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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It’s A Denim World At True Religion HQ
Feb15

It’s A Denim World At True Religion HQ

Recently, FIDM got the inside scoop on what life is like at True Religion’s Headquarters in Manhattan Beach, Calif. In case you missed the coverage the day-of, here’s a recap of what went down on FIDM’s Instagram and Snapchat. We chatted with CEO John Ermatinger and CFO Dali Snyder, along with Graphic Designers and other members of the True Religion HQ Team about everything from finance to following your dreams (and...

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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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8 Stunning Visuals From La La Land
Jan20

8 Stunning Visuals From La La Land

Easily the most visually dynamic film of 2016, La La Land is the “original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.” Cinematographer Linus Sandgren drew inspiration from the Old Hollywood aesthetic to create a fairytale masterpiece shot entirely on 35 millimeter film. According to Where To Watch article, Sandgren says, “Digital video captures reality whereas the film medium just naturally captures...

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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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Get Ready For a British Invasion with FIDM Instructor Graham Moore
Nov01

Get Ready For a British Invasion with FIDM Instructor Graham Moore

  We are hopping across the pond with FIDM Visual Communications Instructor Graham Moore, only this pond is in Lancaster, Calif. for his “British Invasion” exhibition. Moore will be featured in a showcase of British artists including David Hockney, Colin Gray, Eleanor Wood, Gordon Senior and many more. Previously, he was featured in a Los Angeles show at Haphazard titled “This is Collage,” spotlighting a...

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