Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Favorite iPhone/iTouch Apps

I'm guessing that most of you that have an iPhone or iTouch have already scoured the app store for the best apps. However, I have found that no matter how many times I check the store, there is always an app that I missed.

Thus, here is a list of my most used and favorite Social Networking and Utility apps. (Maybe I'll post some of the games I like sometime) If you have an app that you like and/or use a lot, I'd be more than happy to hear about it!

Analytics - FREE "Check your Google Analytics account"

AppMiner - FREE

BibleScope - $3.99

eBay Mobile - FREE

Facebook - FREE

FastFood - FREE "Search for your favorite food while on the road"

FedEx Mobile - FREE

Flashlight - FREE

Kayak - FREE

Mocha VNC Lite - FREE

Night Stand - $0.99 "Mobile alarm clock"

PayPal - FREE

Remote - FREE

Skype - FREE

Package Tracker Lite - FREE

Units - FREE "Units is a really useful app that lets you easily convert from a variety of units into lots of others."

Weather Bug Elite - $0.99

Wikipanion - FREE

Widow's Might DVD

It contains the finished version of the film and over an hour of behind the scenes footage and interviews. Available here!

"From the creators of Heartstrings comes a feature length comedy adventure – The Widow’s Might John and Cameron are close friends - aspiring filmmakers with the dream of winning the prestigious American Viewfinder film festival. When they discover that an acquaintance of Cameron’s, an elderly Widow, faces losing her home to the outrageous property taxes in her area, the Moore family takes action, along with their friends, the Morton’s. They navigate through political attacks, on-set mishaps, and a wild western ride, these families band together in a classic black hat/white hat tale of heroism. Featuring a wonderful original score and soundtrack. Winner of the 2009 San Antonia Christian Film festival."

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry

"What he teaches them... will last forever."
A Rich Christiano Film


Visit the website - Find a theater near you!

Is it good?...yes and no. I really liked the film's message and think this is Christiano's best movie so far. However, the catch is that the 12yr old main character is madly in love with the young girl in the movie. Being in love isn't the problem, it's just that he's so young to be THAT involved with it. I think a few of the "I'm lovesick" scenes could have been cut, they get a bit redundant.

So, if you can get past that awkward part of the storyline then the rest of it is fantastic :) On the outside it seems to be a children movie but one of the main messages of the film is to challenge older people to consider the impact they can still have on the lives of others.

Monday, September 28, 2009

When the Bad Guys Win

I want to direct your attention to a recent article I read by Chad Stembridge entitled "When the Bad Guys Win." Chad does a fabulous job of analyzing the issues of when it works, when it doesn't, and how we as Christians should approach these kind of endings in our films. The following paragraphs are an excerpt to wet your appetite for the full article!

"Let’s face it — the reality is, the good guys don’t always win (though we who are Christians know that ultimately, the good guys do win). Such as it is, the stories we write won’t always have happy endings (at least, not in the timeframe of the story itself). But before we can charge into writing that tear-jerking ending, it’s always a good thing to keep in mind that there’s a right and a wrong way to do it.

I don’t consider myself to be an expert writer. However, I can think of two great examples that can be examined in order to see how to treat this kind of resolution. Let’s examine Zulu Dawn versus Valkyrie.

There’s a huge difference between these two films, even though they both have the same kind of resolution. Zulu Dawn was a flop, while Valkyrie was a box-office success. Why?"

In case you missed the link above, you can read the full article here.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Drobo Hard Drive Solution

A new set of secure hard drives have arrived from Data Robotics!
"Drobo products provide scalable, safe and thoughtfully engineered storage solutions. Designed from the ground up with the needs of professionals and small to medium-sized businesses in mind, Drobo combines the most straightforward user experience ever created with a feature set that scales as rapidly as your need for additional data capacity — all at the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry."

Visit the Data Robotics website to learn more!

One Good Man BTS

Click here to visit the movie website.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Doorpost Film Project WINNERS!

The 2009 Doorpost Film Project winners have been announced! Grand prize and $100,00 goes to The Butterfly Circus!

This short film (20min) is probably one of the best stories I've seen and the analogy is beautiful! Rumor has it that the director and his team are planning to make a full-length feature off of it now. Viewer discretion is advised as some of the period costuming is rather...accurate to the time period and thus "lacking" at times.
"Heartfelt, "The Butterfly Circus," is set during the height of the Great Depression. The showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover a man without limbs at a carnival sideshow, but after an intriguing encounter with the showman, he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed.

"The Butterfly Circus" stars Eduardo Verastegui ("Bella"), Nick Vujicic (Life Without Limbs ministry) and Doug Jones (The Silver Surfer, "Pan's Labyrinth")."

Friday, September 18, 2009

Magic Bullet Mojo

Ever need a quick color correction solution? Check out Magic Bullet Mojo.

"Unlike Looks and Colorista, Mojo is a bit of a one-trick pony. It’s simple and easy and priced to be an impulse-buy at
$99 US. One license allows you to use it in Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Avid, After Effects, and Apple Motion. Mojo is also now a part of the Magic Bullet Suite."

To read more click here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Medal Of Honor Movie

An Erwin Brothers feature film is in development and it looks like it will be really good!

"April 17, 1945. Pearl Harbor.

Glass crashes against the floor as four men break into a General’s office. In the corner of the room, inside a glass display case, is America’s highest award – the Medal of Honor. They are here because it’s the only Medal of Honor is the pacific region. They have been sent by Major General Curtis Lemay on a secret and desperate mission to retrieve the precious medal so it could be pinned on a mortally injured soldier.

Suddenly, they smash the display case, steal the medal, and sneak away into the morning darkness. These acts were unprecedented in the course of U.S. military history, but so too was the incredible act of bravery by an airman who lay gravely injured in a hospital on Guam.

Now sixty years later, Jonathan Erwin, grandson of Red Erwin, desperately wants to know his grandfather’s story. Starting with his grandmother, Betty, who has been reluctant to speak of the event, Jonathan begins to piece together one of the most amazing stories in U.S. Military history.

Journeying into his past, Jonathan discovers a moment of love, courage and honor – when the fate of twelve depended on the courage of one.

Medal of Honor is a epic story of love, sacrifice and courage beyond all odds."

Watch the movie trailer and visit the website!


Widow's Might DVD

In Stores October 1, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dug Down Deep Contest

Joshua Harris is holding a video contest to find a promotional for his latest book! Read more here!

"I'm looking for 10 filmmakers to participate in a short-film contest. Each contestant will create a 2-3 minute long video featuring a reading from Dug Down Deep. The entries will be judged by both a panel of four judges, and an online vote. I'm hoping this exposure will benefit everyone who participates. But that won't be the only prize. - The Prize: The first-place winner will receive a brand new Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR camera."

Monday, September 14, 2009

God Provides DVD Set!

The "God Provides" Bible films are now on DVD! You can read more about the series, including purchasing options on their website.

"Through the God Provides™ Film Learning Experience, timeless illustrations will leap off the pages of Scripture and into modern lives to teach how to faithfully live with trust in God, the ultimate Provider. God Provides™ will move hearts and minds with a message of hope.

This film learning experience offers a rich, dramatic journey through six theater-quality, epic short films and printed Companion Guide that can be used for individual or group study."


Friday, September 11, 2009

Standing Firm Movie

STANDING FIRM is a story of forgiveness and finding peace in times of suffering.

Dave, a widower, is working himself to death. Late nights doing paperwork and running on fumes is the norm. Bills are piling by the week, and foreclosure looms on the horizon. Dave's attitude towards the church and God are of anger and resentment. Blaming God for his wifes death, he ends his relationship with the church. Steven, the only remaining Christian of the family has been watching his fathers unhealthy lifestyle with great concern.
God moves on Steven's heart to stop complaining about his fathers situation and help him instead. With the help of his best friend Maggie, they work to reach Dave in anyway they can. As Dave begins to move in the right direction, he searches for the ultimate question about his wife's death.....WHY?

You can watch the trailer here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

One Good Man Movie

A new upcoming film from Advent Film Group and Brightline Pictures, ONE GOOD MAN.
"Disenchanted with the dumbed-down rules of baseball, Joe Finn starts a new league and inspires his whole community to restore the bonds between fathers and sons. A powerful portrayal of how one dedicated man can change the world around him."

I think the DP is going to be James Burgess, who was also the DP for Pilgrim's Progress and The Widow's Might.

View the Teaser Trailer.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Apple iPod + iTunes Updates

Download iTunes 9
iPod Touch NEW pricing and GB sizes
New iPod Shuffle colors!

The Penny update

"As of this past Friday night "The Penny" edit is officially VIDEO LOCKED!! For those unfamiliar with the term, "video lock" means that all video editing has been completed and the timing of the film is locked in. While that portion of the editing process is now complete there is still quite a bit of post-production work left to do in the coming months."

"Also, we are excited to announce that Jurgen Beck has been brought on to write and produce the original soundtrack for "The Penny"!

Jurgen was selected out of a skilled pool of composers who auditioned for the project. His work really stood out from the rest and we look forward to seeing what his talents will bring to the project.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sherwood Pictures Film #4

"There are rumblings out of Albany, Georgia that the writing of the fourth Sherwood Pictures movie could be happening soon! Pretty exciting ..."

This info is from the Provident Films e-mail updates.


Ukraine Pictures

I know that many of you have already seen the pictures from my trip to Ukraine, but just in case you haven't, you can view all the pictures here!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Facing the Giants and Fireproof on Blu-Ray

Fireproof and Facing the Giants are coming out on Blu-Ray! Check 'em out, they have HD screen shots to look at.

Friday, September 4, 2009 - FREE SONG

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Mysterious Islands - DVD

The Mysterious Islands is the story of one boy's search for answers to the greatest controversy of the modern world. It is a refreshing father and son adventure that combines cinematic breathtaking footage with high adventure. The Mysterious Islands is a fast-paced film that tracks their journey of discovery as this unusual team walks where Darwin walked.

Their quest: To determine whether the Galapagos Islands are a laboratory for evolution, as Darwinists claim, or a showcase for the biblical account of creation. This beautiful nienty-minute documentary takes viewers deep beneath the ocean waves among hundreds of white-tip sharks and into volcanic craters with giant lizards!
Visit the website and watch the trailer!
Watch High Definition Trailer 1
Watch High Definition Trailer 2


Inside the Revolution DVD

In 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini seized power in Iran, unleashed the Islamic Revolution, and changed the world forever. Three decades later, New York Times best-selling author Joel C. Rosenberg brings you a groundbreaking documentary film that takes you inside the three most dramatic movements of our time:
  • THE RADICALS—Why do Radical Muslims want to annihilate the United States and Israel? Why do they believe the Islamic Messiah’s arrival on Earth is “imminent” and the End of Days is at hand? How close are they to acquiring nuclear weapons and achieving their apocalyptic objectives?
  • THE REFORMERS—Aren’t there any Muslims who believe the Radicals are wrong? Is there any real hope such Reformers can create real democracies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere?
  • THE REVIVALISTS—Is it really true that millions of Muslims are abandoning Islam and turning to faith in Jesus Christ? How is it happening? What are their stories?
View the trailer here! - Visit the Inside the Revolution website.