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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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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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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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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