Ian Cabrera

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Dear Harry: A Tribute to Harry J. Ufland

March 8, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Harry Ufland, mentor, and professor at Dodge College since 2012, passed away March 2, 2018. Ufland was an agent, producer, frequent Martin Scorsese collaborator, and an inspiration to the Chapman University Community. A group of alumni gathered to remember this beloved man in the above video. Created by Chapman alumna Gintare Urbutyte ’16 Score credit:

Music Videos to Tell Your Story?

March 7, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

“It’s so much more satisfying to do something like this Nick Offerman video, where a month after shooting everyone in the world can see,” says Alex Italics (MFA/FP ’18). In early January 2018, a music video Italics directed for the band They Might be Giants, gained over 60K views and an article on The

Faculty Spotlight: James Gardner Television Writing & Production

February 28, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

When asked what he wants to have done before he dies, Professor James Gardner says: “For me the most important thing is twofold, number one: tell a story to an audience and affect them, either make them laugh or make them cry. Number two: help other people, give them the skills to do number one.”

Second Year in a Row Students win at CAS

February 26, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Xiang “Lisa” Li (MFA.FP ’17) has taken home the Student Recognition Award at the 54th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards, a tribute to the effort for those who worked on the film. She was presented with the award and a check for $2500 at the CAS ceremony this past weekend. Student Recognition Award is enthusiastically supported by

Available Now – The Science of Screenwriting

February 12, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Professors Paul Gulino and Dr. Connie Shears have published a new book, The Science of Screenwriting – The Neuroscience Behind Story Telling Strategies. This book will help Dodge College students and those interested in screenwriting “navigate the mass of often contradictory advice” given about screenwriting. Purchase The Science of Screenwriting. Amazon Reviews The Science of Screenwriting explores the workings of

VR Visionaries to Lead Lecture Special Guests Larry Cutler and Kane Lee of Baobab Studios

February 9, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Join industry leaders Larry Cutler and Kane Lee, Baobab Studios, in an evening dedicated to virtual reality. Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m. in the Cloobeck Screening Room, Digital Media Arts Center.  Seating for this event is first come, first serve, please plan accordingly. Cutler and Lee are dedicated craftsmen who see the power of marrying

First Major Feature Wins at Slamdance

February 9, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Two years ago alum Trevor Stevens (BFA.FP ’15) and team set out to make their first feature film, one that suited their off the wall sensibility while also poking fun at popular film tropes. Rock Steady Row was that film and had its world premiere at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival. “We didn’t make this

Dodge to London to Paris; Back Again

January 31, 2018 by | Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

“What did you do over the break?” “Nothing, you?” “I saw the actual sets of the Harry Potter movies, touched 100-year-old costumes, and ate escargot.” Over Winter Break a group of students took part in the expansive Film Capitals of the World: London and Paris lead by Professor David Kost. This course offered students the

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