Thursday, May 21, 2009

Stephen Kendrick, Chad Burns, and John Moore Tell How They Persevered in Making Three Feature Films

"Many Christians have already entered the fray and persevered through years of planning and production to see their films reach the big screen. Notable among these are Stephen Kendrick, the producer of Fireproof, Chad Burns, the director of Pendragon: Sword of His Father, and John Moore, the star and director of The Widow’s Might. In this special audio edition of Persevero!, you’ll hear each of these men tell their stories. Chad Burns and John Moore provide never-before-heard interviews on the behind-the-scenes making of their movies."

Listen to the audio interviews here!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Video Copilot - Action Essentials 2

For anyone who needs breaking glass, water splashes, explosions..etc. be sure to check out this new product from Video Copilot. Read more info on their blog and Watch the teaser here!

"Action Essentials 2 will be available this JUNE! We have worked very hard on this new product and it’s exciting to finally show you some of these amazing elements.

We shot tons of great footage and developed creative ways to capture these elements so that they could be used in post. These elements are great for action films and even motion graphics."


"The Penny" Pickup Shoot

"This was some fun shooting as it involved some more action oriented scenes than much of the rest of the film. We had a great location to use as well thanks to the generosity of a local business that allowed us to film on their property after our first location fell through. In the end we realized why God caused that first location to fall through as this one worked out MUCH better."

Read more here.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Benjamin Botkin on "The Power of Music"

Ben Botkin has some great articles, music samples, and video on his blog about music and the power of music!


Bringing up Bobby DVD

Bringing Up Bobby

NOW ON DVD!! I must say, this movie is quite an experience :P But it also does have a strong message for Christ. Check it out here.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Is Disk Fragmentation a Problem for Macs?

I've always been told that a Mac doesn't need defragmenting because it does it all for you. I've changed my mind however after reading this article...

"OS X does a great job at minimizing file fragmentation by rewriting files in contiguous space when a file is opened, is under 20MB and contains more than eight fragments. This works quite well to prevent heavy file fragmentation, but what it doesn’t prevent is free space fragmentation."

I did some more researching about programs to use and who uses them, come to find out that a lot of people degrag their Macs including "the Apple folks" in CA!

Click Here to read the full article I mentioned above. It covers more info about defragmenting a Mac and lists several programs you can use. The program I ended up using is iDefrag ($30) I've been really happy with how well and fast it has worked!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Heartland Graphic Design

I've been doing the CD graphic design work for Heartland Baptist Bible College since 2007. They have three singing groups and each year they produce a CD through Heartland Studios.

Each design package includes a 4 page insert (front, back and 2 page inside), CD label, tray (cd case back) and an 11x17 poster. Click on the pictures to see a larger version. Enjoy!

Witness! (ensemble)

GloryBound (men's quartet)

Assurance (ladies trio)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Snack Bank" BTS

A bit of inside info here: The snack machine was a bunch of boxes with a green screen wrapped around it. In post production I designed the entire front with Photo Shop and Ethan Ledden put it all together with After Effects.

Oh, and YouTube counts only 1 view per computer…per day. So if you liked the commercial I’d appreciate if you could spare a grand 30 seconds to watch it once in a while :) The more views my video has, the more chances of winning!

Saturday, May 2, 2009 "Snack Bank"

This is the second commercial we shot in MO! I actually directed this one and Benjamin got to be the star! Grand prize for the contest is $27,599!

The more viewings my video has, the better its chances of winning the contest - so please pass it along to your friends :)

You can also view the video on Yahoo, MySpace, MetaCafe, DailyMotion, Blip TV, Veoh and Break. Click here for contest details.