From Chapman Student to Writer on Marvel's Hawkeye

January 13, 2022 by | Alumni

Katie Mathewson graduated from Chapman University in 2011 with a BA in Screenwriting. Since graduating, she has gone on to work for Comedy Central as a writer’s assistant on @midnight and worked on the writing staff of Pitch on FOX. Most recently, she wrote an episode of Marvel Studios show Hawkeye for Disney+ with her


Voice-Over: Not Just For Animation

January 6, 2022 by | Events

Some may think that training in voice-over is only useful for those interested in ADR, animation, and commercials. However, Heaven Macpherson, host of Dodge College’s recent Voice-Over Acting Workshop on December 3rd, proved that voice-over acting can be helpful and relevant across a variety of creative disciplines. Having played recurring roles on FX’s Emmy Award


Indie film MISTER WHISPER seeking Post-Production Interns

January 4, 2022 by | Alumni

Internship Overview We’re looking for promising students to work with a professional team of filmmakers (many that are Chapman Undergrad and Grad school alums) on an independent feature thriller, Mister Whisper. A stipend or hourly pay may be available depending on your experience and/or your software application knowledge. Hours and project work must be tracked


7 Tips for Becoming a Great Public Speaker

December 8, 2021 by | Events

On Friday, November 12th, part-time professor Eva Finn hosted the Pitch & Present Workshop in the Folino Theater. Professor Finn teaches PRA 351: Business Presentations and PRA 230: Principles of Advertising here at Chapman University. In fact, two students from Finn’s Business Presentations class, Valerie Chan and Abigail Finnerty, helped demonstrate some of her public


Swipe Right on Your Next Script

December 7, 2021 by | Faculty Spotlight

It’s time to find your perfect match… With its name inspired by the dating website eHarmony, Script Harmony is an online database of completed IP, AP, and Thesis screenplays. Scripts are categorized by both genre and length, making it easy for Film Production and Producing students to browse for their next project. “The idea behind


Dodge College Welcomes New Director of Animation and Visual Effects

November 15, 2021 by | News

It’s a new beginning for the Animation and Visual Effects Program at Dodge College. This fall, the program welcomed Aubry Mintz as the new director for the 2021-2022 school year. Mintz previously built the animation programs at Laguna College of Art and Design and Cal State Long Beach respectively, and brings that experience with him


Amplifying Voices on Campus

October 27, 2021 by | Uncategorized

If you are feeling unheard on campus, the members of The Reel Society are here to listen. The Reel Society is a student-run organization designed to amplify the voices of female, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC creatives. With a focus on community, mentorship, and networking, The Reel Society hosts writer workshops, guest speakers, and more. For President


Dodge Alum Wins Top Prize at Student Academy Awards®

October 21, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts alumna Phumi Morare (MFA Film Directing, 2020), has won the Gold Medal for narrative short film at the Student Academy Awards®.  The recent graduate was awarded the top prize (the equivalent of a student Oscar®) for Lakutshon’ Ilanga (When the Sun Sets), about a nurse trying to protect


From Cinematography to Screen Acting

October 21, 2021 by | Alumni Spotlight

  Share your career path with us, how did you decide to transition from your academic focus in cinematography to working as an actress post-graduation? Heading into college, I knew I enjoyed playing around with my mini HD video camera as well as acting (I had done a few short films before and during high

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