Recent Grad Spotlight: Digital Media Alumna Emily Müller & DASH Boutique Ecommerce Intern
Jul24

Recent Grad Spotlight: Digital Media Alumna Emily Müller & DASH Boutique Ecommerce Intern

We love featuring the work of graduating FIDM Digital Media Students, who learn all aspects of film post-production including editing, motion graphics, sound design and so much more, and Emily Müller is no exception. While most college programs teach students specific aspects of filmmaking, such as editing, directing or cinematography, FIDM Digital Media Students learn a foundation in multiple aspects, laying the groundwork to pursue...

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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: See Dubai Like Never Before In Rob Whitworth’s Groundbreaking “Flow Motion” Video
Mar13

Film Friday: See Dubai Like Never Before In Rob Whitworth’s Groundbreaking “Flow Motion” Video

It’s amazing how quality work can affect us as creative individuals. After a sluggish start to the day I stumbled across Rob Whitworth’s latest hyperlapse or “flow motion” video as he likes to call it, and immediately felt an overwhelming rush of motivation and inspiration. This happens to me every time I find someone that pushes new boundaries in their field and with this project, Whitworth redefines...

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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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Featured FIDM Project: Motion Graphic Infographics by FIDM Digital Media Students for Public Citizen
Jan09

Featured FIDM Project: Motion Graphic Infographics by FIDM Digital Media Students for Public Citizen

Students studying Digital Media at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising recently developed motion graphics short films for Public Citizen, a “nonprofit, consumer rights advocacy group and think tank” based in Washington, D.C. for their Motion 2 course. Digital Media Instructor Ryan Nellis, who teaches Imaging, Motion Graphics and Compositing, oversaw the projects shown below by Alex Gilbert and Emily...

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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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Motion Graphics Monday: Rotoscoping Done Right In Crystal Kay’s “Dum Ditty Dumb” Music Video
Nov03

Motion Graphics Monday: Rotoscoping Done Right In Crystal Kay’s “Dum Ditty Dumb” Music Video

Although the technique of rotoscoping has been around for nearly a hundred years, it’s rare that I find a video where it’s effect is so obviously felt. The fluid animation style in combination with both live action and 2D graphics make this music video a treat for any visual enthusiast. “DUM DITTY DUMB” – Crystal Kay [Official Video]   Directors Tani Ikeda & Laura Yilmaz did a wonderful job when...

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