Life as an Editor on Ted Lasso

March 15, 2022 by | Alumni

Since graduating from Dodge College’s Film Production program in 2007, Melissa McCoy has gone on to work on TV shows like CSI, Grace and Frankie, Life Sentence, and most recently, as an Editor on Ted Lasso. Editors are responsible for putting together the final image that viewers see on screen. However, comedy show Editors, like


How Xpedition Brought the World of Tablescaping to Competition Shows

February 4, 2022 by | Alumni

It’s not everyday you get to say your company created a competition show staring Martha Stewart on Discovery+. Xpedition, a production company ran by three Chapman Alumni (Hunter Johnson, Derek Helwig, and Yael Egnal) created Table Wars: a show where designers compete against each other to create the best show-stopping party environments through the artform


How 27 Chapman Alums Collaborated to Make a 'Weird and Wild' Feature Film

February 4, 2022 by | Alumni

Between 2017 and 2020, Skye Braband (’18), Sarah De Leon (’18), and Marty Lang (’16), along with 24 other Dodge alumni, had the opportunity to collaborate on the feature film Chompy and The Girls, a horror/comedy that draws attention to deeper issues surrounding mental health. The film is centered around a young woman who meets


Introducing Dodge's New In-House Film Festival Specialist

January 24, 2022 by | Faculty Spotlight

Having been a Senior Programmer at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for 15 years, Mickey Duzdevich knows everything there is to know about film festivals. As Dodge College’s new in-house Film Festival Specialist, he is excited to share his expert knowledge and help students navigate the ins and outs of the festival process. We


Introducing Project: Pilots

January 21, 2022 by | TV Writing / Production

It’s always Pilot Season here at Chapman. Project: Pilots, a new club on campus this year is making sure of that. Created as a space to workshop student written Television pilots, the club has already drawn in a dedicated group of writers in only its first few months on campus. Emilie Evans, a junior Television


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

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