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Three Steps to Becoming A More Visual Storyteller

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…


Added by Phil Cooke on August 1, 2017 at 6:58pm — No Comments

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

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

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

Four Things You Need to Lead Into the Future

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.…


Added by Clyde Taber on September 12, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Why I Don't Watch TV

Often anyway.

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.…


Added by Clyde Taber on June 5, 2013 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

"Literal Visual Bible Storying" - The Silent Film is Back!


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…


Added by Dave Witmer on April 18, 2013 at 12:50pm — 2 Comments

Ralph Winter: Top 10 Roles of a Successful Producer

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…


Added by Clyde Taber on March 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

NEW eBOOK - Worth A Thousand Words: The Power of Images to Transform Hearts

"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,…


Added by Christine Weddle on February 25, 2013 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Romans 15:4 and the Storyteller

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…


Added by Clyde Taber on August 1, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Introducing Create: Transforming Stories of Art, Life & Faith

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 …


Added by Joey O'Connor on June 21, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Mobile Security Webinar Wrap Up

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)



Added by Clyde Taber on May 17, 2012 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

Colorado Tour Wrap Up


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…


Added by Clyde Taber on March 6, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Mobile Ministry Consultation Wrap


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…


Added by Clyde Taber on January 26, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Ever Wonder What's Happening On "The Other Side"?

How important is visual story to convey values and influence this generation? They're doing it in Egypt.

Check out my blog post on: Islamic MTV in NYTimes… Continue

Added by Tom Khazoyan on August 19, 2010 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Here’s an ambitious Visual Bible project:

I came across today. It looks interesting and has big names like Tim Keller attached to it.


Added by David Hackett on June 2, 2010 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

"The Best Container For The Gospel For All Listeners"

I was doing a bit of shameless googling of my own name, and found my Collide Magazine article from October referenced on the Web Evangelism site. As I dug further through their links, I was drawn into an article from the… Continue

Added by Jeremy Feser on December 21, 2009 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Delivering To The Tribes

I've been talking with many people about delivery of visual media to various audiences that are outside the 'mainstream'. I think there are many tribes of people who share some common beliefs that make them Christian, but there are many other passions that make them very different when it comes to creative things like music, art, and film. More importantly, there are tribes who might be open to spiritual stories that we are telling but are not part of our own tribe.

The question I… Continue

Added by Tom Khazoyan on October 8, 2009 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

TWOTP's Take On Visual Media

We recently talked about the role the visual media artist in the Church at Yale Divinity School. Below is a clip from our chat and transcript as well.

TWOTP at Yale Divinity from The Work Of The People on Vimeo. OPENING

The arts in general are in the midst of a breaking-through in the church. There is a move away from decoration and toward… Continue

Added by Travis Reed on April 23, 2009 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Walter Brueggemann On Visual Media In The Church

Can we have our pictures and speak about them too?

We sat down to an intimate chat with Walter Brueggemann and asked about the role of visual media in the church. As an Old Testament scholar, Dr. Brueggemann brings rich understanding to the notion of "speech." We wondered if his understanding of speech might be in conflict with our understanding of visual media. Despite our muttered ramblings, Dr.Brueggemann responded with penetrating insight, his sage wisdom infused with disarming… Continue

Added by Travis Reed on April 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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