Monday, September 29, 2008

SAICFF updates

There is now a place on the SAICFF homepage to sign up for email updates and announcements!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fireproof IN THEATRES!

$6.5 Million opening weekend!


Fireproof Producer to Address Christian Filmmakers Academy Students

“We are pleased to have Stephen Kendrick join us once again for our Christian Filmmakers Academy,” stated Doug Phillips, founder of San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival and the Christian Filmmakers Academy.

“The success that the Kendrick brothers have achieved through their films Facing and Giants and Fireproof offers clear testimony to the impact that outside-the-box Christian filmmakers can have on our culture,” Phillips remarked. “Their example offers many lessons that we believe other up-and-coming Christian filmmakers who will be joining us next January can learn from.”

Read the full article here


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Love Dare

The Love Dare, the book that began as a plot device for the upcoming faith-based movie “Fireproof” could become the top-selling Christian book of 2008 based on sales figures prior to its release next week.
Caleb and Catherine hug after resolving marriage issues, in a scene from
(Photo: Sherwood Pictures)

Weeks before The Love Dare hits bookstores to coincide with the theatrical premiere of “Fireproof,” over 300,000 copies of the pro-marriage book have already been sold and a third round of printing is already underway.

“This is the fastest-selling book we’ve ever handled,” reported John Thompson, vice president of marketing for the book’s publisher, B&H Publishing Group, in an announcement.

“In America, the average book sells about 5,000 copies,” he noted.

- Read the rest of the article here!


Monday, September 22, 2008

Ranch Commercial FEATURED!

The Digital Juice homepage.

A better look.

Look which video is featured in the DJ Showcase Spotlight today!

A couple of days ago I uploaded the ranch commercial I made to the Digital Juice showcase. There has been quite a variety of comments given about the video, I guess you really like it or you don't :)

NOTE: the video garnered 254 views while "in the spotlight!"

Fireproof Sept. 26

Just four more days until the opening of FIREPROOF in more than 800 theaters across the nation!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wars of Humanity

You may remember the Lego movie series, "Wars of Humanity" that have been at SAICFF in the past. Episode Three is now on the horizon and it looks promising. I'm looking forward to this one!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Christian Composer

Benjamin Botkin now has a website that features his music! He has everything from battle preparatons, desert warfare, city lights and nature. I really enjoy listening to his music - check it out here.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Red Giant Software

Red Giant is offering 30% off of all their products through Sept. 17th.

Trapcode, Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory, Primatte Keyer.....


NEW Website!
With the release of Fireproof right around the corner, their website has been updated/redesigned. Check it out.

Dove Review
"Kirk Cameron has done his best acting yet as Capt. Caleb Holt, a firefighter who believes that his stressful life allows him to ignore his wife. Erin Bethea gives a stirring performance as Catherine Holt, Caleb's wife and a career-oriented PR director at the local hospital. ..." - Read the full Dove review here. (Note: the review may contain spoilers)

Behind the Scenes of the Train-Wreck !

There's an exciting scene filmed on train tracks that has been an edge-of-your-seat favorite of pre-release screening audiences. has just added a behind-the-train-wreck-scenes clip from FIREPROOF ... so get ready for some excitement! (Warning: This video DOES contain spoilers)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

From the Director

Chad has posted an official update on the Pendragon project.

Want to know when its coming to DVD? Read it here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pendragon Video Lock!

During the Pendragon movie Ethan Ledden has been DP, 1st Camera operator, editor, post production visual FX supervisor and about a hundred other things! He has posted a Pendragon update on the Filmweavers blog! Click here

"Well gang, after much pain, sorrow, and suffering, editing on pendragon has wrapped. The film now sits in it's entirety, time coded and ready to go into the last stage of it's production. Music, Sound Design, and Visual effects."

"It's unlike anything we've ever seen in the Christian film genre. Basically we've done as much as humanly possible with popsicle sticks, scotch tape, lighting kits consisting of fluorescent curly Q clipons and baking paper diffusion. It's up to the Lord what happens to it next."

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Visit Apple to learn more!

iTunes, iPod and iPhone updates!

Picture from Engadget live blog.

Picture from Engadget live blog.

Video updates have been sparse for the last few weeks but it seems the techy world has been hard at work.

Today Apple announced the new iTunes 8, new iPod Nano, new iPod Touch and updates to the iPod classic and the iPhone.

Read the live blog from the event here. The Apple store has also been updated!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Google Satellite

Here is another bit of interesting google info.

"Google has signed a deal under which GeoEye will supply the search giant with imagery from a satellite due to launch in coming days, the companies said."

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Dallas 24 hour contest

News alert to all you filmmakers in Dallas!! All the info is at this link - 24 hour video contest

Friday, September 5, 2008

Google Chrome

You may or may not have heard that Google has developed a web browser that is proposed to be one of the best out there.

"Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier." ~Google Team

What you may not have thought about however is Google's mission. Here are a few sections from the article.

"...despite the company’s motto, and childlike logo and homepage, this is the real driving force behind the company. And the long-term goal of this applied technology? Google has already said it: to manage all of the world’s information."

Only a few people have noticed yet that in the Terms of Service for signing up for Chrome, Google demands “perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive” license to any materials users create with the browser [Under public pressure, Google retracted the Chrome Terms of Service last night – ed.]

And that’s only part of the story: an earlier reviewer of Chrome, Andrew Cheung of TGDaily, has noted that the browser almost seems to work “too well.” For example, Cheung found that with a few keystrokes, Chrome will go into an on-line banking site and find account numbers, balances and transaction activity. Cheung suggests that it is a security flaw in the product. I’m not so sure.

Microsoft only wanted all of our money. Increasingly, it seems that Google wants all of our data. In running away from the Evil Empire, have we now instead rushed into the arms of Big Brother?"



10 Filmmaking Tips

"Phil Cooke recently posted some advice for filmmakers that everyone wanting to make movies should read. Here’s an overview of his list of 10 Really Bad Ideas About Making Movies. Warning: some of these statements may turn your preconceived perceptions upside-down."

Click here to read more.

Wall-E, sound design

For anyone who is interested in sound design for films, head over and check out this article of inside info on how they created the sound FX for the Pixar film Wall-E.

"Ben Burtt has been a Hollywood sound designer for more than 30 years and has produced sound files for some of Hollywood's film legends: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., and now Pixar's "Wall-E." Where others might watch fims and be interested in the set design or costumes or actors, he listens to hear new sounds he can capture for future use. In a recent interview, he talked about the large number of sound files required for "Wall-E" and some of his more unusual E-Bay purchases."

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Digital Juice Poll

Digital Juice has started running their polls again BUT if you create an account with them (its free) and then vote in the poll and leave a comment you could win some of their products!

Check out this recent winner :)


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Pendragon Project

They have finally updated their blog! click here