Inspirational Documentary Directed by FIDM Grad: The Will to Fly
Apr21

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 experiences, dreams, perseverance, and...

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From FIDM Digital Media Student to Motion Graphic and Visual Effects Artist: a Q&A with Tyler Tometich
Aug26

From FIDM Digital Media Student to Motion Graphic and Visual Effects Artist: a Q&A with Tyler Tometich

From community college student to working on visual effects and motion graphics for feature films in Hollywood, it takes a leap of faith and hard work to completely change your lifestyle, move to a brand new city and pursue your career dreams. Tyler Tometich, a recent graduate of FIDM’s Digital Media program has accomplished exactly this and now works in his dream career field. We recently caught up with Tometich to learn a...

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Film Friday: Tarantino, Fincher, Scorsese, Jackson, Cameron, Nolan & More Discuss Filmmaking
Apr24

Film Friday: Tarantino, Fincher, Scorsese, Jackson, Cameron, Nolan & More Discuss Filmmaking

For aspiring artists, designers and filmmakers, it’s easy to let self-doubt spread and take over your mind like a virus. One of the quickest remedies for such sickness is to listen to honest interviews from successful creatives that inspire you because chances are, they were in similar situations as you throughout their careers. If you admire the work of director Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Steve...

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FIDM Grad and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Title Designer Justin Hamilton Talks VFX and Design
Sep10

FIDM Grad and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Title Designer Justin Hamilton Talks VFX and Design

Located in Culver City, CA, Greenhaus GFX is a boutique motion design and VFX studio catering to the film and television industries that also employs FIDM Digital Media Alumni Kyle Brosius (Art Director), Kyle Thorsen (Lead Designer/New Media), Justin Hamilton (Lead VFX Designer) and Ryan Sommerville (Freelance Motion Graphics Designer). Headed by Founder, President, and Executive Creative Director Helen Greene, Greenhaus GFX offers a...

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Motion Monday: Ryan Woodward’s Animated “Thought of You” Film Will Touch Your Heart
Aug18

Motion Monday: Ryan Woodward’s Animated “Thought of You” Film Will Touch Your Heart

Hollywood artist and animator Ryan J Woodward combines the arts of animation and dance in this touching short film, Thought of You. Compiled from more than 20,000 individual drawings based on original choreography by contemporary dancer Kori Wakamatsu, Woodward successfully captures the fluid, graceful motion of the dancing duo that stir the heart. The independent project was truly a labor of love for the animator whose screen credits...

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The Sound of Disney’s “Maleficent”: Go Behind the Scenes with Post-Production Pros in SoundWorks Collection’s New Video
Jun18

The Sound of Disney’s “Maleficent”: Go Behind the Scenes with Post-Production Pros in SoundWorks Collection’s New Video

Featuring exclusive interviews with the most contemporary professional sound designers, composers and other post-production pros in the film industry, SoundWorks Collection’s latest video profiles Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Tim Nielsen of Skywalker Sound about his work on Director Robert Stromberg’s Maleficent. Movie Studio: Walt Disney Pictures Sound Studio: Skywalker Sound Director: Robert Stromberg...

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Advice from DreamWorks Film Director Steve Hickner, Author of “Animating Your Career”
May23

Advice from DreamWorks Film Director Steve Hickner, Author of “Animating Your Career”

Whether you’re seeking a filmmaking career in animation or live-action, the book “Animating Your Career” is a chock full of excellent career advice written by DreamWorks Animation film director Steve Hickner. Hickner’s wide range of experience spans the animation film gamut as director for “The Prince of Egypt” and “Bee Movie,” and storyboard artist on “Over the Hedge,” “Madagascar,” “Shark Tale,” “Shrek...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Stories Behind Mad Men’s Opening Title Sequence
Apr14

Motion Graphics Monday: Stories Behind Mad Men’s Opening Title Sequence

AMC wrapped the seventh season of its Emmy-award winning series “Mad Men” last night which got us thinking about the creatives behind the show’s iconic opening title sequence: a silhouetted man who slow-tumbles from a high rise building while various classic advertising images fly past. Art of the Title interviewed the creators behind the compelling opening titles: producer Cara McKenney and creative directors Steve...

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