“Fast and Furious 7″ Trailer Review by FIDM Digital Media Student Bri Kim
Nov18

“Fast and Furious 7″ Trailer Review by FIDM Digital Media Student Bri Kim

By FIDM Digital Media Student Brianna Kim As a student in FIDM’s Digital Media program I recently completed a course in Digital Storytelling which places emphasis on effective storytelling. During this course, I learned the basics of storytelling and story structure so that, as an editor, you can portray your story in the most visually effective way possible. For this post, I will be reviewing the recently released trailer for “Fast...

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Motion Graphics Monday: Rotoscoping Done Right In Crystal Kay’s “Dum Ditty Dumb” Music Video
Nov03

Motion Graphics Monday: Rotoscoping Done Right In Crystal Kay’s “Dum Ditty Dumb” Music Video

Although the technique of rotoscoping has been around for nearly a hundred years, it’s rare that I find a video where it’s effect is so obviously felt. The fluid animation style in combination with both live action and 2D graphics make this music video a treat for any visual enthusiast. “DUM DITTY DUMB” – Crystal Kay [Official Video]   Directors Tani Ikeda & Laura Yilmaz did a wonderful job when...

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FIDM Digital Media Grad Promoted to President of Television & Gaming at Leading Global Entertainment Marketing Agency CREATE
Oct23

FIDM Digital Media Grad Promoted to President of Television & Gaming at Leading Global Entertainment Marketing Agency CREATE

FIDM Digital Media Alumnus Jonathan Gitlin has been promoted to the President of Television and Gaming at Create Advertising Group, an award-winning entertainment marketing agency recognized for its work developing film trailers, television spots and other audio visual material used in entertainment marketing. The company has worked with almost every major studio on high-profile campaigns for some of the most successful worldwide...

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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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