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A Gallery Brought to Life

Imagine standing in an art gallery and watching the pieces of artwork come to life like something out of Harry Potter. Visual artist and filmmaker Filip Sterckx worked with artist Antoon Verbeeck to create an experimental project with dynamic projection mapping by Skullmapping, a boutique animation studio based in Belgium. To see the gallery come to life, click here: Gallery...

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What Does an Animation Editor Actually Do?

Animated movies often trigger childhood memories and inspire us to mold our creativity into what it is today. The role of an animation editor is exciting, but here’s a question: What does an animation editor actually do? Can you even edit an animated movie? Yes, yes you can! An animation editor plays a key role in shaping the films we hold so dear to our hearts. In animated films, the...

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Van Gogh Brought to Life

This is like no museum exhibit you have seen before. In this unique, stimulating experience, visitors will engage with the art of Vincent Van Gogh in a whole new way. This exhibition combines all the senses with a vibrant show of light, color, and sound. Through the exhibition, visitors explore the work and life of this Van Gogh between the years of 1880 to 1890. Make your own thoughts on his...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 7 Game-Changing Portfolios From FIDM Grads

With FIDM Summer Quarter 2017 over, we present to you our Graphic Design Grad portfolios! Each designer’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the Graphic Design program. Scroll down to see their portfolios, filled with inspiring artistry. Ben Stivers Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. ...

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Fabricated Reality: The Truth Behind Photo Modification

Everyone is aware that any photographs used for advertising have be retouched a little bit. Celebrities have shown the before and afters of their own campaigns so it is not foreign concept to us. But what we do not realize is the extent of modification, retouching, and compositing that is used in some advertising. To show how far from reality these images go, Russian artist Ashot Gevorkyan has...

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A World of Pure Imagination: See Inside Michal Karcz’s Mind

Moody and dramatic, artist Michal Karcz creates unique realities that come from “places from (his) dreams, desire, imagination, and fears.” Karcz began his artist journey with a paintbrush in his hand and a blank canvas. As he continued to expand his visual imagination, it came to a point that was hard to create with just paint and a brush. Eventually, he brought his vision to life...

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Ten Years in the Making: iPhone X is Changing the Game

Ten years ago the world of technology changed when the innovative Steve Jobs announced the birth of a revolutionary mobile phone, the iPhone. Apple brought together three products, an internet device, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a mobile phone in just one product making it the first of its kind. Since 2007, Apple has brought the world a variety of iPhones from the original, all...

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Game of Thrones in a Tim Burton World? One Artist Re-imagined the TV Phenomenon

Tim Burton is known for his iconic style which has inspired many artists around the world. Recently, Burton has not been making as many creations as he one did, but this is not stopping him from continuing to inspire artists, one being illustrator Xenia Rassolova. Growing up, Xenia, an animation student from Montreal Canada, had a love for all things Tim Burton. This love has not died, in fact...

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Are Emojis Taking Over The World? See What The Future Holds

When texting a friend, it is rare to use regular characters to talk about what is going on. These days, words are being taken over by our little Emoji caricature friends that make our conversations just that little bit more interesting. But has it come so far that Emojis are taking over our English language? Better yet, are they taking over the world? Artist Able Parris has taken this idea on...

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The Art of Visual Storytelling: Inside the Mind of Kimmy Lee

Currently based in Manila, Philippines, Kimmy Lee is an Artist, Designer, Creative Director, Type Maker & Visual Storyteller. Specializing in Branding / Visual Identity, she helps brands of all sizes tell their story through design — making businesses more valuable by crafting clean, tasteful and well-thought out creations that maintain a healthy balance of functionality and visual...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 10 Innovative Portfolios From FIDM Grads

With FIDM Spring Quarter 2017 over, we present to you our Graphic Design Grad portfolios! Each designer’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the Graphic Design program. Scroll down to see their portfolios, filled with eye-catching art. Bobby Silverman Click on the thumbnails below to expand the images. ...

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Glamour Magazine and Girlgaze Join Forces on #NewView Film Competition

Five Winners Will Receive Prize Money and the Chance to Create Films for Major Brands Just 11 percent of directors for the 500 top-grossing domestic films are women. And when it comes to short films, that number is only slightly higher: 32 percent. To help close that gender gap, Glamour has joined forces with Girlgaze to launch the #NewView film competition (as part of Glamour‘s larger...

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7 FIDM Student-Designed Websites Worth Scrolling Through

When it comes to website design, FIDM Students have it covered! In our Graphic Design Program, students are not only taught the fundamental skills of design and photography, but also how to apply them in the digital world. Instructor Hakon Engvig recently had his Website Design and Advanced Website Design class create sites that had HTML components in them for their final. Within the rubric, the...

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Write On: 5 Key Insights from TV Expert Ed Bernero

(via CBS) Recently, major TV writer, director and producer Ed Bernero sat down with FIDM Digital Media students to discuss his exciting and diverse career. Scroll down to see a full recap of it all. (via CBS) (via NBC) (via...

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Music and Art: Designing With Drawing North’s Drew Southwell

Drew Southwell truly is a Renaissance man. He currently plays for an Australia-based alternative pop band called Drawing North, who have been endorsed by Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and played at Vans Warped Tour Australia. On top of contributing vocals, piano, drums, synths and guitar to the band (no way!), Southwell is a graphic designer responsible for Drawing North’s visual...

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3 FIDM Visual Communications Portfolios Meant to Stun

When it comes to designing the perfect window displays or putting together the perfect outfit, Visual Communications experts are your best bet. As Winter Quarter 2017 comes to a close, we present to you our Visual Communications Grad portfolios! Each grad’s work contains a variety of unique creative skills learned within the FIDM Visual Communications Program, including sketching,...

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