Moana: A Stunning Representation of CG Animation
Dec06

Moana: A Stunning Representation of CG Animation

MOANA: The film you watched with wide eyes, a smile and a heart full of nostalgia. “Moana’s” innovative artistry is sewn together in a way that is ushering in a new era of animated films. Directors John Musker and Ron Clements have created masterpieces like “The Little Mermaid,”  “Aladdin,” “Hercules” and “The Princess and the Frog.” However, “Moana” is...

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7 Visually Dynamic Places to Visit in Los Angeles
Nov22

7 Visually Dynamic Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Los Angeles: The City of Angels  (via kcet.org) This vibrant, exciting and progressive city is home to so many stunning landmarks. From Griffith Observatory, to Walt Disney Concert Hall, to LACMA, the amount of places to see are endless. Luckily, FIDM is located in the heart of this great city. Students have a wide variety of architecture, art scenes, ocean views, mountain ranges, fashion destinations and cultural hubs at their finger...

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Wearable Technology: 6 Brands That Are Changing the World
Nov18

Wearable Technology: 6 Brands That Are Changing the World

In case you didn’t realize it, we live in an era completely enveloped in technology. As time goes on, the fashion industry only becomes a bigger part of this. The “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” theme at this year’s Met Gala proves that.  Although wearable technology has not completely taken over the world, there are a wide variety of brands making waves in this field. The following six...

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Justin Hamilton: CG and Motion Graphics Creator Extraordinaire
Nov02

Justin Hamilton: CG and Motion Graphics Creator Extraordinaire

FIDM Graduate and Instructor Justin Hamilton recently spoke with Digital Media students about his career.  Hamilton is a a 2D/3D designer and animator with five years of experience creating CG and motion graphics for film, television and video games. During his time working for Create Advertising, Greenhaus GFX and Motive Creative, he has worked on iconic campaigns for Disney, Marvel, Sony, HBO, 20th Century Fox, Playstation and many...

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Graphic Design Studio Tour: Exclusive Insight Into BrandingIron Worldwide
Oct24

Graphic Design Studio Tour: Exclusive Insight Into BrandingIron Worldwide

The FIDM Social Media team recently traveled to West Hollywood to visit the HQ of BrandingIron Worldwide (BIW). BIW specializes in working with companies and brands to showcase a concept in the most authentic and cohesive manner through graphics and other outlets. With clients including Warner Brothers, Disney, DC Comics, Netflix and Sony, BIW has established their presence in this industry. Multiple FIDM Graduates work here, too!...

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The Life of a Blogger: Luci Petlack Tells All
Oct17

The Life of a Blogger: Luci Petlack Tells All

Recently, FIDM Social Media Instructor and Blogger Luci Petlack AKA Luci’s Morsels took over FIDM’s Instagram account to give her best tips and tricks for excelling in the ever-evolving blogging world. From brand deals, to photo-editing, these seven informative tips are sure to help all aspiring food, fashion, beauty and travel bloggers achieve their dreams. ⠀ 1. Lighting is everything. “Since so much of blogging is...

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5 Dynamic Illustrators Who Will Inspire Your Next Creation
Oct13

5 Dynamic Illustrators Who Will Inspire Your Next Creation

il·lus·tra·tion ˌiləˈstrāSH(ə)n/ noun 1. pictorial matter used to explain or decorate a text Illustration: you either have the capabilities to excel at it or you do not. With that being said, whether you are an expert portrait artist or just really great at drawing stick figures, you have to admit that seeing visual dynamic illustrations can spark inspiring creativity. Keep scrolling to see extraordinary talent from FIDM Students,...

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Ultimate Trendsetters: 8 Influencers Who Stole the NYFW Streets
Sep14

Ultimate Trendsetters: 8 Influencers Who Stole the NYFW Streets

With New York Fashion Week (NYFW) in our midst, a plethora of incredible collections are hitting the runway. However, it always seems as if the true standouts are the bloggers and celebrities taking on NYC with their best street style looks. Below we have curated our eight favorite influencers setting trends at NYFW–some of which are FIDM Graduates. 1. Chriselle Lim Who says you can’t wear white after labor day? FIDM Grad...

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