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Join us for our First Cut 2017 Film Showcase in LA, NYC, Orange, and Seattle Presented by the Leo Freedman Foundation

August 21, 2017 by | Events

Every year, Dodge College puts on the Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screenings to premiere our top films from the previous year. This year’s show will screen in Los Angeles, New York City, Orange, and our newest addition – Seattle – to showcase these exemplary films to industry professionals, media, alumni, prospective students, and their

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Producer Don Hahn to Deliver Commencement Address and Receive Honorary Degree

April 20, 2017 by Rogers and Cowan | Press Releases

It was announced today that Academy Award® nominated producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast ) will receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Dodge College’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20, where Hahn will deliver the keynote address.. Hahn’s latest film,

Show of Shows Aims to Wow Animation Fans on October 9th!

September 30, 2014 by | Beyond Dodge

On Thursday, October 9, Dodge College will host the 16th Annual Animation Show Of Shows. Presented by Acme Film Works, Show of Shows has been hosted at Dodge for the last 6 years. Ron Diamond, President of Acme Film Works, curates this collection of short animated films every year, making the choices based on what

Take an inside look into the animated film “Frozen” with director Chris Buck

April 30, 2014 by Bogart Avila | Events

On Monday, May 5 Dodge College is excited to welcome Chris Buck, the director of the box office hit Frozen. Buck will discuss his work on the film, screen clips and discuss his experience in the animation industry. With over twenty years of experience, Buck directed Frozen after working in animation, art direction, story and

Chapman scores big at the Sierra Canyon Film Festival

April 15, 2014 by | News

Sierra Canyon,an independent college prep school in the Valley, holds an annual film festival at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood each Spring. Submissions are open to not only high school films, but college films as well. This year, three student films from Dodge College were awarded crystal trophies: Light Me Up (directed by Ryan Walton ‘12

Guest Lecture: Animation Guru Steve Hickner

March 31, 2014 by | Animation/Visual Effects

Professor Bill Kroyer invites you to a special guest lecture by Animation Director/Producer/Story Man Steve Hickner on Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Folino Theater. Hickner will discuss his experiences in creating stories for animated feature films and offer advice on beginning a career in the animation business. Hickner has spent

Interterm Robot Attack! Student Transformers in the Folino

January 17, 2014 by | Home

Last week, I had the exciting chance to see our brand-new motion capture suits transform a living, breathing Dodge College student into a robot.  A big robot.  It was only the second day of their Interterm boot camp, “Motion Capture Fundamentals, Techniques, and Practical Exercises,” and yet I don’t think anyone in the

Special Guest John Knoll Connects VFX Past to Present

December 5, 2013 by | Events

Professor Bill Kroyer’s History and Aesthetics of Digital Arts class enjoyed an amazing treat last night, as they heard from one of the founding fathers of modern visual effects: John Knoll. The class began, as always, with 3 brief student presentations, on their favorite aspects of their favorite digital film: Lilo & Stitch: for representing

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