Game of Thrones in a Tim Burton World? One Artist Re-imagined the TV Phenomenon
Sep06

Game of Thrones in a Tim Burton World? One Artist Re-imagined the TV Phenomenon

Tim Burton is known for his iconic style which has inspired many artists around the world. Recently, Burton has not been making as many creations as he one did, but this is not stopping him from continuing to inspire artists, one being illustrator Xenia Rassolova. Growing up, Xenia, an animation student from Montreal Canada, had a love for all things Tim Burton. This love has not died, in fact now she is merging Burton’s...

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Are Emojis Taking Over The World? See What The Future Holds
Aug30

Are Emojis Taking Over The World? See What The Future Holds

When texting a friend, it is rare to use regular characters to talk about what is going on. These days, words are being taken over by our little Emoji caricature friends that make our conversations just that little bit more interesting. But has it come so far that Emojis are taking over our English language? Better yet, are they taking over the world? Artist Able Parris has taken this idea on and created a series called #emojidaydream...

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How Far I’ll Go: Interview With ‘Moana’ Visual Development Artist Neysa Bové
Jan30

How Far I’ll Go: Interview With ‘Moana’ Visual Development Artist Neysa Bové

There’s no telling how far FIDM Grad Neysa Bové will go! A Visual Development Artist for Disney, Bové recently worked on designing the costumes for animated film, “Moana.” As the film has taken the world by storm, her vision has been embodied through a combination of animation and fashion. She learned some of her skills while taking pattern making and sewing classes at FIDM. Turns out a lot goes into the process of...

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Moana: A Stunning Representation of CG Animation
Dec06

Moana: A Stunning Representation of CG Animation

MOANA: The film you watched with wide eyes, a smile and a heart full of nostalgia. “Moana’s” innovative artistry is sewn together in a way that is ushering in a new era of animated films. Directors John Musker and Ron Clements have created masterpieces like “The Little Mermaid,”  “Aladdin,” “Hercules” and “The Princess and the Frog.” However, “Moana” is...

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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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7 Animation Films To Make The Perfect Movie Night
Jul29

7 Animation Films To Make The Perfect Movie Night

Animation gives individuals full creativity to let their imaginations fly on screen. With a team full of animators, a vision can be turned to life through cutting edge graphics way beyond our control. Many of these animation films have won awards for their stunning graphics and sentimental plot, making the perfect movie night to enjoy! Check out my pick of the top seven animation films that are always great to watch. (Image via...

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Creative Pro Interview: Five Key Pieces of Advice from Animation Filmmaker Uri Lotan
May06

Creative Pro Interview: Five Key Pieces of Advice from Animation Filmmaker Uri Lotan

Tel Aviv-based animation director Uri Lotan feels that the world of animation is the best way to tell stories. Over the past few years he’s has had the opportunity to work on incredible projects with iconic studios including  Disney Animation, Sony Imageworks, Pixar, Buck, Jibjab, Digital Domain. The project below is a music video collaboration done with Jane Bordeaux for their song  Ma’agalim. This video is emotional, unique,...

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Motion Graphics Monday: See a Submarine Sandwich like You Never Have Before
Aug10

Motion Graphics Monday: See a Submarine Sandwich like You Never Have Before

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when you’re not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is no exception.     Submarine...

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