Recent Grad Spotlight: Digital Media Alumna Emily Müller & DASH Boutique Ecommerce Intern
Jul24

Recent Grad Spotlight: Digital Media Alumna Emily Müller & DASH Boutique Ecommerce Intern

We love featuring the work of graduating FIDM Digital Media Students, who learn all aspects of film post-production including editing, motion graphics, sound design and so much more, and Emily Müller is no exception. While most college programs teach students specific aspects of filmmaking, such as editing, directing or cinematography, FIDM Digital Media Students learn a foundation in multiple aspects, laying the groundwork to pursue...

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Film Friday: Five Must-Follow Blogs For Aspiring Filmmakers
Feb06

Film Friday: Five Must-Follow Blogs For Aspiring Filmmakers

Feeling inspired and staying informed are critical elements of growing as a creative individual. Thanks to free resources on the web, there are thousands of websites, tools, and images at our fingertips to help us learn and grow as digital storytellers. Utilizing these great resources is something that is encouraged for all aspiring filmmakers but sifting through this vast array of information can be a job of its own. Below you will...

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“Pitch Perfect 2” Trailer Review by FIDM Digital Media Student Brianna Kim
Jan23

“Pitch Perfect 2” Trailer Review by FIDM Digital Media Student Brianna Kim

The pitch is back! For those of you who are fans, “Pitch Perfect 2” will be officially released in theatres on May 15, 2015. I am personally a huge fan of “Pitch Perfect” and I am so excited for this movie to come out. So, for today’s post, I will be reviewing the “Pitch Perfect 2” trailer! First of all, one of the reasons why I love this trailer is because it starts off with a very sweet and almost emotional montage of the movie. The...

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Featured FIDM Project: Motion Graphic Infographics by FIDM Digital Media Students for Public Citizen
Jan09

Featured FIDM Project: Motion Graphic Infographics by FIDM Digital Media Students for Public Citizen

Students studying Digital Media at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising recently developed motion graphics short films for Public Citizen, a “nonprofit, consumer rights advocacy group and think tank” based in Washington, D.C. for their Motion 2 course. Digital Media Instructor Ryan Nellis, who teaches Imaging, Motion Graphics and Compositing, oversaw the projects shown below by Alex Gilbert and Emily...

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These 10 Brands Dominated Digital Video in 2014
Dec31

These 10 Brands Dominated Digital Video in 2014

Video Ink has compiled the top 10 leading brands that dominated digital video in 2014. “As video viewership and engagement continue to increase on the web, more brands are shifting their budgets to not only sponsor and fund great video programming, but create some of their own. When it comes to the latter, they’re still ads, but when done right, they’re ads people want to watch — imagine that,” says Video Ink writer...

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Motion Monday: 12 Motion Graphics Videos That Visually Inspired Us In 2014
Dec29

Motion Monday: 12 Motion Graphics Videos That Visually Inspired Us In 2014

For some creatives the hardest part of the week is getting the creative juices flowing early Monday morning, especially after a long holiday weekend. One suggestion we have when your not feeling at the top of your creative game is to give your brain a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. Since it is the last Monday of the year, we decided to round up and share with you 12 of our favorite visually inspiring motion graphics...

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Freelancing 101 Q&A: I Messed Up– What Do I Do?
Dec22

Freelancing 101 Q&A: I Messed Up– What Do I Do?

FIDM Graphic Design Alumna Sara Berkes answers questions about life as a professional creative freelancer. Q: I messed up, but the client hasn’t noticed yet nor have they said anything. Should I just leave it? Should I tell them? What do I do? A: When you’re just starting out as a freelancer, it’s scary to admit to your clients that you messed something up. After all, you want to look like an expert. You want them to trust you. You...

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Motion Graphics Monday: This Pepsi Can Will Mesmerize You
Dec01

Motion Graphics Monday: This Pepsi Can Will Mesmerize You

If you are a regular reader of this blog you probably know how much we love well-executed transitions, and today’s piece of motion graphics inspiration is no exception. What I found particularly interesting about the transitions of this video was the fact that Tendril, the studio that created this piece, was tasked with “making it modular”. This means editing the head and tail of each scene so frames would line-up...

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