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Guest Blog: Joe Petkwitz (MFA ‘14) on Filming “Truth”

January 31, 2012 by | Beyond Dodge

Between shooting the footage of stunt actors set on fire, and the start of the Spring semester, Cinematography student Joe Petkwitz (’14) found himself in the exciting role of director of photography for one of the two Interterm Stunt and Effects class short films, “Truth.”  The films are in the post production process now, but

Stunt Class – Production Diaries: Car Chase!

January 26, 2012 by | Beyond Dodge

Here are some of the best photos from the first day of car filming, shot last week.  The sun was quite bright, and the clouds at a minimum, so one challenges the class had to face were some very sharp shadows and bright lights reflected off the cars.  Similarly, my camera – while awesome –

Sundance Class Tweets the First Week of Excitement

January 20, 2012 by | Beyond Dodge

This year, our Sundance travel course is microblogging their experiences!  Check out the Twitter stream below to see all the film news, photos, posters, stories, and fun our students are excited about. (Oh, and yes, there's snow!) Image courtesy of Dodge student Katie Valovcin, aka @RynnCity   Yep, Dodge College students are blowing up all

Expedition: New Zealand Update by Christiana Minga (‘13)

January 17, 2012 by | Beyond Dodge

Student correspondent Christiana Minga brings us up to speed about the Expedition Documentary class' first week in New Zealand. Stay tuned for more updates as the adventure unfolds, and the documentarians start shooting! -Jared Parmenter (Blog Editor)   Guest Blogger: Christiana Minga, Television & Broadcast Journalism Major ('13)   We are in Queenstown and are

Of Air Rams and Flying Stuntmen

January 11, 2012 by | Beyond Dodge

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Interterm Stunt Class – Guest Director Renny Harlin

January 10, 2012 by | Beyond Dodge

Last week, the Interterm Stunt Class was treated to a series of special guests. Today, I'd like to share with you some awesome quotes, advice, and anecdotes from Renny Harlin, action movie superstar. (Process update: we've had a few unexpected issues getting footage edited from the Stunt Class' production, but fear not – burning men,

Interterm Stunt Class – An Overview

January 6, 2012 by | Beyond Dodge

With three days of the first ever Interterm Stunt Class under our belt, I'm now thrilled to share our overall plan to show you exactly what it's like behind the scenes of a Dodge Production class! The deets: The class meets every day, on our soundstages, from 10-2 Every day features a guest speaker, prominent

“Life After Film School” Casting this week!

November 7, 2011 by | Beyond Dodge

Are you filmmaking-savvy, outgoing, and eager to learn about the real-life ins and outs of Hollywood filmmaking? Then attend the open-casting call for “Life After Film School” Monday, November 7th through Wednesday, November 9th in MKS Audition Room A. This is a fantastic opportunity for all film students interested in getting some excellent publicity for

Chapman Students invited to attend Actor’s Showcase

August 10, 2011 by | Beyond Dodge

Looking for new talent for your short film?  Tired of student actors, websites, and wooden performances?  Thanks to Dean Basset, we have access to a new opportunity to observe, meet, and network with local actors trained in the classic “Improvisation technique.” Check out this open invitation to Dodge College (and general Chapman University) students to

Beluga vs. GroupMe: This year’s FourSquare vs. Gowalla

March 24, 2011 by | Beyond Dodge

Group messaging, not surprisingly, is the specialty of two popular, competing apps, GroupMe and Beluga.  These apps each ask you to define a small circle of friends whose phone numbers, email addresses, and/or Twitter handles you already know, and provides a quick, seamless method for sending each of the group members a short message.  Each

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