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From Film Production to Tabletop Game Design Ben Kepner (BFA/FP '13)

June 12, 2018 by Ben Kepner '13 | Beyond Dodge

In most senses, filmmaking and tabletop game design are worlds apart. Ben Kepner graduated from Chapman with a degree in film production in 2013, and at the time didn’t know that tabletop game design was a viable career path. But six years later, after a few lucky encounters and a lot of hard work, landed

Jon Schnitzer: Probing Near Death or Scared to Death Experiences

June 11, 2018 by | Alumni

John Schnitzer (BFA/FTP ’01) is fascinated by things that might stop your heart—literally, or almost. Hence two of his recent projects have an otherworldly connection, one in VR and one a documentary that examines the extreme lengths people go to scare each other on Halloween. His VR experience, Flatline, has been showcased at VR/World New

Friday Focus: Alumni

April 13, 2018 by | Beyond Dodge

Melanie Duke (BFA/DA ’17) started a new role with 20th Century Fox as a Creative Content Coordinator. Erika Cohn’s (BFA/FP ’09) film will receive its LA theatrical release on April 20th at the Laemmle Monica Film Center. Erika will be around afterwards for a Q&A. JJ Englert (BFA/CRPR ’15) has started a company, Industry Jump,

Alumni Spotlight: Derek Helwig ’05 Faculty Edition

April 3, 2018 by | Beyond Dodge

Featured Image: Filming in Peruvian Andes for YouTube Red series, “Ultimate Expedition” Four years ago we caught up with Derek Helwig (BFA/FP ’05) and his experiences since graduating. Now we have the pleasure of welcoming him to the Chapman family as a professor for the newly created course, DOC 116, Introduction to Television Production: Location.

Friday Focus: Alumni

March 30, 2018 by | Beyond Dodge

Every Friday is an opportunity to focus on an aspect of Dodge College. This Friday the focus is on alumni and the work they are doing. If there is something you’d like to have included please feel free to email Jon Hernandez, Alumni Relations Coordinator, at jonherna@chapman.edu or fill out the online form. Jillian Arnold (MFA/CR