Van Gogh Brought to Life
Oct12

Van Gogh Brought to Life

This is like no museum exhibit you have seen before. In this unique, stimulating experience, visitors will engage with the art of Vincent Van Gogh in a whole new way. This exhibition combines all the senses with a vibrant show of light, color, and sound. Through the exhibition, visitors explore the work and life of this Van Gogh between the years of 1880 to 1890. Make your own thoughts on his feelings and art during his time at the...

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Fabricated Reality: The Truth Behind Photo Modification
Sep27

Fabricated Reality: The Truth Behind Photo Modification

Everyone is aware that any photographs used for advertising have be retouched a little bit. Celebrities have shown the before and afters of their own campaigns so it is not foreign concept to us. But what we do not realize is the extent of modification, retouching, and compositing that is used in some advertising. To show how far from reality these images go, Russian artist Ashot Gevorkyan has put together GIFs to show how far from...

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A World of Pure Imagination: See Inside Michal Karcz’s Mind
Sep20

A World of Pure Imagination: See Inside Michal Karcz’s Mind

Moody and dramatic, artist Michal Karcz creates unique realities that come from “places from (his) dreams, desire, imagination, and fears.” Karcz began his artist journey with a paintbrush in his hand and a blank canvas. As he continued to expand his visual imagination, it came to a point that was hard to create with just paint and a brush. Eventually, he brought his vision to life by combining his love of painting and...

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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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