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Frank Oz Talks About His Career, His Style, and Death at a Funeral

March 21, 2017 by | Academics

Working at Dodge College has afforded me some wonderful opportunities to meet some of the greatest people involved in the world of entertainment. But none of them compared to when legendary filmmaker and puppeteer, Frank Oz, visited a few weeks ago. Oz visited James Dutcher’s Film Script Analysis class to discuss his film Death at

Dodge Cast Episode 2 – Screenwriting

March 7, 2017 by | Academics

This week, we bring you Episode 2 of the Dodge Cast, where we look at the craft of screenwriting. We speak to James Dutcher and Barry Blaustein on what makes a good script, and look back at the history of screenwriting. We’d love for you to give it a listen, and give us your feedback.

Producing a Film School – Part 2

March 6, 2017 by Dodge College Staff | Academics

Last week, we looked at the initial steps of what it takes to create a film school. Now, we continue with part two of how Dodge College came to be. Big ideas Over the years, big ideas drove the vision for what became Dodge College. Some of those ideas came from Bassett’s experience as a

Producing a Film School – Part 1

February 27, 2017 by Dodge College Staff | Academics

Bob Bassett, founding Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, has often said that building a film school is like producing a film. It requires vision, leadership, a coherent narrative, careful pre-production and production, fund-raising and marketing. Or, as journalist Terence Loose once wrote in an interview with Bassett in Coast Magazine, “Creating

Cold Call Like A (Fred) Savage

February 20, 2017 by Meagan O'Shea | Academics

If you want to break into the industry, cold call like a Savage. Fred Savage, that is. “So many things in my career, to this day, happened because I just picked up the phone and called people,” Savage told students enrolled in the New Era of Television class last fall. “If there’s someone you admire,

A Night To Remember with Martin Scorsese

February 6, 2017 by Stephawn Christopher Spears | Academics

EDITOR’S NOTE: Recently, Professor Harry Ufland took his class to a private event with Martin Scorsese. One of his students, Stephawn Christopher Spears (MFA/Film Production ’19), was kind enough to share his experience of the evening, as Mr. Scorsese is one of his biggest influences. On January 30, 2017, I, along with forty-five other

Director Ivan Passer Shares His Stories

February 2, 2017 by Pavel Jech | Academics

EDITOR’S NOTE: Pavel Jech, our film division chair, recently had the opportunity to spend some time with someone whose work he has admired for quite some time. Moving to Southern California has meant meeting some Czech people that I normally did not see very often in Prague. Recently I attended an “intimate event” with the

Tom McLoughlin: The Man Behind the Best Friday the 13th Film

January 24, 2017 by | Academics

Halloween may be long gone, but horror is alive and well in Roy Finch’s Modern Horror Workshop, one of the many interterm classes here at Dodge College. Throughout this four-week course, Finch has asked his students many questions, including why do such films invoke sensations of fear, dread, and more in audiences? Why do audiences

Dodge Holds Chapman Studios West Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

January 12, 2017 by | Academics

Yesterday, Dodge College officially opened their newest addition to the Chapman University family: Chapman Studios West! Located on West Palm Avenue, just a short walk away from Marion Knott Studios, this new location is home to the Dhont Documentary Film Center, which will bring our documentary program to new heights. Before the ribbon cutting ceremony,