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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Featured Digital Media Student Project: Short Films by Brianna Kim
Oct01

Featured Digital Media Student Project: Short Films by Brianna Kim

By FIDM Digital Media Student, Brianna Kim The Digital Media program at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising offers Cinematography courses where students can learn all about the technical aspects of production including filming, lighting, camera angles, and more. As a Digital Media Student, I was able to work on a couple of projects these past two quarters, during which I was able to be in full control over all the...

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FIDM Grad and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Title Designer Justin Hamilton Talks VFX and Design
Sep10

FIDM Grad and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Title Designer Justin Hamilton Talks VFX and Design

Located in Culver City, CA, Greenhaus GFX is a boutique motion design and VFX studio catering to the film and television industries that also employs FIDM Digital Media Alumni Kyle Brosius (Art Director), Kyle Thorsen (Lead Designer/New Media), Justin Hamilton (Lead VFX Designer) and Ryan Sommerville (Freelance Motion Graphics Designer). Headed by Founder, President, and Executive Creative Director Helen Greene, Greenhaus GFX offers a...

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Film Friday: Get Inspired by HUSH, a New York Based Design Agency
Aug22

Film Friday: Get Inspired by HUSH, a New York Based Design Agency

Start your creativity-fueled weekend off right by checking out the work of HUSH, an independent design agency based in New York. Its goal is to conceive, design and produce digital content and experiences that are unique in creating brand recognition for their clients. “Our company is built on a love of Design – where concept and strategy inspire highly crafted experiences. Big or small, our starting point is always conceptual....

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Short Film and Photography Work by FIDM Digital Media Student Alexander Gilbert
Jul29

Short Film and Photography Work by FIDM Digital Media Student Alexander Gilbert

The Digital Media program at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising teaches a synergistic approach to modern technologies and trains students to blend sight, sound, and motion seamlessly. This ability is conveyed beautifully in a recent project by FIDM Digital Media Student Alexander Gilbert, an aspiring filmmaker and award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in the FIDM MODE and Photographer’s Forum...

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Game of Thrones VFX Pros Reveal their Process in a Season 4 Visual Effects Reel
Jul17

Game of Thrones VFX Pros Reveal their Process in a Season 4 Visual Effects Reel

The amazing visual effects artists behind HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones released a reel revealing how they spiced up your favorite scenes from the show’s fourth season, coinciding with the show’s 19 Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Special And Visual Effects. Mackevision , which works with other world-class VFX studios to bring George R. R. Martin’s books to life, released the video above,...

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Behind the Scenes with FIDM Productions: See On-Set Photos from Recent Film Shoots
Jul11

Behind the Scenes with FIDM Productions: See On-Set Photos from Recent Film Shoots

In this series, FIDM Digital Media Grad Feuna Shahbazian reports on exciting film projects that she is involved in as a unit production manager for FIDM’s in-house film department, FIDM Productions. Recently, the FIDM Productions film crew has been busy interviewing prestigious FIDM Alumni and covering special events for various film projects. “Doing all of these interviews and hearing so many different success stories,...

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Behind the Scenes with FIDM Productions: FIDM Digital Media Grad Feuna Shahbazian Reports on DEBUT 2014
Jun23

Behind the Scenes with FIDM Productions: FIDM Digital Media Grad Feuna Shahbazian Reports on DEBUT 2014

Feuna Shahbazian not only graduates this quarter from the Digital Media program at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, she’s also currently working as an unit production manager for FIDM’s in-house film production department, FIDM Productions. Shahbazian sat down with FIDM Digital Arts to give us some insight into some the recent film projects that she’s been involved with. The first film project...

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