Dana Hodgdon

Associate Professor //
School of Cinematic Arts
Dana Hodgdon

Bio and Research Information

Dana Hodgdon comes to DePaul after teaching for 33 years at Northwestern University. While at Northwestern he created the MFA in Filmmaking program and chaired the committee which oversaw the design and construction of Louis Hall – Northwestern’s current Radio/Television/Film production center. Dana has made over 20 independent short films which have won more than 30 national awards including: The Chicago International Film Festival, New York Filmmakers Expo, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Great Lakes Film Festival, etc. He has had one man shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., and Chicago Filmmakers. Dana has produced and directed 100s of television commercials and corporate communications and training programs. During the summers he has worked for ESPN, ABC, and FOX as a Sports Producer and Videographer.

Current Works

Dana’s first novel entitled “Adam’s Theories” is now available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com. He is currently working on a new novel and a textbook on lighting and cinematography.

Research Areas

Directing, Lighting, Digital Production and Editing Technologies

Schedule for Winter 2017-2018

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