Jackie Francois is with us through many lessons in this program. She, along with Chris Stefanick, act as guides for the students, introducing each lesson and helping the kids to know the major themes covered for that week. This video shows some footage of Jackie at a beautiful bridal boutique introducing Jason Evert’s lesson on Marriage…
We had an awesome time filming down in Nashville with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. The faith and joy of the sisters was incredible, and we’re thrilled that they’re a part of this program. They allowed us to experience their daily routine and we got some amazing shots of community life. The sisters are teachers at schools across the country, and it showed in their ability to deliver engaging catechesis to our target audience. Check it out…
Last month we traveled with Fr. Mike Schmitz to Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD to film a lesson on Holy Orders. Each Sacrament of the Church is given a full lesson in this program and we wanted to show the beauty and gift of the priesthood in an inspirational setting. What a great setting it was… The Mount is full of young men on fire for Christ as they discern their call to ordained ministry.
We spent two days with a great group of guys while Fr. Mike covered the theology of Holy Orders as well as how teens can discern God’s call for them in their own lives. Check out the highlights…
We’re heading to New Orleans for a week to film, but will be updating soon with more highlights. Please pray for us! God bless!
Here’s a little highlight video of three lessons we filmed with Jason Evert on Saints, Marriage, and Chastity. Jason was great as always and the high school kids who participated were fabulous. You’ll see bits of a “white room” we built specifically to use a few times throughout this study. In post-production we will be adding graphics that will be appearing around, beside, and in front of the presenters. This will work out great for times where we have quotes or words we want to highlight, or visual imagery we want appearing, or even circling the presenters. A camera on the ceiling enables us to do some very cool effects.
More updates coming soon from our filming days with the Nashville Dominicans, Jackie Francois, and Fr. Mike Schmitz!
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve worked with Chris Padgett filming lessons on the Four Last Things and Kingdom Building. Chris is hilarious, and struck the right balance between comedy and serious catechesis. As a professor at Franciscan University, he’s learned well how to teach to the level of his audience without sacrificing the content. Check out some highlights:
We’ll be posting more soon! Please pray for us as April and May are our two biggest months of filming with shoots in Nashville, New York City, Maryland, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Rome!
God bless you.
Last week we were given access to film at St. Joseph’s University Men’s D-1 basketball practice and game. We spent two days with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers as he talked about building virtue, and what it takes to be at the “top of your game.” Thanks to the St. Joe’s Hawks, Marie Wozniak, and Coach Phil Martelli for helping us with Chosen!