John Montgomery

John Montgomery dreamt of working in film and television from a very early age. For the past 3 decades John has lived that dream, honing his craft as a visual effects artist on high-end systems such as Flame and Smoke. In this candid interview John reveals how he got started in the industry, and came to be co-founder of FXGuide and FXPhd. We discuss the relevance of high-end systems compared with desktop software such as Adobe After Effects, and talk in detail about FXPhd and what makes it different from other web-based visual effects training.

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  1. Denis
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    Hi guys,

    I’m joining fxphd.com tonight. This stuff really gets my blood pumping.

    Thanks for everything guys.

  2. ScottieB
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    You won’t regret it Denis! I’ve learned so much in just 2 terms there it’s astounding.

    John(s) you just keep bringin’ the goods! Love it.

  3. alba
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    great interview. insightful and nice to hear about the philosophy of why they started fxphd.

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks Alba.

  4. Chris Martin
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    John,

    Awesome interview…and timely! I signed up in January at FxPHD and I think it is fantastic!

    • John Dickinson
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      Great to hear Chris, your skills must really be growing!

  5. Brandon
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    I loved the one term that I took at FXPhd. In the future I plan on taking more.

    On a different note I live 2 hrs away from where John lived and marched in the Drum Corps International shows he spoke about. Small world.

    • John Dickinson
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      Small world indeed Brandon!

  6. David
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    That was a cool show, Ive been doing FXphd for a bit now and it really is a good place.

    When are you going to hold a class John?

    • John Dickinson
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      Ha! I was chatting with John over lunch last week! The challenge for me is finding the time! Best wishes, John.

  7. John Dickinson
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    Are you offering Patom? 🙂

  8. Dave
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    I’m surprised you didn’t mention you’re extensive skeleton training and gold medal;)

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