Episode 109: Let’s Talk About SFX Baby! With Halon Entm’s Brad Alexander & Kristin Turnipseed

Original broadcast date: June 12, 2021

Take some time this week to remember your original happy hour: Saturday mornings as a kid, waking up at dawn, jumping on the couch with a bowl of chocolate cereal, turning on the ‘toons, tuning out the outside world and working your way into a sugar hangover before noon. This week, we have Halon Entertainment in the house!

In celebration of movie houses openning up just in time for the summer blockbuster and the WonderCon at Home 2021 panel “The Virtual Backlot: Filmmaking Evolved, your favorite Saturday morning radio show podcast is back, in studio, in person, all vaxed up and ready to turn the dial up to 11 with two blockbuster creator guests: Brad Alexander, co-founder, Sr. visualization supervisor (Star Wars Episodes II and III, Avatar, Pacific Rim: Uprising) & Kristin Turnipseed, real-time stage supervisor (Ford v Ferrari, The Batman) with Halon Entertainment, the SFX studio responsible for pretty much all your favorite summer movies. If aliens, monsters, explosions are your thing, these are the real unsung heroes of cinema!

An early adopter of Unreal Engine in 2015, Halon Entertainment (Avatar, The Suicide Squad) is an industry leader in the fields of Virtual Production, Visualization, and Game Cinematics, leading to the studio’s virtual art department helping to define the cutting-edge of the real-time workflow on The Mandalorian and so much more!

Join Grim Shea, Marke., Jimmy the Gent and Johnny Heck as they get back to the 3Palms Studio to celebrate the movies we love and entertain your ear holes with their pants on!

Sponsored by Paramount Home Entertainment & the home release of Mission Impossible and Super 8. Listen to win!


Co-founder, Sr. Visulization Supervisor

Brad Alexander

Real-time Stage Supervisor

Kristin Turnipseed