JPCatholic senior Caitlin Nolan has spent most her evenings these past two and a half weeks creating a vast mural along the back wall of the first floor hallway in the 115 campus building. The design is deceptively simple; the seamless sky in all of its glory, spanning from midnight to midday. Continue reading Interview with a Space Artist
I am Fr. Glenn Baaten, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. I am the parish administrator of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church in the Del Mar area of San Diego. I was ordained as a Catholic priest 2 and a half years ago. Prior to that, I served as an Anglican priest and, prior to that, a former Presbyterian pastor. My entry into the Roman Catholic Church has been a decades long, slow, but sure path into the fullness of the Church. Continue reading Interview With A Priest of the Anglican Ordinariate
The Film Club at JPCatholic began in Fall 2017 under the moderation of Professor George Simon. George sees the Film Club as “an awesome place for students to collaborate, to create projects on a slightly bigger scope, that aren’t exactly senior-project level, but will allow them to experience the full process.” Continue reading Behind-the-Scenes with JPCatholic’s Film Club
by Br. Dominic Smith, O.S.A. Students from John Paul the Great Catholic University traveled to Taylor Guitar’s 145,000 square foot manufacturing facility in El Cajon last Thursday for a lesson in business planning. After studying various business models in the classroom, Professor Culbertson and his students visited one of the top manufacturers of acoustic guitars in the United States. Students were given safety glasses and headphones … Continue reading Touring Taylor Guitars
This week we spoke with Father Ankido Sipo, a priest and monk in the Chaldean Church, to discuss Monasticism, the things peculiar to it, and what sort of traits would be helpful one considering becoming a monk. Continue reading Interview With Fr. Ankido Sipo
Christopher McCarthy graduated from John Paul the Great Catholic University in 2017 with a Bachelor degree in Communications Media. He works in the United States Air Force as an ‘AMMO Troop’, a Munitions Systems specialist dealing with ammunition or explosives. McCarthy is stationed at the Aviano Air Base in Italy, working with fighter jets. The job also involves a lot of back-end paperwork, computer-based training, forklift driving, and munitions assembly. Continue reading JPCatholic Alumnus joins the Air Force
Christian Lovetere is a John Paul the Great Catholic University alumnus who graduated with the class of 2017. He works to maintain personal authenticity while following God’s will at his new job at Playstation. Continue reading Staying Authentic in the Workplace
Every year, film students at John Paul the Great Catholic University spend a quarter learning the fundamentals of post-production. The official editing software of the school, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, is considered one of the most versatile editing tools on the market today. It is, as most students at JPCatholic are taught, the industry standard. Continue reading Adobe Premiere: Industry Standard?
It used to be the case for filmmakers that the primary means of connecting with other members of the industry was through attending meet-ups and cold-calling agents and studios. With the advent of large web platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, aspiring filmmakers have more options than ever to connect with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Continue reading Networking in the Age of Social Media
Last Wednesday the JPCatholic Class of 2018 celebrated their upcoming graduation at Dr. Connolly’s home with current faculty and staff at the annual Senior Dinner. They shared light Hors D’Oeuvres, drinks, and fond words and quips about their three years at school. Continue reading Class of 2018 Celebrates Graduation Early
A group from the Project Management class has successfully attracted performers for the upcoming Battle of the Bands this Saturday, June 2nd, at 7:00pm in the school Soundstage, and contestants look promising. Continue reading Battle of the Bands
This Sunday, the 23rd, the Ultimate Club is hosting an event at Coronado beach at 1:30pm, where students will play Ultimate Frisbee and have an outside fire and barbecue with burgers, roasted potatoes, watermelon, and more. Continue reading Beach Ultimate in Coronado
Senior Lexi Lovetere has worked with teachers and independently to cultivate her talents in production design, despite JPCatholic not offering a major or emphasis in that area. She has worked hard to cultivate her artistic talents on numerous films including Playing Ourselves, My Names Are, Dead of Night, and Choice. Continue reading Designing Her Own Education
As principle photography for senior thesis projects Dead and Playing Ourselves wraps, cast and crew reflect on the teamwork which allowed inconveniences of the shoots to be overcome.
Continue reading Overcoming Obstacles on Senior Projects
Rap Collective, Bregma, works with freshman film student Gabriel Zanoff to film music videos for the up-and-coming group.
Continue reading Rap Group Works with JPCatholic Freshman
Last Fall, senior Production student Nicolas Alayo submitted a script to be considered for this year’s senior thesis films. “I was only aware of the types of projects that had been greenlit in the past, but I didn’t really use that as a guideline, I wanted to write something that was more ‘me’ – something I’d be proud and enthusiastic to put hours and hours of my time into.” A follow-up email two weeks later informed him that the project was a “go.” What made his script a good candidate for senior projects? Nicolas conceded, “I have no idea.” Continue reading Approved or Rejected? Criteria for Senior Film Projects
Shooting in Los Angeles during spring break, JPCatholic students joined crew members and a creator of the CBS show Criminal Minds to work on a director’s reel for the shows post production supervisor. Continue reading JPCatholic Meets Criminal Minds
JPCatholic senior Julius Medrano is developing a series of talks for his Senior Practicum in New Evangelization providing insights on a number of topics through different media outlets. Continue reading Real Talk with Julius Medrano
The Academy Awards crowned The Shape of Water Best Picture earlier this month. While Hollywood has praised this film, it has received mixed reviews around campus. Continue reading The Shape of Water—Best Picture?
This past weekend, Men of the Fiat, with the help of SOUL, hosted a “Binaural Passion Play”, the first of its kind at JPCatholic. Proposed by Men of the Fiat member Patrick Lynch, the household decided it was a perfect event for the lenten season. Continue reading Experiencing the Passion Through Sound