Tomasz Opasinski: Digital Artist

Photoshop guru, Tomasz Opasinski talks design with FIDMDigitalArts.com.

Take five on Take 5 to get inspired, to get motivated, to get inside the minds of creative professionals. Join FIDMDigitalArts.com as we take five minutes to interview film directors, graphic artists, composers, illustrators, 3-D modelers, creative directors, motion graphics designers, photographers and other intriguing industry pros. Learn what makes the creative pros “tick” on Take 5.

Take 5 with digital artist, Tomasz Opasinski:

About Tomasz: Recognized as a Photoshop Guru by NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals), digital artist Opasinski has collaborated to design more than 400 stunning theatrical/gaming ad campaigns during the past decade at creative agencies in California and abroad. On the Take 5 web video series, he speaks to FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising about his new boutique agency, Rev Creative, his design philosophy and what it takes to be a successful digital artist.

“You have to put in a lot to succeed in this [industry]. First is passion, the second is hard work, and the third, fun. Have fun with it,” he says. “If you can bring heart into what you do, that’s great. You’re on the way to success.”

A master of his craft, Opasinski is known for his ability to build elaborate movie posters (a.k.a. key art), with little-to-no assets using Photoshop, and 3-D software like Maxon Cinema 4D, and Pixologic Zbrush. However, Opasinski doesn’t suggest that you memorize Photoshop tutorials to be successful. Instead, he credits his success to his “metaphoric” approach to creative development, paying homage to his Polish design roots. In other words, to develop an effective movie poster, Opasinski emphasizes the value of conceptual thinking, for example using a single image to capture the essence of a film.

“I love this approach and I’ve been teaching this for quite some time. I love to see things pure, simple,” he says. “It’s a thin line to keep it simple, and recognizable for most people.”

Take 5 with digital artist, Tomasz Opasinski on the FIDMDigitalArts.com Blog.

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Take 5 with sound designer, Diego Stocco.Previously on the Take 5 web video series, FIDMDigitalArts.com interviews sound designer/composer, Diego Stocco.

“There [are] people that understand numbers, or they understand words. I understand sounds,” says Stocco.

As a composer/sound designer, he uses cutting-edge techniques and unorthodox instruments to develop music and sound for film, television, trailers and video performances.

Click here to watch the Take 5 interview featuring Diego Stocco.

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