6 episodes

Interviews with creative professionals on their career paths, overcoming obstacles, and their insights for those just starting out. A podcast by John Paul the Great Catholic University, hosted by alumnus Tyler Carlos.

Cultivating Creativity JPCatholic

    • Arts
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

Interviews with creative professionals on their career paths, overcoming obstacles, and their insights for those just starting out. A podcast by John Paul the Great Catholic University, hosted by alumnus Tyler Carlos.

    Founding a Catholic Production Studio - Interview with Dan Johnson of 4PM Media

    Founding a Catholic Production Studio - Interview with Dan Johnson of 4PM Media

    Dan Johnson, Co-Founder and Creative Director at 4PM Media, discusses his experiences founding a Catholic production company, the stigma that surrounds Christian filmmaking, and his advice for those looking to start a career in Catholic media.
    Dan Johnson graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenvile in 2007 with a degree in Theology. He worked as a Youth Minister for several years before co-founding 4PM Media, a Catholic production company based in Alabama and most well known for “The Wild Goose” featuring Fr. Dave Pivonka.
    You can learn more at https://www.4pmmedia.com/

    • 24 min
    Storytelling and Social Media Marketing – Interview with Briana Maggio

    Storytelling and Social Media Marketing – Interview with Briana Maggio

    Briana Maggio, Promotions Manager at Yellow Line Digital, shares how her film education evolved into a marketing career, why storytelling is important for branding, and common mistakes people make when advertising on social media.

    Briana graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a degree in Communications Media, followed by an MBA in Film Producing at JPCatholic (Class of 2015). She has been working at Yellow Line Digital since 2015. As Promotions Manager, she develops social media strategies for brands in the lifestyle, education, and advocacy spaces.

    The Cultivating Creativity Podcast is produced by John Paul the Great Catholic University, and hosted by alumnus Tyler Carlos.

    Website: https://jpcatholic.edu/
    Blog: http://impactingculture.com/

    Yellow Line Digital's Website: https://www.yellowlinedigital.com/ 

    • 28 min
    Designer Nate Sjogren on Art as a Vocation

    Designer Nate Sjogren on Art as a Vocation

    Nate Sjogren discusses how he started his career in motion graphics, how to overcome creative blocks in the design process, and how JPII’s Letter to Artists can provide inspiration for creative professionals. Nate has worked for nearly ten years at Drive Studio, producing logos, motion graphics, and branding for the FIFA World Cup, the NFL, NBC Sports, National Geographic, and more.

    The Cultivating Creativity Podcast is produced by John Paul the Great Catholic University,  and hosted by alumnus Tyler Carlos.

    Website: https://jpcatholic.edu/
    Blog: http://impactingculture.com/

    Drive Studio Website: http://drivestudio.com/

    • 33 min
    Actress Gina Fricchione on Being a Christian in Hollywood

    Actress Gina Fricchione on Being a Christian in Hollywood

    Gina Fricchione discusses the moment of providence that launched her acting career, pitfalls that new actors should avoid, and what it’s like being a Christian in Hollywood. Since earning her SAG card in 1984, Gina has worked on hundreds of film and television sets, including Hitchcock, Iron Man 2, Gone Girl, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Godfather Part III. She has worked with Academy Award winning directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, David Fincher, Woody Allen, and more. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Acting at John Paul the Great Catholic University.

    The Cultivating Creativity Podcast is produced by John Paul the Great Catholic University,  and hosted by alumnus Tyler Carlos.

    Website: https://jpcatholic.edu/
    Blog: http://impactingculture.com/

    • 30 min
    Pixar Veteran Colin Brady on Balancing Work, Family, and Faith

    Pixar Veteran Colin Brady on Balancing Work, Family, and Faith

    Colin Brady shares how he got started in the animation industry, as well as how he strives to balance his busy career with faith and family. Colin’s extensive career includes work on Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, The Hunger Games, and Hugo, and he’s worked with filmmakers such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Martin Scorsese. He is currently Head of Animation at the Emmy-award winning VFX studio Pixomondo and is also an adjunct professor at John Paul the Great Catholic University.

    The Cultivating Creativity Podcast is produced by John Paul the Great Catholic University,  and hosted by alumnus Tyler Carlos.

    Website: https://jpcatholic.edu/
    Blog: http://impactingculture.com/

    Pixomondo's Website: https://www.pixomondo.com/ 

    • 32 min
    Screenwriter Chris Riley on Storytelling and Overcoming Obstacles

    Screenwriter Chris Riley on Storytelling and Overcoming Obstacles

    Chris Riley discusses the challenges of storytelling, his advice for aspiring writers, and a personal project currently in the works. Chris worked in the Warner Bros. script department for 14 years and wrote The Hollywood Standard, the authoritative guide for screenplay formatting in the industry. Chris currently teaches screenwriting at John Paul the Great Catholic University in Escondido, CA.

    The Cultivating Creativity Podcast is produced by John Paul the Great Catholic University,  and hosted by alumnus Tyler Carlos.

    Website: https://jpcatholic.edu/
    Blog: http://impactingculture.com/

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

MajorMando ,

Impact Culture for Christ!

I love the podcast so far! All the guests have been phenomenal and insightful, and Tyler does an awesome job being host. I’m looking forward to going to JPCATHOLIC, and I hope one of the students would pick this podcast back up!

C S R. ,

Actress Gina Fricchione

As a parent with a daughter looking at a possible career choice in the entertainment business I found Ms Fricchione’s podcast very informative and helpful, we are a strong Christian family and feel that JP Catholic is the type of education and environment we’re looking for. Thank you.

winston2876 ,

Enjoying it so far!

I feel like your interest in the episodes may vary just depending what kind of field/hobbies you’re into. But so far I’ve enjoyed the variety of different stories. The show follows a pretty standard Q&A format, learning about how the person got started in their industry and including some kind of advice to pursue that field, along with other stories and topics along the way.

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