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GSG Events: Siggraph 2018 and Half Rez 7

August 8, 2018 - By 

We’ve got a few major events and announcements headed your way. Join us in Vancouver, Chicago, or streaming online for Siggraph and Half Rez 7.

It’s an absolutely full few weeks of news, events, and live presentations, all on top of our regularly scheduled new tutorials and training. Here are the big events coming up.

Siggraph 2018

This year’s SIGGRAPH will be held in Vancouver August 12-16th. Join Nick Campbell, Chris Schmidt, Chad Ashley, and some more incredibly talented C4D artists at the Maxon booth presenting the new Cinema 4D R20.

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Half Rez Video: “The Past, Present, and Future of 3D ” with Chad Ashley

May 16, 2017 - By 

Watch Chad Ashley talk about the past present and future of 3D production. And, how he thinks the future may play out for 3D motion designers in the next few years.

This video was recorded during Half Rez 2016.
Half Rez is a conference to celebrate motion designers held in Chicago IL. Want to be at the next event?

Register For Half Rez 2017 Today!


AskGSG Season Two Recap And Announcing Season Three

October 5, 2016 - By 

Music provided by Art List

Thanks to everyone for making another season of AskGSG amazing. Without your questions the show could not exist! Season two had 39 episodes, over 79 hours of Q&A and lots of great guests.

Season Three Starts October 12th!

We’re gearing up for season two beginning on Wednesday the 12th of October at 1PM CST. Mark your calendar, get those questions ready and be sure to subscribe to us on Twitch and follow out newsletter to never miss a show. We have so much more in store including special guests and special tutorials only for people who watch live. See you then!

Missed Season 1 and 2 of AskGSG?

We got you covered. We just released Seasons 1 and 2 of Ask GSG Archive for purchase on our new GSG Training site. Over 150 hours of Recordings are now available for you to watch at any time on any device.

Get The Bundle

Want to get all 3 seasons of askGSG? We created a bundle price so you can get all 3 seasons at once. Get everything from Seasons 1, 2 and the upcoming 3rd season all for $229. That includes all the 200+ scene files from every episode of AskGSG and new recordings every week from the upcoming season.
Visit our new training site and start watching TONS more C4D recordings today!

Of course, anyone and everyone can watch AskGSG LIVE for free every Wednesday starting next week! As always, get your C4D questions ready and we will see you LIVE for the first episode of AskGSG Season 3 Live on Twitch.


AskGSG Season One Recap And A Preview Of Season Two

September 21, 2015 - By 

Thanks to everyone for making season one of ASKGSG amazing. From the great questions, the generous support on Patreon, and the incredibly helpful chatroom we were able to create dozens of episodes.

Season Two Starts This Week!

We’re gearing up for season two beginning on Wednesday the 23rd of September. Mark your calendar, get those questions ready and ask Nick and Chris LIVE. We have so much more in store including special guests and special tutorials only for people who watch live. See you then!


Greyscalegorilla at Siggraph 2015

August 6, 2015 - By 

It’s time for Siggraph 2015 in LA. Chris and Nick will be there presenting at the Maxon Booth again this year. So be sure to stop by if you are in town for the big event.

Chris will be talking about unique ways to use the Hair system in Cinema 4D, and Nick will be talking about how to use X-Particles and HDRI Studio Pack to make a realistic thirst quenching render.

Can’t make it to LA? Don’t worry, Cineversity will be streaming our presentations and all the other great presenters over at C4DLive. Check C4DLive for the full schedule.

Hope to see you there or in the chat on C4D Live!


Nick Campbell Interview On The Blender Guru Podcast

July 14, 2015 - By 

I recently had a great discussion with Andrew Price on the Blender Guru Podcast. During the interview we talk about how to learn faster by having more focus, why everyone should make at least one tutorial, why you don’t need to be an expert in all aspects of 3D, and how to get free ice cream. Give it a listen and let me know if you think I should do more podcast interviews?

Listen to The Interview Here


Greyscalegorilla Live In Las Vegas

April 11, 2015 - By 

It’s time for NAB again. But if you can’t make it to Las Vegas, don’t worry. Maxon will be streaming ALL the presentations at C4DLive. Stop by the page today to check the schedule and see all the great presenters this year.

There are three, thats right THREE presentations from GSG this year!

First, be sure to stop by Monday at 11:30 PST to see my presentation about how to choose the right lighting for your next Cinema 4D project. I will be going through tons of examples and scene files from my hard drive. Everything from Cartoon Looks to GI and BRDF.

Then, on Wednesday, Chris and I will be doing AskGSG LIVE from the NAB floor at 11:30 PST. This is where we need your help. If you have a question you wan’t answered live at NAB, send a question to @GSG3D and include the hashtag, #ASKGSG. We could pick your question to answer live from the show floor. Should be fun!

Finally, GSG at NAB continues on Thursday at 11:30 PST with an hour from Chris all about Softbody Dynamics. Chris has been learning a TON about this powerful feature and is excited to show you everything he has been learning. If you have seen Chris’ presentations in the past, you know that they are PACKED full of great tips and tricks.

Hope to see you on the stream!


Nick Campbell Q&A at SLC Motion Graphic Meetup

March 27, 2015 - By 

I stopped by the Salt Lake City Motion Graphics Group during my road trip to do answer some questions and wave my hands around. It ended up being a very honest discussion about the history of GSG, The philosophy of making tutorials, and why A+ school work isn’t good enough.

Thanks to the group for inviting me out and asking all these great questions. I hope you enjoy it.

Oh yeah, Remind me to get longer T-Shirts to wear next time.


Announcing Half Rez 2013

September 9, 2013 - By 

Greyscalegorilla and Chicago C4D are proud to present Half Rez 2013. We started Half Rez last year to bring together 3D and 2D artists, animators and designers for a night of learning, drinking and hanging.

This year we have some great things planned including presentations by local Chicago artists, free food, and a great venue at Haymarket Brewpub in Chicago’s West Loop area. Sign up at our official Half Rez page and let us know you are coming so we can plan properly as far as food and stuff. This year’s Half Rez is graciously sponsored by Maxon and other sponsors are confirming soon. Last year was really a lot of fun. We hope to see you there.

Sign Up For Half Rez 2013

Watch the Video From Last Year’s Half Rez

Haymarket Pub
737 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661

October 9th 2013

Motion Designers and 3D artists of all types.

Let’s be honest, most of us work behind computers all day. Come join us at Half Rez to get away from the black rectangle for a while and to hang with and learn from other professionals and beginners just like yourself.

Sign Up For Half Rez 2013


Creative Mornings Chicago

February 13, 2013 - By 

I was honored to speak at Creative Mornings Chicago last month. I talked a bit about my first job, trying to get closer to 99% happy, how MK12 got me into all this, being the worst in the room, my leap from client work to personal projects, and a quick story about how I ended up with my name on a pinball machine.

Thanks to Mig, Trunk Club, the film crew, and everyone who helped out that morning. Thanks so much for having me.


How To Build an Audience For Your Work By Helping Those Around You

July 30, 2012 - By 

I had an opportunity to speak at the Vimeo Festival earlier this year with Philip Bloom and Blake Whitman about how to build an audience for your work. We are all making stuff (you are making stuff, right?), but showing off your work and getting it in front of the right audience can be tough. In this talk, Philip and I discuss how to grow and maintain an audience of people that are interested in what you do. Not by spamming. Not by doing market research. But, by being authentic to your passions and by helping those around you.

Much of what I had to say I have learned directly from the last few years playing and sharing here at Greyscalegorilla. I hope it’s helpful to your career and to your work.


Greyscalegorilla at SXSW this Friday

March 8, 2012 - By 

I will be speaking at the Austin Motion Graphics Meetup with the super talented David Lewandowski tomorrow in Austin just as SXSW gets started. RSVP here if you can make it. Hope to see you there. Also, if you are at SXSW for the interacitve sessions, stop by the Maxon booth to say hi to the Maxon dudes and give them a high five for making the best 3D software out there.

Sill on the fence? Maxon will be raffling a copy of Cinema 4D Broadcast Edition at the event. So, yeah… You should totally go.