The Dynamic 2017 Oscar-Nominated Films For Cinematography
Feb24

The Dynamic 2017 Oscar-Nominated Films For Cinematography

Cinematography is defined as “the art of making motion pictures.”  The 2017 Oscar nominated films “Arrival,” “La La Land,””Lion,””Moonlight” and “Silence” are all unique in the fact that they bring a wave of emotion, diversity, authenticity and masterful detail. There is no doubt that these films are pure works of art. Here is a deeper look into the cinematography of the...

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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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A Whole New World: A Look Inside Virtual Reality with Jake Black
Aug30

A Whole New World: A Look Inside Virtual Reality with Jake Black

Recently, FIDM Digital Media students were visited by Jake Black, the Head of Virtual Reality at award-winning entertainment marketing agency, Create Advertising. Virtual reality is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment through which viewers are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds rather than viewing through a screen in front of them.  The technological advance is dubbed “the future of mobile...

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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: See a Submarine Sandwich like You Never Have Before
Aug10

Motion Graphics Monday: See a Submarine Sandwich like You Never Have Before

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when you’re not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is no exception.     Submarine...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Watch the Beautiful Short Film ‘How to Catch a Bird’
Aug03

Motion Graphics Monday: Watch the Beautiful Short Film ‘How to Catch a Bird’

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when you’re not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is no exception.     We would like to...

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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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