Alum launches Kickstarter for film about sustainable seafood

April 16, 2014 by | Alumni

Last year, award-winning filmmaker Mischa Hedges (BFA/Film Prod.’06) and his production company TrimTab Media received initial funding from Cal Humanities to produce a documentary about commercial fishermen in California – to explore their work and document their lives. For five months, Hedges and his team have been capturing stories about fishermen, seafood and sustainability along

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Listen to adjunct Fred Ginsburg CAS PhD teach audio at NAB 2014

April 3, 2014 by | Uncategorized

Fred Ginsburg CAS PhD BKSTS, an Adjunct professor in the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, will be instructing workshops all week during the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters conference being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 7-11. Dr. Ginsburg, who teaches location audio recording for film/video to our cinema students, will be conducting

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Meet Film Industry Alumni in 2nd Annual Panel

April 2, 2014 by | Uncategorized

Join us this Saturday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m. in MKS room 111 for the second annual Chapman Alumni Panel hosted by Professor Harry Ufland. Students will learn directly from the 21 alumni attending about their current jobs and how they can land one. Advice will range from what to wear and say in an

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Guest Lecture: Animation Guru Steve Hickner

March 31, 2014 by | Digital Arts

Professor Bill Kroyer invites you to a special guest lecture by Animation Director/Producer/Story Man Steve Hickner on Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Folino Theater. Hickner will discuss his experiences in creating stories for animated feature films and offer advice on beginning a career in the animation business. Hickner has spent the past thirty

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Prof. Ross Brown talks Web with LA Biz Journal

March 27, 2014 by | News

Professor Ross Brown, resident TV guru and writing for the web expert, recently sat down with reporter Gina Hall from the L.A. Business Journal, to discuss the importance of visual web content. Below is a byte-sized portion of the article. Read the full article on L.A. Biz’s website. If visual web content is our destiny,

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Alum Justin Simien’s “Dear White People” acquired by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions

March 26, 2014 by | Alumni

After winning the award for Breakthrough Talent award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, writer/director Justin Simien’05, continues to garner rave reviews, along with festival screenings and successes, with his feature film Dear White People. The film was recently acquired by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions and is scheduled to screen at MOMA’S New Directors/New Films