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Artist minus spritual discipline = poor communication

Are we so busy focusing on what we “do” that we forget who we are called to “be”? In this particular blog my premise is: if you’re an artist then you are a teacher by default. You are espousing something to someone each time your film plays.

In order to teach others, or espouse wisdom, you must first start with a solid foundation. I would contend that a solid foundation starts with discipline.

Why disciplines?

Because we can’t wait until the exact moment that we face… Continue

Added by Charlie Matz on February 13, 2009 at 5:35pm — 2 Comments

Ordinary World: A Finalist

The Veracity Project's feature screenplay "Ordinary World" is a finalist for the Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays.

With a record number of entries for the 4th annual competition, more than doubling previous years, the Kairos Prize announces the finalists for this year's competition.

Winners will be announced at the 17th annual Movieguide Faith and Values Awards and report to the entertainment… Continue

Added by Charlie Matz on February 2, 2009 at 6:43pm — 1 Comment

What am I waiting for?

[Confessions of a Christian Filmmaker]

As a filmmaker I'm always looking to push myself farther, learn new techniques, study new ideas, and find new ways to tell good stories. I must admit, contrary to my film study habits my Christian walk looks more like "just getting by". Don't get me wrong, I put major value on the disciplines: I study God's word, I pray, I serve others, and I attend and serve in a local church. Those things however should be the means to two important ends: my… Continue

Added by Charlie Matz on January 9, 2009 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Tech: Good Servant, Poor Master

Technology has come into all of our lives, regardless of what we do. Almost every trade has been effected by advancements in the tech arena. My father-in-law is a plumber and even his industry has a crazy new machine that dig trenches and lays pipe all by itself - and when it bends over you can see it’s… well, no not really. I’ve recently held my nose and jumped head first into every technical tool there is in this web 2.0 world. I signed up on Facebook and Twitter. I downloaded FLOCK and… Continue

Added by Charlie Matz on December 17, 2008 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Is making a film enough?

Veracity has been trying to get a larger film made recently. In doing more to “network” and find the team to take the film to completion, I’ve had this nagging question pop up - “Is making a film enough?”

Why am I asking this question and what does it mean? Well, the question comes as a response. A response to people I meet. Most of them are Christians and they’re very eager to “get something made.” Which is fine I guess, but what’s the end goal? Are we making a film just to be in… Continue

Added by Charlie Matz on December 11, 2008 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment

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