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Student Spotlight


FilmStripes.com Using computer science to turn films into paintings

May 16, 2017 by | Student Spotlight

I am constantly amazed by the creativity of Chapman University students – who would have thought that you could take a film, analyze its colors and use that to generate paintings?  Three students from the Computer Science department did and FilmStripes.com was born.  Akash Arora (Computer Science ’19), Donovan Tetsuka (Computer Science ’17), and William Cortes (Software

Senior Yuri Scharan is the Man

May 5, 2016 by | Student Spotlight

Senior Yuri Scharan (BFA/Television & Broadcast Journalism’16) is no stranger to high-stress situations. He’s worked with top talent at multiple award shows including the American Music Awards, the American Idol series finale, and the Kids Choice Awards.  So it isn’t much of a surprise that he leapt at the opportunity to represent Dodge College as

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

Dodge Student Selected As One of Most Promising by American Advertising Federation

March 18, 2016 by Ben Ng | Academics

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ben Ng (BA/Public Relations and Advertising ’16) recently had the opportunity of a life time; being flown to New York City by the American Advertising Federation to celebrate his achievements. Ng shares his experience with us today! Last month, I had the honor of being selected by the American Advertising Federation (AAF)

Cool Casual Comedy Brings Laughs from Students

February 29, 2016 by | TV Writing / Production

Sometimes, three friends get together and say to themselves: “Hey, we should form a sketch comedy group.” And then, all is right with the world. Those three friends are Brett Melnick (BFA/Television Writing and Production ’16), Gregory Bordelon (BFA/ Television Writing and Production ’16), and Sam Wall (BA/Film Studies ’17), and I came

The Force is Strong with KARA from Dodge Alum

February 24, 2016 by | Beyond Dodge

Seven minutes was all it took. From an emotionally impactful story featuring a young Jedi learning her powers to an incredible action sequence involving Sandtroopers, only seven minutes were needed to blow the Star Wars community away. But that was no official entry into the series. That was all from a fan film called Kara