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Soundtrack Class Teaches The Importance of Music

October 13, 2016 by | Programs

One of the coolest things about learning about filmmaking here at Dodge College is that you get to learn every aspect of it; from the pre-production, the shot composition, and right down the soundtrack itself. An integral part of any piece of media, music invokes feelings in us and adds more nuance to every scene

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

PR Students Recruit Good Neighbors

July 29, 2016 by Dodge College Staff | 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 our Public Relations and Advertising program from the Spring 2015 issue of In Production because we felt it publicly highlights everything that is great about the program.

Television Writing Alumni Share Their Stories

June 30, 2016 by | Alumni

Earlier this week, James Macak’s Seminar in Television Writing summer class had three fantastic guests to talk about their careers after graduating from Dodge College. Morgan Steele (BA/Screenwriting ’06), Jeremy Svenson (BFA/Film Production ’06), and Leon Langford (MFA/Screenwriting ’15), all at varied stages of their career, have had interesting paths to where they are now.

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

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

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

Don Hahn: A Storyteller Bound by No Medium

May 2, 2016 by Brian Hamiliton | Academics

It’s evening, and several students from Bill Kroyer’s Digital Arts Industry Insiders class are sitting around a large table in The Fashionable Women of Chapman Rotunda Boardroom, having dinner with producer/director Don Hahn, Artist-in-Residence for spring semester. “I don’t know where I see myself in five years,” says Joshua Scheurer (BS/Business Administration, ‘17) when

360 Video is a Big Deal at Dodge College

April 29, 2016 by | Academics

The digital landscape is ever-changing, and as new technologies emerge, so do new ways to view them. One of the most popular these days is 360 video, an immersive platform that is a stepping stone to true virtual reality content. 360 video allows the viewer to control where to look in an environment using a

Aloha From Ray’s Shrunken Head Lounge

April 25, 2016 by | Academics

Here in Southern California, tiki culture has been part of the landscape for many years. Its laid back, easy-going vibes have been adopted by people of all ages as a way of life. Let’s not forget that their drinks are pretty killer, too. When I heard that a “tiki” movie was going to be