The Digital Media program at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising teaches a synergistic approach to modern technologies and trains students to blend sight, sound, and motion seamlessly. This ability is conveyed beautifully in a recent project by FIDM Digital Media Student Alexander Gilbert, an aspiring filmmaker and award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in the FIDM MODE and Photographer’s Forum Magazine.
His short film (seen below) takes the audience inside the creative mind of artist Zachary Rawson, a painter and longtime friend of Gilbert’s.
“Zach’s artistic eye and abilities have always inspired me and ultimately inspired this short film,” says Gilbert.
The framing composition, soft lighting, and tranquil audio work together seamlessly to create compelling content that kept me engaged throughout the entire video. Check it out for yourself.
Hometown: Loma Linda, California
What made you choose Digital Media as a major and what brought you to FIDM?
What do you love most about filmmaking/digital storytelling?
“One of the things I love most about filmmaking is seeing the audience’s reaction. It’s extremely rewarding to see someone enjoy my film and photography work.”
What do you enjoy about FIDM thus far?
“I have enjoyed being able to meet other creative people and collaborate with them.”
What filmmakers or photographers inspire you?
“I am inspired by a lot of filmmakers on YouTube, one of my favorites being Julian Smith. Also, the entire cast and crew of SNL are people who greatly inspire me. They are extremely talented people who are able to create amazing work in a very small window of time.”