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Thesis Spotlight: Calamity Falls

March 19, 2018 by | Film Production

Sound Stage B was recently home to the senior thesis film, Calamity Falls, written and directed by Hadley Hillel (BFA/FP ’18). This film is a fantasy drama about a young girl coping with the recent loss of her parents. This production used the largest backdrop seen by Dodge College. The backdrop, depicting a hillside overlooking the ocean,

Thesis Spotlight: Bombay Theater and the Magical Sitar

February 26, 2018 by | Screenings

Walking onto the set of the graduate thesis production Bombay Theater and the Magical Sitar there is a silent tension in the air. Cast and crew are pooled around an island of light where soft voices can be heard discussing an upcoming scene. After an intensive shooting schedule, the team is tired but excited to wrap production

11 Easy Tips for Getting Into a Film Festival

February 5, 2018 by | Beyond Dodge

2018 has seen great success by Dodge College alum. For graduating students with thesis films premiering this May who are interested in entering film festivals, here are tips to join the ranks of successful projects: Keep it short – Think: the longer it is the better it has to be. Also, a shorter film will have

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