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Gear Up for Your Micro-budget Indie Film with B&H

Gear Up for Your Micro-budget Indie Film with B&H

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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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....

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I recently had great fun being interviewed by filmmaker John Grooters on his No Shame podcast. John is the filmmaker behind some of the many great projects produced by Voice of the Martyrs.

Production Next Access is Free During COVID-19 Sheltering

Production Next Access is Free During COVID-19 Sheltering

Production Next provides a suite of tools for filmmakers and production teams to use to manage and collaborate in their productions, from budgeting, equipment lists, location forms, task lists, and more. They have a basic free plan and a paid "BetaPlus" plan with even...

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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Cinematic Revolution of the French New Wave

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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...

The Need for Truth-likeness & Cinematic Craftsmanship

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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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