Join us online for a Faculty Q&A!

From screenwriters to 3d artists, entrepreneurs and CEOs, JPCatholic’s faculty hold an incredible amount of experience, and many of them still actively work in their field. Join us for a Q&A panel discussion via Zoom Conferencing to get to know them! You’ll get to hear more about their background, their insights and advice on their industry, and most importantly, answers to your own questions!

  • Each event is free, online, and will last 30 minutes.
  • Each Q&A discussion will be hosted by a professor and an admissions representative.
  • You won’t need to connect your audio or video; you’ll be able to ask your questions live via chat.
  • You can download Zoom Conferencing for free here.

Upcoming Events:

George Simon, Professor of Film Production
Tuesday, April 23, 5:00pm PT

Prof. George Simon is the Chair of Communications Media at JPCatholic. His writer-director credits include Almost Home, an award winning short from the 8Beats Anthology, The Scar, a high-concept fantasy epic, and the feature film Don’t Get Eaten, a family comedy. His recent producing credits include No Time Off For Good Behavior, written and directed by colleague Christopher Riley, and O, Brawling Love! the inaugural project for the feature film program at JPCatholic.

At this Q&A, George will discuss careers in the film industry, JPCatholic's unique approach to film production, and an in-depth look at our Feature Film Program which gives students the opportunity to collaborate with faculty to write, pitch, create, and distribute full-length movies.

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Megan Eccles

Megan Eccles, Professor of Creative Writing
Thursday, April 25, 5:00pm PT

Prof. Eccles Megan writes dark, speculative fiction for young adults and is represented by Laura Galit of LKG Agency. She is editorial assistant and social media manager for Hill Nadell Literary Agency. This Q&A will help you learn about the creative writing courses at JPCatholic and how to develop a successful career as a published author.

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George Castro, Adjunct Professor of Animation
Thursday, April 25, 4:30pm PT

George is a Senior Technical Animator at High Moon Studios, where he has worked since 2006 on franchises such as Destiny and Call of Duty. His career has spanned both the video game and animation industries. He began his career in 2003 working in pre-viz and character animation for Sony Cinematics Solutions Group. He worked for Omation Studios as a Character Finaler on the animated feature The Barnyard. He then returned to Sony (SCEA) before moving to High Moon Studios, where he has worked as a cinematic artist and animator.

In this Q&A, we’ll discuss careers within animation and game development, the courses he teaches at JPCatholic, and his advice for those interested in 3d art and animation.

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