Ragini Bhasin is a recent graduate of the MFA program in Film Production. Her graduate thesis film, Ghazaal, tells the story of a 13-year-old Afghan girl who hustles around in a refugee camp in Turkey to survive the harsh circumstances. When she gets her monthly period she does whatever it takes to make ends meet. Ghazaal
Many powerful documentaries are born out of personal pain—a traumatic or tragic experience the filmmaker feels compelled to explore and share. For Kent Bassett (MFA/FP ’08) that pain was literal, and the result was a film aimed at helping sufferers of chronic pain explore a new avenue of relief, based on understanding that not all
Earlier this month, Alumni Paulina Lagudi ‘14 and Cooper Ulrich ‘14 returned to Chapman University to talk about their experience making an indie film, Mail Order Monster, and the mistakes you can avoid in the process. Top Ten Takeaways Get started on marketing early: You have to build your marketing plan into your business plan. Create your business plan and budget
The Weinstein Company and Lexus have partnered up to elevate the next generation of up-and-coming filmmakers. The fourth season of the award-winning Lexus Short Films is accepting submissions based on the theme TRANSFORMATION. Interested filmmakers can submit their films using Withoutabox without having to pay a submission fee. Submissions will be reviewed by an esteemed
“Visual Storytelling” is a phrase that comes around quite often throughout a student’s academic career. The “visual” aspect is created mainly from the cinematographers’ knowledge of the interaction between images and technology. “The cinematographer is an artist (a creator of images), a manager (of people and facilities), and a technician (with deep knowledge of the
Intel recently published an article about Dodge College is on the forefront of the digital movie-making age. They praised us for keeping up with technology, and using on-the-go powerhouse work stations to help students capture things they need on location, as opposed to being stuck on a sound stage. From the article: The film production
This past September at Impact14, I had a déjà vu moment that has been about ten years in the making. I’ll set the stage: I was at the annual conference hosted by the Internet Marketing Association, an organization established by Chapman University alumnus Sinan Kanatsiz. During the presentation by Kreg Peeler, CEO at SpinGo, Peeler showed
Dodge College of Film and Media Arts offers a lot of amazing summer classes. For example, there is the The Continuous Take (FTV 329-04/529-04). Taught by Roy Finch , it’s the type of fun class that most students can’t even believe is a real offering. Ever since the beginning of film, continuous shots have
We are thrilled to announce the Filmmaker-in-Residence for the Spring 2014 semester! This semester, our talented filmmaker is Emmy-winning director Donald Petrie who directed such films as Miss Congeniality, How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days , and Mystic Pizza . For a complete list of credits, please visit Mr. Petrie’s IMDb page
Guest author Brian Hamilton recently went on-location with the students of Interterm’s “Shooting the Dramatic Series” class, who are shooting and producing a pilot titled Called to Serve. The narrative follows the story of two men leading a life of religion, in an overtly secular world. Brian shares his experience interviewing the subjects post-shoot.
Chapman Filmed Entertainment Ramps up Inaugural Production; Thriller “Trigger” Pegged as First Feature Film Project!