About Brian Brian Robau is a Cuban American award-winning director, born and raised in Miami, Florida. In 2014, Brian moved to Southern California to pursue a M.F.A. in Film Production at Chapman University. In 2016, he won the Student Academy Award for his intermediate film It’s Just a Gun. Earlier this year, he won his
This Thursday, April 25, a group of Dodge College and Schmid College students had the opportunity to tour the Santa Monica facilities of Riot Games. 22 students joined us for this interactive event that included a small panel with current “Rioters” and Chapman alumni Ovilee May ’18 and Kiley Theiring ’13 (BFA/FP). The tour included
Asked to advise a room full of Chapman students about how to identify a workplace where diversity and inclusion are valued, Bogart Avila, BA/PRA ’15, a strategist for Giant Spoon, Adweek’s Breakthrough Agency of the Year for 2018, had a straightforward answer: “Ask questions about the organization’s diversity initiative. If they can’t give you tangible
The issue of identity has the power to not only influence art but our professional aspirations as well. Graduate producing student Akemi Okamura was able to explore her identity as a female filmmaker – and her passion for development – through her summer internship with Denise Di Novi Pictures. How did you find your internship?
The old joke says that every waiter in Hollywood is actually a screenwriter who is likely to hand you a script along with your burger and fries. While producers and directors in Hollywood may or may not be so accosted, there are plenty of aspiring screenwriters looking for ways to break into the business. But
Leon Cheo (BFA/CRPR ’10) was excited when he was approached by Action for AIDS in Singapore to create a show about gay life in his country, where homosexuality is illegal, “because I’m gay and it touches on so many aspects of my life,” he says. A graduate of Chapman’s Creative Producing program in Singapore, Cheo
Earlier this month, Professor Todd Cooley hosted the panel event “Careers in Marketing & Public Relations”. This panel featured an executive recruiter and other experts with insight on the current job market, both locally and nationally. The panelists shared invaluable advice with students who are getting started in careers in marketing and public relations. Highlights 1.
The love and pursuit of video games landed Ovilee May (BFA/News and Doc ’18) her current role as the sole Broadcast Interviewer with one of the biggest eSports leagues in the world, League of Legends. “I’ve been playing video games since I could hold a controller at like 3 years old,” says May. She still
It’s probably safe to say that patience is not a defining characteristic of most college students. But when Taylor Johnston (BFA/DA ’18) and Austin Piko (BFA/DA ’18) decided to make a stop-motion animated film for their senior thesis, they took the demand for patience to a whole new level. Johnston and Piko are co-directing a
Congratulations to the class of 2018! Above is a snapshot of the thesis film projects completed by the this year’s graduating class. This reel features the narrative, animation/visual effects and documentary projects created by the 2018 graduates of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University. This video was compiled and edited by