We are a visually-driven generation, but then again, we’ve always been. Filmmaker Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption) says: “Visual storytelling of one kind or another has been around since cavemen were drawing on the walls.” Today, toddlers have iPads and play with cameras. We grow up with cameras in our phones, and people…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
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Dear Visual Story Network Members,
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On June 18, 2013 I was invited to give a leadership webinar to the alumni of Denver Seminary, my alma mater.
Here is the PowerPoint presentation.…Continue
Confession #1 : I'm not a big fan of traditional TV. I love film, helped start a film festival called Damah, and enjoy short-format content on my iPhone (Rhett and Link anyone? ... the Spanner Commercial slays me every time). But TV and I have never become great friends.
I'm not exactly sure why.…
As I read through your March 13 newsletter, I was struck again by your ministry title – Visual Story Network – and the world of the Deaf. To them, it’s all visual. While “interactive” methods ask and offer a lot for their world, literal visual Bible storying (based on Chronological Bible Storying) is having an immense one-on-one impact as Deaf storytellers(read: evangelists/church-planters) are going out into the mainstream Deaf public with the sign…Continue
Every story that gets filmed has one or more producers who bring the story to a screen. Ralph Winter has produced movies that have grossed $2.4 billion dollars worldwide. In this webinar, Ralph reviews the producer's job description and gives his insights on the role of a successful producer in part 3 of our…Continue
"Because the Word made flesh is also the image of the invisible God, this book matters. Enabling the reader to connect God’s eternal Word with the reality of how images are used today, this book paints a strong picture—while offering ample explanation—of how to unearth and communicate God’s presence and purpose embedded in the ever-shifting visual swirl of our culture. It’s a book worth more than a cursory read; it’s worth your attention" - Connally Gilliam,…Continue
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I've been spending a fair amount of time in Romans lately. It struck me that this verse has much to say about our storytelling.
"For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." (Romans 15:4)
I think this verse has much to offer regarding our visual stories. Here are a few observations.
#1. If the purpose of…Continue
After two and a half years of working with 21 artists, I'm very happy to announce the official launch of The Grove Center for the Arts & Media's dynamic new video ebook optimized for the iPad, Kindle & Nook. It's called …Continue
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A BIG thanks to our presenter! We had 21 participants. Very insightful remarks related to your personal as well as organizational security. Here are the links to the recorded webinar (55 minutes).
Streaming recording link (recommended)
Great whirlwind tour to Colorado this past weekend (March 2-5)! I enjoyed conspiring with kingdom change-agents Christine Weddle (Navigators), Rich Blanco & Brian Carlson (Biblica), John Fornof (Impact Creative Media), Jim Howard (Denver Seminary) and Tom Khazoyan (10x Productions).
VSN folks gathered in Colorado Springs (Saturday night) and Denver (Sunday night) to connect, share ideas, showcase new projects, and learn more about the visual story movement…Continue
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It was great to be with so many mobile ministry practitioners for three days at the JAARS / Wycliffe headquarters in North Carolina. We had a 300% increase over the last year's gathering.
Here is the Executive Summary (if you have difficulty accessing Google Docs, try…Continue
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