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Faculty Spotlight


Introducing New Part-Time Lecturers Welcome!

August 14, 2020 by | News

New Adjunct Faculty Malik studied biology with an emphasis in computer science at UC Irvine. He’s a passionate serial entrepreneur who has built a multitude of startups in various industries and is currently a co-founder and partner of BingeLabs, one of the world’s leading media research firms focusing on streaming and new-age entertainment. Brianna is

Faculty Spotlight: John Chichester, Production Design Creating the World Inhabited By Actors on Screen

May 9, 2018 by | Faculty Spotlight

Responsible for creating the physical space and visual look of a film, a production designer is tasked with creating the world inhabited by actors on screen. These worlds are on display this week at the 2018 Production Design Showcase, organized by Professor John Chichester. Graduating seniors, as well as first and second-year graduate students, are

Faculty Spotlight: Sally Rubin Making a difference through documentary filmmaking

May 2, 2018 by | Faculty Spotlight

Professor Sally Rubin has always been passionate about social issues. It is one of the primary reasons she became a documentary filmmaker. Since 2010, Rubin has been funneling this passion into Chapman’s annual Community Voices Documentary Film Program, which connects student filmmakers with local and national nonprofit organizations. “I’ve always wanted to make a difference

Alumni Spotlight: Derek Helwig ’05 Faculty Edition

April 3, 2018 by | Alumni

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.

Dear Harry: A Tribute to Harry J. Ufland

March 8, 2018 by | Faculty Spotlight

Harry Ufland, mentor, and professor at Dodge College since 2012, passed away March 2, 2018. Ufland was an agent, producer, frequent Martin Scorsese collaborator, and an inspiration to the Chapman University Community. A group of alumni gathered to remember this beloved man in the above video. Created by Chapman alumna Gintare Urbutyte ’16 Score credit:

Available Now – The Science of Screenwriting

February 12, 2018 by | Faculty Spotlight

Professors Paul Gulino and Dr. Connie Shears have published a new book, The Science of Screenwriting – The Neuroscience Behind Story Telling Strategies. This book will help Dodge College students and those interested in screenwriting “navigate the mass of often contradictory advice” given about screenwriting. Purchase The Science of Screenwriting. Amazon Reviews The Science of Screenwriting explores the workings of

Documentary Filmmaking Welcomes Chuck Workman

November 10, 2016 by | Faculty Spotlight

This year, we are lucky to add Chuck Workman to our full time faculty for our Documentary Filmmaking program. His credits include Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles, What is Cinema? Visionaries, and The 82nd Annual Academy Awards, just to name a few. Advice to students: “You’ll find that the professional film

Don Hahn: A Storyteller Bound by No Medium

May 2, 2016 by Brian Hamiliton | Academics

It’s evening, and several students from Bill Kroyer’s Digital Arts Industry Insiders class are sitting around a large table in The Fashionable Women of Chapman Rotunda Boardroom, having dinner with producer/director Don Hahn, Artist-in-Residence for spring semester. “I don’t know where I see myself in five years,” says Joshua Scheurer (BS/Business Administration, ‘17) when

Orange Is The New Hollywood

March 4, 2016 by | Faculty Spotlight

This week in Coast magazine, writer Jan Breslauer wrote about how when she got married, her soon-to-be husband suggested moving AWAY from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, and into the quieter community of Orange County. While appalled at the idea at the time, and away from being in the heart of her entertainment

Oscars, Isaacs, and History, Oh My!

March 2, 2016 by | Beyond Dodge

It’s that time of year again, where the stars come out for that special night to celebrate the best in film, and award those who did an extraordinary job. That’s right, it’s Oscar season! Well, it WAS Oscar season. The award show was this past weekend, but we were still recovering from some of the

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