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Digital Arts


Create Your Own (Virtual) Reality with Metaverse App

April 23, 2017 by | Beyond Dodge

With virtual and augmented reality being such hot items these days, it seems like it would take a team of programmers working year-round in order to make something in this realm. But what if there was a tool that made it easy to create your own augmented reality quests…one that only used your own phone

‘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,

Students Jump in to Explore Augmented and Virtual Reality

November 8, 2016 by Brian Hamiliton | Academics

They ran into things. They got mugged. At least one person fell over a cliff. In some cases, the benefits of augmented reality don’t seem so wonderful. While the crazy things that have happened to people chasing virtual monsters with their smart phones playing Pokemon Go has captured national media attention, an exploration of

Using Motion Capture to Climb Out of the Uncanny Valley

August 2, 2016 by | Academics

EDITOR’S NOTE: We have so many fantastic programs here at Dodge College that sometimes stories get lost in the shuffle. We wanted to highlight this great piece about one of our latest interterm classes that worked in motion capture.  Since VR is very big at our school right now, we wanted to show just how

Digital Arts Senior Thesis Screenings And The Alumni Legacy

May 18, 2016 by Marcus Garrett | Alumni

There are very few things that would make me drive through two hours of traffic on a weekday to visit my alma mater. When I heard last minute that the time had come for the Chapman Digital Arts seniors to screen their films, I dropped everything and left work at Disney Interactive early to make

Alumni Help Create Hit Video Game With Oxenfree

January 26, 2016 by | Beyond Dodge

Video games aren’t what they used to be, and that’s a good thing. While still massively entertaining years ago, these days, they are more akin to interactive movies, drawing the player into their intricate plots and detailed art to tell a story. There are a lot of fresh and exciting things being done in

Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola On His Career

December 9, 2015 by | Events

Hellboy. The Amazing Screw-on Head. Abe Sapien. Baltimore. B.P.R.D. Each of these unique characters came from the head of Mike Mignola. Last week, Bill Kroyer’s Digital Arts students hosted Mignola, as he gave an in-depth talk about his career and fielded questions from the audience. When he first started out 30 years ago,

Digital Arts Students Draw Inspiration from French Art and Animation

December 7, 2015 by Dodge College Staff | Academics

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of France and the arts? The Louvre? The Mona Lisa? Hiroshima, Mon Amour ? It’s probably not animation. Yet the influence of French animation is also enormous, from the first animated film in history, Reynaud’s Pauvre Pierrot to Illumination Studios’ newest blockbuster, Minions .

Chapman Students Win Big at the 2015 DGA Student Film Awards

November 12, 2015 by Dodge College Staff | Press Releases

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts continues its impressive awards season run with four major wins at the 2015 DGA Student Film Awards. The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced the winners of the 2015 DGA Student Film Awards for African American, Asian American, Latino and Women filmmakers where four Chapman University

Xsens Impressed With Dodge’s Commitment To Latest Tech

November 6, 2015 by | Academics

For those in the Digital Arts program using motion capture, Xsens has been a huge help. Their state-of-the-art motion capture technology has helped some of our students do amazing things in their films and projects. Though we received a version of their MVN technology last year, we recently upgraded to the newest generation. Xsens visited

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