Cultivating a Better Media Landscape with Dr. Ted Baehr

Cultivating a Better Media Landscape with Dr. Ted Baehr

Dr. Ted Baehr has been an undying champion for the Christian faith and values in Hollywood for almost five decades. You may know Dr. Baehr for his organization MovieGuide which provides movie reviews and entertainment news related to our faith. Dr. Baehr is also...

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I’ve got something a little different for this episode as we talk about gear. We are living in a very exciting time to be a filmmaker. An industrious filmmaker can build a powerful production package of equipment for very little money. But where do you begin? There...

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“…the ‘New Wave’ is neither a movement, nor a school, nor a group, it’s a quality

 Francois Truffault 1961

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MMP is moving to a new podcast host

MMP is moving to a new podcast host

The Ministry of Motion Pictures Podcast is moving to a new podcast home with Anchor.fm. Over the next 30 days the MMPP feeds from your favorite podcast apps will be changing. If you need to reconnect return to our home page to find any new links. Find MMPPAnchor...

Tyler Smith’s Reel Redemption Doc Wins at FIIFF

Tyler Smith’s Reel Redemption Doc Wins at FIIFF

The 2020 Franklin International Indie Film Festival (FIIFF) awarded Tyler Smith's documentary "Reel Redemption" as Best Faith Based Feature. Though it's not an exhaustive look at the history of Christian filmmaking, it does offer a compelling perspective of this...

Kappa Studios Christian Film Finishing Fund

Kappa Studios Christian Film Finishing Fund

Kappa Studios has launched a non-profit 501c3 Christian Film Finishing Fund to help producers complete their Christian film projects. Kappa is often requested to assist gospel-centered projects that, for a variety of reasons, stall out before they are able to finish....

MUST HAVE BOOKS FOR CHRISTIAN CINEPHILES

The only book for independent filmmakers in our changing world of cinema.

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The fascinating origins of the Christian film history. What we wrestle with today has been dealt with in the past.

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How we got where we are today in the Christian film industry.

Writing, directing, acting — it’s all here. Most every book that has followed has only complicated and encumbered the writer and filmmaker. If it was good enough for Stanley Kubrick…

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Vanhoozer’s first chapter reads like a manifesto for Christian filmmakers

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The Making of The Chosen with Dallas Jenkins

Dallas Jenkins is the director behind The Chosen, an episodic series on the life of Christ as told through the eyes of others, namely, the “chosen.” The series recently finished 8 episodes for the...

The House of Faith-Based Cinema Rich Peluso

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Affirm Films has been one of the most significant players in the modern faith-based movement since the rise of the Kendrick Brother's films. At the helm of Sony's faith-based imprint is Executive Vice President Rich Peluso. Rich helped found Affirm Films and has been...

Cinematic Revolution of the French New Wave

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We’re going to do something a little different in this episode. We’re going to get a practical crash course on The French New Wave. I know some of you are asking, "Why?" But the reason is simple. The French New Wave, in my opinion, offers a near-perfect role model for...

The Drama of Doctrine with Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer

The Drama of Doctrine with Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer

Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer discusses how the dramatic nature of doctrine can be a helpful framework in the creation of Christian films. This metaphorical guide opens a door for filmmakers to use the artistic strengths of our cinematic medium to envision profound displays of...

Favorite Films to Study Story and Film Craft

Three Colors: Blue

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s at his best, where the visuals blend with the soul of the characters.

The Cranes Are Flying

Russian director Mikhail Kalatozov, delivers a staging and compositional tour-de-force unrivaled by even the best filmmakers of today.  The camerawork and mise-en-scene are simply stunning.

The Tree of Life

Terrence Malick’s most daring work of non-linear, contemplative storytelling. Tree of Life demonstrates a mastery of transcendent storytelling that reaches into the depths of the soul and into the heights of the divine.

A Separation

Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, creates a powerful drama in this small budget foreign film that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Citizen Kane

Orson Welles film debut has been considered a classic by creatives for decades, and with good reason.

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and Rightly Handling the Word of Truth.

Advancing the Art of Christian Cinema by Encouraging, Educating, and Equipping Christian Filmmakers

“The motion picture camera, like the printing press, is a gift from God. We can use it for God’s purpose.”

 James K. Friedrich in the 1930’s

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