»Alumni Equipment Requests

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts has a generous policy to support our alumni who require resources to produce portfolio projects.  These requests require at least 2 weeks to review from the time all materials (listed below) have been received.

The demand on equipment and facilities is very high during our peak production months (mid-September through April) so it may not be possible to support any requests at that time.  Likewise, requests for post production resources that conflict with current students needs, typically towards the end of each semester, may not be possible.

Complete the Alumni Equipment Request Form, then send an email to ftvalumnirequests@chapman.edu with the alum's name and title of project in the subject line. Include all of the following information as attachments in the email:

  • Script in .pdf format
  • Shooting Schedule with scene breakdown by day
  • Location List
  • Crew List (if longer than what is provided on the Alumni Request form)
  • Detailed budget addressing all production costs
  • Equipment List - include all resources being requested (Current Students and Alumni: see Goldroom Forms)
  • Post Production Information (if requesting post production resources)
    -- Total film footage count
    -- Complete post-production schedule, including final delivery/completion date
    -- Final delivery format(s), e.g. D5 tape, Blu-ray, etc.
    -- Post-production facilities required, i.e. Avid editing suite, ProTools Mix Room, Lustre color-correction, Smoke/DS online finishing suite, ADR booth, Foley stage, etc.
    -- Additional or miscellaneous post-production requests or requirements, e.g. ISIS workspace, Special Visual Effects, etc.

Once all of these items have been submitted, the request will be reviewed and you may be contacted to discuss the project further. If the request is approved and submitted to the Gold Room, please allow two business days for processing pending equipment availability.

Any requests for the use of a Sound Stage will only be considered if the person making the request, the 1st AD and Gaffer have completed the Stage Systems Workshop and have been certified by the Stage Manager.

Please contact the following people for more information (*note that any requests for use must be sent to ftvalumnirequests@chapman.edu):

Equipment: Michele Kennedy, Production Manager, at kennedym@chapman.edu
Post-production: Kareem Marashi, Technical Services Manager, at marashi@chapman.edu
Sound Stages: Pete Vander Pluym, Stage Manager, at pluym@chapman.edu

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