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IESODO BRINGS JOY

Hey Visual Friends,

Just wanted you to know about a direct-to-DVD series that I produce -- it's called "IESODO," which means "The Way of Jesus" in Japanese (we wanted a cool title that kids would have fun with). I was lucky enough to receive a fellowship to The Writer's Gathering: Jerusalem, an amazing program that hosted two other writers and myself in Israel. While trouping through the Jordan River Valley I was inspired by all of the bird-life, which led to this allegorical…

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Added by Rob Loos on October 30, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments

My Hall of Faith

Nancy and Steve were married for 45 years. Steve was the Alaska bush pilot, HP computer reseller and the inventor of the "chicken coop on wheels." Nancy was the willing follower, schoolteacher and mother of their eight children. Steve was one of the first guys in the world to envision how mobile phones could be used to reach people with little access to the…

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Added by Clyde Taber on October 27, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Creative Funding for Filmmakers from The Grove

Do you need a creative way to fund your next film or creative project? Are you tired of struggling alone to fund your films?



The Grove Center for the Arts & Media offers a new free report on The Top 5 Ways to Fund Your Art.

Discover the simplest and most strategic way to fund your…

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Added by Joey O'Connor on October 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

MY DREAM is to Sow and Grow Community Centered Libraries to Help Relieve Severe Poverty in Developing Countries

Our Stewardship Community

Executive Summary

 

 

INTRODUCTION

It is difficult for me to distill the vision and game plan for the ministry of Our Stewardship Community into just a few sentences. In my notes there are hundreds of pages of text and many pages of outlines that will become text someday.

 

But sometimes the Lord blesses me unexpectedly and a simple summary just flows out of my keyboard.…

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Added by John S. Oliver on October 10, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Shocking news! You won't believe it even if George Gallup tells you it's true.

People lie. Always have. Always will...

QUOTE: Shared exclusively with The Atlantic, Gallup's 1928 thesis, "An Objective Method for Determining Reader Interest in the Content of a Newspaper," is an eerily prescient work, which reflects on today's discussions about viral media, news analytics, and even native advertising, all while showing that we've been having the same debates in this business for the last 80 years.

MORE:…

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Added by David Sanford on October 10, 2014 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition Deadline Oct. 9th

Don't Miss the:



Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition



1st Prize is $1,000 Cash (Deadline Oct. 9)



 

Write of Passage is a 12-page or less, mentored, speed-screenwriting competition. Artists compete for cash and introductions to working…

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Added by John David Ware on October 4, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Dog remembers...

The other day my husband was cutting a clients yard and going about his business when in the corner of his eye he saw a large dog 2 blocks down the road.  He looked at the dog and the dog spotted him.  The dog started running towards my husband.  He kept coming faster and running full out.  My husband set down the weed eater and still keeping an eye on the large dog running up to him he started talking sweet hoping the dog would not attack him.  The dog attacked but in the most loving way. …

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Added by Laura G. Spence on August 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Create For The Kingdom: Film-Making Challenge

Created For The Kingdom

September 12-14, 2014

Austin, Texas

I want to invite you to be a part of an extraordinary initiate, where people like you and your friends can work on creating something that matters and transform lives.

On September 12 to 14, 2014 in Austin, Texas, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, technologists, game…

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Added by Scott Yamamura on August 22, 2014 at 3:25am — No Comments

9 steps for Event-Based Outreach

Thank you to David Olson and Mergelane Media for sharing the planning of Fanatico2014 and its World Cup outreach efforts. Go to www.fanatico2014.comto see the site and videos. Using this example, here are nine steps to remember for your next event.

1. Select an event. The World Cup last month in Brazil offered a huge opportunity to build a technology rich outreach. There are many events in your…

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Added by Cynthia Hoppe on August 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

New Media - A Paradigm Shift

Recent posts on media2movements.org, we discussed: “who is your audience, what do you want them to do, and where is your audience when they consume the media,” I’d like to shift to the “third wave of communication” as a focus of this blog. This third wave is what is best termed “New Media.”

My lovely wife who is much smarter than me points out that “New Media” is not media at all. It is more or less “media strategy.” She is a sharp cookie. I…

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Added by Frank Preston on August 4, 2014 at 9:05pm — No Comments

New video introducing novel video production format for indigenous children

Here is a link to a video the Viña crew just created that gives a nice glimpse into DEDITOS which is being produced in the highlands of Guatemala. DEDITOS is designed for like-minded ministries around the world to dub into local languages, particularly those of minority ethnic groups. Enjoy! https://www.dropbox.com/s/j4klqqzotsb204p/Deditos%20project-%202014.mp4

Added by John Gowan on July 23, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

When Calls the Heart: A Long Day's Journey into Production

Over the years, I have compared notes with hundreds of visual story-tellers and heard their heartache and frustrations with the long, slow slog of the media business.  Whatever our context, we all are painfully aware of the seemingly impossible nature of the mission we've been called to.  Although I have been privileged with some successes in Hollywood during my…

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Added by Brian Bird on July 12, 2014 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

The Paul Project (Jesus Film Project)

The Jesus Film Project® has a passion to see new films developed to reach thousands around the world and to help plant 5 million new churches by…

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Added by Eric Foster on July 11, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The 2013 Technology That Changed My Life

Sometimes it is the little technologies that make a big difference. My great discovery from 2013 is voice-to-text technology.



I am a reasonable two-handed typist (I'm sure I'm over 25 words a minute), but find I make frequent mistakes and end up being quite inefficient. I had tried to use the…

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Added by Clyde Taber on July 10, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Media's Dirty little Secret

Ready for a dirty little media secret? Media content does not really matter. OK – it matters some. But what really matters is having a follow-up strategy in place before undertaking a media strategy. What’s even better is if the follow up strategy is built into your content. This flows from the first little W: “Who is your audience?” Before you write anything, make storyboards, mark on the white board, draw on a napkin, or scribble on a…

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Added by Frank Preston on July 10, 2014 at 9:48am — No Comments

iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives

This is the third in a five-part 2014 …

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Added by Clyde Taber on June 17, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Use the Kaka' I am Second Film During The World Cup

I am Second has just launched a worldwide short film launch in conjunction with soccer’s World Cup—featuring Brazilian soccer star Kaka’.

Kaka's interview, filmed last year with the expectation he would again lead the Brazilian…

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Added by John Humphrey on June 11, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

TellitCon 2014 - Postponed

Hello all,



Because of low enrollment and other factors, we are postponing the conference in June.   We are regrouping with our planning committee to determine next steps for TellitCon.   We appreciate your willingness to attend and we would like to have your continued involvement in the future.   If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to  email me.



God Bless,



Matt Gehrett Ed.D.  ....... matt.gehrett@fresno.edu

Executive Director, Online and…

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Added by Matt Gehrett on June 9, 2014 at 3:14pm — No Comments

KSM Israel - Christian Film School located in Jerusalem, Israel

KSM PROMO 2014 from Kings School of Media on Vimeo.

Kings School of Media is a 2 year Christian Film School based in Jerusalem, Israel. The vision of…

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Added by Greg Williams on June 7, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Why I Don't Use the Word "Christian"

In America, we live in a time when our stock as "Christians" is trading at an all-time low.  We just don't have a generally positive image in the eyes of most non-believers.  Gabe Lyons wrote an entire book about this.  Here are some of the reasons I don't use the word…

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Added by Clyde Taber on June 6, 2014 at 7:30pm — 9 Comments

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