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Visual Storytelling Training Course on GlobalFilmTraining.org

A great story, well told - if you have this, audiences will want to listen to  what you have to say.

But telling great stories well is never a simple matter of talking or making a video. Our digital…

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Added by Tom Khazoyan on March 16, 2015 at 3:44pm — 5 Comments

What is My Final Image

            

What is My Final Image?



Getting Back to the Basics



I recently returned from a trip to the Middle East where I was blessed to stand before a group of eighteen students from five different countries and teach them about the art of crafting short stories. My overseas teaching experiences are rewarding beyond measure, but the language barrier is always frustrating.  Every time I work with an interpreter,…

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Added by Jeremy Casper on February 24, 2015 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

IESODO: FORGIVENESS

I am really proud to be able to write and produce a new series of animated DVDs that helps make the New Testament come alive for kids and families. Who of us doesn't need a bit more FORGIVENESS? (We found that this especially hard if you are a child) ... so IESODO and the flock are taking flight again in two new episodes in our latest DVD. In "The Good, the Bad, and the Vulture" our feathered friends meet the biggest and baddest bird of them all, Devon the Vulture, and help him turn…

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Added by Rob Loos on February 19, 2015 at 4:01pm — No Comments

My 2015 Theme: Keep in Step with the Spirit

Each January I ask the Lord for a spiritual theme for the New Year. In 2013 it was yielding. In 2014 it was generosity



During this year's fast, God gave me…

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Added by Clyde Taber on February 19, 2015 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Faith, Family and Football love from Super Bowl 49 - Game Show Special

It's a crazy week here at the Super Bowl, but an amazing time to get to know the athletes and interact with all kinds of celebrities and former NFL players in the Media Center and around town. Enjoy our "Halftime Special" that gives you an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at Media Week, as well as interviews with players and celebrities, Kevin Frazier from Entertainment Tonight, Former Olympic gymnast Shaun Johnson and swimmer Amy VanDyken,Peyton Manning, Spencer Tillman, lots of the…

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Added by Jess Stainbrook on February 1, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Njia Njema - Ways of Peace - Television for Kids in East Africa

If you look at the comparison between the demographics of East Africa and who media is being targeted to, you will very quickly notice a hole. When it comes to media, children are being neglected.

The vision of Pamoja Ministries is "discipling cultures through media", and so we are working on creating kids media for television across the region. After a lot of effort, a segment is available as a preview! Feel free to have a look at the sample of "Njia Njema" (Ways of…

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Added by Jeremy Feser on January 30, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Faith, Family and Football from Super Bowl 49 - Part 1

Each year, our team goes to the Super Bowl to talk with the athletes about their faith, and this year is no exception. We want to bring you positive and uplifting stories from the athletes and coaches that play in this Big Game each year. It is our honor and privilege to provide you with this special content that will hopefully allow you, your friends, your family, your church and others to spread the good news of Jesus while enjoying sports in this way. And if you like the content, we…

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Added by Jess Stainbrook on January 28, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Sports/Faith network launch at Super Bowl 49

Every year, 1615.tv sends a team to the Super Bowl and as NFL credentialed media, we gather and distribute video packages with stories of the athletes and coaches talking about their faith, family and football from Media week and post game interviews.  The packages range from 3-15 minutes and are given to…

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Added by Jess Stainbrook on January 22, 2015 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Increasing Your National Viewership with Spanish Captions: An Insider Secret

Aberdeen Broadcast Services

January 20, 2015

One of the main goals of every producer is to try to reach the maximum amount of viewers every time their program airs. Apart from engaging content, time slots, and targeting the right regions, there is one simple thing EVERY producer can do. In this article, we will discuss why including …

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Added by Joanna on January 20, 2015 at 8:36pm — No Comments

New FCC Closed Captioning Laws to Focus on Quality

Aberdeen Broadcast Services

January 15, 2015

Originally set with a deadline of January 15, 2015, The Federal Communications Commission’s closed captioning laws will begin weighing in on some much needed quality issues beginning March 16, 2015. Aberdeen Broadcast Services is here to help break down for you the new FCC Report and Order that was released…

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Added by Joanna on January 15, 2015 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Featured Filmmaker Interview - S.X. Anderson - Creative Funding Grant Recipient

I took some time to interview our newest Creative Funding grant recipient, S.X. Anderson, about his new documentary film, Learning to Dunk & Other Impossible Adventures. S.X. was recently approved to raise $186,000.00 in tax-deductible funds for his feature-length documentary film.

Click here to support this campaign and learn more about…

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Added by Joey O'Connor on December 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Feature film based on Hosea

Outline of "Yahi Wo Pyaar Hai" a feature film

Anand is an inspiring young man who wants to serve God.  Anand works as a manager in a corporate office . After his work he goes to a theological seminary. He is doing research on mission theology and wants to finish his PhD degree. Head professor of the theological seminary is pretty impressed by his intense hard work and sincerity. 

Anand lives alone in a rented…

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Added by Jim Sanjay on December 16, 2014 at 12:39pm — 3 Comments

Gospel Multimedia Exhibition in Ethiopia

Metelalef Exhibition

Metelalef, a gospel multimedia exhibition

Metelalef, the first gospel multimedia exhibition by RedeeMedia, is inaugurated at Guramayle Art Center on September 5, 2014 where 60 – 70 people from the photography, media and art community were present, invited under an alias organization named ‘…

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Added by Genaye Eshetu on December 8, 2014 at 5:36am — 2 Comments

Asbury University now has free e-books!

Asbury University's M.A. program in Digital Storytelling is now offering two free ebooks online. The first book, How to Create Better Digital Stories, is by Asbury professor Sarah Leckie. Sarah spent ten years shooting stories in over thirty countries for a ministry organization. She…

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Added by Jim Owens on December 6, 2014 at 3:32am — No Comments

Free Creative Funding Webinar for Filmmakers

Dear VSN Friends,

I want to personally invite you to the free Creative Funding for Artists Webinar I'm hosting with The Grove Center for the Arts & Media next Thursday morning, December 4, 9am PST/Noon EDT.…



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Added by Joey O'Connor on November 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Putting Lipstick On A Pig

   Every month I'm asked to create commercials for products with little or no value. For the past ten years I've written and directed commercials for necklaces, pendants, key chains, floating pens, candles, letter openers, notepads, Christmas ornaments, statues, paper dispensers, books, CD's and DVD's...to name a few.…

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Added by Paul Steven Forrest on November 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hardwired for Story

Story design expert and VSN screenwriting instructor, SJ Murray recently gave a TEDx Talk called HARDWIRED FOR STORY on how stories graft themselves into our minds, hearts, and imaginations. She believes insanely great stories change hearts and, in turn, the world.

Stories bridge…

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Added by Joani Livingston on November 25, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Joey O'Connor Explains How to Fund Your Next Film Project

For more information on Creative Funding for Artists from The Grove Center for the Arts & Media, please visit us at http://thegrovecenter.org/creative-funding-for-artists/

Learn how you can apply for a Creative Funding grant from The Grove and start funding your next film…

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Added by Joey O'Connor on November 10, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Time to take Hollywood to the woodshed

I woke up this morning to find this Hollywood Reporter article in my in-box.  I thought I had stumbled onto a porn site.  I actually don't even want to repeat the headline.  You can read it for yourself.  But suffice to say, it's time to take my own industry to the woodshed.

Apparently some of the broadcast TV networks and writer-producers have so much HBO envy…

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Added by Brian Bird on November 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

23 Blast

Chris and Denise Bueno have put serious bst (blood, sweat and tears) into this film inspired by a true story of a football player struck blind in the glory days of high school. The film is in theaters in the U.S. this week.  I highly recommend it. Find out more at 23 Blast.  Find out about theater and showtimes…

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Added by Clyde Taber on October 31, 2014 at 8:31pm — No Comments

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