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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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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