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Epiphany in the Margins by Nour Oubeid’18

June 21, 2017 by Nour Oubeid | Film Production

From the Editor: Nour Oubeid (BFA/Film Production ’18) is a recipient of a Women of Chapman award for her upcoming thesis film Amal. Epiphany in the Margins reflects on how her film will examine the concept of exploring one’s identity.  Developing a senior thesis project can be a bit harrowing. “This is the time for you to showcase

Women of Chapman Committee Awards $50K to Student Films

June 15, 2017 by | Film Production

The Women of Chapman committee awarded four upcoming Dodge College thesis films with production funds at its annual pitch lunch held on May 19. The Women of Chapman are a group of philanthropic-minded women strongly dedicated to a program of service to Chapman University that has provided over 2 million in funding to Dodge College since 2006

Teaching the Art of Editing

May 25, 2016 by Janell Shearer | Academics

An oft repeated aphorism says that a film is written three times: first by the screenwriter, then by the director and finally by the editor. Certainly the screenwriter lays the foundation, although the film may bear little resemblance to the final script.  The director, who interprets the screenplay, may have a different vision or be

Production Design Showcase Has Small Models For Big Ideas

May 13, 2016 by | Programs

Every year around this time, the Production Design students take over the lobby of Marion Knott Studios to show off the amazing things they’ve worked on over the year. The display showcases concept drawings, previsualization sketches, architectural blue prints, and models of various sets that the students created. When making a film or show, production

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

Dodge Students Find Life on Mars with ICARUS

February 8, 2016 by | Academics

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

CRONUS is Pushing Boundaries of Student Films

December 2, 2015 by | Academics

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

Intel Says Dodge Is On Leading Edge Of Movies

June 8, 2015 by | Academics

Intel recently published an article about Dodge College is on the forefront of the digital movie-making age. They praised us for keeping up with technology, and using on-the-go powerhouse work stations to help students capture things they need on location, as opposed to being stuck on a sound stage. From the article: The film production