Festival and Awards Report – Week of July 14

July 16, 2014 by | Beyond Dodge

4 Chapman films screen this week at the Topanga Film Festival in California: Blue (Katelyn Bianchini, Rena Cheng, Asia Lancaster) Green Acres (James Beck) Into the Silent Sea (Andrej Landin) Light Me Up (Derek Dolechek & Ryan Walton)   3 Chapman films screen this week at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival in California: Blue

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We’re Alive – The End is Near!

July 14, 2014 by | Alumni

On July 19, 2014, We’re Alive will reach the end of its long journey. But that is still 5 days away, and Kc Wayland (BFA/Film and Television ’08) is still tweaking it to make sure the finale is just right. We’re Alive is an audio serial drama, which chronicles the story of Army Reserve Soldier

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Warner Bros. Backlot Tour Wows Korean Students

July 10, 2014 by | Film Production

For the last few weeks, we’ve had a group of Korean students visiting us at Dodge College as part of our Cross Cultural Filmmaking course, taught by James Gardner. Recently, the students went on the Warner Bros. Backlot Tour. Guest author Brian Hamilton was lucky enough to join them, and sent back this report: Whenever


Chapman News: Before The Broadcast Begins

June 25, 2014 by | TV Writing / Production

The hustle and bustle of broadcast news is enough work to make even the most seasoned professional’s head spin. Dodge College students are no stranger to the task, though, as they air Chapman News every Friday at noon during the school year from Marion Knott Studios. However, most of the students working on the show


Dean Bassett on Social Media

June 20, 2014 by | Beyond Dodge

It’s not often that the Dean of any school is embracing the new technology. However, we’re lucky that Dean Bob Bassett has his finger on the pulse of the future. Dean Bassett recently wrote an article for The Caucus about how social media is changing the landscape of not only production, but of education as


Justin Simien: How the Internet Can Help Your Movie

June 18, 2014 by | Alumni

The Internet can help your movie-making efforts immensely. Just ask Justin Simien (BFA/Film Production ’04), who has had plenty of experience using social media to his advantage. Aside from being named one of the Ten Directors To Watch in 2013 by Variety, Simien has been busy building awareness for his film Dear White People. We


Festival and Awards Report – Week of June 16

June 17, 2014 by | Beyond Dodge

Three Chapman films won awards at the ASC Student Awards last weekend: Matthew Blake won the ASC Student Heritage Award in the documentary category for his cinematography in Forest Keepers. Ben Mullinkosson won the honorable mention in the documentary category for his cinematography in The Pink Helmet Posse. Doug Potts won the honorable mention in

Roy Finch discusses the ins and outs of continuous takes with his students.

Roy Finch Teaches the Art of the Continuous Shot

June 16, 2014 by | Film Production

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers a lot of amazing summer classes. For example, there is the The Continuous Take (FTV 329-04/529-04). Taught by Roy Finch, it’s the type of fun class that most students can’t even believe is a real offering. Ever since the beginning of film, continuous shots have amazed audiences


Online Screenwriting Course – Sign Up Today!

June 9, 2014 by | News

Dodge College is proud to offer the Professional Certificate Program in Screenwriting for the 2014-2015 academic year. Not only is it a great course, but it is also another milestone for Dodge: it is our first online course! The course is an one-year online screenwriting class that gives the students the advantage of working closely

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Congrats Dodge College 2014 Graduates!

May 29, 2014 by | Events

On Saturday, May 24, we said good-bye to many students as they graduated from Dodge College. Proud family members and friends packed Wilson Field to help celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates and to wish them well as they embark on the rest of their lives. By 6PM, the students began to file in, taking