Carbon VFX's Phil Linturn Answers Five Questions

Carbon VFX's Phil Linturn Answers Five Questions

In the latest installment of our popular feature, Phil Linturn, Executive Producer at Carbon VFX Chicago, answers Five Questions with SCREEN.

SCREEN: Can you cook? If so, what's your go-to dish?

LINTURN: I love cooking, especially Asian food, because of all the ginger and garlic, sweet and savory. Since my 4-year-old son started using my belly as units of measurement for anything he regards as big ("that car is huge, it's at least 5 Daddy’s tummies")… I’ve been making a lot more salad lately.

SCREEN: What's your guilty pleasure TV?

LINTURN: I haven’t really watched TV for years, ever since the model fundamentally shifted and we actively select what we watch rather than settling for whatever’s on at the time. If I were to say I like "Sun, Sea, Sex, and Suspicious Parents," it’s not because I accidentally found it on, and couldn’t be bothered to turn over…

SCREEN: What's your favorite place to spend a week? A weekend? Two weeks?

LINTURN: We’re currently enjoying short exploratory excursions around our new hometown here in Chicago. A week away: I’d say a snowboarding trip, anywhere with good snow, great friends, and beautiful scenery. For two weeks? This is hard because my favorite experiences have all been longer travels. You can get out more or less anywhere and do some good cycle touring and camping in two weeks.

SCREEN: What's your favorite gadget?

LINTURN: Hmmmmm. The laptop and mobile phone are remarkable examples of ingenuity that allow us to communicate freely, instantly and globally. They allow us not only to glimpse though a convenient window into the world’s vast resources of information and entertainment, but also to contribute and directly participate in it. I still prefer my Leatherman ‘Charge' multi-utility knife though.

SCREEN: What's your favorite American city? Foreign city?

LINTURN: Ive only spent any real time in three American cities, and my colleagues will kill me if I say otherwise… so, Chicago. Overseas: too many to say here, but at the moment I’d suggest Mendoza in western Argentina. A beautiful city situated on the edge of a vast desert, in the shadow of Aconcagua, and surrounded by rich vineyards making the best Malbec wine.


SCREEN: What are you enjoying about the summer?

LINTURN: Barbecues, and punishing the city’s bad folk with the sight of my white legs in shorts. It’s not an exact science however, so there may be some collateral damage.