Austin Butler standing in front of audience at Folino Theatre
Austin Butler, who won a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Elvis Presley, spoke to students as part of a series of master classes at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

Dodge College Master Classes Connect Students to the Film Industry

The goal is to connect Chapman film students “to the living, breathing industry,” says Stephen Galloway, dean of the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

What better way than to bring to campus the creators of Hollywood’s most invigorating work? The latest lineup of Dodge master classes certainly fulfilled that vision, featuring inspiration from a host of groundbreaking filmmakers, including Oscar winners and nominees.

  • The storytelling was compelling, from Brendan Fraser (Best Actor, “The Whale”) and Michelle Yeoh (Best Actress, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”).
  • From Austin Butler (nominee for Best Actor, “Elvis”) and Todd Field (nominee for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, “Tár”).
  • From one of The Daniels – writer-director Daniel Scheinert (Oscar winner for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”) – and the guy who co-created The Dude – four-time Oscar winner Joel Coen (“The Big Lebowski,” “Fargo,” “No Country for Old Men”).

Here are images and insights from a truly masterful season.

ke huy kuan selfie

Ke Huy Quan, Academy Award winner for ``Everything Everywhere All at Once``

brendan fraser

Brendan Fraser, Academy Award winner for ``The Whale``

todd field

Todd Field, nominee for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, “Tár``

deborah scott

Debora Scott, Academy Award winner for costume design, ``Titanic``

joel coen

Joel Coen, four-time Oscar winner for “The Big Lebowski,” “Fargo,” and “No Country for Old Men”

ke huy quan quote
Ke Huy Quan

“I wanted to go to film school to learn more, and thank God I did, because my perspective expanded. To this day, when I walk on a set, I see everybody.”

damien chazelle
Damien Chazelle

“There will always be doubts in my mind – I’ve learned to accept that. I finally got to a place where I’m happy with it.”

michelle yeo
Michelle Yeoh, in an Instagram post

“Thankq to my sweet dear friends at Dodge College at Chapman University!! Loved spending an evening with u all! … Thkq to all the students who made the nite so special for me!!”

brendan fraser quote
Brendan Fraser, on “The Whale”

“The film, in many ways, is about the biases we hold toward people with obesity. … How we speak to one another and about one another has a lasting effect on mental health.”

colin farrell
Colin Farrell

“Personally, I don’t believe in breaking an actor down and building them up. … If you’re going to be an actor, you’ve got to come with that vulnerability.”

austin butler quote
Austin Butler

“Acting is such a strange thing. To not be incredibly self-conscious in front of a camera is hard.”

Dennis Arp

Your Header Sidebar area is currently empty. Hurry up and add some widgets.