Filmmaking Tutorial: Create The Beatles Sound with Pro Tools Expert
Jan27

Filmmaking Tutorial: Create The Beatles Sound with Pro Tools Expert

Pro Tools expert recently published a free video tutorial for creating The Beatles’ distinctive guitar sound using the Eleven Rack. Download the preset at Pro Tools Expert here, and watch the video below for more details. For aspiring filmmakers like Digital Media Students earning their degree at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Pro Tools Expert also offers a range of other sound editing tutorials and...

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2013 Geek Gift Guide: The Best Holiday Gifts for Filmmakers, Gifts for Graphic Designers
Dec13

2013 Geek Gift Guide: The Best Holiday Gifts for Filmmakers, Gifts for Graphic Designers

We’ve rounded up the our favorite geek gear just in time for holiday shopping for the graphic-designing or filmmaking loved one in your life. Our 2013 Geek Gift Guide includes fun novelty items like the coffee mug  shaped like a DSLR camera lens by ThinkGeek and  the hand-lettered eponymous “Dodge & Burn” T-shirt that scream inside humor for the creative digital artist. But also practical items like an upgraded...

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Film Friday: Youtube Launches Audio Library Consisting of 150 Free Tracks That Anyone Can Use
Sep27

Film Friday: Youtube Launches Audio Library Consisting of 150 Free Tracks That Anyone Can Use

Youtube already offers a selection of simple video production tools to help aspiring filmmakers. Recently, it launched a new tool that will be of huge help to filmmakers everywhere, specifically those with little or no budget. The Youtube Audio Library is a library consisting of completely free music that can be used by anyone, in any video, regardless if it will be published on Youtube or not. The library’s initial launch includes...

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Film Friday: Extra Gum’s Emotional Father-Daughter Origami Commercial
Sep13

Film Friday: Extra Gum’s Emotional Father-Daughter Origami Commercial

It’s not often a commercial for gum goes viral and makes a twenty-three year old man get teary eyed. Well, it happened today when I stumbled across this superb, beautifully shot minute long commercial created by Extra. It follows a father-daughter relationship from childhood to adulthood, and showcases the highs and lows of this evolution. The combination of heartfelt content, superb sound editing, visually pleasing cinematography,...

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Pro Tools or Logic? Avid or Apple? The Choice is Yours.
Aug01

Pro Tools or Logic? Avid or Apple? The Choice is Yours.

We recently stumbled across an interesting article from the Protools Expert Blog about where both Avid and Apple were going with their audio business strategies. With many options to choose from, what is the best digital audio workstation out there? According to the article’s author, Russ Hughes, “The best DAW (digital audio workstation) is the one that’s best for you and for Mac users trying to decide between Pro Tools or Logic, that...

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FIDMDigitalArts Welcomes New Contributor, FIDM Digital Media Alumna and FIDM Productions Editor Julie Lee
Jul17

FIDMDigitalArts Welcomes New Contributor, FIDM Digital Media Alumna and FIDM Productions Editor Julie Lee

  Hello to all you creative-thinkers-of-today! My name is Julie and I’m going to reveal the two secrets to my success: #1.) Don’t reveal everything. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let me begin by sharing a little about myself. Currently, I am employed by FIDM Productions as an Editor. Personally, I like to think of myself as a “Digital Media Extraordinaire.” My coworkers call me “Jujubees” but I hope you all will get to...

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Film Friday: Become Hypnotized by the Dazzling, Visually Stimulating, Illustrative Motion Graphics Video – ‘Genesis’
Jul12

Film Friday: Become Hypnotized by the Dazzling, Visually Stimulating, Illustrative Motion Graphics Video – ‘Genesis’

Have you ever stumbled across a video so stimulating you had no choice but to watch it over and over again? If so, you are not alone. I watched this video over a dozen times and every time I noticed something new that inspires and impresses me. The illustration, motion style, and transitions are executed flawlessly. There are no characters, plot, or anything recognizable from our world which might be why I enjoy it so much. The video...

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New Interviews with Sound & Music Film Pros for “Star Trek Into Darkness” & “Oblivion” from SoundWorks Collection
May20

New Interviews with Sound & Music Film Pros for “Star Trek Into Darkness” & “Oblivion” from SoundWorks Collection

Featuring exclusive interviews with the most contemporary professional sound designers, composers and other post-production pros in the film industry, SoundWorks Collection‘s latest videos featuring blockbuster hits “Oblivion” and “Star Trek Into Darkness” are great for any aspiring filmmaker. Both action adventure flicks swept the box office on their opening weekends. Director J.J. Abrams’...

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