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Dean Bob Bassett and Media Arts Chair, Professor Janell Shearer, To Retire This Summer

January 18, 2019 by Dodge College Staff | News

After more than 38 years of service, Bob Bassett, founding Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, has announced his retirement at the end of August, 2019.  His wife, Professor Janell Shearer Bassett, chair of the Media Arts Division, is retiring at that time. Dean Bassett and Professor Shearer joined

Filmmaker Dean Devlin Selected as Fall 2018 Distinguished Artist Renowned Writer / Director / Producer Known for “Independence Day,” “Godzilla,” and “Stargate” TV Series

August 13, 2018 by Dodge College Staff | Press Releases

Writer, producer and director of blockbuster films (“Independence Day,” “Godzilla”, “Independence Day: Resurgence”) and highly-rated television projects (“Stargate SG-1,” “Stargate: Atlantis”), Dean Devlin will join the faculty as the fall 2018 Women Of Chapman Distinguished Artist. As an artist-in-residence, Devlin will share the creative thinking and processes behind creating, developing, writing, directing and producing some of

Friday Focus: Alumni

June 29, 2018 by | Kudos!

Makena Costlow (BFA/FP ’17) has been with The Third Floor as an assistant editor since November. The Third Floor is a pre-visualization company that has worked on Star Wars and most Marvel movies among many other features, games, and theme park attraction. Marisol Diaz (BA/SW ’16) & Hadley Dion (BFA/FP ’16) have co-written and are

Friday Focus: Alumni

March 16, 2018 by | Alumni

Every Friday is an opportunity to focus on an aspect of Dodge College. This Friday the focus is on alumni and the work they are doing. If there is something you’d like to have included please feel free to email Jon Hernandez, Alumni Relations Coordinator, at jonherna@chapman.edu or fill out the online form. Ela Alyamac’s (BFA/FTP

Chapman Professors/VFX Pioneers Discuss Awards Consideration for CG Characters with Animation World Network

March 2, 2018 by | News

With the 90th Academy Awards ceremony less than a week away, Dan Sarto, publisher and editor-at-large of Animation World Network, spoke with our head of Animation and Visual Effects Bill Kroyer, and four-time Oscar-winner/Chapman Pankey Distinguished Artist Richard Edlund, to discuss whether CG character performances deserve Academy Award consideration. Writes Sarto: “Advances in CG technology have provided VFX houses

Immerse yourself in the future with our new Minor In VR and AR

February 1, 2018 by Dodge College Staff | Academics

As the media continues to buzz about the commercial and artistic opportunities made possible by new virtual and augmented reality technologies, students are looking for ways to get a head start in this emerging field. By adding a minor in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) available in fall 2018, students can explore

Fall Film Festival Kudos

October 16, 2017 by Kevin Harman | Kudos!

Tom Teller’s ICARUS will be playing the 2nd Annual Dead in Decatur Film Festival from October 13th-15th (http://deadindecatur.com/), 17th Annual Trieste Science+Fiction Festival in Italy from October 31st-November 5th (http://www.sciencefictionfestival.org/), the 5th Annual Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival in New York from November 3rd-12th (http://buffalodreamsfilmfest.com/), the 14th Annual Les Utopiales in France from November 1st-6th

Duffer Brothers Netflix Hit STRANGER THINGS Takes Home Five Creative Arts Emmys

September 11, 2017 by | News

A note from the editor: Chapman University invites you to join us as we honor the Duffer Brothers at Chapman Celebrates, a song-and-dance stage show produced by Chapman University students and faculty, on Friday, November 3. Festivities include a gala, alumni reception, and a Master Class with the Duffers themselves. Tickets and information available here.  The Netflix

Chapman Film makes 44th Annual Telluride Film Festival Cut IT'S JUST A GUN selected for the Student Prints Program

September 1, 2017 by | News

We’re thrilled to announce that Brian Robau’s short It’s Just a Gun is an official selection for the 44th Annual Telluride Film Festival’s Student Prints Program, sponsored by Arri and curated by Oscar®-nominated writer/director Gregory Nava. No stranger to success, the film took home the silver medal in the narrative category at The Academy’s 43rd Annual Student Academy Awards