Glamour Magazine and Girlgaze Join Forces on #NewView Film Competition
May02

Glamour Magazine and Girlgaze Join Forces on #NewView Film Competition

Five Winners Will Receive Prize Money and the Chance to Create Films for Major Brands Just 11 percent of directors for the 500 top-grossing domestic films are women. And when it comes to short films, that number is only slightly higher: 32 percent. To help close that gender gap, Glamour has joined forces with Girlgaze to launch the #NewView film competition (as part of Glamour‘s larger #PoweredbyWomen initiative) to provide...

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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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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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Motion Graphics Monday: TANROH Fashion Film by MUSHI
Dec22

Motion Graphics Monday: TANROH Fashion Film by MUSHI

The luxury fashion industry lends itself to great subject matter for highly visual and compelling digital media, as demonstrated by this by new women’s contemporary label TANROH. We were pleased to discover that one of our own graduates of FIDM was involved in the TANROH Film by MUSHI shown above, created in collaboration with Eurasian video artist MUSHI and Japanese audio/visual artist Yousuke Fuayama. Our team had the...

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E3 Trailer Battle: Watch & Vote for Your Favorite Video Game Trailers of 2015
Jun18

E3 Trailer Battle: Watch & Vote for Your Favorite Video Game Trailers of 2015

The FIDM Digital Arts team was fortunate enough to attend this year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) video game convention in downtown Los Angeles- an annual tradition for us. If there is one thing we have learned from attending this event year after year, it is the fact that the video game industry knows how to cut an impressive trailer! Whether video game trailers are short, long, CG, or include all in-game footage, the most...

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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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FIDM Digital Media Grad Promoted to President of Television & Gaming at Leading Global Entertainment Marketing Agency CREATE
Oct23

FIDM Digital Media Grad Promoted to President of Television & Gaming at Leading Global Entertainment Marketing Agency CREATE

FIDM Digital Media Alumnus Jonathan Gitlin has been promoted to the President of Television and Gaming at Create Advertising Group, an award-winning entertainment marketing agency recognized for its work developing film trailers, television spots and other audio visual material used in entertainment marketing. The company has worked with almost every major studio on high-profile campaigns for some of the most successful worldwide...

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Film Friday: 10 Must-See Video Game Trailers From E3 2014
Jun20

Film Friday: 10 Must-See Video Game Trailers From E3 2014

The FIDMDigitalarts team was lucky enough to attend this year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) video game convention in downtown Los Angeles- an annual tradition for us. If there is one thing we have learned from attending this event, it is the fact that the video game industry knows how to cut an impressive trailer. Whether video game trailers are short, long, CG, or include all in-game footage, the most successful ones convey...

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