This weekend was commencement for the class of 2016. Friends, family, and professors gathered to celebrate the hard work of all of their students during the last few years. Before they took to the stage, Cheryl Boone Isaacs gave a wonderful commencement speech, with blunt words of wisdom. While they invoked laughs from the crowd,
A super huge congrats to our very own Associate Dean Michael Kowalski, who did the sound design for the film THE BAD KIDS. The film screened to multiple sold out audiences at Sundance, and it won the U.S. DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR VÉRITÉ FILMMAKING! If you see Michael, be sure to tell him how
If you didn’t get a chance to attend last week’s Cecil Awards ceremony, just before our awesome 2013 Commencement Ceremony, you may have missed some of the most exciting news of the school year: the big winners of the student awards, including the coveted Dean’s Award!
Congratulations to Professor John Badham on his most recent accomplishment. Says Dean Bassett, "this is a real attribute to Professor Badham's artist vision." Read the complete article.
Starting with Tom Teller’s sci-fi epic Icarus today, we hope to highlight some of the best work from our students releasing online for public viewing. The film, Tom’s spring 2016 undergraduate thesis, has had an incredible run on the film festival circuit. Starting with the Academy Award-Qualifying Show Me Shorts Festival in October 2016, traveling
The American Society of Cinematographers has nominated four Chapman students in its 2017 Student Heritage Award Competition: Andrew Lesnie Student Heritage Award – Graduate Category Justin Moore for James Joyce’s The Sisters Michael Phillips for Night Call Andrew Lesnie Student Heritage Award – Undergraduate Category Dillon McEvoy for G.R.E.T.A. Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award Elijah Guess for Parched Cinematographers from
A note from the editor: Chapman University invites you to join us as we honor the Duffer Brothers at Chapman Celebrates, a song-and-dance stage show produced by Chapman University students and faculty, on Friday, November 3. Festivities include a gala, alumni reception, and a Master Class with the Duffers themselves. Tickets and information available here. The Netflix
We’re thrilled to announce that Brian Robau’s short It’s Just a Gun is an official selection for the 44th Annual Telluride Film Festival’s Student Prints Program, sponsored by Arri and curated by Oscar®-nominated writer/director Gregory Nava. No stranger to success, the film took home the silver medal in the narrative category at The Academy’s 43rd Annual Student Academy Awards
Every so often, we’ll be spotlighting alumni and what they are up to these days. These Q&A sessions will give you a bit of insight into where the world has taken them since graduation. This week, the spotlight is on Maci Peterson (BA/PRA ’09), CEO of tech start-up On Second Thought and creator of the
The Chapman filmmaker accolades keep pouring in this summer. We recently learned that Amanda Renee Knox’s 2017 graduate thesis film Night Call is a semi-finalist for the 12th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival! The film competed with more than 4,200 submissions to be one of 16 semi-finalists selected. “The Night Call team is deeply honored to