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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Creative Pro Interview: Five Key Pieces of Advice from Animation Filmmaker Uri Lotan
May06

Creative Pro Interview: Five Key Pieces of Advice from Animation Filmmaker Uri Lotan

Tel Aviv-based animation director Uri Lotan feels that the world of animation is the best way to tell stories. Over the past few years he’s has had the opportunity to work on incredible projects with iconic studios including  Disney Animation, Sony Imageworks, Pixar, Buck, Jibjab, Digital Domain. The project below is a music video collaboration done with Jane Bordeaux for their song  Ma’agalim. This video is emotional, unique,...

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Inspirational Documentary Directed by FIDM Grad: The Will to Fly
Apr21

Inspirational Documentary Directed by FIDM Grad: The Will to Fly

FIDM Digital Media Grad, Katie Bender is the director and producer of an inspiring documentary about Lydia Lassila, an Australian Olympic gold medal winning aerial skier.  Before Katie made this film, she actually trained underneath Lydia Lassila as a young gymnast, and then again with the Australian aerial ski team. Needless to say, Katie definitely got a first-hand look into Lydia’s experiences, dreams, perseverance, and...

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FIDM x Lacoste Collaboration: 5 Quentin Tarantino Film-Inspired Illustrations
Mar10

FIDM x Lacoste Collaboration: 5 Quentin Tarantino Film-Inspired Illustrations

FIDM’s Advanced Study Program in Film & TV Costume Design provides a comprehensive view of a field with its own distinct tradition and creative challenges. It offers students an opportunity to explore the qualities that make film and television such an interesting field to pursue.  These students are tasked with unique projects that help aid in the development of a wide variety of cinematic reference, as well as...

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The Extraordinary 2016 Oscar Nominated Films for Cinematography
Jan29

The Extraordinary 2016 Oscar Nominated Films for Cinematography

Cinematography is defined as “the art of making motion pictures.”  The 2016 Academy Award nominated films Mad Max:Fury Road, The Revenant, The Hateful Eight, Carol, and Sicario, are all unique in the fact that they bring a wave of emotion, authenticity, exquisite detail, and are as masterful as any work of art that exists on a wall of a museum. That all being said, here is a deeper look into the incredible cinematography of the...

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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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From FIDM Digital Media Student to Motion Graphic and Visual Effects Artist: a Q&A with Tyler Tometich
Aug26

From FIDM Digital Media Student to Motion Graphic and Visual Effects Artist: a Q&A with Tyler Tometich

From community college student to working on visual effects and motion graphics for feature films in Hollywood, it takes a leap of faith and hard work to completely change your lifestyle, move to a brand new city and pursue your career dreams. Tyler Tometich, a recent graduate of FIDM’s Digital Media program has accomplished exactly this and now works in his dream career field. We recently caught up with Tometich to learn a...

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