About The Max EFX Podcast

Special EFX Artist Max Cervantes has had an incredible filmography. (Filmography includes Star Trek: TNG, DS9, Voyager, etc. / Beetlejuice / Masters of the Universe and more) This podcast will document his amazing work over the past 40 years. Co-host Kevin Toft (of Collect-Opolis and Talking Apes) joins Max to ask questions and share stories.

The Max EFX Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Amazon Music, Spotify and dozens of additional podcast directories accessible around the world.

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Max Cervantes

Special EFX Artist Max Cervantes has had an incredible filmography. (Filmography includes Star Trek: TNG, DS9, Voyager, etc. / Beetlejuice / Masters of the Universe and more) This podcast will document his amazing work over the past 40 years.

Kevin Toft

Anything that had to do with science and the future fascinated me as a young child.  Star Trek (TOS) and Space 1999 had my complete attention until my world was turned upside down by Star Wars!  The design of the space ships, the cities, the robots, the fictional worlds of writers such as Roddenberry and Lucas- it was all I could think about!  This began a journey of learning about artists like Syd Mead, Ron Cobb and Ralph McQuarrie that created the look and feel for these science fiction worlds. I had a great desire to draw them and build the model kits.

Continuing on my journey, I’ve held creative positions in advertising, stage crew and scenic painting with the Pageant of the Masters (in Laguna Beach, CA), video game production at Virgin Games and at Sony where I was a member of the launch team for the PlayStation.  Currently, I am a visual designer focusing on UIUX.

I have been fortunate to meet amazing people in the visual effects industry, including many of my heroes that have worked on major films with ILM (Industrial Light Magic).  I assisted on the set of the film Wild, Wild West, was a production assistant with Kiefer Sutherland’s, and Deadman’s Party, an Oingo Boingo tribute band.

As a fan of Science Fiction and an admirer of fantastic design, I collect all manners of art, models, and
books. I enjoy going to conventions, visiting with old friends, and making new ones!
Now, as the host of the MAX EFX Podcast, I have the chance to explore fandom in an entirely new way!   I am so happy to be doing this with Max and am super grateful to Richard and Sarah Woloski for welcoming me into the amazing world of podcasting!

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