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Creative Pro Interview: Five Key Pieces of Advice from Animation Filmmaker Uri Lotan

Tel Aviv-based animation director Uri Lotan feels that the world of animation is the best way to tell stories. Over the past few years he’s has had the opportunity to work on incredible projects with iconic studios including  Disney Animation, Sony Imageworks, Pixar, Buck, Jibjab, Digital Domain. The project below is a music video collaboration done with Jane Bordeaux for their...

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FIDM Students Interpret Love in 10 Inspiring Design Installations

What is love? It’s question that been around for a long time and interpreted in many ways. FIDM Visual Communication Students recently demonstrated their interpretations of love in the form of visual window installations. The FIDM Visual Communications program is known for its large variety of career path options. One course offered at FIDM is Design Installation though which students...

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Inspirational Documentary Directed by FIDM Grad: The Will to Fly

FIDM Digital Media Grad, Katie Bender is the director and producer of an inspiring documentary about Lydia Lassila, an Australian Olympic gold medal winning aerial skier.  Before Katie made this film, she actually trained underneath Lydia Lassila as a young gymnast, and then again with the Australian aerial ski team. Needless to say, Katie definitely got a first-hand look into Lydia’s...

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FIDM Student Feature: Celebrity Footwear Designer Devlin Braswell

FIDM Merchandise Product Development Student Devlin Braswell, is a successful custom sneaker designer with a celebrity following. Devlin designed Cam Newton’s shoes for the Superbowl! To say the least, he is definitely on his way to becoming a household name. Recently, FIDM collaborated with Devlin for an Instagram takeover. He shared significant insight into his creative process, his...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 12 New Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads

With the close of another great quarter here at FIDM, we have many inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent graduates to share with you. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual thinking. Whether you’re looking for design inspiration, new creative...

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Mind-Blowing Art By Rob Gonsalves: Can You Believe Your Eyes?

Inspired by Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, artist Rob Gonsalves creates mind-blowing masterpieces that have on-lookers questioning their perception of what is real. From an early age, Rob has always been intrigued by the architectural complexity of altered perceptions in art. His artwork is uniquely displayed in a way that can be looked at in many viewpoints. The artwork also pulls at the...

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[Interview] Inside Define Magazine: What’s in a Word?

Define Magazine: Simple. Innovative. Uninhibited. As a co-creator and founding graphic designer for Kinfolk Magazine, Amanda Jane Jones has definitely proven her keen eye and unique abilities in the creative world. After her time at Kinfolk Amanda and her husband, Cree, decided to dive into a whole new ballgame. Her artistic new venture, Define Magazine, is an innovative print-only...

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FIDM x Lacoste Collaboration: 5 Quentin Tarantino Film-Inspired Illustrations

FIDM’s Advanced Study Program in Film & TV Costume Design provides a comprehensive view of a field with its own distinct tradition and creative challenges. It offers students an opportunity to explore the qualities that make film and television such an interesting field to pursue.  These students are tasked with unique projects that help aid in the development of a wide variety of...

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FIDM Instructor Graham Moore Featured in La Luz de Jesus Art Gallery

(Image Credit: Greg Firlotte) Graham Moore has been an instructor at FIDM for over five years teaching a range of Visual Communications courses including Computer Rendering, Computer Graphics, Layout & Design, and Design for Social Media Branding. This talented instructor was selected to be featured in a group art exhibition at La Luz De Jesus Gallery entitled LALUZAPALOOZA, along with...

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From Magic to Sinister: 9 Tim Burton-esque Disney Illustrations

Recently, Los Angeles based pin-up artist Andrew Tarusov released his adaptation of what Disney films would look like if Tim Burton re-imagined them. From Bambi, to The Little Mermaid, to The Lion King, these wide-eyed eerie illustrations hit you right to the core. They not only give you the eccentric, Gothic and mysterious elements that Tim Burton is known for, but it also makes you rethink the...

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Recovering the Classics: 8 Book Covers Re-Imagined

Recovering the Classics  is a part of a new initiative announced by the White House partnering with the New York Public Library and the Digital Public Library of America to re-imagine and create new covers of books we all know and love. This collaboration will distribute these newly covered books to schools and libraries across the country. Recovering the Classics is dedicated to...

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17 Pop Art Inspired Window Displays Designed by FIDM Visual Communication Students

Have you ever walked by a window display that physically stopped you in your tracks? Wether it’s the holiday season at Macy’s or the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, a well designed window display can create emotional impact for the viewer and hopefully influence their actions or decisions in some way. So who are the master minds behind creating such visually...

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The Extraordinary 2016 Oscar Nominated Films for Cinematography

Cinematography is defined as “the art of making motion pictures.”  The 2016 Academy Award nominated films Mad Max:Fury Road, The Revenant, The Hateful Eight, Carol, and Sicario, are all unique in the fact that they bring a wave of emotion, authenticity, exquisite detail, and are as masterful as any work of art that exists on a wall of a museum. That all being said, here is a deeper...

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2016 Color Trends: Spring Brings Calm Hues (Downloads)

To pinpoint the hot color trends for spring 2016, we looked to leading trend forecast company WGSN, as well as Pantone–the world’s authority on color trends– to research which colors would dominate our fashion, interior and graphic design this fall. “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real...

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Graphic Design Inspiration: 9 New Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads

With the close of another great quarter here at FIDM, we have many inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent graduates to share with you. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual thinking. Whether you’re looking for design inspiration, new creative...

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Motion Graphics Monday: TANROH Fashion Film by MUSHI

The luxury fashion industry lends itself to great subject matter for highly visual and compelling digital media, as demonstrated by this by new women’s contemporary label TANROH. We were pleased to discover that one of our own graduates of FIDM was involved in the TANROH Film by MUSHI shown above, created in collaboration with Eurasian video artist MUSHI and Japanese audio/visual...

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