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Alumni Spotlight – Hunter Johnson

November 23, 2015 by | Alumni

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 Hunter Johnson (BFA/Film Production ’07). DODGE: Share your career path with us – how did

How I Made A Midnight Movie

November 20, 2015 by Ramone Menon | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ramone Menon (BFA/Film Production ’09) loves horror movies. Not just any kind of horror movie, but midnight movies. And just what is a midnight movie? Well, allow Menon to take you down the long, dark road he traveled in order to make his film The Black Tape. Though it took three years for

Swipe Right For Your Next Presidential Candidate

November 16, 2015 by | Alumni

Tinder breaks dating down into its simplest form: you get a brief snapshot of a person, what they like, what they don’t, how they look, where they are located, and make a quick decision as to whether to swipe left (thanks, but not for me) or swipe right (hey, maybe something can come out of

Alums’ MelodyGun Offers Post Production Sound Services

October 28, 2015 by | Alumni

Ask our professors what is lacking in most films today, and the answer is almost always the same: sound production. While the other aspects of a film are always meticulously planned, sometimes sound quality falls to the wayside during post production. Thankfully, we have a top-notch team of professors here who teach sound design, making

Q&A With Andy Knauer and Arthur Pielli

October 15, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

While recently going through some of the latest news of what our alumni have been up to, I came across the names Andy Knauer (MFA/Screenwriting ’06) and Arthur Pielli (MFA/Screenwriting ’06). They were recently featured as the inaugural interview in Script Magazine’s new series “Writers On Breaking In.” Both Knauer and Pielli have been keeping

Alumna Malina Fagan Looking Into THE COVERUP of Toxic Chemicals

October 8, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Chapman Alumna Malina Fagan (BFA/Film Production ’14) is currently making her first feature documentary on the toxic chemicals found in everyday cosmetics and personal care products. The film is called THE COVERUP and began as a senior thesis that she directed, produced, filmed and edited as part of Sally Rubin’s documentary class at Dodge College

Students Come Together To Tell A Taylor Story

August 27, 2015 by Alex Yonks | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Sometimes, a story comes along that tugs at your heart strings a bit. This is one of those stories. Alex Yonks (BA/Film Production ’16) and her team are not only raising money for their film, but also giving back to a cause that means a lot to them. Yonks is directing A Taylor

Alumni Scores A Spot On The Blacklist With GRAND PORTAGE

August 20, 2015 by Dan Olsen | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Alumni Dan Olson (MFA/Directing ’07), along with Derek Johnson (MFA/Screenwriting ’06), are having their script Grand Portage featured on The Blacklist right now. We wanted to share his success, and let Dan talk about how the story came to be. They say, “Write what you know,” and for me, that included the possibility

Mark Miller : The Master of Horror's Right Hand Man

July 24, 2015 by | Beyond Dodge

Mark Miller (BFA/Film Production ’06) has an awesome job. So awesome, in fact, that I don’t think it’s fair to say that it is a job. It’s more like “fun.” Mark Miller gets paid to have fun. Miller is the Vice President of Seraphim Inc., better known to horror fans as the production company of

Alum Rebecca Kirsch Talks About Writing For TV

July 21, 2015 by Brian Hamiliton | Beyond Dodge

When alumnus Rebecca Kirsch (BA/ Film and Television ’05) came to campus a few weeks ago to talk with students in Jim Macak’s Seminar in TV Writing class, I was reminded of an article Matthew Weiner (Mad Men) wrote about artists who ‘hide their brushstrokes.’ “It’s easy to look at a finished product and be