Last week, a pirates’ den was built in JPCatholic’s soundstage for Marielle Cuccinelli’s Directing II final. The immense structure has gotten in the way of other operations and, as a result, questions have been raised on the purpose of the soundstage.
Many hope that this is going to start a new desire to build sets in the soundstage. Anton Weidner said, “I would love for this to become a more prominent thing here at JPC, but in order for that to happen we would need to have some classes or independent studies for us students to be able to have access to the tools and possibly materials. I hope other student get crazy ideas of set pieces to be built and go for it, and hopefully they will ask me to help them do it. This is something I enjoy doing and would love doing again.” Until there is a space for film students to build these props, students will need to share the space. Even though it is a soundstage and should be taken advantage of, there are still other groups that need the unit. Professor Simon, who oversees operations in the soundstage, declined to comment on the matter.
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