Greyscalegorilla Podcast

Greyscalegorilla Podcast
A show for creatives who want to learn about motion design, 3D rendering, Cinema 4D, working with clients, and much more.

Cinema 4D S22 - What is in this Surprise New Version?
Apr 23 • 59 min
Maxon surprises subscribers with a new version of Cinema 4D. Dubbed S22, this subscription only release adds new UV tools, Viewport, modelling updates, and more! Chad Ashley and new team member Shawn Astrom dive into all the juicy details in this podcast.
Stay Home and Stay Productive: Tips From a Fully Remote Company
Mar 12 • 69 min
What tools do you need to work from home, and how do you stay focused? In this episode, the team shares how they work remotely from home and the discipline it takes to make it a successful working environment. You’ll hear about the tools Greyscalegorilla…
Should You Use the ACES Workflow for Color? - Interview with Colorist Jeremy Stuart
Mar 6 • 50 min
Professional colorist Jeremy Stuart enlightens us on the world of color, as the team learns all about the entire ACES workflow and what that means for 3D artists. In this episode, the team invites professional colorist Jeremy Stuart into the studio to…
Will Procreate and Cavalry Disrupt the Adobe Empire?
Feb 6 • 57 min
With apps like Procreate and Cavalry disrupting the Adobe ecosystem, should motion designers look to add these tools to their workflow? In this episode, the team talks to School of Motion founder and all-around extraordinary human being Joey Korenman.…
How Do You Stay Motivated During the Winter Blues?
Jan 30 • 43 min
In this episode of the Greyscalegorilla podcast, the team catches up after the holidays. Hear them talk about movies, shows, and their favorite gifts. Take a listen to the latest in industry news from around the mograph world, and finally hear about some…
Does the Mac Pro Make Sense for 3D?
Dec 11, 2019 • 58 min
Are we going back to Mac? In this episode the team talks about the new Mac Pro. Is this expensive machine a viable option for 3D artists and motion designers? We also cover the latest new features in Arnold and Redshift.
Going From Cinema 4D to Houdini | Greyscalegorilla Podcast 117
Nov 21, 2019 • 61 min
Houdini expert Russ Gautier talks about his motion design career and going from creating in-store ads to working on the biggest Marvel films.
How Do You Choose What Program You Should Learn Next?
Nov 8, 2019 • 56 min
In this podcast, the team guides you through the process of choosing what new software you want to learn while avoiding program shaming and overwhelming amount of options.
Building the Studio You Want to Work For ⁠— Interview with Barton Damer
Nov 1, 2019 • 62 min
Barton Damer, founder and owner of Already Been Chewed, reveals his process on hiring 3D artists and building a culture that helps creativity thrive.
Pushing the Limits of Cinema 4D - Interview with Zachary Corzine
Oct 25, 2019 • 66 min
In this podcast, Chad Ashley gets to know 3D artist extraordinaire Zachary Corzine. They talk about Zach’s history, learning motion design and 3D, going from ad agency work to freelance to one of the top studios in the world. They even touch a bit on his…
PC Problems + Major Upcoming Releases
Oct 15, 2019 • 54 min
Who do you call when you have a problem with your PC? Plus we talk about some incredible title work, Arnold updates, and the new training coming to Greyscalegorilla Plus.
Making John Wick Chapter 3 Feature Film Titles in a Basement
Sep 18, 2019 • 54 min
Making action-packed 3D titles for films like John Wick Chapter 3, freelance artist Amador Valenzuela tells us about working on movies in his Illinois basement.
Freelancing and Teaching Cinema 4D R21 — Interview with Andy Needham
Sep 9, 2019 • 56 min
In this interview, Nick calls up fellow 3D educator Andy Needham to talk about his career, teaching 3D, and learning Cinema 4D R21. You can find Andy’s new series, Greyscalegorilla’s Guide to Cinema 4D R21, streaming now on Greyscalegorilla Plus.
Cinema 4D R21 Features, Disney Plus, and Upcoming Events
Aug 27, 2019 • 48 min
In this podcast episode, the team talks about exciting new Cinema 4D R21 features, upcoming events the team will be attending in the US and Canada, cord-cutting, and all the big Disney Plus announcements.
Bumping the Lamp — Creative Problem Solving | Greyscalegorilla Podcast 109
Aug 21, 2019 • 53 min
In episode number 109, the team talks about “Bumping the Lamp”, a phrase coined during the production of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. See how the incredible attention to detail inspired animators to create their best possible work. You will also hear about…
The 3D Artist’s Toolbox Grows as Software Becomes More Affordable
Aug 15, 2019 • 43 min
Today’s 3D artists and motion designers are constantly learning new software to add to their toolbox. With lowering software costs, there is so much more to learn. In this episode the team talks about software news like Autodesk’s indie licenses and the…
Cinema 4D Goes Subscription + More
Aug 8, 2019 • 54 min
In this episode, the gang talks about Maxon’s big Siggraph news, a new C4D subscription service with an option to bundle Redshift. Also, get the scoop on Greyscalegorilla+ and more exciting things announced on the Siggraph floor.
Maxon Buys Redshift, and the Chaos of Making Everydays with Beeple
Apr 18, 2019 • 50 min
The team talks about the big news from NAB 2019, including Maxon’s acquisition of Redshift, making everydays with Beeple, MoGraph Meetups, and a big sale.
Arnold GPU: What to Expect
Mar 19, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode, Chad Ashley and Shawn Astrom share their thoughts on Arnold GPU and their experiences beta testing the renderer.
GSG10 Giveaway Winners and Magic Tricks
Mar 15, 2019 • 57 min
In this episode, the gang announces the GSG10 Giveaway Winners, talk about NAB 2019, Arnold and Redshift, their first jobs, and so much more.
Gear and Tech Talk: Best of 2018 and New in 2019 | GSG Show 103
Jan 22, 2019 • 62 min
Gear heads Chad Ashley and Shawn Astrom talk about their favorite gear of 2018, and what they are looking forward to the most in 2019.
Switching from Mac to PC. What PC Do I Need for 3D?
Nov 28, 2018 • 37 min
Nick is finally leaving his Mac for a PC, but he doesn’t know where to start.
Catching Up On Everything | Greyscalegorilla Show Episode 101
Nov 26, 2018 • 44 min
Experience the new Greyscalegorilla Show, catch up on where we’ve been, and how the podcast has changed.
Episode 100: Where Did We Go Wrong?
Apr 26, 2018 • 83 min
In our 100th podcast, the crew decides to forgo the stereotypical clip show and instead share some of their biggest failures.
“GSG AMA: All the Questions!”
Apr 2, 2018 • 80 min
In our 99th episode leading up to number 100, the group answers questions from the audience and announce the return of 5 Second Projects.
The Impactful Building Blocks of Motion Design. GSG Podcast Ep 98
Mar 12, 2018 • 56 min
In this Podcast, the crew discusses important skills they’ve consciously or subconsciously picked up along the way that made them more valuable motion designers.
Improving Your Client Skills. GSG Podcast Ep 97
Mar 6, 2018 • 62 min
In this Podcast, the group shares their own stories and secrets that have helped them communicate with clients over the years.
“Impossible to see the Future is.” - Yoda What Renderer Should Yoda Use? GSG Podcast Ep 96
Feb 26, 2018 • 43 min
In this Podcast, the crew discusses 3D printing, NAB, and when it’s time to learn new things.
Lifelike Camera Movement in C4D GSG Podcast Ep 95
Feb 20, 2018 • 71 min
In this Podcast, the crew discusses how they each discovered the power of the camera in Cinema 4D. The camera can be a powerful storytelling device and should be treated as such even in Motion design.
9 Years of Tutorials: What we’ve learned by teaching. GSG Podcast Ep. 94
Feb 12, 2018 • 59 min
In this Podcast, the crew celebrates 9 years of tutorials on GSG. The group discusses their favorite tutorials and what they’ve learned about creating them.
I Graduated…Now What? GSG Podcast Ep. 93
Feb 5, 2018 • 53 min
In this Podcast, the crew discusses the daunting task of facing the unknown once your time at school has ended.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 92 “Are you too Organized?”
Jan 29, 2018 • 81 min
In this podcast the group discusses their own personal approaches to being organized and whether or not you can over-organize.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 91 “Make a Reel That Gets You Hired”
Jan 17, 2018 • 57 min
In this podcast, the crew talks discusses do’s and don’ts when putting together a demo reel.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 90 “How to Get Un-Stuck”
Jan 8, 2018 • 60 min
In this podcast, the group discusses various ways to get un-stuck when dealing with obstacles, problems, or rabbit holes. Figuring out when you are becoming a Roomba is a valuable skill.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 89 “Our Favorite things of 2017”
Dec 21, 2017 • 66 min
In this podcast, we talk about all of our favorite non-motion design things of 2017.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 88 “21 Plugins, Apps, and Sites We Use Every day”
Dec 11, 2017 • 58 min
In this podcast we share some of our favorite plugins, tools, websites, and utilities that we use every day.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 87 “Break More Stuff”
Dec 4, 2017 • 49 min
In this Podcast, we discuss how important it is to break things both technically and creatively. Designing your way out of new challenges is crucial to a successful creative career in motion design. We also give an update on the Render Wars and talk about…
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 86 “Finding A Balance”
Nov 28, 2017 • 60 min
Life is short and we all know balance is the key to happiness. So how do you strike that balance and keep the important stuff from falling away? In this Podcast, the group talks about freelancing vs going staff and finding balance and ultimately happiness…
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 85 “Deconstructing Decision Making”
Nov 22, 2017 • 51 min
In this episode, we attempt to deconstruct the decision-making process behind trying new tools/techniques.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 84 “Project Breakdown”
Nov 14, 2017 • 67 min
Recently, Chris and Chad created a fully CG spot for the Happy Toolbox Model pack and in this Podcast episode, they talk all about the process of getting that piece done. Everything from the layout to the animation, to lighting and all the hurdles in…
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 83 “Our Favorite Things We’ve Learned in Mograph”
Nov 1, 2017 • 61 min
In this episode, we open up our customer Slack channel to ask us anything that’s on their minds. We touch on just about everything on this one, including 3D tools, production strategies, and inspirational posters.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 82: “Hello Uncanny Valley”
Oct 23, 2017 • 70 min
In Greyscalegorilla Podcast Episode 82, the group gets deep into discussing a recent Vimeo Staff pick video (“Uncanny Valley” by Alan Warburton). Things get really interesting in this one! Say hello/goodbye to the Uncanny Valley!
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 81: “Wrangling Client Expectations”
Oct 17, 2017 • 63 min
In this Podcast, the group shares strategies around wrangling client expectations. Whether your dealing with clients face to face or through the quagmire of a studio CD or Producer, this can be a tricky minefield to navigate. Well, this episode has plenty…
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 80: “Talking Particles with Jon Bosley”
Oct 10, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode, the crew welcomes special guest Jon Bosley. Jon is an amazingly talented 3D Freelancer known for his deep understanding of all things X-Particles. Jon joins the show to talk about his journey and to introduce his new training product…
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 79: “Learning how to Learn”
Oct 3, 2017 • 64 min
In this episode, the crew discusses the unique ways we as creatives learn or even learn how to learn.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 78: “What Would You Tell Your Past Self?”
Sep 26, 2017 • 57 min
Wish you had a time machine and could tell your past self to take that class or go on that trip? Or, are you contemplating a direction in your life right now that could be life-changing? In this podcast, the crew discusses things they would tell their…
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 77: “Mommy, where do ideas come from?”
Sep 19, 2017 • 58 min
In this podcast, the crew talks about ideas (or sometimes the lack thereof). The group shares their own experience around blank-page thinking and some techniques they employ to keep the creative juices flowing.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 76: “Dealing with Gut Wrenching Notes”
Sep 12, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode, the crew talks about the creative process and how to deal with the inevitable gut wrenching client/creative notes. We all get attached to the work, but how do you disconnect yet still deliver work that resonates with the viewer?
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 75: “Name Yo Sh*t. A Love Letter to Freelancers”
Sep 6, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode, the crew talks how to be a great freelancer and more importantly gives solid advice on how NOT to behave as a freelancer. AKA, don’t be the smelly freelancer.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 74: “Overwhelmed By Social Media”
Aug 28, 2017 • 56 min
In this episode, the crew discusses anxiety around social media and how it relates to the motion design industry. FOMO is real! Chris asks the group to comment on how they manage the sometimes overwhelming amount of social media stimuli and what effects…
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 73: “Being Open to the Forks in the Road”
Aug 21, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode, the crew talks about whether or not they are doing exactly what they imagined they’d be doing when they were in school. They also discuss all the varied paths that led them to where they are now. How did you get to where you are, is it…
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 72: “Making a Meal vs Making a Reel”
Aug 14, 2017 • 57 min
Thanks to Maxon for sponsoring the GSG Podcast Go to to start shopping - Be sure to use the code “GSG2017” during checkout to save 10% Ends August 31st, 2017 In this episode, the crew discusses a new article that…
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 71: “Cinema 4D R19 First Impressions and Siggraph 2017 Wrap-Up”
Aug 7, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode, the whole gang is back from Siggraph 2017! The GSG crew talks about their first impressions of Cinema 4D R19, things that stood out at Siggraph, and give us an update on the “Render Wars”.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 70: “Heavy Metal and Sweaty VR”
Jul 18, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode, the gang talks about the much-anticipated GSG Product “Pro Studios Metal”, a pack of 45 HDRIs built for metallic surfaces. They also chat about the upcoming Siggraph event, VR, and sweaty heads.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 69: “Josh Van Praag: Senior Designer @ the Mill CHI Interview”
Jul 3, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode, Chris and Chad interview Senior Designer at the Mill Chicago, Josh Van Praag (Best Hair in Motion Design). They talk about Josh’s path of freelancing on both coasts before eventually coming to a rest in Chicago at the Mill.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 68: “Educate Your Client”
Jun 26, 2017 • 68 min
In this episode, Chris and Chad share stories and experiences about having to educate their clients about the process of 3D production.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 67: “What the F*CUS?!”
Jun 19, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode, the gang talks about the value of focus and the issues surrounding a lack thereof.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 66: “Practical vs. CGI and Why You Should Think Like a Filmmaker”
Jun 12, 2017 • 65 min
In this episode, the crew talks about the value of understanding photography and live action. When should you pick up a camera and when you should pick up a mouse. Oh and stop putting so much DOF on everything.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 65: “Our Take on Apple WWDC 2017”
Jun 6, 2017 • 85 min
In this episode, the crew discusses the WWDC keynote announcements made by Apple in June of 2017
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 64: “What we want to see in R19, Our favorite Workflow Apps, and More”
May 31, 2017 • 63 min
In this episode, Chris and Chad chat live with GSG Connect members and answer questions about C4D, Windows vs Mac, and more.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 63: “In my day, we rendered uphill both ways.”
May 22, 2017 • 65 min
In this episode, the guys talk about learning, problem-solving skills, when to crack open the manual, and when to ask for help.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 62: Salary Negotiation Tactics and getting paid what your worth.
May 15, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode, the crew chats about first jobs, salary negotiation tactics, and getting paid what you’re worth.
Bonus Episode: Interview With Beeple From Half Rez 2016
May 10, 2017 • 45 min
An interview with the amazing artist, Beeple from Half Rez 2016 We were able to ask him questions about how he stay’s so prolific and has made inspiring daily renders for over 10 years in a row. This one was a lot of fun. If you would like to join us for…
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 61: Render Wars, Half Rez, and our New Slack Channel
May 8, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode, the crew announces Half Rez 6 tickets going on sale, the new GSG Connect Slack channel, and updates us all on the Render Wars.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 60: 2017 NAB Recap
May 1, 2017 • 67 min
The team is back from NAB in Las Vegas! Listen to Nick, Chris, and Chad share their favorite moments from the show!
Bonus Episode: How did Greyscalegorilla Get Started?
Apr 24, 2017 • 28 min
A Special Q&A Episode where Nick answers qustions on how he got started in motion design and how he created Greyscalegorilla.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 59: So You Wanna Start a Studio…
Apr 18, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode, the crew discusses when it’s a good time to start your own studio. Topics also include being freelance vs independent contractor and the latest in the Render Wars.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 58: Do the Tools make the Artist?
Apr 10, 2017 • 65 min
In this episode, the gang discusses whether or not plugins/tools are needed to make great work. Also, at what point can tools/plugins help or hurt?
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep. 57: Tips for Working Remotely
Apr 3, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode, the group talks all about working remotely. The good, bad, and the lonely bits about working from home. We even manage to work in a few tip/tricks to help make working from home easier.
Greyscalegorilla Podcast Ep: 56 “It’s Almost April, Fools”
Mar 27, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode, the group discusses some of their favorite pranks over the years and gives a few tips in the spirit of April Fools.
GSG Podcast Episode: 55 “Daily Render Debate”
Mar 20, 2017 • 44 min
In this episode, the group discusses recent “Daily Renders” trends and the dangers of chasing Likes vs growing your skillset.
GSG Podcast Episode 54: Gorilla Grade LUTs and the Chris Do Controversy
Mar 13, 2017 • 65 min
In this episode, discuss the launch of the latest Greyscalegorilla tool, Gorilla Grade LUTs. We also discuss the state of the motion design industry in these ever changing times.
GSG Podcast Episode 53: Interview with David Brodeur aka @lockedandloading
Mar 6, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode, we chat with frequent GSG collaborator and Instagram sensation David Brodeur. David shares with us how he got started in the industry as well as filling us in on what he’s been up to lately. Octane comes up a bit as it is David’s renderer…
GSG Podcast Episode: 52 “Render Like a Photographer”
Feb 27, 2017 • 66 min
In this episode, we talk about rendering, the benefits of multiple uv’s, the new AMD Ryzen CPU’s, and color/lighting theory. We also talk about the benefits of thinking like a photographer to get better results out of your renders.
GSG Podcast Ep. 51: Make Mornings Suck Less
Feb 20, 2017 • 68 min
Get your coffee, take your cold shower, and eat some breakfast. This episode is all about finding a morning routine that gets you up and gets you creative.
GSG Podcast Ep. 50: Celebration Live Cast
Feb 13, 2017 • 64 min
We hit our 50th EPISODE!! To celebrate we decided to record this one live. We had a blast answering all of your questions. In fact, we may live cast more of these (NAB, Siggraph?)
GSG Podcast Ep. 49: Quickfire AMA (ask me anything)
Feb 6, 2017 • 94 min
In this episode, we answer quickfire questions from our loyal listeners. We talk about everything from where we find our inspiration to how we back up our hard drives. This was a fun one!
GSG Podcast Ep. 48: GSG Blog Anniversary, Favorite Tutorials, Dynamics, and Render Wars
Jan 30, 2017 • 61 min
In this episode, we celebrate the GSG blog’s 9 year anniversary by choosing our favorite tutorials throughout the year. We also discuss the latest news in the “Render Wars”
Episode 47: Mentors, Learning by Example, and Seeking Input on your Work.
Jan 24, 2017 • 65 min
In this episode we cover Mentors, Learning by Example, and Seeking Input on your Work.
Episode 46: Are You Too Old To Do 3D?
Jan 18, 2017 • 65 min
In this episode we talk about getting older while still having a career in Motion Design.
Episode 45: Nodes, Compositing, and HDRI Link
Jan 9, 2017 • 74 min
In this episode, we talk about why you should be learning how to use nodes. A bit of history of how we built our upcoming plugin for Octane and Arnold users called HDRI Link. And we also talk a bit about the importance of compositing.
Episode 44: Are You On The Right Career Path?
Jan 3, 2017 • 87 min
In this episode, we talk a bit about the future of rendering including the upcoming Arnold GPU renderer. We chat about how to approach buying the right hardware for 3D animation. And, we talk about New Years Resolutions and how to make sure you are on the…
Episode 43: These are a few of our favorite things from 2016
Dec 28, 2016 • 59 min
In this episode, we share with you some of our favorite things from 2016.
Episode 42: How To Deal With Procrastination In Creative Work
Dec 20, 2016 • 92 min
In this episode, we talk about Procrastination and how to deal it with work and personal projects. Also, chad unboxes his new Google Pixel phone.
Episode 41: Are You A Noob?
Dec 14, 2016 • 86 min
In this episode, we talk about how to learn faster and what to do when you find yourself the worst one in the room. Let’s learn how to learn and find the right techniques to become a professional Motion Designer.
Episode 40: Let’s Work Faster! – C4D Workflow Tips And Tricks Roundtable
Dec 5, 2016 • 48 min
Subscribe On iTunes Show Notes David Rees, Going Deep/Election Profit Makers C4D Start Scene Preview Window Tutorial Chads Intro to Arnold Video HP Dream Color Monitor Tomato Timer Slack
Episode 39: How much should you charge? Let’s talk about Getting Paid!
Nov 28, 2016 • 69 min
Please subscribe to the podcast and please give us a review on iTunes. It helps us get the word out. Thanks for listening! Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes Show Notes 40% OFF Greyscalegorilla Sale Canon GX7 Fuck You Pay Me By Mike Monteiro For Exposure…
Episode 38: X-Particles, Arnold, And More OSX/Windows Talk with Trevor Kerr
Nov 21, 2016 • 58 min
Please subscribe to the podcast and please give us a review on iTunes. It helps us get the word out. Thanks for listening! Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes Show Notes Trevor Kerr’s Reel Star Wars Short By Trevor X-Particles Sale $100 Off (details coming…
Episode 37: Node Based Compositing, 3D in After Effects, and More Hardware Talk
Nov 14, 2016 • 44 min
Please subscribe to the podcast and please give us a review on iTunes. It helps us get the word out. Thanks for listening! Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes Show Notes New After Effects Announcements Fusion Project Felix AMD Fire Renderer Signal Where…
Episode 36: Is This The End Of The Macintosh For C4D Artists?
Nov 9, 2016 • 64 min
Please subscribe to the podcast and please give us a review on iTunes. It helps us get the word out. Thanks for listening! Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes Show Notes Surface Studio Video Steve Jobs Marketing People Mac Book Pro Screenflow Marco Arment…
Episode 35: Redshift, VR, Teams vs Freelance, And Why Everyone Loves Musicals
Oct 17, 2016 • 60 min
In this episode, we talk about Redshift, we talk a bit about VR technology, we discuss working in a team vs working for yourself, and we discover why musicals make nick cry. Please subscribe to the podcast and please give us a review on iTunes. It helps…
Episode 34: Render Farm Heaters, Data Providers, Pivoting, And Whirly Ball
Oct 10, 2016 • 62 min
In this episode, we talk about wasted Render farms, and better data plans. We talk about how to keep learning and pivot to making things that work, and we talk about why Whirlyball is way better than Paint Ball. Please subscribe to the podcast and please…
Episode 33: C4D Layouts, AskGSG, And The Take System
Oct 4, 2016 • 62 min
In this episode, we talk about Cinema 4D Layouts, AskGSG Season 3, Some of our most used Scripts, And why we should all be using the Take System more than we do now. We even get into a bit of Tutorial Theory about how to best teach beginners and…
Episode 32: New C4D Renderer Announced, New Season Of Ask GSG, and Our Favorite Youtube Channels
Sep 26, 2016 • 52 min
In this episode, we talk about some Cinema 4D Rendering news, we announce the next season of AskGSG, and we share some of our favorite Youtube channels. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast and please give us a review. Subscribe to the Podcast on…
Episode 31: Half Rez Recap, Board Games, And Scary Blank Pages
Sep 19, 2016 • 48 min
In this episode, we talk about Half Rez 2016, what we learned from the event, lucid dreaming, board games, and what to do when staring at a blank page when you need to design something.
Episode 30: How We Got Started In Motion Design
Sep 12, 2016 • 60 min
In this episode, we talk about what initially got us in to this crazy 3D world to begin with. We also discuss what’s coming up at Half Rez 2016.
Episode 29: Productivity Apps, Half Rez, HDRI Link, and more!
Sep 6, 2016 • 55 min
In this episode, Chris, Chad and Nick sit down to talk about our favorite Productivity Tools and what’s new at Greyscalegorilla.
Episode 28: Interview with Chad Ashley
Jan 1, 2016 • 35 min
In this episode, I talk to Creative Director, Chad Ashley from Digital Kitchen about his career and how he got started as a CG artist. Chad talks about why he recently switched from 3DS Max to Cinema 4D. We talk a bit about our history together including…
Episode 27: Interview with EJ Hassenfratz
Nov 13, 2015 • 35 min
In this episode, I talk to EJ Hassenfratz from Eyedesyn about his career and how he got started as a Motion Designer. EJ has been posting his excellent tutorials on Greyscalegorilla lately and also doing a live show over at youtube. You can follow him on…
Episode 26: Interview with Mike Senften
Oct 27, 2015 • 49 min
In this episode I talk with Mike Senften, also known as “The Monkey”, about some of the things we were interested from our past that made us who we are today. The topics jump from puzzles, theater, music, and sound waves. Later in the episode, we talk…
Episode 25: Interview with GMUNK
Oct 20, 2015 • 77 min
In this episode, I talk to Bradley G Munkowitz about his incredible career and work. He talks about how he got started and about what drives him to continue to make such varied and detailed work. I had a really fun time talking to him and I hope you enjoy…
Episode 24: Interview With David Brodeur
Sep 25, 2015 • 38 min
Today, Nick talks with Art Director, Designer, and Educator David Brodeur about how he got into this industry and about his experience freelancing.
Episode 23: Cineware And Cinema 4D Lite Q&A
Jun 19, 2013 • 50 min
In this episode, Nick answers questions about the new Cineware And Cinema 4D Lite tools in After Effects Creative Cloud.
Episode 22: Why, Not How
Feb 6, 2013 • 44 min
How to ask Why, Making better tutorials, and when to stop working on current personal projects and start up the next one.
Episode 21: What One Man Can Do, Another Can Do
Jan 23, 2013 • 31 min
How to find others that have done what you want to do. Is Sports Graphics a real career? And, how to manage too many projects.
Episode 20: The Worst In The Room
Dec 14, 2012 • 40 min
Surrounding yourself with great designers. Soft Skills.
Episode 19: Comparing Talent and Copying Your Heroes
Nov 23, 2012 • 31 min
How to deal with other’s talent, choosing your software and hardware without being an internet jerk, and why copying might be the best thing you can do to learn as long as it doesn’t end up on your reel.
Episode 18: Obsession
Oct 18, 2012 • 32 min
Obsessing over things and what that might do to your career.
Episode 17: Jobs To Be Done, Textures, and Adult Deadlines
Oct 12, 2012 • 52 min
Jobs To Be Done, Textures, and Adult Deadlines
Episode 16: The Creative Gap
Oct 5, 2012 • 45 min
Getting Better, Pricing Your Work, Client work
Episode 15: Half Rez, Cold Showers, And Why It’s Been So Long
Sep 26, 2012 • 46 min
Half Rez, Cold Showers, And Why It’s Been So Long
Episode 14: More About School and Pinball Designers
Nov 3, 2011 • 40 min
About School and Pinball Designers
Presentation 1: HyperIsland 2011
Sep 8, 2011 • 64 min
Hyperisland 2011 Presentation by Nick on ‘Following Obsession’
Episode 13: Q&A More and More
Jul 22, 2011 • 50 min
Episode 12: Q&A
Jul 15, 2011 • 53 min
Q and A
Episode 11: Q&A
Jul 8, 2011 • 33 min
Episode 10: Q&A
Jun 24, 2011 • 41 min
Q & A with Nick
Episode 9: OFFF Overview and Fixing Sinks
Jun 16, 2011 • 43 min
OFF Overiew and some QA
Episode 8: Pricing and Production
Jun 9, 2011 • 47 min
Pricing and Production
NAB Interviews: John Dickinson
Jun 7, 2011 • 12 min
Nick talks to John Dickinson from Motionworks about being a beginner, doing interviews, and his new Cinema 4D product, MovieType.
Episode 7: Winging It Q&A
Jun 2, 2011 • 45 min
Episode 6: Promotion and Portfolio
May 27, 2011 • 49 min
We talk about promotions and portfolios.
NAB Interviews: Chris Schmidt
May 24, 2011 • 9 min
Nick talks to Chris Schmidt. Chris runs the Chicago C4D User Group, Makes excellent advanced Greyscalegorilla tutorials and also helped build the City Kit. In this short interview, we talk about how he got into Cinema 4D and ways that you can start to…
Episode 5: Do What You Want
May 20, 2011 • 48 min
Do what you want!
Episode 4: Turn off Growl!
May 13, 2011 • 42 min
Turn off the growl!
Episode 3: To School or Not to School?
May 13, 2011 • 51 min
Is design school actually worth it?
NAB Interviews : Mike “The Monkey” Senften
May 9, 2011 • 17 min
Mike is an incredible Motion Design Freelancer in New York. He is an active and helpful member on And, of course, when we are lucky, he stops by Greyscalegorilla to do another Cinema 4D tutorial. In this interview, we talk about how he got in…
Episode 2: Learn Faster
May 6, 2011 • 53 min
Getting better by working around people smarter than you How to learn to trust smart peoples opinion The scale of time and passion Keeping the fun in learning
NAB Interviews: Tim Clapham
Apr 28, 2011 • 20 min
Nick talks with Tim Clapham. An outstanding Cinema 4D artist and teacher, Tim’s work was the first time I saw art and design being made with Cinema 4D. Not only that, but he also put up project files and lighting setups for download. He taught me most of…
NAB Interviews: Aharon Rabinowitz
Apr 21, 2011 • 34 min
Aharon has been in the Motion Design scene for many many years. Join us as we talk about Talent, Sesame Street, Making Stuff and Bob Ross.
Episode 1: Q&A
Apr 20, 2011 • 53 min
Greyscalegorilla Podcast: Episode 1 Q&A