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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Ten Thoughts About the Christian and Entertainment

Ten Thoughts About the Christian and Entertainment

What guidelines should Christians use in chosing their entertainment and media watching habits. Dr. Mark Coppenger wrote a helpful, pastoral article outlining 10 thoughts on this topic. It's posted on the blog of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.  ...

Stephen McCaskell’s Guide to Documentary Filmmaking

Stephen McCaskell’s Guide to Documentary Filmmaking

Documentary filmmaker, Stephen McCaskell has published an 8-part blog series on the process of making a documentary. McCaskell was behind the documentaries Puritan, Luther, The Church, Discipleship Explored, and a series with Tim Challies called Epic. He has a lot of...

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....

Todd Interviewed by John Grooters

Todd Interviewed by John Grooters

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...

Corey Mandell offers free training for writers

Corey Mandell offers free training for writers

Famed screenwriting instructor and consultant Corey Mandell is providing free training via Youtube for writers as we shelter for the Coronavirus pandemic. His first lesson is "How to Improve Your Writing Style." You can visit his website CoreyMandell.net His Youtube...