There is a story war. Call it a competition if you will. In our message-rich and market-driven world we are saturated with story lines that call for our embrace. We all live from one, or at most two grand narratives. Most of us would be hard-pressed to express or explain what that story is. It is intuitive. Somehow an idea has captured us and we live out of that story to the best of our ability.
The story we choose determines everything. Our vision, values, relationships, and…
Added by Clyde Taber on May 2, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I attended my first Q Ideas conference (Los Angeles, 4/15-4/17). Great venue! Loved the breadth of ideas and inspiring stories.
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
Shirin and I have been at Saddleback Church in for a year and a half. Saddleback just finished a 40 day campaign on "What on Earth Am I Here For?" This is based on a re-release of Rick Warren's book, "40 Days of Purpose." I read the book when it came out 10 years ago, or rather, I power-read it. This time I've been reading it devotionally. This is my #2 "must-read" book for anyone.
So, I'm a little behind the rest of crowd. I'm on Day 33. Today's chapter is "How Real…
We want to get new ideas for making the VSN online community more interactive. We started with a few people and a few questions. Please add your insights below.
When you come to the VSN community, what do you look for? What do you seek to offer?
Francine: I'm looking for people with similar interests. I'm looking for a ministry niche, looking to find
John: I want to equip the saints for the work of ministry. I…Continue
It's cold in the dim corridor as I walk to room 6 for my retreat at Mission San Luis Rey. As in prior years, I'm the only soul spending the night in the historic mission on the first Thursday of the New Year. I light a candle in my dark room, open my…Continue
The source I read most consistently after Scripture is Seth Godin. Really. I get a post in my email each day and read most of them entirely (subscribe here). Here is a recent Godin re-post I found applicable to the visual story teller. Yes! Heed God's call! But be aware of how tricky it may be…Continue
Added by Clyde Taber on January 11, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
As a kid raised just outside Baltimore, I loved Oriole baseball. While sitting next to my dad in Memorial Stadium, I ate peanuts with my baseball glove on (not sure how) so I was ready to catch the next foul ball. Never mind that we sat in the upper deck (read: cheap seats) and the ball rarely traveled that far.
I had a shoebox filled with baseball cards and was especially proud of my favorite Oriole, shortstop Mark "the blade" Belanger. I can still tell you the…Continue
Saddleback Church hosted a one day summit on Social Media recently. These 14 sessions are available online for free here.
Here from Rick Warren, Dale Patridge, Chelsey Vituris and more.
Take advantage of these unique resources. An email log-in is…Continue
Added by Clyde Taber on August 29, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Here is a 12MB download from Richard Harrington (www.richardharringtonblog.com) and James Ball on their take on critical elements for DSLR preproduction.
This includes critical elements such as What To Plan For, Budgeting, Time Estimates, Peer Review and more.
Click here for the…Continue
VSN is connected with several powerful films being released that focus on different elements of the sex trafficking industry. Here is info about the films. Please add to this post if you are aware of other films addressing this tragic, but critical kingdom issue.
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
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
Added by Clyde Taber on March 6, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Here is a link to the recorded webinar. For security reasons, we had to edit out the first part of Angel's presentation.
Great job Angel Ambrose and …Continue
Added by Clyde Taber on February 23, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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
2011 USC Annenberg Study: Hollywood Hooked on Sexualizing Women and Teen Girls
From USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism News
A new study by USC Annenberg researchers Stacy Smith (pictured) Marc…
Added by Clyde Taber on December 15, 2011 at 8:25pm — No Comments