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Digital Arts


Unreal Engine Workshop Expands the Boundaries of Reality

January 26, 2018 by | Digital Arts

Though virtual reality is becoming an emerging technology today, the spirit of the technology can be traced back to the stereoscope created in 1838. Due to the accessibility and modern advancement in computers and mobile devices, the field has seen a huge spike in popularity. As more progress is made, the demand has increased to


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 | Academics

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


Our Night With Oscar

February 20, 2015 by Rachel Beltran | Beyond Dodge

EDITORS NOTE: Rachel Beltran (BFA/Digitial Arts ’17) is one of our many talented Digital Arts students. She, along with some classmates, had the opportunity to go to Los Angeles to check out the Academy Award nominated animated and short films. She was kind enough to share her experience with us. It didn’t really hit


Show of Shows Aims to Wow Animation Fans on October 9th!

September 30, 2014 by | Beyond Dodge

On Thursday, October 9, Dodge College will host the 16th Annual Animation Show Of Shows. Presented by Acme Film Works, Show of Shows has been hosted at Dodge for the last 6 years. Ron Diamond, President of Acme Film Works, curates this collection of short animated films every year, making the choices based on what