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Thesis Spotlight: Meraki Marries Visual Effects and Animation to Tell a Warrior's Story

May 8, 2018 by | Animation/Visual Effects

Blending stop motion, Taylor Johnston’s (BFA/DA ’18) area of expertise, and the computer graphic prowess of Austin Piko (BFA/DA ’18), the team behind Meraki are making the only stop-motion animation thesis film to come from Dodge College this year. The team is excited to bring the magic of three-dimensional animation to audiences with this film. Magic

‘Package’ Animated Film – Done on a Dell

March 22, 2018 by | Animation/Visual Effects

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts has teamed up with Dell to explore and deliver a collaborative project, created on the Dell Precision 5720 AiO, testing its true limits. The spot was co-created by students Luke Snedecor (BFA/DA ’19) and Kyle Harrington (BFA/IMDC ’19). “We asked ourselves how would experiencing a narrative story

Students Jump in to Explore Augmented and Virtual Reality

November 8, 2016 by Brian Hamiliton | Academics

They ran into things. They got mugged. At least one person fell over a cliff. In some cases, the benefits of augmented reality don’t seem so wonderful. While the crazy things that have happened to people chasing virtual monsters with their smart phones playing Pokemon Go has captured national media attention, an exploration of

Using Motion Capture to Climb Out of the Uncanny Valley

August 2, 2016 by | Academics

EDITOR’S NOTE: We have so many fantastic programs here at Dodge College that sometimes stories get lost in the shuffle. We wanted to highlight this great piece about one of our latest interterm classes that worked in motion capture.  Since VR is very big at our school right now, we wanted to show just how

Digital Arts Senior Thesis Screenings And The Alumni Legacy

May 18, 2016 by Marcus Garrett | Alumni

There are very few things that would make me drive through two hours of traffic on a weekday to visit my alma mater. When I heard last minute that the time had come for the Chapman Digital Arts seniors to screen their films, I dropped everything and left work at Disney Interactive early to make

Catching up with CRONUS

February 19, 2016 by | Film Production

  A few months ago, we featured a story on Cronus, one of the thesis films that was filmed last year, and is currently in post-production. One of the things I love about some major motion pictures is that they share fantastic behind the scenes content before the film is released. It’s a great way

Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola On His Career

December 9, 2015 by | Academics

Hellboy. The Amazing Screw-on Head. Abe Sapien. Baltimore. B.P.R.D. Each of these unique characters came from the head of Mike Mignola. Last week, Bill Kroyer’s Digital Arts students hosted Mignola, as he gave an in-depth talk about his career and fielded questions from the audience. When he first started out 30 years ago,

Digital Arts Students Draw Inspiration from French Art and Animation

December 7, 2015 by Dodge College Staff | Academics

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of France and the arts? The Louvre? The Mona Lisa? Hiroshima, Mon Amour ? It’s probably not animation. Yet the influence of French animation is also enormous, from the first animated film in history, Reynaud’s Pauvre Pierrot to Illumination Studios’ newest blockbuster, Minions .

Xsens Impressed With Dodge’s Commitment To Latest Tech

November 6, 2015 by | Academics

For those in the Digital Arts program using motion capture, Xsens has been a huge help. Their state-of-the-art motion capture technology has helped some of our students do amazing things in their films and projects. Though we received a version of their MVN technology last year, we recently upgraded to the newest generation. Xsens visited