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Film Production

  

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 project after seeing

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

Production Design Showcase Wows Us Again

May 13, 2015 by | Events

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

Success in Media Guest List! (Fall 2014)

August 14, 2014 by | Academics

Professor Ufland has just announced the confirmed guest list for this semester’s Success in Media Class. While prior classes have included the best people in the entertainment business, the confirmed list for this coming semester is particularly outstanding. It will include CEOs and Presidents of such companies as Sony, Tristar, UTA, Fox Television, Mosaic, 3Arts,

Last chance to register for Professor Ufland’s great courses!

July 28, 2014 by | Academics

You don’t just want to learn theory and technical tools at film school; you want to learn and interact with the professionals who have shaped the industry. For that, you need to enroll in one of the three courses that Professor Harry Ufland will be teaching this coming fall. Who is Professor Ufland? Professor Ufland

Warner Bros. Backlot Tour Wows Korean Students

July 10, 2014 by | Beyond Dodge

For the last few weeks, we’ve had a group of Korean students visiting us at Dodge College as part of our Cross Cultural Filmmaking course, taught by James Gardner. Recently, the students went on the Warner Bros. Backlot Tour. Guest author Brian Hamilton was lucky enough to join them, and sent back this report: Whenever