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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A Whole New World: A Look Inside Virtual Reality with Jake Black
Aug30

A Whole New World: A Look Inside Virtual Reality with Jake Black

Recently, FIDM Digital Media students were visited by Jake Black, the Head of Virtual Reality at award-winning entertainment marketing agency, Create Advertising. Virtual reality is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment through which viewers are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds rather than viewing through a screen in front of them.  The technological advance is dubbed “the future of mobile...

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The Reality of Working in Digital Media: Key Tips FIDM Director of Digital Media & Film Productions
Oct02

The Reality of Working in Digital Media: Key Tips FIDM Director of Digital Media & Film Productions

By: Gene Lebrock, Director FIDM Productions, Director of Digital Media To be successful in this industry requires a working knowledge of current and trending technologies and techniques. Digital media degrees have become far more prevalent in college curriculums these days, in large part because the world has gone digital. To participate in business or work effectively in almost any arena requires computer skills and technological...

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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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Film Friday: 10,000 Free Film Clips Now Available in Public Domain Database
Apr17

Film Friday: 10,000 Free Film Clips Now Available in Public Domain Database

For filmmakers, graphic designers, digital artists, photographers, and just about any other type of creative, assets in the public domain are an invaluable resource full of copyright-free materials that can be used and edited. However, the legalities of copyright and works in the public domain can be overwhelming. Typically, finding specific footage from organizations like the US National Archive is a laborious and tiresome task....

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Film Friday: See Dubai Like Never Before In Rob Whitworth’s Groundbreaking “Flow Motion” Video
Mar13

Film Friday: See Dubai Like Never Before In Rob Whitworth’s Groundbreaking “Flow Motion” Video

It’s amazing how quality work can affect us as creative individuals. After a sluggish start to the day I stumbled across Rob Whitworth’s latest hyperlapse or “flow motion” video as he likes to call it, and immediately felt an overwhelming rush of motivation and inspiration. This happens to me every time I find someone that pushes new boundaries in their field and with this project, Whitworth redefines...

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These 10 Brands Dominated Digital Video in 2014
Dec31

These 10 Brands Dominated Digital Video in 2014

Video Ink has compiled the top 10 leading brands that dominated digital video in 2014. “As video viewership and engagement continue to increase on the web, more brands are shifting their budgets to not only sponsor and fund great video programming, but create some of their own. When it comes to the latter, they’re still ads, but when done right, they’re ads people want to watch — imagine that,” says Video Ink writer...

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