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.
JPCatholic students and almuni attended Sundance Film Festival and the annual American Society of Cinematographers Open House Event to network with those who work in the media world.
Four students from JP Catholic’s MBA Film program, Gabe Moore, JJ Schindler, Vince Salerno, and Mary Pelchat, attended the Sundance Film Festival. They were provided tickets through the Windrider Institute, a Christian group which supports Christians in the film industry, particularly students. Professor Tom Dunn, Chair of the Communication Media program at JP Catholic University, was particular about which students would attend. “Since this was JP Catholic's first year attending, we weren't sure what to expect. We wanted to make sure the students got the most out of the workshop, but could also contribute strongly to the event. With this parameter in mind, we chose 4 students who had completed their undergraduate degrees here at JP Catholic.” Because these students have been fully immersed in JP Catholic’s curriculum and mission, Professor Dunn knew "they [the students chosen] already had a strong background in story and in discussions." Dunn expressed interest in expanding the number of students attending the festival next year.
by Renee Montalvo A few weeks ago, about 160 people gathered at JPCatholic to watch the school’s annual theatrical production. This winter’s show was Our Town by Thornton Wilder. The play took place the weekend of November 30th – December 3rd with four showings in the school’s soundstage. The audience included family members of the cast,...
Professor George Simon, full-time faculty member and production manager at JPCatholic, founded the school’s first filmmaking club. He launched the club in the hopes of allowing “students to create awesome films [and]...to create an environment for them to do that”.
JPCatholic alumni J.J. Schindler and Vince Salerno knew they had walked into the right place at the right time when they were unexpectedly approached on the street and invited to star in a public service announcement created by an Emmy-award winning director from San Diego.
To pursue her dream in independent filmmaking, JP Catholic senior Miley Durbin took a leap of faith, coming to California from her small town in Oklahoma. During her three years at the school, she gained experience and knowledge that proved invaluable when the time came for her her senior thesis project, Chirp, Buzz, and Other Sensations...