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    Chapman University Summer Film Academy, China

    2-Week Immersive Film Camp

» Chapman University Summer Film Academy, China

Summer 2016 Session Dates: 24 July - 6 August

Recognized as one of the top ten film schools in the world and ranked #7 by The Hollywood Reporter among American film schools, Dodge College's extensive international and Hollywood connections provide a unique educational advantage.

To build filmmaking skills and develop storytelling talent in support of the creative and entrepreneurial growth that drives China, Chapman University is offering a 2-week Summer Film Academy for Chinese citizens at the Shenzhen International Visual Arts & Film Center (SIVAFC) operated by Artention FilmsFor two weeks students are immersed in the world of film through class discussions, film screenings, guest speakers, field trips, and filmmaking in small groups. They live, breathe and eat filmmaking around the clock while being taught by Chapman faculty who are industry professionals and mentored by Chapman University alumni.

+ - Application and Costs

Applicants should complete the online application by visiting chapman.artentionfilms.com.

The fee for the program is 18,000RMB. The fee includes housing and meals during the program, as well as all required equipment and materials.

+ - Meet the Team

The Chapman University Summer Film Academy, China is a unique experience lead by seasoned film professionals from Chapman's film school.

Harry Cheney

Harry Cheney
Lead Faculty Instructor and Professor and Motion Picture Sound Editor

Harry Cheney has over 30 years’ experience sound editing in the industry. His long list of credits, including feature films (Legends of the Fall, Bottle Rocket, Guarding Tess, Poetic Justice, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Atlas Shrugged, CBGB), TV movies (Sworn to SilenceIntruder, I Want to Live, Dead by Sunset), and TV series (from Smallville and Gilmore Girls to Deadwood), have brought him numerous Emmy and Golden Reel nominations.

Tom Ptasinski, Lecturer

Tom Ptasinsk

Tom Ptasinski has been a dedicated director and filmmaker since the age of eight. Born in and raised in Chicago, IL, Tom furthered his film education at The Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University receiving his Bachelor's in Film Production with an emphasis in Directing. Since then he's lived in Los Angeles and worked in a production or post-production capacity on various film and television projects. He recently left his 6-year position as an Assistant to the Post-Production Supervisor at The Dr. Phil Show to pursue his own projects. He has directed a number of short films and plays and plans to direct his first feature film later this year.  Tom has been teaching film and filmmaking for over a decade with Professor Harry Cheney. First for Duke University and the Merage Foundation and finally with helping to found the Dodge College Summer Film Academy.   

Requirements to Attend

  • Chinese citizen
  • Age range: 15-19 years
  • Application