Digital Media & Art

 

Courses

* Digital Media Production

* Motion Graphic

* Fine Arts

* Student Gallery

// Digital Media Production // Motion Graphic // Fine Arts Animation //

Resources

1. Research on Digital Arts
2. Design Process and Theory
3. CSS/XHML Online Resources
4. Digital Painting
5. Video/Motion Graphics/Animation
6. Interactive/Multimedia
7. Free Creative Resources for Digital Artist

1. Research on Digital Arts / Internet Culture

Art & Game
http://www.idealmilk.com/artgame.htm
Free Software/Open Source Movement
http://directory.fsf.org/
www.lwn.net
www.slashdot.org
http://www.linux.org
http://www.ubuntu.com/
http://www.flossproject.org/
Machinima Art
http://www.adelaidefilmfestival.org/films/id-168/view.html
Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality
http://www.artmuseum.net/w2vr/index.htm
ReDesigning Reality: Virtual Art
http://www.lilyhonglei.com/virtualArt/research.html
Site for graphic designers with free downloads, in-depth tutorials, news ...
http://www.computerarts.co.ukgo back to top
http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/mediaartnet/
http://www.digitalartsource.com

2. Design Process and Theory:

Thoughts on Design, Paul Rand
A Designer’s Art, Paul Rand
A Primer of Visual Literacy, Donis A. Dondis
Information Architecture, Richard Saul Wurman
The Design Concept, Hurlburt
Notes on Graphic Design and Visual Communication, Berryman
Ways of Seeing, John Berger
Art as Experience, John Dewey
Notes On The Synthesis of Form, Christopher Alexander

- Color:
http://www.steeldolphin.com/color_scheme.html (color scheme tool)
http://beta.dailycolorscheme.com/ (color palettes)
http://www.colourlovers.com/ (color trends, color palettes)

- Narrative:
Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud
Film Form, Sergei Eisenstein
On Directing, Mamet
Digital Storytelling: A Creator's Guide to Interactive Entertainment, Carolyn Miller

- Typography:
Designing with Type, Craig
Elements of Typographic Style, Robert Bringhurst
Asymmetric Typography, Tschichold
The Designer’s Guide to Text Type, Jean Callam King and Tony Esposito
Type Sign Symbol, Adrian Frutiger
Pioneers of Modern Typography, Herbert Spencer
Moving Type: Designing for Time and Space, Matt Woolman and Jeff Bellantonigo back to top

 

3. CSS/XHML Online Resources:

http://www.csszengarden.com/ (css design inspiration)
http://cssvault.com/ (css design inspiration)
http://www.cssbeauty.com/ (css design inspiration)
http://www.w3schools.com/ (web markup information, tutorials and resources)
http://www.alistapart.com/ (A magazine for web designers and developers)
http://css.maxdesign.com.au/index.htm (Web Standards Tutorials)

4. Digital Painting

http://www.ryanchurch.com/
http://www.colinfix.com/
http://www.derekmonster.com/
http://www.sangjunart.com/
http://www.carloshuanteart.com/
http://www.fengzhudesign.com/
http://www.bobotheseal.com/
http://members.shaw.ca/dmandryk/
http://digitalart.org/
http://www.davidho.com/
http://www.christianhaley.com/

- Digital Montage Artists
http://www.mckean-art.co.uk/
http://www.maggietaylor.com/
http://sanjaykothari.com/newport/aa.html
http://www.alessandrobavari.com/
http://www.uelsmann.net/

- Photoshop Tutorials
http://www.gfxartist.com/features/tutorials
http://www.good-tutorials.com/
Custom Photoshop Brushes
http://www.photoshopbrushes.com/brushes.htm
http://brushes.500ml.org/list2.php
http://getbrushes.com/brushes/photoshop/texture/go back to top

 

5. Video/Motion Graphics/Animation

http://www.ilm.com (Industrial Lights and Magic)
http://www.blueskystudios.com (Animation)
http://www.imaginaryforces.com (Film Titles)
http://www.promax.tv/awards.asp (TV / Motion Graphics Awards)
http://www.designinmotion.com (Motion Graphics)
http://www.pixar.com/ (Animation)
http://corporate.disney.go.com/careers/index.html (Animation)
http://www.dreamworks.com/dreamworks_home.html (Animation, film)
http://www.rezn8.com/ (Motion Graphics)
http://www.belief.com/ (Motion Graphics)
http://www.imageworks.com/ (Animation)
http://www.rhythm.com/ (Animation)

- Adobe After Effects Tutorials
http://www.videocopilot.net/basic/tutorials
http://www.adobe.com//designcenter/video_workshop
http://www.trapcode.com/help/particular/index_preview.html
http://movielibrary.lynda.comgo back to top

 

6. Interactive/Multimedia:

Books:
Interactivity by Design, Kristof and Sartan
MTIV: Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer, Hillman Curtis
Learning By Doing, Clark Aldrich
Sensory Design, Malnar and Vodvarka
Envisioning Information, Edward Tufte
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Edward Tufte
Imagologies, Media Philosophy, Issa Saarinen and Mark Taylor
Designing Visual Interfaces, Mullet and Sano
How the World Wide Web Works, Shipley and Fish
Mapping Hypertext, Robert Horn
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, Marshall McLuhan
City of Bits: Space, Place and the Infobaun, William Mitchell

Online Resources:
http://www.designinteract.com/
http://www.alistapart.com/
http://www.levitated.net
http://yugop.com
http://www.uncontrol.com

- Flash Online Resources:
http://www.actionscript.org (actionscript information)
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/ (flash information)
http://www.flashkit.com (flash tutorials)
http://www.flash-creations.com/ (code samples)
http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/ (official flash site)
http://laco.wz.cz/tween (navigation ideas)
http://www.ultrashock.com (flash samples)
http://www.newgrounds.com (flash animation)
http://www.wildbrain.com (flash animation)
http://www.icebox.com
http://www.volumeone.com (flash narrative studies)
http://www.campchaos.com (flash animation)
http://www.coolhomepages.com (basic web layout ideas)
http://www.neostream.com (innovative portfolio)
http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/ (flash games) go back to top

 

7. Free Creative Resources for Digital Artist:

- Textures and Images
http://www.imageafter.com/
http://www.morguefile.com/
http://www.sxc.hu/
http://cgtextures.com/
http://www.mayang.com/textures
http://www.kokogiak.com/megafauna/ (prehistoric animals)
http://caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/~stueber/haeckel/kunstformen/natur.html (nature images, site in german)

- Sound Effects
http://sounddogs.com/start.asp
http://freesoundfiles.tintagel.net/Audio/
http://www.stonewashed.net/sfx.html
http://www.soundrangers.com/
http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com/noflash.htm
http://www.pachd.com/sounds.html
http://www.soundhunter.com/
http://simplythebest.net/sounds/WAV/sound_effects_WAV/
http://www.apple.com/itunes/
http://www.productiontrax.com/

- Fonts:
http://www.dafont.com/top.php (free fonts)
http://www.fontleech.com/ (free fonts)
http://pixelfonts.style-force.net/ (small screen fonts)
http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ (Identify a font)
http://typetester.maratz.com/ (compare fonts for the screen)
http://webtypography.net/ (type tips for web designers)
http://www.1001freefonts.com/ (more free fonts)

- Free Software and Trials
Adobe Downloads http://www.adobe.com/downloads/go back to top
Free Download for all platforms http://www.softlow.com/
Free Download for PC http://www.brothersoft.com/

 

Special thanks to Prof. Scott Ahrens for sharing information and resources.