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
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
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.
Vines, memes, tweets, 2 hours of a presidential debate condensed to 90 seconds. The way viewers consume news is consistently challenging traditional journalism methods, including broadcast journalism. To better prepare students for the unknown, Professor Pete Weitzner created the course Journalism in the 21st century, calling on his connections amassed over thirty years in the
Though still relatively new, our MFA in Documentary Filmmaking is making waves, and catching the interest of many people looking to tell powerful stories. Recently, Professors Sally Rubin and Jeff Swimmer gave a masterclass to talk about some of the major challenges and issues facing today’s documentary filmmakers, including changes in technology, broadcast, distribution outlets,
For the last few weeks, I have been slowly gathering information for a post about The Chapman Broadcast Network, a club that was created earlier this year to give Dodge students a chance to work on professional productions, such as live Chapman events, such as football games. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that
Applications are now open for our fully funded documentary program here at Dodge—Community Voices: stories to create change. The mission of COMMUNITY VOICES is to create short, compelling documentaries about stories here in our Southern California backyard, with a focus on films with a relevant social issue at their core. Films will be given $5000
Recognizing a growing interest in documentary films by students as well as audiences, Dodge College faculty have designed a new M.F.A. in Documentary Film to launch next year. The M.F.A. in Documentary Film at Dodge College is a unique, 2-year documentary program that will focus on the study and creation of feature-length documentaries. Students will