No Shame Filmmaking with John Grooters

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Michigan-based filmmaker, John Grooters, has traveled the world making films and media content that promotes the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with Paul's conviction recorded in Romans 1:16, no shame. John has created productions about persecuted Christians for Voice of the...

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 Francois Truffault 1961

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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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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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“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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