Motion Graphics Monday: A Visual Journey Through the Iconic Logos of the 20th Century
Oct06

Motion Graphics Monday: A Visual Journey Through the Iconic Logos of the 20th Century

Combat Monday morning blues and get your brain’s creative juices flowing again with a jolt of motion graphics inspiration created by Yun-Sik Hong. This personal project of Hong’s includes iconic logos, clever design concepts, a visually pleasing illustration style, bright colors, and fluid motion graphic transitions. What more could I want in an video for inspiration? The video takes the viewer on a journey through the...

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Featured Digital Media Student Project: Short Films by Brianna Kim
Oct01

Featured Digital Media Student Project: Short Films by Brianna Kim

By FIDM Digital Media Student, Brianna Kim The Digital Media program at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising offers Cinematography courses where students can learn all about the technical aspects of production including filming, lighting, camera angles, and more. As a Digital Media Student, I was able to work on a couple of projects these past two quarters, during which I was able to be in full control over all the...

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Excellent Digital & Print Graphics for ‘The Simpsons’ FXX Launch
Sep19

Excellent Digital & Print Graphics for ‘The Simpsons’ FXX Launch

Above: Montage to promote “The Simpsons” on FXX by LA-based studio Roger. If you live in LA, chances are you’ve spotted the colorful fine art-inspired outdoor advertisements splashed with iconic elements from Matt Groening’s The Simpsons  accompanied by the tagline #EverySimpsonsEver. From billboards to bus wraps, the outdoor ad series promotes what the New York Times called “one of television’s...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Silky Smooth & Visually Stunning Motion Graphics Work by FutureDeluxe
Sep15

Motion Graphics Monday: Silky Smooth & Visually Stunning Motion Graphics Work by FutureDeluxe

For some creatives the hardest part of the week is getting their creative juices flowing early Monday morning. Removing the mental state of paralysis that follows a relaxing weekend is no easy feat but should be embraced by all for the sake of productivity. One suggestion we have for battling this vice is giving your creative battery a jumpstart through various forms of inspiration. For example we highly recommend checking out this...

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FIDM Grad and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Title Designer Justin Hamilton Talks VFX and Design
Sep10

FIDM Grad and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Title Designer Justin Hamilton Talks VFX and Design

Located in Culver City, CA, Greenhaus GFX is a boutique motion design and VFX studio catering to the film and television industries that also employs FIDM Digital Media Alumni Kyle Brosius (Art Director), Kyle Thorsen (Lead Designer/New Media), Justin Hamilton (Lead VFX Designer) and Ryan Sommerville (Freelance Motion Graphics Designer). Headed by Founder, President, and Executive Creative Director Helen Greene, Greenhaus GFX offers a...

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FIDM Grads Art Direct and Design “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” End Title Sequence
Aug29

FIDM Grads Art Direct and Design “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” End Title Sequence

Award-winning motion design and VFX boutique Greenhaus GFX released its latest project, the end title sequence for Jonathan Liebesman’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. The sequence has a beautifully simplistic comic book illustration style that focuses heavily on dark outlines and watercolor-like seamless transitions. The project also features a bit of live action humor to keep the audience engaged which is a nice...

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Five Inspiring and Bookmark-Worthy Websites for Color Lovers
Aug25

Five Inspiring and Bookmark-Worthy Websites for Color Lovers

Inspiration is a critical element of producing quality creative work. Thanks to free resources like the Internet, we have thousands of websites, tools, and images at our fingertips to help spark our creative enthusiasm. Utilizing these great resources is something that is encouraged for all creatives, but sifting through this vast array of information can be a job of its own. Luckily, you can sit back and let us do that for job you!...

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Motion Monday: Ryan Woodward’s Animated “Thought of You” Film Will Touch Your Heart
Aug18

Motion Monday: Ryan Woodward’s Animated “Thought of You” Film Will Touch Your Heart

Hollywood artist and animator Ryan J Woodward combines the arts of animation and dance in this touching short film, Thought of You. Compiled from more than 20,000 individual drawings based on original choreography by contemporary dancer Kori Wakamatsu, Woodward successfully captures the fluid, graceful motion of the dancing duo that stir the heart. The independent project was truly a labor of love for the animator whose screen credits...

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