FIDM Digital Media Students Take Us Behind the Scenes with FIDM Productions

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FIDM’s in-house film production department, FIDM Productions, is responsible for creating the visually stunning campus tour videos featuring our beautiful California campuses seen below. Students studying Digital Media at FIDM also often get the opportunity to work with the FIDM Productions team, participating in everything from on-set production to post-production.

FIDM San Francisco Campus Tour Video

Recently FIDM Digital Arts caught up with two FIDM Digital Media Students Emily Müller and Miranda Villalba who got to act as extras on set during the filming of the FIDM Los Angeles campus tour video (currently in post-production) and also gave us some insight into their experience as FIDM Digital Media Students.

Being on set during the filming of the LA campus tour helped Müller understand what it takes to create such a unique video, she says. All of the FIDM campus tour videos feature lengthy, steady cam single-shot takes with seamless transitions between scenes that are cut together during post-production to create a sensation of ‘flying’ through campus.

“I learned a lot about the importance of timing between the camera and actors, and what objects are good for the camera for transitions,” says Müller who graduated earlier this year and is currently working as an ecommerce intern for DASH Boutique and at an entertainment industry temp agency.

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Villalba, who recently graduated from the FIDM Digital Media program and aspires to be a trailer editor or motion graphics designer, says what she enjoys most about the program was the hands-on learning from industry experts.

“The enthusiasm that the teachers speak with when they teach makes me excited and [inspired] to be more passionate about my work,” says Villalba. “I enjoyed the hands on learning with actual people from the industry that I want to be a part of.”

FIDM Orange County Campus Tour Video

We hope you enjoy watching the fly-through tour videos featuring our Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco campuses… and make sure to come back to see the Los Angeles fly-through tour video soon!

FIDM San Diego Campus Tour Video

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FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising isn’t just a recognized leader in the study of design and creative business– we’re a training ground for the exciting career in digital media you’ve always dreamed of pursuing. Designed to build a strong foundation of general filmmaking knowledge, students emerge with an understanding of all aspects of production workflow, from pre-production through post-production including editing, sound design, digital composition, motion graphics, 3-D modeling and animation, production, digital storytelling and web design.

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With four California campuses located in the heart of the fashion and entertainment industries, FIDM is a leading, accredited college offering specialized Associate of Arts and Bachelor’s of Arts degrees. FIDM has been educating students with creative and leadership skills for the global industries of fashion, visual arts, interior design, and entertainment for more than 45 years. Learn more at www.fidm.edu.

The FIDM Digital Arts Blog is dedicated to professional and aspiring graphic designers and filmmakers, illustrating the range of career opportunities within these fields written by FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. See more at www.fidmdigitalarts.com.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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