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Film Festival Corner Update 12/4/18

December 4, 2018 by | Uncategorized

As films from both current students and alumni continue to venture out on the circuit, here is the latest on the festivlas they have played and the awards they have won: Erin Lau (MFA/FP ’18) – THE MOON AND THE NIGHT Official Selection of the Oxford Film Festival and Finalist for the Artist Vodka Film

Friday Focus: Alumni

May 11, 2018 by | Uncategorized

Zelie Dember-Slack’s (MFA/ER ’17) film, The Sweetest Heir, had its world premier screening at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase Film Festival on May 9th, 2018 where it won Best Family FIlm. The Sweetest Heir is an award-winning family comedy about Brittany Thompson, 9, who collects and restores old jewelry boxes. While restoring one, she discovers a seal inside a

Alumni Spotlight: Kennedy Phillips (’13)

March 9, 2018 by | Alumni

Every so often, we’ll be spotlighting alumni and what they are up to these days. These Q&A sessions will give you a bit of insight into where the world has taken them since graduation. This week, the spotlight is on Kennedy Phillips (MFA/ER ’13) who has created and directed an audio fantasy comedy titled Magus Elgar.  Magus

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.

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

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

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

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