New Gallery Feature! Browse Videos, Trailers and Short Films by FIDM Digital Media Alumni
Apr21

New Gallery Feature! Browse Videos, Trailers and Short Films by FIDM Digital Media Alumni

The FIDM Digital Arts Blog has launched a new gallery dedicated to work by FIDM Digital Media Alumni! Browse trailers, motion graphics reels, short films and more videos that have been produced, edited, designed and directed by Digital Media Graduates of FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Be sure to check back as we add new stories each week to the FIDM Digital Media gallery by visiting...

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Film Friday: SXSW 2014 Title Design Awards for Filmmaking Inspiration
Mar14

Film Friday: SXSW 2014 Title Design Awards for Filmmaking Inspiration

It is only once a year during the highly anticipated SXSW music, film, and interactive conference that we feel slightly remorseful about living on the sunny west coast and so far from the festival’s Austin, Texas location. Thankfully for sites like Art of the Title, we can immerse ourselves in the online coverage from afar to watch inspiring digital media videos as specific as the clips below, finalists in SXSW’s...

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Featured DIY Project: Buchanan High School Student Shealyn Burdine’s Video Project
Mar05

Featured DIY Project: Buchanan High School Student Shealyn Burdine’s Video Project

Video is often used during live events to help set the tone and build excitement for a audience. The videos shown during FIDM’s annual DEBUT Runway Show, capture the glamor of the fashion collections unveiled on the runway, and sets the stage for what the audience is about to see. Recently, we launched “Entertainment Marketing in the Digital Age”, a do-it-yourself project that challenges aspiring filmmakers to edit a show-open using...

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Motion Graphics Monday: “A Universe of Possibilities” by Hinge Digital
Mar03

Motion Graphics Monday: “A Universe of Possibilities” by Hinge Digital

Are you a fan of space? How about fruit? Random I know, but stay with me here. Hinge Digital’s “A Universe of Possibilities” is a delicious, citrus-filled thrill ride through the universe that showcases the power of computer graphics, dynamic lighting, and cinematic camera moves. Cosmic explosions of fruit and color, in contrast with the darkness of deep space, allows for a...

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Film Friday: Patrick Clair Details the Creation of HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Title Sequence
Feb21

Film Friday: Patrick Clair Details the Creation of HBO’s ‘True Detective’ Title Sequence

I recently stumbled across the title sequence for HBO’s True Detective and was immediately blown away by the art direction and stunning use of double exposure effects. True Detective follows two Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division homicide detectives and their hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The title sequence exudes a feeling of mystery, giving the viewer small glimpses of the show’s main characters and...

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Featured Filmmaking Festival: VIEW Conference Seeks Entries for its 2014 Digital Media Contests
Feb04

Featured Filmmaking Festival: VIEW Conference Seeks Entries for its 2014 Digital Media Contests

VIEW Conference, the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX has announced its 2014 dates from October 14-17 and is seeking entries to its digital media contests. Every year VIEW Conference brings together many of the top professionals in the fields of visual effects, animation, sound design, product design, and game development who share their...

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Oscars 2014: The Movie Trailers and Movie Posters of the 86th Annual Academy Awards
Jan22

Oscars 2014: The Movie Trailers and Movie Posters of the 86th Annual Academy Awards

“Thor” star Chris Hemsworth joined Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on Thursday, January 16th to announce the nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards. Click here to see a complete list of this year’s nominees. Prior to reviews and word of mouth, the film’s poster and trailer are the main driving forces in attracting attention and creating a buzz about the film....

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Industry Insiders: Freelance Designer & Animator Jordan “J-Scott” Scott on the Future of Digital Media
Jan21

Industry Insiders: Freelance Designer & Animator Jordan “J-Scott” Scott on the Future of Digital Media

In this new column, FIDMDigitalArts.com asks leading graphic designers and filmmakers and other industry insiders to weigh in on what’s happening in their industry in 2014 and beyond. Below, hear from freelance designer and animator Jordan “J-Scott” Scott.     Digital Media Industry Insider Q&A:   Name: Jordan “J-Scott” Scott. My name is Jordan, last name Scott. Sometimes I go by the design...

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