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Do You Like 50% of Your Job?

I love 60% of what I do every day. The other 40% I tolerate out of necessity.  

I love strategy, developing new initiatives, expanding the scope of the Visual Story Network, meeting new people, working with teams, etc.

Every role has downsides. I have to manage a lot of detail.  I manage my own schedule, book my own flights, reconcile the books at the end of each month and write and edit most of the communications.…


Added by Clyde Taber on April 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

TellitCon: Telling Digital Stories that Matter in the Digital Age

TellItCon ( is a 2-day conference where aspiring professionals who desire to use their media talents to make a difference in the world can meet and learn from professionals with proven track records in values-based…


Added by Matt Gehrett on April 17, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

ICVM 2014 Conference

ONWARD:  Together Toward Tomorrow

            International Christian Visual Media, ICVM, is a community of Christians involved in the production and distribution of visual media; encouraging and networking to communicate Christ to the world. 

            This year’s conference is June…


Added by Dianne Becker on April 13, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

A Story and a Prayer for the Next Generation

Six of us sat in the Asian-accented hotel room this past Saturday night from 9 PM till midnight. We had just participated in six days of strategic gatherings to partner, learn and develop new ways to share Christ to the ends of the earth.

Our hosts, Carol and Calvin Conkey, had created a warm setting for a quiet celebration over what God had done in the prior week.  Soft lighting, candles, drinks, popcorn and sugar cookies waited.  We were ready…


Added by Clyde Taber on April 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Pray for me and Fantasy Soft Entertainment! It's time!

My staff is ready. Cast and crew for Prince Adventures is ready. Our business plan is now done. We are almost done becoming a corporation, hope you like the look of our stock so far. We now seek out investors. Continue praying for me,…


Added by Kenneth Bright Jr. on April 4, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Evan Grae Davis on Social Action Documentaries

Evan Grae Davis has traveled the world with camera in hand for nearly two decades, advocating for social justice through writing and directing short documentaries and educational videos mobilizing support for non-profits and NGO's championing the cause of the poor and exploited. Evan has consulted with and worked along side over 100 regional, nation and international organizations, helping them tell…


Added by Clyde Taber on April 2, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Bible-inspired design project on Kickstarter

I wanted to share with you a Scripture-based design project that you might enjoy. It's called 100 Verses One Heart, and it brings together a worldwide collective of 100 artists and designers who each contributed an artistic design of a favorite Bible verse.  There is…


Added by Ian Dale on March 31, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Put Your Stamp on Culture: Learn the Business and Craft of Hollywood from Act One

Spend the summer learning how to write or produce for Hollywood with Act One: a premiere Christian training program in the industry.

Since 1999, Act One continues to advance its mission of training fellow believers to write and produce films and television to reach and inspire a global audience as well as…


Added by Act One on March 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Asian Doors Are Opening

God is opening big doors in Asia for VSN through the following opportunities in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

In-Depth Mobile Ministry Training (March 26-29).  Leaders from the Mobile Ministry Forum will teach four days of training to 50 missionaries.


Mobile Ministry…


Added by Clyde Taber on March 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Nine Reasons Christians Should See the Movie "Noah"

The Paramount Pictures movie "Noah" has recently generated a lot of controversy regarding its biblical accuracy.  As one of only a handful of people who have seen the movie (to be released on March 28th), I've concluded that it's a film Christians need to see.  In spite of "Noah" not being an exact biblical representation, here are nine reasons as to why I think it is worth…


Added by Phil Cooke on March 17, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Son of God Movie

Two thumbs up from me!  

Apparently several million others who purchased $26.5 million worth of tickets on opening weekend thought the same.

A good portion of the movie was from the television series that aired last year. I don't know how much of this material was new, but it seemed like there was fresh content.…


Added by Clyde Taber on March 3, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Beyond Sight Movie - Self Distribution to Theaters March 7th - San Clemente, CA


We are very excited to announce that after a year and a half of very hard work the Beyond Sight movie is finished and the World Tour will begin March 7th in San Clemente, California!  Derek Rabelo, his father Ernesto, coach Magno Passos, and many of the S4J Hawaii and Walking On Water Films Producers will be special guests at the many screenings in Southern California March 7th - 20th.  Our hope is to tour the Beyond Sight movie in many cities in…


Added by Bryan Jennings on March 1, 2014 at 2:48am — No Comments

My 2014 Theme

Each year I ask the Lord for a theme to set a daily spiritual tone for me for the year.   The Lord usually gives it to me on my retreat at the beginning of the year (see last year's theme).



Added by Clyde Taber on February 19, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Another language down.

This week has been a good one for our team.  We completed the voice over work for the movie we shot with Great Pearl Ministry some years back.  The movie, The Bridge, was shot for use in Vietnam.  We completed the voice over in Mandarin and a couple of years ago completed the Cantonese version.  We have now completed the Thai version.  

Added by Thomas W. Silkwood on February 19, 2014 at 1:47am — No Comments

Why churches must think about mobile-digital

What if you knew with absolute certainty that twenty years from today every person in the world would be carrying or wearing, 24/7, a smart device (phone, watch, glasses, or some yet-to-be-invented device)? How would that fact influence your missional engagement strategy around your church, community and…


Added by Eric J Swanson on February 17, 2014 at 11:24am — 1 Comment

Save this Date! Visual Media Strategy Forum and the EMDC

Dear Visual Story Network Members,

We will be running a conference together with Clyde Taber and the Visual Story Network called the Visual Media Strategy Forum. The conference is running April 4th and 5th this year in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We would also like to recommend, if you are able, to attend the EMDC (Eurasian Media and Distribution…

Added by Cal Curtis on February 6, 2014 at 2:49am — No Comments

2013 Mobile Ministry Consultation Executive Summary

Wycliffe Headquarters, Orlando, Florida

December 9-11, 2013


"In Uganda, there are more cell phones than light bulbs."

So said Tomi Ahonen, world's foremost expert on mobile technology trends in developing nation, at the 2013 Mobile Ministry Consultation.  Mobile device…


Added by Clyde Taber on January 23, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

Story Seminar - Summary

Executive Summary

We had a great Story Seminar on January 21, 2014 at the ELAM Office in England with 26 participants. We learned a great deal about the art and structure of story as it applies to ministry and content creation.  Story is critical to the mission of the Church because...…


Added by Clyde Taber on January 22, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

7 Ways to Be More Effective Today

Here are the daily best practices that I have found that have helped me the most.

1. Identify Your Big Three.  At the beginning of the day, identify the three most important things you need to accomplish if today is to be a success.  Make these the first (and if necessary) only things you accomplish today.

2. Big rocks first.  Whatever is most important,…


Added by Clyde Taber on January 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Notes from the Napkin: A Director's Cut on Filmmaking

Notes from the Napkin: A Director's Cut on Filmmaking [Paperback]

Notes from the Napkin: A Director's Cut on Filmmaking [Kindle Edition]

Notes from the Napkin by CJ Powers “Every film starts with an idea…logical…experiential…fueled by passion…originated on a napkin…filled with stars. And then there’s the rub…a…


Added by CJ Powers on December 19, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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