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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Film Friday: CNN Announces Stunning Documentery Series With Filmmaker Phillip Bloom
Dec19

Film Friday: CNN Announces Stunning Documentery Series With Filmmaker Phillip Bloom

A few weeks ago, one of our favorite filmmakers Phillip Bloom was finally able to reveal what he has been up to the past few months, and we were not disappointed. Bloom and crew have been traveling around the world the past four months filming an ambitious, visually stunning documentary for CNN called The Wonder List. Similar to CNN’s recent Parts Unknown shot by world-class DP Zach Zamboni, The Wonder List is a very global...

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FIDM Digital Media Grad Promoted to President of Television & Gaming at Leading Global Entertainment Marketing Agency CREATE
Oct23

FIDM Digital Media Grad Promoted to President of Television & Gaming at Leading Global Entertainment Marketing Agency CREATE

FIDM Digital Media Alumnus Jonathan Gitlin has been promoted to the President of Television and Gaming at Create Advertising Group, an award-winning entertainment marketing agency recognized for its work developing film trailers, television spots and other audio visual material used in entertainment marketing. The company has worked with almost every major studio on high-profile campaigns for some of the most successful worldwide...

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FIDM Grads Art Direct and Design “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” End Title Sequence
Aug29

FIDM Grads Art Direct and Design “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” End Title Sequence

Award-winning motion design and VFX boutique Greenhaus GFX released its latest project, the end title sequence for Jonathan Liebesman’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. The sequence has a beautifully simplistic comic book illustration style that focuses heavily on dark outlines and watercolor-like seamless transitions. The project also features a bit of live action humor to keep the audience engaged which is a nice...

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Game of Thrones VFX Pros Reveal their Process in a Season 4 Visual Effects Reel
Jul17

Game of Thrones VFX Pros Reveal their Process in a Season 4 Visual Effects Reel

The amazing visual effects artists behind HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones released a reel revealing how they spiced up your favorite scenes from the show’s fourth season, coinciding with the show’s 19 Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Special And Visual Effects. Mackevision , which works with other world-class VFX studios to bring George R. R. Martin’s books to life, released the video above,...

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Retro Rotoscoping: Campbell Logan on Channeling ’90s Video Game Graphics for “Orion Beach”
Jun09

Retro Rotoscoping: Campbell Logan on Channeling ’90s Video Game Graphics for “Orion Beach”

Vimeo’s Riley Hooper recently posted a fun and informative Q&A with Los Angeles filmmaker Campbell Logan about the techniques he used to develop quirky music video “Orion Beach” by D/A/D, which has been receiving a lot of buzz from the likes of NPR, The Creators Project, and obviously the staff at Vimeo HQ. The Creators Project describes “Orion Beach” best as  “the video you need to watch if you...

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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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Mesmerizing Trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Featuring Kevin Spacey
May07

Mesmerizing Trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Featuring Kevin Spacey

On Wednesday, April 30, Complex and other various online publications released a leaked audio file found on SoundCloud that includes audio of a man that sounds exactly like actor Kevin Spacey. This familiar voice can be heard delivering a powerful sermon sounding speech focused around the various facets of democracy and it’s shortcomings in the free world. As an avid “House of Cards” fan, my ears perked up immediately and...

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