More Lockdowns, More Video Games

March 3, 2021 by | Animation/Visual Effects

2020 was the year for gamers. While countless other industries have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, the video game industry saw a rapid rise with so many people stuck at home having more free time than ever to play video games. The industry hit a massive $179.9 billion in worldwide revenue in 2020,


Opportunities Over Money

March 1, 2021 by | Alumni Spotlight

What was the process like to land your first industry job? I chose to take an alternate path of applying to smaller companies, building out the best version of my resume, and taking any opportunity (including some that were unpaid) on set in Los Angeles. I met with as many people as I could, I


Film Festival Corner Update

February 22, 2021 by | Festival Report

It has been a while since we last gave an update on how our students films are doing on the festival circuit. The good news is, is that our student films are still playing at festivals all over the world both in person and virtually. We have films winning festival awards as well as being


Dodge Internship Bulletin

February 22, 2021 by | Career Resources

Check us out on Facebook!  INTERNSHIP LIST as of March 1, 2021 SPRING OPPORTUNITIES   Feb 22                    Aperture Entertainment, a boutique management/production company, seeks creative interns to start in March/April 2021. Due to Covid-19, this internship will be virtual/remote. Aperture represents an array of clients including


Making Bold Moves

February 18, 2021 by | Alumni Spotlight

What was the process like to land your first industry job? I’m an Assistant to a Motion Picture Literary Agent at CAA, so I work with her clients who are directors, writers, and producers. After applying online, it involved a few interviews and providing references that had a connection to the company.  The whole process


Student Spotlight: Chitra Dassapa

February 15, 2021 by | Student Spotlight

Tell us a bit about yourself…. I came to Chapman as a Violin Performance major but quickly learned that I wanted another element to my educational experience, so I applied to the PRA program freshman year and was admitted! Though I am in the film school, my background is rooted in music as I have


Student Spotlight: Zara Kaye

February 8, 2021 by | Student Spotlight

A little bit about myself. I’m an LA local, and a passionate home cook, who is so excited to be working as a Dodge Content Creator! I love producing content for social media. I spent the summer making toast for TikTok, and I can’t wait to work with the Dodge communications team! What’s your favorite


Telling Stories of Triumph

February 5, 2021 by | Alumni Spotlight

Since graduating from Chapman last year with an MFA in documentary film, Rishabh Thakker is already making a name for himself with his thesis documentary film Birds Without Wings, which was selected as a finalist for the Student Academy Awards in 2020. The film was shot in India and follows the story of two adults


John Badham: On Directing

February 5, 2021 by | Faculty Spotlight

So you want to know how to make a movie?  John Badham: On Directing can help you there. Hailed as “indisputably the most valuable book on the craft of film directing yet published” by Wade Major & Tim Cogshell, FilmWeek and CineGods,  the second edition of Chapman Professor’s highly praised book only adds to the


Chapman University Master Classes: Spring Edition

January 27, 2021 by | Events

Please join us for the second season of the Chapman Master Classes, featuring some of the leading members of the entertainment industry. These one-hour interviews are open to all Chapman students, faculty, staff and Dodge alumni. The Master Classes will kick off on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 pm with a very special surprise guest! Trust us, you won’t want to miss

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