Digital Media

Latest Digital Media News

  • Feb
    03
    2017

    Filmmaker Christopher Angel Joins Faculty

    Christopher Angel, author and Emmy-nominated, student Academy Award winning filmmaker, has worked in the industry for over 20 years. He published his first novel, “The Mona Lisa Speaks,” in 2013. Christopher has a B.A. Degree in Humanities from Yale University and an MFA Degree in Film & TV Production from the University of Southern California.

    Do you currently work in the industry? I am a filmmaker, writer, and author. I am writing mostly for television right now, developing medical TV drama pilots, and I also have a couple of feature films I’d like to see get made.

    What exciting changes do you see on the horizon in your discipline? In television, we are at an explosion of dramatic work some have termed “peak TV.” This has opened up the field to new voices and ideas, and the result is a rich outpouring of interesting characters and shows.

    What classes at FIDM do you teach? I am teaching documentary pre-production to students in the Digital Media Program right now.

    Describe your teaching philosophy: I try to balance “real-world” stories, and experience and advice with tailoring my approach to the specifics of doing a film inside academia, so that students learn the similarities and differences.

    What do you enjoy most about teaching at FIDM? Meeting the students, and hearing their exciting story and film ideas. And also visiting the third floor [on the LA campus] and looking at the displays of student work. Always inspiring and interesting.

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  • Jan
    25
    2017

    Fashion Incubator SF Holds Tech Panel

    Fashion Incubator of San Francisco (FISF) is holding a panel discussion on February 8 to discuss "What's Next in Fashion Tech, Retail and E-Commerce." Participants include industry leaders Paul Dillinger, VP Global Product Innovation, Levi's; Andrew Litjens, F … Read More

  • Dec
    06
    2016

    Trendwatch: Pink Pops Up on Instagram

    Trend forecaster WGSN follows the current color story on Instagram, noting the importance of color for standing out in the crowded field of social media image-making. The forecaster points out a trend of hot pink as background "wall" in professional posts for … Read More

  • Dec
    06
    2016

    Snapchat Introduces Video-Making Spectacles

    Snap, the owner of Snapchat, has introduced a digital device called Snap Spectacles—oversized sunglasses with a tiny video camera embedded in the frames. They are retailing for $130 and supply may be short for the holiday season. Enthusiasm is high in the tech … Read More

  • Dec
    06
    2016

    Amazon Opens First Grab-and-Go Store

    Amazon Go has opened in downtown Seattle—the first convenience store to totally eliminate cashiers and checkout lines. Described by the massive retailer as an experiment, the small bricks and mortar store offers takeout food and drink and chef-created meal kit … Read More

  • Oct
    26
    2016

    Twelve Outstanding Faculty Winners Named for 2016

    The student body has voted 12 faculty members Outstanding Faculty Award winners for 2016. Congratulations to these industry leaders and educators for passing along their expertise and inspiring the next generation! Read more about:Vickie Peters, Apparel In … Read More

  • Mar
    03
    2016

    Meet Social Ambassador and Digital Media Student Taylor King

    Get to know FIDM Social Ambassador Taylor King, a Digital Media Student at our Los Angeles campus. Follow Taylor on Twitter @FIDM_Taylor for live updates about her life as a student at FIDM. Hometown: Bloomington, Indiana Describe your style: Sporty Chic Cu … Read More

  • Feb
    22
    2016

    Grad Matt Baldwin Stars in New Amazon Unscripted Docuseries The Fashion Fund

    FIDM Graduate Matt Baldwin (pictured, second from right), the designer behind the Kansas City-based Baldwin Denim and Collection, will be starring in a new Amazon unscripted docuseries, The Fashion Fund, premiering on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The half-ho … Read More

  • Jan
    04
    2016

    Just Accepted Digital Media Student is a YouTube Beauty Vlogger

    Name: Karla Ojeda Age: 17 Hometown: San Diego/Temecula CA FIDM Major: Digital Media FIDM Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles, Summer 2016 Admissions Advisor: Cathy Chambers How did your advisor help with the process? My advisor was a really big help wit … Read More

  • Oct
    23
    2014

    Jonathan Gitlin Promoted to President of Television and Gaming at Create Advertising Group

    Digital Media Alumnus Jonathan Gitlin has enjoyed a thriving career at Creative Advertising, an award-winning agency known for creating key art for the entertainment industry, since graduating from FIDM in 2006. The company recently announced that Jonathan has … Read More

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