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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Disney’s “Maleficent” among Trailers Featured in New Reel by Greenhaus GFX Designed by FIDM Grads
May06

Disney’s “Maleficent” among Trailers Featured in New Reel by Greenhaus GFX Designed by FIDM Grads

Award-winning motion design and VFX boutique Greenhaus GFX released its latest reel of motion graphics work for film and television including work created for Disney’s highly anticipated film “Maleficent”, starring Angelina Jolie, as well as Marvel’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy”, starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Bradley Cooper. Television work includes spots for HBO’s “700 Sundays”, starting Billy Crystal, and “Oh My God” starring...

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Aspiring Filmmakers: Enter Vans’ #LivingOfftheWall $50k Short-Film Documentary Competition
May02

Aspiring Filmmakers: Enter Vans’ #LivingOfftheWall $50k Short-Film Documentary Competition

Vans invites aspiring filmmakers across the country to share stories of #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL through a short-film documentary competition – Be A Documentarian. Inspired by the fans and wave of creativity that came with the launch of #LIVINGOFFTHEWALL, Vans is now opening the concept to all aspiring filmmakers for the chance to win a $50,000 donation toward completing a personal film project. “We are so inspired by what the documentarians...

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Leading Entertainment/Brand Marketing Agency, Ant Farm, Takes Seven 2014 Video Game Marketing Awards
Apr25

Leading Entertainment/Brand Marketing Agency, Ant Farm, Takes Seven 2014 Video Game Marketing Awards

Above:Official Call of Duty: Ghosts Reveal Trailer by Ant Farm Ant Farm, one of Hollywood’s leading entertainment and brand marketing agencies and employer to Digital Media Alumni of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, was a big winner at last night’s 2014 Game Marketing Awards held in San Francisco.  Having been nominated for nine awards, the creative agency won a total of seven honors, including a Gold...

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New Gallery Feature! Browse Videos, Trailers and Short Films by FIDM Digital Media Alumni
Apr21

New Gallery Feature! Browse Videos, Trailers and Short Films by FIDM Digital Media Alumni

The FIDM Digital Arts Blog has launched a new gallery dedicated to work by FIDM Digital Media Alumni! Browse trailers, motion graphics reels, short films and more videos that have been produced, edited, designed and directed by Digital Media Graduates of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Be sure to check back as we add new stories each week to the FIDM Digital Media gallery by visiting...

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Film Friday: SXSW 2014 Title Design Awards for Filmmaking Inspiration
Mar14

Film Friday: SXSW 2014 Title Design Awards for Filmmaking Inspiration

It is only once a year during the highly anticipated SXSW music, film, and interactive conference that we feel slightly remorseful about living on the sunny west coast and so far from the festival’s Austin, Texas location. Thankfully for sites like Art of the Title, we can immerse ourselves in the online coverage from afar to watch inspiring digital media videos as specific as the clips below, finalists in SXSW’s...

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