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 know me as “Jlee.”
I have a B.A. Degree in Communications at the University of California, San Diego and have most recently graduated with a Professional Designation Degree in Digital Media, at FIDM, Los Angeles. I’ve interned for the late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, worked in post-production for the show Survivor, have been employed by FIDM Productions, and now am working alongside FIDM Productions aspiring to inspire you all with my blog posts as a contributing writer for the FIDMDigitalArts blog.
One of my fortes and favorite things to do at work, besides motion graphics and editing, is to put up digital signage for three of FIDM’s four campuses including Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. This involves extensive research and cutting together content that lasts approximately an hour on topics relating to fashion, film, music, sports, animation, and current trends.
Below, you can find just some of the content that attracts my attention.
Future Proof by The DMCI
“Future Proof” produced by The DMCI is continually admired throughout the world. This performance piece was shot using two RED Epic cameras capturing action at high speed. All of the design, editing, and 3D compositing were done in-house. Equally important and impactful is the composition and sound design in this piece, which ties the whole video together.
This teaser animation called “Hide & Seek” is one that intrigued me. Noteworthy about this short is that this animation was produced and inspired by a compilation of artwork done by an artist, Malika Favre. This video’s simple yet unique style portrays a key point to post-production in motion graphics: one action should lead to the next action creating a seamless ripple effect.
MTV “Pulse” by We Are Royale
Another video that I thought was cool is this behind-the-scenes video for MTV “Pulse” (the network’s block of rock music programming). The company who made this video, We Are Royale, is one of the more respected companies that I enjoy going back to. In this video, five CG-integrated lifestyle scenes are shot and edited. The neat thing about this video is that it shows production going into post-production and how they made things “explode” using green screen and computer graphics.
Cummulus & Nimbus
Finally, I thought I’d throw in this cute short called “Cummulus & Nimbus.” This video takes on a minimalist approach and was created by two guys based out of Hamburg, Germany, who call themselves We Think Things. I especially like the use of color and simplicity in their approach to motion design.
Inspiration doesn’t stop here! I hope to continually inspire and share the fun, cool things that I come across. Come back soon, thanks!
Julie Lee is a FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Digital Media alumna. She is currently employed by FIDM Productions as an Editor or “Digital Media Extraordinaire” as she likes to put it. In the past, Julie has worked on television shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live and Survivor.