Light & Shadow | A Conversation with Cinematographers

Light & Shadow | A Conversation with Cinematographers

Christian filmmakers tend to be plagued with a debilitating problem. They focus on the message and the mission at the expense of the craft of filmmaking. Good filmmaking isn't about following actors around with a camera. Good filmmaking is about understanding the medium. The heart of a film is the story, but the clothing of the film is...

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The Cage: A Powerful and Well-Crafted Short Film by Ricky Staub

The Cage: A Powerful and Well-Crafted Short Film by Ricky Staub

The fourteen minute short narrative film written and directed by Ricky Staub for Film Supply has renewed my interest in the short film form. I've not been as impressed by a short film for a long time, and it has made me rethink the value of this narrative film form. Short narrative films pose a dilemma. On one side short films are the...

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A List of Faith & Family Streaming Platforms

A List of Faith & Family Streaming Platforms

Streaming technology has opened the doors for the rise of new distribution platforms to curate Christian content and showcase their own material. It's really an interesting time to be a filmmaker. Here is a list of platforms to pay attention to: AGTV (American Gospel...

Dispatches from the Front Sale

Dispatches from the Front Sale

The excellent documentary series Dispatches from the Front, featuring Tim Keesee, is on sale until January 15th. You can get the entire 14 part series for half off, regularly $120, now only $60. Tim Keesee was a guest on the podcast, you can find that podcast here....

Rhonwyn Kendrick’s Story, the Mother of the Kendrick Brothers

Rhonwyn Kendrick’s Story, the Mother of the Kendrick Brothers

Revive Our Hearts Ministry created an inspiring and challenging video story about the mother of Stephen and Alex Kendrick. Rhonwyn Kendrick is a praying mom and grandmother—and she’s seen the indescribable power of prayer firsthand. Watch Rhonwyn and her son, Stephen...

Spielberg’s Advice to Young Filmmakers

Spielberg’s Advice to Young Filmmakers

In a recent interview with Collider, Steven Spielberg shared one piece of advice to young filmmakers. “The only piece of advice I love to give is don't worry so much about technique and don't worry so much about where to put the camera or have a light. Worry about one...

Wall Street Journal on Fan Funding The Chosen Series

Wall Street Journal on Fan Funding The Chosen Series

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL has published an interesting article on Dallas Jenkins fan-funded series The Chosen. It talks about the history of how The Chosen came to be, the story-telling inspirations, details about it's fan-funding and investment offerings, the...

Angel Studios now has an app to watch their content

Angel Studios now has an app to watch their content

Christians need to build alternate distribution platforms to reach our audiences and control our content. Because of this I'm excited to see Angel Studios releasing an app to distribute their content. From Angel Studios -- The Angel app is now available to download...

Puritan Collector’s Edition Released

Puritan Collector’s Edition Released

The Puritan documentary directed by Stephen McCaskell and produced by Media Gratiae has released a gorgeous collector's edition in a steel box case. The Collector's Edition includes five hours of extended, never-before-released interviews with the guests including...

Bringing Space Jam to Life

Bringing Space Jam to Life

The Little Black Book interviewed our team and produced an article about our studio's work on Space Jam 2. To go behind the hand-drawn scenes of the animation blockbuster, LBB spoke with several members of the team who brought the project to life. In no particular...

Eric Løkkesmoe on a Theology of Marketing

Eric Løkkesmoe on a Theology of Marketing

Erik Løkkesmoe of Aspiration Ventures talks about a theology of marketing that is particularly relevant for filmmakers. I think audiences are not looking for best deals, or the newest sale, the slickest marketing, or the loudest voice, or the most radio ads. I think...