Countdown to FIDM’s 2012 DEBUT Runway Show! Check out how Digital Media Students & Alumni Get Involved

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is gearing up for its annual DEBUT Runway Show this weekend, which attracts nearly 10,000 people over the course of three days. DEBUT features designs by graduating students in FIDM’s Fashion Design and Theatre Costume Design Advanced Study programs, as well as Interior Design, Textile Design Students.

Many FIDM Digital Media Alumni and Students are involved in DEBUT, working with FIDM Productions to develop captivating motion graphics, short videos and music that help to set the mood and capture the essence of each students’ fashion designs during the live runway show. FIDM Productions also films and edits the live DEBUT Runway Show for television broadcast.

From filming, to editing, sound design and motion graphics, FIDM Digital Media Students and Alumni have a well-rounded background in all aspects of video production using programs like Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Pro Tools and Avid. Students emerge with a thorough understanding of all aspects of the digital production workflow, from pre-production through post-production.

Check out an example of the digital media elements incorporated into the 2011 DEBUT Runway Show, developed by FIDM Productions, below:

Adelle Louise Burda FIDM Debut 2011

For the last several years, DEBUT has been held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. In addition to the industry, the runway show is also attended by high school students from around the country, friends and family of the graduating students, fellow FIDM Students, and FIDM Staff and Faculty. A special invitation-only pre-party is attended by high school students who are members of official FIDM High School Fashion Clubs and features celebrity guests, eyelash bars, and a DJ.

For more highlights from the FIDM’s 2011 DEBUT Runway Show, watch the highlights video, below:

FIDM Debut Runway Show 2011: Fashion Design Highlights

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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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