Glamour Magazine and Girlgaze Join Forces on #NewView Film Competition
May02

Glamour Magazine and Girlgaze Join Forces on #NewView Film Competition

Five Winners Will Receive Prize Money and the Chance to Create Films for Major Brands Just 11 percent of directors for the 500 top-grossing domestic films are women. And when it comes to short films, that number is only slightly higher: 32 percent. To help close that gender gap, Glamour has joined forces with Girlgaze to launch the #NewView film competition (as part of Glamour‘s larger #PoweredbyWomen initiative) to provide...

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Write On: 5 Key Insights from TV Expert Ed Bernero
Apr20

Write On: 5 Key Insights from TV Expert Ed Bernero

(via CBS) Recently, major TV writer, director and producer Ed Bernero sat down with FIDM Digital Media students to discuss his exciting and diverse career. Scroll down to see a full recap of it all. (via CBS) (via NBC) (via ABC)          ...

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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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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: Five Must-Follow Blogs For Aspiring Filmmakers
Feb06

Film Friday: Five Must-Follow Blogs For Aspiring Filmmakers

Feeling inspired and staying informed are critical elements of growing as a creative individual. Thanks to free resources on the web, there are thousands of websites, tools, and images at our fingertips to help us learn and grow as digital storytellers. Utilizing these great resources is something that is encouraged for all aspiring filmmakers but sifting through this vast array of information can be a job of its own. Below you will...

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How To: Create a Long Shadow Using Blend in Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud
Jan21

How To: Create a Long Shadow Using Blend in Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud

In 2013, one of most predominant graphic designs trends that emerged was the use of large, long shadows specifically in conjunction with flat vector graphics. Fast forward to 2015 and this trend is still alive and well. A recent example of this trend that immediately comes to mind is a motion graphics project for Public Citizen created recently by FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Digital Media students. The use of...

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