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From FIDM Digital Media Student to Motion Graphic and Visual Effects Artist: a Q&A with Tyler Tometich

From community college student to working on visual effects and motion graphics for feature films in Hollywood, it takes a leap of faith and hard work to completely change your lifestyle, move to a brand new city and pursue your career dreams. Tyler Tometich, a recent graduate of FIDM’s Digital Media program has accomplished exactly this and now works in his dream career field. We...

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: Resize Multiple Images Quickly and Easily

Have you ever taken a bunch of photos or worked on a project that requires a lot of different imagery? If so, you know how time consuming it is to individually edit dozens of photos in a single sitting. It’s painfully inefficient when you could be spending your valuable time on the creative aspects of the project, not mundane tasks like resizing images. Today we will show you a basic and...

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Typography Tuesday: 7 of Our Favorite New Fonts Released in July 2015

Whether you are an aspiring motion graphic artist, editor, graphic designer, or web designer, keeping an eye out for new fonts is essential to keeping your design aesthetic fresh. Who knows, you might discover a new font that is a perfect fit for an upcoming project. Every month we explore the web and share with you a few favorite fonts we discovered along the way. Our favorite font from...

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Celebrate Skate Culture All Weekend Long at Ace DTLA

Skate culture has always had such a strong relationship with both graphic design and Downtown Los Angeles. If you enjoy skateboarding, art, fashion, filmmaking or live music we highly recommend visiting one of events happening this weekend at Ace Hotel in DTLA.     More Information When: Thursday August 13 — Sunday August 16 Where: The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles Dew...

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Motion Graphics Monday: See a Submarine Sandwich like You Never Have Before

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when you’re not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is no...

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10 Free High Quality Stock Photography Websites That All Creatives Should Bookmark

Stock photography has developed a negative connotation over the past decade or so because let’s face it, we have got used to seeing horribly staged photos of happy business people answering bananas as phones (yes those are real photos). Not only is the quality of standard stock photography an issue for students and aspiring creatives, the price usually is as well. Whether you are a...

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10 Inspiring Graphic Designers to Follow on Instagram

Instagram feed getting stale? Follow these designers (including several FIDM Grads) and turn your procrastination into inspiration. 1. Cody Saya @radbuddha This FIDM Grad’s feed is chock full of bold design and illustration & hand lettering process shots—a great inspiration to just get started.   2. We Are Branch @wearebranch Graphic Designer Shauna Haider’s studio We Are...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Watch the Beautiful Short Film ‘How to Catch a Bird’

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when you’re not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is no...

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From FIDM Digital Media Student to Motion Graphic and Visual Effects Artist: a Q&A with Tyler Tometich

From community college student to working on visual effects and motion graphics for feature films in Hollywood, it takes a leap of faith and hard work to completely change your lifestyle, move to a brand new city and pursue your career dreams. Tyler Tometich, a recent graduate of FIDM’s Digital Media program has accomplished exactly this and now works in his dream career field. We...

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Motion Graphics Monday: See a Submarine Sandwich like You Never Have Before

For some creatives, the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing, especially after a long, relaxing weekend. One suggestion we have when you’re not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. If you are a regular reader of the blog you know how much we love well-executed motion graphics and today is no...

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10 Free High Quality Stock Photography Websites That All Creatives Should Bookmark

Stock photography has developed a negative connotation over the past decade or so because let’s face it, we have got used to seeing horribly staged photos of happy business people answering bananas as phones (yes those are real photos). Not only is the quality of standard stock photography an issue for students and aspiring creatives, the price usually is as well. Whether you are a...

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Design Inspiration: 12 Fresh Graphic Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads

With the close of another great quarter here at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we have many inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates to share with you. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual...

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Inside Entertainment Design: Q&A with Art Director Rafael Van Winkel

The importance of entertainment design has always been a big focus here at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Understanding the components and techniques of a successful entertainment campaign is crucial for any designer entering the industry, especially in California. At first glance it’s easy to think that entertainment design is all about designing movie posters and...

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Design Inspiration: 14 Fresh Graphic Design Portfolios From Recent FIDM Grads

With the close of another great quarter here at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, we have many inspiring new Graphic Design portfolios by recent FIDM Graphic Design graduates to share with you. The program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design within the apparel and entertainment industries and emphasize fundamentals such as sequential design and conceptual...

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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: Resize Multiple Images Quickly and Easily

Have you ever taken a bunch of photos or worked on a project that requires a lot of different imagery? If so, you know how time consuming it is to individually edit dozens of photos in a single sitting. It’s painfully inefficient when you could be spending your valuable time on the creative aspects of the project, not mundane tasks like resizing images. Today we will show you a basic and...

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Typography Tuesday: 7 of Our Favorite New Fonts Released in July 2015

Whether you are an aspiring motion graphic artist, editor, graphic designer, or web designer, keeping an eye out for new fonts is essential to keeping your design aesthetic fresh. Who knows, you might discover a new font that is a perfect fit for an upcoming project. Every month we explore the web and share with you a few favorite fonts we discovered along the way. Our favorite font from...

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Celebrate Skate Culture All Weekend Long at Ace DTLA

Skate culture has always had such a strong relationship with both graphic design and Downtown Los Angeles. If you enjoy skateboarding, art, fashion, filmmaking or live music we highly recommend visiting one of events happening this weekend at Ace Hotel in DTLA.     More Information When: Thursday August 13 — Sunday August 16 Where: The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles Dew...

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