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Venturing into the Warm Heart of Africa

July 21, 2016 by Gabriella Pinel | Beyond Dodge

It’s unquestionable that traveling 10,194 miles away to Malawi, Africa on a documentary expedition is bound to be the experience of a lifetime. When we embark on these sorts of journeys it feels as if there should be one defining moment, one instance, in which our lives are changed forever. But if I’ve learned anything

Summer Film Academy Visits the Academy Archives on Insightful Field Trip

July 19, 2016 by | Beyond Dodge

Every summer, Dodge College holds two sessions of the Summer Film Academy, a two-week comprehensive, collaborative, and creative film program for high school students. For those two weeks, the students are immersed in the world of film through class discussions, film screenings, guest speakers, field trips, and filmmaking in small groups. Basically, they live, breathe,

The Slow Burn To Success

July 7, 2016 by Marcus Garrett | Beyond Dodge

Yesterday my friend treated me to an iced beverage from Starbucks after finding 20 bucks on the ground. That’s the closest I will ever come to getting rich quick. We walked back to the film school, the condensation from my blended mocha kissed my palm as I slurped my whipped cream through my straw in

Dodge Students Win at Cannes Film Festival

July 5, 2016 by | Beyond Dodge

The Cannes Film Festival is not only one of the biggest festivals in the world, but also one of the most prestigious. Founded in 1946, this invitation-only festival is held in Cannes, France, and is the place to be to find the best of the best when it comes to films. So, it comes as

Global Chinese Universities Student Film And TV Festival

May 27, 2016 by Paulina Bugembe | Beyond Dodge

I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Hong Kong for the 13th Annual Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television festival this past April held at the Hong Kong Baptist University’s Film Academy. What a wonderful experience it was! I got to meet student filmmakers from all over the world, from the UK, Prague, Australia, Korea, China and more.

Networking In New York

May 20, 2016 by Meagan O'Shea | Beyond Dodge

Now in its fifth year, Professor Pete Weitzner’s Networking in New York and D.C. course connects students interested in a broadcast journalism/producing-for-the-news career with top-level alums working for all the major networks. This year’s excursion saw the addition of four new experiences: The Wendy Williams Show, The Nightly Show, ESPN, and a tour of the

Dodge Students Travel to the Salton Sea for Film this Summer

May 11, 2016 by Gia Rigoli | Beyond Dodge

This is a story from the American West, a 21st century West, where everyone works a dead-end job; whose denizens know all too well that the dreams they’ve dreamt are just that, dreams. In the 1950’s, the Salton Sea was a thriving resort destination, designed with the hope that it would one day rival Palm

Artificial Intelligence Runs Wild in Ctrl Alt Delete

April 8, 2016 by | Beyond Dodge

Artificial Intelligence is amazing; it can automate your household chores, suggest Google searches, drive our cars, make logical decisions like a human being, and trap you inside a building and try to kill you. Wait, what?! While that last one hasn’t happened in real life, it IS the plot of Ctrl Alt Delete, the feature

Dodge College and the UCFTI Expo Film Competition

March 30, 2016 by Kevin Harman | Beyond Dodge

For 2016, the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and the U.S. China Film and Television Industry Expo will be partnering up on their Film Competition portion of the event. Dodge College, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and California State University, Northridge will exclusively be competing in the UCFTI Film Competition where filmmakers

A Storyteller On the Need for More Storytellers

March 28, 2016 by Michael Ashley | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Making a living as a writer isn’t always the easiest thing in the world to accomplish, but many Chapman alumni have been able to do so. A perfect example of that is Michael Ashley (MFA/Screenwriting ’07), who has had many of his screenplays optioned and co-written a book about how to turn your