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Film Students Travel to ‘Endor’ to Shoot ‘Star Wars’ Fan Film

–By Denis Grasska — (Originally published in The Southern Cross) SAN DIEGO — During the first day of production on his most recent film, Preston Yarger was concerned for the well-being of his cast and crew. “It was 40 degrees and raining all day long, and everyone was soaked to the bone and just completely shivering,” the 21-year-old recalled. But as it turned …

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The Work-Life Balance in Filmmaking

In this bonus clip from our Faculty Insights Interview, filmmaker Nathan Scoggins discusses keeping a work life balance in the film industry. To see our entire interview with Professor Scoggins click here. Click here for a bonus clip on “Evoking Emotions through Film” Click here for a bonus clip on “The Power of Super Hero Stories”

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Evoking Emotions Through Film

In this bonus clip, Professor Nathan Scoggins discusses the filmmaking techniques he uses as a director to leave his audience with a sense of hope. To watch the entire Faculty Insights Interview with Professor Scoggins click here.

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An Open Discussion on Fan-Fiction

(This is the first in a series of articles, in which JPCatholic student Carly Twehous discusses erotic written pornography, specifically fan-fiction. Through these articles Carly will explore the dangers, addiction, history, and statistics related to this type of fan-fiction and its harmful effects on our culture. Carly is also working on a documentary on this subject.) Part One: A Brief and …

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The Power of Super Hero Stories

In this bonus clip from our Faculty Insights Interview, filmmaker Nathan Scoggins discusses the role that stories play in bringing good news to audiences, specifically super-hero movies. To watch the entire Faculty Insights Interview with Professor Nathan Scoggins click here. If you like super hero movies, click here to read our review of the new superhero movie Logan.

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Faculty Discussion on “Silence”

Four professors from John Paul the Great Catholic University (Fr. Andrew Younan, Chris Riley, Dr. Tom Harmon, and Dr. Michael Barber) discuss Martin Scorsese’s film Silence. (NOTE: Contains Heavy Spoilers)