Interview with Captain Disillusion

Live Stream Host: Kent Trammell
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Captain Disillusion is many things: A skeptic of heroic proportions, YouTube sensation, VFX aficionado, Blender user, CG Cookie user and alter ego, Alan Melikdjanian. With over 700,000 YouTube subscribers and over 44 million views of his videos, the Captain has succeeded by debunking visual trickery in pop culture. He does this by breaking down and recreating the visual effects used to achieve said trickery. His success has earned him keynote presentations at conferences and an interview on the H3 podcast.

The Captain is generously taking time away from saving gullible eyes to discuss his Blender/VFX skills, YouTube success, and whatever else comes up!

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Digital artist and member of the CG Cookie crew! Every day I teach/learn stuff in the wide world of computer graphics. I've been doing digital art professionally for the past 8 years, from feature films to major amusement park rides to TV commercials to CGC edu. When I'm not on the computer, I'm building real life stuff...or playing my Switch.
Previously Recorded April 17th, 2018. Chat is now closed.
  • Largecrew
    Kent Trammell

    Good call, Omar 😅

    You too Zach!

  • Zach Zellman

    haha y'all have a good week!

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    Leave the air conditioning on

  • Largecrew
    Kent Trammell

    Closing out the stream! Till next week 👋

  • Largecrew
    Kent Trammell

    Geez guys, you're way too kind. Saving those remarks for a rainy day 😊

    And YES, my apologies Omar. Expect a reply today.

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    And goes out of his way to explain things

  • Zach Zellman

    I second that! The explanations are super easy to digest, and you can tell each lesson/course/class is thoroughly thought out!

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    Also, I wrote that email to you Kent, about the portfolio, check it out when you have the chance

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    If it wasn't for the way you teach I'd probably wouldn't have learned Blender, I was getting bored and annoyed with other tutorials I saw before I ran into CG Cookie

  • nicolasdamore

    Thanks a lot Kent! Awesom interview

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    Dude you don't know it but you're a hero for lots of people

  • Zach Zellman

    Hahaha

  • Largecrew
    Kent Trammell

    Yeah that's a little nuts, Omar. I better make sure my Paypal transfer went through to him for saying that 😅

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    Cool to hear famous people also think highly of Kent

  • Zach Zellman

    Thanks Kent! Another great stream! I'm super stoked for next weeks!!

  • Largecrew
    Kent Trammell

    Thank you all for being here and asking questions. I thoroughly enjoyed the past hour and a half 🙇🏻‍♂️

  • Zach Zellman

    I spiked it, so..... you're welcome

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    You can grab a lemonade from the table on your way out

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    Jere Haapaharju

    Thanks again and good night all. Bye!

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    And it's a wrap