A Gallery Brought to Life
Nov30

A Gallery Brought to Life

Imagine standing in an art gallery and watching the pieces of artwork come to life like something out of Harry Potter. Visual artist and filmmaker Filip Sterckx worked with artist Antoon Verbeeck to create an experimental project with dynamic projection mapping by Skullmapping, a boutique animation studio based in Belgium. To see the gallery come to life, click here: Gallery Invasion.  Skullmapping is passionate about developing...

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Music and Art: Designing With Drawing North’s Drew Southwell
Apr13

Music and Art: Designing With Drawing North’s Drew Southwell

Drew Southwell truly is a Renaissance man. He currently plays for an Australia-based alternative pop band called Drawing North, who have been endorsed by Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and played at Vans Warped Tour Australia. On top of contributing vocals, piano, drums, synths and guitar to the band (no way!), Southwell is a graphic designer responsible for Drawing North’s visual content, including album art, flyers and...

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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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Power Up With Graphic Design Tutorials On Skillshare By Ubisoft’s Jonathan Lam
Feb21

Power Up With Graphic Design Tutorials On Skillshare By Ubisoft’s Jonathan Lam

Jonathan Lam works as a concept and marketing artist at Ubisoft, a video game publisher responsible for “Assassin’s Creed” and “Just Dance 2017.” In his position, Lam helps create digital marketing art to promote their newest mobile games. If you’re looking for a way to expand your creative digital design skills, look no further! In addition to working for Ubisoft, Lam also creates video tutorials...

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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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Getting Social With Calli Cholodenko
Feb09

Getting Social With Calli Cholodenko

FIDM Social Media Instructor Calli Cholodenko recently took over the FIDM Instagram to showcase and give insight into her career as the Creative Director for Something Social. According to their website, Something Social is a boutique digital marketing and social media firm that specializes in lifestyle brands. Their main objective is to help brands discover their voice and vision within their social media plan. Scroll down to get...

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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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7 Visually Dynamic Places to Visit in Los Angeles
Nov22

7 Visually Dynamic Places to Visit in Los Angeles

Los Angeles: The City of Angels  (via kcet.org) This vibrant, exciting and progressive city is home to so many stunning landmarks. From Griffith Observatory, to Walt Disney Concert Hall, to LACMA, the amount of places to see are endless. Luckily, FIDM is located in the heart of this great city. Students have a wide variety of architecture, art scenes, ocean views, mountain ranges, fashion destinations and cultural hubs at their finger...

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