Friday, January 30, 2009

Digital Juice, FONTS!

New Product Release - DJ FONTS!
Collection One in the DJ Fonts product line contains 35 unique DJ Font Families, over 1300 ready-to-use Standard DJ Fonts, over 200 Font Textures, more than 20 Bitstream OpenType fonts, and an unlimited number of possibilites to customize and make your own DJ Fonts.

Hurry on over if you are interested, they have special introductory pricing!

The Future of Lightwave

To any animators out there...Hear ye, Hear ye! Isaac Botkin has an article on his blog about the future of animation programs and Lightwave 3D.

Is Global Warming a SCAM?

Fox News recently mentioned an article about global warming:

"The founder of the Weather Channel is ridiculing Al Gore over his calls for action on global climate change, saying in a column that global warming is a "hoax" and "bad science." John Coleman, now a weatherman at San Diego's KUSI, wrote on his station's Web site Wednesday that Gore refuses to acknowledge the faulty research on which the idea of global warming is based.

"I am totally convinced there is no scientific basis for any of it," Coleman wrote, describing the decades-old theory that increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere leads to global warming.

"Global Warming. It is the hoax. It is bad science. It is a high jacking of public policy. It is no joke. It is the greatest scam in history," Coleman wrote."

You can read John Coleman's article here!

Saving the Economy?

"The U.S. House voted to spend more than a trillion dollars of your money, but how much of that will actually go toward bolstering the economy? Stuart Shepard and Tom Minnery discuss some of the dubious items in the economic stimulus bill."

Watch the video here.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pendragon Dove Review!

The goal of the Dove Foundation: To encourage and promote the creation, production, distribution and consumption of wholesome family entertainment.

"In 1991 The Dove Foundation began promoting family-friendly entertainment. Our standards and criteria are based on Judeo/Christian values, free from the pressure of commercial interests. We believe in a positive approach of commending high-quality, wholesome movies rather than condemning filmmakers for not meeting those standards."

You can read the review here!

I'd encourage you to buy the DVD or download it from Behemoth, if you haven't already!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ENN - Grant Kendrick

You may remember the Everyday News Network that was started by Vision Forum a couple of years ago. Thanks to Shad Eash, I came across this episode that was submitted in 2008. It's the Kendrick kids reporting on a new bunk bed they got for Christmas and the problems that have resulted. It's pretty cute, check it out here!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

VOLITION - short film

"This short film explores one of the controversial topics of our times, the killing of unborn babies."

I came across this very interesting film by some friends at Rocky Farm Studio. You can view the film here. I'm interested to know what you think. You can buy the movie here.

Fireproof ON DVD!!

It's in stores today! Click here for purchase info.

I pre-ordered mine and actually received it yesterday. It has 2 behind-the-scene videos, funny clips, deleted scenes...and more!

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Product Rumors

I find it humorous at times how people can really play up rumors about the "new thing" that is coming when it in fact it is nothing but a rumor.

This article has a good guess at the next new thing device from....Apple! Enjoy!!

"I’m getting ahead of the curve to reveal that, after close inspection of the photograph, I can report on Apple’s latest cool new device. No doubt they thought it was too far back to appear in the photo. The fools! And now I can scoop all the rumor-mongers and post it myself. Remember, you read it here first…"

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fireproof - WSJ

The Wall Street Journal published an article about Fireproof.

"Through a purely Hollywood lens, "Fireproof" is the most unlikely film success since "Rocky." It was written by novice screenwriters, cast nearly entirely with amateurs, staffed largely by volunteers, and shot almost all on location. It wrapped for a total outlay of only $500,000.

But that's where God provides a different prism. The movie, about a Christian fire captain who recommits to his marriage, collected more than $33 million -- and was the biggest-grossing indie movie of 2008 -- precisely because it was produced by a church in Albany, Ga., which then networked with other evangelicals and with Roman Catholics to create enormous grass-roots demand."

Click here to read the full article.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Change has come

In observance of the inauguration of the United State's 44th president, I'd like to recommend that you check out this video by Focus on the Family - Change is Good

Lego Theatre

Read the full article here.

Friday, January 16, 2009

SAICFF recap

You can see lots of pictures and read stories from the week here at Doug's Blog.

Also, Crown Financial has a couple of posts about their time in San Antonio.

17" MacBook Pro

The all new 17" MacBook Pro! The following statistics are for starters. Like most Macs you can choose to customize it and upgrade different areas.

4GB Memory

320GB hard drive1

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M + 9600M GT with 512MB

Illuminated keyboard

Built-in 8-hour battery2

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pendragon Poem

The Exploitation of Dan and Me
By Andrew Burns

Dedicated to our awesome extras who made Pendragon possible

There were strange things done
Under the sun
In the quest for San Antone;
The production trails
Have their secret tales
That would turn your heart to stone.

The studio lights
Have seen cruel sights,
But the cruelest they ever did see,
Was the way that Chad
And his Uncle and Dad
Exploited Dan and me.

We read on the net
Of a movie set,
And a film that they were a makin’
And if we came,
They promised fame,
And the glory was ours for the takin’

With our chance so near,
We left with our gear,
Which was little more than our clothes,
And we talked all the way,
Of the parts we would play,
And the size of our starring roles.

You can read the Full Poem Here...

SAICFF films on DVD

Films from SAICFF now on DVD at Vision Forum!

Fireproof, Pendragon, Widow's Might, Pilgrim's Progress, Dad the Hero, Sound of a Dirt Road, Prodigal Trilogy, Animals in the Bible, A Mysterious Way, Binding Faith, Widow and the Judge, Exposing a Trojan Horse, Bread Alone, Wars of Humanity III.....and many more from the festival!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fireproof DVD is coming!

Pre-order the DVD here!
  • Making of FIREPROOF: TV Special
  • Filming a Movie in 30 Days: FIREPROOF Video Blog (exclusive)
  • Commentary from the Kendrick Brothers
  • Spanish and Portuguese Language Options
  • Subtitles in Portuguese, Russian, Korean, and Arabic (exclusive); as well as English, Chinese, French, and Spanish
  • Rescued Scenes (scenes deleted from the final version of the film)
  • Firegoofs (outtakes)
  • Firehouse Pranks (fun on the set)
  • Casting Crowns Music Video for “Slow Fade” (exclusive)
  • Wayne’s Firehouse Commentary (exclusive)
  • Fun with Mr. Rudolph (exclusive)
  • Ministry Resources
  • And much, much more!
Here is a sneak peak of "Wayne's Commentary."

Does Hollywood Love Christians Now?

"After my first feature film Hometown Legend had been sold to Warner Brothers, I had some meetings with the WB marketing team in 2001. Near the end of their presentation, I said, “Now you know that this film has some faith elements in it, and my Dad (the executive producer) wrote the Left Behind books, so we could take advantage of his fan base and also promote the film to churches and youth groups.” After an awkward pause where I assume they were expecting me to explain myself, they had two questions: “What are the Left Behind books, and what are youth groups?”"

I came across this article by Dallas Jenkins the other day and was curious to know what his answer would'll have to read it to find out for yourself.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Pendragon Download

FINALIST -2009 SAICFF Best Feature Film

Now available for $9.95 on Behemoth! For those of you who are still undecided about purchasing this film, here is a review from someone who saw the film at the festival.


picture used from the Morris blog

Best Trailer Award: Changing Lives

Young Filmmakers Award: A Journey of Hope

Best Treatment: Sand Town

Best Creation Film Award: Noah’s Ark

Best Biblical Family Film Award: Binding Faith

Best Film Short Award: Prodigal Trilogy

Best Original Film Score Award: The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry

Audience Choice Award: The Widow’s Might

Best Documentary Award: The Terry Schiavo Story

Best Feature Film Award: Fireproof


Well it's finally over! The Academy was incredible with sessions about Sci-Fi From a Biblical Worldview, Behind the Scenes of Fireproof, Color Correction, Stunts and Violence in Films, All About the RED Camera and of course the theological sessions.

The Festival was also really good this year with a overall improvement in the technical quality of the films in the competition! Even though my trailer, along Pendragon, didn't win anything it was still an enjoyable festival. There are a good number of the films available for download at Several of my favorite films were Pendragon, Fireproof, The Widow's Might, Dad the Hero, Dialtone, A Collection of Fortunate Happenings, Council's Commission and Wars of Humanity III.

The Pendragon Crew and Friends
(click here to read the Burns review of the festival)

Here are some other places that have reviews/pictures from the week. TheRebelution, Nathaniel Bluedorn, Twitter-saicffsemisites and Doug's Blog.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

SAICFF updates

If you are not attending next week, Jeremiah Warren is posting updates here during the Vision Forum Academy and Festival. Should be exciting, stay tuned!

If you ARE attending SAICFF, be sure to check out the Pendragon table! You can read the Pendragon blog post about it - here. Fun stuff!