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Film Production

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

Justin Simien: How the Internet Can Help Your Movie

June 18, 2014 by | Alumni

The Internet can help your movie-making efforts immensely. Just ask Justin Simien (BFA/Film Production ’04), who has had plenty of experience using social media to his advantage. Aside from being named one of the Ten Directors To Watch in 2013 by Variety, Simien has been busy building awareness for his film Dear White People. We

Roy Finch Teaches the Art of the Continuous Shot

June 16, 2014 by | Academics

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers a lot of amazing summer classes. For example, there is the The Continuous Take (FTV 329-04/529-04). Taught by Roy Finch, it’s the type of fun class that most students can’t even believe is a real offering. Ever since the beginning of film, continuous shots have amazed audiences

Production Design Showcases Student Work

May 15, 2014 by | Academics

Production designers play a key role in film, television, and beyond. They’re responsible for the overall look and feel of what they are working on, working closely with the director to figure out how to visually tell the story. Currently, some of Dodge College’s students are showcasing their work in the Production Design Showcase in