Veteran and Bunker Labs Ambassador, Vic Hill, CEO of Hillvision, a boutique, family-owned holding firm that features a diverse portfolio of companies, including real estate, technology, and media, just to name a few. Vic recently secured a 100k pre-seed investment for his tech startup, My Ruck, an API servic…
 
Today, we interrupt your regularly scheduled programming, to talk about execution with Bill Watkins, in particular scoreboards, because this is my show and there are no rules in audio. But in all seriousness, at IRONBOUND, we like to teach you how to bridge the gap between brand strategy and execution, and measuring your performance with scoreboard…
 
2023 gets off to a flying start with this podcast guest: Evan Jacobs, who has become a critical part of Marvel Studios’ VFX pipeline. Before joining Marvel, Evan created miniature submarines for The Hunt for Red October, herded digital cockroaches in Silent Hill, extended sets for Olympus has Fallen, and converted Alice in Wonderland and Conan the …
 
Today, we’re celebrating a huge accomplishment here at Bunker Labs, and that’s 100 Episodes in the book for The Transition. I’d like to personally thank each and everyone of you for tuning into this show, and supporting our efforts to build the next generation of veteran military spouse entrepreneurs. I’d also like to give a special shoutout to our…
 
On this episode of DWB, I continue our conversation on Category Design, by discussing The Law of Category from the book, The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Reis and Jack Trout. Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whistle Brand Newsletter on Substack here: www.dogwhistlebranding.com Order my book, “Black Veteran Entrepreneur” here: https://amzn.to…
 
Taylor Moll has worked on a string of hit animated movies, including Happy Feet, Shrek Forever After, and Rise of the Guardians. Recently, she founded the feature animation department at London-based effects studio DNEG, whose projects include ​​Ron’s Gone Wrong, Entergalactic, and the Unreal animated short “Mr. Spam Gets A New Hat.” In this podcas…
 
On this episode of the Transition, I talk about why spreading yourself too thin is holding you back and what to do about it. Be sure to subscribe to the Transition Newsletter on Substack here: https://bit.ly/37Bb8Ne Checkout “The Official 2022 Bunker Labs Holiday Gift Guide” here: https://bit.ly/3U1bvpZ Order my book, “Black Veteran Entrepreneur” h…
 
Visitors to this year’s Trojan Horse was a Unicorn digital arts festival in Troia Portugal were wowed by Aoi Yamaguchi’s opening performance, in which the artist created beautiful large-scale calligraphic figures in response to pieces of music. Chris caught up with Aoi and discovered more about the ancient art of calligraphy, including its range of…
 
Today on the Transition, I sit down with Army Veteran and Expert EOS Implementer, Chris Hallberg, Author of The Business Sergeant’s Field Manual: Military Grade Business Execution Without The Yelling and Pushups. Although we’ve already done a crash course on EOS in a previous episode, which is short for The Entrepreneurs Operating System first coin…
 
How do you make a modern theme park ride? Framestore’s Eugénie von Tunzelmann has the answers. As the Head of VFX for the studio’s rides department, Eugénie has contributed to some incredible rides, including the Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure. Eugénie talks about how her experience on movies including Inte…
 
On this episode of the Transition, I’m joined by Army Veteran and CEO Circle Alumni, Miles Murray, Co-Founder of Locoal Charcoal Company, A Waste to Energy climate technology company with a mission to change the way the world looks at waste. Utilizing their proprietary mobile containerized fluidized gasifier, Locoal positively impacts the world by …
 
Opening or closing credits have become a key part of the cinematic or televisual experience. In just a few minutes, these mini masterpieces have to convey the essence of the film or TV show in terms of its vision, music, and characters, and they serve a legal requirement in listing its cast and crew. Joining Chris this week is Karin Fong, who tells…
 
I share some tips on Annual Planning, so you can head into the new year with the wind at your back. Whether you’re a solopreneur or have a team, Annual planning is a great time to reset and refocus, so you can make the most of the new year. Be sure to subscribe to the Transition Newsletter on Substack here: https://bit.ly/37Bb8Ne Checkout “The Offi…
 
Today, on DWB, I’m joined by John Reeves and Henry Russell, Founders of Russell Reeves Capital, a real estate investment firm that specializes in multi-family and apartment syndication, helping their investors create rapid wealth for financial freedom. Both John and Henry attended the Naval Academy together and launched their firm, to help more vet…
 
Crafty Apes’ Sean M. Ritchie and Chris Cook have seen changes in the VFX industry first-hand. The CG Supervisors both began their careers in architectural visualization before moving into VFX for movies and TV including The Walking Dead, Gravity, Once Upon a Time, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, and Dune. Now, Sean and Chris work at Crafty Apes, t…
 
In the following episode of the Transition, I’m joined by Navy Veteran, Serial Entrepreneur, and Venture Capitalist, Josh Carter. Josh holds multiple roles in the venture space, including Director of Blue Ventures, a non-profit, strategic alliance formed to accelerate innovation and sustainability in support of an inclusive blue economy. Additional…
 
Alana and I catch up on all things BVE, while also discussing why I feel like a walking contraction, amongst other things :)Order my book, “Black Veteran Entrepreneur” here: https://amzn.to/3gme7kgFollow me on Twitter here: https://bit.ly/38CkyZfIf you like this type of dialogue and are interested in booking me to speak at your organization, just s…
 
How has rendering evolved, and what does its future hold? In this podcast, Pixar’s Dylan Sisson answers these burning questions, covering everything from Toy Story’s and Renderman’s beginnings in the mid-80s to the way Disney is now using AI to generate visuals, and even hone scripts and analyze audience reactions. Dylan also discusses his backgrou…
 
On today's episode of The Transition, we tried something new. Mike chats with CJ Hughes, Audio Engineer and Producer for The Transition podcast, and Head of Production at IRONBOUND Media. We take a deep dive into the concept of learned effectiveness, and how crucial it is to implement when things get tough and the world feels like it’s battling aga…
 
You’re in for a treat today on DWB, as I sit down with LeAnn Darland, a fellow Naval Academy graduate and Co-Founder of Talea Beer Company, a women owned-brewery & taproom in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. LeAnn started the company along with her Co-Founder, Tara Hankinson, after seeing a market opportunity for more women friendly branding and flavors, in…
 
Break out the Martini, the CG Garage Podcast is 400 episodes old! To celebrate its quatercentenary, Chris has attracted a very special guest star: director Scott Leberecht, whose new documentary, Jurassic Punk, explores the impact VFX pioneer Steve Williams had on the movie industry via films including The Abyss, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, and Sp…
 
In the following episode of the Transition, I’m joined by Ryan Micheletti, Co-Founder and General Partner at The Veteran Fund, an early stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley that invests in high growth startups, with an emphasis on dual use technology, that are led by exceptional founders from the military community. Ryan and his Co-Fo…
 
On this episode of Dog Whistle Branding, I sat down with Mario Mitchell, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Mech Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund that invests in the future of pop culture. Be sure to subscribe to the Dog Whistle Brand Newsletter on Substack here: www.dogwhistlebranding.com Order my book, “Black Veteran Entrepreneur” he…
 
Could Muse’s “You Make Me Feel Like It's Halloween” become the soundtrack for the spooky season? The legendary rock band’s song is packed with references to classic horror tales, and the music video brings the lyrics to life (or should that be death?) with a spooktacular trip into a deeply haunted house. In this podcast the video’s director, Tom Te…
 
On this episode of the Transition, I’m joined by Marine Veteran Carrie Roeger, Co-Founder of Rally Point Grille, a restaurant franchise that brings the camaraderie and tradition of the American military to you in a family-friendly environment, complete with a full menu, bar, and friendly staff. Carrier and her husband Ralph opened their first resta…
 
What does it take to produce an animated movie? In this podcast, Chris meets talented and ambitious producer Jinko Gotoh, who has been a driving force behind pioneering, Oscar-nominated films including Space Jam, Dinosaur, Finding Nemo, The Illusionist, Klaus, and The LEGO Movie 2. Jinko discusses her journey into movie-making, from being inspired …
 
Today on the Transition, I’m joined by Regina Rembert, Chief Executive Officer and Newly Published Author of Think Veterans First, an Ohio based nonprofit whose mission is to promote, support and advocate for veterans and veteran owned businesses! Regina spent twenty one years in the Army as a Paralegal, before becoming an entrepreneur. She’s on a …
 
I first met Kristin in the Lions Pride back in either 2019 or 2020, and let me tell you, she’s a digital marketing ninja. Earlier this year, we had a chance to tag team at one our tactical advances, where each gave a talk on branding and marketing. Kristen’s been in the game a long time, working with a variety of small and medium sized businesses i…
 
Strap in for a tour de force podcast episode. Mikal Vega’s inspirational story begins in small-town Ohio, where he played Dungeons and Dragons and made movies with his grandma. After serving in the military, he received a break into movies via a role in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. From here, Mikal’s combat experience and creative skills landed …
 
In this episode of the Transition, I’m joined by Navy Veteran, Bunker Labs Ambassador, and Fintech Guru, Todd Youngblood. Todd is an Bunker Labs Ambassador in Denver, CO, and as many of you know, Ambassadors represent the life blood of the Bunker, as there the ones in the streets, connecting with entrepreneurs, and developing their local ecosystems…
 
This week’s podcast guest is truly inspirational. By the age of 20, Zhang Jingna had won bronze for air rifle shooting at the Commonwealth Games and broken records in the sport. After moving into photography, she immediately picked up clients including Mercedes Benz, Canon, and Wacom, and produced fashion editorials for magazines such as Vogue, Har…
 
In this episode of the Transition, I’m joined by Army Veteran Andrew Wolgemuth, Co-Founder of Wove, a 21st century jeweler, bringing the jewelry designer directly to couples for custom engagement ring creation. Wove is the only engagement ring company that builds you a custom replica ring for at home try-on. Find Wove at www.wovemade.com If you wan…
 
In the following episode of DWB, I’m joined by Army Veteran & West Point Graduate, Aaron Saari, CMO at OP2 Labs which develops, manufactures and sells innovative nutritional supplements under two brand names; FrogFuel and ProT GOLD. OP2 Labs produces the only nano hydrolyzed collagen® protein supplements in the world. Find Frog Fuel at: https://fro…
 
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