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4 Chapman films selected as 2017 Student Academy Awards Semi-Finalists

July 19, 2017 by | News

We are pleased to announce that four Chapman films have advanced to the Semi-Finalist stage of the 2017 Student Academy Awards: Beginning of the Road – Graduate Documentary Thesis Film (dir. Jeremiah Thompson) Dempsey the Diabetic Superhero – Community Voices Documentary Film (dir. Kendall Goldberg, Greyson Horst, Rocky Pajarito, Caroline Roffe) A Foreman – Graduate Non-Thesis Film (dir.

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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

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Dodge College explores the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB)

May 22, 2017 by | Uncategorized

Last month, members of the Dodge College community descended on Las Vegas for the annual National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB). With nearly 1,000,000 net-square-feet in exhibit space and over 1,700 exhibiting companies to explore, NAB is “the world’s largest annual convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology.” For Dodge students the annual

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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

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2017 Television Pilots Dodge College Presents: 'Washed Up' & 'Veil'

May 11, 2017 by | Events

From the page to the screen and everything in-between, Prime Time Production is more than just an interterm class; it’s an opportunity for students to get an immersive, hands-on experience working on full length television pilots. Each year, two original pilot scripts are chosen and paired with student producers to help bring the stories to

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Facing Fear at Pitch Fest 2017: A Personal Account

May 5, 2017 by Erica Nusgart | Uncategorized

Before registering for the “Development Process for Film and TV Class,” I assumed it would follow the structure of our previous coursework. Write, edit, rinse and repeat. For me, typically, the hardest part would stem and be rooted in, constructive criticism. Though criticism continues to be a personal challenge, I’ve adapted to learning how to

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Pre-release Screening: STEVE JOBS

September 30, 2015 by | Uncategorized

Dodge College and Universal Pictures invites you to join us for a pre-release screening of Steve Jobs (dir. Danny Boyle, 2015) on Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. in Folino Theater. Admission is complimentary. Registration is required. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, STEVE

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Interterm Projects: TV Faculty on New Pilots “Perceptors” and “Sharp Left Turn”

February 18, 2014 by | TV Writing / Production

This past Interterm semester saw all kinds of exciting productions, from the Dodge College sound stages, to local “on location” films and TV pilots, to international destinations from London to Korea. Today, I have some updates from the Television faculty on their teams’ projects, small changes to the program, and some history of how successful