How MPC recreated Rachael Blade Runner 2049
Jan11

How MPC recreated Rachael Blade Runner 2049

Bringing someone back from the past is not an easy task as, unfortunately, people age in the real world. Rachael returns in Blade Runner 2049 looking as she did in the original movie in 1982, over 30 years ago. Obviously the actress does not look the same as she did, otherwise we would all want her skin care routine immediately! Rachael is the latest high-profile ‘digital double’, which means that a CG-enhanced version...

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A Gallery Brought to Life
Nov30

A Gallery Brought to Life

Imagine standing in an art gallery and watching the pieces of artwork come to life like something out of Harry Potter. Visual artist and filmmaker Filip Sterckx worked with artist Antoon Verbeeck to create an experimental project with dynamic projection mapping by Skullmapping, a boutique animation studio based in Belgium. To see the gallery come to life, click here: Gallery Invasion.  Skullmapping is passionate about developing...

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What Does an Animation Editor Actually Do?
Nov21

What Does an Animation Editor Actually Do?

Animated movies often trigger childhood memories and inspire us to mold our creativity into what it is today. The role of an animation editor is exciting, but here’s a question: What does an animation editor actually do? Can you even edit an animated movie? Yes, yes you can! An animation editor plays a key role in shaping the films we hold so dear to our hearts. In animated films, the process of creating the film is backwards to...

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Van Gogh Brought to Life
Oct12

Van Gogh Brought to Life

This is like no museum exhibit you have seen before. In this unique, stimulating experience, visitors will engage with the art of Vincent Van Gogh in a whole new way. This exhibition combines all the senses with a vibrant show of light, color, and sound. Through the exhibition, visitors explore the work and life of this Van Gogh between the years of 1880 to 1890. Make your own thoughts on his feelings and art during his time at the...

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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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Seeing is Believing: Inside Visual Effects with Caleb Owens
Mar16

Seeing is Believing: Inside Visual Effects with Caleb Owens

(via ‎Scott Free Productions‎) Recently, Visual Effects Veteran Caleb Owens came to speak with FIDM Digital Media students about his previous experience, opinion on the current industry and what students should do now to achieve success in the Digital Media world. Scroll down for our full recap of it all. (via Marvel) (via Warner Brothers) (via Sony Pictures, MGM, Plan B Entertainment, Fox) (via Paramount) (via Lucas Film) (via...

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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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How Far I’ll Go: Interview With ‘Moana’ Visual Development Artist Neysa Bové
Jan30

How Far I’ll Go: Interview With ‘Moana’ Visual Development Artist Neysa Bové

There’s no telling how far FIDM Grad Neysa Bové will go! A Visual Development Artist for Disney, Bové recently worked on designing the costumes for animated film, “Moana.” As the film has taken the world by storm, her vision has been embodied through a combination of animation and fashion. She learned some of her skills while taking pattern making and sewing classes at FIDM. Turns out a lot goes into the process of...

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