Motion Graphics & Title Design Inspiration from SXSW’s Film Design Awards

The annual SXSW Film Conference and Festival hosts a special program, the SXSW Film Design Awards, recognizing excellence in film and television title design, and excellence in poster design, which is great for entertainment graphic designers, motion graphics designers and film post-production pros everywhere. Motiongrapher recently published some great quotes from this year’s Film Design Awards’ opening panel discussion which...

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Entertainment Design Wednesday: Movie Poster Clichés… Can Design Stereotypes be Avoided in Key Art?
Apr11

Entertainment Design Wednesday: Movie Poster Clichés… Can Design Stereotypes be Avoided in Key Art?

Recently, a French blogger named Christophe Courtois posted an article on the topic of movie poster clichés, pulling together dozens of examples of key art that have the same look and feel. Sites like Upprox weighed in on the subject, discussing the message of such design stereotypes. Other websites like the Inspired Movie Posters Blog and Monkey Key Art Awards often dedicated regular blog posts to the topic. Movie poster clichés is...

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FIDM Alumnus Nominated for “Best Graphic Design Firm” – Vote for RECREATE Media to Help Him Win
Mar27

FIDM Alumnus Nominated for “Best Graphic Design Firm” – Vote for RECREATE Media to Help Him Win

RECREATE Media, a design firm founded by FIDM Graphic Design Alumnus, Ryan McKay, has been nominated for Best Graphic Design Firm in Arizona Foothills Magazine‘s Nightlife Industry Awards. McKay earned his Graphic Design Degree from FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in 2001, and launched RECREATE Media three years later, specializing in brand marketing and graphic design for small businesses in the...

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FIDM Museum & Galleries Hosting Q&A with Movie Poster Pros for Students, Alumni & Faculty (3/3)
Feb23

FIDM Museum & Galleries Hosting Q&A with Movie Poster Pros for Students, Alumni & Faculty (3/3)

The Academy Awards® are this weekend and FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Los Angeles campus is buzzing with events celebrating the FIDM Museum & Galleries 20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition, featuring 100 costumes from 20 films released in 2011, including all five 2012 Academy Award® Best Costume nominees Anonymous, The Artist, Hugo, Jane Eyre, and W.E. Last night, FIDM hosted...

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Entertainment Design Wed: Check out the 54th Annual Grammy Award-Nominated Music Packages
Feb08

Entertainment Design Wed: Check out the 54th Annual Grammy Award-Nominated Music Packages

To honor the 54th Annual Grammy Awards airing this Sunday, February 12, we tracked down photos from two of our favorite Grammy categories for Entertainment Design Wednesday. The Best Recording Package and Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package categories represent the art directors and graphic designers who demonstrate the highest level of skill, creativity, innovation and attention to detail in the music packaging design...

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Special Feature: Celebrating the Lesser-Known (Albeit Significant) 2012 Academy Award® Categories
Jan26

Special Feature: Celebrating the Lesser-Known (Albeit Significant) 2012 Academy Award® Categories

The 2012 Academy Award® nominations were announced Tuesday, sending the Internet buzzing with discussion about this year’s surprises and snubs. Martin Scorsese’s 3D family-friendly Hugo earned 11 nominations, while the black-and-white feature The Artist, which pays tribute to silent filmmaking, trailed with 10 nominations. Although categories like Best Picture, and Actor/Actress in a Leading Role get all of the attention,...

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Entertainment Design Wed: ‘Newsweek’ Planning a Retro ‘Mad Men’-Themed Issue
Jan25

Entertainment Design Wed: ‘Newsweek’ Planning a Retro ‘Mad Men’-Themed Issue

Newsweek is paying homage to 1960s graphic design in its upcoming March issue, from the typography and layout to the advertising, to promote the fifth season of AMC’s award-winning Mad Men series, according to Ad Age. The Mad Men-themed issue, scheduled for March 19, will include a feature on the role of advertising in U.S. culture and a cover story on the series– a drama surrounding intriguing fictional advertising pros during the...

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Filmmakers and Poster Designers: You Can’t Miss Website “The Film Informant”
Nov09

Filmmakers and Poster Designers: You Can’t Miss Website “The Film Informant”

If you’re one who loves film marketing like trailers and posters as much (or even more than) the actual film, you can’t miss the Website The Film Informant. The Film Informant reviews, rates and organizes all of the print, online and trailer marketing for feature films, and invites viewers to share their opinion as well. Stemming from a team who “lives for all movie media,” the site also provides proper credit to all agencies involved...

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