10 Free High Quality Stock Photography Websites That All Creatives Should Bookmark
Aug06

10 Free High Quality Stock Photography Websites That All Creatives Should Bookmark

Stock photography has developed a negative connotation over the past decade or so because let’s face it, we have got used to seeing horribly staged photos of happy business people answering bananas as phones (yes those are real photos). Not only is the quality of standard stock photography an issue for students and aspiring creatives, the price usually is as well. Whether you are a graphic designer, web designer, filmmaker or...

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Film Friday: 10,000 Free Film Clips Now Available in Public Domain Database
Apr17

Film Friday: 10,000 Free Film Clips Now Available in Public Domain Database

For filmmakers, graphic designers, digital artists, photographers, and just about any other type of creative, assets in the public domain are an invaluable resource full of copyright-free materials that can be used and edited. However, the legalities of copyright and works in the public domain can be overwhelming. Typically, finding specific footage from organizations like the US National Archive is a laborious and tiresome task....

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9 Simple Steps to Editing Your First Video
Dec04

9 Simple Steps to Editing Your First Video

Even in today’s increasingly digital world, traditional print and video marketing still lie at the center of any major advertising campaign. No one knows or understands this concept better than Digital Media students at a leading design college like FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which is located in the heart of the entertainment industry. Video is often used during live events to help set the tone and build...

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Free Download: 10 Thanksgiving Color Palettes
Nov25

Free Download: 10 Thanksgiving Color Palettes

Whether it’s friends, family, or good health, the FIDMDigitalArts team has a lot to be thankful for this time of year. Today, we’d like to give thanks to color for making our view of the world a vibrant and beautiful one. Giving thanks to color might sound odd, but can you imagine your life without it? It’s something easily taken for granted. Choosing a color palette is one of the most important aspects of setting the correct tone and...

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Do-it-Yourself: Learn to Design a Movie Poster or Edit a Video Project
Nov14

Do-it-Yourself: Learn to Design a Movie Poster or Edit a Video Project

Even in today’s increasingly digital and mobile-driven world, traditional print and video marketing still lie at the center of any major advertising campaign. No one knows or understands this concept better than students at a leading design college like FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, which is located in the heart of the entertainment industry. FIDM Students who are earning a degree in Graphic...

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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: The Animated Typefaces & Brand Reel of Animography.net
Jul26

Film Friday: The Animated Typefaces & Brand Reel of Animography.net

Although we have discussed typography many times in the past, it’s important to acknowledge the fact that not all typography is simply fonts or static illustration. Animation gives a whole new life to static designs and allows for many more possibilities. We recently stumbled across Animography and were blown away by the quality of the motion graphics work. Some of these typefaces are even available to download for free as an...

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Typography Tuesday: Five (Free!) Downloadable Slab Serif Fonts We Love
Jul16

Typography Tuesday: Five (Free!) Downloadable Slab Serif Fonts We Love

We recently did an article showcasing some of our favorite, free, downloadable script fonts. Today, we would like to share with you some of our favorite slab serif fonts that are available to download for free. In case you were wondering, a slab serif is a type of serif typeface that is characterized by thick, bold, block-like serifs. As a graphic designer, I’m always looking for new high quality fonts to use at my disposal and...

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