Monday, September 24, 2007
It seems I meet a young, aspiring filmmaker every few weeks. Megan understands the power of “visual story” through film. When she was in 6th grade, she watched a movie that was a fictional account on the return of Christ. The power of the message turned her heart toward Christ in a significant way. She now desires to see people of her generation reached with the transforming message of Christ through film. Megan is now a 17 year old senior in high school who plans to have a career in film. The Visual Story Network will help equip this generation to tell powerful stories and encourage them to reflect the kingdom of God in their work.
Posted by clydetaber at 2:00 PM
Friday, September 14, 2007
Here is a great story of a dramatic series about reluctant missionaries in South America made and distributed entirely outside the Hollywood system. Touted as "the world's first completely open, online casting call for a drama series," it is made by Dutch missionary kid Helmut Schleppi.
Posted by clydetaber at 10:32 AM
Monday, September 10, 2007
There is a very insightful article by Jodi Adams that was recently posted at Faith Visuals on evaluating how we use media to draw others into God's redemptive story. Participation, Not Just Presentation draws on two categories of our worship experience, presentation and participation. She notes that, "communion is participation; media is presentation." Here are some excerpts:
Media pioneer William Bernbach was once quoted as saying, "In this very real world, good doesn't drive out evil. Evil doesn't drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive."You can read the rest of the article here.
Videos and images can provide windows into common human experiences.
Media has the great potential to move worship from passive personal experience into energetic community participation.
Posted by Doug at 8:03 PM