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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“Pitch Perfect 2” Trailer Review by FIDM Digital Media Student Brianna Kim
Jan23

“Pitch Perfect 2” Trailer Review by FIDM Digital Media Student Brianna Kim

The pitch is back! For those of you who are fans, “Pitch Perfect 2” will be officially released in theatres on May 15, 2015. I am personally a huge fan of “Pitch Perfect” and I am so excited for this movie to come out. So, for today’s post, I will be reviewing the “Pitch Perfect 2” trailer! First of all, one of the reasons why I love this trailer is because it starts off with a very sweet and almost emotional montage of the movie. The...

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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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Motion Monday: 12 Motion Graphics Videos That Visually Inspired Us In 2014
Dec29

Motion Monday: 12 Motion Graphics Videos That Visually Inspired Us In 2014

For some creatives the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing early Monday morning, especially after a long holiday weekend. One suggestion we have when your not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. Since it is the last Monday of the year, we decided to round up and share with you 12 of our favorite visually inspiring motion graphics...

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“Fast and Furious 7″ Trailer Review by FIDM Digital Media Student Bri Kim
Nov18

“Fast and Furious 7″ Trailer Review by FIDM Digital Media Student Bri Kim

By FIDM Digital Media Student Brianna Kim As a student in FIDM’s Digital Media program I recently completed a course in Digital Storytelling which places emphasis on effective storytelling. During this course, I learned the basics of storytelling and story structure so that, as an editor, you can portray your story in the most visually effective way possible. For this post, I will be reviewing the recently released trailer for “Fast...

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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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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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Motion Graphics Monday: A Visual Journey Through the Iconic Logos of the 20th Century
Oct06

Motion Graphics Monday: A Visual Journey Through the Iconic Logos of the 20th Century

Combat Monday morning blues and get your brain’s creative juices flowing again with a jolt of motion graphics inspiration created by Yun-Sik Hong. This personal project of Hong’s includes iconic logos, clever design concepts, a visually pleasing illustration style, bright colors, and fluid motion graphic transitions. What more could I want in an video for inspiration? The video takes the viewer on a journey through the...

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