Like many of you, I listen to a lot of podcasts. Even now during the pandemic (when I’m not driving in LA traffic every day), I still make time to listen to my favorite shows. I’m obsessed with learning about leadership, business, psychology, politics, and, of course, film & entertainment. For years I’ve enjoyed Scriptnotes,
Traditionally, the science fiction genre has been used to indirectly critique social and political issues. Dodge College thesis film, Purple Eyes, uses it to highlight the problem of extreme polarization and the importance of activism. The film is about an anti-android activist who is invited to speak at a pro-android event and the extreme opposition
Space exploration may be challenging for some folks, but Dodge College students have already been to Mars. Well, Red Rock Canyon State Park actually stood in for Mars, but it was still pretty close! I recently spoke to the production team behind Icarus , an upcoming thesis film, to learn more about their
When you think of epic, sprawling space films about intergalactic wars, one tends to imagine a massive, multi-million dollar price tag to go along with it. However, some students here at Dodge are doing their own take on this type of film, making it look like what you’d see on the big screen, but for
This past Interterm semester saw all kinds of exciting productions, from the Dodge College sound stages, to local “on location” films and TV pilots, to international destinations from London to Korea. Today, I have some updates from the Television faculty on their teams’ projects, small changes to the program, and some history of how successful
Students participating in the Interterm course “Essentials of Stunts and Special Effects” got an exhilarating treat last week! After an intensive month of near-daily meetings, lectures, demonstrations, and projects, the students in Professor Andy Lane’s Stunt class were given the chance to experience a Dodge College first: actual (sharp!) sword fighting, right in the Cinematography
The College Television Awards unofficially known as the “Student Emmy Awards” is open for submissions. The name is confusing because it doesn’t deal strictly with television except that the awards are given out by the Emmys Foundation. Also, the awards are given to the producer of the film, which mirrors the hierarchy in television. About
Don’t miss this important workshop for AD’s: Next Friday, September 13, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., there will be an Assistant Director Workshop in the Folino Theater. If you wish to AD on any advanced projects (AP, Cycles or Thesis) you must take this workshop and be checked in and out on the sign-out
Every year, the best of the best of our students’ work is compiled in a showcase we lovingly call “First Cut.” The showcase plays at two of the industry’s most important venues on each coast of the country – the Director’s Guild of America theater in Los Angeles, and in New York. As you’ve seen
Every aspiring indie producer needs to check out this quick, informative article from a recent producing alum.
< ?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes"?> Andy Richards (MFA Film Production ’13) is in the pre-production process for his newest film, “The Call.” To organize funds and build excitement about the film during the development process, his team has been using every tool at their disposal to create an online presence for the short. Read on to
Jason Carbone, Executive Producer & Founder of Good Clean Fun, is coming to speak to Dodge College students on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Argyros Forum room 202.