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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What’s New in Fonts: 6 Fresh New Fonts to Download from October 2015
Oct21

What’s New in Fonts: 6 Fresh New Fonts to Download from October 2015

Whether you are an aspiring motion graphic artist, editor, graphic designer, or web designer, keeping an eye out for new fonts is essential to keeping your design aesthetic fresh. Who knows, you might discover a new font that is a perfect fit for an upcoming project. Every month we explore the web and share with you a few favorite fonts we discovered along the way. Ed’s Market “It’s like hiring your own professional sign...

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The Reality of Working in Digital Media: Key Tips FIDM Director of Digital Media & Film Productions
Oct02

The Reality of Working in Digital Media: Key Tips FIDM Director of Digital Media & Film Productions

By: Gene Lebrock, Director FIDM Productions, Director of Digital Media To be successful in this industry requires a working knowledge of current and trending technologies and techniques. Digital media degrees have become far more prevalent in college curriculums these days, in large part because the world has gone digital. To participate in business or work effectively in almost any arena requires computer skills and technological...

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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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Motion Graphics Monday: See a Submarine Sandwich like You Never Have Before
Aug10

Motion Graphics Monday: See a Submarine Sandwich like You Never Have Before

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when you’re not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is no exception.     Submarine...

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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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